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C3 Meeting 2021

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of Dr Rajesh Dave, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Holy Spirit Cardiovascular Institute, USA, I am writing to inform you about the 16th annual C3 Conference (Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics: Advanced Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Global Summit) which will be held on 28th June through to 1st July 2021, at the Hilton Bonnet 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.

We have 10 fully-sponsored slots for UK interventional fellows/newly appointed consultants to attend the conference (funded in part by the Fayaz Shawl Scholarship Programme). We also have 5 slots for Allied Health Professionals (nurses, radiographers and cardiac physiologists) to attend C3 2021, with a maximum stipend of £1000 towards registration/travel/accommodation expenses (mechanism for reimbursement will be explained to successful candidates at a later stage).

Priority will be given to applicants who are, or intend to be, BCIS members. For further details on how to join BCIS click here.

All applicants are expected to contribute to the conference in the form of an abstract/interesting case presentation. All oral presentations will be posted on the C3 website following the conference. Selected abstracts may also be published in Heart International, now the official journal of C3. The best case presentation will win a prize (awarded to UK trainees on several occasions in the past).


Interventional fellows/newly appointed consultants/AHPs interested in attending C3 2021 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 Monday 8th March 2021, to bcis@millbrookconferences.co.uk. Please feel free to pass this message on to colleagues whom you think might be suitable and interested in applying. This conference enjoys the support of BCIS and I am privileged this year to have Professor Rajesh Kharbanda, BCIS TEG Lead, help me in the selection process.

If any problems are encountered in sending through potentially larger files (esp. abstract/case presentation), please contact MIllbrook Medicaol Conferences, BCIS Secretariat (bcis@millbrookconferences.co.uk) 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.

Please note, if you applied to be considered for a place in 2020, your application will be considered for the 2021 conference. 

Short-listed candidates will be notified by e-mail in late March 2021, and 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. Testimonies of previous C3 recipients can be found below:

C3 2018 – Sree Rao KondapallyLampson FanKully SandhuSathish ParasuramanHoward EllisChristine GillLauren Macphee-LeechRizwan Rashid and Emma Watson
C3 2016 and 2017 – Smriti Saraf
C3 2015 – Ahmed Farag


Dr Magdi El-Omar
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Manchester Heart Centre
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


SCAI Fall Fellows Course

SCAI 14th Annual Interventional Cardiology Fellows Course, 6-10 December 2019

BCIS is pleased to offer 1 place for a trainee member to attend the SCAI 14th Annual Interventional Cardiology Fellows Course, being held on 6-10 December 2019 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

The place is limited to a UK trainee in their last two years of Specialist Registrar training who intends to specialise in Interventional Cardiology and is a current BCIS member.

For further information click here.

SCAI offers 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 the one BCIS place available, 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 12pm, Wednesday 17th July 2019. 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.
Prof Raj Kharbanda
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: