Wessex Cardiology Trainees

Training Days

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All Wessex cardiology trainees have access to a number of training events taking place throughout the year.

Official training is split between local days delivered by our cardiology departments within Wessex and the National Training Days at the BCS conference in June and a further event in the Autumn. Attendance at 60% of these events is mandatory.

You should make arrangements to attend in good time, cancelling clinical commitments and informing your educational supervisor. If you are having difficulties attending, please contact me. All of your consultants support your attendance at these meetings, but it is appreciated that at times, rota commitments and delivery of emergency care will prevent 100% attendance.

Current arrangements for 2017 & 2018 are below:

September - BCS National Training day - Royal College of Physicians, London 26/09/2017

October - Imaging: Poole 10/10/2017

November - ACHD: Interatrial communications and VSDs - UHS 30/11/17

December - No Meeting (Merry Christmas)

January 2018 - ICC UHS 10/01/2018

February 2018 - TAVI day - location to be confirmed - 27/02/2018

March 2018 - Cardiovascular imaging UHS (joint with Oxford) 26/03/2018
April 2018 - ACHD - UHS - topic TBC 19/04/2018
                    South Coast Heart Failure meeting - Poole 24/04/2018

May 2018 - Topic to be confirmed - Basingstoke - 16/05/2018

June 2018 - BCS National training day - Manchester 05/06/2018

July 2018 - Arrythmias & Devices - Portsmouth 18/07/2018
                   ACHD: to be confirmed

August 2018 - No training day due to rotations

September 2018 - BCS National training day - date to be confirmed

October 2018 - To be confirmed

November 2018 - ACHD: to be confirmed

Other training opportunities are circulated through this website and your email updates. These include officially endorsed BJCA and BCS courses, in addition to other training events that are of interest to trainees in our region. Approval and funding for attendance should be through the usual channels for study leave that exist in your hospital.

Lastly, we have a number of education and social informal events that are arranged by trainees.