Wessex Cardiology Trainees

South of England CMR Meeting - NEXT WEEK - Thursday 9th Oct 6.45pm


Dear All,

Following an extremely successful first meeting in July, the next South of England CMR Meeting takes place next Thursday 9th October 2014 in the Heartbeat Education Centre, Southampton (UHS) from 6.45pm. As before, the format involves a buffet reception, a plenary talk and then case presentations.

Saul Myerson (Oxford) has been invited to talk about the role of CMR in the assessment of heart valve disease. Chris Steadman (Poole) and Hatef Mansoubi (Chichester) will be presenting cases. The Oxford team are planning to bring a third case.

All colleagues, including those from other specialities, would be most welcome to join us. I would be grateful if you could pass on the invitation to all your radiographers, trainees and anyone else who may be interested. If you would like to be included on the email invite list, please let me know and I’ll add your details.

Best wishes,


John-Paul Carpenter
Consultant Cardiologist
Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Poole Training Day - Nuclear Cardiology - Wednesday 8th October

Dear All,

Please see below the excellent agenda put together by Kat Dixon at Poole, covering several aspects of nuclear medicine pertaining to our cardiology practice.

The Nuclear Medicine Department is found by entering the hospital through Entrance 7 (the ‘dome’ entrance), and turning left, twice.

Please reply to this post if you are able to attend, or indeed let me know what difficulties there are if you can't.

Best wishes,


Nuclear Cardiology Registrar Training

Wed 8th October 2014

Nuclear Medicine Department, Poole Hospital 



Introduction and cardiac stressing nuc med style

Dr Kat Dixon
Nuclear Medicine

Critical Care Seminar Room (A2)


Cardiac stressing
The group will be split into sub-groups which will alternate between:
1. Patient preparation
2. Patient stressing
3. Coffee break

Bill Anderson
Sheila Gold

Coronary Care Unit


The use of myocardial perfusion imaging

Dr Jim Stirrup

MR Seminar Room
The nuclear medicine acquisition
Emma O’Shaughnessy
MR Seminar Room
Image acquisition and processing
The group will be split into sub-groups which will alternate between:

1. Image acquisition
2. Image processing and display
Kat Dixon and Emma O’Shaughnessy
Nuclear Medicine
Imaging artefacts
Dr Kat Dixon
MR Seminar Room
Image interpretation and case discussions
Dr Nicola Robson
MR Seminar Room

Cardiac Imaging Liverpool Course - 9-14 November 2014

This 6 day course is aimed at Senior Registrars and Consultants in Cardiology and Radiology who wish to develop a subspecialist interest in Cardiac CT.

In addition to the course there will be a live case/video learning component aiming to meet the requirements for Level 1 and 2 accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT). Unlike similar courses all delegates will have their own workstation throughout the course.

See the flyer here


CRY International Conference 2014

CRY International Conference 2014 - "Sports Cardiology: From Theory to Practice", 10 October 2014, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London

For further information, please visit the CRY website.

The course is free to attend and CPD approval has been applied for.
Organised in collaboration with the European Society of Cardiology Section of Sports Cardiology.