Professional Development Courses

April 2016

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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Marian and Christina Ionescu Travelling Fellowship 2017

27 January 2017

SCTS Education is pleased to announce a consultant fellowship of £10,000 to facilitate professional development of a consultant colleague member of SCTS

The fellowship is awarded annually and the selection process is managed by SCTS Education. The fellowship can be utilised for an individual or a team to facilitate Service, Leadership, Management, Education or Academic Development. The fellowship should bring value to the consultant colleague, team, organisation and the cardiothoracic specialty. All subspecialty consultant members of SCTS are eligible to apply. Read more

Ionescu consultant travelling fellowship 2015

P Modi (Liverpool, UK) presents his experience at the SCTS 2016 meeting.

SCTS Education VATS lobectomy programme

09 September 2015

This is a programme for Consultants under development by SCTS Education, Mike Shackcloth and Tom Routledge.


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Ethicon Symposia 2015

21 September 2015


Presentations given at the recent Ethicon Cardiac and Thoracic symposia held in Wokingham, UK were recorded. These videos have just been made available on this site. The 2014 Thoracic Symposium review is available here: Read more

The symposia were attended by Consultants invited by Ethicon. All of the 2015 cardiac and  thoracic sessions can be viewed below.

Aortic valve sessions

  • R James - aortic valve guidelines 2014

Mitral valve sessions

  • I Ahmed - mitral valve early intervention

Thoracic sessions

  • T Treasure - recruiting into surgical trials