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Start date: 24th October 2019

End date: 25th October 2019

Location: Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline


We are delighted to announce the draft programme for the upcoming SSP meeting in October. We have a rich and diverse set of topics, with nationally and internationally renowned speakers from around the UK. The themes this year will cover aspects of cardiology, frailty, lung infection, acute kidney injury, infectious diseases and much more! Prof Angela Vincent from Oxford is going to talk on the challenging entity of Autoimmune Encephalitis, and Prof Anna Dominiczak from Glasgow is going to discuss the concept of Precision Medicine. We are certain this is going to be an informative and sociable meeting, and we hope very much that you can join us.

For more information, including travel and accommodation
information, please visit: http://events.rcpe.ac.uk/scottish-society-physicians-61st-annual-meeting

Trainee Session
Our popular trainee session will be taking place on the Thursday morning. This
year it will be facilitated by Dr Marion Slater, Consultant Physician, Aberdeen
Royal Infirmary. This will be a practical session suitable for trainees of all

Call for Abstracts:
Abstracts are invited for this meeting for poster or podium presentation.
SSP welcomes work on any clinical, scientific or service topic from the breadth
of general medicine and its subspecialties, as well as on topics such as
patient safety, quality improvement and clinical audit. (Please note that
abstracts focusing on individual case studies will not normally be accepted).
Abstracts will be scored and the top 4 will be selected for oral presentation.
These will then be followed by a “Poster Storm” session, where 4 high scoring
poster presenters will give a very brief summary of their work, and answer one
or two questions from the audience.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 2 August 2019.

To submit an abstract, please return the form below and send it to ssp.admin@rcpe.ac.uk.

The best presenter will be awarded the prestigious
Fitzgerald Peel Prize. There are also prizes available for the best poster and
best student poster. Presenters of abstracts selected for oral presentation
will be eligible to apply for a travel grant to support presentation of their
work at a national or international meeting.

Date: 31st October 2019

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


Cardiac symptoms including breathlessness, chest
pain, syncope and palpitation are amongst the commonest presentations seen in
clinical practice. Despite the advances in investigations to detect the absence
or presence of cardiac disease, understanding the relationship between symptoms
and cause remains a challenge.

Cardiology has evolved at a remarkable and exciting
pace over the last three decades, but for jobbing Physicians as well as
Cardiologists the accurate diagnosis of symptoms that require further
investigation with a view for potentially lifelong as well as expensive
treatments is central to successful management.

In this symposium we discuss the common presentations, areas where the evidence
and practice may differ, difficult clinical scenarios as well as communicating
and learning from patients. Our keynote speaker will talk about speaking to
patients, our clinicians will speak about diagnosis and our academics will
speak about evidence.

The symposium is aimed at students, doctors in training, GPs, general
physicians and cardiologists. We hope that the audience will find all sessions
of interest and thought-provoking, and that the programme will stimulate
discussion even beyond the day of the symposium.

Start date: 21st May 2019

End date: 24th May 2019

Location: Paris, France


The official annual meeting of the European Association of
Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) and the World-Leading
Course in Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine.

together 11,000+ participants every year, it is the flagship event of
all PCR educational events by size, but also by offering: it functions
as the global forum for sharing within and between all interventional

In 2019, EuroPCR celebrates its 30th anniversary! Be prepared for a welcome home like never before in Paris!

Date: 31st May 2019

Location: Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Airthrey Road, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Events | SCNTP

The next in the series of SCNTP training days will be taking place on Friday 31 May 2019 at the Stirling Court Hotel.

The programme for the event is currently being finalised but for more information please contact scs.scntp@gmail.com.

Start date: 20th September 2019

End date: 21st September 2019

Location: Dunblane Hydro Hotel, Dunblane


Save the date for our upcoming Annual General Meeting on 20-21 September 2019 at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel.

Call for Abstracts:
The call for abstracts has now closed. For those who have submitted an abstract, the outcome will be announced at the end of June.

Emily Taylor Travel Fund – meeting attendance

There are discretionary funds available to assist
with travel to and from Spring and Autumn SCS Meetings.  Application
should be made in writing to: scs.admin@rcpe.ac.uk. Successful applicants will
be selected by the SCS Council.  Award subject to applicant being a member
of SCS and provision of receipts.

The full programme and registrations will open soon!

Start date: 10th June 2019

End date: 11th June 2019

Location: Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh


Monday 10 - Tuesday 11 June 2019
Meeting Administrator: Joanne Cusack, Cardiology Investigations Manager, Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
Meeting Director: Stephen Glen, Consultant Cardiologist, Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Invited speakers
Heidi Connolly, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota); Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine.
Director, Mayo Clinic Congenital Cardiac Center

Fletcher Miller, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine Former Director, Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Haemodynamics Laboratory

Alan Japp, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
James Newton, Consultant Cardiologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
David Northridge Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
Ben Smith,Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.

Cost: £295 including meeting dinner.
Registration form and further details online at www.advancedecho.co.uk
Contact: Joanne Cusack by email: FV-UHB.advancedecho@nhs.net

Discounted overnight hotel accommodation available at Norton House— contact hotel directly on 0131 333 1275 before 30th April 2018.
Other nearby accommodation options include Travelodge and Premier Inn, both within 5 minutes of Norton House. The hotel is 2 miles from Edinburgh Airport, 6 miles from Haymarket station, and adjacent to the M8/9 for road links.

Previous CPD allocations:
12 CPD points from the Royal College of Physicians
6 accreditation points from the British Society of Echocardiography

Date: 27th March 2019

Location: Golden Jubilee National Hospital


This meeting will be held on Wednesday 27 March
2019 at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Glasgow. The programme and
registration form for the meeting are available here and registration is open.

The programme has been designed by Mrs Cary Barton, Mrs Louise Clayton and Mrs
Jayne Masters. The day aims to provide evidence-based knowledge from leading UK
specialists in heart failure management and in-depth discussion around
particularly challenging and controversial management issues facing nurses and
other healthcare professionals caring for patients with heart failure. It is
designed to educate and interest heart failure nurses, and will be of interest
to nurses, both early in their role and those with more experience, as well as
other healthcare professionals. We are expecting around 130 delegates and 6
exhibiting companies to attend.

Once again, there are a limited number of travel grants available, on a first-come,
first-served basis. Please see the criteria for awards of travel grants on the
‘Information’ page within the programme.

We will again be offering an opportunity for delegates to display posters about
their heart failure service or heart failure-related work. For example, the
poster could focus on how you have developed an aspect of your service, how
your service works (including what works well/lessons learned) or the sharing
of best practice. The aim of this poster forum is to share ideas, inform and
help peers, encourage networking and motivate others.

The deadline for submission of poster presentation abstracts is Monday 4 March
2019. Details of how to submit are included in the programme and registration

Date: 26th March 2019

Location: Golden Jubilee National Hospital


This meeting will be held on Tuesday 26 March
2019 at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Glasgow. The programme and
registration form for the meeting are available here and registration is open.

This programme has been designed by Dr John Baxter, Dr Jane Cannon, Dr Peter
Cowburn and Professor Roy Gardner to meet the educational needs of the heart
failure component of the core curriculum in cardiovascular medicine, as well as
the needs for advanced training in heart failure and revalidation. It will
provide an in-depth discussion around particularly challenging and often
controversial management issues that will be relevant to consultants and
trainees in cardiology, internal medicine, care of the elderly specialists,
nurses and GPs with a special interest in heart failure. The day has been structured
to provide a balance of carefully selected talks and interactive case-based
sessions. We are expecting around 120 delegates and 6 exhibiting companies to

There are a limited number of travel grants available, on a first-come,
first-served basis, for this meeting. Please see the criteria for awards of
travel grants on the ‘Information’ page within the programme.

Date: 20th March 2019

Location: RCPSG


20 March 2019
Closing date: 20 February 2019

Anatomy Skills Centre (CASC), University of Glasgow


multidisciplinary and highly interactive course aims to provide in-depth
understanding of cardiac anatomy, with an emphasis on the surgical and
echocardiographic anatomy of the mitral valve.

hands on experience using fresh/frozen cadaveric material this one day course
will cover:

  • Assessment of mitral valve repairability using TOE

  • Assessment of risk of SAM using TOE

  • Surgical evaluation of the mitral valve

  • Principles of valve repair and an understanding of techniques of repair

  • Intraoperative decision-making

  • Peri and post operative assessment of valve repair

  • Ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation: anatomical basis and indications

work will include:

  • prosection of the human heart

  • hands-on instruction on TOE using simulators

  • group cadaveric work with intact human thoraces, including exposure and assessment of valves in situ

  • video presentations

  • didactic teaching

course is ideally suitable for cardiology, cardiac surgery and anaesthesia
trainees ST3-6.

here: https://rcpsg.ac.uk/events/cascmitral

Start date: 27th May 2019

End date: 31st May 2019

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


Aims: This 5 day course will provide topical and relevant updates on a wide variety of acute and general medical conditions encountered by clinicians. Experts will cover topics of current and practical relevance with frequent opportunities for interactive case-based learning.  Places are limited to maximise networking during the course.  The week will consist of a series of themed days, and topics covered will include:

investigating and treating infection and fever // Therapeutic advances in
common conditions, including heart failure, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and
inflammatory arthritis // Acute management of collapse, breathlessness, fever,
chest pain // Fits, faints & funny turns: Differential diagnosis &
appropriate investigations // Preventing premature death from cancer,
cardiovascular disease and alcohol.

Audience: This course is aimed at physicians (consultant and senior trainee level) who wish to enhance their acute and general medicine knowledge. It will be of great interest to clinicians from around the world who encounter patients with general medical conditions. Delegates can select which day to attend or sign up for all 5 days, whichever best suits training needs.