BJCA Newswire –  14th June 2024

Message for those sitting the upcoming EECC

For all trainees sitting the exam on 18th June – PLEASE check the IT requirements and run a test at least 2 days prior to the exam.

We have been reminded that a number of UK candidates who faced technical problems last year had not followed the recommendations. The EECC sent out an email on 28th May with full details of this

And of course – GOOD LUCK!

ChatEECC question bank

We are excited to announce the launch of ChatEECC, a free AI-powered question-generator designed to help trainees prepare for the EECC exam. This has been developed by Dr Nikhil Ahluwalia ( from Barts and supported by Medtronic. Please find the link for it here:

Would you like to be one of our BCS sub-editors for a year?

Would you like to improve your writing skills, learn about different cardiology topics and have the opportunity to win a prize at the BCS annual conference?

Then the BCS sub-editor role could be for you!
You will commit to writing at least two editorials in your editorial year on topics that interest you, for publication on the BCS website. The top 3 editorials submitted will be presented as an oral presentation at BCS 2025, with the opportunity to win a prize.

The sub-editor roles are available to cardiology specialist trainees. To apply, please submit your UK cardiology NTN and BCS member numbers, with a brief abstract of 100 words on your chosen topic, to BCS Editorials Editor, Dr Akriti Naraen – by 11.59pm on Friday 26 July.

Further details are available here. The entries will be competitively assessed and a select number will be invited to become sub-editors. The role will begin in September 2024.

BCS National Training Day – 13th September 2024, The London Institute for Healthcare Engineering (LIHE), London

Covering topics from the current cardiology curriculum, the sessions in the National Training Day are carefully tailored to address potential gaps in the training programme, or provide additional detail on areas trainees have identified as being of concern. Specially designed for UK cardiology trainees, each course features a variety of prominent speakers from the field of cardiology. To register, book here.

The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, UCL – SpR Case Study MDT Grand Rounds Meeting

Please mark Friday, 4th October in your diary to attend this interactive and engaging cross-speciality meeting at The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, University College London.
Submissions of clinical cases relating Cardiology, Nephrology, and Diabetes are welcome. The format for this meeting will see Registrar’s presenting cases and discussing with their peers in the other related specialties their opinion on next steps and treatment direction.  The aim is to create an interactive and engaging session while disseminating the important MDT aspects.

Registration is free and further details can be seen on the attached flyer including specific times, how to register and how to submit a case study.

Trainees are encouraged to attend in-person however online attendance is also possible for those unable to travel to London.  A networking lunch will be provided and all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for this meeting.

To register:

To submit a case report for presentation:

Download flyer for further information.

Cardiac Devices Technology & Trobleshooting: 19th & 26th June

Whether you are sitting an upcoming exam or want to learn more, this two-part virtual course will cover topics to consolidate your knowledge for management of Pacemaker, ICD and CRT Devices. This interactive course will include case studies, question and answers to help prepare you for device accreditation.

For further details and how to register, please download flyer.

CardioStars: a research translation and commercialisation programme from the British Heart Foundation

CardioStars helps physicians and scientists take their research discoveries and turn them into products and businesses that can make a difference to patients. The programme provides a crash course in research translation, innovation and entrepreneurship, and offers networking opportunities and expert mentoring.

The next event takes place in Oxford on Friday 21st June. For further information or to express your interest in the programme visit

Liverpool Structural Cardiology Course: 12 July 2024, The Muncipal Hotel, Liverpool

The Liverpool Structural Cardiology Simulation Course is a full day, hands-on course designed to offer a comprehensive and in depth experience on all aspects of structural intervention.

For more information on how to register, please click here /download programme.
Any queries should be directed towards

Medicamentum Hands on Transthoracic Echo Course – 17th & 18th August 2024 LIMITED PLACES

A two-day echo course on the weekend of the 17th and 18th August at UCL in London. Limited places available. A 10% discount will be applied for BJCA members. Email with code Medicamentum_BJCA2024 for discount.

Full details of the course can be found at

Cardiac Device Fellowship, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Applications closes on the 18th of June.
Full details for the post can be found at:
Please contact Dr Chris Saunderson for more information (

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