BJCA Newswire –  23rd February 2024

Only a few days left to register for the EECC 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 this coming 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 2024 – Registration open for early bird bookings!!

Book now for our annual conference BCS2024! Returning to Manchester Central on 3-5 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 is FREE to Associate (BJCA) members until Sunday 5 May, 23:59.

If you are not an Associate (BJCA) member, please click here for further information on how to join.

BCS and Mayo Clinic Cardiology Review Course 2024: 11 – 15 March 2024

Now in its 15th year, the BCS and Mayo Clinic Cardiology Review Course 2024 is the premier opportunity for consultants and cardiology trainees to update their knowledge in cardiology and prepare for revalidation. Held over 5 days at the Royal College of Physicians in London, this comprehensive course is presented by leading figures from the UK and Mayo Clinic.

The course covers the European Cardiology Curriculum through a broad range of didactic lectures together with case-based interactive sessions. Each day includes an hour or more of Q and A sessions for you to grill our panel of experts!

For more information and to register, please click hereBooking closes on 6th March.

Abstract deadlines are approaching – submit your entries for 2024 now!

Deadlines are fast approaching for BCS’ conference abstracts and awards! Submit your abstracts and award entries for BCS2024, for the BCS annual conference in Manchester in June. Selected abstracts will be published in a special edition of the BCS/BMJ Journal Heart, so will reach a large international audience. The different categories of abstracts and awards are listed below and have different application processes and deadlines:

Clinical Abstracts:
Please read the detailed instructions here before submission. The deadline for submission for clinical abstracts is 11.59pm on Sunday 3 March 2024 and the submission online portal is here.

Young Investigator Awards (YIA):
The Young Investigators Award competition is open for applications. The submission is separate from that governing the poster abstracts and consists of a brief communication comprising an abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion and figure legends. Research work submitted as a poster abstract can also be submitted in the YIA competition. The detailed instructions are here and the deadline for submissions is 11.59pm on Sunday 3 March 2024.

Basic Science Abstracts:
Please read the detailed instructions here before submission. The deadline for submission for basic abstracts is 11.59pm on Sunday 10 March 2024 and the submission online portal is here

UK Maternal Cardiology Society (UKMCS) Trainee Conference – 22nd April 2024

The UKMCS is proud to present a not-for profit, trainee focused educational day on presentations of cardiac emergencies in maternal/obstetric care. The day is centred around a combination of multi-speciality case based discussions and lectures by an expect faculty. The programme has been aimed at and mapped to Cardiology, O+G, Anaesthetic and Intensive Care curricula and aimed at the ST3+ level but all who are interested are welcome. A full programme will be published shortly on the UKMCS website. The event, which is to be hosted at Engineers House in Bristol benefits from on-site parking, a later start time to reduce rush hour stress and is fully catered.

UKMCS members with receive a discount and can be applied for by any new members also. Membership for trainees can be obtained for only £30 via the UKMCS website and selecting the associate tier; this also comes with a variety of discounts to our other educational events.

To register, please click here.
Click here to download programme.

Heart Vacancy – Recruiting for Cardiology in Focus Section Editors: Application deadline 3rd March 2024

Heart has an exciting vacancy for an enthusiastic editor to join the journal’s Cardiology in Focus section.
The Cardiology in Focus section consists of short articles on topics of particular interest to trainees, junior cardiologists and cardiovascular researchers and the journal is seeking enthusiastic cardiology trainees or junior cardiologists to commission and write relevant articles for this section.

Find out more and how to apply

South Coast Electrophysiology Conference: 25th April 2024, University Hospital Southampton

This is a one-day conference, where experts from across the country will discuss the latest technological advancements in electrophysiology and devices. They will also be addressing current controversies in the field and discussing their approaches to challenging presentations.

The conference will be held at University Hospital Southampton and will be targeted to Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologists as well EP Fellows and Registrars, GPs with a special interest in cardiac rhythm management, cardiac physiologists and specialist arrhythmia nurses.

The conference is free to attend,  due to limitations in places, only those with a confirmed place will be able to attend.

To register, please email –
View programme

Stress Echocardiography:  Monday 22nd April 2024, CCT Venue Smithfield, London

The course covers a wide range of topics including ischaemic, structural/valve (HCM, AS, MR, MS) & diastolic stress echo and includes both interactive lectures and read with the experts.

For futher information and how to register, click here.

An Introduction to Cardiac CT with 50 cases: Monday 22nd April 2024, Luton & Dunstable University Hospital, Luton

Join us for this 1 day Cardiac CT course, which will provide you with an introduction to Cardiac CT with interpretation of 50 cases. Topics covered including technical principles of cardiac CT and its application to imaging the heart, patient preparation and the basics of Cardiac CT interpretation. This course provides 6 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists. For further information and to book a place, please visit our website at

BHRS Accreditation for Physicians: Registration for inaugural Physician Exam Now Open

2024 marks the introduction of BHRS Accreditation for Physicians. Aimed at trainees at ST6 grade and beyond, this exam focuses on the advanced theme of “Leading an arrhythmia service.”
Achieving physician accreditation in this specialised field will not only demonstrate your expertise but also serve as compelling evidence of completing the advanced training theme.

The inaugural Physician exam is set for May 15, 2024, with registration NOW OPEN here

Hands-on Transoesophageal Echocardiography course: 6th March 2024, Essex Cardiothoracic Centre

1-day hand-on course aimed at Cardiology registrars, Anaesthetic registrars and Cardiac physiologists.

Morning lectures including safe sedation, probe insertion, common pathology and minimum dataset guidelines. Afternoon practical sessions including hands-on TOE using HeartWorks® simulators and post processing on Philips workstations.

Cost: £100 including lunch provided by Anurag Aggarwal, Top 3 finalist of MasterChef UK 2023.

Please email to register your place.

RSM President’s Prize 2024: Deadline 7th March 2024

Calling all UK cardiology registrars!Submit your original research to the Royal Society of Medicine President’s Prize for the chance to win £1000.

Click on link to submit.

North East Coronary Angiography & Vascular Access Course: 22nd April 2024, Tyne & Wear

This is a one day course on North East Coronary Angiography & Vascular Access taking place at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.

To view the course agenda and register your place, visit the NECEP website.  Course cost is £100.

For enquiries, please email

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.

Transcatheter Mitral UK and Ireland 2024: 15 March 2024, Mathematical Institute, Oxford

The one-day meeting will consider all aspects of transcatheter mitral intervention, including transcatheter mitral valve edge-to-edge repair live case, TEER tips and tricks, a concomitant mitral and tricuspid case-in-a-box and a look at the role of minimally invasive surgery and transcatheter valve replacement. As well as interactive discussions with renowned experts from the UK and farther afield.
Our hope is that this meeting will attract all those who have an active interest in the transcatheter valve space.

You don’t want to miss out!

Download programme.
For more information and how to register, please click here.

Oxford Live: 8 – 9 April 2024, St Anne’s College, Oxford

Oxford Live, now in its 20th year, offers a challenging mix of live cases, lectures and case reviews. The course aims to provide cutting-edge education for cardiologists, senior interventional fellows and cardiac surgeons.

Sessions will focus on topics including the practical aspects of managing aortic stenosis, which TAVI valve to choose and the new area of managing tricuspid regurgitation with percutaneous therapies.

We have an outstanding faculty and we look forward to you joining us for an interactive and stimulating experience.

A complimentary dinner and accommodation for a £1 booking fee is available to delegates.

Register now:

London Arrhythmia Summit: 14 June 2024, The King’s Fund, London

The London Arrhythmia Summit aims to provide high-quality arrhythmia and pacing education in a succinct one-day format in the UK. The talks are short and focussed with key take-home messages highlighted in a retainable manner. Some presentations will have provocative titles to enable drilling down to key clinical questions that we often ask in routine patient care. There will be no-holds-barred debates with heavyweights in the arrhythmia field tackling challenging clinical scenarios and questions. There is plenty of opportunity for audience interaction with our prestigious faculty through the multiple Ask the Expert sessions.

Registration Fees:

  • Early bird Consultant: £69
  • Early bird Nurses & Trainees: £29
  • Consultant £89
  • Industry: £700
  • Nurses & Trainees: £49
  • Staff at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital and the Guys’ and St Thomas’ Foundation NHS Trust: Complimentary

Early bird registration open:

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