2020 Course Programme


The first three days will be held at the The Studio Birmingham, see the Venue page.


Wednesday 30th September 2020

Morning Session

09:00 – 09:20 Registration

09:20 – 09:30 Introduction and Welcome
09:30 – 10:30 Normal cardiac anatomy
10:30 – 11:30 Echo planes & morphological correlation

11:30 – 11:50 Tea / coffee

11:50 – 12:30 Sequential segmental analysis on echocardiography

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session

13:30 – 14:15 The physics of echocardiography
14:15 – 15:00 Echo techniques: basic modes

15:00 – 15:0 Tea / coffee

15:30 – 16:15 Echo techniques probes and image optimisation
16:15 – 17:00 Quiz and discussion


Thursday 1st October 2020

Morning Session – Introduction

09:00 – 09:20 Registration

09:20 – 09:30 Introduction and Welcome
09:30 – 10:00 Sequential segmental analysis
10:00 – 10:40 Sequential segmental analysis on echocardiography
10:40 – 11:10 Example cases using segmental sequential analysis

11:10 – 11:30 Tea / coffee

Morning Session – The Breathless Child

11:30 – 12:00 Morphology of ventricular septal defects
12:00 – 12:30 Echocardiography of ventricular septal defects
12:30 – 12:45 Case report and morphology correlation

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch

Afternoon Session – The Breathless Child continued

13:30 – 14:00 Morphology of atrioventricular septal defects
14:00 – 14:30 Echocardiography of atrioventricular septal defects
14:30 – 14:45 Surgery for atrioventricular septal
14:45 – 15:05 Sponsor session Advanced modes: 3D imaging

15:05 – 15:25 Tea / coffee

Afternoon Session – Murmurs

15:25 – 15:40 Morphology of atrial septal defects
15:40 – 16:00 Echocardiography of atrial septal defects
16:00 – 16:10 Morphology of patent arterial duct
16:10 – 16:30 Echocardiography of patent arterial ducts
16:30 – 16:55 Morphology of right and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
16:55 – 17:25 Echocardiography of right and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
17:25 – 17:50 Echo Quiz
17:50 – 18:00 Questions and Close

18:00 – 19:30 Drinks and canapés


Friday 2nd October 2020

Morning Session – The Blue baby

09:20 – 09:45 Morphology of tetralogy of Fallot
09:45 – 10:10 Echocardiography of tetralogy of Fallot
10:10 – 10:20 Surgery of tetralogy of Fallot
10:20 – 10:45 Morphology of transposition
10:45 – 11:10 Echocardiography of transposition
11:10 – 11:20 Surgery for transposition

11:20 – 11:45 Tea / coffee
11:45 – 12:15 Case report with morphology correlation
12:15 – 13:00 Assessment of pulmonary hypertension by echocardiography

13:00 – 13:45 Lunch

Afternoon Session – The Shocked Neonate

13:45 – 14:10 Morphology of coarctation and interrupted aortic arch
14:10 – 14:35 Echocardiography of coarctation of the aorta and interrupted arch
14:35 – 15:00 Morphology of hypoplastic left ventricles
15:00 – 15:25 Echocardiography of hypoplastic left ventricles

15:25 – 15:45 Tea / coffee

15:45 – 16:30 Echo Quiz
16:30 – 16:40 Discussion and Close


Saturday 3rd October 2020

The “hands on” teaching day for doctors/physiologists will be held at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

09:30 – 13:30 Hands-on
09:30 – 11:00 Session 1

11:00 – 11:30 Tea / coffee

11:30 – 13:00 Session 2
13:00 – 13:30 Discussion, wrap-up