The FAME II course program

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 FAME II

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

Course Director: Professor Ronak Rajani.

Co-directors: Dr Brian Campbell, Dr Calum Byrne and Dr Laura Tregidgo.


The FAME II course will begin with a range of short introductory lectures covering the basics of echocardiography, knobology and how to obtain the four main echocardiography windows. Following this, attendees will have dedicated practical scanning sessions to put theory into practice and gain confidence in achieving the basics of echocardiography.

In the afternoon, we will focus on recognising pathology, image optimisation, taking measurements and applying colour doppler. This will be followed by further practical scanning sessions on live participants and simulator machines with a broad range of common pathology. Our faculty will be on hand throughout the sessions to assist you in achieving the views and recognising pathology.

The course finishes with an interactive quiz using real-life cases to test the skills and knowledge attendees will obtain during the day.

Course Content

  • Introduction to echocardiography, the role of focussed scans and BSE level 1 
  • Basics of ultrasound and machine controls, general ‘knobology’
  • Acquisition and interpretation of the four main echocardiography windows: PLAX, PSAX, Apical 4-Chamber and subcostal view.
  • Additional requirements for BSE: Obtaining measurements, colour flow doppler and using M mode.
  • Practical scanning of live participants and state-of-the-art pathology simulation machines. 
  • Interactive case based quiz for assessment of pathology in real clinical scenarios
  • How to get FUSIC and BSE Level 1 sign off, overview of accreditation requirements. 
Time Topic Speaker
08.00 : 08.30 Coffee and Registration  
08.30 : 09.00

Lecture: Landscape of Structural Heart Disease: TAVR

B. Prendergast

09.00 : 09:30

“Live CT Acquisition” and TAVI CT Reporting x 1 

R. Rajani

09.30 : 11:00

Use of workstations and faculty reporting x 3

B. Ariff 

11:15: 13:00 Coffee break  
11:30 : 12:00

Mentored case reads x 5

B. Ariff/R. Rajani

13:00 : 14:00

Lunch break lecture: CT for TMVR

R. Rajani

14:00 : 16:00

Mentored case reads x 10

B. Ariff/R. Rajani
16.00 : 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 : 17:00

Complex TAVI parade x 10

B. Ariff / R. Rajani

17:00 : 18:00

Mentored case reads x 5

B. Ariff / R. Rajani
18:00 : 18:30

Valve in Valve planning – recorded lecture

V. Bapat

18:30 : 22:00

Drinks reception and course dinner




1 day online 2 days hands on workshop, under guidance of professional cardiologists and radiologists.

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