BJCA Newswire – 2nd September 2022

BJCA regional report cards

The regional report cards from this years BJCA survey (2022) have been published and are available here: Should you have any questions please discuss with your regional reps who can then discuss with Tom Gilpin at next weeks BJCA meeting.

Clinical Research Fellowship in Electrophysiology
3-year funded Clinical Research Fellowship in Electrophysiology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London

Expressions of interest are invited for a 3-year clinical research fellowship funded on a BHF Programme Grant, awarded to Dr Fu Siong Ng and Professor Nicholas Peters. It is expected that the successful fellow register for a PhD during these 3 years. We are seeking a highly motivated clinician, with a strong cardiac electrophysiology interest to work on a project focussing on AF mapping and mechanism guided therapies for persistent atrial fibrillation. Expressions of interest should be made to Dr Fu Siong Ng ( Deadline 31st September 2022. Post start date negotiable.

BJCA Cardiology Handbook 2022

We have completely revamped the BJCA Cardiology Induction Handbook this year. This is the definitive resource for new cardiology ST4s. The new handbook includes details on the 2022 curriculum and a load of top tips for new cardiology registrar. The handbook can be found here.

HeadStart and Practical Skills Masterclass

Within three days of going live with sales both HeadStart 2022 and the Practical Skills Masterclass have both ‘sold out’. We have set up waiting lists for both events and are attempting to secure funding for further places. In the meantime, if you’re a new ST4 (including those starting in October) and haven’t managed to secure a place, please do contact your local BJCA rep so that we can try to prioritise you if further places become available.

Waiting list for HeadStart 2022:
Waiting list for Practical Skills Masterclass:

BCS Social Media Editor

The British Cardiovascular Society are looking for a new social media editor to join the education committee. If interested, please apply here.

Deadline: 16th September

Join us for the 11th Annual London Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Symposium on Friday 16 September.

This in-person event will be held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. An international Faculty of experts will come together to discuss the latest science in the field of ventricular arrhythmias, from pathophysiology to mapping and ablation techniques. This event is approved for 6 hours of CPD credit by the RCP.

For registration, please visit:

A limited number of free spaces is available for trainees on a first come, first served basis. To take advantage of this, please email Nikki George at

Hands-On Transseptal Puncture Course
Monday & Tuesday, September 26 & 27, 2022

This course is designed for interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists with early experience in transseptal puncture(TSP).  The goal is to provide technical and clinical guidance to learn the full spectrum of TSP technologies and techniques.

There are 15 places available on first come basis, please follow this link for further information.

Registration, accommodation and expenses provided.

For registration and any questions please email Jordan Joseph-Jackson on the following email:

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.

LVAD/Impella/ECMO courses 
A virtual and interactive course covering recent advances in cardiovascular imaging techniques. Topics will particularly cover coronary disease and valvular heart disease. The course is free..More information here

13th Advanced Cardiac Imaging Course
Friday 9 December 2022, online and free,
Targeted towards members of the MDT working in intensive care and catheter labs. Cover advanced heart failure management including ventricular assist devices and simulation sessions. More information here.

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