Wessex Cardiology Trainees

New Trainee Rep - result in.

 Dear all, 

As the year draws to a close and following a very close election, it is my great pleasure in announcing Lizzie Chan as the next trainee rep for Wessex having secured the most votes. 

Many thanks to Mo and Yiota for both putting themselves forward. 

It was a delight to work with Hannah Sinclair and Kri Loganath as fellow representatives over the years. A final note of thanks to you all across the region, it has been a privilege to act as trainee rep on your behalf. 


Good luck to Lizzie and Kri, you will do a fantastic job. 

Very best wishes, 

Tom. 


Trainee Rep --- TIME TO VOTE!

 Dear all, 

The statements for the 3 individuals whom have put themselves forward to be the next trainee rep went out on the blog Monday 5th. 

Due to the size of the post a corresponding email was not sent. 


The three trainees are:

Elizabeth Chan, ST4

Mohamed Kira, ST3

Panagiota Mitropoulou, ST6


Please see the previous blog post for their statements and information on voting. 

BW

Tom. 

Trainee Rep --- TIME TO VOTE!

Dear all, 

Three people have put themselves forward to take over as the next BJCA trainee representative for Wessex. All three should be congratulated for their enthusiasm in applying for the role. 

Please see below their election statements, listed alphabetically by surname. 

If you hold a NTN you are allowed to vote for one person to be the next trainee rep. 

Please email your vote to thomas.gilpin@uhs.nhs.uk by 17:00 Sunday 19th December. Any votes received after this deadline will not be counted. The results will be published 20th December on the blog.

 

Elizabeth Chan, ST4 

 

Why I would make a good trainee representative

I am a highly motivated, organised, reliable and diligent individual. Representing the voices of trainees, at all levels of the deanery, is essential if we are to improve the delivery of cardiology training. As a former Mess President and Royal College of Physicians Associate Tutor, I feel I have the skills and experience to advocate for you as Wessex trainees. 

 

As service provision pressures continue to increase, it is vital to address training concerns, seek opportunities and improve our overall education experience. I will highlight both the individual and collective issues impacting trainee performance, seeking realistic and sustainable resolutions.

 

I want to encourage a culture of cohesion, make training more enjoyable as well as promote cardiology training within medicine to create an inclusive and successful current and future registrar cohort. 

 

What I want to do to improve training in Wessex 

Should I be elected as trainee representative I will address the following priorities:

·      With dual GIM accreditation now mandatory, meeting all the curriculum requirements is increasingly difficult. I will work with the deanery to ensure that all trainees are supported throughout the year for both aspects of each curriculum

·      Multiple pressures, including rota gaps and COVID have negatively impacted on training time. The quality of cardiology training has suffered as a result. I will raise this with the training board as a matter of urgency and seek to create proactive safeguards for cardiology training time

·      As a female trainee, I understand the need to provide those with protected characteristics with bespoke support, regardless of background or need. 

·      Create an education programme that highlights less well-known sub-specialties, combined with a fully packed calendar of social events.  Networking and relaxing are equally important!

 

 

Mohamed Kira, ST3

 

During my previous role as a Cardiology teaching fellow at St Georges University, I encountered one of the main challenges that opposes any training program, manifesting in the gap between the expectations of the trainees and resources available to the training facility. I have learnt how to maximise the benefit of the opportunities available, defend the rights of the medical students, speak on their behalf, and to guide them developing their learning skills, all to achieve the best training experience intended for them. Following the implantation of the Lockdown restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I developed an online teaching program to maintain their training being unable to attend onsite for few months. Another challenge that I encountered during that time was facing the cardiology trainees in South-West London deanery who were finding a hard time training in pericardiocentesis procedure which is an essential skill they need to learn through their training, however due to the lack of cases to practice on, many of them struggled complete their competences toward the end of training. I have participated then in starting a pericardiocentesis simulation course that provided a great opportunity for the trainee to practice and get signed off this procedure. 

 

Now being an ST3 trainee, I find myself facing the same worries, challenges and sometimes even frustrations when I cannot achieve my expectations through my training. I do believe the role of a trainee representative is to provide guidance and support to other fellow trainees, represent them at various deanery meeting, as well as working with the deanery to attempt and find solutions to various problems that face the majority of the trainees at different levels of their training.

 

Having been on both sides of the training process, I have an insight on the needs of trainees, along with understanding the limitations that can face any training facility, all of which make me a very good candidate to represent the cardiology trainees in Wessex deanery.


 

Panagiota Mitropoulou, ST6

 

Why I would make a good trainee rep: 

I have been a trainee in Wessex for many years and know the Deanery well.  So far, I have had considerable experience in representing trainees. As the RCP Associate Tutor at QAH during my CMT2 I had invaluable first-hand experience of representing a high number of trainees. I was responsible for organising a yearlong teaching program with two colleagues consisting of weekly sessions, the Portsmouth procedures course, and consistent PACES teaching. As a rota coordinator during my ST4 year at QAH I fought for more training time in a busy hospital with constant service requirements. Last year, as the IMT trainee fellow for Wessex, I was a point of contact for IMTs around the Deanery. I helped escalate concerns, I organised a consistent teaching programme during the second wave of the pandemic which included innovative virtual simulation sessions, and I represented trainees during the transition to IM3. In the last year I have also been actively involved with the Women in Cardiology (WIC) group, which has given me great insight on the challenges both male and female colleagues encounter around family planning, pregnancy, maternity and paternity leave, LTFT and childcare. 

Most importantly I believe I am approachable and flexible, I have learnt how to fight the trainees' corner and I can represent the views of my colleagues well.  

 

What I want to improve in Wessex: 

There is a long way to go for us to regain opportunities and experience missed during the pandemic. I am planning to work with the trainees to personalise training plans and liaise with the Deanery to help find opportunities for training. Promoting a mentorship scheme would help in this direction. 

We all missed our face-to-face training days and evening events, which have finally started to take place again. I will continue to push for high quality sessions and opportunities to network. 

I believe there are some less easily accessible areas in our training, such as cross-sectional imaging and ACHD. I will work to provide opportunities for trainees to experience these both during training days and placements/taster weeks. 

Finally, I am planning to work on updating our Wessex trainees blog to incorporate more training information and opportunities. 

AICC Hybrid Conference

 Hi All,


See here for more information on the upcoming Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions Hybrid Conference which may be of interest!


Regards,

Kri

Time for a New Trainee Rep (x2)!

Dear all,

I have reached the end of my tenure as trainee rep for Wessex cardiology and will be stepping down. I will be continuing national representative roles as the BCIS trainee representative and EAPCI young national ambassador for the UK so will be able to support the incoming rep on the BJCA council and will be at UHS for the next couple of years completing my research to give support locally. 

It has been a fantastic few years and have thoroughly enjoyed my time fighting the corner for Wessex trainees! I would like to take this opportunity to thank the wider trainee and consultant body for their support. In particular Hannah Sinclair and Kri Loganath as trainee rep colleagues and John Paisey and Alison Calver for supporting trainees at a national level.

There will be two posts to act as the local trainee representative coming available. One imminently, filling the position I held, and one in the near future as Kri has moved out of deanery to undertake her research in sunny Edinburgh.

 

As the trainee rep you will have three main responsibilities:

  • Local Representation - We attend all the Specialty Training Committee (STC) meetings (spring and autumn). At the STC we are able to represent your views to the TPD, the deanery staff and the deanery wide consultant body. The STC are responsible for everything to do with your training. We are therefore able to provide a trainee voice on wide ranging issues such as interviews, job allocations, ARCPs, study leave and also present the all-important local survey data.

 

  • Improve Local Training - We continuously endeavour to improve all aspects of cardiology training in Wessex, with the recent changes made to ECHO training across the region as an example. The trainee representatives organise the annual training days and several informal (often sponsored) evening training events.

 

  • National Body Representation - The BJCA provide two Council positions for each region's training representatives. We therefore sit on the BJCA Council, attend the BJCA Annual General Meeting on your behalf and throughout the year provide communication to you all from the BJCA.

 

Next steps

If you are interested in acting as a Wessex cardiology trainee representative (and meet the eligibility criteria below) you will need to write a statement (maximum 300 words) on why you would make a good trainee representative and what you want to do to improve training in Wessex. Send it to thomas.gilpin@uhs.nhs.uk by 5pm on Sunday 14th November.

 

If we have more than one applicant we will hold an election and your statement will be sent out via the blog and everyone will have 14 days to cast their vote when the winner will be announced!

 

Eligibility Criteria

1. You currently have a Cardiology NTN in Wessex.

 

2. You intend to continue as a Wessex cardiology trainee throughout the three year tenure. During this period you can of course be out of programme for any reason at all but must intend to remain within Wessex for the duration.

 

3. Permission of the Training Programme Director (Dr John Paisey) - this is to prevent trainees who may currently be struggling to meet their training requirements from over burdening themselves with an extra curricular role. You do not however need to seek this permission yourself. Just be aware that Dr Paisey will review the submitted personal statements prior to an election taking place.

 

Good luck everyone! I hope you will all give strong consideration to taking this opportunity.

 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Kri or myself if you have any questions at all or wish to informally discuss what the role involves.


Very best wishes,

Tom Gilpin.

EP traces meetings- Tuesdays 8AM

 Dear All,

UHS are running a series of EP traces meetings every Tuesday at 8:00AM via Teams.


It is extremely useful for those currently in sub-specialty/plan to take the EP exam. It will also be valuable for SpRs planning to do EP as sub-specialty as pre-lab clinical exposure. 


If someone is interested in joining the meetings, please email Dimitrios on dimitrios.gerontitis@uhs.nhs.uk.


Thank you


BW,

Kri

SCCT Cardiac CT training survey

Dear All,


The SCCT are conducting an international survey of fellows and trainees looking at Cardiac CT training.

Please click here to do the survey.

Thanks!

BW,

Kri 

Call for senior CMR trainees to assist with CMR course

 Hi All,


Dr Jamal Khan from the West Midlands Deanery will be running their local SpR Training day in CMR. He is looking for any senior CMR trainees to assist with the hand's on section in the afternoon. This is an opportunity to be on the faculty for a regional CMR training day/course which could help with your appraisals, ePortfolios and CMR accreditation applications (including Level 3 for the 'peer recognition' section).

Date: 18th November 2021

Time: Help needed from 1530-1610

Venue: Strathallen Hotel, Birmingham


Please email Dr Khan at Jamal.Khan@uhcw.nhs.uk for more details and to express interest.

Thank you

BW,

Kri

ACHD Block at UHS. For ST3/ST4/ST5

 Dear all, 


This is a reminder that trainees in ST3 and ST4 need to spend a week (ideally in both years) during the year at UHS with the ACHD team. 

During your ST5 year at UHS you will spend a month long block with the ACHD team. 


UHS HR department has now allowed honorary contracts to be re-instated, these were temporarily passed during the peak of the pandemic. 


This is run and coordinated by Dr Aisling Carroll (ACHD Consultant at UHS). 

Please email her to organise an ACHD block. 

Your details will then be forwarded on to HR to set up an honorary contract for the week. 


BW

Tom. 

7th October Evening Meeting - A COUPLE OF SPACES LEFT

 Dear all, 

The evening meeting this week was a resounding success (thanks for Kri for organising, Ruth for sponsoring and Benoy for speaking). It was great to meet up in person and share a few drinks. 

A reminder that there is another meeting next week. 


Thursday October 7th, 19:00 start

Venue: St James Tavern, Winchester. 

Speaker: Dr Kaushik Guha, HF consultant QAH. 

Topic: Pitfalls in HF management. 


Kindly sponsored by Steve Walsh from Novartis. 


Best parking - Tower Street car park. 


Email me: gilpintr4290@doctors.org.uk to sign up. 


There are a couple of spaces left. 

Will be great to see you all there!


BW

Tom. 

Reminder: Evening Meeting Tuesday, 28/09/2021

 Hi All,


For those who have registered, just a reminder about the evening meeting today


Venue: Bridge Street House,  5 Bridge St, Winchester SO23 0HN

Time: Doors open 1830 for a 1900 start


See you there!


BW,

Kri

Evening meeting 7th October.

Dear all, 

There are a few places still available for the next upcoming Winchester evening meeting. 

Ill send on the menu once you have registered. 


Thursday October 7th, 19:00 start

Venue: St James Tavern, Winchester. 

Speaker: Dr Kaushik Guha, HF consultant QAH. 

Topic: Pitfalls in HF management. 


Kindly sponsored by Steve Walsh from Novartis. 


Best parking - Tower Street car park. 


Email me: gilpintr4290@doctors.org.uk to sign up. 

Places are limited so it will be done on a 'first come, first served' basis. 


Cheers, 

Tom. 



Poole cMRI Training Day- Feedback from faculty

 Hi All,

JP has asked to forward this message to all who attended on Tuesday. I hope everyone enjoyed it!

I would like to thank everyone who attended the training day in Poole yesterday. It was a wonderful group, all keen to learn and fully engaged in proceedings from start to finish. The organisers and presenters have all commented on how enjoyable it was from their point of view. A copy of your feedback is attached here which I have sent to the venue and to all the faculty.

 It was great to meet you all face-to-face. Keep up the good work and see you at the next one!



BW,

Kri

 

WIC mentorship programme

 Hi All,

Following last year's successful Women in cardiology mentorship programme, another iteration is being run this year. There are a handful of spaces left.

This is suitable for registrars ST3-ST5.

Please email wicmentorshippro@gmail.com for more information if interested.

BW,

Kri

Poole cMRI training day- This Wednesday 22nd September

 Dear All,


The Poole cMRI training day will be held face-to-face at the Lighthouse in Poole. This will include lectures and the opportunity for hands-on workstation use. 

See the full details here.

Please note that there is parking at the venue but parking charges will apply so do consider public transport or car-pooling. 

It is a packed day of MRI fun so please do try to make it there on time.

See you there!

Regards,

Kri

Evening meeting October 7th. (NOT the 28th Sept that Kri is organising)

 Dear all, 


The upcoming second evening meeting in Winchester is nearly upon us. 


Thursday October 7th, 19:00 start

Venue: St James Tavern, Winchester. 

Speaker: Dr Kaushik Guha, HF consultant QAH. 

Topic: Pitfalls in HF management. 


Kindly sponsored by Steve Walsh from Novartis. 


Best parking - Tower Street car park. 


Email me: gilpintr4290@doctors.org.uk to sign up. 

Places are limited so it will be done on a 'first come, first served' basis. 


Cheers, 

Tom. 



Evening Meeting 28/09/2021

 Dear All,


Just a reminder that you can sign up for the upcoming evening meeting here.

It will be held at Bridge Street House in Winchester and Dr Shah will be giving a talk on 'How to make the most of your registrar years'. 

The night will start at 1830 with Dr Shah taking the stage at 1900 and a lovely 3 course meal after. 

Hope to see you there!

BW,

Kri

Evening Meeting Tuesday, 28/09/2021

 Hi All,

We're glad to confirm that the first of our evening meetings for the year will be held on Tuesday, 28/09/2021 at Bridge Street House in Winchester.

Dr Benoy Shah will be giving a talk on 'How to make the most of your Cardiology Training'. This will be useful for everyone across the board and he will give tips from junior registrar years to preparing for consultant life.

 Register your attendance here and indicate your meal preferences for the 3 course meal kindly sponsored by Ruth from Daichii- Sankyo.

Hope to see you there!

BW,

Kri

Poole cMRI Training Day- Amendment

 Hi All,

Apologies but there is an error on the previous post.

The cMRI day will happen face to face in Royal Bournemouth Hospital but to clarify this will provide SOME of the curriculum requirements for Level 1 but not ALL.

Sorry for the mix-up. 

Dr Carpenter has an action-packed day plan for the day so it will be a great first face to face teaching in a while!


Regards,

Kri

Poole cMRI Training Day- 22nd September 2021

 Hi All,

Thanks for responding to the google form.

Dr Carpenter is organising for the study day to be held face-to-face at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital Education Centre. He has got an exciting programme planned so we are looking forward to as many of you attending it as possible! As a bonus, it will fulfil the new cardiology curriculum requirement for Level 1 Cardiac MRI. 

I will update with the exact location and timings as soon as it is available.

BW,

Kri

Abbott clinical fellows meeting. October 4th.

 Dear all, 


Abbott have launched a new clinical fellows meeting for those interested in devices and EP. 


The first meeting is on October 4th, 18:00 via teams. 


Please see the flyer for more details and joining instructions. 


BW

Tom. 

Training Update -- Training Days and the return of SpR Evening Meetings!!!

Dear all, 

Some great news regarding training days and the return of evening meetings. 

There are 3 upcoming training days. 

A reminder that minimum attendance at these is necessary for a satisfactory ARCP. 


Training Days 

BCS National Training Day -- 15th September

This is a half day (morning). 

Please see here to sign up and for the full programme: https://www.bcs.com/education/NationalTrainingDay.asp?CourseID=3&navcatid=31 


Poole CMRI Training Day -- 22nd Septemeber 

Please sign up via the link here


UHS ACHD Training Day -- 1st October

This will run over the course of the morning on congenital coronary abnormalities. Please see the attached programme here

To sign up please email Dr Najih Muhammad on MuhammadNajih.LiaqathAli@uhs.nhs.uk

Joining instructions will be sent closer to the time. 


Evening Meetings

Some great news! Sponsored evening meetings are returning. Both Kri and myself are very excited to have the ability to meet face to face and enjoy some evening education and dinner. 

Tuesday September 28th -- How to make the most of your cardiology training. Provisional topic 

In Winchester, 1900 start. 

Dr Benoy Shah, imaging Cons UHS.  

To sign up fill in this form. 


October 2021 -- Pitfalls in heart failure management. 

In Winchester, 1900 start. 

Dr Kaushik Guha, HF Cons Portsmouth. 

Further details and sign up information in due course. 


BW

Tom and Kri. 



BSCI/ BSCCT Annual Meeting

 Hi All,

The BSCI/BSCCT is having their annual meeting at Keble College, Oxford on 13th and 14th September 2021. The early bird registration for trainees has been extended and few places are still available. Please click here for more information and to sign up.

BW,

Kri

Poole cMRI training day sign up

 Hi All,

I hope everyone is settling in to their new placements well.

We would appreciate it if you would be able to fill in the sign up form here so we can get an idea of numbers. This is so Dr Carpenter can see if there is a suitably sized seminar room at Poole hospital or if it is going to be an online affair.

Thank you!

BW,

Kri



Poole Cardiac MRI training day- 22nd September 2021

 Hi All,


The rescheduled Poole Cardiac MRI training day will now be held of 22nd September 2021. 

Further details to follow. 

The aim is to try for it to be in person, failing which, it will be held via MS Teams.


We will keep you posted about any further updates.


BW,

Kri

EP research opportunity - Oxford.

Dear all, 

For all those interested in EP!

There is an upcoming opportunity for a funded research post at the John Radcliffe in Oxford under supervision of Prof Tim Betts with a project around advanced AF mapping. Would be suitable for working towards a MD or PhD. Start time flexible bearing in mind need to secure out of programme approvals.

For more information and an informal discussion please contact the outgoing OOPR Wessex trainee, Mike Pope (mtbpope@doctors.org.uk) or Prof Tim Betts (tim.betts@ouh.nhs.uk).


Cheers, 

Tom. 

Online Boston Scientific Device Courses.

 Dear all, 

I hope you are all enjoying the summer weather and hopefully a well deserved break. 


Boston scientific are running three great courses regarding pacemakers, ICDs and CRTs. These will run in September, October and November respectively. 

See the attached presentation here for more details. 


If you are interested in signing up for these please email John Paisey and cc in Deb Perrett from Boston Scientific (Deborah.Perrett@bsci.com). 


Cheers, 

Tom. 

Device 101. 21st and 22nd August.

 Dear all, 


A two day ICD course is on the horizon. 

Device 101 aims to provide attendees the tools to look after patients with CIEDs. It will consist of lectures, workshops, interactive discussions and simulation training. 


For those wishing to attend, see here for registration and further information. 


BW

Tom. 

CT Teaching, Friday 11th June - Dr Benoy Shah, paradoxical low-flow-low gradient AS

 Dear all, 


This Fridays Cardiothoracic teaching is being delivered by Dr Benoy Shah, echo consultant UHS, president BHVS.  

11/06/2021, 0815 - 0915, via MS teams. 

Title: "Paradoxical Low Flow Low Gradient Aortic Valve Stenosis" 


Please email Hani.Ali-Ghosh@uhs.nhs.uk to sign up. 


BW

Tom. 

Congenital Training Day 10th June - CANCELLED

 Dear all, 


The ACHD training day on the 10th June has been cancelled. 

The team have rearranged it for Friday 1st October. 


BW

Tom. 

Training Day Attendance Form

 Dear All,

The up to date training day attendance form is attached here and is also available on the ARCP tab of the blog.

A segment for other online webinar attendances has been included as well so feel free to add any other webinars you may have used to supplement your learning during the pandemic.

All the best for the upcoming ARCPs!

BW,

Kri

BJCA Trainees Survey - FINAL CALL

 Dear all, 


A final reminder that all SpRs (if you hold an NTN or not) should complete the BJCA trainees survey. 

The survey will close over the next day or two. 

There is a chance to win free ESC registration!


https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BJCA_2021 


BW

Tom. 

Basingstoke training day and TD form for ARCP

 Dear all, 

1) A reminder for this weeks training day. Basingstoke Training Day - Wednesday 19th May. 

9:30  Welcome

9:30  - 10:15 Stress echo and why use it?                                         Michaela Scheuermann-Freestone

10:15 – 11:00  Stress MRI                                                                    Laura Corsinovi

11:00 – 11:15   Tea break

11:15 – 12:00  Heart failure update                                                   Carl Brookes

12:00 – 12:45  Cardiac Rehab – what doctors need to know        Jason Glover


Email me at gilpintr4290@doctors.org.uk to sign up and I will forward the link. 



2) We are updating the training day form for ARCPs. 


We will be uploading it to the blog for you all to complete in due course and upload to your ARCP folder on the e-portfolio.


Reminder that 60% minimum attendance is required for a satisfactory ARCP outcome. 



BW

Tom. 

Upcoming training days! IMPORTANT

 Dear all, 

We have got a great run of training days coming up. 


1) Basingstoke Training Day - Next Wednesday 19th May. 

This is now a half day running in the morning. 

9:30  Welcome

9:30  - 10:15 Stress echo and why use it?                                         Michaela Scheuermann-Freestone

10:15 – 11:00  Stress MRI                                                                    Laura Corsinovi

11:00 – 11:15   Tea break

11:15 – 12:00  Heart failure update                                                   Carl Brookes

12:00 – 12:45  Cardiac Rehab – what doctors need to know        Jason Glover


Email me at gilpintr4290@doctors.org.uk to sign up and I will forward the link. 



2) BCS National Training Day - Monday 7th June. 


The BCS national training day runs on the first day of the BCS conference, held virtually this year. 

Sign up at https://www.britishcardiovascularsociety.org/news/bcs-announcement-annual-conference-2021. 



3) ACHD training day -  Thursday 10th June.


The next ACHD training day is focusing on congenital coronary abnormalities and will run over the course of a morning, held virtually. 


Find the programme here


To sign up email Dr Najih Muhammad on MuhammadNajih.LiaqathAli@uhs.nhs.uk


Joining instructions will be sent closer to the time. 




4) Poole CMRI Training Day - date TBC. 


Programme and sign up information to follow. 

Training Day This Friday - 14/05/2021.

 Dear all,


Another reminder to sign up for this Fridays training day. 


Find the agenda here


Email to meded@uhs.nhs.uk to sign up. 


BW

Tom. 

Training Day 14th May -- Date Confirmation.

 Dear all, 


I made an error on the last post. 

The training day is definitely Friday 14th May as stated on the agenda rather than the blog post. 


Friday 14th!

See you then. 

BW

Tom. 

Training Day 11/05/2021 - Sign Up Now!

 Dear all, 

Please find the agenda for next weeks training day here

It is the first ever joint training day with the renal and endocrine trainees across the region. It will be addressing the complex situations that we encounter frequently.

There is a stellar line up of speakers from across the region and it promises to prompt a lively discussion! 


Please email meded@uhs.nhs.uk to sign up, the link will subsequently be sent out to you. 


I look forward to seeing you all there!


BW

Tom. 

BJCA Trainee Survey 2021

 Dear All,

The BJCA trainee is live at the moment. Please do take the time to do the short survey. It will be particularly useful to highlight how COVID has affected your training.

As a bonus, there are 50 free ESC congress places for respondents.

Click here to complete the survey before 14th May.

BW,

Kri


Congratulations- Emma Burnhope

 Dear All,


Emma Burnhope has been recently appointed as a Consultant in Dorset County Hospital.

Congratulations and we wish her all the best!

BW,

Kri

Subspecialty Posts - Cardiac Imaging. ST6/7 - Important Update.

Dear all, 

Some more information for all those applying for Wessex imaging training posts. 

John Paisey is requesting that all who will be applying for imaging specialist training posts let him know by April 27th at the absolute latest via email. This is to allow the information to be factored into the next rotational planning meeting. 

Wessex centres: 

HHFT: for those interested in training at Hampshire Hospitals they should contact Dr Micha Scheuermann-Freestone to discuss further. 

Poole: for those interested in training in Poole they should contact Dr John-Paul Carpenter to discuss further. 

UHS: those interested in training at UHS should apply - https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/direct_apply/?vac_ref=916464484


Any other questions contact John Paisey and he can direct as appropriate. 


BW

Tom. 

ST6/ST7 Imaging Sub-speciality Trainees.

 Dear all, 


This message is relevant to those in ST5/ST6 applying for sub-spec posts in imaging. 


The adverts will be going out shortly but in addition to this John Paisey has asked those applying to email him outlining their intentions. 


BW

Tom. 

BJCA Trainee Survey.

Dear all, 

This years BCIS trainee survey is now live. Find it here

I can't stress enough how important it is that everyone fills it it in, now more than ever! 
There is a focus on the COVID pandemic and the impact it has had on our training. 

This will provide invaluable data to help the BJCA lobby for change. 
It is open to all those training in cardiology, if you hold a NTN or not. 

Many thanks for completing it in advance. 

BW 
Tom.

Congratulations - Mark Mariathas

Dear all, I wish to entend our congratulations to Mark Mariathas - Wessex trainee. He has just been appointed as a consultant interventional cardiologist at the Bristol Heart Insitiute. Many congratulations and we wish him all the best for his future career. BW Tom.

Save the dates: Upcoming Regional Training Days

Dear all,

We aim to kickstart the regional training days with the following two in May. 

Given the ongoing restrictions they will be held virtually.

  • 14/05/2021: Cardiology, Renal and Diabetes & Endocrine Joint Training Day

  • 19/05/2021: Basingstoke Training Day
      
We will post more information closer to the time but get your study leave requests in! Further training days are in the pipeline but if you have any suggestions/ requests for topics, please do get in touch.

BW,
Tom and Kri



August 2021 Rotations.

Dear all, A few of you have contacted me with regards to rotations in August 2021. I have some clarification from John Paisey as to what is happening: 
 
1) There will be a full rotation in August on the usual first Wednesday. 
2) If anyone has any specific requests to email John Paisey to discuss these. 
3) In general those entering ST5 will be rotating to Southampton. 
4) Those entering ST6 or ST7 should look out for the sub-speciality imaging, EP, PCI, ACHD and HF fellowships ads. 

 BW Tom.

WIC Mentorship Webinar: 24th March 2021 1900-2030

Dear all,

Sarah Birkhoelzer, the BJCA Women in Cardiology Representative would like to invite you to the next step of the national “Mentorship Programme for Women in Cardiology”. 

Participants will share their mentoring experience and we will learn from a professional coach and mentor how we can optimise our mentorship experience and set goals. 

It will be on Wednesday, 24th March 2021, from 1900 to 2030.

Link for registration: https://mentoringwic.eventbrite.co.uk
 
See here for more details about the event. 

BW,
Kri

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow - Virtual Interactive Cardiology Conference 2021

 Dear all, 


For those that have not seen this yet the RCPSG are running a virtual interactive conference from 22nd to 31st March 2021. 

It has a great and very varied programme. 

Follow the link here for more information and to register. 

BW

Tom. 

Upcoming Meetings.

 Dear all, 

A few highlighted upcoming meetings and courses. 

1) Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure. 

Professor Paul Kalra (HF Cons, Portsmouth) has highlighted an excellent course on the advanced management of heart failure. Running from September 2021 to October 2022, please find attached the information document here


2) RSM EP Webinar. 

John Paisey has highlighted and excellent upcoming RSM webinar. 

Supraventricular tachycardia: Back to the EP lab,  back to basics!

 

Thursday 22nd April 2021 9am-1pm

Find the agenda here

Sign up via the RSM website https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/cardiology/2020-21/cdp66/ 



3) Cardiac Sarcoidosis Symposium. 


This years cardiac sarcoidosis symposium from The Royal Brompton and Harefield team is online. 

Wednesday 9th June 2021 12pm-8pm. 

Find the agenda here

Sign up link embedded in the flyer. 




Finally, the dates for regional training days will be uploaded to the blog soon. Keep any eye out!


BW

Tom.