BJCA Newswire –  2nd February 2024

BCS 2024 – Registration now 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.

*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.

Three 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.

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.

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:

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

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

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.

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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