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Hands-On Perioperative Echocardiography Courses


Update: All Courses for 2018 are now fully booked. Details of 2019 courses will be posted as soon as these become available.

The Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine is hosting 6 courses in Perioperative Echocardiography in 2018.

The course focuses on learning the theory of echocardiography and then applying this, under supervision, in a real clinical environment (with a focus on transoesophageal echocardiography [TOE]). In addition the basics of transthoracic echocardiography are covered, focusing on clinical assessment.

Dates of 2018 courses:

12-16 February 2018 (Full)

16-20 April 2018 (Full)

11-15 June 2018 (Full)

13-17 August 2018 (Full)

22-26 October 2018 (Full)

3-7 December 2018 (Full)



Groote Schuur Hospital

D23 Anaesthetic Department

Cape Town


Contact details:

Tel: + 27 (0) 21 404 5004

Fax: + 27 (0) 21 4066589



Trainees: R2500

Cardiothoracic Anaesthetic Society of South Africa (CASSA) members: R4000

Specialists (non-CASSA members): R 5000


Banking details:

FNB Mowbray

Branch number: 200309

Account name: UCT TEE Training

Account number: 62396957270

Please use your surname as reference when doing an internet transfer

Course co-ordinator: Dr Adriaan Myburgh (



  • Lunch will be provided. Please indicate any special meal requirements.
  • Textbooks on the topic recommended for after hours study.
  • A reading list will be provided for participants in advance.
  • Maximum of eight candidates per course.
  • Candidates will be divided into groups depending on prior knowledge and experience.
  • Faculty: Justiaan Swanevelder, Groote Schuur Department of Anaesthesia and International and National visiting leaders in the field of Echocadiography.
  • CPD accredited by CMSA