BSCI/BSCCT Annual Meeting 2021

Next event date: September 12, 2021

Venue: Oxford

BSCI/BSCCT Annual Meeting 2021                           

Dates: 12th to 14th September 2021

Dear Members,

After 2 failed attempts to hold the BSCI annual meeting during the global pandemic we have taken the decision to go ahead with a full in-person event at Keble College Oxford from 12-14 September 2021. All of us should be fully vaccinated by then and it will give us the first chance in a long time to meet up as a cardiac imaging community in a safe environment. This will not be run as a virtual or ‘hybrid’ event as we are aiming to provide something distinct from the numerous online offerings over the past year or so. We will be however be recording some of the lectures in the main lecture theatre which will be available to all members in due course including those that cannot or would rather not attend a live event at the present time.

As before, the event is heavily subsidised and includes a dinner in college. This time Keble have offered us an even more attractive rate of £86 per night (bed and breakfast) for en-suite college rooms. We very much encourage all attendees to take advantage of these college rooms as this will provide even better opportunities for networking and will allow us to guarantee full refunds should the unthinkable happen that Keble are not permitted to run the conference due to government restrictions.

Please follow this link to register:

We look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in Oxford.

Andrew Kelion
Meeting Organiser

Russell Bull
President BSCI/BSCCT

Thursday, July 1, 2021

BSCI/BSCCT Annual Meeting 2021 Programme

BSCI Annual Meeting 2021 Programme

BSCI Annual Meeting 2021 Registration Fees



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 

Sunday, 12th September 2021
Keble College, Oxford

Click here to register for the workshops below

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.

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.

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.​

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.

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