Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Request from Paul Kalra

Below are a few quick questions from the Poole training day yesterday. It is essential that I get feedback from these events to continually improve the programme.

All responses are anonymous. If you didn't attend, please indicate why.

If the survey doesn't load below then fill it in on the website http://wessexcardiology.blogspot.com

Thanks



BCS Annual Conference & Exhibition - BJCA Joint membership and early bird registration

Some of you may be considering attending this year's BCS Annual Conference & Exhibition. It is always popular amongst trainees, and there is an expectation from our Programme Directors that we attend. The KBA will also take place immediately before the meeting.

Registration is now open and you'll notice that "early bird" fees are applicable on or before 31/03/2010

The standard BJCA rate is £200 which rises to £250 if you don't register in advance.
Full BCS members have free "early bird" registration.

You may be aware that in recent years there is an option for joint BJCA/BCS membership. This currently costs just £100, and in addition to several other benefits, enables you to qualify for this free early bird rate.

For those of you claiming tax relief on professional membership fees you will be aware that BCS membership also attracts such relief which effectively reduces the cost of the whole exercise.

If you have any thoughts of attending the conference I urge those who aren't currently joint members (15 of you!) to have a look here or download the form here

Perhaps most importantly there are a few of you who may still hold single BCS membership or SpR membership at higher cost. I am informed you can email
Wojtek Trzcinski and ask for this to be changed.

British Society for Heart Failure Training Meeting, 21 April 2010, National Heart and Lung Institute, London








As previously posted, this Paul Kalra meeting looks set to be an interesting day and i'm sure he will appreciate all our support.

The final programme is available here. I recommend registering soon since places are limited. You will see details of BSH membership, which you can apply for at the same time, enabling you to benefit from a reduced rate.

Vacancy - West Midlands Regional Training Programme in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance

A vacancy has arisen for this scheme, starting May 2010

The scheme provides training to Level 2 of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Credentialling. There is a track record of success in participants gaining Level 2 Accreditation.

The programme is based in the West Midlands with most of the scanning time being spent at University hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent and University Hospital Birmingham.

The programme is open to cardiologists and radiologists with a declared interest in cardiac imaging. Interested parties should contact Dr Grant Heatlie, Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Newcastle Road, Stoke on Trent ST4 6QG. Tel: 01782 553 550. Email: Grant.Heatlie@uhns.nhs.uk

Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging Symposium: A Primer for National Trainees


Series 2: Valvular Heart Disease

Saturday, 24th April 2010
Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford


The Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging Symposium is intended to provide trainees with a solid introduction to cardiac imaging by covering core knowledge elements of the national curriculum. The series continues with the assessment of valvular heart disease.

By the end of the course, attendees should be able to:

1. Understand normal valvular anatomy and physiology
2. Explain concepts underlying assessment of flow disturbance.
3. Appreciate the role of established and newer forms of imaging in valve disease.
4. Discuss specific imaging techniques used in percutaneous aortic and mitral valve treatments.

Have a look at the programme and registration details here


BSE Advanced Imaging Day, 29 March 2010, Royal Society of Medicine, London







This BSE organised day will take place at the Royal Society or Medicine in central London.
The full days programme will cover Advanced Imaging in Patent Foramen Ovale Closure and Advanced Imaging in Functional Mitral Regurgitation
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click here for the full programme.

Registration is just £40 per person for the full day. Delegates can register via the RSM website - click here to be redirected.

5 BSE re accreditation points have been awarded as well as 6 CPD credits from the RCP.

Request from Paul Kalra

Below are a few quick questions from the Chichester training day yesterday. It is essential that I get feedback from these events to continually improve the programme.

All responses are anonymous. If you didn't attend, please indicate why.

If the survey doesn't load below then fill it in on the website http://wessexcardiology.blogspot.com

Thanks