Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Places still available for BCS webcasting and roving reporter positions

See previous post here:

http://wessexcardiology.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/webcasting-reporting-faculty-interviews.html

Hampshire Heart Failure Group Meeting 11th July

The next Hampshire Heart Failure Group Meeting takes place on 11th July.
There will be a talk on the management of post MI heart failure followed by an opportunity to discuss any cases you are welcome to bring along.

See here for details. Please confirm attendance directly to Leanne.

Webcasting, reporting, faculty interviews: British Cardiovascular Society 28th to 30th May IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE YOUR CV

Dear All

CV short on publications?
Need exposure?

Last year at the BCS conference; with a huge effort from a multitude of SpRs we managed to cover the entire conference with "Roving Reports" and Webcast the 3 main rooms.
This gave great opportunities for many SpRs to enhance their profile with online BCS publications and letters of thanks form the BCS executive.
Webcasting is very easy, each room will be covered by 2 SpRs and supported by an experienced webcasting superviser. Its a very simple program that just requires the user to start the presentation and change slides at the same time as the speaker. The second webcaster prepares for the next speaker in the session and writes brief bulletpoints for the report. Webcasters sit at a desk on the side of the hall with a laptop each and are able to watch the whole lecture with ease.
You can see the links to webcasts and reports here:
http://www.bcs.com/ace/webcasts2011.asp?navcatid=30

We made such a success last year that they want us back! Covering more rooms and getting even more individual exposure.

In return I have negotiated a number of concessions for our hard work, see below.

The webcasts are now covering the 4 main rooms (Auditorium, Exchange Hall, Fitzroy, Charter 2), in these rooms we will have two webcasters as before and we will integrate a short bullet point "Roving report" to allow the webcasters name to be linked to the work and searchable on google (allows web references for CV). Charter 1 and 4 will be covered by traditional roving reporters.

In addition for those who are interested we have been promised exclusive access to the headliners of our choice. A short interview by the SpR and the chance to write the article and have it published on the BCS website. The names are impressive and this will certainly be a great opportunity for those involved

Prof K Fox
Dr Iain Simpson
Prof Greg Whyte
Prof Sanjay Sharma
Dr William Zoghbi, President ACC…what his aims are for the next year? Links with BCS?
Dr Andrew Wragg (simulators and non-technical skills simulation- Carry on in the Cath Lab)
Dr Nicola Smart (winner 2012 Michael Davies Award)
Winner of YRWP 2012
Thomas Lewis Lecture – Prof Alec Vahanian
BCS lecture supported by Joy Edelman Legacy- Prof Rory Collins
Prof Peter Weissberg (BHF)

In addition! For anyone who isn't a member of the BCS free entrance to the conference will be organised for those that contribute to webcasting.

Lastly.... A table (or maybe 2) at the Gala Dinner for us all to enjoy a bit of networking... and top quality wine...

As per last year

A link to the program is here:   http://www.bcs.com/conference/calendar.asp?day=Monday&navcatid=30

We are intending to match as many sessions to sub-speciality interests as possible.

If you are interested please could you forward the following details to myself and Robin Ray (important you email both of us) asap:


phillip@fischerfreeman.com
robray@gmail.com

    Your sub-speciality interests? Mobile number?

    Any sessions you would particularly like to webcast and/or report?

    Is your attendance definite or is it dependent on study leave permission? Which days are you attending?

    Any keynote speakers you are interested in interviewing?

    Are you interested in coming to the Gala Dinner on the webcaster table?


Please feel free to forward this email to any other colleagues going to the BCS Annual Conference this year.Your help would be massively appreciated!

Best wishes

Phillip Freeman and Robin Ray

BCS C&E Committee SpR representatives

British Junior Cardiologists Association Survey

You should have recently received an invitation to complete the 2012 BJCA survey of trainees. Many of you will already have completed this and appreciate the benefits of feeding back this kind of information to a trainee organisation with influence at a national level.

Nationally, the response rate has been below 30%, and although typical for professional surveys, the BJCA council are keen to see responses from at least 50% of the 800 trainee members. The BJCA is a made up of people like you who are local deanery trainees, but more importantly, consultants of tomorrow. There are many pressing issues that affect our future, whether it be sub-consultant grades, shift working or workforce planning.

David Holdsworth, the BJCA secretary and trainee from Oxford, aims to present the findings at the trainees session at the BCS conference. Previous surveys have given weight to discussion with the BCS and SAC.

Please have a look in your inbox for the email invitation that was sent a couple of weeks ago. If there are technical difficulties or the link was never received, please let me know by reply and I will pass on your concerns.

Best wishes,

James