Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Cancelled - Portsmouth Training Meeting

Apologies for not informing you sooner but the Portsmouth meeting for September (that looked like it might be tomorrow evening) will not take place. 

The next official Wessex day will be the ACHD day at Southampton next week, and you are strongly encouraged to attend the cardiorenal meeting that follows a few days later.

Questions? Concerns? Your chance to have your (anonymous) say

Dear All

The time has come for another STC meeting the Deanery on the 28th Sept.

As your STC Trainee Representative I would appreciate you emailing me with any questions or concerns requiring your Cardiology training at sjgroves@hotmail.com

Given the SpR feedback to the National survey suggested the Wessex Deanery Trainees are very unhappy, this will be an obvious question at the meeting so any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I can ensure you that any feedback you give me will be kept anonymous (it will be me who takes the flack:) )



Reminder: SCEG: Thursday 20th September, Hotel du Vin, Winchester 7.30 pm

SCEG will be on Thursday 20th September in Hotel du Vin, Winchester.
Drinks form 7 pm on, talks to start from 7.30.

Dr Sean O’Nunain, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at the Royal Sussex County Hospital will educate us on his work with the Civil Aviation Authority.

Dr Paul Roberts, Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre will educate us on the utility of left ventricular endocardial pacing.

Drinks and buffet dinner are provided courtesy of St Jude Medical,

The meeting is open to all interested professionals, please feel free to invite colleagues not included on the email circulation, no need to confirm in advance.

Look forward to seeing there,

John Paisey

November - BCS National Training Day

November Training Meeting -  Core curriculum
BCS National Training Day
26th November 2012 - Day event
The Royal College of Physicians, London 
This official national training day will be the November meeting for Wessex trainees.
Please arrange for clinics to be cancelled and cover arrangements made as appropriate.

You need to register for the event but the fee is reduced for BCS members.
You can become a joint BCS/BJCA member for a discounted rate which will also give you reduced registration to the annual conference in 2013, in addition to other benefits.

Southampton Transoesophageal Echocardiography Course 2012 (SOTOEC) - 12-13th November 2012

Once again this Philips and Heartworks supported course returns to Southampton. The faculty includes many of our senior imaging trainees and the programme includes theory and hands on training.

Aimed at trainees in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Anaesthesia and ITU, as well as echocardiographers, the course continues to receive excellent feedback.

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians have approved the course for 12 category 1 (external) CPD credits.

Click here for the flyer and details of how to apply

BJCA Courses and Education: Heart Failure

British Society for Heart Failure 15th Annual Autumn Meeting
29 - 30 November 2012
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London
For further information, please click here to visit the website.

BJCA Courses and Education: Imaging

Cardiac MR in Clinical Practice
1 - 2 October 2012, Leeds General Infirmary
For further information on the programme and how to register, please click here to download the flyer.

British Heart Valve Society Annual Meeting
15 October 2012, Governors’ Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital, London
For further information on the programme, please click here.

BJCA Courses and Education: Intervention

Coronary arterial and microvascular fluid-structure interactions: Evolving concepts and investigative approaches
17 September 2012, National Heart and Lung Institute, London
This one day symposium has been approved for 6 CPD credits by the Royal College of Physicians.
The registration fee for trainees is £50.
For further information and registration, please click here.
The meeting includes presentations and discussions on two important recent studies on:
Adenosine-independent evaluation of coronary stenosis    
The assessment of myocardial perfusion by CMR            

BCIS Advanced Cardiovascular Interventional Trainees Course
5 - 6 December 2012, Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds
Fully funded for subspeciality trainees.
For further information, please click here for further details.

October Training Day - Wessex Regional Adult Congenital Imaging Day

As previously publicised, the October training day, open to all trainees, is the ACHD imaging day on the 2nd October 2012.

The programme has now been finalised. It promises to be an informative day, with coverage of echo skills in ACHD, as well as more specialist techniques. Click here for the programme.

You must register for the event. Places are free but  limited so please complete your registration ASAP.