BJCA Newswire –  5th July 2024

Applications open for BCS Social Media Rep

Are you interested in getting involved in educational events run by the British Cardiovascular Society? Do you have experience and familiarity with multiple social media platforms including twitter? If so, then the BCS Social Media rep role could be for you.

The successful applicant will join the current BCS Social Media team and would be expected to regularly produce content from the official BCS twitter account to promote BCS’ educational events; BCS Annual Conference and BCS Heartbeat. The successful applicant would also be able to attend BCS’ educational courses to provide live coverage of the event whilst they are running.

If you have any questions or which to apply, please submit a 100-word statement about why you are suitable for the role with a copy of your CV to

Deadline for applying is the 31st of August 2024.

BJCA Starter present ‘Tell me about your subspeciality’

We are aiming help inspire the next generation of cardiologists (pre-speciality training doctors) and to broaden the interest in the speciality.

Webinars coming soon:

  • Structural Intervention with Dr Chris Allen, 10th July, 7:30pm – Zoom meeting link
  • Electrophysiology with Dr Kim Rajappan, 15th July, 8pm
  • ACHD with Dr Joanna Lim, 25th July, 3.30pm
  • Imaging & Sports Cardiology with Dr Abbas Zaidi, date tbc

All webinars with be recorded and placed on

13th Annual London VT Symposium 2024: 20th September 2024, The King’s Fund

Cardiology and EP trainees will gain invaluable insight and build a solid foundation in ventricular arrhythmias at the only dedicated symposium on calendar. Come join us for a day packed with science, practical knowledge, networking and much more.

Further details are available here.

Would you like to be one of our BCS sub-editors for a year?

Would you like to improve your writing skills, learn about different cardiology topics and have the opportunity to win a prize at the BCS annual conference?

Then the BCS sub-editor role could be for you!
You will commit to writing at least two editorials in your editorial year on topics that interest you, for publication on the BCS website. The top 3 editorials submitted will be presented as an oral presentation at BCS 2025, with the opportunity to win a prize.

Please send your submissions to Dr Akriti Naraen – by 11.59pm on Friday 26 July. Further details are available here.

BCS National Training Day – 13th September 2024, The London Institute for Healthcare Engineering (LIHE), London

Covering topics from the current cardiology curriculum, the sessions in the National Training Day are carefully tailored to address potential gaps in the training programme, or provide additional detail on areas trainees have identified as being of concern. Specially designed for UK cardiology trainees, each course features a variety of prominent speakers from the field of cardiology. To register, book here.

Introduction to Cardiac Structural Interventions (ICSI-UK: 2024), Friday 8th November 2024, Marriot Nottingham Belfry

Organised by Dr. Ashan Gunarathne from Nottingham University Hospitals , this event has gained significant recognition over the past two years.

Our last conference, attended by 80 participants, received accolades for its high-quality content and practical simulator sessions for LAAO, Trans-septal puncture, Mitral, and TAVI procedures.

This course is thoughtfully designed for Interventional Consultants at early stages of their careers in structural interventions, Cardiology trainees, Interventional trainees, and allied health professionals interested in structural interventions. Attendees can expect in-depth education, hands-on simulations, and step-by-step instructions for common procedures. The course also focuses on building confidence in handling anatomical abnormalities using case- and simulation-based imaging, imparting valuable clinical skills.

For further information, download flyer.

Liverpool Structural Cardiology Course: 12 July 2024, The Muncipal Hotel, Liverpool

The Liverpool Structural Cardiology Simulation Course is a full day, hands-on course designed to offer a comprehensive and in depth experience on all aspects of structural intervention.

For more information on how to register, please click here /download programme.
Any queries should be directed towards

Medicamentum Hands on Transthoracic Echo Course – 17th & 18th August 2024 LIMITED PLACES

A two-day echo course on the weekend of the 17th and 18th August at UCL in London. Limited places available. A 10% discount will be applied for BJCA members. Email with code Medicamentum_BJCA2024 for discount.

Full details of the course can be found at

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