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Sian, Emeritus Professor of Cardiac Pharmacology at Imperial College London, is a world leader in cardiac research, who is launching her book The Exquisite Machine, The New Science of the Heart, exploring the relation between the emotions and heart function, and what the huge leaps forward in gene-editing, imaging and other transformative advances in science are now able to tell us about the heart and its conditions.

This unique, hybrid event will give an opportunity to hear from Sian, in conversation with James, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation, about her life and career.

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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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The world of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) is changing rapidly. The number of patients is growing fast and the complexity of their conditions increases year on year. Many UK cardiology trainees find it difficult to access training in ACHD and general cardiology consultants may feel ill-equipped at times to deal with these unfamiliar patients. To meet this training need, the BCS has designed a course for UK and international cardiology trainees and consultants.

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HRC2022 is dedicated to all healthcare professionals across all disciplines with an interest in arrhythmias. There is something for everyone from consultant electrophysiologists, fellows, trainees, clinical scientists, general cardiologists, nurses, physiologists to general practitioners, stroke physicians and policy makers. Whatever your role in the healthcare team, there are sessions at HRC that meet your needs and improves your education.

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Designed for everyone from newcomers to experienced staff members, this meeting covers a range of topics to support safe and effective practice.

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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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A joint WIC and WICTS conference to support networking and morale for women practicing in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery.

Includes discussions on public speaking, returning to work, working when pregnant and clinical excellence awards.

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This joint British Cardiovascular Society, British Cardio-Oncology Society, University College London Hospitals Cancer Academy course will give the attendee an update in contemporary cardio-oncology practice and will cover recent updates in cardio-oncology. The potentially long-lasting transformation of cardio-oncology, haemato-oncology and oncology services due to COVID-19 will also be explored as will the pivotal roles of the CNS and specialist pharmacist in a cardio-oncology service.

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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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The Virginia Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (VCACC) has created a fellowship program called the Centennial Ambassadors, in recognition of the BCS centenary year and the enduring close partnership and friendship between their two organisations. This program will support four current trainees or early career cardiologists from the UK (out of training for less than seven years) who will visit, learn, and experience the American healthcare landscape, an imaging rotation (MRI, CT and Echo), and their CV community. Closing date: 23rd September

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The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) e-learning course in partnership with Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation and the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI for Healthcare at Imperial College London, to build AI awareness and knowledge for professionals developing and delivering research.

The self-paced training course is designed for clinical researchers that could benefit from AI methods. Specific groups include research nurses, research managers, full-time researchers and clinicians.

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NIHR has launched a new Senior Research Leader Programme for 15 nurses and midwives to increase their research capacity and capability and support their development as future research leaders. It will fund senior researchers to be seconded for 3 years at 0.4 whole time equivalent within a health or social care setting.

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BCIS are asking for AHPs to complete the following survey to give their opinions on intracoronary imaging use and any barriers to its use and training.

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The BCS has formed a new partnership with Heart Research UK to offer a clinical fellowship scheme giving the potential for clinical top-up training, allowing candidates across the NHS workforce to gain new clinical skills or experience in a global centre of excellence. 

The fellowship application process will be open to trainee and consultant cardiologists, cardiology nurse specialists, cath-lab staff, physiologists, scientists and other AHP groups, and all applicants must be fully paid-up ordinary members or joint members of the BCS. There will be three fellowship awards available under this scheme.

Closing date: 1st November

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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 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 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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