2024 Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease Online Workshop

3 hours

Start immediately in 2024

Tuition Fee: $475 inc-GST

A certificate will be awarded on completion of this program.
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About the Workshop

“I found the ECHO ED CHD workshop extremely beneficial. The way Ruth talks to you makes you feel like you are there in the room with her and the way she breaks down complex subjects into easy to understand steps makes everything clear. I particularly liked the live scanning practical videos which gives you the opportunity to practice these techniques in your own department. I would highly recommend this workshop to all cardiac sonographers, including students starting in CHD up to senior sonographers with limited exposure to CHD” Dr Rebecca Perry, Cardiac stream lead for the Medical Sonography program at the University of South Australia.

“The CHD online workshop offers an array of useful knowledge and tips to utilize in both adult and paediatric echoes. Ruth’s insightful and illustrative delivery makes even more complex pathologies appear quite approachable. It really demonstrated to me how much more I could be checking with each scan and showed the best ways in how to do so. I would happily recommend this workshop to both students and experienced cardiac sonographers as there is something to be gained at any level of experience. Thank you for all the effort you put into the workshop, it really was great”. Tim Bertoldi, Cardiac & General Sonographer, Sunshine Coast Radiology.

The ECHO ED Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease online workshop is designed to introduce Echocardiographers to many aspects of Congenital Heart Disease and assist in bridging the gap between the world of Adult Echocardiography and the world of Paediatric Echocardiography.

This online course will help you understand many Congenital Heart Defects and develop skills to assist you when performing an Echocardiogram on a patient with suspected or known CHD.   It includes lectures, case studies, drawing activities & practical videos to provide you with a great introduction to the world of Congenital Heart Disease.

A number of unique plasticine activities will allow you to visualise Normal and Abnormal anatomy. Simple to Advanced concepts & practical videos are included in this 2.5 hour online course, presented by Ruth Ramm.  Improve your understanding of CHD & feel more confident diagnosing and excluding defects.

Excellent reviews were received for the onsite workshop in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019. 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19. The online program continues to receive great reviews. Access to the online program is for 6 months from the date of registration in 2024.


Topics Included

Normal and Abnormal development of the:

  • Venous system
  • Atrial septa & chambers
  • AV valves
  • Ventricular septa & chambers
  • Semilunar valves
  • Great Arteries
  • Practical videos to demonstrate HOW to diagnose or exclude the following defects
  • Exclude an ASD
  • Exclude a VSD
  • Exclude a PDA
  • Confirm Left or Right Aortic Arch
  • Identify normal pulmonary venous connections
  • Understand the differences between adult and paediatric Echocardiography & further your understanding of Congenital Heart Defects.

Learn skills that can be applied to both the paediatric and adult patients.

A basic level of Echocardiography is needed for this workshop to be of most benefit to participants.

Workshop Venue



Ruth Ramm