BCCA 2019 Annual Conference registration now open!
The 2019 conference
takes place over two days on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th November 2019, at the Sage Gateshead.
The conference regularly attracts over 300 delegates with an interest in adult and paediatric congenital cardiology from across the UK, as well as an increasing number of international delegates. Attendees will be representatives of a number of Cardiac associations, including the British Congenital Cardiac Association (BCCA), Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology Special Interest Group (PECSIG), Congenital Cardiac Nurses Association (CCNA), British Adult Congenital Cardiac Nurses Association (BACCNA) as well as non-affiliated healthcare professionals including Congenital Cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, Paediatric Cardiac Nurses, and Cardiac Technicians.
Early bird registration ends midnight on 16th September 2019.
For more information please visit the conference website: http://bcca2019.co.uk
Sponsorship Scheme for Overseas Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons
Applications are now open for 2019! The Children’s Heart Disease Trust, an Edinburgh based charity, fund this sponsorship scheme for overseas cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. The scheme was launched in 2016 and is run from the British Congenital Cardiac Association platform. The charity will support applicants to spend up to four weeks visiting clinical centres in the UK to develop their knowledge and skills. To date the charity supports work and training with children with heart disease and not adults. A sum of up to £5,000 per annum is available (funding is secure for at least 5 years). Recipients of this award will be encouraged to attend the Annual meeting of the BCCA during their time in the UK. Any UK based consultant cardiologist or cardiac surgeon, who is a member of the BCCA, will be eligible to sponsor a consultant level doctor from overseas.
The deadline for applications to firstname.lastname@example.org is 5pm, Friday 17 May 2019.
Applicants and their UK sponsors will be informed of BCCA Council's decision following the next BCCA Council Meeting held in June. Further details on how to apply can be found on the BCCA website
Webinar - Time to ‘Think Kawasaki Disease’
This free webinar takes place on Wednesday, 10 April, 12-1pm. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in collaboration with the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) are hosting a free webinar on Kawasaki Disease - now the commonest cause of acquired heart disease in children worldwide. For further information, visit the RCPCH website
Upcoming courses and meetings
Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy, 13 May 2019, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London