New Horizons in Echocardiography was first held in 2009. This course was conceived at a time when there was no dedicated echocardiography courses run in South Africa. The aim of this course was to provide physicians and sonographers with the opportunity to improve their knowledge in echocardiography . A second unique aim was to provide practical training to participants on various echocardiographic techniques.
Since its inception this course has grown in popularity and in 2013 was given official endorsement form the European cardiovascular imaging society. The current course is aimed at providing attendees with updates on current echocardiographic practice guidelines as well as a comprehensive introduction to three dimensional echocardiography.