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 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

BCIS Council Elections 2019 – Appointment of new Communications Lead

BCIS Council Elections 2019 – Appointment of new Communications Lead

13th December 2019

Dear BCIS Member,

It gives us great pleasure to announce Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer as the new BCIS Communications Lead. Dr Nijjer will take over from the current incumbent, Dr Phillip Freeman, in June 2020, but will start immediately working for a 6-month transition period alongside Dr Freeman.

Dr Nijjer is appointed having been the sole applicant in the recent Call for Nominations. Dr Nijjer submitted an extremely high-quality personal statement, illustrating both huge enthusiasm and an impressive degree of experience in Communications and IT. There is no doubt that he will be an outstanding appointment to this vital role for the Society.

With kind regards,

Dan Blackman
BCIS Honorary Secretary

Clare Appleby
BCIS Honorary Secretary Elect

Announcement of new BCIS Clinical Standards Group Lead

Announcement of new BCIS Clinical Standards Group Lead

7th January 2019

Dear BCIS Members,

I am delighted to announce that Gerald Clesham was successful in the recent election for BCIS Clinical Standards Group Lead and will officially take over from Adam de Belder from June 2019.

There was an outstanding field of candidates for this post, and on behalf of Council, I would like to congratulate Gerald on his successful appointment, and thank all the applicants for their interest in BCIS, and all those current and ex council members who voted.

Best wishes,
Dan Blackman

BCIS Honorary Secretary

Announcement of new BCIS Treasurer and BCIS Training and Education Group Lead

Announcement of new BCIS Treasurer and BCIS Training and Education Group Lead

5th September 2018

Dear BCIS Members,

I am delighted to announce that Doug Fraser was successful in the recent election for BCIS Treasurer and will officially take over from David Hildick-Smith after ACI2019.

For the post of Training and Education Group Lead, I am delighted to announce that Raj Kharbanda was successful in the recent election and will officially take over from Mark Gunning after ACI2019.

There was an outstanding field of candidates for both posts, and on behalf of the Council, I would like to congratulate Doug and Raj on their successful appointments, and thank all the applicants for their interest in BCIS, and all those current and ex council members who voted.

Best wishes,

Dan Blackman

BCIS Honorary Secretary

BCIS Council Election result October 2017

BCIS Council Election result October 2017

9th October 2017

On behalf of BCIS Council I am pleased to announce that Dan McKenzie was successful in the recent election and has joined BCIS Council as Ordinary Council Member. This followed an incredibly competitive election process in which 11 extremely strong candidates were competing for a single position. I would also like to thank all of the other candidates who put themselves forward, as well as all those members who voted. I have no doubt Dan will make a major contribution to the Society, and am delighted to welcome him to the Council.

 

Dan Blackman

Honorary Secretary

BCIS Young Investigator Research DAY: Call to submit abstracts

BCIS Young Investigator Research DAY: Call to submit abstracts

22nd September 2017

DEADLINE  EXTENDED to 23rd October 2017

Call for abstracts for BCIS Young Investigator Competition to be held at RCP London 30/11/17

Dear Member

We are organising the YIA Competition differently this year.

The plan is to hold a Research Day at RCP London on 30/11/17 during which a panel made up of BCIS Research Group members will listen to shortlisted abstracts being presented, following which there will be up to 10 mins of questions.

The best 3 presentations will then be shortlisted for the formal YIA session at ACI in January, when they will compete for the overall title of Young Investigator of the Year, with prize presentations at the dinner at ACI.

All abstracts selected for presentation on 30/11 will be published in a Heart supplement.

We are therefore inviting submissions for the Research Day on 30/11/17.

Submissions should be made online to bcis@millbrookconferences.com using the below template.

Successful submissions will be notified approximately 1 week after the closing date of 23/10/17 at 1700hrs.

Good luck!

Best wishes

Prof. Nick Curzen

Chair, BCIS Research and Development Group

 

Prof. Nick Curzen BM(Hons) PhD FRCP

Professor of Interventional Cardiology/Consultant Cardiologist

E Level North Wing

University Hospital Southampton NHS FT

Southampton SO16 6YD

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BCIS Council Election 2016 – Research & Development Group Lead

BCIS Council Election 2016 – Research & Development Group Lead

7th January 2017

BCIS Council Election 2016 – Research & Development Group Lead

Dear BCIS Member

I am delighted to announce to all BCIS members that Professor Nick Curzen has been elected as Research & Development Group Lead, and will take over from Rod Stables after the Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention conference in January 2017. Professor Curzen was elected unopposed. He has already brought a number of fresh ideas to the table, and I am sure you will join me in wishing him success in this crucial post for the Society.

Dan Blackman

BCIS Honorary Secretary

BCIS Council Election 2015 – BCIS Ordinary Council Members Result

BCIS Council Election 2015 – BCIS Ordinary Council Members Result

7th January 2016

BCIS Council Election 2015 – BCIS Ordinary Council Members Result

Dear BCIS Member

Further to the recent elections, we are delighted to announce that our 2 new elected BCIS Ordinary Council members are Phil MacCarthy and Tim Wells.

We had 12 excellent candidates and consequently, this was a highly competitive election. This shows the momentum and support BCIS has within the country and we need motivated individuals to help improve and evolve Cardiovascular Intervention within the UK. Please do keep a lookout for further representative opportunities that may arise in the future.

We look forward to seeing you at ACI next week!

Professor Adrian Banning

Honorary Secretary, BCIS (2015 – 2016)

Professor Simon Redwood

President, BCIS (2012 – 2016)