Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Poole Training Day Information from Dr Carpenter:
Wed 10th October 2018
Education Centre and Nuclear Medicine Department, Poole Hospital
Please find the following documents attached for circulation (I have emailed this to all registered trainees).
1.       Training Day Programme – NOTE ARRIVAL / REGISTRATION will be at 9am in the Education Centre Seminar Room.
2.       Core Curriculum for Nuclear Cardiology
3.       Directions on how to get here
4.       Hospital map
PLEASE REMIND PEOPLE that there will be LONG DELAYS on the A338 coming south towards Bournemouth from the A31 – I would suggest leaving plenty of time and/or taking an alternative route.
(The traffic on the A338 is TERRIBLE.  To get through you need to get to Bournemouth before 7:15, so avoid at all costs after this time).
See those of you who are coming there,

EP Sub-specialty Training and reminders

Dear all

Just a reminder that the Poole training day on nuclear cardiology (a good chance to get something on this for your portfolio) is on the 10th of October - email Hannah to sign up. Also don't forget to get your cases in for the first Wessex cases evening on the 27th of November - it's an excellent opportunity to share interesting cases but also to potentially win a regional prize...  Email Simon to sign up with a brief abstract of your case.

Ben has kindly arranged some EP training for anyone who is interested. It looks like it should be an excellent afternoon. Please see his message below:

The next Wessex EP Subspecialty Training Day will take place on Wednesday November 21st 2018 and will be held at Bournemouth Hospital. Excitingly the team at Bournemouth have arranged a ‘wet lab’ session and as a result things are going to run in a slightly different format from previous EP subspecialty days. The training will actually be in the afternoon / evening and will include both some ‘wet lab’ experience, and a possible live case.

Delegates will be asked to get to Bournemouth for a 1pm start with training then running until around 6:30pm. Delegates will also then be invited to head out for dinner once the training is complete. The entire event is sponsored by Biosense Webster and is therefore provided free of charge.

If you would like to attend please e-mail benedict.wiles@uhs.nhs.uk to reserve a place. Please also feel free to forward this to any colleagues who may be interested.

Nuclear Medicine Training Day Programme Wednesday 10th October

*** If you are coming and haven't signed up yet (important if you want feeding) please email hannah.sinclair1@nhs.net

Nuclear Medicine Training Day Programme Wednesday 10th October

John-Paul and Kat
Lecture theatre
Cardiac stressing nuc med style
Lecture theatre
Cardiac stressing
The group will be split into 3 sub-groups which will alternate between:
1.     Patient preparation
2.     Patient stressing
3.     Coffee break

Coronary Care Unit
The use of myocardial perfusion imaging and other imaging techniques from a Radiologist’s perspective
Lecture theatre
The nuclear medicine acquisition
Lecture theatre

Image acquisition and processing
The group will be split into 2 sub-groups which will alternate between:
1.     MPS Image acquisition
2.     Image processing and display
3.     The PET scanner
Kat, Emma and Adam
Nuclear Medicine
MPS v MR and stress echo from a cardiologist’s perspective
Lecture theatre
Tea break

Imaging artefacts
Lecture theatre
Image interpretation and case discussions
Lecture theatre

Level 1 Cardiac CT course

A courses to be aware of and a few other things...

1.  BSCI/BSCCT Level 1 Cardiac CT course

This course will feature lectures and case demonstrations delivered by experts to address curriculum requirements for level 1 cardiac CT accreditation. The lectures will meet CPD requirements for level 2 cardiac CT accreditation.
Monday 5th - Wednesday 7th November 2018
Spire Manchester Hospital, 170 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2AF
Cost: Trainees £149, Consultants £199

Further information can be found at: http://www.bsci.org.uk/meetings-and-courses/meetings

2.  As promised we have organised a level 1 style cardiac CT course (case based training but not official level 1 accreditation), which will run as a training day in Southampton on Thursday 28th February 2019.

3.  Please can you let me know ASAP if you plan to attend the Poole Nuclear Medicine day as they need to organise the catering.  Hannah.sinclair1@nhs.net

Thanks,  Hannah 

Nuclear Cardiology Training Day/Advanced Heart Failure Study Day/

A few announcements which may be of interest (sorry long post).

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Conference 2018 Friday 5th October - Heartbeat Education Centre Southampton

Topics include ACHD case studies/heart failure treatment/pulmonary hypertension/paediatric to adult transfer/supporting people with autism/psychology and living with ACHD. £25 for the full day.   
Email:  Jane.Lewis@uhs.nhs.uk for further information.

Nuclear Cardiology Training Day Wednesday 10th October - Poole

Provisional start time is 9am with arrival for coffee, etc. and welcome/intro at 9.15am. It will finish at approx. 16.30. The day will include talks (including MIBI / PET / comparison with other modalities), a practical stress session, image acquisition and processing, artefacts and cases.

For catering purposes we need to know how many people are attending.  Please email:  Hannah.sinclair1@nhs.net if you are planning to attend. 

Advanced Heart Failure Study Day Friday 12th October 08:30-17:00 - Cambridge

'The purpose of the day is to increase awareness about what actually happens at Advanced Heart Failure centres – what we can do, what we can’t do and who/when/how to refer. The programme has been designed around the Advanced HF curriculum for Cardiology trainees. The target audience is Cardiology registrars, Consultant Cardiologists, Intensivists and Cardiac Surgeons. We have a range of excellent speakers coming from all over the UK. The event has CPD approval from the RCP and has been endorsed by the British Society of Heart Failure.'

For more information including the programme please follow:  https://www.royalpapworth.nhs.uk/content.php?/education/specialist_education  

Wessex Congenital Cardiac Series Study Day Thursday 18th October 08:45-17:00 - Heartbeat Education Centre Southampton

ACHD training day on interatrial and interventricular communications.   The day will include everything you need to know about ASDs and VSDs from diagnosis and physiology to long-term follow up.
There is a small charge of £25 to cover the catering cost

To register, please e mail Dr Abi Sharpe, Abigail.sharpe@uhs.nhs.uk.

Wessex Cardiology Case of the Year Award - 'Christmas Event' - Tuesday 27th November - Winchester 

Trainees are invited to submit a brief case presentation, ideally focusing on the case you have learnt the most from during your cardiology training.  The aim is to replicate the sorts of conversations we have in the registrar office, allowing us to share complications/learning experiences/rare diagnoses so that we can all learn from each other.  You will have a 10 minutes to present your case (projector available). 

Ideally the case will take up half the time slot with some additional related learning material to complement the case.  We have an exciting panel of consultants who will select the best cases.  Certificates for CVs will be provided and prizes will be awarded.

Dinner is sponsored by Bayer.  The venue is Ghandi in Winchester with drinks from 18:30 and starters served at 19:00 during cases.  

Please submit a brief summary to Simon Claridge (simon.claridge@rbch.nhs.uk) by Friday 19th October.

That's all for now. 

Thanks, Hannah