Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Cardiac CT Level 2: Liverpool - 15-20th October 2017

We have been asked to advertise the following course which may be of interest to you.

6 Day Cardiac CT Level 2 Course
15th - 20th October
Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool
Organiser: Dr Vishal Sharma, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Liverpool Hospital

For more details click here or contact the organisers by e-mail

I would advise booking immediately (before July 1st) to get an £800 reduction in price... although it will still set you back £1,700.

Portsmouth Devices Training Day - 19th July

To date I have had a poor response regarding the Portsmouth Devices training day on 19th July. This is frustrating given that the date has been advertised since the start of the year. With this length of notice all trainees should have ensured their release from routine clinical work and everyone should be attending. Please e-mail me to confirm your attendance - benedict.wiles@uhs.nhs.uk

If you are being told that you cannot attend by your trust then you should also e-mail providing me with the following details; your name, grade, current trust and the date you applied for leave to attend. I can then discuss this with Dr Paisey our TPD.  

Perhaps it would be sensible to also take the time to look at the remaining Training Days for 2017 and ensure that the necessary leave is sorted. 

South West Regional British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) meeting

The South West Regional British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) meeting is due to take place in Poole on September 14th 2017. The event is being organised by Dr Chris Steadman from Poole Hospital, with the faculty comprising several Wessex Cardiology Consultants. Attendance is free and we would therefore encourage Wessex cardiology trainees to attend where possible.

For further details and to secure a place please follow this link: Poole BSE Meeting

European Heart Rhythm Association Young Investigator Award

We would like to offer our congratulations to Wessex trainee Dr Ben Sieniewicz, who earlier this week, finished as runner up in the prestigious European Heart Rhythm Association Young Investigator's Prize 2017. 

Ben presented his abstract; 'Identifying the optimal location for LV endocardial pacing: results from a multicentre international registry', at the EHRA Conference in Vienna, where it was chosen as the second best piece of young investigator research in Europe, a superb achievement.

Final reminder - evening meeting 21st June

Dear all,

Anyone wishing to sign up for the evening meeting on the 21st of June needs to do so as soon as possible by emailing Hayley (hayley allen@servier.com) as the venue need to know dinner choices. For more details click here.

Hope to see lots of you there


Portsmouth EP and Devices Training Day - 19th July

Dear All,

The next SpR training day will be the Portsmouth EP and Devices day on the 19th July. This is always an excellent day which has been oversubscribed in the past. The day is supported by Sponsorship from Medtronic. Places may be limited by the number of Medtronic programmers which are provided for our use. Please therefore send me an e-mail ASAP to secure a place - benedict.wiles@uhs.nhs.uk Attendance is free.

Date:  Wednesday 19th July 2017, starting at 9:30am

Venue: Marriott Hotel, 1 Southampton Rd, Portsmouth PO6 4SA

Morning: Arrhythmias and ECG interpretation with Dr Andrews & Dr Kirubakaran

Lunch: Sponsored by Medtronic

Afternoon: Device interrogation with Dr Morton

Please note that this date was advertised at the start of 2017, there should therefore be no excuses for not attending and certainly all trusts should have already cancelled routine clinical commitments. Again let me know if you come across problems with attending.

Please also be aware that there is free parking at the hotel, but you need to enter your number plate into the computer system at the hotel on arrival.



Sponsored evening 21st June - reminder

Dear all,

Just a quick reminder that Hayley from Servier is sponsoring our next evening meeting on the 21st June at the Green Man in Winchester - for details click here. So far we haven't had many people sign up, this should provide a useful update on current heart failure therapy and tips for future consultant applications as well as a nice chance to catch up with everyone over dinner. If you haven't signed up but would like to please email hayley.allen@servier.com.Have a nice weekend!