SHDA is a part of the #FOAMed (Free Open-Access Meducation) revolution, and is dedicated to providing free, accessible teaching from all specialties involved in the care of structural cardiac diseases.

Other #FOAMed websites that are dedicated to free medical education include:

Life In The Fast Lane

LITFL is a medical blog and website dedicated to providing free online emergency medicine and critical care insights and education for everyone, everywhere…anytime. The website, headed by Mike Cadogan & Chris Nickson, consists mostly of emergency physicians and intensivists based in Australia and New Zealand.

Intensive Care Network

The Intensive Care Network (ICN) has been developed to educate, link and stimulate healthcare professionals involved in critical care, based on what we believe to be one of the key characteristics of Intensive Care: the teamwork and collegiality that occurs when like-minded professionals share a common purpose. It is run by a dedicated team of critical care specialists and trainees committed to providing high quality, free medical education and to do it with style.

On The Wards

onthewards originated from some locally produced podcasts for junior doctors at Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital. There was such interest from doctors at other hospitals that they decided to remove the passwords and make it available to everyone.

Other Useful Websites

3D Echo 360°

3D Echo 360° is an exciting, cutting-edge workshop for all those who are interested in 3D Echo. They offer a unique 3D Echo learning experience including lectures, hands-on sessions, live sessions and clinical cases.

European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is an independent, non-governmental organisation. Our members and decision makers are health care professionals that give their time and expertise freely, in addition to their daily high-paced clinical and/or research work. The ESC represents over 95 000 cardiology professionals, principally from across Europe and the Mediterranean basin, but also from the rest of the world.