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Ethicon SCTS Education Day September 2016 Presentation Slides

Some of the presentations from the Ethicon SCTS Education Day held in September 2016 now available to access. Click below to view slides: Najib Rahman Steven Watkins  

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Fellowships announcement

SCTS Education is pleased to announce the following fellowships: Marian and Christina Ionescu Consultant Travelling Fellowship 2017 SCTS Education Ethicon Trainee Fellowship 2017 SCTS Ionescu Medical Student Travelling Fellowships 2017 SCTS Ionescu Non-NTN Fellowship 2017 SCTS Ionescu Nursing  AHP Fellowship

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Forum 2017 – promotional video

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Annual Meeting Registration

Register HERE

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Surgical Skills Training

David O’Regan, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Leeds has added a series of surgical skills training videos to the trainees page. Read More

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Professional Development Course for the non NTN trainees

The educational committee of SCTS is organizing Professional Development Course for the non NTN  trainees at University Hospital, Coventry on 28th November , 2016. The programme has evolved over the past couple of years based on the success of previous

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Annual Meeting – call for abstracts

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CTRC September newsletter

Please see the latest CTRC newsletter here. The papers mentioned in the newsletter are available: thymectomy, specialisation.

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Ethicon SCTS Education Day

Details of the next Ethicon / SCTS Education Day have been announced. See flyer below. Registration: here Cardiac agenda: here Thoracic agenda: here

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Operative Video Prizes

More details and application form are on the trainees’ page. Closing date 5th January 2017.

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Perspectives in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Section I: Cardiac Surgery – Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Mitral and Aortic Valves Section II: Thoracic Surgery – The Treatment of Diseases of the Pleura With the publication of ‘Perspectives in Cardiothoracic Surgery – The SCTS Ionescu University 2015’

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Operative video prize

The six shortlisted videos for the SCTS Education operative video prize, held late last year, are now available to view on the Trainees’ page read more

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CPD Programme for Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Following a very successful pilot, ‘The CPD Programme for Cardiothoracic Surgeons’ is launched at the SCTS conference 2016. Places are limited. For more details and to book please go to http://scts.academyst.co.uk/

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Trainee Fellowship

SCTS Education in partnership with Ethicon is pleased to announce the award of three cardiothoracic fellowships for senior national trainees worth £30,000 each. read more

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Recently Advertised Courses

See flyers below for some recently advertised courses including: Dubai Core Review London Core Review Critical Care Courses Critical Care Symposium Surgical Skills – SCP, core trainees, cardiologists Surgical Training for Austere Environments

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Bristol Fellowship in Complex Mitral Valve Repair (Senior SpR level)

Applications are invited for a highly motivated surgeon in final stages of training (post CSST) who wishes to gain experience as first operator performing mitral valve repair. More details on trainees page.

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Fellowships for 2016

SCTS Education is pleased to announce the availability of the following fellowships for 2016: Consultants: Marian and Christina Ionescu Travelling Fellowship 2016 SCTS Ionescu Scholarship for Non-NTN Doctors in Cardiothoracic Surgery SCTS Ionescu Medical Student Travelling Fellowships 2016 SCTS Ionescu Nursing

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Save the dates

1. SCTS Ethicon University, to be held 21 September 2016 at the IET Birmingham, Austin Court. 2. the Birmingham Review Course, to be held 22-24 September at Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham. More details to follow.

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Operative video prize

Due to popular demand, the closing date for the SCTS Education Operative Video Prize has been extended to 5 January 2016. The prize is open to both NTNs and non-NTNs. Read more

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Case definition

The SAC in Cardiothoracic Surgery has done a thorough piece of work clarifying the definition of a ‘case’ for the purpose of trainees and trainers recording it as such. Read more

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Workforce planning

A UK Cardiothoracic Surgery workforce planning document has been published by the SAC and SCTS. Read more

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Aortic arch replacement masterclass

Details of this FREE course have just been announced. Read more

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Ethicon symposia

The presentations given at the recent Ethicon Cardiac and Thoracic symposia held in Wokingham, UK are now available for viewing on the Consultants’ page. Read more

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Annual Meeting & Forum

Online abstract submission for the 2016 SCTS Annual Meeting and Cardiothoracic Forum is now open.  Abstract Submission 2016

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Developing an Advanced Allied Health Professional Practitioner Service

This one day course aims to provide an organisational framework and development plan for cardiothoracic units who wish to deliver care utilising Nurse/Allied Health Practitioners working at Advanced level. Registration

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Impact of cocaine on the heart

The Cardiac Complications That Can Be Caused By Recreational Drug Use – an article by Helen Ball, freelance journalist Read more

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ST3A Training Course

Details of the SCTS Education / Ethicon Curriculum-aligned Cardiothoracic Surgery ST3A Training Course, held in November 2014, are now available. This was one of twelve specifically designed courses for trainees during their six year programme. Feedback from the trainees was

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Coming soon

Presentations given at the recent Ethicon Cardiac and Thoracic symposia held in Wokingham, UK were recorded. These videos will be available for viewing on this site in the near future. The 2014 Thoracic Symposium review is available here: Read more

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Consultants

The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery and SCTSEd are pleased to announce a series of professional development courses for consultant surgeons. These courses will aid consultant members with their day to day non clinical work and aim to tie in with requirements

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Trainees

JCIE exam eligibility: Letter to trainees & TPDs Following the Cardiothoracic Dean’s Report which appeared in the July 2015 SCTS Bulletin, this letter aims to clarify the current and future position on the Cardiothoracic Curriculum and the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination.

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