Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Core Knowledge in Heart Valve Disease and BHVS conference

Dear all

The British Heart Valve Society's annual Core Knowledge in Heart Valve disease and Annual Conference are on the 20 & 21st of September respectively. Having been on the Core Knowledge Course I can highly recommend it, it is an excellent day covering this key area. They have also arranged a highly distinguished faculty. The Annual conference this year focuses on Decision Making in Aortic Valve disease and looks like it should be a really useful day guiding us through real-life scenarios and how decisions are made.

This event is in Birmingham, if you would like to get more information and register please click here

Jonathan

September evening sign up and Important ACHD training information for ST3 & 4 trainees

Dear all

I can now confirm that the evening event on the 17th of September on leadership in the NHS will be at the Green Man in Winchester. As a reminder: Dr Derek Sandeman (Medical Director @ UHS) has agreed to come and talk to us on his role and leadership in the NHS. This should be a really excellent evening  and I will provide certificates so that you can link it with those harder to cover areas of the portfolio! Please email me jwh20485@gmail.com to secure your place soon as spaces are limited for this one!

From August anyone who is an ST3 or ST4 and is not based in UHS will need to arrange a one week taster session in ACHD. This will be an expected outcome at ARCP for each of these years. You will be supernumerary so it should be a good opportunity to get to grips with and have a taste of ACHD early in your training. 

Thanks

Jonathan

September Training days and evening events this Autumn

Dear all

Just a quick reminder that there are two training days in September:


  • Effective communication and presentation skills - 4th September at Chilworth Manor. This should be an excellent day with an external company providing training on these key skills. Registration will be from 0930 - please email me to sign up jwh20485@gmail.com
  • BCS National Training day - 25th of September at the Royal College of Physicians - this is always a really helpful day - please note that the price has gone up this year but the changes to the study budget should cover this - please click here to sign up

I am also delighted to say we have two excellent evening events lined up for the Autumn:

  • Evening on leadership in the NHS: Dr Derek Sandeman (Medical Director @ UHS) has agreed to come and talk to us on his role and leadership in the NHS. This should be a really excellent evening (with dinner!) and I will provide certificates so that you can link it with those harder to cover areas of the portfolio! It will be on the 17th September in Winchester - venue to be confirmed shortly... Please put it in your diaries now
  • Wessex cases evening: Hannah and Simon have come up with this excellent idea. The evening will involve everyone sharing short educational cases over dinner at the Ghandi restaurant on the 27th of November. There will be an award for the best presentation so get thinking about potential cases now and put it in your diary now!

I will send out an email soon asking for people to sign up to these evening events!

Jonathan