Wessex Cardiology Trainees

REMINDER - October 14th - Southampton Training Day - AF

Dear All,

Please ensure you have made arrangements to attend the next official Wessex SpR training day, which takes place on October 14th at Southampton General Hospital, arranged by Dr. Yue.

Speakers have been confirmed and a live case arranged. The programme will follow shortly.

Please let me or Dr. Dom Kelly know if there are likely to be difficulties with attending.

Best wishes,


Supraregional Cardiac imaging day 1: Ischaemic heart disease

This imaging meeting takes place at the RSM in London on 30th October 2013.
Clearly of interest to imaging doctors, the programme should appeal widely to others, including interventionists. The faculty is excellent, including our very own SpR colleague Benoy Shah.

For more details please see http://www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/cde16.php

BSH-Servier research fellow award CLOSING DATE SOON

The BSH recently announced to their membership the ‘BSH-Servier research fellow award’. This award will be given to the candidate deemed by the board of the BSH to have submitted the best research proposal in heart failure.

The prize will consist of 2 years of funding through a grant provided by Servier.

The BSH website (www.bsh.org.uk) has more information on the research award. So I write to you, and please could you direct any aspiring research fellows to the site (the closing date for applications is quite tight – September 27th).

Intervention training day - Principles of PCI - Wednesday 9th October

The next supra regional subspeciality training day in intervention takes place in London at the RSM on the 9th October. All Wessex trainees are welcome to attend. 

Please see http://www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/cde23.php for more details. 

Cardiac Imaging Training Day - September 20th 2013 - Ark Centre - Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospitals

Dear All,

Please see the following details for the training day next Friday taking place in Basingstoke. It looks excellent. Please make every effort to attend.

From 9:30
Registration and coffee / tea

9:55 Welcome and Introduction
Michaela Scheuermann-Freestone, Consultant Cardiologist, Basingstoke

10:00-10:30 Cardiac MRI – an overview
J P Carpenter, Consultant Cardiologist, Poole

10:30 – 11:00 Cardiac CT – current applications
James Shambrook, Consultant Radiologist, Southampton

11:00 - 11:30 The hibernating myocardium: The role of imaging in the post-STICH era
Benoy Shah, Imaging Fellow, Royal Brompton

11:30 – 12:00 Stress echo – indications and case examples
Michaela Scheuermann-Freestone, Consultant Cardiologist, Basingstoke

12:00 – 12:30 Just beautiful pictures? A mixed bag of cases…
Michaela Scheuermann-Freestone, Consultant Cardiologist, Basingstoke

12:30 Lunch

13:30 – 16:00 An interactive afternoon – aortic stenosis and TAVI
Michaela Scheuermann-Freestone, Consultant Cardiologist
Dhrubo Rakhit, Consultant Cardiologist
Philippa Hodge, Edwards
Natalie Gordon, Southampton

BJCA Events Update

The 3rd London Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia Symposium,
20 September 2013, Royal College of Physicians, London
For further information, please see link. Registration is also free if you give your details to Louise Batty, louise.r.batty@gmail.com or to your SJM or Biosense Webster rep.

Core training in cardiovascular computed tomography (part 2 - cardiovascular CT),
30 September 2013, Royal Society of Medicine, London
For further information, please see link.

The Bristol Cardiac MRI Course,
28-29 January 2014, Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol Royal Infirmary
For further information, please see link.