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

 

 

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 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 EOI: AHP Working Group

Call for EOI: AHP Working Group

26th September 2023

Dear BCIS AHP member,

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 (2 posts)

The tenure for the role is for three years, commencing 1st January 2024.

Person Specification

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

The successful candidates will have relevant experience in interventional cardiology practice. 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. You can find out more details about the Allied Health Professionals Group on the BCIS website where there is a dedicated AHP area.

Application

Application is by self-nomination, with reference to the person specification above. A supporting statement from the candidate, no more than 1 side of A4, addressing suitability for the role must accompany the application.

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. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 31st October at 5pm.

Informal enquiries are welcome – please contact Sarah.Carson1@nhs.net or  Gerald.Clesham@nhs.net

Best wishes,

Sarah Carson, AHP lead

Gerald Clesham, Honorary Secretary

 

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

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

AHP Working Group NAME ANNOUNCEMENT

AHP Working Group NAME ANNOUNCEMENT

7th August 2023

Dear BCIS AHP member,

Following a review of a potential change of name to the Allied Health Professional’s Working Group, I would like to thank everyone who took part in the online survey and the additional survey at the Summer meeting. I am pleased to announce the the name of the group will remain as the AHP Working Group.

Best Wishes,

Sarah Carson

AHP Working Group Lead

My First AHP Summer Meeting Experience

My First AHP Summer Meeting Experience

1st August 2023

BCIS AHP Annual Conference — Bournemouth, 26-27 June 2023

Words by Hayley Hill, Nurse Angiographer at University Hospitals Northamptonshire NHS Group

I was surprised and excited when I was invited to join the BCIS Allied Healthcare Professionals Working Group, yet instantly imposter syndrome slowly crept in as dates started appearing in my diary. I need not have worried. On meeting the rest of the team, I realised that though I was surrounded by a group of experts with vast experience, I was essentially surrounded by a group of like-minded individuals whom I felt like I had worked with for years!

The Royal Bournemouth Hotel played its debut in being the venue for the AHP summer meeting, and despite the hot weather, and clearly never having experienced a vast quantity of NHS workers at a buffet, nothing seemed too much effort for them to address. The AHP Working Group had put a lot of thought into the flow of the day, and the use of the different spaces available to accommodate both the lecture and practical elements available. Regardless of whether the teaching was hands-on or more theoretical, the energy to encourage interactive sessions was infectiously positive, and the days whipped by without acknowledging the volume of information inhaled.

After doing a joint talk in the Fundamentals stream on day one, I managed to relax into the role a bit more and attempted to play to my strengths and tried to aid the Millbrook team. Whilst they seemed to make it look effortless in transitioning different groups to different spaces, my attempts came across like a flappy chicken herding cats, so I was in total awe of their unflappable stature.

To sum it all up; alongside this being a resource rich conference with multiple modalities, and both clinical and industry experts at the attendee’s disposal, I personally enjoyed the ethos and culture of sharing experiences and knowledge, and having time to meet AHPs from across the nation. In so many ways this gave me confidence in knowing my own centre was in line with others, in terms of safety and evidence, and re-fuelled my passion for everything cath lab, with ideas to adopt to improve both my team and patient experience.

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

BCIS Clinical Standards Working Group Lead Ballot Results

BCIS Clinical Standards Working Group Lead Ballot Results

30th March 2022

Dear Members,

Following calls for Expressions of Interest, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Helen Routledge as Clinical Standards Working Group Lead.

On behalf of BCIS, Gerald Clesham, (Current CSG WG Chair) and BCIS President Nick Curzen I’d like to congratulate the Helen and thank applicants Rajesh Kharbanda and Sen Devadathan for their interest in the position.

Helen will officially enter post in July this year.

Please look out for future calls for committee membership.

With very best wishes,

Clare Appleby

BCIS Honorary Secretary