BJCA Newswire – 13th January 2023

National Research Collaboration Meeting 2023 – 31st March 2023

Tickets and abstract submission are now open for this annual pan specialty meeting. This year it is being held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Any abstract describing planned or completed collaborative research is invited with multiple prize categories, submission deadlineis this coming Monday 16th January 2023.
More infromation here –
Twitter – @NRCM2023

BJCA Device Programming Course – final spaces added!

We have added a final batch of additional spaces to this Course so please book now to avoid missing out! (Due to Zoom constraints and to preserve the interaction/engagement value)

This 4-part virtual course is designed to deliver and certify Cardiology trainees in the device programming competencies outlined in the Device Programming tool in the new Curriculum.

It has designed by BJCA, implanting trainees & Consultants in the UK and Medtronic. For 2023, it has now also been endorsed by BHRS.
The highly interactive course runs once every two years to give every trainee a chance to attend during core training but is also valuable for subspecialty trainees with on call commitments. Using slides, programmer simulation and case examples we take a trainee who hasn’t used a device programmer before to foundational competency. Please see the flyer attached for each session’s breakdown and what we will cover, including PBLSTOP assessment, identifying lead failure vs dislodgement, inappropriate and appropriate ICD shocks.

After completion, trainees should feel more capable to manage brady- and tachy- device presentations in the emergency department and Device clinic. In the final session we will go through logbook requirements to complete the curriculum tool as well.

The first session is on Thursday 2nd February at 17:30. And then the following 3 Thursdays in Feb. Sign up is via: 
Please register on the link for login details and reminders.

Introduction to Coronary Angiogram e-learning module

Invasive coronary angiography is a key diagnostic tool cardiologists should be familiar with. This interactive training module, developed by Dr Singh and Dr Hussain, sets the foundation for interpreting coronary angiography. It outlines:

•    The Key Anatomy of Coronary Arteries
•    Standard Views for Coronary Angiography
•    Right Coronary artery Views
•    Left Coronary artery Views

Certification is provided on completing the post-course quiz, which trainees can add to their portfolios.

Link to the resource on NHS Learning Hub:

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.

Transcatheter Mitral UK & Ireland

Friday, 17 March 2023 at The Principal Hotel in York

The one-day conference will consider all aspects of transcatheter mitral intervention, including a transcatheter mitral valve edge-to-edge repair live case, TEER step by step, case reviews, Live in a Box Tricuspid TEER, transcatheter mitral valve replacement recorded cases and a look at the importance of imaging.

More information can be viewed here:

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:—A-Case-Based-Learning-Opportunity.aspx

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