VOTE NOW FOR GLOBAL CARDIOVASULCAR AWARDS 2024

VOTE NOW FOR GLOBAL CARDIOVASULCAR AWARDS 2024

8th February 2024

Global Cardiovascular Awards 2024 are being held on Thursday 14 March 2024.

Have your chance to vote for the shortlisted teams that are being recognised for their efforts to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to cardiovascular disease patients, and seeks to find the heart team with the greatest commitment to cross-disciplinary specialty in patients’ best interest.

Winner to be announced on the night.

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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    Your CV should include a personal statement and procedural numbers.
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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

    • Max. file size: 50 MB.
      Your CV should include a personal statement and procedural numbers.
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      Max. file size: 50 MB.
        Please upload TWO letters of support from supervisory consultants, these should be two separate files.

      Announcement of the Winner of the BCIS Young Investigator Award Competition

      Announcement of the Winner of the BCIS Young Investigator Award Competition

      18th December 2023

      BCIS Young Investigator Award competition is a unique opportunity for our young colleagues to submit their original research. This year we received large number of applications for the above award than previous years. Initial independent selection process shortlisted the top 5 candidates who were invited to present their research in person at the BCIS Research Day held at the Royal College of Physicians London on 14/12/23. The selection panel on the day had the difficult task to choose one winner.

      I am delighted to confirm that this year’s winner is Dr. Aish Sinha from King’s College London. Aish’s research is based on angina/ischaemia with non-obstructive coronary arteries (ANOCA/INOCA). His work further enhanced our understanding of this under diagnosed condition and improved treatment for patients with coronary microvascular dysfunction. Aish will present his research again at the ACI Conference in London next month.

      Many congratulations to Aish for this fantastic achievement!

      I also would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all the finalists for their outstanding work. I personally (echoed by the attendees on the BCIS Research day) found our young colleagues’ work very inspiring and thrilled to see we have so many talented young colleagues who really are our future leaders and investigators.

      Professor Vijay Kunadian

      Research lead BCIS

       

       

      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

      BCIS Council Member: Winner of Election

      BCIS Council Member: Winner of Election

      6th December 2023

      Dear BCIS Member,

      Following the recent election, BCIS Council is pleased to welcome Dr Ash Kotecha as the new Member without portfolio who will be taking over from Dr Shrilla Banerjee in January.

      There was an outstanding field of applicants for this post, and on behalf of Council, we would like to congratulate Dr Kotecha and thank all the candidates for their interest and to everyone who voted.

      Best Wishes,

      Gerald Clesham, BCIS Hon Secretary
      David Hildick-Smith, BCIS President

      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

      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 Council Member: Winner of Election

      BCIS Council Member: Winner of Election

      8th August 2023

      Dear BCIS Member,

      Following the recent election, BCIS Council is pleased to welcome Dr Vinoda Sharma as the new Member without portfolio.

      There was an outstanding field of applicants for this post, and on behalf of Council, we would like to congratulate Vinoda and thank all the candidates for their interest and to everyone who voted.

      Best Wishes,

      Gerald Clesham, BCIS Hon Secretary
      David Hildick-Smith, BCIS President