The British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) is the National Society representing Interventional Cardiologists, Fellows and Allied Health Professionals in the UK and is an affiliate of the British Cardiovascular Society.
Established in 1988, BCIS held their first meeting at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London with a view to holding a regular forum for those interested in vascular intervention. The society has gone from strength to strength and if we fast-forward to today, BCIS provides a platform from which it delivers opportunities for education, training and research support to its members.
Under the auspices of BCIS, a number of educational and training opportunities are available to Interventional trainees and AHP members ranging from Core Curriculum Course to Advanced Cardiovascular Interventional Trainees Course through to Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention (ACI), the annual AHP summer meeting and now the newly established BCIS study days. In partnership with Industry, BCIS are able to provide four international coronary fellowships in Canada, New Zealand and Australia in addition to a structural fellowship in Bern; not to mention the SCAI fellows’ course held in Las Vegas in the winter months. A recent addition to the Training and Education Group’s profile is the C3 conference in Orlando; thirteen fully sponsored places were awarded this year courtesy of the event organisers.
Following the dedication and hard work from previous fellow editors, we have successfully increased our electronic and online profile through a relaunch of the BCIS website. We are continuing to develop this website with a view to providing increasing access to online resources and developing a community with opportunities to enhance the profiles and showcase the work of all BCIS members and their institutions.
We need enthusiastic members to aid and maintain this phase shift. This opportunity is not just limited to cardiology trainees, AHP members with suitable experience are encouraged to apply as are post CCT trainees in fellowship positions. As before BCIS fellow editors will be central to the “fellows corner” in promoting key publications with BCIS reviews and generating clinical cases. These short articles will permeate throughout the whole website. Your role will involve writing a total of two such articles in each of 2 months every year. Fellow editors will also be central to the BCIS web team helping to keep ideas fresh and content relevant. All training will be provided and location is not important.
What will you get in return?
Beyond free BCIS membership and free hotel accommodation at ACI you will have an enhanced profile within our community with all your work linked to your profile. You’ll also have the opportunity to write about research (clinical or otherwise) that both interest and inspires you. It’s a great opportunity for networking and highlighting your profile. Just to reiterate this opportunity is not just limited to cardiology trainees, AHP members with suitable experience are encouraged to apply as are post CCT trainees in fellowship positions. If you think you may be suitable please forward a covering letter and CV to email@example.com, applications are open now and will close by 23.59hrs, 14th October 2018.
BCIS Communications Lead
BCIS Trainee Representative