BJCA Newswire – 12th September 2022

BJCA Cardiology Handbook 2022

We have completely revamped the BJCA Cardiology Induction Handbook this year. This is the definitive resource for new cardiology ST4s. The new handbook includes details on the 2022 curriculum and a load of top tips for new cardiology registrar. The handbook can be found here.

Clinical Research Fellowship in Electrophysiology
3-year funded Clinical Research Fellowship in Electrophysiology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Expressions of interest are invited for a 3-year clinical research fellowship funded on a BHF Programme Grant, awarded to Dr Fu Siong Ng and Professor Nicholas Peters. It is expected that the successful fellow register for a PhD during these 3 years. We are seeking a highly motivated clinician, with a strong cardiac electrophysiology interest to work on a project focussing on AF mapping and mechanism guided therapies for persistent atrial fibrillation. Expressions of interest should be made to Dr Fu Siong Ng ( Deadline 31st September 2022. Post start date negotiable.

HeadStart and Practical Skills Masterclass

Within three days of going live with sales both HeadStart 2022 and the Practical Skills Masterclass have both ‘sold out’. We have set up waiting lists for both events and are attempting to secure funding for further places. In the meantime, if you’re a new ST4 (including those starting in October) and haven’t managed to secure a place, please do contact your local BJCA rep so that we can try to prioritise you if further places become available.

Waiting list for HeadStart 2022:
Waiting list for Practical Skills Masterclass:

BCS membership- is your subscription up-to-date?

The BCS is currently reconciling their membership subscriptions and has identified where direct debits have not been set up, including a a number of Associate (BJCA) members. You might not be aware but the direct debit is required to be completed once your membership is approved by the BCS and once you have access to your online account: to check the status of your membership subscription, please log in to the BCS website and select ‘Go to My BCS page‘. If your direct debit is still due to be set up, you should see a link towards the top of this page prompting you to complete the process:

The BCS will be looking to lapse any unpaid memberships shortly, so please act soon to avoid losing access to your membership benefits with the BCS, including free early bird registration for the BCS Annual Conference, Heart Online, the new online Digital Knowledge Hub, trainee-member fee discounts on courses, and many more.

For any questions or issues relating to setting up your direct debit with the BCS, please contact

BCS Social Media Editor

The British Cardiovascular Society are looking for a new social media editor to join the education committee. If interested, please apply here.

Deadline: 16th September

Join us for the 11th Annual London Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Symposium on Friday 16 September.

This in-person event will be held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. An international Faculty of experts will come together to discuss the latest science in the field of ventricular arrhythmias, from pathophysiology to mapping and ablation techniques. This event is approved for 6 hours of CPD credit by the RCP.

For registration, please visit:

A limited number of free spaces is available for trainees on a first come, first served basis. To take advantage of this, please email Nikki George at

Hands-On Transseptal Puncture Course
Monday & Tuesday, September 26 & 27, 2022

This course is designed for interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists with early experience in transseptal puncture(TSP).  The goal is to provide technical and clinical guidance to learn the full spectrum of TSP technologies and techniques.

There are 15 places available on first come basis, please follow this link for further information.

Registration, accommodation and expenses provided.

For registration and any questions please email Jordan Joseph-Jackson on the following email:

Still time to register for the upcoming BSCMR Level 1 CMR course and 17th Annual Meeting : 11th & 12th October  2022

Spaces are still available for the upcoming Level  1 CMR course and annual BSCMR conference in Liverpool next month.

The Level 1 course is ideal for all core cardiology trainees in order gain exposure to a spectrum of CMR cases and fantastic teaching from a world class faculty.  Sign up today!

The annual conference on the second day has a programme of globally renowned speakers in cardiac MRI, along with great debates and the highly anticipated Young Investigator award.  Please see attached flyer for further information.

Heart Live 2022
This two day course is undertaken by Millbrook Medical Conferences in Manchester (4th and 5th October 2022). The course will cover an array of cases including acute and elective coronary interventions. The course including a conference dinner is free.
More information here.

Friday 18 November 1000-1600h; Joint Women in Cardiology/ Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery Conference; 

Registration open now! Limited spaces…Follow link to register: 

This is a 1 day face to face conference in Manchester. The event is aimed at women doctors and surgeons working in cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery but all are welcome. This event has been generously sponsored by industry and we have lined up some amazing speakers to talk on Imposter Syndrome, Public Speaking, CEAs, Compassion fatigue and more.

Any queries email

Contact Sarah Blake, BJCA WIC representative:, Twitter – @BlakeSarahR

LVAD/Impella/ECMO courses 
A virtual and interactive course covering recent advances in cardiovascular imaging techniques. Topics will particularly cover coronary disease and valvular heart disease. The course is free..More information here

13th Advanced Cardiac Imaging Course
Friday 9 December 2022, online and free,
Targeted towards members of the MDT working in intensive care and catheter labs. Cover advanced heart failure management including ventricular assist devices and simulation sessions. More information here.

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