Cardiovascular Summer School

Vascular ultrasound imaging course

Next event: Coming in summer 2025

Location: Tom Reily Building, Byrom St, Liverpool, L3 3AF – get directions

This summer school is aimed at students, researchers and academics wishing to develop ultrasound skills. The knowledge and practical skills gained on this intensive course will initiate the use of ultrasound applications in Sport and Exercise Science research studies. 

Participants: Limited to 25 per course.

Fee: TBC

If you require further information, please contact Prof Helen Jones.

Programme Outline for Vascular Ultrasound Imaging

  • B-mode and duplex settings
  • Obtaining conduit artery images
  • FMD and IMT interactive demo
  • FMD/IMT/blood flow 

Cardiac Pre-Participation Screening of Athletes - A Practical Focused Course

Coming in summer 2025

This is a ‘hands-on’ practical course aimed at developing the skills for undertaking cardiac pre-participation screening of an athlete. The sessions will provide theory and practice related to the causes of sudden death in an athlete and how to differentiate an athlete’s heart from inherited cardiac disease.

Participants: Limited to 25 per course

Fee: TBC

If you require further information, please contact Dr David Oxborough on

Programme outline for cardiac athlete screening

  • Aetiology of sudden cardiac death in athletes
  • Normal athletic adaptation
  • The role of the 12-lead ecg, questionnaire and echocardiogram
  • Hands on practical sessions including Heartworks simulator

Organising committee: Dr David Oxborough, Professor Rob Cooper and Professor Keith George