Event Categories: Events

Start date: 24th January 2019

End date: 25th January 2019

Location: Croke Park Hotel, Dublin


World leading experts in the field of cardiovascular CT from around the globe will discuss the current state of cardiovascular CT and the role it will play in 2019. Topics will include broadening clinical application, updates on technical optimization and discussion of current and future innovation and research in this rapidly evolving field.

SCCT Winter|2019: Dublin will explore all aspects of cardiovascular CT, including debates on areas of contention, with the aim of informing and educating participants on cardiovascular CT's strengths, weaknesses, and increasing clinical indications.

The objectives of this meeting are:

  1. To understand current best practices in cardiovascular CT in coronary artery disease, structural and congenital heart disease, electrophysiology and heart muscle and valve disease assessment.
  2. To be able to analyse whether cardiovascular CT is the most appropriate test to investigate cardiovascular pathology and be able to communicate the strengths and weaknesses of the technique compared with alternative imaging modalities.
  3.  To be aware of current research applications of cardiovascular CT that may impact on future clinical assessment.


Date: 2nd November 2018

Location: Golden Jubilee National Hospital



Duke University – Transplantation and MCS Present and Future Perspectives
Prof Carmelo Milano, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Duke University, USA

UK DCD Heart Transplantation
Mr Simon Messer Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK

Lung Transplantation and Future Perspectives
Prof John Dark, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Newcastle University and NHSBT, UK

Please see the following flyer for more information.

Date: 6th November 2018

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


RCPE Evening Update: Professionalism in Medicine

Tuesday 6 November 2018
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

This year’s event covers the relevant topics of bullying, harassment and unconscious bias. The aim of the evening update is to increase awareness, provide guidance and practical advice for all those working in the medical field.

Our fantastic speakers for the event are:

  • Miss Alice Hartley, Urology StR and Chair of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) campaign to tackle undermining and bullying in surgery
  • Ms Mags Bradbury, Associate Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Central Manchester University Foundation Trust

If you cannot attend in person, we will be streaming the event live across the UK and abroad. More information about the live sites confirmed can be found on the link below.

To book your place and find out more information, please visit: http://events.rcpe.ac.uk/events/576/professionalism-in-medicine-creating-a-healthy-team-culture

Date: 2nd November 2018

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


RCPE Symposium Cardiology

Friday 2 November 2018

New developments in the management of cardiovascular disease are rapidly evolving, and new drugs provide new treatment options. The challenge remains to optimise their use, as well as identify patients most likely to benefit from these treatments.

The programme will examine patient selection and treatment decisions in conditions that have been the particular focus of recent clinical trials and technological advances. Topics include:

  • New developments in heart failure management
  • How best to manage lipids, hypertension and thrombosis.
  • Risk stratification and targeting management in acute coronary syndrome and venous thromboembolism
  • Cardiology in the emergency room
  • New techniques and devices in monitoring patients

This symposium will target clinicians, general practitioners, trainees, physiologists and all other health professionals involved in cardiac care.

On-line registration is now open with an early bird fee available until 4 October 2018.

Full details available http://events.rcpe.ac.uk/events/558/cardiology-conference

Start date: 29th August 2018

End date: 31st August 2018

Location: Kelvin Square, University of Glasgow


The Society of Magnetic Resonance Angiography SMRA (http://society4mra.org ) was founded in 1989 and is the pre-eminent conference for MR vascular research and clinical applications. Distinguished MRA researchers and clinicians from all over the world attend this annual event to present their most current research results and exchange scientific knowledge.  Many of the fundamental developments in cardiac MRI have actually come through members of this group.  Of particular interest to those involved with cardiac MRI there are strong sessions as noted on the attached programme with scientific sessions on Coronary MRA, Cardiac MRI, Quantitative Flow & Cardiothoracic MRA as well as applications of AI, CS etc. There are also highly relevant plenary talks such as -

Keynote on Self-Gated Cardiac MRI by Matthias Stuber, current President of SCMR

Keynote on PET MRI in cardiovascular Disease by Prof David Newby

Prior to the conference proper there is an educational workshop with teaching on fundamental techniques form the experts that developed them as per the flyer.

Note that the registration includes the excellent evening social program - http://society4mra.org/annual-meeting/social-events/

Of special note is that there is a very significant discount for BSCI members - so much so that it is worth joining the BSCI in order to get the discount!


Date: 5th September 2018

Time: 10.00-16.30

Location: The Lecture Theatre at the Sir Alexander Fleming Building South Kensington Campus, Imperial College


A national meeting to address the challenges of preventing cardiovascular disease is being hosted by Imperial College London on Wednesday 5th September. The principal results of a national survey of secondary prevention in coronary patients, ASPIRE-3-PREVENT, will be presented for the first time and discussed by leading figures in cardiology including Professor Huon Gray, National Director for Heart Disease and Dr Simon Ray, President of the British Cardiovascular Society. This meeting will be of interest to cardiologists, nurses and allied professionals working in prevention and rehabilitation services.

Registration is free but advanced registration is required. You can register for the meeting here https://wwwf.imperial.ac.uk/cpd/booking/skipcart/10017

- Please use ‘Voucher code’ – ASPIRE3 under payment section to obtain free registration.

(Once you proceed through the booking, the voucher code will deduct the £5.00 registration fee and the total will be £0.00).

Date: 24th April 2019

Location: Dunblane Hydro Hotel, Dunblane


SCS Spring Meeting 2019

Date: Wednesday 24 April 2019
Venue: Dunblane Hydro Hotel

We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for the 2019 Spring Meeting. We are thrilled to be hosting Professor Carolyn Lam, Senior Consultant, National Heart Centre, Singapore and Professor of Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Academic Clinical Programme who will deliver our Lynda Blue Memorial Lecture will cover “Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction”

Other sessions include

  • The development of ambulatory coronary intervention
  • Practical answers to how to.....take a family history in suspected genetic disease & seek best care in patients with Cardiac Amyloid
  • When should I...request an EP study & frailty assessment?
  • Lessons from Iceland & the future in Scotland
  • Equity of Access - Scottish National Transplant Service

Key speakers include: Professor Jackie Taylor, Dr Margaret McEntegart, Dr Carol Whelan and Professor Nawwar Al-Attar

This event is suitable for doctors of all grades, nurses, allied health professionals and cardiac physiologists.

Registration for all active SCS members and those applying for membership is free therefore book your place today!

To register, visit: http://scottishcardiac.org/spring-meeting/

Travel grants: Funds are available to assist with reasonable travel expenses to the two SCS meetings each year. Please contact scs.admin@rcpe.ac.uk for more details.  Any applications must be received before the Council meeting prior to the relevant Spring or Autumn meeting.

Date: 4th September 2018

Location: RCPSG, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow


This informal day guides newly appointed consultants, or those who are about to be appointed, through the major issues they will encounter in the first years following appointment.

The day will be conducted under Chatham House Rules to allow participants to share experiences and ask questions, from not only experts; but also newly appointed Consultants. The programme will give special attention to those areas not discussed in postgraduate or specialty training.

The topics covered during the day include:

  • the interview process for consultants roles
  • understanding the gap between training grade and consultant posts
  • the Consultant contract and the job planning process
  • time management and the efficient running of your office
  • work life balance
  • career progression and alternative roles
  • the role of realistic medicine in medical practice
  • opportunities in service development, locally and nationally

Who should attend?

  • Newly appointed consultants
  • Senior trainees
  • Those returning from a period of absence

Start date: 1st November 2018

End date: 2nd November 2018

Location: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


The SSP welcome all to attend their 60th Annual Meeting, this year taking place in the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Highlights of the event include:

  • Dr Michael Williams – Liver transplantation in Scotland
  • Dr Rahat Maitland – Acute medical emergencies in pregnancy
  • Professor Opinder Sahota – Managing older patients with fracture
  • Dr Susan Nimmo – Acute pain on medical wards
  • Dr Euan Sandilands – Best practice in acute poisoning
  • Dr Kevin Blyth – Pleural disease
  • Dr Jennifer Logue - Strategies to promote weight loss
  • Professor David Newby - Valvular heart disease

The 2018 Fitzgerald Peel Lecture entitled ‘Lung cancer - past, present and future' will be delivered by Professor Marianne Nicolson, Consultant Oncologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Trainee session:
After a very successful session last year, this year's event will also have a dedicated trainee session. This is being led by Dr Ailsa Howie and Dr Vicky Tallentire, Consultants in Acute Medicine at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and will focus on some key non-technical skills that are under-represented in medical training and yet essential to a successful and fulfilling working life. The facilitators ask that you bring an open mind, a willingness to engage and one or two examples of challenging interactions you have encountered at work.