Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Urgent Request from Paul Rees

Dr. Paul Rees is attending the next Wessex Cardiology STC meeting (tomorrow) as our trainee rep.
If you have any issues that you would like addressed, can you email him with:

a) the nature of the problem
b) suggested workable solutions

Can you email him on drpscrees@aol.com by first thing tomorrow.



CRT Training Day

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Response required - Portsmouth Training Day 28th September 2010

The CRT training day, organised by Paul Kalra and supported by Medtronic, is next week.

The event takes place at the Marriott Hotel, Cosham. Registration is at 9.30

It would be helpful to know numbers. Can you email Neil Barbour from Medtronic if you are planning on coming?

Click here for a map and directions
Click here to download programme

BCIS Young Investigator Award ACI - Closing Date November 19th 2010

This year BCIS is delighted to announce a Young Investigator Award
competition to be held during the ACI2011 Conference.

We would encourage all trainees to submit an abstract of their clinical or
basic science research work for consideration.

Submissions will be judged by the Panel and three finalists will be selected
and asked to provide a more detailed summary of their work prior to the
conference and will then present their research in the Young Investigator
Award Session at the ACI2011 Conference.

See here for more details

BSE Core Training Day in Echocardiography and FEEL-UK programme, 28 October 2010, Bournemouth International Centre

This one day, lecture based course is suitable for anyone with basic echo scanning skills who wishes to acquire core knowledge.

It is also suitable for those wishing to undertake BSE Accreditation in the future.

The course is run by the BSE and will be delivered by nationally recognised key note speakers. Hands on training, using echo simulators, may be available for a limited number of delegates.

See here for the flyer

The 5th Aspiring Interventionist, 19 October 2010, Cardiovascular Training Institute, London Chest Hospital

A great one day course that is FREE to trainees. The course is designed for Cardiology trainees who have already achieved a level of competency in diagnostic angiography and are considering sub specialty training in interventional cardiology. Some previous exposure to coronary intervention as second operator is desirable but not essential. It will also be valuable for existing consultants who are retraining in PCI.

Look here for the flyer

PCI Complications – management and troubleshooting masterclass’, 14 October 2010, Worcestershire Royal Hospital

This meeting will be of interest to all interventionists and trainees.
Continuing improvements in techniques and technology have made PCI an ever safer
procedure. Major complications have become less common, and consequently it takes
longer for most operators to acquire the experience to manage serious problems
effectively. This meeting provides a forum to review and discuss the major PCI
procedural complications and post-procedure issues, with an emphasis on sharing the
expertise of highly experienced operators

Click here for the flyer

British Congenital Cardiac Association - Winchester 2010

We are hosting the Annual British Congenital Conference in Winchester in November. There will be many renowned local (see programme) and international speakers (Prof. Heidi Connolly, Director Mayo Clinic Congenital Heart Centre, USA; Prof. Constantine Mavroudis, Chair of Congenital and Pediatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, USA)


Abstract deadline date is SEPTEMBER 30th!

Hope to see some of you there!

Many thanks

Dr. Aisling Carroll