Recently, the WHO reported a total of 12,552,765 cases of COVID worldwide, with a case fatality rate of 561,611 (approximately 5%). With numbers continuing to grow across the Americas, and local resurgence happening at sites in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, the pandemic is far from over and the impact will continue to be felt by echocardiography departments everywhere. I am looking forward to up-to-date knowledge of the effects of COVID-19 on the heart, and to see how others deal with the virus in their workplace, both from the point of view of their own safety and the care of those who should be scanned but may be reluctant to come.

Time Talk Speaker
12.55 pm Welcome  
1.00 pm Epidemiology of COVID Speaker to be confirmed
1.20 pm Echo manifestations of COVID: Left heart Richard Fisher
1.40 pm Echo manifestations of COVID: Right heart Kelly Victor
2.00 pm Echo in athletes post-COVID Aneil Malhotra
2.20 pm COVID-19: The BSE survey David Oxborough
2.40 pm Question and answer session

I know that this year's conference will be a marvellous opportunity to learn at this difficult time, and I look forward to seeing you there virtually.

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