The FAME II Course Programme

FAME II is a 1-day Focused Acute Medicine Echocardiography (FAME) course that covers both theoretical and practical emergency echocardiography skills required for healthcare professionals working in acute, emergency and critical care medicine.

About the course

This course is the first step to achieving FUSIC echocardiography accreditation or BSE level 1 accreditation.

The course includes lectures from experienced FAME faculty, as well as 3.5 hours of individual practical scanning sessions. 

FAME II is FUSIC accredited and supported by the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE). 

Key Information

  • No prior experience of echocardiography required
  • 3-hours ‘hands-on’ practical session using a variety of portable echocardiography machines and live ‘models’ along with simulators
  • 4 delegates per group in the practical sessions
  • Interactive seminars and numerous case examples on how to assess patients with left ventricular, right ventricular, pericardial and valvular abnormalities
  • Interactive echo cases reviewing the use of screening echocardiography in real clinical scenarios
  • Limited spaces
  • Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis



Time Topic Speaker
08.00 : 08.30 Breakfast and Registration  
08.30 : 09.00

Welcome. Introduction to screening echocardiography

Dr Nadia Short

09.00 : 09:20

The machine and controls

Mr Dario Freitas

09.20 : 11:15

Practical scanning, obtaining the echo windows


11:15: 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 : 11:50

Pericardial and pleural effusions

Dr Jonah Powell-Tuck

11:50 : 12:10

The left ventricle

Dr Jenna Smith 

12:15 : 13:15


13.15 : 13.35

The right ventricle

Ms. Camelia Demetrescu
13.35 : 13:55

Assessment of valves

Dr Brian Campbell

13:55 : 15:15

Practical scanning, assessing pathology. Case reporting station

15:15 : 15:30

Coffee break


15:30 : 16:30

Practical scanning, assessing pathology. Case reporting station

16:30 : 16:50

Echo in ICU/critically unwell patients

Dr Anna Kahn-Leavitt

16:50 : 17:30

Interactive case reviews and spot the diagnosis

Dr Jenna Smith / Professor Ronak Rajani

17:30 : 17:45

How to achieve FUSIC accreditation and BSE L1 accreditation

Dr Brian Campbell, Mrs Abi Gowland, Dr Jenna Smith.

17:45 : 18:00

Close and certificates

Professor Ronak Rajani


1 day hands on course, under guidance of professional cardiologists and radiologists.

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