Health Sciences

Cardiovascular Ultrasound in Sport and Exercise Science Workshops

Two day ‘hands-on’ workshops

Alongside the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, The University of Western Australia and Liverpool John Moores University, ACU is hosting two workshops teaching Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Echocardiography in Sport and Exercise Science.

ESSA CPD points available - earn 15 CPD points.

These workshops are aimed at students, researchers and academics wishing to develop vascular ultrasound or echocardiography skills. The knowledge and practical skills gained on these intensive courses will facilitate the use of ultrasound applications in Sport and Exercise Science studies.

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Workshops date and location

Date: 12 and 13 April 2016 (just before the ESSA conference)

Location: Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Cardiac Imaging Course

Tuesday 12 April Wednesday 13 April
Basic Principles of Ultrasound
Transthoracic Echocardiography Doppler Imaging
Techniques and Skills Development
2D and M-mode Doppler and Tissue Doppler
Skills Development and Data Collection
Equipment and Image Optimisation—2D & M-mode Equipment and Image Optimisation—Doppler
Evening Sessions
“Impact of Acute Exercise on Ventricular Function” Professor Keith George Social

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Vascular Imaging Course

Tuesday 12 April Wednesday 13 April
Basic Principles of Ultrasound
B-Mode in Peripheral Vascular Scanning Flow-Mediated Dilation (FMD)
Techniques and Skills Development
Pulsed Wave Spectral Doppler Conduit Artery Imaging — Blood Flow
Skills Development and Data Collection
Intimal Medial Thickness (IMT) Edge Detection and Wall Tracking
Evening Sessions
“Application of Vascular Ultrasound in Sports Science and Human Physiology” Professor Daniel Green Social

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The team from UWA and LJMU are world leaders in cardiovascular ultrasound, and it was a great opportunity for my PhD students to learn the intricacies of vascular assessment from the experts. The presentations were also excellent – and this helped tie the technical aspects of the course to some of the current challenges in the literature”.

— Professor Chris Askew, University of the Sunshine Coast, ESSA Past President

The very hands-on nature of the workshop was great as it allowed for plenty of time to get some experience at using the probe and the step-by-step guide to finding the artery and then getting the best image possible was very useful".

— PhD Student Feedback, 2014


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Please note: Participants are limited to 20-25 per stream, so register now and don't miss out!