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2022 is a very special year for the BCS as they celebrate their centenary at the BCS Annual Conference. As well as the usual packed programme of plenaries and specialty sessions, lifelong learning opportunities and practical demonstrations, they’ll be hosting the first of a new series of centenary lectures.

This year’s conference will also have a strong international theme and the BCS have invited fellow cardiac societies to join the celebrations for a ‘Cardiology Around the World’ day on Tuesday 7 June.

Find out more on the BCS website

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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Come to learn, share and participate in the largest dedicated meeting for AHPs in the UK. This is an opportunity to spend a day with colleagues from other Cath Lab teams, a chance to learn, share ideas and network. Two streams of education are available plus hands-on sessions. Designed for every member of the team – from newcomers to experienced Cath Lab staff this expanded meeting covers a wide range of topics relating to safe and effective practice. The AHP Group and BCIS have developed this course specifically for you.

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In 2019, Health Data Research UK – the national Institute for health data science – launched the Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) Programme to establish the UK’s infrastructure for trustworthy data research. Funded by UK Research and Innovation’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, this has delivered impact for industry, the NHS and patients across the UK who are benefiting from medical discoveries and breakthroughs resulting from research using health data.

Our event on 28 June 2022 in Birmingham – Building a Legacy for Health Data Research Infrastructure – will showcase the impact to date of the DIH Programme achieved through the outstanding partnerships of organisations and people across the UK to establish a strong foundation for the future.

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Professor Chris Gale – Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Leeds will talk about his research into atrial fibrillation (AF) – a dangerous heart rhythm condition and a major cause of stroke.

Fearghal McKinney – Head of BHF Northern Ireland, Fearghal McKinney will host this month’s Live & Ticking event, and will be highlighting some of the BHF’s latest news and work taking place across the UK.

Heart Story – 
We will be joined by a heart patient who will discuss their experience of living with Atrial Fibrillation. A BHF Senior Cardiac Nurse will also be on hand to answer your questions.

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An integral part of research that is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is to ensure that patients, carers, service users and the public have the opportunity to shape and influence the relevance, quality and impact of our health and care research.

This 75-minute webinar is aimed at researchers applying for NIHR Fellowship Awards and staff accountable for public involvement.

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The British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) and Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility (CCRF) at the University of Oxford present this webinar to give an update on the first ever BSE National review of Stress Echocardiography Practice (BSE-NSTEP).

The partnership builds on the EVAREST study run by CCRF and is a valuable opportunity to review how stress echocardiography is being delivered in real world clinical practice. The study aims to define use, performance, and accuracy of all forms of stress echocardiography across the UK and is being achieved by a collaboration with over 30 NHS Trusts.

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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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Opportunities

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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