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HeadStart in Cardiology: BJCA Autumn Meeting 2021

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Overview

This meeting is open to all junior cardiologists. It covers all aspects of what you need to know as a core cardiology trainee (ST3-ST5). Starting cardiology training can be a daunting process. There are a great number of practical skills to acquire, including angiography, pacing and echocardiography. In addition, emergencies can be a challenge to manage and learn at the same time.

We aim to cover all the essential procedures and emergencies you will encounter during your early cardiology training. The course is now in its 8th year and has received universally excellent feedback to date. The course is free for BJCA members to attend but we ask that you register in advance. Keep an eye on your BJCA member emails for registration opening in the near future.

If you wish to register to watch this live event virtually, you may do so for FREE here. 

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Performed By:

Rohin Francis

Rohin Francis

Thomas Gilpin

Thomas Gilpin

Abhishek Joshi

Abhishek Joshi

Holly Morgan

Holly Morgan

Afzal Sohaib

Afzal Sohaib

Neil T Srinivasan

Neil T Srinivasan

Fizzah A Choudry

This event is hosted by the British Junior Cardiologists Association:

Agenda

Session 1 – Coronary Disease, Angiography and PCI

Panel: Dr Fizzah Choudry, Dr Rohin Francis, Dr Tom Gilpin

08:30 - 08:50: Registration

08:50 – 09:00: Introduction - Dr Chris Allen

09:00 – 09:30: Core concepts: preparation, access, diagnostic angiography - Dr R Francis

09:30 – 10:00: Angio review: tips and tricks from challenging cases - Dr T Gilpin

10:00 – 10:30: Complications of diagnostic angiography - Dr T Lockie

10:30 – 11:00: Not to be missed: recognition & management of less common ACS presentations - Dr A Al-Hussaini

11:00 – 11:30: Wrap-up & live audience Q&A

Session 2 – Rhythm Management and Pacing

Panel: Dr Neil Srinivasan, Dr Afzal Sohaib, Dr Nikhil Ahluwalia

12:00 – 12:10: Introduction - Dr F Camm

12:10 – 12:40: Emergency Pacing - Dr I Harding

12:40 – 13:10: Dealing with pacing complications - Dr A Sohaib

13:10 – 13:40: Tachyarrhythmias: recognition & management - Dr N Srinivasan

13:40 – 14:00: Wrap-up & Live audience Q&A

Session 3 – Call the Cardiology Registrar! - Managing Cardiovascular Emergencies

Panel: Dr Holly Morgan, Dr Abhishek, Dr Tom Gilpin

15:30 – 16:30: Interactive live case discussions

16:50 – 17:00: Closing remarks

17.00 onwards: BJCA trainees reception

Target Audience

This live stream is intended for:

  • All junior level cardiologists, students and trainees.

Faculty Biographies

Rohin Francis

Rohin Francis

Personal History

Born in 1981, Dr Rohin Francis is a British cardiologist, writer, comedian, vlogger and YouTube creator. 

He has a passion for science communication and education and is known for his YouTube channel Medlife Crisis, which covers science topics.1

Dr Francis likes cars, motorbikes, cricket and DIY projects.4

 

Academic History

Dr Francis got his MBBS from the St George's Hospital Medical School and trained as a physician at the Cambridge Deanery (Cambridge, UK) with a subspecialisation in coronary intervention. He is interested in the acute presentations of ischaemic heart disease. Currently, Dr Francis is undertaking a PhD on imaging techniques for acute myocardial infarction at University College London.1, 2, 3

 

Career Overview

Dr Francis is a Consultant Cardiologist and a Doctoral Researcher at the University College London.

He has taught medical students at Cambridge University, Imperial College and St George's, University of London. Dr Francis actively uses social media to produce and distribute high quality educational material for medics and anyone with an interest in science or the history of medicine. In 2015, he launched a YouTube channel called Medlife Crisis dedicated to highlighting the most fascinating and offbeat medical and biological science.2

Dr Francis has presented around the world. He has been published extensively, including in the Guardian and numerous academic journals and websites. He has also written for Channel 4.2

He sits on the British Cardiovascular Society's Digital Committee and is part of the BMJ Heart Journal's social media team.2

 

Career Timeline

  • 2013 - 2014: Clinical Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • 2014 - 2016: Cardiology Trainee, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2015 - Present: Creator, Medlife Crisis
  • 2020 - Present: Cardiology ST7, Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
  • Present: Clinical Research Fellow, UCL

 

Areas of Speciality

  • Cardiac interventions
  • Cardiac support
  • Transplantation
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

 

Sources

  1. https://www.medlifecrisis.co.uk/
  2. https://theconversation.com/profiles/rohin-francis-314067 
  3. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/cardiovascular/rohin-francis 
  4. http://realscientists.org/2016/09/25/be-still-my-heart-rohin-francis-joins-real-scientists/ 
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Thomas Gilpin

Thomas Gilpin

Personal History

Dr Thomas Gilpin is a British cardiologist. He is an Interventional Cardiology Research Fellow at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Academic History

From 2008 to 2013, he attended Cardiff University where he studied Medicine.1

In 2020, Dr Gilpin started work on a PhD in Medicine, Human Development and Health at the University of Southampton. He is working on the role of DNA damage and signalling in the development of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.1

 

Career Overview

Currently, Dr Gilpin is a Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Southampton and Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre.1

Dr Gilpin is a member of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and the Royal College of Physicians and is a Trainee Rep of BCIS on the British Junior Cardiologists Association (BJCA).1, 2

 

Career Timeline

  • 2020 - 2021: Academic Clinical Fellow PGR, Institute of Developmental Sciences, University of Southampton
  • 2020 - Present: Interventional Cardiology Research Fellow, Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

 

Areas of Speciality

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Molecular Biology

 

Sources

  1. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Thomas-Gilpin-2
  2. https://www.britishcardiovascularsociety.org/about/affiliates/british-junior-cardiologists-association-bjca 
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Abhishek Joshi

Abhishek Joshi

Personal History

Dr Abhishek Joshi is a Cardiologist based in London. He is a Cardiology Registrar at Barts Heart Centre and a Clinical Research Training Fellow at the British Heart Foundation. He holds a PhD in Cardiovascular Science from King’s College London.

In his spare time, Dr Joshi plays the bass guitar and enjoys video games.2

 

Academic History

In 2003, he obtained his BA in Philosophy, Psychology and Physiology from the University of Oxford. Following this, he earned an BMBCh in Medicine (Fast Track) from St. Hugh’s College in 2008. Dr Joshi then completed his PhD in Cardiovascular Science from King’s College London in 2019. 

His PhD investigated molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease as part of a joint project between King’s College, London and the Barts Heart Centre.1

Dr Joshi was awarded a BHF Clinical Research Training Fellowship to investigate how individual differences in platelets change the risk of heart attacks, using the advanced proteomic techniques available at the James Black Centre.1

 

Career Overview

At Bart’s Hospital, Dr Joshi is a Cardiac Imaging Fellow and a cardiology registrar sub-specialising in cardiac imaging and interventions.1

 

Career Timeline

  • 2003 - 2004: Clinical Support Worker, Countess of Chester Hospital
  • 2008 - 2010: Foundation Trainee, South Thames Foundation School, Hastings and Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospital
  • 2010 - 2012: Core Medical Trainee, South London Deanery, South London NHS Trust
  • 2018 - 2020: President, British Junior Cardiologists​ Association (BJCA)
  • 2012 - Present: Cardiology Registrar, Barts Heart Centre
  • 2016 - Present: Clinical Research Training Fellow, British Heart Foundation

 

Areas of Speciality

  • Acute cardiovascular risk prediction
  • Heart failure

 

Sources

  1. http://www.vascular-proteomics.com/about-us/previous-members/abhishek-joshi/
  2. http://www.simplyrevision.org.uk/our-lecturers.html
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Holly Morgan

Holly Morgan

Personal History

Dr Holly Morgan is a Cardiology Registrar from Wales, UK.

 

Academic History

Holly is currently working on her PhD in cardiology at King's College London, where also obtained her Bachelor of Medicine (MBBCh). She is a Clinical Research Fellow ST5 in KCL’s School of Cardiovascular Medicine and Sciences.

 

Career Overview

Since 2013, Dr Morgan has been a Cardiology Registrar with the NHS. She has worked at various hospitals such as the Royal Gwent Hospital and the Newport and Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant.

She also worked as a cardiology trainee at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

Dr Morgan is passionate about medical education and improving the internal medicine training experience. In 2015, she and a colleague won a grant from the Wales Deanery to set up an online platform for core medical trainees and went on to design and build the resource. This was rolled out to all medical trainees in Wales and has now been in place for years.1, 2

In 2018, Dr Morgan became a new member of the Royal College of Physicians.3 She has been Chair of the Wales Deanery Trainee Think Tank, Joint Project Lead of 'The Core', a British Junior Cardiologists’ Association (BJCA) Wales representative and a representative of the Society of Physicians in Wales (SOPW) Executive Committee Training.1

 

Career Timeline

  • 2013 - Present: Cardiology Registrar, NHS
  • Present: Clinical Research Fellow, King's College London School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences

 

Areas of Speciality

  • Medical training
  • Heart disease
  • Women and cardiovascular disease

 

Recognition

  • 2017: Overall BEST Trainee of the Year, Wales Deanery
  • 2017: Outstanding Contribution to the Training Programme, Wales Deanery

 

Sources

  1. https://www.fmlm.ac.uk/resources/st3-cardiology-registrar 
  2. https://rcpconferences.co.uk/call-the-medical-registrar/speakers 
  3. https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/news/cardiff-ceremony-marks-first-its-kind-outside-london 

 

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Afzal Sohaib

Afzal Sohaib

Dr Afzal Sohaib is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Bart's Heart Centre in London and Barking, Havering, and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. Having completed his medical training at University College London, Dr Sohaib undertook training as a Cardiology registrar at centres in North West London including Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals NHS Trust. His main research interest lies in cardiac electrophysiology and devices, having also completed a PhD studying how biventricular pacemakers deliver benefits in heart failure.

Dr Sohaib has an interest in improving teaching and training in cardiology and has served on the Specialty Advisory Committee for Cardiovascular Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians which designs and oversees the delivery of cardiology training in the UK. Dr Afzal Sohaib is currently on the ESC Cardiologists' of Tomorrow Nucleus initiative, has directed the annual British Junior Cardiologists' Association (BJCA) meeting, and is involved in designing the programme for the ESC Congress.

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Neil T Srinivasan

Neil T Srinivasan

Dr Neil Srinivasan is a Consultant Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist and clinical academic at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre. He is a Senior Lecturer at ARU medical school. He was previously a Locum Consultant at the Barts Heart Centre in London where he was the lead for Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation and The Lister Hospital where he was the lead for Electrophysiology.

 

Dr Srinivasan trained in cardiac rhythm management at The Heart Hospital in Marylebone and the Barts Heart Centre in London. During this time he undertook a PhD at the University College London (UCL) studying the mechanisms of VT/VF. He has undertaken a period of research at Washington University St Louis USA as part of this, developing non-invasive methods (ECGi) of studying the heart rhythm. He has also undertaken an observational VT fellowship in Leiden with Professor Katja Zeppenfeld. He has presented his work at national and international conferences and co-authored many major papers in the field. Recently, has pioneered the "Sense Protocol" method of functional substrate mapping in VT which has improved outcomes in VT ablation. 

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Fizzah A Choudry

Personal History

Dr Fizzah Choudry is a Consultant in Interventional Cardiology at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK.

 

Academic History

Dr Choudry holds a PhD in medicine. She trained as a doctor in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK.

 

Career Overview

In addition to Barts Heart Centre’s Department of Cardiology, she is affiliated with the Department of Hematology at the University of Cambridge and the Centre for Cardiovascular Medicine and Devices at the Queen Mary University of London.1

Through the Queen Mary University of London, she is an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer at Genes & Health, a long-term study of people of Bangladeshi and Pakistani origin that studies disease and treatments.2

 

Career Timeline

  • Present: Consultant in Interventional Cardiology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK
  • Present: NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London

 

Areas of Speciality

  • Interventional Cardiology

 

Sources

  1. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jth.15271 
  2. https://www.genesandhealth.org/about-study/meet-team 

 

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