Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Scottish Mechanical Circulatory Support (VAD) Meeting, 23 February 2012, Glasgow

Details for this heart failure course are here.

There is no registration or attendance fee. Maximum of 100 places. To book your place and for any other enquiries, please contact:

Margaret Mochan, Tel: 0141 951 5602, Email: margaret.mochan@gjnh.nhs.uk

Cardiac CT Hands-on Workshop, 23 - 24 March 2012, Basildon Cardiothoracic Centre

Details of this CT course with level 1 accreditation are here

St George's TOE Course March 28th - 30th 2012

St George's have sent through details of the following TOE courses. Have a look at their website for more information.

Transoesophageal Echocardiography Course
London, St George's Hospital
March 29th and 30th 2012
This course comprises two days encompassing the theoretical background and practical applications of transoesophageal  echocardiography. Lectures covering all the major topics related to the subject are given by leading experts. There will be opportunity for case study discussions, and plenty of examples will be demonstrated.

TOE Workshop
London, St George’s Hospital
March 28th 2012
One day workshop including practical session consisting of intensive small group instruction on Heartworks simulators.

Carrie Victor-Smith
Cardiac and Vascular Sciences, St George's University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE

Training Day Updates

Further to recent updates, Paul Kalra has confirmed the following dates for training meetings:

Wednesday 29th February - Winchester - EVENING meeting (19:30)

Thursday 29th March - Portsmouth

Tuesday 17th April - Poole - South Coast Heart Failure Meeting

Please cancel clinical commitments and arrange cover as necessary

Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Disease in Pregnancy Meeting

Sam Fitzsimmons, our STC trainee rep and ACHD trainee, has passed on details regarding two adult congenital and heart disease in pregnancy training days.

The ACHD day might be of interest to those wishing to sub-specialise, or those seeking more confidence in managing such conditions, but the pregnancy day is more general training.

Both sessions take place at the RSM in London in February with a cost to trainees of £65.

Reminder - Isle of Wight Training Day - 26th January 2012

The first official training day of the year takes place next Thursday. Clinical commitments should already have been cancelled by your previous post holder.
Registration is from 9.30 in the Postgraduate Medical Centre at St. Mary's, Newport. A lunch is provided with refreshments throughout the day.

The programme is subject to final changes but is a good mix of core syllabus topics for the KBA, as well as practical problem solving.

Don't forget to plan your journey to the Island - my favourite is the hovercraft but there are car and passenger options from both Portsmouth and Southampton.

Reminder - 4th British Society for Heart Failure Medical Training Meeting - Thursday 9 February 2012

Paul Kalra has asked me to remind you all of the BSH Medical meeting that takes place next month.
There is a great programme and attendance is a must if you wish to subspecialise in heart failure.

He tells me the travel grant of up to £100 is still available, although I notice that the official flyer and application form states the deadline was extended until the 13th January. It must still be worth a try.


South Coast Heart Failure Update - 17th April 2012

The annual South Coast Heart Failure Update takes place this year on April 17th at the Purbeck Suite, Haven Hotel, Sandbanks, Dorset, BH13 7QL.

Organised by Dr Christopher Boos of Poole Hospital, this one day event has previously received very positive feedback from trainees and is highly recommended. It will form our April training day so please ensure that clinical commitments are cancelled so that you can attend.

Co-chaired by Dr Peter Cowburn and Dr Paul Kalra, the faculty includes both local and national experts, covering a wide range of topics.

Although the meeting will be our April training day, registration is open to all. As before, the places are allocated on a first come, first served basis, and you must register ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Download the agenda here
Download the application form here