BJCA Newswire –  19th May 2023

Last chance to complete the 2023 BJCA Survey!!

The BJCA 2023 survey is still live for you to have your say but will be closing soon. This is the most powerful tool the BJCA has to drive change and improve training in cardiology.

As always we are offering the chance to win FREE registration to this year’s ESC Congress in Amsterdam, August 25th to 28th. Just add your details on the final page of the survey to be entered into the prize draw.

Taking the First Steps in Cardiovascular Research – now open for booking! 

The BCS is running a one-day course called Taking the First Steps in Cardiovascular Research on Monday 3rd July. The course is at the Macadam building at King’s College, London.

An internationally renowned faculty will take delegates through a step-by-step guide to the process of planning, funding and ultimately completing a cardiovascular research project (+/-higher degree!).

To ensure all delegates get the most out of the day, the afternoon sessions have been split into two workshops streams – one for those who are considering research in the future, and a second for those about to come out of program or who have recently started.  Booking here

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Voting in the BCS elections

As the future of the British Cardiovascular Society (and indeed the profession), Associate (BJCA) members are invited to vote in the BCS elections. This includes voting for the next BCS President, positions on Council and the various BCS committees.

Voting in the elections is a great opportunity to have your say in the shaping of the Society and the work it will be doing in the coming years.

Current Associate members of the BCS should now have received their invitation to vote via email. If you have not received this email, please contact the BCS on

More information about becoming an Associate member of the BCS can be found here.

Voting closes at midnight on Wednesday 24 May 2023. Results will be announced following the BCS AGM on 7 June.

BJCA drinks reception at BCS Conference 2023

The legendary BJCA drinks reception will happen again on the Monday of this year’s BCS conference in Manchester. Lots of trainees and consultants alike attended last year and had a great time.

Venue: The Oast House, M3 3AY.
Date: Monday 5th June
Time: 18:15 onwards.

Hopefully we will see you all there.

BCS seeking a new Chair for the Digital and IT Committee (DITC)

The British Cardiovascular Society is looking for a motivated engaged cardiovascular professional in training or a consultant role to Chair the Digital and IT Committee (DITC) meetings and help lead the Digital and IT work stream for the society with steer, support and oversight from the VP Digital, Communications and Marketing.

The role would is open to trainees and would suit someone wishing to further develop their profile in UK cardiovascular medicine with a strong digital and IT interest, expertise or background. The role will be pivotal to the future developments and strategy of the society and the project of digital renewal.

Full details of the role and how to apply can be found here. Applicants should have the support of their Clinical Director or Clinical Line Manager for the role. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 24 May 2023 5pm.

BCS Annual Conference 2023 – Hot Topic Moderators

The BCS is looking for BJCA members to participate in moderating the Hot Topics sessions at the upcoming Annual Conference from 5-7th June. These are 10-15 minute sessions aimed at answering some of the hot topics in cardiovascular medicine during the conference breaks. The main function of the Hot Topics moderator is to ensure smooth running of the hot topics sessions in the Education Hall, in particular welcoming/familiarising the speakers with the AV equipment, keeping the speakers to time and inviting questions from the audience. If you are keen to partake please let Alex or Su know via email:

Book for BCS2023 – last few Education Zone training sessions available!You can still book for the biggest cardiology conference in UK – BCS2023. Held at Manchester Central on 5-7 June 2023, the theme of this year’s conference is ‘Future-proofing Cardiology for the next 10 years’, concentrating on workforce issues, multidisciplinary working and resilience and sustainability in training.

The Education Zone offers tailored hands-on simulator and imaging training, and there are only a few slots left, so don’t delay to avoid missing out on invaluable training:

  • TAVI (Medtronic) (TransAortic Valve Implantation) (Simulator Village)
  • ASD/PFO closure (Abbott) (Simulator Village)
  • CTO PCI (Teleflex) (Simulator Village)

Occasionally other sessions become available due to cancellations, so keep an eye on any sessions that you think you may have missed in case a place becomes available.

There are still plenty of places on the Lifelong Learning Courses – highly interactive, moderated sessions that cover the range of the general cardiology curriculum and consist of 30 multiple choice questions on clinical grey cases.
Education Zone training and courses are available through the conference booking process

EACVI and BCS 2023 Quizzes – Opportunity to get involved

The legendary cardiology quiz master Prof Mark Westwood is looking for enthusiastic trainees to submit interesting cases to be part of both the EACVI and BCS conference quizzes this year.

Please see here for the submission and format instructions and here for a case example.

EACVI categories: echo, nuclear, MRI and CT.
BCS categories: Imaging (any modality), PCI/Structural, EP/Devices, Heart Failure, ACHD

Submit your cases directly to Prof Mark Westwood

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.

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