BJCA Newswire –  26th January 2024

*Booking for Cardiology to the Core 2024 – opens Friday 16th February at 12pm*

Booking will open for our free annual EECC revision course ‘Cardiology to the Core’, which is being held in Birmingham on the 11th and 12th May, on Friday 16th Feb at 12pm. The course has limited places and is first come first served so make sure you add a reminder to your calenders! The booking link will be added to the newswire shortly.

Four weeks left to register 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 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.

BCS Abstract submissions now open! Submit your abstracts and award entries for BCS 2024!

You can now submit your abstracts and award entries for BCS2024, 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: These abstracts can be submitted via the online portal in the following categories:

  • ACHD/valve disease/pericardial disease/cardiomyopathy
  • Acute coronary syndromes & Interventional Cardiology
  • Allied Health Professionals/Nursing/Health Scientists
  • Cardiac Rhythm Management
  • Heart Failure
  • Imaging
  • Stable IHD/Prevention/Hypertension/Lipids

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.

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

Young Investigator Award Submission (YIA)
The Young Investigators Award competition is also 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.

CT in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Course: 12th and 13th February 2024, Liverpool

Siemens Healthineers is partnering with the North West Cardiovascular Imaging to facilitate a CT in ACHD course.

Learn and explore the use of Computed Tomography, and its implementation in your everyday clinical practice of Adult Congenital Heart Disease.

This course is suitable for Radiologists, ACHD Cardiologist with no CT experience and Imaging Cardiologists without previous exposure to ACHD. The course programme has been carefully constructed to ensure it is suitable for both trainees and experienced consultants.

Further information including the agenda can be found here.

To book a space email the NWCVI team:

BCS – Taking the First Steps in Cardiovascular Research: 23rd February 2024

Back 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.  Booking closes on 20th February.

BHRS Scientific Sessions: 27th – 29th February 2024, The Midland, Manchester

BHRS Scientific Sessions will provide essential education and updates to all arrhythmia professionals and trainees. Content focussed on EP ablation, devices, ICC, ACHD and research will be held alongside special sessions for fellows, investigators, cardiac physiologists, nurses and BHRS exam candidates.

In addition to the main three-day conference, there are three bonus training days available to attend:

  • Hands-On Simulator Training Day
  • Arrhythmia Nurses Day
  • EP Traces Day

You must be a BHRS member; the discount code for a year’s free membership to BHRS is: BJCA-FEB24-SESSIONS


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

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

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.
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

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

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.

Cardiology Mock Interviews – Sessions Allocated

Many thanks to all those who have signed up to assist with the BJCA Starter Committee Cardiology ST4 interviews. Interview slots will be emailed to those signed up by this Sunday 28th January. Please email to confirm your availability for your allocated sessions, especially if you can no longer offer the selected time.

If you have expected to hear about being an interviewer but do not receive an email by this Sunday, please email:

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!