The course is primarily aimed at medical and non-medical sonographers who provide a routine fetal anomaly service. It incorporates techniques and ways of improving screening such as effective use of colour and pulsed wave Doppler. It takes into account the increasing demand for high-quality screening to be provided to all pregnant women. It is also suitable for trainees in fetal medicine, paediatric cardiology, obstetric ultrasound and advanced sonographers wishing to extend their knowledge on congenital cardiac anomalies.

Now in its 20th year, the course programme has been updated to reflect current screening protocols and current standard of screening in the UK and abroad. The course maintains its successful format and continues to provide new lecture topics, enhanced video clips and quiz sessions and provides an opportunity for all those who scan the fetal heart to update and expand their skills under the tuition of experts.

It provides the option of attending one or both days of presentations and discussions. 

This course is approved by the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG).

The programme incorporates use of colour and power Doppler throughout and provides an opportunity for all those who scan the fetal heart to update and expand their skills. An interactive live session is envisaged.

Course objectives:

  • to introduce/improve the sonographer’s technique for imaging the fetal heart
  • to enable the sonographer to identify the range of appearances of the normal and abnormal heart
  • to enable the sonographer to distinguish between normal and abnormal features. 


28 and 29 July




Day 1

  • Technique Optimising your scans for cardiac screening
  • Cardiac screening protocols
  • Atrioventricular septal defect
  • Live session
  • Quiz

Day 2

  • Hypoplastic left heart and coarctation
  • Outflow tract abnormalities
  • Images, images, images
  • Quiz

Programme download: 

EPS 2022 programme


Register now via this link: Effective prenatal screening of congenital heart disease course | Royal Brompton & Harefield hospitals (


Course organisers

Professor Julene Carvalho and Professor S Yen Ho


For further information about this course, please contact:

Mrs Christine Saddington
Email: [email protected] 


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