Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Portsmouth Training Day, This Thursday 29th, Portsmouth Marriott Hotel

The training day takes place at the Portsmouth Marriott Hotel, with registration from 9.15

As mentioned previously, please bring along an ECG or Holter of a difficult pacing indication.
Click here for the full programme

Oxford Live PCI 2012 Tuesday 17 April 2012

This One Day live course aimed at: Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, SpRs and Professionals involved in caring for Cardiac Patients including:

  • Interactive Cases

  • Left Main: an Advanced Operators Workshop

  • Diabetes: What an Interventionalist needs to know

  • Valve Disease-TAVI vs Surgical AVR?
Organised by:
Professor Adrian Banning
Dr Bernard Prendergast
Professor Keith Channon
Dr Raj Kharbanda
Location: John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Website: http://www.millbrook-medical-conferences.co.uk/Events/April-2012/Oxford-Live-2012.aspx

SCEG 7.30 pm 22nd March, Hotel du Vin, Winchester

The next South Central Electrophysiology Group meets next Thursday in Winchester:

‘Special Considerations for Device Therapy in Renal Impairment’
From Dr Paul Kalra, Heart Failure and Device Specialist at Portsmouth


‘Non Contact Mapping as a Clinical and Research Tool’
From Dr Arthur Yue, Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Southampton

As ever from 7 pm refreshments and a buffet will be provided courtesy of St Jude Medical.
All are welcome, please pass on the invitation to any interested professionals, no need to confirm attendance in advance.

The Vascular Interventions Training Course (VITc), 3 - 5 July 2012, Coombe Abbey, Coventry

A highly recommended course utilising simulation and hands-on training in a pan-interventional environment ranging from peripheral vascular, coronary and structural interventions. Places are limited per speciality (Interventional cardiology, cardiothoracics, radiology and vascular surgery) and so early booking via the website is recommended. The course also provides a fascinating environment for interaction between disciplines with cross-over in interventions and skills. Course fee is £600 which includes all meals and accommodation.

If you have any specific questions about the course, please contact Bristol trainee Ali Khavandi.

Basic Cardiovascular Intervention (official BCIS training course) Basic Cardiovascular Intervention (official BCIS training course) 19 - 20th April 2012

This is an official BCIS training course and represents an important and exciting evolution in the BCIS model for education and training. In due course there will be two courses per year - basic cardiovascular intervention for trainees and advanced cardiovascular intervention for trainees which will start to parallel the syllabus and form the two key training courses for those undertaking advanced module training in interventional cardiology.

Further details are here

Feedback from Specialist Training Commitee meeting

Dr. Sam Fitzsimmons, Wessex trainee and STC link, has posted the minutes from the recent meeting. Thanks to all those who provided questions. Topics covered include recruitment, ARCP/RITA, e-portfolio and sub-speciality training, amongst others.

download from here

Portsmouth Training Day - March 29th

Further details about the programme at Portsmouth later this month to follow. In the meantime, a message from Dr. Dominic Kelly, Wessex SpR and Device Fellow, Bournemouth.

Dear All,

I've been asked to present "indications for pacing" at the Portsmouth training day. The topic has the potential to be rather dull so I thought what would be better is if everyone could bring 1 ECG, 24hr tape or other, of a grey pacing indication and we could discuss each in the context of current guidelines.


Dom Kelly