Hands-on cardiac morphology course


This three-day course takes registrants from the basics of normal hearts and simple congenital malformations, through to the more complex defects and the conduction system, with live video demonstrations.

This unique course is recommended for all professionals who manage and treat patients with congenital heart disease. It allows participants to appreciate the arrangement of the malformations in 3-dimensions.

Our highly experienced team of tutors includes surgeons, pediatric cardiologists and pathologists who will provide guidance tailored to the needs of the participant.

EBAC 18CME and 18 CPD credits

To allow for an optimal tutor attendee ratio at the practical sessions, we have to limit the number of participants for the full course. Register early to avoid disappointment.

This is the original hands-on cardiac morphology course in London and has been running successfully now for 25 years.

The course programme is endorsed by

  • the British Cardiovascular (this links to the Cardiology Curriculum: 3.1 Advanced Adolescent  and Adult Congenital Heart Disease, 3.5 Interventional Cardiology,  3.10 Advanced Transthoracic Echocardiography).

  • the ESC WG Developmental Anatomy and Pathology

  • Morphology of congenital heart malformations. Incorporating the foundation course under the auspices of the British Paediatric Cardiac Association.


This course is run twice a year, once in spring and once in summer. 

Spring: 10-12 April 2019

Summer: 3-5 July 2019


National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) 
Imperial College 
Dovehouse Street 

Directions to NHLI

Course organiser 

Professor S Yen Ho


Early-bird rate: £620 (expires two months before the course) 

Full price: £650 

Book for April

Book for July

Proposed topics

  • Normal anatomy

  • Septal structures and valves

  • Segmental analysis

  • Atrial septal defects

  • Ventricular septal defects

  • Atrioventricular septal defects

  • Anomalous venous connections

  • Isomeric arrangement of atrial appendages

  • Fallot’s tetralogy

  • Complete transposition

  • Double outlet right ventricle

  • Common arterial trunk and Aorto-pulmonary window

  • Coronary malformations

  • Hypoplastic right heart

  • Hypoplastic left heart

  • Fallot with pulmonary atresia

  • Discordant atrioventricular connections

  • Univentricular atrioventricular connections

  • Straddling valves and Ebstein malformation

Read the programme for the course (PDF, 101KB)


For more information you should email Morphology@rbht.nhs.uk.