SCCT Winter Meeting

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.

The Ageing Vasculature – Where Can We Intervene?

Date: 25th January 2019

Location: The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Regent’s Park, London


Event: The Ageing Vasculature – Where Can We Intervene?

Organiser: The British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Section

Date: Friday 25th January 2019  (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)

Venue: The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Regent’s Park, London

Online Registration and Agenda:

Cost: Registration Fees: £65 Consultant BGS Members / £95 non-BGS members / £35 Trainees & SpR’s

Call for Posters on any Cardiovascular topic – deadline 19th December 2018

Limited Travel Bursaries are available for trainees

Contact:        07841 362 705

Ensuring Success with Heart Failure 2019

Date: 30th January 2019

Location: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


The Heart Failure Hub invites you to attend the event taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on Wednesday 30th January 2019.


The Hub is a part of the National Advisory Committee for Heart Disease looking at key areas of heart failure management. Our annual event attracts over 150 delegates and assists the Heart Failure Hub to share best practice, increase knowledge and skills whilst formulating future plans for Heart Failure care in Scotland.

Scottish Cardiology National Training Programme: Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Date: 1st February 2019

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

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Bookings are now open for the Adult Congenital Heart Disease event on 1 February!

Please see the draft programme for the event.

To book your place please contact:

Clinical Trainer Development: Performance support for doctors in training

Date: 18th February 2019

Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow


This half day course aimed at senior clinicians, responsible officers, clinical directors, medical directors and clinical leads, focuses on managing doctors in difficulty and difficult doctors.

Through national updates, case studies and in depth interactive sessions, this course will support you to identify concerns early, diagnose the issues and ensure effective intervention  and support doctors who are experiencing difficulty or demonstrating difficult behaviours.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the requirements of the GMC in identifying and managing trainees with difficulties.
  • Identify those features which may indicate a trainee with difficulties.
  • Describe the possible barriers to intervention.
  • Follow formal processes and procedures required when managing trainees with difficulties.
  • Address trainee issues and problems more confidently.


Glasgow Emergency Surgery and Trauma Symposium

Start date: 21st February 2019

End date: 22nd February 2019

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


RCPSG & BCS Interactive Cardiology Conference

Date: 8th March 2019

Location: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and British Cardiovascular Society Joint Interactive Cardiology Conference

Friday 8 March 2019

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow


With regard to the programme, a special session has been dedicated to heart disease in women, with our speakers examining the different outcomes for women in clinical trials.  Moreover, we will examine the contemporary topic of data science and the importance of digital health in delivering quality health care.  All sessions will be followed by an expert panel, facilitating delegate discussion through case based learning.

Topics will include:

  • Heart disease in women
  • The digital health revolution
  • Principals of practice
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart failure

For more information, please visit:

Our Workforce Matters – celebrating diversity & sustaining excellence

Date: 8th March 2019


Friday 8 March 2019
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

On International Women’s Day 2019 we welcome delegates to an exciting and innovative symposium addressing how we can celebrate diversity and sustain excellence among our workforce with the driving principle that ‘Our Workforce Matters’.

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity. This includes valuing and respecting our workforce, fostering resilience, success and mutual support, and promoting pride and professionalism in the workplace.

This symposium will explore and debate some of these key issues and will appeal to healthcare professionals from a variety of disciplines. In both a lecture and workshop setting, speakers will provide delegates with a greater understanding of the topics challenging us today, and suggest strategies to enable each of us as individuals to make a difference in the future.

Key speakers include:

  • Professor Jane Norman, Professor of Maternal & Fetal Health, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Emily Shaw, Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellow, University of London & Previous MSF (Doctors without Borders) Volunteer
  • Ms Jenny Campbell, CEO, Resilience Engine

The early bird discount ends on Thursday 7 February 2019 so book your place today! For the full programme, fees and more information visit:

Clinical Anatomy of the Mitral Valve Cadaveric Course

Date: 20th March 2019

Location: RCPSG


20 March 2019
Closing date: 20 February 2019

Clinical Anatomy Skills Centre (CASC), University of Glasgow

Fee: £75

This 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.

Providing 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

Course 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

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

Book here:

SCS Spring Meeting 2019

Date: 24th April 2019

Location: Dunblane Hydro Hotel, Dunblane


SCS Spring Meeting 2019

Our 2019 event will be held at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel. More information about registering and the programme will be released in due course.