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Operative video winners 2017

2017 winners for the trainee operative video prize: Silviu Buderi for his video on Right VATS upper lobectomy Mohamed Elsaegh for his video on Minimally Invasive ASD Closure

Operative Video Prizes

•              Cardiothoracic Surgical Trainees (NTN and non-NTN) are invited to produce an operative video, appropriate to their year of training(please see attachments)  •              There will be prizes for the best cardiac surgery and best thoracic surgery video  •              The videos should be submitted as a high definition (HD), AVI or MPEG-4 video file, 5 minutes in duration,

Fellowship deadline extensions

The deadline for all SCTS Fellowships has been extended to Monday 15th January 2018.  Fellowships include:  SCTS Education Ethicon Surgical Trainee Fellowships Eligible applicants include senior nationally-appointed cardiothoracic surgical trainees in Great Britain & Ireland, who have not yet secured a consultant post.

SCTS Education Ionescu Medical Student Fellowships

The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland (SCTS) is pleased to invite applications for the SCTS Education Ionescu Medical Student Fellowships. Read more

Marian and Christina Ionescu Consultant Travelling Fellowship 2018

The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland (SCTS) is pleased to invite applications for the Marian and Christina Ionescu Consultant Travelling Fellowship 2018. Eligible applicants include Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeons currently working in Great Britain & Ireland in

Core Principles Cardiothoracic Course

The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery is holding the next Core Principles Cardiothoracic Course in Brighton on the 27th to the 29th October 2017. The Course, run over three days, is aimed at band 5 & 6 nurses and covers all aspects of caring

Operative Video Prizes

Cardiothoracic Surgical Trainees (NTN and non-NTN) are invited to produce an operative video, appropriate to their year of training. There will be prizes for the best cardiac surgery and best thoracic surgery video. More details are on the trainee’s page.

Careers Day

The 4th international cardiothoracic surgery careers day for 6th form, medical students (and even Foundation doctors if they are still thinking about it) will be at Sheffield Medical school on 28.10.2017… career overview, how to get in, network… book for

Annual Meeting 2018

Abstract submission is now open for the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Introduction to Cardiothoracic Surgery

The date for the next Introduction to Cardiothoracic Surgery Course has been announced. Click banner for more details.

SCTS Ionescu Nursing & Allied Health Professional Fellowship Award 2017 Extended Deadline!

SCTS Ionescu Nursing & Allied Health Professional Fellowship Award 2017 Extended Deadline! Midday Friday 28th April 2017 SCTS Education is delighted to announce fellowships for Nursing & Allied Health Professionals (AHP) in the development of their current role. The award

Fellowship winners

SCTS Education Ethicon Trainee Fellowship 2017 winners: Tamara Ni Dhonnchu Ramesh Kutty Bao Nguyen Ishtiaq Rahman Marian and Christina Ionescu Travelling Fellowship Winner: Keng Ang SCTS Ionescu Non-NTN Scholarship winners: Lakshmi Srinivasan (Thoracic) Cristiano Spadaccio (Cardiac) Medical Student Fellowship Winners:

CT Forum University Wetlabs programme

The programme for the CT Forum University Wetlabs day is available here

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

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

Forum 2017 – promotional video

Annual Meeting Registration

Register HERE

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

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

Annual Meeting – call for abstracts

CTRC September newsletter

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

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

Operative Video Prizes

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

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’

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

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/

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Workforce planning

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

Aortic arch replacement masterclass

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

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

Annual Meeting & Forum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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