BJCA Newswire – 28th October 2022

Headstart Weekend

Thank you to everyone who joined us last weekend! We hope you found it useful, we really enjoyed meeting you all. All attendees should now have received their attendance certificates. Please contact us if you have not received yours. Letters of thanks for speakers and facilitators will be sent out over the next week.

BCIS Trainee Representative

BJCA is looking for a new BCIS trainee representative to take over from Tom Gilpin. Please see the attached advert which contains details of the post. Anyone interested in the role is encouraged to discuss with Tom. Following nominations there will be a vote of the BJCA council after which the successful candidate will be appointed to the BJCA council.

Deadline: 4th November

WIC Page on BJCA Website

We’ve launched a new Women in Cardiology page on There are links to resources, articles and videos with information designed to support trainees, as well as contact details if you want to get in touch with either the BJCA WIC rep (Sarah) or the broader BCS WIC community.

BCS membership- don’t lose access to your benefits!

The BCS is currently reconciling their membership subscriptions and has identified where direct debits have not been set up, including a a number of Associate (BJCA) members. You might not be aware but the direct debit is required to be completed once your membership is approved by the BCS and once you have access to your online account: to check the status of your membership subscription, please log in to the BCS website and select ‘Go to My BCS page‘. If your direct debit is still due to be set up, you should see a link towards the top of this page prompting you to complete the process:

The BCS will be looking to lapse any unpaid memberships shortly, so please act soon to avoid losing access to your membership benefits with the BCS, including free early bird registration for the BCS Annual Conference, Heart Online, the new online Digital Knowledge Hub, trainee-member fee discounts on courses, and many more.

For any questions or issues relating to setting up your direct debit with the BCS, please contact BCS Membership team.

BCS/BCOS/UCLH Cancer Academy Cardio-Oncology Course

This joint BCS, BCOS and UCL Hospitals Cancer Academy course held in person at the Royal College of Physicians in London on 28 November offers updates in contemporary cardio-oncology. The potentially long-lasting transformation of cardio-oncology, haemato-oncology and oncology services due to COVID-19 will also be explored as will the pivotal roles of the CNS and specialist pharmacist in a cardio-oncology service.

Date: Monday 28 November 2022, 09:00 – 17:30
Venue: Royal College of Physicians, London
Book by 21 November

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.

Free webinar ‘Interpreting the Ambulatory ECG Monitor’

Date:  on Tues 8th Nov 5-6pm.

Electrophysiologist Dr Norman Qureshi will lead a one-hour webinar on ambulatory ECGs

Learning objectives are:

  • Revisit cardiac conduction system and ECG fundamentals
  • Explore indications for ambulatory ECG versus 12 lead
  • Identify key elements from typical ambulatory monitor report
  • Unpick clinical conundrums using real cases :

Register HERE or through the QR code.

Sponsored & hosted by Icentia UK.

How to practically provide MRI for cardiac device patients

Dates: Four evening webinars:
7th November 6-7pm,
21st November 6pm,
5th December 6pm
12th December 6pm

The goal of this webinar series is so trainees are kept up to date with new guidelines in an area of service growth – ensuring patients with cardiac devices have the same access to cancer, stroke and cardiac care reliant on MRI as everyone else. Imaging and device cardiologists Dr Anish Bhuva and Professor Charlotte Manisty will be leading four one-hour webinars on how to practically provide the service. This includes videos as if you are the scanner side, tips for programming devices and guidelines for MR Unlabelled devices.

Register here: or contact Anish Bhuva or Education Events at Abbott.
Thanks to Abbott for supporting the free registrations.

WIC & WICTS inaugural ‘Refresh & Inspire’ conference

There are still a few places available at the WIC & WICTS inaugural ‘Refresh & Inspire’ conference. This is taking place in Manchester on Friday 18 November. Visit to reserve your place. You have to register on the SCTS website first which takes around 1 min to do. Registration is £50 which is refundable on you registering on the day and completing a feedback form.

The BCSWIC team have developed a return to work buddy scheme for any cardiology trainee/consultant returning to work after a period of absence. If anyone is interested in becoming a ‘buddy’ or would like to be paired up with someone, please email the WIC Committee.  There is more information on the website,

Contact Sarah Blake, BJCA WIC representative: Twitter – @BlakeSarahR

BCS/BCOS/UCLH Cancer Academy Cardio-Oncology Course

This joint British Cardiovascular Society, British Cardio-Oncology Society, University College London Hospitals Cancer Academy course will give the attendee an update in contemporary cardio-oncology practice and will cover recent updates in cardio-oncology. The potentially long-lasting transformation of cardio-oncology, haemato-oncology and oncology services due to COVID-19 will also be explored as will the pivotal roles of the CNS and specialist pharmacist in a cardio-oncology service.

Trainee fee: £50
Online registration closes: Midday, Monday 21 November 2022
Programme: View/Download the 2022 Programme
Register online now

(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 devices
• 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.

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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