TOE centres


For forthcoming courses see our courses page

For general information you can contact the TOE Centres below if you are interested.


Linda Taylor
0121 371 4037

Course Details

2D Hands-On Practical TOE course
We run two courses a year, at the end of February and the first week of November. It is a three-day, intensive course with emphasis on practical scanning, supported by lectures to underline the theory. We also use the Inventive Medical Heartworks, 3D TOE simulator as a teaching tool throughout all three days, thus allowing a superior understanding of how the scan planes relate to the anatomy. The faculty consists of anaesthetists, cardiologists and echo sonographers. We use cardiac surgery theatres, cardiology TOE clinic, Liver theatres and ITU for a wide case mix of patients. 

Previous echocardiography experience is not essential and the course will be adapted for more experienced echocardiographers.

The course is suitable for Anaesthetists, Intensivists, Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiologists and Cardiology technicians.
Places are limited to six to allow optimal practical exposure. A course dinner is included.

3D Hands-On-Practical Study Day
We also include a 3D study day one a year the second week of November. This advanced day will be suitable for candidates who have intermediate 2D experience and who wish to learn 3D skills. The emphasis  will be on the hands-on aspects of 3D acquisition, followed by manipulation and analysis of datasets. Lectures will precede the different practical session to underline the theory. Places are limited to eight delegates to allow optimal practical exposure.

The Course Directors are Dr Tessa Oelofse and Dr Rick Steeds.  



Dr Rahul Basu | Dr Amr Mahmoud
T: 0115 9691169 ext 55637

Course Details

The Nottingham TOE Refresher Course is an exam preparatory course aimed at the TOE accreditation exam conducted by the British Society of Echocardiography/ ACTA. It is a two-day course with mock exams consisting of MCQs and Video loops. The course dates for 2015 are 3-4 September. In addition there are a series of lectures covering the major topics with an emphasis on the exam.

This has been a successful course with good feedback in the past. The course has been approved in the past by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and was awarded 10 CPD credits last year. It was also awarded 4 BSE reaccreditation points.

Course organisers:
Dr R Basu, Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist
Dr Amr Mahmoud, Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist



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Vivien Fitzgerald

Course Details

Leicester TOE course is a hands-on, five day course held 3 - 4 times per year.  The participants are limited to small group for optimal hands-on training. It includes all aspects of practical TOE training for the beginner to get started. Previous echocardiography experience is not essential but the course can also be adapted for more experienced practitioner.

The course includes lectures, tutorials, TOE simulation practice, porcine heart wet-lab dissection, extensive hands-on training. Delegates can expect hands-on use of TOE in cardiac operating theatres, adult critical care unit, and the adult and congenital cardiology catheter laboratory. There will be special emphasis on mitral valve assessment and mitral valve repair.

The course is suitable for anaesthetists, surgeons, adult cardiologists, paediatric cardiologists, intensivists, cardiac physiologists and radiologists etc.

This course is recognised by The Royal College of Anaesthetists for 20 CME credits.

Course Director: Dr Ravi Hebballi

Course Co-ordinator: Vivien Fitzgerald

Phone: 0116 250 2301
Fax: 0116 256 3334