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C3 Meeting

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of Dr Rajesh Dave, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director, Holy Spirit Cardiovascular Institute, Philadelphia, I am writing to inform you about the 14th annual C3 Conference (Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics: Advanced Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Global Summit) which will be held on 17th to 20th June 2018, at the luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida.


C3 has been specifically designed for physicians who specialise in interventional cardiology, vascular surgery, and interventional radiology, as well as fellows, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. This four day conference offers presentations, live cases, exhibitors, an interview area, and informal exchanges.


This year, we have 13 fully-sponsored slots for UK practitioners to attend the conference: 10 for interventional fellows and 3 for UK Allied Health Professionals. Priority will be given to those who pledge to contribute significantly to the conference in the form of an abstract/interesting case presentation. Approved applicants will receive free registration, free accommodation and a $1000 stipend towards travel expenses, which is provided by the C3 Organisation. All oral presentations will be posted on the C3 website after the conference. Selected abstracts may be published in the Journal of Invasive Cardiology or Vascular Disease Management. The best case presentation will win a prize (awarded to UK trainees on several occasions in the past).



Interventional fellows and Allied Health Professionals interested in attending C3 2018 should submit their detailed CV (this should include a personal statement and procedural numbers, if applicable) and a summary of their abstract/case presentation by 23:59hrs on Wednesday 14th March 2018, to bcis@bcs.com. This conference enjoys the support of BCIS and I am again privileged this year to have Dr Mark Gunning, BCIS TEG Lead and Professor Simon Redwood, Past President of BCIS, join me in the selection process. BCIS membership is recommended for any medical practitioner with an interest in interventional cardiology but it is not mandatory in order to be eligible to apply for a sponsored place at C3. For further details on how to join BCIS click here.


Read feedback from previous selected C3 recipients: Ahmed Farag C3 2015, Smriti Saraf C3 2016 and 2017. Examples of C3 2018 Feedback from UK Attendees (including Sree Rao Kondapally, Lampson Fan, Kully Sandhu, Howard Ellis, Christine Gill, Lauren Macphee-Leech, Rizwan Rashid and Emma Watson)


If any problems are encountered in sending through potentially larger files (esp. abstract/case presentation), please contact Azeem Ahmad, BCIS Secretariat (bcis@bcs.com) or Dr Magdi El-Omar (magdi.el-omar@mft.nhs.uk) ASAP. We advise you to upload any large files (ie. over 5MB) to Dropbox (no patient identifiable information) and share the link with bcis@bcs.com.


Short-listed candidates will be notified by e-mail around the 28th March 2018 or shortly thereafter, and you will be required to accept or reject the offer within a maximum of 72 hours of receipt of the e-mail. For further information about the conference, please visit the C3 website.

Dr Magdi El-Omar

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

Manchester Heart Centre

Central Manchester University Hospitals


SCAI Fall Fellows Course

SCAI 13th Annual Interventional Cardiology Fellows Course, 7-11 December 2018

BCIS is pleased to offer 2 places for trainee members to attend the SCAI 13th Annual Interventional Cardiology Fellows Course, being held on 7-11 December 2018 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Places are limited to UK trainees in their last two years of Specialist Registrar training who intend to specialise in Interventional Cardiology and are current BCIS members.

For further information click here.

SCAI offer two courses, one focusing on Adult Interventional Cardiology and the other focusing on Congenital/Structural Heart Disease.

Please note that the offer includes free registration and accommodation for 4 nights. Roundtrip airfare and associated expenses en route to the Cosmopolitan must be funded and arranged by the individual.

To apply for one of the 2 BCIS places, please submit a detailed curriculum vitae AND a brief covering statement (maximum of 250 words) declaring your current training status (ie. ‘I am an ST6 in cardiology’…) and why you should be selected to bcis@bcs.com by 5pm, Tuesday 24th July 2018. Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.

Applications will only be accepted from current BCIS non consultant members, but non-members are welcome to join BCIS in order to be eligible to apply. Join BCIS and select the Trainee SpR payment plan.

Please feel free to pass on this message to interested colleagues.
Dr Mark Gunning
Training and Education Group Lead, BCIS


Interventional cardiology education and training grants: The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) offers Education and Training Grants of 25,000 EUR to provide an opportunity for specialised research and clinical training in an ESC Member Country in the interventional cardiology field.

EAPCI Micro-Fellowship Standards programme: A short observational programme on a dedicated technique.

Basic science grants for ESC Congress

CCNAP travel grants: for EuroHeartCare and ESC Congress.

Thrombosis travel grants: for various congresses.

You can also choose the congress you are interested in and check the application criteria for the travel grants.

Find out more about EU funding mechanisms for your research projects

Find out more about ESC Research grants


Industry Opportunities

Courses that are run in industry sponsored training institutions include lecture based discussions by well known interventionalists on specialist and general topics as well as simulator sessions and case reviews. Application for these courses is via the companies directly, for example via their local company representatives. The following institutes actively run courses in interventional cardiology: