Vacancy for BCCA interventional catheterisation representative on NCHDA Domain Expert Group (DEG; formally Steering Committee)
DEG Responsibilities: Identifying design, implementation and delivery of the NCHDA part of the National Cardiac Audit Program HQIP-related deliverables with a dominant focus on Quality Improvement, whilst maintaining Quality Assurance for procedures undertaken for CHD across UK and Republic of Ireland. Overseeing this work with BCCA and SCTS (Congenital) members in mind, as well as patients and their families. This may include in the future a renewed focus on QI focussed research as resources allow.
Involves 3-4 face to face 3-4 hour meetings per year (including annual Contributors meeting). Receiving and replying to many emails as sent by NCHDA Project Manager and Clinical Lead (Dr Rodney Franklin). This includes looking at data as it relates to the DEG responsibilities, including data submission, data validation and analytical protocols, as well as shaping the metrics for future data collection. He/she will represent the BCCA with respect to catheter interventions. At some point we hope to research this area in depth given the 17 years of data we hold for cath interventions, but at the moment there is a resource problem within NICOR.
If you are interested in putting yourself forward for this role, please send in a covering letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 September 2018.
Dr Franklin (email@example.com
) is happy to talk to anyone who is interested to answer any questions and give more details.
BCCA Annual Meeting 2018 - registration discount for BCCA members / abstract submission deadline 7 September 2018
Discount registration code is available for BCCA members.
Please quote BCCAMEM
to receive a 10% discount - http://bcca2018.co.uk/
Abstract submission process open - deadline 7 September 2018
New BCCA Membership Applications for 2018
If you know of any colleagues who wish to apply for BCCA membership, view application form
or download via the BCCA website
. All new applications received will be submitted for approval/ratification at this year’s BCCA Business Meeting on 14 November 2018. New applications must be received as soon as possible by 12pm, Monday 12 November 2018.
Applications received after this deadline, we cannot guarantee that they will be able to be included in time for ratification at this year’s Business Meeting and will instead be carried over to November 2019. Membership enquiries please contact Azeem Ahmad, BCCA Administrator, Tel: +44 (0)20 7380 1918, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paediatric cardiology care providers' perspectives and practices towards palliative care involvement in the care of children with complex cardiac conditions
We recognise that all paediatric cardiac care providers encounter children with potentially poor prognoses, and there is a need to understand your perspectives and practice patterns towards palliative care in the care of children with complex cardiac conditions. As endorsed by PICS-SG/BCCA/BCCNA, please take this opportunity to share your view through https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZN97XW9
The survey will close on 14 September 2018.
Dr Sid Vemuri, Associate Specialist in Paediatric Palliative Care, Louis Dundas Centre for Children’s Palliative Care, Honorary Research Associate, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Professor Myra Bluebond-Langner, Professor and True Colours Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young People, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Other upcoming courses and events
The Bristol and Cardiff ACHD Echo 2018, 5-6 November 2018, Engineers’ House Conference Centre, Bristol
This two day course will provide a comprehensive course on echocardiography in adult patients with congenital heart disease. The course will cover all congenital lesions and aim to provide echo-anatomic correlation through a mixture of lectures, case workshops and morphology sessions. Sessions will be based around lesions and include talks on morphology, intervention and surgery and pre- and post-repair echo, delivered by national experts in the field.
Approved for 4 BSE points. CPD Accreditation will be applied for at 6 points per day. For further details, view flyer
, visit Millbrook Medical Conferences website
. Course Directors: Dr Stephanie Curtis & Dr Navroz Masani
Final places available for the following courses at the Royal Brompton:
- Echocardiography in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, 7th & 8th September 2018.
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy from the fetus to adulthood, 20th September 2018.