Wessex Cardiology Trainees

BCIS Autumn Meeting - 2nd October 2015

Dear All,

Apologies, but due to an oversight on my part I am publicising this at rather short notice. The meeting is to be held at Basingstoke and will constitute the October Wessex training day.

The BCS has advertised this course, and hopefully, interventional types will be well aware of it and planning to attend. It is free to BCIS members, but there is a joining fee of £50 which could be recouped from study budgets as necessary.

Registration is required and places are still available - please follow this link. The programme can also be accessed there - unfortunately, I cannot upload it from work but a text version is shown below.

08:15 REGISTRATION
09.00 Welcome and opening address Andrew Bishop
09.10 SESSION 1: TREATING STABLE CORONARY DISEASE
CHAIR: Andrew Bishop
Cases to set the scene Rob Hatrick
Presentation: The pathophysiology of ischaemia….painful or harmful
10.15 REFRESHMENTS AND VISIT EXHIBITION
10.45 SESSION 2: ISCHAEMIA IMAGING: STATE OF THE ART
AND HORIZON SCANNING
CHAIR: Andrew Bishop
Before Cath Lab Jim Stirrup
In the Cath Lab Andrew Whittaker
Debate: This house believes that revascularisation in patients with
coronary disease and impaired left ventricular function saves no lives
CHAIR: Nick Curzen
For the proposition Dominic Kelly
Against the proposition Michaela Scheuermann-Freestone
12.00 SESSION 3: BCIS AUDIT PRESENTATION Peter Ludman
12.45 LUNCH AND VISIT EXHIBITION
13.45 SESSION 4: CEREBROVASCULAR INTERVENTION….
IS STROKE THE NEW STEMI?
CHAIR: Carl Brookes
Have interventional treatments arrived for stroke? John Duffy
Cerebrovascular intervention….clinical experience Adam Ditchfield
14.45 REFRESHMENTS AND VISIT EXHIBITION
15.30 SESSION 5: TREATING ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES
CHAIR: Carl Brookes
Cases to set the scene Bashir Alaour
Presentation: Current questions in drug treatments Huw Griffiths
Debate: This house believes that the theoretical benefit of primary
angioplasty does not translate to real life
CHAIR: Iain Simpson
For the proposition Jason Glover
Against the proposition Peter Golledge
17.00 CLOSE

Once again, sorry for the short notice. The training day tab has been fully updated to show events for the rest of the year so please do take a look at it and plan your study leave accordingly.

BW

Paul





Junior doctors' contracts

Dear all,

Such is my commitment to this that I am blogging from my holiday. 

NHS Employers is holding a series of regional meetings to discuss the proposed changes to junior doctors' contracts (which, in my view, are shameful). These will, hopefully, be an opportunity to raise concerns and so I would urge as many people as possible to attend the local meeting at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton on 27th October - 18:00 - 20:00. 

You need to register, which can be done via eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/junior-doctors-regional-meeting-on-contracts-southampton-tickets-18648921426?aff=es2

BW 

Paul. 

BHVS AGM 16th October 2015

Benoy Shah has asked me to publicise this meeting which will no doubt be of interest to some of you.

The flyer can be accessed here. Apologies for the slightly poor quality but it has been sent to me in this format. For more information you can visit www.bhvs.org.uk. 

Please also don't forget about the SECMR meeting next week as well as the Imaging Training Day at Basingstoke on the 23rd September.

I'm off on holiday now that my PYA is out of the way. I wish everyone else a happy ARCP.

BW

Paul.

Heart Failure Training

Dear All,

Firstly - apologies for the mistake in the last post. The SECMR is on 15th SEPTEMBER (next week) - I have updated the post accordingly.

Secondly - The BSH in collaboration with the BJCA are working to improve heart failure training and look at the curriculum. The first step in doing this is to try and capture the following data:

1. Number of HF sub-specialty trainees in each deanery
2. Number of core cardiology trainees (ST3-5) considering HF 
3. What other sub specialty training are they planning e.g. devices, imaging, acute cv care, hypertension etc
4. Stage of training
5. Currently doing or has completed research
6. Planning research
7. Anticipated date of CCT


I would be grateful if you are an HF subspeciality trainee or are considering this (and if so congratulations on an excellent choice...) then you could e-mail me with the answers to the points above.

Many thanks.

Paul.

SECMR - 15th September

Dear All,

The 4th SECMR meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 15th September. This is the day of most of your ARCPs and so a good opportunity to meet up afterwards for a moan, some wine, and a bit of education on CMR in ACHD.

On a serious note, the meeting is always excellent, and support by way of attendance is the only way to ensure that Andrew and JP continue to put on such high quality regional events.

The link to register can be accessed here. 

Anyone interested in presenting a case should contact Dr Flett directly.

BW

Paul.