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

BCIS Structural Fellowship, Bern 2024

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    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

    BCIS PCI Fellowship – Auckland, Adelaide & Victoria 2025

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      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

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

      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

      BCIS Best Trainee Case 2024

      BCIS Best Trainee Case 2024

      28th September 2023

      To all PCI trainees…

      We are inviting you to submit your most instructive and interesting case, in open competition, for an opportunity to present at this high-profile forum to the British Interventional Community. The top eight selected cases will each present at an angio review session at ACI 2024 with the top three cases presenting in the main auditorium.  All case presentations will subsequently be available on the BCIS website to view on demand.

      SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

      • PowerPoint (or equivalent) with a maximum of 13 slides including the title slide.
      • All patient data must be anonymised, and the responsible consultant must be aware of the submission.
      • The doctor submitting must have been personally involved in the case and have had a significant, though not necessarily sole, first operator role. This role must be identified at the time of submission.
      • A slide on the trainee’s view of the principal learning from the case should be included.
      • Judging of shortlisted candidates will prioritise the trainee’s understanding of the intervention, their ability to field questions independently, consider alternative approaches and their presenting ability.
      • AVI’s should be embedded into the presentation.
      • Only one case to be submitted per applicant.
      • Applicants must clearly outline their own involvement in the case within the presentation.
      • The judge’s decision is final.

      PLEASE NOTE

      Any submission(s) not adhering to the above will be disqualified and not submitted to judging

      Cases should be uploaded using the form below by closing date of 5 pm on Friday, 17 November.

      Submissions will only be accepted via the upload process

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

      BCIS Young Investigator Award 2024

      BCIS Young Investigator Award 2024

      26th September 2023

      Dear BCIS Member,

      I am pleased to invite you to submit one or more abstracts to showcase your research in competition for the BCIS Young Investigator Award 2024.

      This award is open to BCIS members. Clinicians should be in training or in either a locum or fellowship post in advance of taking up a substantive consultant appointment. The applicant would normally be presenting original data from a project for which they have played a leading role, but will freely acknowledge the contribution of their supervisor and the rest of the research team.

      Applications will be graded and the top five will be invited to present their abstract to a panel of judges at the BCIS Research Day on Thursday, 14 December, Royal College of Physicians, London.

      The winner will then be invited to present their abstract at a main session at ACI 2024, and will receive their certificate and prize from the President at the conference dinner on Thursday, 1 February 2024.

      All submissions should be submitted via the form below by the closing date of 5 pm on the 27 November.

      I am happy to answer all queries about the award via bcis@millbrookconferences.co.uk

      Good luck!

      Professor Vijay Kunadian, Lead, BCIS R&D Committee

       

      INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS:

      Submissions should fit the following criteria:

      • Name of applicant first and in bold, followed by list of co-authors where appropriate
      • Institution
      • All original research, basic or clinical
      • Maximum text of 500 words
      • Up to one table and one figure
      • Headings: Background; Method; Results; Conclusion
      • Not have been published more than six months before the closing date (in other words the work can be at any stage of the process from unsubmitted to accepted for publication or very recently published)
      • Declaration of funding

       

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

      Call For Expressions of Interest: Trainee Speakers For Educational Forums (February 2024 – July 2024)

      Call For Expressions of Interest: Trainee Speakers For Educational Forums (February 2024 – July 2024)

      18th September 2023

      Dear all,

      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 trainee speakers (February 2024 – July 2024) to continue 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.

      Please submit your expression of interest by means of email BCIS@millbrookconferences.co.uk including your training grade and hospital by Monday 30th October.

      Kind regards,

      Sam McGrath, BCIS Trainee Representative

      BCIS Training & Education Working Group: New Members

      BCIS Training & Education Working Group: New Members

      26th July 2023

      BCIS Training and Education Working Group Appointments

      Following calls for expressions of interest, BCIS is pleased to announce the appointment of three Members Without Portfolio to its Training and Education Working Group (TEG).

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

      • Kalaivani Mahadevan
      • Richard Bogle
      • Andrew Ladwiniec

      Kalaivani, Richard and Andrew will begin a three-year tenure on Tuesday, 1 August 2023.

      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.

      BCIS would also like to formally thank the outgoing members David O’ Brien, Brian Clapp and Alex Chase for the excellent work during their three year tenures.

       

      With kind regards,

      Dougie Muir

      Training and Education Group Lead

      Gerald Clesham

      BCIS Honorary Secretary