Wessex Cardiology Trainees

6th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Cardiorenal Forum: Friday 7th October 2011

Once again, the annual meeting of the cardiorenal forum will be our October training day.

Those that have been before will know that the meeting delivers good training on the management of patients with co-exisiting cardiac and renal disease.

The meeting takes place this year at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG (note: not the RSM).

For trainees there is a small registration fee of £30. Please register early.

For further details and registration details, have a look at the website here.

The 1st London Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Symposium 26 September 2011

Chaired by Magdi Saba and John Camm, this one day symposium has an international faculty, covering imaging, mapping and ablation techniques.

Registration is free before August 15th.

Have a look at the details here

Cardiac Nuclear & CT imaging in Clinical Practice, 22 – 24 September 2011, European Heart House, Sophia Antipolis, France

From Professor Richard Underwood, Professor of Cardiac Imaging, Imperial College London, Royal Brompton Hospital:

On behalf of the BNCS, may I take this opportunity to advise you of an educational course that may be of interest? It is the annual ESC sponsored training course on nuclear cardiology & cardiac CT on 22-24 September at the European Heart House in the south of France. The course is directed at cardiologists, nuclear physicians and cardiac radiologists, and it will provide a basic grounding together with the opportunity to refresh knowledge of advanced topics for those already involved in the subject.

The basic principles underlying scintigraphic and CT imaging will be explained, including radiopharmaceuticals, imaging equipment, image processing and radiation. Protocols for image acquisition, processing and reporting will be discussed.

The value of radionuclide and CT imaging in different clinical settings will be addressed, including screening for coronary artery disease, acute and chronic chest pain and heart failure.

Furthermore, the differences between the non-invasive imaging techniques will be discussed extensively including MRI and stress echocardiography. Every course day will include extensive case reviews, presented in the "read with the expert" sessions.

Have a look at further details here

Fully funded - Bristol PCI course - 6th & 7th October 2011

This 2 day course with an "internationally renowned" faculty is open for registration.

The comprehensive programme looks excellent and is an opportunity for trainees to understand the basics of PCI.

The course is fully sponsored by industry including overnight accommodation. Places are limited so please register early. The organisers state that up to four delegates from each organisation are welcome to apply (1 SpR and 3 allied professionals).

Have a look at the programme here

Pri-Med Clinical Insight – Best Practice in Cardiology 2011

Pri-Med Clinical Insights – Best Practice in Cardiology is designed to provide cardiologists with the latest clinical updates in critical therapy areas which are reinforced by challenging cases, national and international guidance.

Now in its 3rd year, with a meeting in both London (14th September 2011) and Manchester. The programme features sessions from influential clinicians, including our very own Charles Peebles.

For further details and to register please visit www.pri-medupdates.co.uk/cardiology