Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Basingstoke Training Day

Dear all

The Basingstoke training day is going to be on the 8th of May from 9 - 4 in the ARK (at Basingstoke Hospital) on Infective Endocarditis and other Inflammatory processes of the heart. It should be an excellent day so please arrange your study leave now!

Also thanks to all those who have already emailed me to sign up for the coronary training day on the 1st of April, we have plenty more spaces so please contact me to sign up - jwh20485@gmail.com.



BCIS C3 conference: Orlando, Florida

C3 Meeting

John Rawlins has asked me to broadcast the following information about an exciting opportunity for interventional trainees:

Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics: Advanced Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Global Summit) which will be held on 23rd June through to 26th June 2019, at the Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida.  5 fully-sponsored slots for UK practitioners to attend the conference: 10 for interventional fellows and 5 for UK Allied Health Professionals (nurses, radiographers and cardiac physiologists).  Approved applicants will receive free registration, free accommodation and reimbursement of air travel expenses. Please follow this link for more information: 

Evening Event 14th May

The next evening event is Tuesday 14th May.  This will be a series of short presentations (from current trainees) about the various fellowships and research opportunities in Wessex.  We are hoping to have another later in the year about opportunities outside of Wessex.  

The provisional venue is 'The Pig' in the New forest.  Drinks at 19:00 to start at 19:30.  We are limited in terms of space so please let me know ASAP if you would like to come on the usual email: hannah.sinclair1@gmail.com 



Coronary training day and BJCA survey

Hi all

It is now just under six weeks until the coronary training day at UHS on the 1st of April. Thanks so much to those who have already contacted me to sign up. The day is free and we have an excellent group of speakers, click here for the provisional program. If you'd like to come please email me (jwh20485@gmail.com) as soon as possible so we can ensure we have the right amount of food!

Also the BJCA survey is now live. This really helps the BJCA to get an idea of what is working well and what needs improving, it would be great if everyone could find the few minutes it takes to complete it. To further encourage you to complete the survey, the BJCA are offering free ESC registration to a lucky few . Click here to access the survey.

The STC meeting (where all the training leads in the region meet to discuss our training) is coming up on the 1st of March, if there are any issues you'd like us to raise please contact me (jwh20485@gmail.com).


3D TOE course 18-20th March

Maria has flagged up a 3D TOE course, which may be of interest to some of you.  Details below:

          St Bart’s cardiac anaesthetic department 3 day 3D TOE course aimed at cardiology registrars/              cardiologists/cardiac anaesthetists that are competent in 2D TOE but have little or no 3D TOE            experience.   

There are 4 places left. The course is planned for 18-20 March and the costs is £250 per day. EPIQ CVx ultrasound systems will be used.  

Contact:  Giampaolo giampaolo.martinelli@bartshealth.nhs.uk                 

Please let us know if there are any other courses you want to share with fellow registrars.  Please also feel free to post @WessexSpRs on Twitter.



Important Upcoming Events

1.  April 13-14th BJCA Cardiology to the Core

******  Anyone doing the EEGC this year this is the course not to miss.  Online registration opens on the 18th February 2019.  In previous years this has filled up incredibly quickly.  This is FREE to BJCA members and is a whole weekend of revision lectures, food and accommodation.  Not to be missed if you are doing the EEGC this year.

2.  15-17th May British Society Cardiovascular Imaging Spring Meeting, Cambridge
Pre-meeting Study Day – 15th May 2019 Introduction to Cardiac CT with 50 cases, cost £25.  For details click here.

3.  April 1st Wessex Coronary Training Day

Coronary training is fast approaching.  Please arrange study leave and please let Jonathan know if you want to attend (jwh20485@gmail.com).

4.  Future Leaders in Intervention in Cork on the 4-6th April 2019

Anyone interested in a complex coronary intervention meeting click here.

Many thanks.

Best wishes,