BJCA Newswire – 6th January 2023

National Research Collaboration Meeting 2023 – 31st March 2023

Tickets and abstract submission are now open for this annual pan specialty meeting. This year it is being held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Any abstract describing planned or completed collaborative research is invited with multiple prize categories, submission deadline 16th January 2023.
More infromation here –
Twitter – @NRCM2023

BJCA Device Programming Course- dates below

Thank you to those of you who have signed up to this biennial virtual course designed for cardiology fellows and core trainees (or those returning to training after OOP). It is designed  to deliver the ‘Device Programming Tool’ in the new Core Curriculum but also to provide the required training for you to feel confident and comfortable dealing with device emergencies when on call.

We use device programmer simulators, and interactive scenarios and take all your FAQs, with certification on course completion.

*please mark the dates in your diary so that you can join us* Although these sessions are recorded, participation in the live interactive components is required for certification.

Session 1: Thursday 2nd February 17.30-18.45 Device Implantation and peri-implant lead/device assessment
Session 2: Thursday 9th February 17.30-18.30 Emergency management of Brady devices
Session 3: Thursday 16th February 17.30-18.30 Emergency management of Tachy devices
Session 4: Thursday 23rd February 17.30-18.30 Case scenarios with expert faculty

Sign up now via: 

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Introduction to Coronary Angiogram e-learning module

Invasive coronary angiography is a key diagnostic tool cardiologists should be familiar with. This interactive training module, developed by Dr Singh and Dr Hussain, sets the foundation for interpreting coronary angiography. It outlines:

•    The Key Anatomy of Coronary Arteries
•    Standard Views for Coronary Angiography
•    Right Coronary artery Views
•    Left Coronary artery Views

Certification is provided on completing the post-course quiz, which trainees can add to their portfolios.

Link to the resource on NHS Learning Hub:

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.

Leicester level 1 CMR course

17 – 19 January 2023 at the Clinical Education Centre.

This course will cover the basics of CMR imaging including MRI safety, physics and artefacts, ischaemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies, valvular, and congenital heart disease and cardiac masses.

Cost: £500
Internal trainees: £300

More information here.

BTS Dragons Den Competition

The British Transplantation Society and NHS Blood & Transplant host an annual competition for trainees to submit ideas for clinical trials in transplantation and abstract submission is OPEN for the 2023 competition.

The session is on 1st March at the BTS Annual Congress in Edinburgh and the deadline for abstract submissions is 13th January.

Submissions are welcomed from medical and surgical trainees (at any stage) and collaborative submissions, including from trainee societies, are welcomed. We’re looking for ideas for a clinical trial in any solid organ transplantation field whether pre-, intra- or post-op.

The competition is hosted in a fun Dragons’ Den format in the style of the popular TV show with trainees pitching their proposals to a panel of clinical academics with experience of transplant research. The competition is a valuable opportunity for trainees to receive early support to further develop their ideas into successful trial proposals. The COBALT trial is a previous winner of the Dragons’ Den competition and is now successfully recruiting participants to an NIHR-funded feasibility trial assessing the effects of arteriovenous fistula ligation after kidney transplant surgery.

Trainees can submit 250-word abstracts to and are also welcome to get in touch via the same address prior to submission.

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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