UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


6th European Transoesophageal Echocardiography Course on Congenital Heart Disease

8:30 am, 19 March 2020 to 5:00 pm, 20 March 2020

19 - 20 March 2020 – This is the sixth dedicated course on transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) on congenital heart disease providing the participant with the essential theoretical basics, morphological aspects of common lesions in congenital heart disease as well as practical aspects of TOE in children and adults with congenital heart disease. The two-day course will provide hands on TOE simulator experience with particular focus on congenital lesions frequently encountered in clinical practice. All practical sessions will be directly supervised by experienced TOE operators in this field. Participants will have opportunities to discuss challenging cases with instructors individually. This course is an ideal complementation to the popular “European Echocardiography Course on Congenital Heart Disease”.

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Leolin Price Lecture Theatre
UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
30 Guilford Street
Course Details

What will you learn?

  • By the end of this course participants
    will have a good understanding of the
    physics involved in transoesophageal
    echocardiography (TOE) and understand
    indications and limitations of TOE in children
    and adults with congenital heart disease
  • Side-by-side comparison of cardiac morphology
    and TOE will enable delegates to appreciate
    the complexity in congenital heart disease and
    how to apply this in clinical TOE practice.
  • Delegates will gain an overview of current
    advances in TOE imaging modalities and new
    emerging roles for TOE in congenital heart
  • Participants will have learnt about the
    challenges in imaging complex patients
    through case-based discussions with experts in
    the field and will have gained further insight
    into TOE guided device closures of challenging
    cases with congenital heart disease.
  • Delegates will gain confidence in operating
    TOE probes safely and succinctly under expert
    supervision using hands-on TOE simulator
    training sessions, which will prepare them for
    the clinical use of TOE in children and adults
    with congenital heart disease.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at clinical staff working in the field of paediatric or adult congenital heart disease.
Whether you are working in paediatric cardiology, cardiac theatres, interventional angiography suites,
echocardiography laboratories or specialising in grown-up congenital heart disease this course will expand your knowledge, experience and refresh your TOE practice in patients with congenital heart disease.

Course Directors: 

Course organisation:
Jan Marek & Beatrice Bonello (London)
Course directors:
Jan Marek (London)
Luc Mertens (Toronto)
Folkert Meijboom (Utrecht)

Registration and Payment Information


Early Bird Fee (Expires on 16th January 2020)

Standard Fee (Available from 17th January 2020)

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Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks before the start of the event and will be subject to an administration charge of 20% of the course fee. It is regretted that no refunds will be made within two weeks of the course date. 

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