BJCA Newswire –  15th December 2023

*Save the date – Cardiology to the Core 2024*

Make sure to save the date for our free annual EECC revision course ‘Cardiology to the Core’, which will be held in Birmingham on the 11th and 12th May 2024! Booking details will be released nearer the time.

First call for registration for the EEEC 2024 exam – 18 June 2024

Booking is now open for the 2024 European Exam in Core Cardiology. Passing the EECC is a curriculum requirement for CCT in the UK and is administered by the European Society of Cardiology, in conjunction with the UEMS Cardiology Section and the national cardiac societies.

The 2024 exam will take place on Tuesday 18 June and registration is now open – the closing date for registrations is 11.59pm on Monday 26 February – late applications will not be accepted. There are two points of entry to the exam – one for UK trainees and one for CESR candidates, please follow the links below:

UK Candidates
CESR Candidates

The web pages contain detailed information including how to apply, the format of the exam and how to book a time slot.

BCS – Taking the First Steps in Cardiovascular Research – 23rd February 2024Back by popular demand the BCS are running it’s ‘Taking the First Steps in Cardiovascular Research’ course on the 23rd of February 2024.

This online one-day course is a must attend for all trainees interested about getting involved in research or those thinking about going out of programme. The course will cover all aspects of research from getting funding to publishing. With an internationally renowned faculty and networking opportunities, sign up quickly to avoid disappointment

For more information and to register, please click here.

Medicamentum Hands on Transthoracic Echo Course – 24th & 25th February 2024 LIMITED PLACES

A two-day echo course on the weekend of the 24th and 25th February at UCL in London. Prior to this, delegates will have access to 8 hours of pre-recorded lectures delivered by award winning consultants/BSE faculty. There will be two full days of hands-on echo scanning with experienced physiologists, senior registrars and consultants who are BSE accredited. All food and refreshments will be provided. Limited places.  Book a place at

Cardiology Mock Interviews – sign up by 17:00 on 19th January 2024

The BJCA Starter Committee have developed a new programme to offer full length mock interviews to Cardiology ST4 applicants for the 2024 intake.
We are looking for cardiology trainees/consultants (current ST4 and above) who would be willing to act as mock interviewers. These would take place throughout the week commencing 19th February 2024 during the evenings/at the weekend, conducted via MS Teams.
Pre-prepared questions will be provided, for a 35 minute interview with 5-10 minutes of feedback per candidate. You will be paired with another interviewer, and would be asked to conduct 3 mock interviews in a session.
Certification of involvement will be issued to all interviewers.
Please complete the google form to let us know if you can offer your time to fill any of the following sessions. Deadline for signing up is 17:00 on 19th January 2024.

AVATAR post-CCT fellowship starting October 2024

St. George’s Hospital AVATAR program is recruiting for a fully funded post-Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) level, or EU-equivalent, clinical fellowship in Ventricular Arrhythmias. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain first-hand operator experience in mapping and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias in a busy tertiary cardiology centre, with quaternary referrals for ventricular arrhythmias, under the direct supervision of Dr M Saba. The fellow will gain experience in mapping and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias, including epicardial-endocardial, in all substrates. The minimum duration is 12 months, starting October 2024.

Interested applicants should contact Dr Magdi Saba, with CV attached, via email at by February 17th, 2024. Interviews will be held in late February/early March 2024.

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.

BCIS Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention 2024: 31 January – 2 February 2024 – Now Available to Watch Virtually for Free

The meeting will take place from Wednesday 31st January to 2nd February 2024 and for the first time in its history, ACI is being held as a hybrid meeting and virtual registration is FREE and open to all, allowing international colleagues to enjoy the very best of British Cardiovascular Intervention for the first time streamed LIVE from London.

BCIS ACI will once again offer a dynamic, relevant and innovative three-day programme with dedicated sessions for 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 for In Person and Virtual Attendance:
Become a BCIS member:

Whilst the programme isn’t yet available, you will be able to enjoy the following:

  • LIVE cases from Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
  • Updates on important trials and research
  • Talks on Innovations in Intervention
  • A session dedicated to short, focussed, 5-minute talks
  • Lots of healthy debate
  • Prof. Mamas Mamas’ first BCIS audit presentation
  • The ever-popular complications session
  • And much more!

Worldwide EXCELLENCE for Young Cardiologists Webinars – 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.

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