BJCA Newswire – 20th January 2023

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

Save the date for the upcoming ‘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.

Registration opening shortly!

WIC Webinar

You are invited to join the next BCS WIC Chat: Exploring leadership opportunities in cardiology training & early consultancy

with RCP President Dr Sarah Clarke & BCIS Honorary Secretary Dr Clare Appleby

Monday 30th January 2023, 8pm

Join us for an informal chat about leadership opportunities in cardiology

Email for Teams link.

New for 2023 – monthly BSCMR webinars!

Still time to register for the upcoming BSCMR webinar on ‘The Utility of 4D flow’ by Prof Pankaj Garg on 31st January 2023 at 6pm.
Follow the link below to register:

1CPD point per webinar.

Don’t miss out!

BACPR Standards & Core Components 2023 document

The British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) are delighted to share with you their updated BACPR Standards and Core Components document.

This 4th edition of BACPR Standards and Core Components (SCC) has greater emphasis on the need for a person-centred approach for cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation programmes (CPRPs). Patients should be afforded the opportunity to engage with the sum of coordinated cardiac rehabilitation activities as outlined in the five core components to enhance their health, wellbeing and outcomes.
The six standards remain with greater emphasis on offering patients a choice of when, where and how their CPRP is delivered to ensure their individual needs are met.

Guided by the evidence,  the SCC are also more inclusive of all patient populations who may benefit from a cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation programme.

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.

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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