BJCA Newswire – 31st March 2023
Temporary Pacing Wire and Pericardiocentesis requirements for CCT
Following the latest SAC/BCS training committee meeting see below the changes in requirements of DOPs for CCT, these have been formally incorporated into the new curriculum.
Pericardiocentesis: Trainees need to have a total of 4 pericardiocentesis DOPs, at which three can be simulation. One of the DOPs has to be level 5 and it has to be on a human, and one of the DOPs has to be within the final two years of training.
Temporary Pacing: 6 DOPs in total for temporary pacing, where three DOPs are level 5 and at least one DOPs level 5 is within the final two years before CCT. Up to 3 of the 6 DOPs can be in the simulation lab.
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
BCS conference 2023 imaging village
The Imaging Village is an exciting and dynamic section of the Education Zone offering a unique opportunity to gain bespoke, personalised hands-on training in multimodality cardiac imaging delivered by a highly experienced expert practitioner.
Sessions are always extremely popular and places are limited, hence anyone wishing to partake is strongly advised to book session(s) as early as possible to avoid disappointment. There will be no drop-in sessions available and all sessions will need to be pre-booked online.
Please click here for more information, the booking website will be going live soon.
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.
Join us for the next WIC BCS webinar
Wellbeing and Where to Access Support with Dr Jo Mansell
17th April 8-9pm
All welcome – email firstname.lastname@example.org for the teams link
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:
- To promote awareness of the Society and its meetings / educational activities across the wider medical network.
- To help organise the annual meeting along with council – this includes organising the programme and arranging sponsors for the meeting.
- To take ownership of the quarterly newsletter – formatting, inviting trainees and consultants to contribute.
- 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.
- To create a monthly webinar for members to receive regular teaching on all aspects of heart valve disease.
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 email@example.com by Friday 14th April 2023.
Clinical Lecturer Positions in Oxford
Two highly competitive 6-year clinical lecturer positions have just advertised in Oxford, suitable for clinical academics at Cardiology registrar level who want to complete their clinical training while building up a research career in parallel.
Full job advertisement: Job Details (corehr.com)
Introduction into Pacemakers and ICDs
9th -10th May 2023, 10:00-16:00
This two-day web-based course is an introduction to working with pacemakers and defibrillators and aimed at starter / early stage cardiology SpRs.
For more information, please download the flyer
Clinical Research Fellow in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR)
The Leeds Cardiac MRI team are looking for a new clinical research fellow, working on one of their research themes in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. The successful candidate will be involved in research studies that aim to better understand the effects of cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes or chronic inflammatory disease on cardiovascular health, evaluate the impact of coronary artery disease or valvular heart disease, or to study the effects of medical or interventional therapies using advanced CMR methods.
For further information, please click here.
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: https://bjca.tv/fellowships/
To post details of a fellowship/job for the website, go here: https://bjca.tv/post-a-fellowship/
Please circulate to any members of your departments who have fellowship opportunities to advertise.
BSH MDT Meeting 2023 – Getting on the right track
Thursday 4th May – Friday 5th May 2023, Golden Jubilee Hotel, Glasgow
The BSH have a limited number of sponsored a places for physiologists and trainees at their MDT meeting in May.
This offer is on a ‘first come first served basis’, so please do ask them to contact us asap to ensure a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the meeting please click 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: https://www.millbrook-events.co.uk/CTO2023”
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: https://www.millbrook-medical-conferences.co.uk/Conferences/April-2023/Coronary-Complications-During-PCI—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: https://www.millbrook-events.co.uk/OxfordLive2023
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: https://www.millbrook-events.co.uk/PracticalIVUSandOCT23