BJCA Newswire – 27th January 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 A Year in Cardiology course

This course which was postponed from December due to the train strike now takes place on Thursday 9 February. The course reviews the biggest and most relevant topics of the past 12 months and is a must-attend for consultants and cardiology trainees who wish to keep up to date on advances in cardiology.

Bookings for the December date have been carried over and there are still places available – book here by 12 noon on 6 February.

British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) Symposium

The British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) will be holding their first ever symposium at the Royal College of Physicians, London on 28th March. This is pitched at experienced professionals working in arrhythmia and device cardiology with state-of-the-art updates across the field.
These sessions are intended to update knowledge on:

  •         implantable cardiac rhythm management devices
  •         ablation of ventricular arrhythmias
  •         ablation of atrial fibrillation

Registration is open for BHRS members on a first come, first served basis. There will be a small contributory fee of £20. Please ensure your membership is up to date – or become a member to ensure your place.

Full details and how to book can be found at:

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!

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

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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