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8 hours of educational content focussed on Contrast echocardiography

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Contrast Echo Summit.  

Contrast echocardiography is a specialised advanced imaging techinque with widespread application in clinical practice. This program has been designed to provide attendees with a broad overview of contrast imaging, followed by deep dive presentations exploring detailed aspects of the technique in a variety of different clinical scenarios, including in the critical care setting. 

Care has been taken to incorporate ASE/EACVI guidelines into talks to demonstrate how and why they should be applied in your daily practice.


This is an incredibly unique program presented by an international faculty of experts with a strong emphasis on the practical application of contrast echocardiography in clinical practice. The event is aimed at anyone involved in cardiac ultrasound. 

The majority of the sessions are pre-recorded and then streamed on the 4th February 2023 (AEDT). There are several sessions focussed on the practical how-to aspects of contrast echocardiography, making it an ideal event for all sonographers and physicians involved in contrast imaging. Attendees will have access to a chat room to facilitate discussion between the delegates, and in some instances with the live speakers.

The "must-attend" event for anyone involved in contrast echocardiography

Up to 8 hours CME

This program is approved for 3 BSE reaccreditation points.

This Contrast Echocardiography event has been approved as an ASUM Approved CPD event for 8 hours CPD. This meets the CPD requirements for ASAR. 

ARDMS / CCI members will also be able to claim CPD for attending the program.

This program has also been approved for 8 ACEM CPD hours.

Certificate of attendance  - available only with Premium registration.

More than 15 speakers

More than 15 experts from around the world are contributing to this event. 

Hear from cardiac sonographers, educators, researchers, cardiologists and emergency physicians. These are the experts in the field, all coming together to share their experience and knowledge. 


9 months access to content*

Premium registrations can enjoy 9 months of access to the content. Watch whenever suits, or watch it again. Don't miss a thing. 

Not just the Summit...

Conference events are great. We learn, get excited, but then often go back to our clinical practice where the enthusiasm slowly dwindles....

Keep the momentum going, continue the discussion in the Echo Guru Facebook group.

This is all about building community and sharing knowledge in contrast echocardiography.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be better able to:

  1. Identify appropriate indications for the application of ultrasound enhancing agents in patients undergoing echocardiography
  2. Explain the primary uses of contrast echocardiography in the areas of critical care and emergency medicine.
  3. Incorporate new guideline recommendations into clinical practice.
  4. Recognize the recent advancements and future direction of ultrasound enhancing agents and the impact these advancements may have on patient care.
  5. Optimise image settings and machine imaging presets to acquire appropriate images for the clinical indication.
  6. Improve quality and workflow in the echocardiography lab and in the critical care setting by utilising contrast echocardiography where appropriate.
  7. Interpret and discuss echocardiographic findings specific to contrast imaging, including but not limited to, structural and functional assessment of the left ventricle, assessment of intracardiac shunts, assessment of cardiac masses, myocardial perfusion imaging and enhancement of Doppler signals.

2023 Program at a glance

Contrast primer: setting up a contrast lab

Mr Grant King

When do I use contrast? - a guidelines based approach

Dr Sharon Mulvagh

Barriers to contrast uptake

Dr Jordan Strom

Optimization of UEA images - a sonographer perspective

Mr Todd Belcik

UEA's in infiltrative conditions

Dr Andrew Mulligan

Assessment of cardiac masses using UEAs

Dr David Platts

Contrast echocardiography in paediatrics and CHD

Dr Jarrett Linder

The incremental value of Myocardial perfusion imaging in stress echo

Dr Roxy Senior

Myocardial perfusion scanning at the critical care bedside 

Dr Sam Orde

UEAs in the technically difficult and post-operative patients

Dr Hazem Lashin

Sonographer Cases - When Contrast made a difference. 

Various

UEA's in stress echocardiography

Dr Benoy Shah

UEA imaging in athletes

Mr Tony Forshaw

Future frontiers - sono-thrombolysis

Dr Kazuaki Negishi

** Timetable subject to change without notice. 

Registrations for 2023 summit are closed

All prices $AUD

Limited

Just the basics.

No replays. No certificate of attendance.

  • Access content on 4th February 2023 only
  • 8hrs  content
  • Interact in chat room

$

Free

Early Bird Premium

Must register before  January 28th to secure this price


  • 9 months access to content
  • Watch when it suits, don't miss a thing
  • 8  hrs content
  • Digital certificate of attendance

$

239

Standard Premium

Register before the conference starts to secure this price


  • 9 months access to content
  • Watch when it suits, don't miss a thing
  • 8  hrs content
  • Digital certificate of attendance

$

289

2023 Faculty

Tony Forshaw

Summit co-Convenor - Aust.

Grant King

Summit co-Convenor - Aust.

Sharon Mulvagh

Dalhousie University - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Roxy Senior

Imperial college, London, UK

Jordan Strom

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Benoy Shah

London Northwest University Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

Sam Orde

Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Aust.

Andrew Mulligan

The Prince charles hospital, Brisbane, Aust.

Hazem Lashin

Barts Heart Centre, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, UK

David Platts 

The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Aust.

Jarrett Linder

Ann & Robert Lurie Childrens hospital, Chicago, USA.

Todd Belcik

Lantheus, Massachusetts, USA

Kazuaki Nagishi

NEPEAN HOSPITAL, SYDNEY, AUST.


With sonographer case presentations from:

Reinette Hampson - North West London

Sierra Erickson - Mayo Clinic

Andrew Kelley - Massachusetts General Hospital

Emily Tanel - Aurora St Lukes Medical Center

Kristin Billick - Scripps La Jolla Memorial Hospital

Hayley Engstrom - Scripps La Jolla Memorial Hospital




Feedback From Previous Echo Guru Educational Summit Events

Susan S - North Carolina, USA

This summit has TRULY been a blessing. Thank you so much for such a gigantic undertaking. I don't take it for granted- so much of the content has changed my outlook.  After 28 years of working in the field this summit has given me a MUCH needed reinvigoration. The Echo Supervisor’s Summit was a much appreciated and powerful event that helped revitalize my energy in the field. Like students/trainees, leaders need guidance also; but we often forget we’re human too. This summit offered a community of support to keep us interested in growing, learning, sharing, so that the educational process of others continues - which ensures that the life of our field continues to pulse in the future.

Gill E - TAS, Aust.

Really an exceptional summit. Great for cpd points opportunity for staff. Getting them to conferences is quite expensive. and content is very relevant. I really appreciate you doing this again next year. 

Lisa - VIC, Aust.

I would to congratulate you for delivering such an amazing Echo Supervisors Summit. This is the first one I have attended and certainly will not miss one from now on. Your enthusiasm, passion and professionalism to help us to continue to keep learning and be up to date with the latest, to be the best Sonographers we can is to be admired and you are a credit to your profession. The scope of the lecturers and topic discuss was outstanding. 

As living in a small country town to have the opportunity to not have to travel I would of paid twice the amount to obtain my CPD points online.

Laura B - QLD, Aust.

Congratulations on a successful summit! It was the perfect format for me as I am currently on maternity leave with my now 5 month old son. To be able to stream the content from the comfort of my own home was brilliant ... And the continued access for the next month is great for those presentations that I particularly enjoyed.

Lynn B - SA, Aust.

I would highly  recommend the  Echo Supervisors Summit to anyone interested in an amazing opportunity to access diverse interactive topics both locally and international in your office and at home.

Jenny M - QLD, Aust.

It was terrific, great speakers and content, nice relaxed format. 

Samantha E - QLD, Aust.

I really enjoyed the summit. It was useful being able to access lectures at a time convenient to me. I was impressed by the quality of speakers and the presentations were relevant and inspiring. Thankyou for a great event! 

Jayne S - VIC, Aust.

Thank you for another amazing summit. It is far and away the most valuable symposium around for tackling the difficulties faced by echo supervisors. I’m so appreciative of the work you have done and hope to see this forum continue for many years to come.

Di B - WA, Aust.

Thank you for organising such a worthwhile course.  It was great having speakers from a variety of backgrounds all covering interesting topics. I took many things away from the summit and some I hope to implement into our work practice. I look forward to next years content!

Expert Speakers

The world's experts sharing experiences, techniques and research in contrast echocardiography

Watch When It Suits

Premium registrations can enjoy 9 months of access to the content. Watch whenever suits, or watch it again. Don't miss a thing. 

Convenient CME 

Watch from home or work. No travel / accomodation.

Up to 8 CPD points available. for summit. 3 BSE reaccreditation points.

Note: Certificate of Attendance  only sent to premium registrations.