Echocardiography and Clinical Ultrasound Education
Providing the latest information and news in these areas. We collaborate with partner organisations, such as the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA), American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Society of South Africa (CASSA) to deliver high quality on-line education.
The main teaching revolves around echocardiography and ultrasound courses, which have evolved to become the leading method of education for ultrasound for the anaesthesia and critical care communities. An improved version of the very successful University of Melbourne Post-graduate Diploma course has been utilised to provide courses that tailor to the different requirements of separate craft groups or sub-specialty groups.
Professor Alistair Royse
MBBS, MD, FRACS, FCSANZ
Course Director Ultrasound Education Group, University of Melbourne.
Deputy Head of Unit, Department of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Alistair Royse has both cardiothoracic and general surgery fellowships. He is a surgeon in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Hospital. He has completed a Doctorate Thesis in arterial coronary artery bypass surgery. His academic interests lie in arterial and composite arterial coronary grafting, use of intraoperative echocardiography including surface ultrasound, off pump coronary bypass surgery and evaluation of left ventricular systolic and diastolic function using pressure volume loops.
He was appointed Professor, University of Melbourne in 2011.
Professor Colin Royse
MBBS, MD, FANZCA
Course Director, Ultrasound Education Group, University of Melbourne.
Co-Head, Human Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology, University of Melbourne.
Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Colin Royse is a specialist cardiothoracic anaesthetist with an academic interest in echocardiography; pain management in cardiac surgery, and evaluation of left ventricular systolic and diastolic function using pressure volume loops. He has completed a Doctorate of Medicine thesis in “Applications of Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Surgery”. His areas of interest in cardiac anaesthesia include echocardiography, the use of epidural analgesia, and anaesthesia for off-pump surgery.
He was appointed Associate Professor, University of Melbourne in 2003 and Professor in 2010, and is Co-Head of the Human Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, focusing on the evaluation of pharmacological agents using pressure volume loops and echocardiography.
Curriculum Development Committee
Prof John Faris
DAvMed, FAFOM, FFOM, FANZCA, BA, ASCeXAM, PG Dip CU, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
Dr Ajay Kumar
MBBS, FANZCA, Deputy Director, Anaesthetics, Macquarie University Private Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Dr David Canty
MBBS, FANZCA, PGDipEcho Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Roman Kluger
MBBS, FANZCA, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
A/Prof Roman Sniecinski
MD FASE, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Dr Alwin Chuan
MBBS (Hons), FANZCA Consultant Anaesthetist, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Prof Michael Veltman
MBBS, FANZCA, PTEeXAM, FASE, ASCeXAM, Director of Anaesthesia, Joondalup Hospital, Perth, Australia
A/Prof Peter Hebbard
MBBS, FANZCA, PGDipEcho, Consultant Anaesthetist, North East Health, Wangaratta, Australia
A/Prof Jonathan Leff
MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, United States
Prof Stanton K. Shernan
MD, FAHA, FASE, Professor of Anesthesia, Director of Cardiac Anesthesia, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States