About us

The Echo Ed Team of Ms Ruth Ramm, Dr Greg Scalia, Ms Kate Marriott, Mr Justin Gordon and Mr Justin O’Leary understand the need for a series of Echocardiography workshops to assist in the initial and advanced training of Echocardiographers.

The Echo Ed team would like to invite Cardiac Technicians, Echocardiographers, General sonographers, Medical fellows, Intensivists, Anaesthetists, Emergency Doctors and Medical professionals to view the ECHO ED courses available in 2020.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Echo Ed is excited to announce the launch of echoedonline.com.au where Ruth Ramm will teach you 2D transthoracic echo from the comfort of your own home.  This extremely interactive program will allow you to learn anatomy, pathology and practice your transducer skills, before you even touch an ultrasound machine. Need support after completing the online course? Book in for a 90 minute LIVE online one-on-one session for extra guidance.

Please contact ECHO ED if you would like to enquire about any of our courses.

Meet the Echo Ed Team

RUTH RAMM

BAppSc(HMS), DMU(cardiac), QUT examiner & tutor, AMS, CQU(Sydney) lecturer & tutor, DMU lecturer
Echo Ed Director and Lecturer

Echo Ed team is headed by Director Ruth Ramm. Ruth gained her adult Echocardiography training and held the position of Chief Cardiac Scientist at the Wesley Private Hospital (1995 – 2007) under the supervision of Professor Greg Scalia. She moved over to the Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane in February 2008 to further her paediatric knowledge and Echocardiography skills.

Ruth has always enjoyed tutoring, teaching, examining (ASUM oral examinations and practical exams for the DMU Part II Cardiac exams (2005-2007); QUT practical exams and QUT tutoring workshops for first and second year students (2008 – present), AIU Lecturer (2008-2011). Over the past seven years she has moved around Queensland educating junior Echocardiographers and teaching one-on-one Echocardiography skills (both adult and paediatric echocardiography) also presenting at Echo Australia (2012, 2014, 2017, 2019 and 2020) and Port Douglas Heart Meetings (2001, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2018).

PROF GREGORY M. SCALIA

MBBS, MMedSc, FRACP, FACC, FCSANZ, JP, FASE
Cardiologist

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the Echo Ed online teaching program developed by Ruth Ramm.

Ruth has been teaching echocardiography at a national and international level for over 20 years. It has been a great privilege to observe her skills evolve and her course material mature into the elegant, concise and highly respected body of work that you will find herewith.  Ruth has the knack for providing clear explanation and simplification of extremely complicated material. Even embryology is understandable when Ruth works through her famous plasticine models!

I happily recommend this online teaching material for those entering the exciting world of echocardiography. Our discipline provides the eyes and tools that allow clinical cardiology to achieve the excellent outcomes and safety we have grown to expect in the modern era. Practical proficiency with these tools is paramount.

Enjoy the journey into this wide world of Echo with Ruthie Ramm. Listen, learn and absorb all of the wisdom that Ruth has to offer.

Welcome to the world of clinical echocardiography.

Professor Gregory M Scalia

MBBS (Hons), M Med Sc, FRACP, FACC, FCSANZ, FASE, JP (Qual).


Director of Echocardiography
The Prince Charles Hospital

Cardiologist, Genesiscare.  Brisbane

School of Medicine, University of Queensland

 

Professor Scalia is an integral part of the “Cardiac Pathology” program and brings a wealth of clinical and echocardiography knowledge to participants each afternoon of the two day Cardiac Pathology program.

  • Professor of Medicine, University of Queensland.
  • Senior Cardiologist , The Prince Charles Hospital Brisbane Australia  –  Echocardiography Dept since 1996 with principle involvement in the structural heart program.
  • Senior consultant cardiologist at Genesis Care, Wesley Hospital Brisbane.
  • Advanced Imaging Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio 1995-1996.
  • Principle, Echo Australia Program 2002-2020.
  • Extensive echo teaching and training involvement nationally and worldwide.

KATE MARRIOTT

Mast Cardiac Ultrasound, BappSc(HMS Hons), AMS
Sonographer

Kate Marriott is a cardiac sonographer working at Hearts 1st in Brisbane. She is also an assessor and tutor for the Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound course at Queensland University of Technology.  Kate is a valuable lecturer for the “Cardiac Pathology” program and practical tutor for the “Getting Started in Echocardiography” workshops.

JUSTIN GORDON

MSc, AMS
Paediatric Cardiac Scientist

Justin Gordon is the Clinical Lead Paediatric Cardiac Scientist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane.

After completing his Masters of Clinical Physiology from Griffith University, he travelled to the United Kingdom where he held Cardiac Physiologist positions at the Royal Brompton Hospital, The Heart Hospital and within paediatric cardiology at the Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.

His interests and current role include the performance and advancement of paediatric and congenital echocardiography, interventional transoesphageal echocardiography and participating in regional paediatric cardiology clinics throughout Queensland.

Justin lectures in the unique “Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease” two day program, and provides practical support during the hands-on sessions.

JUSTIN O’LEARY

Paediatric Cardiac Scientist

Justin O’Leary is the senior Cardiac Scientist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane. Justin gained his accreditation in Echocardiography at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and then commenced specialty training in Adult Congenital Heart Disease at the Heart Hospital, University College London. After completion of his training, Justin held the position of clinical lead in Congenital Echocardiography at the Heart Hospital, London and was also the chief sonographer of the Paediatric Congenital Heart Transitional clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), London. In 2014, Justin relocated back to Australia where he is based at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and is actively involved in the education of student sonographers and cardiology trainees.