Society of Magnetic Resonance Angiography (SMRA) – 30th Annual Meeting

Start date: 29th August 2018

End date: 31st August 2018

Location: Kelvin Square, University of Glasgow

The Society of Magnetic Resonance Angiography SMRA ( ) 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 –

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!

Practical Advice for new Consultants

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

Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease National Meeting

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

– 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).

SCS 27th Annual General Meeting 2018

Start date: 28th September 2018

End date: 29th September 2018

Location: Peebles Hydro Hotel

Registrations are now open for our upcoming Annual General Meeting in Peebles! Highlights of the event include:

  • Coronary intervention in the elderly – Dr Vijay Kunadian, Newcastle
  • Investigation of palpitations and what to do with ventricular ectopy – Dr Gareth Padfield, Larbert
  • Invasive haemodynamic assessment: tips and tricks – Dr Andy Stewart, Aberdeen
  • Post-operative complications: the interface between cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery – Mr Kelvin Lim, Edinburgh
  • Guideline updates
  • A variety of case presentations from across Scotland

Our invited guest lecture this year will be delivered by Professor Keith Oldroyd who will talk on ‘Tales from the Cath Lab: Lessons I’ve Learnt During 30 years of Coronary Intervention’

There will also be a drinks reception and Society dinner on the Friday evening.


Please call 01764 651846 for Reservations at the Peebles Hydro Hotel.

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: Successful applicants will be selected by the SCS Council. Award subject to applicant being a member of SCS and provision of receipts.

For more information and to book your place visit:

Scottish Society of Physicians (SSP) 60th Annual Meeting

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.

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.

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 for a travel grant to support presentation of the work at national or international meetings.

To submit an abstract, please complete the submission form and return it to

The deadline has now been extended until Monday 6 August 2018.

Scottish Heart and Arterial disease Risk Prevention (SHARP) 30th Anniversary Scientific Meeting

Start date: 22nd November 2018

End date: 23rd November 2018

Location: Crieff Hydro Hotel

SHARP has been working to prevent vascular disease in Scotland for the last 30 years. Please join us at Crieff Hydro Hotel on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd November 2018 for our 30th Anniversary meeting. The meeting will review our past success in preventing vascular disease, what we are doing at present and the challenges for the future.

Delegates to the SHARP meeting are invited to join the Scottish Lipid Forum at their annual meeting on the Thursday morning. After lunch the SHARP meeting will commence with a keynote speaker followed by the sponsored symposium on the ‘Use of Thrombotic Drugs’. The Founder’s dinner on the Thursday evening promises to be a truly memorable occasion.

The Scientific programme which continues on the Friday will address the needs of patients with heart disease and stroke, the affordability of new drugs as well as the specific problems of practising in Scotland. Interactive workshops will look at the work of TIA, heart failure, vascular disease and hypertension clinics as well as screening for cardiomyopathy.

After the presentation of the SHARP prizes the meeting will conclude with the Keynote Lecture on ‘30 SHARP Years’ delivered by Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie , one of our founding members.

7th Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Conference

Date: 23rd November 2018

Location: Golden Jubilee National Hospital

Registration is now open and anyone wishing to register should email:

Glasgow Emergency Surgery and Trauma Symposium

Start date: 21st February 2019

End date: 22nd February 2019

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

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.