BCIS ACI 2018 Keynote speaker: Henry Marsh

BCIS ACI 2018 Keynote speaker: Henry Marsh

11th January 2018

BCIS ACI 2018 continues the tradition of having a keynote speaker from a field remote to cardiology.

This year we have the pleasure of welcoming Henry Marsh to ACI “Are surgeons really psychopaths?

Henry Marsh was until 2015 the senior consultant neurosurgeon at the Atkinson Morley Wing at St George’s Hospital, south London, one of the country’s largest specialist brain surgery units.

He specialises in operating on the brain under local anaesthetic and was the subject of a major BBC documentary Your Life in Their Hands[4] in 2004, which won the Royal Television Society Gold Medal.

His widely-acclaimed memoir Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery was published by Orion Publishers in 2014

BCIS AGM 2018 Notice

BCIS AGM 2018 Notice

5th January 2018

Dear Members,

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society, to be held in the Blenheim Suite at the London Hilton Metropole Hotel at 18.30 on January 25th 2018.

An important agenda item at the AGM will be a vote on changes to the Articles of the Charity. This change is required because the current Rules of BCIS conflict with the Articles, which is in contradiction to Charities Law. Specifically, the Articles state that all new appointments to BCIS Council must be made at the AGM, whereas the Rules (as has been the practice) state that appointments are made through an election process conducted by a ballot done by mail, e-mail or otherwise not in person, and can occur at whatever time a position becomes available. This is essentially a legal/technical issue, but one that we are required to address. Please find a link to a word document which includes the AGM notice, together with details of the proposed amendment to the Articles, and details of how to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf if you are unable to attend the AGM but wish to vote on the change to the Articles.

I look forward to seeing you at ACI.

Dan Blackman

BCIS Honorary Secretary