This workshop is designed for Anaesthetists, Intensive Care, Emergency Department Physicians and Surgeons who wish to learn how to use Point-of-Care (POC) transthoracic ultrasound.

iHeartScan™ stands for Haemodynamic Echocardiography Assessment in Real Time.

Extend your experience and training in transthoracic echocardiography at the #1 University in Australia.

Begin by completing our comprehensive eLearning component prior to the workshop, which consists of a series of tutorials and case studies focusing on transthoracic echocardiography.

Your knowledge is reinforced with a hands-on workshop and demonstration, where under the guidance of an experienced ultrasound trainer, you will have the opportunity to practise transthoracic ultrasound on live models.

Each workshop has an instructor to participant ratio of 1:5


  • Generate basic transthoracic imaging
  • Perform haemodynamic state assessment including the measurement of cardiac output
  • Determine basic assessment of valves using 2D and colour flow Doppler imaging
  • Conduct an iHeartScan™ examination
  • Perform iHeartScan™ reporting and examination


iHeartScan Workshops Course Outline


Prof. Michael Veltman

Michael Veltman

Michael Veltman is a specialist cardiothoracic anaesthetist with an interest in peri-operative and diagnostic echocardiography. After completing his fellowship in echocardiography at Westmead Hospital he continued his interest in diagnostic echocardiography as a staff specialist both at Westmead and subsequently with appointment at Royal Perth Hospital in Anaesthesia. He is a contributor to the Westmead Echocardiography Training Manual, and also to Royse et al “Pocket Guide to Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography”. Prof. Veltman has been teaching for the Ultrasound Education Group for more than 10 years. In his free time, Prof. Veltman enjoys cycling.

Prof. John Faris


John Faris is a specialist anaesthetist who spent the first 20 years’ of his medical career in aviation medicine before the anaesthesia training program in Auckland, New Zealand. He moved to Perth for a years’ post fellowship experience, but stayed for 13 years working at Royal Perth, Sir Charles Gairdner and Joondalup Hospitals. He was appointed to the Steering Committee of the Ultrasound Education Group at the University of Melbourne in late 2004 and was one the main developers of the HEART scan and has been a strong contributor to the Certificate, Diploma and Masters’ series offered by the University. He has published a number of papers on the use of cardiac ultrasound in perioperative medicine. Outside work, he has interests in bush walking, cycling and barbershop singing.

Dr. Yang Yang

Dr. Yang Yang

As one of the hybrid of modern Intensive Care Medicine, Dr Yang had been trained in both Intensive Care Medicine and Cardiology. She is highly qualified locally and internationally in both Transthoracic and Transoesophageal Echocardiography. She is one of the leading clinician in ultrasound-guided procedures in Australia. Dr. Yang is actively involved in multiple university programs of ultrasound teaching and simulation. Her academic interests lie in complex haemodynamic management in critically ill patient using echocardiography and heart lung interaction. Dr. Yang doesn’t have much time off, but she loves spending time with her dog.

Dr. Gregory Comadira

Dr Gregory Comadira graduated from medical school in 1982 and has worked as a rural GP, specialist in emergency Medicine and Intensive care medicine. He holds dual fellowships in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care medicine. Greg works as a senior specialist in Intensive care at the gold coast university hospital. He chairs the GCUH end of life committee and is the deputy chair of the GCUH research ethics committee. Greg is the Chair of the Queensland State wide trauma network. He has a keen interest in issues surrounding the medico-legal and ethical tensions that exist in the real clinical world. He has presented nationally and internationally in relation to this area as pertains to organ donation. On his spare time, Greg plays golf and he is also interested in permaculture and self-sufficiency.

Dr. Kavi Haji

Dr. Kavi Haji

Kavi has a special interest in ultrasound and echocardiography in critical care, and in teaching. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne on the role of ultrasound and echocardiography in critical care. Kavi is an instructor for iHeartScan Melbourne University. Kavi is also the course director and instructor for BASIC and Beyond BASIC Mechanical Ventilation courses at Peninsula Health and is an instructor for Intensive Care for Emergency Medicine course offered through the College of Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong, as well as being and one of the authors of the manual for this course.

This course is available for claiming below CME / CPD, for more information, go to How to Claim CME and CPD.


RACGP CPD Accredited Activity (40 points)

This course is a RACGP CPD Accredited Activity (40 points) in the 2020 - 2022 triennium.

RACGP CPD Accredited Activity

McGraw-Hill’s Pocket Guide to Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography is a handy pocket-sized book that simplifies the subject of echocardiography, including transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), transthoracic and surface ultrasound applications, as well as focusing on explaining the basic and essential information needed for its use by surgeons and anaesthetists in surgery.

Presented in a concise, practical format this handbook includes tables, useful clinical tips and an extensive range of images and diagrams.

Accompanying this book is containing an extensive collection of moving ultrasound images for detailed views, with graphics for further explanations and pointers to specific images. The videos and graphics are situated in a simple navigational program and are referred to in the Pocket Guide by icons, providing an integrated and effective learning tool.

Key Features

  • Essential information presented in a clear, easy to understand style.
  • Concise, practical format with tables, clinical tips and lists throughout.
  • High-quality images and simple line diagrams for basic views.
  • Contributions from leading experts in the field.

The Authors

Colin Royse, MBBS, MD, FANZCA

Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Royal Melbourne Hospital; Associate Professor and co-head of the Human Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology, Melbourne University, Victoria, Australia.

Garry Donnan, MBBS, FANZCA

Staff Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia. Alistair Royse, MBBS, MD, FRACS. Cardiothoracic surgeon, Royal Melbourne and Western Hospitals, Victoria, Australia; Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Melbourne University, Victoria, Australia.



T: +61 3 8344 5673

Course Information


Course Fee: AUD $1540 (incl. GST) (2 days workshop with catering & eLearning material (lifetime access))