The core mission of the Research Group is to support, encourage and develop all aspects of interventional cardiology research in the United Kingdom.
The BCIS Research Group includes a main group and three specialty subgroups:
- BCIS Research Group (Lead – Professor Vijay Kunadian)
- Stable Ischaemic Heart Disease (Lead – Dr Rasha Al-Lamee)
- Structural Heart Disease (Lead – Dr Patrick Calvert)
The remit of the research specialty groups is to stimulate new clinical research and trials in disease areas of unmet need, and to support the development of research ideas from BCIS members.
Participation in the research specialty groups is open and inclusive. There is an open invitation to BCIS members from all backgrounds who would like to contribute. Trainee participation is especially encouraged. If you are interested to participate in one or more of the research specialty groups, please contact the lead.
BCIS members are encouraged to contact the research group leads if they feel peer support would be helpful. The groups will be responsive to the requests of BCIS members. An important role is to provide peer review on study proposals, especially those intended for grant application. The specialty group will provide feedback on the proposed research and, potentially, a letter of support. Our philosophy is that the best research is planned, conducted and reported by motivated teams based in the UK.
Keep an eye on our web pages on the BCIS site for regular news, research opportunities and developments, including our peer review service.