Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Imaging Events and EEGC evening Sign-Up

Level 1 Cardiac MRI Course

-  British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance level 1 course in CMR at BSG, Oxford Tuesday 26th March 2019

-  Member = £100  Non-member = £150

Cardiac CT Training Day

-  Friday 15th February, UHS, Heartbeat Education Centre 

-  Please sign up now:  hannah.sinclair1@nhs.net

-  Book your study leave...
EEGC evening 

-  7th of January at Mango in Southampton (Portswood branch)

-  This should be an excellent evening to either get some tips on how to pass or for those who have already passed to share your expertise!

-  Please sign up now: Email Jonathan - jwh20485@gmail.com

And if you haven't seen it already, check out the Wessex Cardiology Twitter page @WessexSpRs

Thats all for now, Hannah 

Interactive cardiology conference and January EEGC event

Dear all

We still have spaces for the EEGC event on the 7th of January at Mango in Southampton (Portswood branch). This should be an excellent evening to either get some tips on how to pass or for those who have already passed to share your expertise! Email me to sign up - jwh20485@gmail.com

A conference run jointly by BCS & RCP(Glasgow) has been highlighted to us. It is on the 8th of March in Glasgow and looks like an interesting day with some Wessex Faculty members. Click here for the flyer and here for the program


Evening event in January

Dear all

Just a quick message to let everyone know about our first evening event of 2019. We are going to run an evening on how to pass the EEGC. John Paisey, who is involved in the question setting for the exam will be coming along to share some tips and EEGC style questions. It is on the 7th of January at Mango in Southampton (Portswood). Bayer are sponsoring the event. If you would like to sign up please email me.

Look forward to seeing lots of you at the cases evening next week (we are full but if you'd like to be put on a last minute waiting list to come if someone pulls out, please email Simon)



Evening Event: Wessex Cardiology Cases Evening Tuesday 27th November 18:30

Dear All,

We have 3 spaces left for our cases evening event.  There is an exciting line up of cases, a good curry and the opportunity to catch up before Christmas!  Below is the provisional program.  Please email Simon ASAP (simon.claridge@rbch.nhs.uk) if you would like to attend.  We will be in touch shortly with menu choices.

Wessex Cardiology SpR Cases Evening – Learning From Each Other

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Gandhi Indian Restaurant, 163 High Street, Winchester SO23 9BA

Agenda:                    18.30 - 19.00 Arrivals

19.00 - 19.15 Welcome and Introduction & Bayer Update

19.15 - 20.45  Cases (Starters served 19:15)

1. Tom Gilpin:  Difficult PCI decisions

2. Krithika Loganath:   A patient with chest pain

3. Saad Ezad:  The Heart of the Matter

4. Trisha Singh:  Acute Illness in a Transplant Patient

5. Ben Wiles:  A Developing Problem

6. Helena Bolam:  ‘Just’ another case of chest pain

7. Mark Mariathas:  Fats the way to do it

8. Jonathan Hinton: Rapid fire Pressure Wire

20.45 Dinner

21.30 Winners Announced, Concluding Comments.

 *This meeting is kindly supported and made possible by Bayer.

If you would like to attend, please contact Simon on simon.claridge@rbch.nhs.uk

Friday Morning Update!

This is a long post...  But full of important information!

1.  Wessex Cardiology Cases Evening Tuesday 27th November 1830 Ghandi, Winchester

We have a few remaining spaces (6 to be exact) for this exciting new 'cases' evening event.  The idea is that we can all learn from each other by sharing interesting cases, or cases where we would do something different next time...  We probably have time for 1-2 more cases so (like any good conference!) we are extending the deadline for case submission until Sunday 11th Nov midnight.  If you have a case or you want to attend please email Simon Claridge:  simon.claridge@rbch.nhs.uk

We have a great panel of consultants including Kristel Longman, Rob Bowers, John Rawlins and Tom Jackson who will 'judge' the presentations and provide some good discussion around the cases.  Certificates and prizes will be provided for anyone presenting a case.

2.  Cardiac CT Training Day

CT level 1 style course Friday 15th February (this was changed from an original date of the 18th due to faculty availability) at Southampton University Hospital.  This training day will include teaching from world experts in Cardiac CT and will address e-portfolio learning objectives in Cardiac CT.  It is just after change over so make sure your new hospital has your study leave request. 

3.  Wessex Cardiology Twitter page - You may have already noticed the new Wessex Cardiology Twitter page.  Many thanks to Tom Gilpin who is currently managing this.  If anyone else would like to get involved with Wessex Cardiology Social Media please get in touch (hannah.sinclair1@nhs.net).

4.  The SCCT Winter meeting in Dublin has a level 2 cardiac CT course from Sun 20th Jan - Wednesday 23rd Jan.  This is the best value level 2 cardiac CT course I have seen around and I think there are still spaces. 

5.  Any budding interventional trainees please check out:  The EAPCI are offering education  and training grants of €25,000 to provide an opportunity for specialised research and clinical training.
50% of the 2019 grants will be allocated to female applicants to support women seeking a career within interventional cardiology.

Apply by January 2019

6.   Level 1 Cardiac MRI course:  Thursday 23rd May 2019 from 9am to 17:20
-  Organised by Dr Daniel Sado
-  £10 for Wessex Trainees
-  Registration: Please email Danielsado@nhs.net if you would like to attend
-  Aims: To provide CMR training to basic ST5 sign off level for South Thames, KSS, North Thames and Wessex trainees.
-  Venue: Foetal Medicine research institute, Windsor Walk, Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE59RS

Please register ASAP if you want a place as it will fill up very quickly...

That's it for now.
Thanks,  Hannah

EP research opportunity, Level 2 cardiac CT course & cases evening

Dear all

Just a few quick updates:

  • Research Fellow in Electrophysiology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust : University Hospital Southampton are looking for an EP Research Fellow to join their Cardiac Rhythm Management Research Team. The post is fully funded for two years (industry funding secured) and would suit an enthusiastic individual with an interest in electrophysiology, cardiac ablation or electroanatomical mapping. Full ethical approval has already been obtained for original research studies in both VT and AF ablation and the post would be suitable for somebody hoping to complete a University Doctorate. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Waqas Ullah, Consultant Electrophysiologist by e-mail:waqas.ullah@uhs.nhs.uk

  • Cardiac CT level 2 course in Dublin: This course has been highlighted to us - a level 2 cardiac CT course at a fraction of the usual cost - click here for further info

  • The next evening event is fast approaching - 27th of November in Winchester. An opportunity for us all to share interesting cases over dinner and potentially win a prize. If you would like to come please email Simon with a one line case summary.

Updates: EP date change, Cases evening, 2019 training days and others...

Dear all

Just a few quick updates/reminders:

  • Ben Wiles has asked us to highlight that the EP training event has had to change dates in order to include a live epicardial ablation case. It is now on Weds 28th of November. Please email Ben for more details and to sign up
  • The cases evening is fast approaching on the 27th of November in Winchester. The deadline for brief case descriptions is the 31st of October. There will be a prize for the winner. Please email Simon your cases
  • Hayley Allen has highlighted a couple of Bayer events that are coming up if anyone is interested email her - Poole 25th October, Winchester 6th November
  • We have updated the training day section of the blog for 2019 - please check the dates and let your trusts know now
  • Finally thanks once again to everyone who completed our survey - you should now have had a copy of the presentation that resulted from this to your emails. If you have any queries about this please get in touch