Hands-on cardiac morphology course

Important information 

Regrettably, due to the ever-changing situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) resulting in institutional restrictions imposed on visitors, we have postponed the Hands on Cardiac Morphology Spring (March) and Summer (June) courses. Existing participants have been contacted.


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 3D.

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.

For more details about the programme, download the full programme here


2020 course cancelled, next course TBC


National Heart & Lung Institute, Faculty of Medicine
Imperial College London
Guy Scadding Building,
Cale Street, London, SW3 6LY

Course organiser 

Professor S Yen Ho

Proposed topics

  • Normal anatomy
  • Segmental analysis of congenital heart disease
  • Interatrial communications and atrial septal defects
  • Ventricular septal defects
  • Isometric arrangement of the atrial appendages
  • Anomalous venous connections
  • Coronary arterial anomalies
  • Tetralogy of fallout with pulmonary stenosis
  • Tetralogy of fallout with pulmonary atersia
  • Compete transposition of the great arteries
  • Double outlet right ventricle
  • Common arterial trunk and aorto-pulmonary window
  • Hypoplastic right heart
  • Hypoplastic left heart
  • Aortic arch malformations
  • Univentricular atrioventricular connections
  • Disordant atrioventricular connections
  • Ebstein malformation of tricuspid valve. 


For more information, email Morphology@rbht.nhs.uk.