2023 Hong Kong PIE

Event Date:

22 November 2023

Event Location:

HK Adventist Hospital - Tsuen Wan

Location: Hong Kong

Date: 22 – 23 November 2023

Fee*: AUD1,550 (early bird) (AUD1,700 after 21 October 2023)

Practical Intermediate Echocardiography for Critical Care

PIE is a new 2-day intermediate level transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) course targeted at more experienced or advanced practitioners. This course is particularly useful to:

  • Practitioners who are already performing basic level echo but would like to advance their skills and apply Doppler echo in their studies.
  • Practitioners who are already performing Doppler echo but want to perfect their Doppler skills or want to learn more on assessments using proper Doppler measurements.

Our trainers are established international and local experts, who have plenty of experience in teaching echocardiography.

Course content  

The course cover basic principles and clinical topics, with the emphasis on Doppler assessment.  Topics* may include:

Basics principles:

  • Revisiting anatomy and views in TTE, and probe navigation
  • Principles of Doppler & tissue Doppler
  • Cardiac output measurement
  • Pulmonary artery pressure estimation
  • Mean pressure gradient and pressure half-time
  • LV filling pressures inference

• Clinical topics:

  • Shock
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sepsis
  • Chest pain
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Valvular assessments for critical care

*Topics will be decided by the local organiser.

Pre-requisite and recommendation

  1. You should have attended a basic level (Level 1) critical care echocardiography course  (e.g. RACEplus).
  2. In order to achieve the best learning outcome, we recommend that you should have performed at least 30 TTEs since attended the basic level course.

(Note: you do not need to show proof)

Course accreditation

This course has been approved by the the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, and is accredited by the College of Intensive Care Medicine (Australia & NZ), HK College of Emergency Medicine and HK College of Anaesthesiologists for CPD/CME purpose.


Further information

Click here to download program and for further information.


  1. All fees and payments are in Australian dollars (AUD).


Optional reading materials (Not included)

Oxford Textbook of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography (Anthony McLean, Stephen Huang, and Andrew Hilton eds) (2020).  RRP £130 (~AUD240).

Latest news: Upon request, we managed to negotiate with the seller to sell the book at AUD200 (~20% off the RRP) to PIE participants.  We will STOP selling the book from 9 October 2023 to make sure the books arrive in time for the workshop.  Please include the book in your oder if you are interested, the number of copies available are limited.   The book will be sent out in one batch after 9 October 2023 and will be handed out on the first day of workshop.


Event FAQs

If I cannot attend the event, can I transfer the registration (ticket) to my friend?

Course registration is not transferable, unless approved by the Event Secretary.

Can I cancel the registration anytime?

Cancellation by Registrant will attract the following administration fees (as % of total purchase fees) regardless of reasons: more than 8 weeks prior: 5%; 4 to 8 weeks prior: 20%; 2 to 4 weeks prior: 70%; less than 2 weeks prior: 80%; or no show: 100% (no refund).

What if the Organiser cancels the event?

The Organiser reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course due to natural disaster, pandemic, not enough interest in the course, or other unforeseeable circumstances. If a course is cancelled by the Organiser, full (100%) refund will be returned to the Registrant. If the course is postponed, the Registrant can either seek a full refund or attend the course on the new date(s). Please note that while we will try our best to announce any cancellation or postponement at least 20 days prior to the original delivery date, this cannot be guaranteed in unforeseen circumstances.

Do I need to buy the Oxford Textbook of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography for the course?

No, you do not need to (optiional).  If you want to have only one book that covers Doppler and haemodynamics principles, and cardiac mechanics for echocardiography, you may find this book suits you.  This book is great for reviewing concepts both before and after the workshop.

Event Location:

Total Seats: 25 (0 Left:)
  • HK Adventist Hospital - Tsuen Wan
  • Tsuen King Circuit
  • Kowloon

Event Schedule Details

  • 22 November 2023 9:00 am
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