Barts Hand-held ECHO Course (London)

Event Timing: 5th June 2020 at 8:30 am-5:00 pm

Event Address: Education Academy, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BB

Cost: £150 (for Barts Health staff) / £200 (for externals)

Capacity: 12 

The Course

This is a one-day teaching course aimed at Echo beginners in acute specialties. 

It is suitable for those performing emergency echo, those hoping to proceed to BSE level 1 and those pursuing a career in cardiology.

It involves an interactive lecture-based morning followed by two hands-on practical sessions in the afternoon.  By the end of the day you will be:

  1. Familiar with standard ECHO views
  2. Able to perform a basic scan
  3. Able to distinguish abnormalities of the left ventricle, right ventricle, mitral valve, aortic valve, tricuspid valve, aorta, pericardial space and IVC.  Also basic abnormalities of lung interstitium and pleural space.

There is an optional assessment day.


Course Design & Faculty

The course has been designed and created by:

  • Dr Guy Lloyd, Clinical lead for ECHO at Barts Heart Centre (BHC) and ex-president of the British Society of Echocardiography
  • Dr Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Imaging Consultant at BHC
  • Professor Tim Harris, Research Lead in Emergency Medicine at the Royal London and RCEM Ultrasound Committee Member
  • James Malcomson, Chief Physiologist at BHC
  • Dr Sveeta Badiani, Cardiology Imaging SpR at BHC
  • Dr Amrit Lota, Cardiology Imaging SpR at the Royal Brompton
  • Dr Kyle McBeath, Cardiology SpR at Harefield Hospital 

The teaching faculty is supported by the cardiology registrars and echocardiographers at the Barts Heart Centre.

Please click here for the course timetable (subject to change)


Course Content & Support

After payment, you will receive access to the course Dropbox folder with further relevant information and pre-course material.

For course queries, contact



Registration closes on 29th May 2020 or when delegate capacity is reached.

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