BJCA Newswire – 23rd September 2022

Cardiology Fellowships

The BJCA are often provided details of fellowships (both clinical and research) to advertise. We currently put these in the newswire. However, to try and improve this process, 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.

Sir Rory Collins on BJCA PMHx- watch now

Sir Rory Collins is one of the UKs most eminent clinical researchers- recognised by the Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Society and knighthood in 2010 for his services to science.

Sir Rory describes his early fascination with statistics as a medical student and his journey to prove the value of thrombolysis acutely and statins chronically in heart attack patients through RCTs and change Cardiology practice across the World.

We dived into his story because it’s an example of how ‘normal’ his path has been and hope it will inspire todays Cardiology trainee how they can drive innovation, change and impact through persistence. You can watch the wide-ranging 30-minute conversation here

We hope you enjoy this episode and you can catch up on Prof Bill McKenna and Prof Jane Somerville’s story too. Please share any feedback to

British Society of Heart Failure annual meeting

Early-bird registration for the 25th British Society of Heart Failure annual meeting is still available until the 30th of September for Cardiology Specialist trainees. The meeting will take place in London on the 1st and 2nd of December with options for in person or virtual registration. Talks include updates on clinical trials including REVIVED and IRONMAN, and a JACC-HF keynote lecture on xenotransplantation. Research abstracts can also be submitted until the 30th of September and be considered for the Early Career Investigator Award.

More information and registration can be found here:

Medicamentum Hands on Transthoracic Echo course

A two-day echo course on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th December at UCL in London. Prior to this, delegates will have access to 7 hours of pre-recorded lectures delivered by award winning consultants/BSE faculty. There will be two full days of echo scanning with experienced physiologists/registrars who are BSE accredited. All food and refreshments will be provided. Limited places. Further details can be found at

4 free places to this course will be provided to ST4 BJCA members picked at random who submit a current rota to the BJCA GIM calculator before 30th October 2022 (  

BCIS WIIC – Managing an Interventional Career with Childcare Webinar

BCIS is committed to improving educational opportunities for all and this year launched a bi-monthly webinar focusing on key issues faced by WIIC, sharing key skills and tips to help women working in the speciality to advance their career.
The next webinar is titled “Managing an interventional career with childcare” and takes place Tuesday 27th September 8-9 pm

Discussion: Dr Dan McKenzie, Consultant Cardiologist, Bath and Bristol
Case Presentation: Dr Sophia Khattak, ST6, New Cross Hospital
Case Discussion: Dr Angie Ghattas, Consultant Cardiologist, Golden Jubilee National Hospital

BCIS would love to open this webinar to BJCA members for free! Join here:

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.

17th Annual Meeting of the Cardiorenal Forum
Cardiorenal medicine – new targets, treatments and technologies
London, Friday 7th October 2022 09.30 – 17.15 BST (GMT+1)

Attend the face-to-face meeting ‘Cardiorenal medicine – new targets, treatments and technologies’ in London on 7th October 2022…
…for a day filled with new data, discussion, cases, and time to network and meet the experts. Focus this year is new targets, treatments and technologies in diabetes, heart failure, kidney transplantation, and chronic kidney disease.

Meet the expert speakers
View ASM programme

Grants are available to attend- view grant info here.
Register here.

Pre-ASM satellite symposium webinar:
Treatment advances in cardiorenal disease
Thursday 6th October 2022 12.30-13.30 or 18.00-19.00 BST (GMT +1)

Tune into the virtual pre-ASM satellite symposium webinar on 6th October 2022…
…as so much is happening in the field of cardiorenal medicine, there will be an extra focus on some of the new treatments in cardiorenal disease in this virtual webinar. This one-hour webinar will be pre-recorded and broadcast twice on 6th so you can attend free of charge at a time to suit you.

AstraZeneca and Bayer has provided a sponsorship grant towards this independent Programme. AstraZeneca and Bayer has had no editorial input into or control over the agenda, content development or choice of speakers, nor opportunity to influence.

View webinar speakers
View webinar programme

(ICSI-UK) 2022
Introduction to Cardiac Structural Interventions

• TAVI: Past – Present & future
• Useful Cardiac Clinical Anatomy
• Utility of TOE/Cardiac CT/ICE in structural interventions
• How to achieve safe vascular access and closure techniques
• How to perform a safe / effective Trans-septal puncture
• Hands on experience on Trans-septal puncture-LAAO /ICE & Closure
• Basics of common structural intervention procedures (Indications /
Procedure/ Evidence & Guidelines)

When: 11th November 2022
Where: Trent Cardiac Centre, Nottingham

For further info and how to register, please see the attached flier.

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

The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, UCL – SpR Case Study MDT Grand Rounds Meeting

Please mark Friday, 25th November in your diary. This meeting will be in-person and held at The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, UCL.

Following on from earlier meetings, we will debate and discuss MDT case study presentations with registrars from primary and secondary care, specifically in the areas of Cardiology, Nephrology, and Diabetes. The format for this meeting will see Senior Consultants presenting cases, pausing throughout to query the Trainees in the audience for their opinion on next steps and treatment direction.  The aim is to create an interactive and engaging session while disseminating the important MDT aspects. Trainees in both primary and secondary care are also encouraged to submit case studies for their own presentation as an opportunity to further initiate relevant discussions amongst colleagues.

Further details can be seen on the attached flyer including specific times, how to register and how to submit a case study. These links are also repeated below:

To register:

To submit a case study:

13th Advanced Cardiac Imaging Course
Friday 9 December 2022, online and free
A virtual and interactive course covering recent advances in cardiovascular imaging techniques. Topics will particularly cover coronary disease and valvular heart disease.
More information here.

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