BSCI/BSCCT Annual Meeting 2021

BSCI/BSCCT Spring Meeting 2021

Dates: 12th to 14th September 2021

Dear Members,

As you know, we were forced to cancel the BSCI Annual Conference at Keble College in
Oxford last year (twice). Our intention is to transplant that entire Conference, programme
and all, to Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th September this year at the same venue,
with Sunday 12th given over to the same pre-conference courses as before.
After a year of endless zoom/teams calls, online events and conferences, the unanimous
view of the BSCI committee and the local organising team is that we all deserve a good old-
fashioned face-to-face conference, with the opportunity to eat, drink and network as well as

Attempting to run a hybrid conference with online streaming in addition to in-person
attendees would be extremely complex in terms of logistics and would be very expensive,
making the event non-viable from a financial perspective. The current plan is therefore to go
ahead with a conventional in-person event. The government have indicated that in-person
conferences will be permitted from the summer onwards and we are awaiting precise
details of logistics. We very much hope that all members of the society will attend but for
those that cannot, selected lectures will be available on the members-only section of the
website in due course.

The plan is for registration to go live in the summer and we will let all members know when
this happens. We will of course make sure that registration and accommodation fees
booked through the society are fully refunded should Keble not be permitted to hold the
conference for any reason. We are optimistic that the conference will go ahead this time but
if events do overtake us again the plan would be to move the event to a single day, online-
only event.

We very much look forward to welcoming you all to Keble in the autumn.

Russell Bull
BSCI/BSCCT President

Andrew Kelion
Meeting Organiser

8th April 2021





The BSCI/BSCCT Spring Meeting in 2021 will be held in the beautiful surroundings of Oxford’s Keble College.

Keble College was the first Oxford College of the modern era, and was founded in memory of John Keble (1792-1866), a key member of the so-called Oxford Movement which sought to recover the Catholic heritage of the Church of England. The College opened its doors to its first 40 undergraduates in 1870. Keble’s original architect was William Butterfield, who also designed Melbourne Cathedral in Australia. The College’s polychrome brick architecture has long provoked controversy, but is now widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Victorian Gothic anywhere and has grade 1 listed status. The beautiful Gothic dining hall is the longest in Oxford. The Arco building was opened in 1995 in what had previously been the Fellows’ Garden, and the Newman Quad was completed in 2002 with the opening of the Sloane Robinson Building. This development offers a state-of the-art conference venue, with a tiered lecture theatre and numerous breakout rooms.

The Programme for the 2021 Conference includes a number of innovations, with an emphasis on making the sessions entertaining as well as educational. On the Wednesday before the main Conference, delegates can choose to attend one of four intensive pre-courses, two under the aegis of the BSCI/BSCCT and two under that of the British Nuclear Cardiology Society. The main Conference programme will include debates and an ever-popular Mulitmodality Imaging Quiz, ​In addition to more conventional sessions – if talks on imaging babies, the dead and animals can be regarded as “conventional”! Awards will be given during the meeting to delegates who have submitted the most striking imaging vignette in a number of categories. And for the first year, we will be running a series of 90 minute “read with the experts” sessions on various topics, in parallel with the “main” sessions.

Information for Abstracts accepted in 2020

Due to the current circumstances with COVID-19, the Spring Meeting of 2020 has been regrettably postponed.

If you have had an abstract accepted  for publication in BMJ Heart, it will be published in September 2020.

Abstracts, Scientific posters and Young Investigator Award presentations will be carried forward to the re-scheduled meeting in September 2021.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Abstract submission not currently open

Abstracts submission deadlines to be confirmed

Pre-course workshops 

Cardiac CT Study Day for Radiographers

This one day interactive course is designed  to give radiographers a grounding in cardiac CT to achieve the very best quality images. The importance of patient preparation, particularly with regard to heart rate control will be covered. There will be a particular focus on artefacts and causes of poor quality images with strategies presented on how to overcome these problems. Scan and reconstruction parameters together with the options available will be discussed in relation to all of the major CT vendors. Clinical indications, uses and future directions of cardiac CT will be presented.

Registration information to follow.


Cardiac CT Study Day for Radiology and Cardiology trainees

This elementary study day is aimed at trainees who have little or no prior exposure to Cardiac CT.  There is no hands-on training as the aim is to provide basic knowledge about CT technique and introduce key concepts. The course material using 50 case demonstrations and 7 lectures would support application to Level 1 Accreditation.

Please check here for information about registration in due course.


BNCS Cardiac PET Study Day

This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn about the role of PET in cardiology, with a particular emphasis on assessment of coronary artery disease. It is suitable for trainees and consultants in nuclear medicine, radiology and cardiology, as well as radiographers and technologists.​

Registration information to follow.


BNCS Nuclear Cardiology Core Curriculum

This course is aimed at cardiology and radiology trainees requiring core (level 1) training in nuclear cardiology. Essential technical aspects will be covered, but there will be a heavy emphasis on case-based learning.

Registration information to follow.

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