Wessex Cardiology Trainees

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:  TBC

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
Poole Training Day Information from Dr Carpenter:
Wed 10th October 2018
Education Centre and Nuclear Medicine Department, Poole Hospital
Please find the following documents attached for circulation (I have emailed this to all registered trainees).
1.       Training Day Programme – NOTE ARRIVAL / REGISTRATION will be at 9am in the Education Centre Seminar Room.
2.       Core Curriculum for Nuclear Cardiology
3.       Directions on how to get here
4.       Hospital map
PLEASE REMIND PEOPLE that there will be LONG DELAYS on the A338 coming south towards Bournemouth from the A31 – I would suggest leaving plenty of time and/or taking an alternative route.
(The traffic on the A338 is TERRIBLE.  To get through you need to get to Bournemouth before 7:15, so avoid at all costs after this time).
See those of you who are coming there,

EP Sub-specialty Training and reminders

Dear all

Just a reminder that the Poole training day on nuclear cardiology (a good chance to get something on this for your portfolio) is on the 10th of October - email Hannah to sign up. Also don't forget to get your cases in for the first Wessex cases evening on the 27th of November - it's an excellent opportunity to share interesting cases but also to potentially win a regional prize...  Email Simon to sign up with a brief abstract of your case.

Ben has kindly arranged some EP training for anyone who is interested. It looks like it should be an excellent afternoon. Please see his message below:

The next Wessex EP Subspecialty Training Day will take place on Wednesday November 21st 2018 and will be held at Bournemouth Hospital. Excitingly the team at Bournemouth have arranged a ‘wet lab’ session and as a result things are going to run in a slightly different format from previous EP subspecialty days. The training will actually be in the afternoon / evening and will include both some ‘wet lab’ experience, and a possible live case.

Delegates will be asked to get to Bournemouth for a 1pm start with training then running until around 6:30pm. Delegates will also then be invited to head out for dinner once the training is complete. The entire event is sponsored by Biosense Webster and is therefore provided free of charge.

If you would like to attend please e-mail benedict.wiles@uhs.nhs.uk to reserve a place. Please also feel free to forward this to any colleagues who may be interested.