ST2 Essential Skills in Cardiothoracic Surgery Course
SCTS Education is running the Essential Skills in Cardiothoracic Surgery Course on the 26th & 27th September in Nottingham.
The aim of the course is to provide a systematic overview of all the Essential Skills required for a trainee early in their cardiothoracic surgery career, including small-group teaching on cardiothoracic anatomy, imaging, preoperative assessment and post-operative management.
The course will also give the candidates the opportunity to perform operative cardiothoracic surgical procedures during the wet-lab sessions. In addition, the candidates will be given an understanding of the National Selection process for cardiothoracic ST1 and ST3 posts from the SAC chairman and a recently successful trainee, as well as insight into life as a day 1 cardiothoracic ST3 trainee.
This is the only course that has been formally approved by the SCTS and scores points on the cardiothoracic surgery National Selection matrix.
Successful applicants will be notified shortly after the closing date and although there is no cost for the course, you will be required to pay a refundable deposit of £200 to SCTS Education to confirm your place. Your deposit will be returned on attending the course.
SCTS-Ionescu Team Human Factors Course
SCTS has put together this exciting SCTS-Ionescu Team Human Factors Course to help understand and enhance team working. The course is delivered by trained individuals in human factors.
We will require you to bring a team of 8 members comprising of individuals from the multidisciplinary surgical team. The individuals from these groups would be, consultant surgeon (yourself mandatory) who must be an SCTS Member, consultant anaesthetist (mandatory), surgical registrar, anaesthetic registrar, scrub person (1 or 2), perfusionist (if cardiac team), surgical care practitioner, advanced nurse practitioner, intensive/critical care unit nurse, ward nurse, operating department/theatre personnel, managers.
In order to apply, the interested parties should respond with names and roles of each team member along with a 500 word support statement. We will then select 2 teams and invite to the course.
The deadline for applications is Friday 9th August.
Accommodation for the night before the course will be paid for and the course is free. Teams will arrive on Thursday 26thSeptember at Denham Grove, where we will have a course dinner that evening. The course will then take place the following day on Friday 27th September at Harefield Hospital.
This course is offered as part of the SCTS-Ionescu Foundation.
NTN upcoming courses
- 26 Sep 2019 – 27 Sep 2019 – ST2 Essential Skills in Cardiothoracic Surgery Course
- 28 Sep 2019 – ST7B - Clinical examination course for FRCS (C-Th)
- 14 Oct 2019 – 16 Oct 2019 – ST3A – Introduction to Specialty Training in Cardiothoracic Surgery Course
- 26 Nov 2019 – 28 Nov 2019 – ST4A – Core Cardiac Surgery Course
Surgical techniques for functional mitral regurgitation
J Lamelas (Houston, USA) reviews the surgical options available for the management of functional mitral regurgitation, before describing in detail his favoured technique of “ring and sling”.
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Surgical strategies to treat Diseases of the Distal Ascending Aorta and Aortic ArchSurgical strategies to treat Diseases of the Distal Ascending Aorta and Aortic Arch
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Target Audience: Cardiothoracic surgical trainees
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The next meeting will be in Celtic manor on 22nd to 24th March 2020.
See previous programmes here: Read more
SCTS Ionescu University
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SCTS Education Professional Development
Following the very successful pilot the SCTS Education Professional Development course is now open. Details are on the attached flyer. The course places are heavily subsidised for SCTS members and there are limited places for each date. All the pilot places were gone within one week so immediate application is advised. Non SCTS members pay the full price so this course is a benefit of SCTS membership.
This programme is aimed at consultants, senior trainees (ST5 onward) and equivalent, and is rolling so modules can be taken in any order.
The course has been designed to meet many revalidation requirements and is tailored to the needs of cardiothoracic surgeons.
This course has top modules from our award winning partner and includes sessions on understanding the healthcare environment, management, leadership, transformation and finances.
Following course participation delegates will be better equipped to deal with the rapidly changing NHS and effectively lead their services.
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SCTS Education Curriculum-aligned Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Courses
SCTS Education / Ethicon Curriculum-aligned Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Courses are an innovative portfolio of 12 courses that have been designed and implemented by the current SCTS Tutors to mirror the ISCP curriculum.
All nationally-appointed Cardiothoracic Surgery Trainees will be given the opportunity to attend 12 specifically designed courses (2 courses per year during their 6 year programme). The portfolio of courses will deliver a continuous programme of learning which has been mapped out to mirror the ISCP Cardiothoracic Surgery curriculum. The programme has been endorsed by the Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) and attendance at the courses will be monitored through the ARCP and CCT process. These courses complement knowledge and skills learned during their training programme and will use a variety of techniques to deliver education.
Details of the aims and delivery of all of these courses are available on the Tutors' page. Read more
- 26 Sep 2019 – ST2 Essential Skills in Cardiothoracic Surgery Course
- 28 Sep 2019 – ST7B - Clinical examination course for FRCS (C-Th)
Debate: emphysema intervention
This is the educational website of the SCTS and is overseen by its Education Committee. The Education Committee serves as a link between the Executive and the Cardiothoracic SAC to ensure that educational matters are highlighted in the Society. Read more
The SCTS University was launched in 2010 at the SCTS Annual Meeting in Liverpool and is now the largest Cardiothoracic Educational Programme in the UK. The first recording of this contemporary educational material was in 2012 at the joint ACTA / SCTS meeting in Manchester, with each subsequent SCTS University recorded and the educational material made available via this website. Read more
The SCTS Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Mr Marian Ionescu at the annual meeting in Manchester 2015. His name has been added to the SCTS University logo. Read more