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This study day highlights the excellent work that nurses do and their service to health care and patients.

Sessions will include:

A keynote speech by Health Education for England Chief Nursing Officer Professor Mark Radford: “Developing the Nursing Workforce of the Future”

  • A celebration of BAME nursing workforce
  • Update on top Cardiovascular Trials
  • Cardiovascular guideline update
  • Skills development opportunities – ECGs and Echo
  • Cardiovascular nurse innovations
  • Update on Cardiovascular imagining
  • And the Final plenary with the BANCC research panel

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The programme includes latest updates on the clinical and scientific areas of CMR, from highly experienced CMR practitioners around the country.

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The programme covers all aspects of cardiovascular disease prevention with a special emphasis on hypertension

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The research clinic is a great opportunity to meet experienced researchers, from both medical and non-medical backgrounds, to discuss anything from research ideas, to ethics and funding applications, and even manuscript writing.

You can have an informal chat with one of the BSE’s research and audit committee to kick start your research project and career. The clinics will be held every quarter and can be attended by any BSE member with an interest in research and audit.

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Programme to include sessions on related cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation topics:

  • Spotlight on Equality and Diversity
  • Advances in Technology
  • Current Diet and Nutrition messages
  • Importance and role of Psychological Support
  • Driving the Research agenda
  • Latest on National /International Guidelines

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BSE hosts a hybrid conference in 2022 giving you the opportunity to opportunity to learn, reflect and engage with your career in echocardiograph.

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The BCCA regularly attracts over 400 delegates with an interest in adult and paediatric congenital cardiology from across the UK, as well as an increasing number of international delegates.  Attendees will be representatives of a number of Cardiac associations, including The British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA), The Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology Special Interest Group (PECSIG), Congenital Cardiac Nurses Association (CCNA), British Adult Congenital Cardiac Nurses Association (BACCNA) as well as non-affiliated healthcare professionals including; Congenital Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, Paediatric Cardiac Nurses, Cardiac Physiologists and Clinical Scientists.

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To mark their 25th Anniversary, BSH have updated their programme to better reflect how we talk about heart failure, both from a clinical and non-clinical perspective. For the first time, the programme will feature 3 parallel streams across the 2 days, focusing on important themes such as: Collaborative Working; Digital Health and Challenges of an Ageing Population. They’ll also hear from people living with heart failure and look forward to the future of heart failure treatment and therapies.

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The last few years have demonstrated the enormous power of data to advance medical knowledge and deliver radical improvements to people’s lives. Treatments, vaccines and life-saving policies have all been delivered in record time thanks to large-scale data, advanced analytics and innovative developments in data governance.  

But these benefits must not be limited to COVID-19. They must extend to people living with other conditions such as mental illness, cancer, heart disease and diabetes. And they must be inclusive of and accessible to the entire global population. 

Health Data Research UK’s annual scientific conference will be a free one-day, hybrid event to celebrate this progress and allow people to come together and continue to build momentum in the health data research revolution.  

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Opportunities

BACPR are currently doing a project to prioritise the research gaps within the field of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation. 

After a recent survey, 15 unanswered clinical research questions relating to cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation were put forth by respondents to be answered by new research.  They are now keen to hear your thoughts on how important each of these unanswered questions is. To have your say, please complete our survey by clicking on this link

The Trials Methodology Research Partnership are asking for contributions to help developing reporting guidelines for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) protocols and reports using surrogate primary endpoints.

They are particularly interested in the views of people who:
• have expertise or interest in surrogate endpoints with basic understanding of the concept of surrogacy in RCTs
• are implementers or end users of interventions that use surrogate endpoints (e.g., patient and public representatives, healthcare professionals)
• have expertise and are interested in RCTs reporting and methodology (e.g., researchers journal editors, statisticians, methodologists)
• are interested in the design and reporting of trials using surrogate endpoints (e.g., journal editors, funders, regulators).

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The BHF Data Science Centre have created a short survey to gather public thoughts on the most important areas of cardiovascular research. The results of this will help shape our work and is specifically aimed at the public and patients, rather than specialists. 

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The BHF is now seeking to appoint a new Associate Medical Director, a senior position within the Research team of the Medical Directorate. The primary function of the role is to provide leadership for our research funding activities. The role also includes liaising with the research community and taking a lead on specific funding initiatives, which may include interactions with and working in partnership with external organisations. You will also act, where appropriate, as a spokesperson for the BHF, and will engage with and support appropriate activities across the BHF. As part of the Senior Leadership Team of the Medical Directorate, the Associate Medical Director will contribute to the development and delivery of the Directorate’s research and overall strategy, and the evaluation of the impact of our work.

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The British Heart Foundation Data Science Centre aims to improve the use of imaging data (MRI, CT and nuclear medicine scans, echocardiography, x-rays etc.) in cardiovascular research. To inform this work, they are carrying out a prioritisation exercise (a modified Delphi approach) to obtain consensus on the question “What are the most important research questions that cardiovascular imaging  should be used to address?”

They are looking for:

  • Researchers and professionals (including from the NHS), in fields related to cardiovascular diseases, imaging and data science, to prioritise the list of research questions
  • Patients and members of the public to provide input on the types of research we should prioritise

Please complete the short form here to indicate that you are interested in taking part in either of these exercises. They will then send you the details of how to take part.

The BHF SENIOR-RITA trial is an ongoing BHF funded clinical trial evaluating a conservative versus invasive strategy in the management of NSTEMI among patients aged 75 years and over. The BHF have awarded a costed extension to achieve a total sample size of 1668 participants (1310 recruited to date).
The trial is looking for enthusiastic new sites across the UK to help recruit the remaining ~350 participants. The trial is currently on the NIHR Managed Recovery Initiative. If you or your hospital are interested, please contact Dr. Vijay Kunadian.
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The BHF CRC offer UK researchers the opportunity to consult with a leading CTU to address questions in, and refine the design of, research projects. Eligible projects must be towards the later stages of development (rather than conceptual) and be of sufficient scale or merit that they will attract the support of one of our established Research Groups. Smaller scale studies or those in early-stage development are not applicable for this initiative and should be directed towards the NIHR Research Design Service. Researchers can choose the CTU they would like to work with from the list of our partnered CTUs.

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