Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Medtronic lunchtime teaching sessions.

Dear all, 

Medtronic are running a series of short (30min) virtual lunchtime teaching sessions covering device programming, troubleshooting etc. 

Great for all core trainees and those in Devices/EP. 

All 12:30 - 13:00

24/06/20 - Smart Shock and ICD Discriminators

25/06/20 - TYRX

01/07/20 - Battery Technology

08/07/20 - LINQ mobile manager 2 + The future of LINQ


Please email gina.willis@medtronic.com to sign up. 

BW
Tom. 

Virtual Evening Meeting 24/06/20 - COVID and Cardiology.

Dear all, 

A final reminder for this Wednesdays evening meeting. 

It will start promptly at 19:00. 

Please see here for the flyer and how to sign up if you haven't already. 

See you all there, 

BW
Tom. 


QA Training Day 26/06 -- POSTPONED.

Dear all, 

Whilst we were hoping the QA arrhythmia training day would be able to go ahead unfortunately due to space and the nature of many of the sessions (hands on with device programmers) it will be postponed until Q3 this year. 

Keep an eye on the training day page of the blog for a re-arranged date later this year. 

In the interim please sign up for the upcoming evening virtual events. 

BW
Tom. 

Case Report Competition.

Dear all, 

Sarah Birkhoelzer, the newly appointed WIC and LTFT rep is running a case report competition with other trainees from around the world. 

This is open to female trainees or female doctors interested in cardiology. The winner will get their case published in EHJ case reports. 

Please see the flyer here

BW
Tom. 

Reminder - Evening Meeting 24/06/2020.

Dear all, 

A reminder to sign up for next weeks training evening on COVID in cardiology and high risk atherothrombotic patients. 

Find the agenda here

To sign up follow the web link near the top of the PDF. 

Due to the fact it is an evening meeting attendance is not compulsory but it will be on the training form and attendance will be looked upon favourably by the deanery. 

Hope to see you all virtually then, 

BW
Tom. 

Evening Training Meeting - 24/06/2020. Cardiology and COVID.

Dear all, 

Our first virtual evening training meeting is upcoming, via Zoom. 

24/06/2020 at 19:00. 

This is the first in a series of meetings. Due to the fact that several training days have been cancelled these evening meetings will be listed on the training day form for next years ARCP and thus count towards attendance. 

Speaker: Dr Sukh Nijjer - Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Imperial College Trust. 

Topics: CV impact of COVID pandemic and prevention of atherothrombotic events in high risk patients. 

Please see here for the formal agenda. 

Important: You must be pre-registered to attend this meeting. Please follow the link in the above document to do so. 

Any questions drop me an email. 

BW
Tom. 

Training collaboration with Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dear all, 

An exciting announcement to make. 

Following recent meetings with my CT surgical counterpart, in the near future we will be having some joint training days with cardiac surgical trainees from Southampton, Oxford and Bristol. 

There is a good deal of overlap in our curriculum and they will also provide a great opportunity for networking and socialising afterwards. 

We are aiming to have the first 'face-to-face' meeting in Q3 this year but in the interim...



We have been invited to attend the upcoming 'virtual' surgical training meeting via Microsoft Teams. 
12/06/2020 with Professor Ohri 
Topic - Lifetime management of Aortic Valve disease. 

Please email Mr Hani Ali-Ghosh (CT fellow) at Hani.Ali-Ghosh@uhs.nhs.uk for more information and to sign up. 


BW
Tom.