BSE Vice President announcement

Published 12/09/2023

After serving as Vice President of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) since October 2020, Professor Martin Stout has taken the decision to step down.

Martin has played a vital role in reviewing and developing the governance of the BSE during his period in office and has provided immense support both to Dr Claire Colebourn as President, and the office team. Much of what the Vice President does is unseen but the BSE is a significantly stronger organisation as a result of Martin’s work and we are grateful to him for his commitment and dedication. Martin will continue to be involved with the BSE as a member of the Advisory Council.

Dr Claire Colebourn, President said "I want to add a note of personal thanks. The workload of a Vice President is vital to the running of a big society like ours. Martin has supported me and the team with his shoulder to the wheel and I know that the members are always at the forefront of his mind. Martin will continue to play a key role in our Society and in the wider world of echocardiography contributing his unique insight as an academic scientist and echocardiographer. Thank you so much Martin."

As we say goodbye to Martin, we welcome Mr Shaun Robinson as our new Vice President. Most of you will know Shaun from his roles as past Co-chair of Education and current Co-editor in Chief of Echo Research and Practice. On taking up the role, Shaun said "I am delighted and privileged to be taking over the role of Vice President at the BSE. Echocardiographers and their services face many challenges in the coming years, but also great opportunities that the BSE strives to ensure our members, their patients and the wider cardiology community can benefit from. I look forward to continuing the great progress Martin has made in providing the resources and support our members require and to working with Claire, Dan, the trustees, Advisory Council and the team in developing the society over the next three years."