Wessex Cardiology Trainees

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.

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. 


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. 



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!



Lunchtime webinar 30/03/21 : 'Whose drug is it anyway?'

 Dear All,

There will be a lunchtime webinar on 30/03/21 from 1245 to 1400 looking at SGLT-2 inhibitors. 

It will be chaired by Professor Boos and  the session will be delivered by  Dr Chris Critoph, Dr Hermione Price (Consultant Diabetologist) and Dr Charles Weston (Consultant Nephrologist). 

See here for more details and sign up information.

We look forward to seeing you all there for what will certainly be a lively discussion.



BJCA Webinar 12/03/21: IVUS- Basics of image interpretation and how to optimise stents

 Dear All,

The next webinar in the BJCA Cardiowebinar series will be this Friday, 12/03/21 at 1730.

Topic: IVUS: Basic image interpretation and how to optimise stents

Speaker: Professor Andrew Sharp

Location: Zoom

Time: 1730

Please see the flyer here and use the link here to sign up for the webinar.



RSM EP training day 22/04/2021

 Dear All,

The RSM are holding a basic EP and SVT training day on 22nd of April 2021.

Please see here for the agenda and registration instructions.



Congratulations - Tom Davies.

Dear all, 

Some great news to share at the start of this week. 

Tom Davies, Wessex cardiology trainee has just been appointed to a substantive consultant post in Torbay. 

Many congratulations to Tom and we wish him all the very best for his future career. 


Tom G

Training Day Ideas: Identifying areas of need

 Dear All,

The School of Medicine have acknowledged the large impact the COVID pandemic has had on our training as Cardiology Registrars. They would like to help with recovery of training as much as possible and are keen to support us financially with any training day initiatives that we would find useful. 

As such, we would appreciate any ideas for training days that you feel would be beneficial to cover gaps in training.

Please email me at krithika.loganath@gmail.com and we will forward them on to Dr Paisey and try to get them organised if possible.

We are working to get our training days back on track in the next couple of months so watch this space. 


Kri and Tom

Cardio-Oncology Fellowship at Royal Brompton Hospital

 Dear All,

There is a great opportunity for a Cardio-oncology fellowship at the Brompton.

They are looking for applicants to start posts in April 2021 or October 2021. There is the flexibility to tailor the training to advanced heart failure or advanced imaging according to applicants interests.

See here for the job specification. 

The link indicates that applications are closed but you can still apply be emailing Dr Alexander Lyon at a.lyon@imperial.ac.uk or Professor Stuart Rosen at stuart.rosen@imperial.ac.uk. 

Alternatively do email Dr JP Carpenter at john-paul.carpenter@uhd.nhs.uk and he is happy to get you in touch with them.