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On your marks! It’s BCS 2011

It is Saturday morning and Manchester is preparing for BCS Annual Conference 2011. Banners are up and there is a lot of building activity around the exhibition area. Sun is shining but not likely to last. It is Manchester after all! BCS President leading by example and arrived early to get a good seat. BCS [...]

Nearly ready for BCS 2011

Just over a week to go before the start of BCS 2011 Annual Conference and everything is ready to go. The registrations appear to be up again this year and the programme is packed with eduction, clinical research, innovation and professional issues. There is definitely something for all. The BCS Simulators are proving to be [...]

BCS 2011

Preparations for the BCS Annual Conference 2011 are near completion and it promises to be the biggest and best yet. The programme has been completely restructured in include defined “tracks” including a new clinical/translational science track supported by the British Heart Foundation, imaging and education tracks in addition to our Affiliated Groups track and the [...]

BCS Annual Conference 2011

Preparation for the BCS Annual Conference 2011 is already under way. There will be big changes with an Education/Revalidation track, an Innovations section which will include a clinical/translational science track as well as the successful linked basic science meeting with BAS/BSCR. The National Training Day will return as will many of the popular Affiliated Group [...]

BCS Annual Conference 2010

The BCS Annual Conference was held in Manchester 7-9th June. If you were not there, you missed a great meeting. 2,500 members and other delegates did attend over the 3 days. Huge thanks go to the BCS staff, Programme Committee, Affiliated Groups, and Exhibitors as well as the speakers and chairs for contributing to one [...]

Women in cardiology! Here come the girls……!!

Calling all female registrars!
Just been to the women in cardiology session…bit disappointed to see so few girlies !!! Where are you all!!!?
Anyway..great presentation from a current EP SpR about a career in EP and decision made in your absence to help promote women in cardiology, provide more career advice (from those already established in careers [...]

When is an Op, not an Op! Shocking approach!

National Training Day session on Anaesthetics, Operations and ITU. Akhil Kapur talked us through the options for coronary revascularisation in patients who need other surgery and particularly major vascular surgery. Message seems to be that if you are low risk and stable, get on with the necessary surgery but investigate high risk patients and coronary [...]

NSTEMI…some like them hot but should we cool off?

The BCIS session this morning was Chaired by Simon Redwood and Bernard Prendergast (New Secretary Elect to the BCS…Congratulations!!!!!). Good attendance in the room which had housed the KBA exam for many SpRs yesterday (hope not too many bad memories for some! Good luck!)
Miles Dalby from Harefield presented an interesting case of NSTEMI opening up the debate [...]

Welcome to the BCS Annual Conference & Exhibition Blog!

Welcome to the BCS Blog for the BCS Annual Conference & Exhibition 2010 in Manchester. We hope you will use the new interactive developments to enhance your experience of the conference. Not only will you be able to reply to comments on the BCS Blog but you can also follow some of our Executives on [...]

Here it is….THE healthcare debate: The UK perspective

To join the debate, this blog should be read in conjunction with that of fellow ACC blogger Wes Fisher, who I thank for inventing such choice names!
For the purposes of the exercise, we’ll take two patients, Mr. Thurgood Powell, a highly successful 57 year-old businessman making $250,000 (£166,128) per year with his company PoshPosh Entertainment, [...]

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