BJCA Newswire – 17th March 2023

Registration is open for BCS2023!

Book now for BCS2023! Returning to Manchester Central on 5-7 June, the largest UK cardiology conference attracts high profile speakers from the UK and overseas, including the leadership of both the European Society of Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology. The wide-ranging programme provides high quality education for both trainees and consultants. Key elements of the conference include the BCS Education Zone, offering tailored, one-to-one, hands-on training for simulator and imaging, and the ever popular ‘Hot Topics’ zones. Registration for the Education Zone will open soon.Early bird registration before 3 May is free to BJCA Associate members.

Royal Jubilee Hospital Fellowship and Cardiology Job – General cardiology position (inpatient and outpatient care), Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC, Canada

The Vancouver Island Health Authority Department of Cardiac Services has two opportunities for General Cardiologists to join a Heart Health Division in Victoria, which will be part of a well-established 21-member Division of Cardiology in Victoria. The General Cardiology Group is part of a tertiary care centre supported by subspecialty colleagues in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, heart failure, cardiac rehabilitation and echocardiography.

Experience in women’s health, adult congenital heart disease, cardio-oncology or cardiac rehabilitation would be an advantage. The successful candidate will contribute to the coronary care unit (10 beds), the cardiology wards (30 beds) and the cardiology consultation service. They will have access to graphics including ECGs, Holters and treadmills.

Academic affiliation and teaching opportunities are available through the University of British Columbia, Island Medical Program.  This practice exists within a rich environment of learners ranging from medical students to fellows.

For more information, please go to

We look forward to hearing from you!

Olivier Desplantie, MDCM, FRCPC
Clinical Instructor, UBC
Director of the Vancouver Island Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy clinic
General cardiology, advanced heart failure/transplantation, cardiac rehabilitation and prevention specialist

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

BHVS Trainee Committee – Call for Applicants

The British Heart Valve Society (BHVS), affiliated to the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS), seeks 5 applicants from a variety of disciplines involved in managing heart valve disease to join a new ‘BHVS Trainee Committee’. He/she will join the wider BHVS Council & be actively involved in the Society.

Principal Roles of the BHVS Trainee Committee:

  1. To promote awareness of the Society and its meetings / educational activities across the wider medical network.
  1. To help organise the annual meeting along with council – this includes organising the programme and arranging sponsors for the meeting.
  1. To take ownership of the quarterly newsletter – formatting, inviting trainees and consultants to contribute.
  1. To produce and format an ‘Atlas of Valve Disease’ for the website – this involves working directly with the website organisers to upload to the ‘Members’ section of the website.
  1. To create a monthly webinar for members to receive regular teaching on all aspects of heart valve disease.

Eligibility Criteria:
The BHVS trainee committee representatives must hold a National Training Number (NTN) in Cardiology, Radiology, ITU, Anaesthetic, Cardiothoracic, Infectious Diseases or Microbiology.
The BHVS trainee committee representative must be a BHVS member. If not already a member, one can join via the website. Membership is £50 per annum and permits access to the “members only” areas of the BHVS website and discounted rates for the BHVS meetings and annual conference.

Please send expressions of interest and reasons for your application to by Friday 14th April 2023.


The British Heart Rhythm Symposium – 28th March, The Royal College of Physicians, London


Simply visit, choose Level 2 membership and apply the promotional code.  You will then receive free membership for the year.  Anyone using this code will also receive their symposium ticket within 2 days via email.

More details on the symposium:

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.

East Midland’s Cardiomyopathy & Advanced HF Cardiology Training Day – 30th March 2023.

Talks will cover the diagnosis, classification and treatments for the different cardiomyopathies. In addition the role of advanced therapies including transplantation.  This event is aimed at trainees in higher speciality training in cardiology, trainees in internal medicine, consultant physicians and other members of the multi-professional team.

Register for free here.

Chronic Total Occlusion: An Introduction to CTO PCI

You’re invited to the nineteenth ‘Chronic Total Occlusion: An Introduction to CTO PCI’ meeting at Leicester Marriott Hotel on 25 May, 2023.

Aimed at cath lab staff, trainees and more senior CTO PCI operators who are still on the learning curve, the day-long meeting aims to demystify CTO PCI techniques and practice, whilst providing helpful tips. Featuring an esteemed faculty, expect discussions on how to set-up, grow and improve CTO PCI service, hands-on demonstration sessions, lectures and live cases!

Register for free:

Coronary Angiography and Vascular Access Course – 22nd March 2023

North East Cardiology Education Program offers our “4th NE Coronary angiography & Vascular Access Course” to be held in Newcastle Upon Tyne on 22nd March 2023. Visit our website for information and registration.

Download flyer/course agenda

Coronary Complications During PCI: A case-based learning opportunity

Monday, 17 April 2023, at Radisson Blu East Midlands Airport in Derby.

With course director Dr Kamal Chitkara at the helm, the day-long conference aims to showcase coronary complication cases that will be discussed with a panel of experts and the audience; this is a best way to learn from each other’s experiences!

More information can be viewed here:—A-Case-Based-Learning-Opportunity.aspx

Oxford Live 2023

You’re invited to the thirteenth Oxford Live, a one-day live course taking place on Wednesday, 19 April at Saïd Business School, Oxford.

You can expect live cases from Karolinska Hospital, Sweden, and John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, lectures and case reviews from an outstanding national and international faculty with worldwide reputations.

Whether you’re a cardiologist, cardiac surgeon, specialist registrar or allied health professional involved in caring for cardiac patients, you won’t want to miss Oxford Live!

Register for free:

Practical IVUS & OCT 2023

Join us at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, on Tuesday, 9 May, for Practical IVUS & OCT! Now in its fourteenth year, the meeting aims to provide the essential knowledge base and interpretation skills needed to adopt IVUS and OCT into your cath lab successfully.

The one-day meeting is ideal for interventional consultants, registrars and allied cath lab professionals. So, what are you waiting for?

Register for free here:


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