Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Response required - Dorchester Training Day 15th February 2011

The Dorchester training day takes place on February 15th and will be held at a hotel in the region, with the kind support of Sanofi-aventis. There is no programme as yet.

Our trainee colleague, Walid Ahmed, is helping to arrange the meeting and it would be useful if you could email him walid.ahmed@dchft.nhs.uk to give him an idea about numbers.

Many thanks,


BSH Medical Training Meeting and BSH Nurse Study Day - 9-10 February 2011 - Update

Dear All,
Please find details of the British Society Heart Failure annual training meeting in February. Please try to attend if possible it should be an excellent day.
Best wishes

Paul Kalra

This friday: Training Day in Cardiac Electrophysiology Heartbeat Education Centre, Southampton General Hospital

The programme for the Wessex Regional Training Day in Cardiac Electrophysiology on Friday 21st January 2011 is now available

The meeting will be held in the Heartbeat Education Centre, Southampton General Hospital and starts at 8.30am

Important - South Coast Heart Failure Meeting 7th April 2011, Haven Hotel, Sandbanks, Dorset

For those of you that didn't get the email from Dr. Chris Boos and are planning on attending the excellent heart failure meeting, it is essential that you register.

The meeting will form the April training day, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. The closing date is 6th February 2011.

If you don't have the form, or need further details, email Dr. Boos' secretary Amanda Avey

Invitation to the 2nd NHLI Joined Academic and Clinical Seminars (NHLI-JACS), 26th January 2011, ICCH London

Dear All,

You are cordially invited to attend our second NHLI Joined Academic and Clinical
Seminars (NHLI-JACS). The evening will have an informal tone, with some
presentations followed by a sponsored dinner at a local restaurant. We aim to
augment collaborations and friendships accross the NHLI sites via this informal
seminar series.

This session will be held at the ICCH 59-61 North Wharf Road on the evening of
Wednesday the 26th of January, followed by a sponsored dinner at a nearby

6.30- 7.10 Sayan Sen. 'Assessment of coronary haemodynamics in health and
disease using wave intensity analysis'
7.10-7.20- Clinical Evidence from our sponsors.
7.20-7.40- Christopher Bowles’- The LV/LVAD interaction’
7.40-8.00- Mumin Noor- ‘The Harefield Bridge to Recovery Programme’
8.00 Close.
8.15 Dinner


Dr Sayan Sen MRC Clinical Research Fellow. Specialist Registrar Cardiology.
International Centre for Circulatory Health.

Christopher Bowles PhD, Artificial Heart Specialist, RB&H NHS FT & Honorary
Research Associate, Imperial College London.

Dr Mumin R Noor. Research Fellow & Cardiac Transplant SpR Cardiac
Transplantation and Mechanical Assist Devices, RBHT

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

Best wishes,

Ramzi Khamis and Jamil Mayet

BCS Annual Conference 2011, 13 - 15 June 2011, Manchester Central

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 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.

PAH Study Day Royal United Hospital Bath - Tuesday 1 March 2011

Bath are hosting a pulmonary hypertension study day again this year and have extended the invitation to all Wessex trainees in cardiology (and respiratory and rheumatology).

The day formed part of our official programme previously, but scheduling has meant it is not possible for this year. Never the less, last year was excellent and the programme this year looks great.

Have a look here or email Kelly Tillson, post graduate manager at Royal United Hospital.

Electrophysiology & Device Therapy 2011 What Every Cardiologist Needs to Know Friday 11th - Saturday 12th February 2011 Cardiff

A meeting designed specifically for non-electrophysiologists with an interest in the acute and long term management of patients with arrhythmias.

The meeting will be chaired by Dr Steve Furniss, president of Heart Rhythm UK and presentations by a range of UK expert speakers will address common management problems and patients who fall outside standard simple guidelines. For the first time there will be short video clips to give an insight into what is involved for your patient undergoing interventional electrophysiology and device procedures. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and audience interaction facilities will enable you to participate. 7 CPD points have been applied for.

Click here for the flyer

SpR Cardiology Update - 28th-29th January - Overnight meeting sponsored by Servier

Servier Laboratories have arranged a meeting for Wessex and London trainees. The meeting is fully paid for, including an overnight stay at the Paddington Hilton.

Click here for the programme

Click here for the registration details