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Call For Expressions of Interest: Research and Development Working Group Members

17th May 2024

We would like to invite expressions of interest from BCIS members keen to have a role in the continued development of our Society by contributing to the work of the Research and Development Working Group.

Research and Development Working Group Members:

The Research and Development Group is responsible for coordinating Research and Development activities within the Society. These activities include the BCIS literature review service, development of new research ideas from members and the BCIS Young Investigator Award.

The positions are for a 3-year term.

Upcoming posts:

Lead of the Structural Research Sub-Group:
Lead of Structural Heart Disease will automatically become co-opted to the Structural Working Group and replace incumbent 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.

Lead Literature Review Project:
We are looking for enthusiastic members with special responsibility for literature review project for quarterly literature reviews with the assistance from Dr Natalia Briceno.  Please find a link  here to previous literature reviews.

Research Nurse Representative
Member without Portfolio

Applications are open to all members of BCIS. Candidates should normally have some experience of research, be able to demonstrate experience of committee work and have good organisational abilities.


Application is by self-nomination with a supporting statement from the candidate of no more than 500 words. The closing date is Friday 14th June at 5pm. Applications to be made via the form at the bottom of this page. If you have any queries, please contact Professor Vijay Kunadian (R&D lead) at or Dr Gerald Clesham (Hon Sec) at

BCIS Secretariat, Millbrook Medical Conferences Ltd
Unit 8, Midland Court, Central Park, Lutterworth
Leicestershire LE17 4PN

Sorry, the deadline has passed for self-nomination and we will not longer be taking applications for these positions.