Cardiology ECHO

Join the Cardiology ECHO Network to share and learn evidence-based, best-practice management with a multi-disciplinary team.

This ECHO Program aims to support the rollout of SA Health's Clinical Prioritisation Criteria. The CPCs are clinical decision-making support tools that assist in ensuring patients referred to our tertiary hospitals are clinically categorised and accepted based on standardised state-wide clinical referral criteria.

Enrol for the Cardiology ECHO Network

This program has reached maximum capacity enrolment. Please join the waitlist and we will inform you if a place becomes available.

Whilst we endeavour to enrol all applicants, priority will be given to those located in rural and regional South Australia and those with a patient case to present. We apologise in advance if we cannot accommodate you in the program.

If you are from outside of South Australia or are interested in joining as session as an observer, please email echo@sapmea.asn.au .

Join the waitlist

Submit your cases

We welcome all cases, whether they involve common clinical scenarios related to diagnosis and care, or those that involve complex or challenging presentations and patient management scenarios.

The benefits of presenting a case during an ECHO session include receiving advice and feedback on current strategies, gaining perspectives from a multi-disciplinary professional support network, and arming you with the knowledge and confidence to improve patient care.

Please note that ECHO sessions are not secondary consultations and do not replace specialist referral, where needed.

submit a case

Meet the Cardiology ECHO Network panel

GP Facilitator:

Dr Bridget Sawyer - GP at Parkside Family Practice, Chair of AMA(SA) Council of General Practice

Panellists:

Cardiologists
  • Dr Julie Bradley - RAH
  • Dr Matthew Worthley - RAH
  • Dr Alicia Chan - TQEH
  • Dr Joanne Eng-Frost - FMC
  • Prof Arduino Mangoni - FMC
  • Dr Phil Tideman - ICCnet SA
Clinical Pharmacist
  • Cassandra Potts - FMC
  • Sharryn Heard - RAH
Nurse Practitioner
  • Kate Elliot - ICCnet SA
  • Lynn Chan - RAH
  • Prof Jeroen Hendricks - FMC


CPD eligibility 

RACGP members who attend at least 4 sessions and participate in both the initiation and review meeting will be eligible to receive 40 points (Cat 1) for a Reviewing Performance activity under the Peer-Group Learning model. RACGP members who attend fewer than 4 sessions, will receive an attendance certificate to self-claim Cat 2 points.

ACRRM members will be eligible to receive Case Discussion Credits under the Performance Review Category.

Points and certificates will be sent/allocated at the end of the network ECHO series.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the Cardiology ECHO Network series, participants will be able to:

1. Assess and diagnose patients presenting with various cardiological disorders or symptoms.

2. Apply a multidisciplinary approach to the management of patients with various cardiological disorders or symptoms.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the local cardiology referral criteria and pathways.

Learn more about how ECHO sessions work here.

Find other ECHO networks here.

For questions and enquiries, please contact the ECHO Coordinator at ECHO@sapmea.asn.au.

This project is supported with funding from Wellbeing SA

Contributing partners: