Cardiology Section


To increase the understanding of, and improve practice in, Cardiovascular Medicine and Science.

Members include

Anyone with an interest in cardiovascular medicine.


Description of General Cardiology and Sub-specialty Training Days

Training, Symposia and Conferences

The Cardiology section provides training days for the London/Thames Cardiology Specialty Registrar Training Programmes and educational evening sessions in imaging as well as conferences and symposia in Cardiology for other professionals. All meetings have CPD accreditation

London Cardiology Training Days

Programmes of training days are provided for General Cardiology and for advanced sub-specialty training for London/Thames programme trainees by the RSM Cardiology Council on behalf of the London Cardiology Programmes, the London Deanery and the London School of Specialty Medicine.

Cardiology Training Days 2012 - 2013

The outline programmes for both the General Cardiology and the Sub-Specialty Training Days for the whole year are listed below. These programmes are usually published in the RSM web pages by July-August for the following October, so that StRs can arrange to be free to attend.

Programme and booking details each of these events can be found by locating them in the calendar and clicking on them. Please note that places are only guaranteed by a written acknowledgement from the Academic Department.

PMETB Attendance Requirements

Attendance at Cardiology Programme Training days is mandatory. Trainees are expected to attend all the training days relevant to their level of training and an absolute minimum of 70% of to meet PMETB requirements.

Junior Trainees (SpR 1-4 & StRs ST3-5)

Junior Trainees are reminded they should try to attend all the general Cardiology Training Days and that they must attend a minimum of 70% to meet PMETB requirements. While they are also welcome to attend the sub-specialty training days these will not be counted at their RITAs/ARCPs.

Senior trainees (SpRs 5-6 & ST6-ST7s)

Trainees undergoing sub-specialty training (Senior Trainees) are required to attend all the advanced training days appropriate to the sub-specialty in which they are undergoing advanced training and that 70% is the minimum to meet PMETB requirements. Senior Trainees are also welcome to attend General Cardiology training days, but are not required to do so and these will not be counted at their RITAs/ARCPs.


Cardiology Section 2013 – 2014

Please note that all dates published are accurate at the time of printing, please check online for up to date information on the cardiology training programme.
Remember, to guarantee your lunch please register at least 4 days prior to the meetings. Lunch cannot be provided for those who register on the day.


General Training days

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Atrial fibrillation
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Lipid Disorders; Primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
Tuesday, 28 January, 2014
Heart failure 2
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Management of critically ill patients with haemodynamic disturbances
Tuesday, 25 March, 2014
Chest Pain & Stable angina 2
Wednesday,16 April 2014
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Pre-syncope, syncope & tachyarrhythmias
Thursday, 03 July, 2014
Heart failure, sleep apnoea and President's Prize - a meeting for Core Cardiology Trainees and Advanced Heart Failure Trainees
Electrophysiology sub specialty training

Monday, 02 December, 2013
Cardiac arrhythmia anatomy & physiology, diagnostic modalities
Friday, 17 January, 2014
The ECG and principles of Electrophysiology
Tuesday, 18 February, 2014
ICD implantation and programming
Friday, 11 April, 2014
Ventricular tachycardia
Tuesday, 13 May, 2014
Narrow complex tachycardia I
Thursday, 19 June, 2014
Inherited cardiac disease an electrophysiological perspective
Thursday, 10 July, 2014
Atrial fibrillation

Cardiac imaging sub specialty training

Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Cardiac Imaging Day 1
Wednesday , 4 December 2013
Cardiac Imaging Day 2 (GWA) Joint with BSE
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Cardiac Imaging Day 3 (Seminar suite) Joint with BSCI
Thursday, 3 April 2014
Cardiac Imaging Day 4
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Cardiac Imaging Day 5 (wimpole Lecture) Joint with BHVS
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Cardiac Imaging Day 6 (GWA)
Intervention sub specialty training

Wednesday 9 October 2013
Haemodynamic Support for PCI
Wednesday 6 November 2013
Principles of PCI
Wednesday 22 January 2014
Indications of Revascularisation
Thursday 13 March 2014
Pathophysiology of IHD
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Wednesday 2 July 2014
Non-Invasive Testing

Heart failure sub specialty training

Thursday 5 December 2013
Heart Failure Day 1
Tuesday 23 September 2014
Heart Failure Day 2

Adult congenital heart disease

Tuesday 11th March 2014
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Day 1
Wednesday 1 October 2014
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Day 2

Please note registration for all meetings will close four full working days before the meeting date. Please ensure you book online before registration closes as we cannot provide lunch for delegates who register on the day of the meeting.

Cardiology Council 2012-2013

President: Andrew Deaner
President Elect: Position vacant
President Elect Designate: Position vacant
Honorary Secretary: Professor Michael Gatzoulis
Honorary Treasurer: Professor Sanjay Sharma
Editorial Representative: Dr Robert Greenbaum
Vlug Representative: Position vacant
Trainee Representative: Kostas Zacharias
Academic Board Representative: Professor Michael Marber
Student Representative: Mahvesh Rana Javaid
Immediate Past President: Professor Michael Marber
Vice president: Vacant
Junior Honorary Secretary: Sukh Nijjer
Membership Officer: Dr Suzanna Hardman
Discretionary Officer
Vice Presidents:
Honorary Treasurer Elect: Professor Sanjay Sharma
Other Members
ACHD: Dr Natali Chung
Heart Failure: Dr Suzanna Hardman
EP: Dr Mark O'Neill
Imaging (echo): Dr Petros Nihoyannopoulos
Imaging: Dr Mark Westwood
PCI: Dr John Byrne
NW: Dr Nick Banner
SW: Dr Nick Bunce
NC&NE: Dr Tom Crake

More about this section

Contact this Section:
James Whitaker Tel: +44 (0) 20 7290 3918
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7290 2989
Email: Coordinator