Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Training Days 2010 - Important - Please Note

Dear All,

Paul Kalra has continued to put together a great programme for the second half of the year.

There is obviously no training day in July and the August event below is in the evening. Please can you ensure that the September, October and November dates are noted, and arrangements made to cancel clinics and other commitments so that you can attend.

"Are all positive inotropes detrimental for heart failure'?' August 18, 2010 7:00 PM
Dr Alex Lyon Clinical lecturer NHLI, Imperial College
Venue TBC - Likely Winchester Hotel Du Vin

'CRT - indications, implant techniques and follow up' Sep 28, 2010
Arranged by Paul Kalra and supported by Medtronic with hands on programming/interrogation etc.

Cardiorenal Forum Oct 15, 2010
This excellent meeting will once again feature as a training day. There is just a nominal fee for attendance. You need to register ASAP.
Royal College of Physicians, London

Percutaneous Intervention, Nov 18, 2010
Dr Tim Wells

The schedule should appear on the right side of the blog page as a google calendar, and you can import the dates to your own diary from there.

Many thanks,

James Rosengarten


This 3 day course in September is a comprehensive review of all aspects of echo

Have a look here

Using the evidence base to improve outcomes in STEMI management, 9 September 2010, The National Space Centre, Leicester

See the following from Tony Gershlick
The programme is here and the registration form is here

Dear Colleague

There has been much time spent on the logistics of STEMI management in the UK. As part of the NIAP Steering and group and despite my reservations about rollout to all in the UK (hence STREAM), I do believe that this roll-out to as many as possible is important and now has its own momentum.

What is much less commonly addressed is how to do good (or where it is available) evidence-based STEMI-PCI.

My enquiries at Advisory Board and National and International meetings suggest a great deal of variance in P-PCI practice (aspirate or not/ DES or not/ radial or femoral etc).

I think it therefore important that we present to you what evidence base there is for which aspects of P-PCI we adopt. Sometimes it is just opinion but this needs to be aired also.

We have therefore put together a meeting. Some of the proposed sessions are debates to ensure both sides of any arguments are examined.

Therefore on behalf of my colleagues at University Hospitals of Leicester, Ian Hudson, Kam Chitkara and Albert Alahmar, I would like to invite you to this one day event.

It will take place on Thursday 9th September at the National Space Centre here in Leicester.

If you would like to attend this lively educative session, please complete the attached registration form and return to Millbrook Medical Conferences as soon as possible as places are limited to 50 delegates.

With best wishes


Tony Gershlick

Professor of Interventional Cardiology

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Valve Technology Symposium, 17-18 November 2010, Royal Society of Medicine

This interesting 2 day symposium is run by the cardiothoracic department at St. Georges and has an excellent international faculty, covering both surgical and percutaneous management of valve disease and diseases of the aorta.

Have a look at the website here but unfortunately the registration link doesn't work and there isn't any contact details. The cost is also unclear.

Email Frances Williams if you are interested.

6th Sheffield Practical Cath Lab Course, 27 -28 September 2010, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Interested in this comprehensive course covering diagnostic catheterisation, live PCI, pacemakers, ICDs and EP?

Have a look at the website here for details.

ESC Congress 2010, 28 August – 1 September 2010, Stockholm, Sweden

Planning on going to the ESC congress?

The ESC "Cardiologists of Tomorrow" is a programme of initiatives designed for trainees.

The ESC are offering registration grants for first time junior cardiologists. Travel, accommodation and subsistence are not included.

Places are limited but if you:
a) are under 35 years old
b) have never submitted an abstract to the ESC
c) have never attended the ESC congress

email Azeem Ahmad at the BCS by 17.00 on Tuesday 27th July