Wessex Cardiology Trainees

14th British Society for Heart Failure Annual Autumn Meeting, QE11 Conference Centre, London, 24 - 25 November 2011

Registration is open for the Autumn meeting "Care of the Individual Patient".

See www.bsh.org.uk for the programme and registration details.
Early bird rates apply before 14 October with discounted options for joining as a member of BSH.

Reminder - Tomorrow evening - 18.30 - Winchester

A reminder that we are all invited to attend the SCEG meeting tomorrow evening, with a specific trainee session starting at 18.30.

Full details http://wessexcardiology.blogspot.com/2011/08/training-meeting-1830-28th-september.html

Deductive Electrophysiology: From Tracings To Treatment, 20 November 2011, London Hilton Metropole Hotel

This interactive EP teaching event takes place the day before Europe AF, for which registration is also open. A special discounted price is available for both events. This course will teach important fundamentals and basic principles of diagnostic and interventional cardiac electrophysiology.

See http://www.europeaf.com/info/EP-Fellows-Course.aspx for more details

Training issues or problems in Wessex? Paul Rees wants to hear from you.

The specialist training committee (STC) is responsible for local administration and delivery of our cardiology training in Wessex.

Dr. Paul Rees, Wessex trainee and Fellow in Interventional Cardiology at the Dorset Heart Centre is the trainee member on the commitee and would like to hear from you with any concerns you have for training or subspecialty issues.

The next meeting is September 30th, so please drop him an email drpscrees@aol.com before next week with any comments or suggestions.

Essential Surgical Skills for Cardiologists, 18 November 2011, The Royal College of Surgeons of England

This exciting new course is designed to provide candidates with a thorough grounding in the latest surgical materials and skills relative to the implantation of cardiac rhythm devices.

It has been attended by Wessex trainees and has received good feedback.

For further information see http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/education/courses/essential-surgical-skills-for-cardiologists

Aspiring Interventionist Courses, London Chest Hospital, 11 October 2011 and 24 November 2011

This course is a practical skills simulator course for trainees entering intervention training.  

The last courses were a success and oversubscribed, hence 2 dates have been offered.

To apply, please contact Laura Roberts, 

Tel: 020 8983 2216

A Year in Cardiology 2011

This symposium is entitled 'A Year in Cardiology 2011’ and will be held on Wednesday December the 14th, 2011 at the Royal College Physicians in London.

The basic premise is to give Consultant Cardiologists and Cardiology SpR's a succinct review of all the important developments/changes in cardiology during the past year from all the various conferences, with emphasis on those that affect daily clinical practice.

General Cardiology and all the major subspecialties will be covered by expert speakers. It will also give an opportunity to look ahead to new developments on the horizon as well as an Q & A session with the expert panel. See the flyer here

Training Meetings Update: September - December 2011

Paul Kalra has confirmed the training days for the rest of this year. Please cancel clinical commitments for the daytime meetings.

September 28th (evening) - Winchester - South Central Electrophysiology Group

October 7th (daytime) - Royal Society, London - Cardiorenal Forum

November 3rd (daytime) - Southampton - Congenital Study Day

November 28th (daytime) - RCP, London - National training day

December (evening) - TBC - festive evening meeting

CRY International Conference 13-14 October 2011, Cavendish Conference Centre, London

There is no delegate fee for this 2 day event, with lunch and refreshments included.

14th October: Sports Cardiology: From Theory to Practice
15th October: Diagnosis and Management of Inherited Cardiovascular Disease

Each day must be booked separately. Please click here for more details .