Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Cardiomyopathy 2014, Cavendish Conference Centre, London, 23rd May

The 2014 Medical Conference, Cardiomyopathy 2014,  is being held at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London on the 23rd May.

The cardiomyopathy association are providing free places at the conference for all medical traineee grades. Consultant grades also benefit from a discounted £95 registration fee.

Cardiomyopathy 2014 continues the theme set in 2013 of providing updates on the diagnosis and management of cardiomyopathy. The meeting is supported by internationally renowned speakers and will combine parallel practical sessions, dedicated to common aspects of cardiomyopathy practice, with conventional lectures. 


Business Case Development & Presentation Excellence - March 12th 2014

Following from the post last week, the programme for the North Hampshire Hospitals training day has been released. This promises to be an excellent day with a rewarding timetable of activities.
Registration is from 9am.

If you haven't done so already, please let Dominic Kelly know if you plan to attend.







Business Case Development & Presentation Excellence

March 12th 2014. Ark Conference Centre, Basingstoke Hospital, RG24 9NA

9:00 to 9:15 Arrival and coffee

9:20 to 9:30 Welcome, Introduction and Objectives

9:30 to 12:30 Business case Development

  • Identify key elements of a business plan
  • Complete SWOT analysis
  • Isolate the key issues driving a business case
  • Pinpoint the benefits of a business proposal
  • Appraise the downsides of a business proposal
  • Identify and influence stakeholders
  • Work out the return on investment
  • Facilitate the presentation of a business case

12:30 to 13:15 Lunch

13:15 to 17:00 Presentation excellence

  • Improve self-image and build confidence
  • Deal with nerves and harness nervous energy in a creative way
  • Examine, analyse and improve upon the communication of information from a presenter to an audience
  • Develop structures to plan for success
  • Improve congruity of message and heighten competency
  • Provide opportunities to practice skills addressed during the workshops and thereby achieve greater performance
  • Allow for the communication of complex information to an audience in an interesting and non-threatening way
  • Examine the subject of visual aids, their use, control and sequencing

This meeting is fully funded and organised by the Alliance of Daiichi Sankyo and Eli Lilly & Co Ltd. Any Hospitality provided at this meeting will be in accordance with the ABPI Code of Practice and Daiichi Sankyo and Eli Lilly & Co Ltd. policy.

Pulmonary Hypertension Training Day 2014: registration needed

The April 29th Wessex training day is taking place at Southampton.
The excellent programme is here

The event is open to all those across the South, and since places are limited, you need to register ASAP. Please note that the registration fee is waived for Wessex trainees.

The application form is available here

HeartSTART programme 2014

HeartSTART is a unique collaboration between The Heart Hospital and Boston Scientific designed to deliver specialty training in device management. The programme offers high quality hands on education and training for tomorrow’s device specialists. This is an opportunity for participants to undergo intensive tuition by a centre of excellence to provide them with additional specialist skills to take into their clinical practice. Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of device management, including ICD, CRT and advanced implant/explant techniques as well as hands on experience in cath lab, virtual reality, heart dissection and device programming  make this a truly comprehensive programme. Split over 2 modules, one based at our Institute in Paris and one based in London.

24th/25th April
26th September

The course is aimed at ST4 or ST5 (ST3 with consideration of speciality experience)

Submission of CV and log book of procedures is reviewed by the course director (Dr Martin Lowe) for final acceptance as well as a commitment letter from the candidate and department head.

If you would like to be considered for a place, please ask your clinical supervisor to nominate you via Deb Perrett, Wessex Territory Manager for Boston Scientific.

Last chance: raise your concerns with the STC

Dear All,

The next meeting of the Specialist Training Committee is taking place on March 6th. I've had some comments already, but I am keen to give you all the opportunity to contact me.

Please let me know any problems you have by replying to this email, or via this link

With best wishes,