About us

The Echo Ed Team understands 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.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Echo Ed is excited to announce the launch of a number of online courses where Ruth Ramm will teach you 2D transthoracic echo, Cardiac pathology & Congenital heart disease from the comfort of your own home.  The ECHO ED “Getting Started in Echo” online course for beginners is an extremely interactive program and will allow you to learn anatomy, pathology and practice your transducer skills, before you touch an ultrasound machine. Need support after completing the online course? Book in for a 70 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


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).



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 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.