Wessex Cardiology Trainees

British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) Medical Training Meeting, 9 February 2011, National Heart and Lung Institute, London

The second BSH Training Meeting took place on 21 April 2010. It was very successful, and by popular demand we have arranged to hold another meeting on Wednesday, 9 February 2011 at the National Heart and Lung Institute, London. The programme and registration form can be downloaded here.

British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Advanced Imaging in Cardiac Sources of Embolism, 1 April 2011, Royal Society of Medicine, London

See flyer here.

The early registration fee is £45 until 18 March 2011. Standard/onsite registration will be £55

Take Note - Training Days 2011 - Further Update from Paul Kalra

Due to a change in the South Coast Heart Failure Meeting the recent agenda has been changed. Once again, please ensue all secretaries and relevant staff know about the dates and plans have been made to cancel commitments accordingly.

Also accessible through the website with google calendar link, the dates are as follows:

Friday 21st January - EPS - SUHT - Dr Yue
Tuesday 15th February - Pacing/AF - Dorchester - Dr T Edwards
Tuesday 8th March - Portsmouth - Dr Kalra
Thursday 7th April - Heart failure - Poole - Dr C Boos

Many thanks,


BSCI/RSM Cardiac Imaging 2 Day Course Wed 2nd & Thurs 3rd Feb 2011

Essentials of Cardiac Imaging - Incorporating core training in Cardiac CT

Have a look at the flyer here

British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) 13th Annual Autumn Meeting 2010, 25 – 26 November 2010, QE11 Conference Centre, London

Last minute reminder, if you are interested in attending, please contact the BSH Secretariat by email: info@bsh.org.uk or visit the BSH website: http://www.bsh.org.uk/

Training Days 2011 - Update from Paul Kalra

To confirm training days for early 2011:
21st (fri) January - EPS - SUHT - Dr Yue
15th (tues) February - Pacing/AF - Dorchester - Dr T Edwards
29th (tues) March - Heart failure - Poole - Dr C Boos
Could you ask all trainees to highlight these dates asap to their current Trust, so that relevant clinics/lists can be cancelled or cut.
I will endeavour to circulate dates for the middle of 2011 over the next few weeks.

Invitation to the 1st NHLI Joined Academic and Clinical Seminars (NHLI-JACS), 25 November 2010, ICCH London

Dear all,

You are cordially invited to attend our first NHLI Joined Academic and Clinical Seminars (NHLI-JACS) for all the NHLI fellows and their supervisors. The evening will have an informal tone, with some presentations followed by a sponsored dinner at a local restaurant. The aims are to augment research collaborations, start new friendships amongst the fellows working at the different NHLI sites and to introduce clinical SpRs to the cutting edge cardiovascular research going on in our region.

Our first session will be held at the ICCH (59-61 North Wharf Road, London W2 1LA) on the evening of Thursday the 25th of November, followed by dinner at Massis in Sheldon Square, which is a 5 minute walk from the ICCH.

The programme is as follows:

6.40- 7.20 Declan O'Regan- What Can Cardiac MR Tell US About Acute Myocardial Infarction?

7.20-7.30 Clinical Evidence from our sponsors.

7.30-8.10 Alexander Lyon- Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy - what is all the stress about?

8.10 Close.

8.30 Dinner.

About the speakers:
Dr. Alexander Lyon is a Specialist Registrar in Cardiology and Wallport Clinical Lecturer at the NHLI.
Dr. Declan O'Regan is an MRC Senior Clinician Scientist at the Robert Steiner MRI unit at Hammersmith Hospital

RSVP as soon as possible to r.khamis@imperial.ac.uk for both talks and dinner.

Best wishes,

Jamil Mayet and Ramzi Khamis.

Imperial College, London.

Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging Symposium: A Primer for National Trainees - 15th January 2011

Series 3: Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy
Saturday, 15th January 2011
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 Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy.

By the end of the course, attendees should be able to:
1. Understand normal myocardial architecture and pathological findings in this disease group.
2. Explain concepts underlying echocardiographic, CMR and nuclear applications.
3. Gain practical experience in the analysis of volumetric data by both echocardiography and CMR.
4. Appreciate the role of imaging in prognostication.

Programme and registration (£40) are online at www.cardiovascularimaging.co.uk .

Many thanks,

William M. Bradlow
Cardiology SpR, Oxford Deanery

Lead Extraction Day - 2nd December 2010 - St. Thomas' Hospital London

This event may be of interest to those of you involved with devices.

Hosted by Aldo Rinaldi and Charles Kennergren from Sweden, the programme looks excellent.

See the attached flyer for details.

Reminder to cancel clinics - EP training day - SUHT - 21st January 2011

Just a reminder from Paul Kalra - For the sake of your colleagues rotating into your hospital, please inform the relevant secretaries and consultants of the training day on 21st January.

Details of this event to follow. Further training dates are being finalised now.

Many thanks,