Wessex Cardiology Trainees

STC meeting

Dear all

The next Wessex STC meeting is on Friday, Ben and I will be going to represent trainees. If there are any issues relating to training / working in the deanery that you would like us to raise please email me jwh20485@gmail.com.

Secondly thanks to all those who have signed up to the TAVI day - I look forward to seeing you there!


Cardiac imaging in aortic stenosis

Dear all

Dr Shah has brought this course on imaging in aortic stenosis to my attention. It looks like it should be a really useful day and  has some excellent speakers! Its on the 27th of April at the Royal Society of Medicine, comes with BSE re-accreditation points and only costs £40. To find out more and sign up click here

Further date for the diary and correction of omission

Dear all

The message I sent yesterday didn't have the date for the ACHD training day on it - it's the 19th of April - all the dates are up to date on the training day part of the blog so check it out!

Also Hayley from Servier has extended the invite to us for the next Hampshire Heart Failure Meeting - 6th of March at the Green Man in Winchester where Dr Senthil Kirubakaran from QA will be speaking on heart failure and atrial fibrillation - if you' like to go along please email Hayley

Have a great weekend!

Dates for the diary

Dear all

Great to see so many of you at the 'fight night' yesterday. Just thought I'd send a little reminder of the up coming training days and the next evening event:

TAVI training day - 27th Feb at Bartley Lodge in Cadnam - click here for the provisional program and please email me to reserve a space - jwh20485@gmail.com

Cardiovascular imaging day - 26th March at SGH - I don't have a program yet but please arrange with your departments so that you can secure your time for this

ACHD training day - theme now confirmed as LV inflow abnormalities - click here for the program and please contact Sharon Henley to sign up - there is a small cost for this day (£20  - which can be paid on the day).

South Coast Heart Failure Meeting - 24th April - click here for more details

The next evening event will be on the 2nd of May at the Chesil Rectory - this meeting is being organised by Ellie from Bayer and will have an educational talk on ACS and antithrombotic therapy. Click here for a provisional program and please email Ellie Draper to sign up - Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis!

For future training days keep an eye on our training day section of the blog and let you departments know as soon as possible. It would be great to see lots of you at BCS in June too!


BSCI/BSCCT, BSCMR, BNCS annual meeting in Edinburgh, BCVI, 2-4May 2018

Dear all

Alastair has brought this meeting to our attention - may be of interest to those with an imaging interest or just trying to achieve curriculum sign offs:

The Cardiovascular Imaging Societies are hosting a joint meeting in Edinburgh in May. It will also include Level 1 training in CT, MRI and Nuclear so may help tick some boxes for the ARCP.
 It’s £100 for members, so quite a lot cheaper than the usual CT/MRI courses on offer.

Title: British Cardiovascular Imaging Meeting 2018: joint meeting between BSCI/BSCCT, BSCMR and BNCS
Date: 2-4 May 2018
Location: John McIntyre Conference Centrem Edinburgh

Registration is now open 
Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/bcvi2018

BJCA Survey

Dear All,

I know this is annoying and I promise that this will be my last e-mail on the subject, but please can everyone just complete the BJCA survey as soon as possible. It genuinely only takes around 5 minutes to complete and you may win some free funding for ESC in the process.

Currently I am receiving daily e-mails from the BJCA informing me that less than 1/3 of Wessex trainees have completed it  and I know we can do better. I absolutely hate seeing deanery league tables which have us languishing near the relegation zone!


I hope you all have good weekends,