BJCA Newswire –  7th June 2024

New BJCA Council Members

We are pleased to announce the following new BJCA council members:

– President – Dr Holly Morgan
– Secretary – Dr Oliver Brown
– Treasurer – Dr Mike Drozd
– Digital and Communications Lead – Dr Manasi Jyothish
– LTFT Rep – Dr Sarah Fellows
– SAC Rep – Dr Daniel Ang
– WiC Rep – Dr Jojo Mansell

Special thanks to Dr Fielder Camm, Dr Tom Gilpin, Dr Will Jenner, Dr Sarah Blake, Dr Nikhil Ahluwalia and Dr Andrew Chapman for all their hard work.

Message for those sitting the upcoming EECC

For all trainees sitting the exam on 18th June – PLEASE check the IT requirements and run a test at least 2 days prior to the exam.

We have been reminded that a number of UK candidates who faced technical problems last year had not followed the recommendations. The EECC sent out an email on 28th May with full details of this

And of course – GOOD LUCK!

Congratulations to this year’s top trainers – voted by trainees in the BJCA survey!

Overall – Dr Ahmed Hailan
Intervention ‍ – Dr Rong Bing / Dr Jeremy Langrish
EP ⚡️ – Dr Mansoor Nasir
Imaging – Dr Vera Lennie
HF ⛽️ – Dr Kate Gatenby
ACHD  – Dr Paul Brennan
Top tertiary hospital – Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds
Top DGH – Great Western hospital, Swindon

Cardiac Devices Technology & Trobleshooting: 19th & 26th June

Whether you are sitting an upcoming exam or want to learn more, this two-part virtual course will cover topics to consolidate your knowledge for management of Pacemaker, ICD and CRT Devices. This interactive course will include case studies, question and answers to help prepare you for device accreditation.

Faculty: Dr Peysh Patel (Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital Birmingham), Dr Mark Hall (Consultant cardiologist, University Hospital North Midlands) and Martin James (Principal Education Technical Consultant).

  • Wednesday 19th June, 13:00 -17:00
  • Wednesday 26th June, 13:00 -17:00

For further information, please download flyer.

CardioStars: a research translation and commercialisation programme from the British Heart Foundation

CardioStars helps physicians and scientists take their research discoveries and turn them into products and businesses that can make a difference to patients. The programme provides a crash course in research translation, innovation and entrepreneurship, and offers networking opportunities and expert mentoring.

The programme is funded by the BHF and participation is offered free of charge. We are particularly keen to enrol cardiologists at the early stages of their research career, including those undertaking MDs and PhDs. No prior experience or a specific idea is required, just an interest and eagerness to learn.

The next event takes place in Oxford on Friday 21st June. For further information or to express your interest in the programme visit

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.  Just £49.00 for trainees.

Registration open:

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. It will give delegates exposure to TAVI, TEER (Mitral Valve intervention), PFO/ASD closure, left atrial appendage occluders as well as core skills such as vascular closure and transeptal puncture. The course is heavily subsidised and has limited spaces. All Cardiology trainees are welcome and delegates will be grouped according to their experience level for an individualised experience.

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. 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 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

ChatEECC question bank

We are excited to announce the launch of ChatEECC, a free AI-powered question-generator designed to help trainees prepare for the EECC exam. This has been developed by Dr Nikhil Ahluwalia from Barts and supported by Medtronic. Please find the link for it here:

All the questions are AI generated based off the ESCs guidelines, it’s still in beta phase and undergoing optimisation therefore we would appreciate any feedback. Please contact Nikhil ( if you have any questions.

Cardiology Fellowships

Cardiac Device Fellowship, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Applications are now open for a Clinical Fellow in Cardiac Devices at Leeds General Infirmary. This 12-month post will cover training in all aspect of complex devices including extraction in a busy high volume tertiary referral centre. Closing date for applications is the 18th of June. Full details for the post can be found at: Please contact Dr Chris Saunderson for more information (

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!