Wessex Cardiology Trainees

BJCA headstart

Hi all

Just a heads up that sign up for the BJCA headstart course is going live on the 27th at 9am. These courses are excellent and they normally 'sell out (they are free)' within hours. You should have got a message from the BJCA about it but they really are such an excellent opportunity that I thought I'd highlight it! Please see below for more details:

BJCA HeadStart 2017, 21-22 October 2017, Royal Free Hospital, London
25 September 2017
Dear all,

HeadStart 2017 has been officially launched! This meeting is open to all Junior Cardiologists and other trainees interested in Cardiology. It covers all aspects of what you need to know as a Junior Cardiology Registrar (ST3-ST5).

Starting training in Cardiology can be a daunting process. There are a great number of practical skills you need to acquire, including angiography, cardiac pacing and echocardiography. In addition, emergencies can be a challenge to manage and learn at the same time.

We aim to cover all key essential procedures and emergencies that you will encounter during your Cardiology training. The two-day course is delivered by an experienced and expert faculty of UK Cardiologists.
  • Come to learn how to do key procedures in Cardiology as well as gain important tips and tricks.
  • Learn about key steps in performing echocardiography, how to report.
  • Learn how to assess and manage important cardiac emergencies.
Tickets will be available from 9am, Wednesday 27th September 2017 through Eventbrite: https://bjca-headstart2017.eventbrite.co.uk

HeadStart 2016 sold out in record time. To give everyone a fair chance at getting tickets, they will be made available from 9am on the 27th September. Please only sign-up if you are sure you can attend. If you find you cannot attend, please email us through Eventbrite so the ticket can be released for another doctor.

Very best wishes,

Dr Mahmood Ahmad                 Dr Chris Allen               
Course Director                         Course Director

Dr Abhishek Joshi                     Dr Jubin Joseph
Secretary, BJCA                        President, BJCA

To prevent this message being treated as spam please, add bjca@bcs.com to your address book

Hampshire heart failure meeting

Dear all

Please see the below message from Hayley at Servier regarding the upcoming Hampshire heart failure meeting (13th Sept) - sorry for the lack of notice! Please contact Hayley if you would like to attend - hayley.allen@servier.com

I am pleased to confirm the agenda for the next Hampshire Heart Failure meeting at the Hotel du Vin, Winchester on Wednesday 13thSeptember.
 6.30pm – Registration; welcome drinks and refreshments
7.00pm – Professor Martin Cowie Webinar: Procoralan Data and highlights from the ESC HF congress(Professor of Cardiology and Consultant Cardiologist at RBHT) 
This session will be chaired by Dr Kaushik Guha(Consultant Cardiologist at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust)
8.00pm – Dr Paul Kalra: An Update on IV Iron(Consultant Cardiologist & HF Lead at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust)
8.30pm – Dinner

Jobs at Bournemouth Hospital

Dr Chris Critoph (Heart Failure Lead, Bournemouth Hospital) has asked us to share the following message regarding jobs which are shortly to be advertised. If you have any further questions regarding these posts please contact Dr Critoph directly.

"In Bournemouth we will be advertising an imaging and heart failure fellow post to commence likely January 2018 (although could be before depending on the applicant). This will also include my inherited cardiac clinic. It will also include cardiac imaging at Poole. It will be competitive entry and advertised nationally, but just wanted to let Wessex trainees know in advance of next week’s rotation planning. This could be used as a deanery post for an ST5 too if suitable applicant. In addition, we have / are about to advertise 2 EP and devices fellow posts as per usual."

BJCA Events Update

There are a number of upcoming BJCA events that may well be of interest to you. These are all listed on the BJCA website. It would be worth taking a couple of minutes to have a look through them all.