BJCA Newswire – 17th February 2023

BJCA Final Straight Course – 25th March 2023 – Bush House, London

Booking is now open for the ‘Final Straight’ course! Aimed at registrars entering their final year(s), this one day free course will cover post CCT fellowships, how to ace your consultant interview, making a job plan, how to write a business case, becoming a trainer and more.

To see the full program and book click here.

Register now for the 2023 European Exam in Core Cardiology

Passing the EECC is a curriculum requirement for CCT in the UK and is administered by the European Society of Cardiology, in conjunction with the UEMS Cardiology Section and the national cardiac societies.

The 2023 exam will take place on Tuesday 13 June and registration is now open – the closing date for registrations is 11.59pm on Monday 20 February. There are two points of entry to the exam – one for UK trainees and one for CESR candidates, please follow the links below:

Both web pages have a wealth of useful links to help you prepare for the exam.

Also, make sure to save the date for our free annual revision course ‘Cardiology to the Core’, which will be held in Birmingham on the 22nd and 23rd April 2023!  Booking details coming soon.

BCS Social Media Editor

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic social media editor to join the education committee of the British Cardiovascular Society. Applicants should have expertise in social media platforms. To apply, complete this form by Wednesday 22nd February.

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.

WIC Webinar

Join us for the next BCS Women in Cardiology webinar: Managing Conflict in the Workplace.

Led by Quentin Smith, former lawyer, now an independent mediator.

Monday 6th March 2023, 8pm – 9pm

Email for Teams link. All welcome!

BSCMR Webinar

Please see the link below for next BSCMR webinar on Monday 27th February 2023 at 6pm. 
We are delighted to have Dr Jamal Khan from University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire delivering a session entitled: ‘CMR Scanning Masterclass – tips and tricks to optimise your scan’. 
Please pre-register for this event on MS Teams by following the link:

Children’s Heart Federation (CHF) steering group recruitment

Children’s Heart Federation (CHF) are recruiting for 3 new steering groups that will advise on issues relating to children with heart conditions through lived and professional experience. This is a volunteer position that is open to all.  You will need to be able to commit to 4 meetings per year- at least 1 of which will be in person and CHF will cover travel expenses

Complete the questionnaire by 28 February to apply.

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:

Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology course invite – 9th and 10th March

Suitable for St3-5 looking to find out more about cardiac electrophysiology as a subspeciality but also heart failure / device trainees who are about to sit their BHRS devices exam and would like to prepare for the basic EP section.

Any further questions please contact

For further information on the programme and how to register, please click here.

Coronary Angiography and Vascular Access Course – 22nd March 2023

North East Cardiology Education Program offers our “4th NE Coronary angiography & Vascular Access Course” to be held in Newcastle Upon Tyne on 22nd March 2023. Visit our website for information and registration.

Download flyer/course agenda

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

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:

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:

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