February 11, 2024

ECHO Masterclass for Emergency Physicians Nice, France 2024

Master ECHO beyond basics with this 3 day workshop.

Event date

4th of October to the 6th of October 2024


Event location

Nice, France


Who should attend

  • Emergency physicians
  • Intensivists
  • Anaesthetists
  • GPs in rural practice/CMOs
  • Senior critical registrars (emergency/anaesthetics/intensive care)

The ECHO masterclass workshop is designed to go beyond the basics of 2D echo. Teaching is performed by experienced emergency physicians and experienced sonographers working in the critical care area. We have had 10 years experience in the field of teaching echo.The course includes one day of online preparation. The groups are small to maximise scanning time. We have live models and a 3D simulator which helps understand how the heart works to improve scanning technique.

The course is accredited by ASUM,  ACCRM, and EACCME for 14.5 points.

What will be covered

  • Assessment of LV function
  • Assessment of RV function
  • Acute vs Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • The Aorta – measurement and pathology
  • Basic assessment of valvular disorders including MR and MS
  • Understanding M mode and Spectral Doppler
  • Clinical cases to put everything together

We are excited to announce that this course will be held in Nice, France just after our 5 day POCUS course. We have chosen Nice because it is a beautiful Mediterranean city close to Monaco and Cannes. It is a vibrant city full of restaurants and cafes. The old city is renowned for it’s markets. There are direct international flights to Nice.

The course will be run at the Hotel Aston La Scala. A direct link to booking accommodation with this hotel will be provided on registration. The code is CARBONATO.  Please ask for a SOUTH facing room of your choice. The hotel Aston La Scala is located within a few minutes’ walk to the centre of Nice next to the Place Massena and the old city. A voluntary program for social events will be provided closer to the time. Should you want to book a room in the hotel please book directly .











This Masterclass follows on from our POCUS workshop that we are having in Nice on the 29th of September to the 3rd of October.


Day 1: 4th of October
o This is an online working day. There are 8 hours of lectures to go through including multiple choice questions which are compulsory to start the course
o The lectures and multiple choice questions are accessible on line at https://www.criticalcare-sonography.com/course/ECHO-masterclass/

Day 2: 5th of October

8.30 – 8.40                            Introduction
8.40 – 9.00                            Principles of Doppler
9.00 – 9.30                            Scanning Use of Doppler: PW vs CW, Colour
9.30 – 9.45                            Lecture –Measurement of SV
9.45 – 10.45                           Scanning Measurement VTI
10.45 – 11.00                          Morning Tea
11.00 – 11.20                          Lecture LV function Assessment
11.20 – 12.40                          Scanning LV function assessment
12.40 – 13.10                          Lunch
13.10 – 13.40                          Lecture RV assessment /acute vs chronic PHT
14.40 – 15.00                          Scanning RV assessment

Day 3 : 6th October

8.00 – 8.20                            Lecture Ascending aorta/aortic root
8.20 – 9.20                            Scanning Aorta
9.20 – 9.40                            Morning Tea
9.40 – 10.40                          Lecture Assessment of Valves
10.40 – 12.00                        Scanning
12.00 – 13.00                        Lunch
13.30 – 1.30                          Pericardial effusion and tamponade
1.30 – 3.30                            Scanning SIM
3.30 – 3.40                            Quiz

Registration: ECHO RCE for Critical Care Practitioners

  • Staff Specialists /VMO’s $ 3300 including GST
  • Registration to Sue Roncal email sueroncal@gmail.com

Or please contact ccsonography@gmail.com