Calls for EOI: BCIS Structural Cardiac Intervention Working Group

Calls for EOI: BCIS Structural Cardiac Intervention Working Group

17th May 2024

We would like to invite expressions of interest from current BCIS members keen to have a role in the continued development of our Society by contributing to the work of the Structural Cardiac Intervention Working Group.

Structural Cardiac Intervention Group Committee Member: Member without Portfolio (x2 posts)

Expressions of interest are invited for 2 positions on the BCIS Structural Cardiac Intervention Group which will be available from August 1st 2024 when the current incumbents Suneil Aggarwal and Mike Mullen reach the end of their terms. These posts will be for a 3-year term. If there are more than 2 applicants, candidates will be selected by an appointment committee led by Structural Heart Group Chair Professor Dan Blackman.

These positions are for a 3 year term.

Application is by self-nomination. A supporting statement from the candidate, no more than 500 words, which specifically addresses their suitability for the role must accompany self-nomination for the application to be valid.

The closing date is Friday 14 June 2024 at 5pm.  If you wish to apply, please do so via the form at the bottom of this page ahead of the deadline as noted above.

For further information, please contact Prof Blackman on daniel.blackman1@nhs.net. For enquiries relating to the application process, please email bcis@millbrookconferences.co.uk

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.

CALL FOR EOI: BCIS Training & Education Working GrouP

CALL FOR EOI: BCIS Training & Education Working GrouP

17th May 2024

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

Training and Education Group Committee Member: Member without Portfolio 

The Training and Education Group (TEG) is responsible for coordinating all T&E activities within the Society. These activities include provision of a wide range of educational events for its members, including fellowships, BCIS courses & sessions at ACI. The group is also central to the support of the BCIS interventional fellowship programme.

We are looking for an enthusiastic member who has novel ideas to develop the goals of the TEG and BCIS for the future.

Eligibility/Person Specification

Applications are open to any member of BCIS, and it is expected that the applicant will have some experience of education and training in the field of interventional cardiology.

Candidates should also be able to demonstrate experience of committee work, good organisational and leadership abilities.

The position is for a 3-year term and will commence July 2024.

Application

Application is by self-nomination, with reference to the person specification above. A supporting statement from the candidate, no more than 500 words, which specifically addresses their suitability for the role must accompany self-nomination for the application to be valid.

The closing date is Friday 14 June 2024 at 5pm.  If you wish to apply, please do so via the form at the bottom of this page ahead of the deadline as noted above.

These applications will be scored by a panel consisting of the TEG Chair, currently Dougie Muir, together with other members of BCIS Council. Successful candidates will be chosen based upon the best scores.

If you have any questions relating to these roles, please feel free to contact us for further information (douglasmuir@nhs.net or gerald.clesham@nhs.net). If you have any questions about the application process, please email BCIS@millbrookconferences.co.uk.

With kind regards,

Dougie Muir
Training and Education Group Lead

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.

CALL FOR EOI: BCIS AHP Working GRoup

CALL FOR EOI: BCIS AHP Working GRoup

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 AHP Group.

Allied Health Professional Working Group Member Without Portfolio (x1post)

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and experienced allied health professional to join the Group and play a key role in its various activities including organisation of the BCIS AHP Summer Meeting; ACI – AHP sessions. You can find out more details about the Allied Health Professionals Group on the BCIS website where there is a dedicated AHP area.

The position is for a 3-year term.

Person Specification

Qualifications: Relevant professional qualification for discipline.

Experience: Relevant experience in interventional cardiology practice. As a guide, indicative experience of eight years post qualification with at least five years working within interventional cardiology desirable. Minimum of two years at senior level.

Other: an interest in teaching and education is essential with an expected commitment to take part in sessions during the AHP Summer meeting and ACI. Experience of delivering talks / leading teaching sessions is desirable. Must be an allied health professional and BCIS member.

We are looking for enthusiastic members who have novel ideas to develop the goals of the AHP group and BCIS for the future.

Application

Application is by self-nomination, with reference to the person specification above. A supporting statement from the candidate, no more than 500 words  which specifically addresses their suitability for the role must accompany self-nomination in order for the application to be valid.

Feel free to pass on details to other AHP colleagues who may be interested. If your colleague(s) is not currently a member of BCIS, they would be very welcome to join. Click here for further details. Membership of BCIS is required for the posts.

These applications will be scored by a panel consisting of the AHP Chair, currently Sarah Carson, together with other members of BCIS Council. Successful candidates will be chosen based upon the best scores.

The deadline for applications is Friday 14th June at 5pm.

Informal enquiries are welcome – please contact any member of the Working Group or alternatively, please contact the Group via bcis@millbrookconferences.co.uk.

Best wishes,

Sarah Carson

AHP Working Group Lead

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.

Call for Expressions of Interest: Co-hosts for the AHP Annual Summer Conference 2024

Call for Expressions of Interest: Co-hosts for the AHP Annual Summer Conference 2024

29th February 2024

Dear BCIS member,

Are you and your team enthusiastic about AHP education? Could you deliver two days of interactive informative education? Are you interested in the educational development of the Allied Healthcare Professional members of our Society? If so, we would like to invite you to submit an expressions of interest to host the AHP Annual Meeting in 2024.

The AHP Working Group is seeking one host for the AHP Annual Meeting, to work with the AHP Working Group to provide a two-day face to face conference held in July each year, attracting around 175 attendees. We are looking for a surgical centre to act as co-host.

The programme for 2024 has not yet been developed but previously combines pre-recorded live cases, lecture presentations and industry training demonstrations.  It is intended that the successful applicants will join a ZOOM meeting to agree the content of the programme and their role in it.

Application

Application is by self-nomination along with a supporting statement from the candidate. This should be no more than 500 words, and include the details of what you and your unit can bring to the AHP Working Group and its Annual Conference.

If you wish to apply please do so by completing the form at the bottom of this page by Friday 15 March at 5 PM, including a statement in support of your application.

If you have any questions relating to this role, please feel free to contact me for further information (sarah.carson1@nhs.net).

With kind regards,

Sarah Carson

BCIS AHP Group Lead

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

Structural Fellowship: Bern, Switzerland 2024

Structural Fellowship: Bern, Switzerland 2024

29th January 2024

Bern University Hospital, Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, Switzerland – starting October 2024

Structural Fellowship Opportunities

Now Open for Applications 

Deadline Friday 1st March 2024 at 5 PM

This post offers well established, high-quality, high-volume structural training in a prominent international cardiac centre. The post is funded for 12 months and has a work programme primarily focussed on catheter laboratory activity. There are opportunities for participating in research and structural heart disease programmes. As well as offering advanced training, this post provides an excellent opportunity to live and work in another country and experience a different healthcare system.

This post is highly competitive and most suitable for individuals who already have a strong background of interventional training with academic research and previous exposure to structural training is desirable.

Access to the fellowships is limited to UK trainees in their final two years of Specialist Registrar training who intend to specialise in Structural Cardiology and are BCIS members. The supervising consultants act on behalf of the BCIS Training and Education Group.

 

HOW TO APPLY

If you would like to apply for this fellowship, please submit your application via the form at the bottom of the page.

Within the form, you will need to attach a detailed CV (this should include a personal statement and procedural numbers) AND letters of support from two supervisory consultants. If you have any issues with the application process please email BCIS@millbrookconferences.co.uk .

Deadline for applications is Friday 1st March 2024 at 5PM. Interviews are due to take place on Friday 15th March, all shortlisted candidates will be informed before the interview date. Be sure to secure leave to cover the possibility of being shortlisted for this prestigious fellowship.

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

PCI Fellowship Opportunities: Adelaide, Auckland & Victoria 2025

PCI Fellowship Opportunities: Adelaide, Auckland & Victoria 2025

29th January 2024

Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand –  Position vacant: January 2025 – January 2026
Current Incumbent: Dr Andrew Chapman from Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (January 2024 – January 2025)

Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, CanadaPosition vacant January 2025 – January 2026
Current Incumbent: Dr Sharmaine Thirunavukiarasu from Manchester Royal Infirmary (January 2024 – January 2025)

Flinders Medical Centre Adelaide, Australia –  Position vacant May 2025 – May 2026
Current Incumbent: Dr Arka Das from Leeds General Infirmary (May 2024 – May 2025)

All Positions are Open for applications

Deadline: Friday 1st March 2024 at 5 PM

These posts offer well established, high-quality, high-volume interventional training in prominent international cardiac centres. The posts are funded for 12 months and have a work programme primarily focussed on interventional research. As well as offering advanced interventional training, they provide an excellent opportunity to live and work in another country and experience a different healthcare system.

These posts are highly competitive and are most suitable for individuals who already have a strong background of interventional training and academic research.

Access to the fellowships is limited to UK trainees in their final two years of Specialist Registrar training who intend to specialise in interventional cardiology and are BCIS members. The supervising consultants act on behalf of the BCIS Training and Education Group.

HOW TO APPLY

If you would like to apply for one of these fellowships, please submit your application via the form at the bottom of the page.

Within the form, you will need to attach a detailed CV (this should include a personal statement and procedural numbers) AND letters of support from two supervisory consultants. If you have any issues with the application process please email BCIS@millbrookconferences.co.uk.

If you do not indicate a preference, you will automatically be considered for all three fellowship posts. Fellowship posts will be allocated to successful candidates after interviews have taken place.

Deadline for applications is Friday 1st March 2024 at 5 PM. Interviews are due to take place on Friday 15th March, all shortlisted candidates will be informed before the interview date. Be sure to secure leave to cover the possibility of being shortlisted for this prestigious fellowship.

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

Call For Expressions of Interest: CONSULTANT SUPERVISORS For Educational Forums (July 2024 – December 2024)

Call For Expressions of Interest: CONSULTANT SUPERVISORS For Educational Forums (July 2024 – December 2024)

11th December 2023

Dear BCIS Consultants,

The BCIS educational forum has now been successfully running for over two years and has been a great success with high numbers attending the live stream and watching on-demand after the session. The sessions address the JRCPTB higher specialist interventional cardiology curriculum.

We are now looking for expression of interest for more Consultants to supervise the Trainee speaker to continue the delivering high-quality sessions for all BCIS members to enjoy. The sessions last for 1 hour in total and start at 19:00 on the second Tuesday of the month. We are looking for Consultants to supervise sessions starting from July – December 2024.

Please submit your expression of interest by means of email BCIS@millbrookconferences.co.uk along with details of your current hospital.

Sam McGrath, BCIS Trainee Representative

Calls for Expression of Interest: BCIS Fellow Editors

Calls for Expression of Interest: BCIS Fellow Editors

24th November 2023

BCIS is looking for enthusiastic Interventional Fellows to create regular content for the Fellows Corner section of the BCIS website.

Background Information

There are six fellow editor positions available within BCIS and each editor would be expected to produce two blog pieces for the website each year. Ideas for subject matter are listed below and other suggestions are welcomed. Support is provided to help with the writing of the content and proofreading, and your article will be viewed by members of the communications team before publishing. We would expect each article to be around 1,000 words in length. A content calendar will be created so editors know when their content should be created by.

The positions would last for one year, with the option to extend at the discretion of the communication team.

You can see two examples of content created for the Fellows Corner area of the BCIS website below:

Suggested subject matters include:

  • How To Create A Killer CV
  • Are You Ready For A Consultant Job?
  • How To Deliver The Perfect Interview
  • How To Get The Consultant Job Of Your Dreams
  • Fellowship Abroad – Pros and Cons (contrasting views)
  • Basic Kit – Guide Catheters
  • Basic Kit – Guide Wires
  • Treating Bifurcations
  • Calcium Modification Strategies

Eligibility/Person Specification

Applications are open to any Trainee members of BCIS. Personal attributes should include a willingness to educate and share personal experiences with the wider BCIS membership. In addition, individuals should have high levels of enthusiasm and dedication to the writing of content and ideas for the Fellows Corner area of the website.

Application 

Application is by self-nomination, with reference to the person specification above. A supporting statement from the candidate, no more than 500 words, which specifically addresses their suitability for the role must accompany self-nomination for the application to be valid.

The closing date is Sunday 4 February 2024 .

If you wish to apply, please do so via the form at the bottom of this page ahead of the deadline as noted above.

These applications will be scored by a panel consisting of Suneil Aggarwal, BCIS Website Lead together with other members of the BCIS Council. Successful candidates will be chosen based on the best cumulative score from the panel members.

If you have any questions relating to these roles, please feel free to contact Suneil Aggarwal for further information via email: suneil.aggarwal@lhch.nhs.uk. If you have any questions about the application process, please email BCIS@millbrookconferences.co.uk.

With kind regards,

Suneil Aggarwal

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

BCIS Intervention Training Survey

BCIS Intervention Training Survey

17th November 2023

Dear Interventional Fellows,

We would like to invite you to complete our survey which has been designed to evaluate your experience of the Intervention training program to date. This survey will be used to give us a snapshot of the current subspecialty training program, and highlight areas of the curriculum where we can improve training opportunities.

Any trainee who holds a subspecialty UK training post in Intervention (ST6-ST8) or those who are post CCT fellows who have completed the UK training program are eligible to fill out the survey.  Those who hold a subspecialty training posts who are conducting OOPR/OOPE are also eligible.

All answers will be kept anonymous. The estimated time to complete this survey is 10-15 minutes.  The survey can be found using the link here.

We would really value your opinions,

Thanks,

Sam McGrath
BCIS Trainee Representative

Dougie Muir
BCIS TEG lead

 

BCIS AHP Working GRoup: New Members

BCIS AHP Working GRoup: New Members

10th November 2023

BCIS Allied Health Professionals New Appointments

Following the recent application process, it is my great pleasure to be able to announce two new members who will start their three year tenure in January 2024.

Having reviewed all the applications, the panel of judges whittled it down to the following candidates:

  • Kerry Pena
  • Christine Gill

Many congratulations! It is an exciting time to be working in education for AHPs in Interventional Cardiology and I am very much looking forward to working with you in the near future.

BCIS would like to congratulate the successful candidates and thank all those who applied for their continued interest in BCIS. The Working Groups form the backbone of the society, and BCIS was delighted to have so many high calibre applicants.

Best Wishes,

Sarah Carson

Allied Health Professional Working Group Lead