BJCA Newswire –  10th November 2023

BJCA Device Implanter and Troubleshooting Course – next session 16th November 2023

The most highly attended BJCA course is back.

The BJCA-Medtronic Device Implanter and Troubleshooting course follows on from your Device Programming Course that took place in February.

The sessions are designed for Cardiology ST4, ST5 and Clinical Fellows who have some experience in Pacemaker/ICD implantation but not routinely as first operator in your training. (See the related CiP and procedural components from the 2022 curriculum below).
Sign up here.

This 4-part series will run on Thursday evenings starting from 9th November at 17:30.
Session 2: Thursday 16th November, 17.30 – 19.00
Session 3: Thursday 23rd November, 17.30 – 19.30
Session 4: Thursday 30th November, 17.30 – 19.00

We will have expert faculty commentating step-by-step alongside a PPM and CRT case and sharing their personal tips and tricks.

And as requested, we’ve also added more Device Programming troubleshooting for you too!

Related curriculum points:

  • Specialty CiP 3 (at Level 4): “Assess, investigate and instigate management in asymptomatic and symptomatic patients at risk of arrhythmic events including identifying patients who may be indicated cardiovascular implanted electronic devices (‘implantable devices’) and electrophysiological study and ablation”
  • Pacemaker implantation (at level 3- under supervision)

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BCS/BCOS/UCLH Cancer Academy Cardio-Oncology Course – Tuesday 28 November 2023

This joint British Cardiovascular Society, British Cardio-Oncology Society, University College London Hospitals Cancer Academy course on Tuesday 28 November will provide an update in contemporary cardio-oncology practice and cover recent updates in cardio-oncology. A multidisciplinary practical approach to common cardiac issues in oncology/haem-oncology patients will be explored, along with a review of the pivotal role of the cardiac physiologist in cardio-oncology echocardiography services. Book hereOnline registration closes: Midday, Tuesday 21 November.

BCS A Year in Cardiology – Friday 15th December 2023

The culmination to the cardiovascular year will review the biggest and most relevant topics of the past 12 months. This course is a must-attend for consultants and cardiology trainees who wish to keep up to date on advances in cardiology. There will also be a live Q&A session posing questions to the expert panel.

For more information and to register, please click here.

BCIS Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention 2024: 31 January – 2 February 2024

BCIS ACI will once again offer a dynamic, relevant and innovative three-day programme with dedicated sessions trainees. In-person attendance is exclusive to BCIS members and free for trainee members, giving you the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals up and down the country.

Register your place here:
Become a BCIS member:

Clinical Fellow in ACHD/Paediatric Intervention at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital – Closes 17 November 2023

Come join us in Liverpool.
The successful applicant will work under the supervision of the consultants who perform the different structural Interventions. There will be exposure to all aspects of ACHD/Paediatric structural intervention as well as opportunities to maintain other complimentary skills.
Outpatient work will include a minimum of two weekly ACHD clinics and flexibility across sites The appointee will be responsible for management of ACHD and paediatric patients and for the post-procedure management of structural intervention patients.
The successful candidate will be expected to become competent in ACHD and paediatric procedures by the end of their 12 months and be able to take up a consultant post which includes structural intervention.

For more information, please click here.

Cardiology Fellowships

The BJCA are often provided details of fellowships (both clinical and research) to advertise. We have developed a system for uploading and displaying fellowships (and consultant posts) on the BJCA website:

Current fellowships/jobs the BJCA is aware of can be found here:
To post details of a fellowship/job for the website, go here:

Please circulate to any members of your departments who have fellowship opportunities to advertise.

Worldwide EXCELLENCE for Young Cardiologists Webinars – November and December

Worldwide EXCELLENCE for young cardiologists is an advanced programme addressed to young cardiologists, aimed at deepening their theoretical and practical knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases. Follow the 4 modules (in 8 webinars) to improve your competences with 4 recognised international cardiology centers.

For more information, please click here. You can join the programme here.

BJCA Cardiology Handbook 2023

We have completely revamped the BJCA Cardiology Induction Handbook this year. This is the definitive resource for new cardiology ST4s. The new handbook includes details on the 2023 curriculum and a load of top tips for new cardiology registrars. The handbook can be found here.

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