6th British Undergraduate Cardiovascular Association Conference

27th & 28th October 2018
Newcastle University Medical School

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This is the 6th conference ran by the British Undergraduate Cardiovascular Association hoping to bring students from across the country to Newcastle.Newcastle is home to the Freeman hospital, which has an international reputation for pioneering expertise in transplant surgery. It is also a key centre for cardiovascular research and is the founding site of the nationwide BHF-funded SENIOR RITA trial. As such, we are able to get some of the best speakers in the field of cardiology and cardiac surgery to speak. Newcastle University will be an excellent regional meeting point in the North for other universities such as Sheffield, Leeds, Edinburgh. The conference is aimed at medical students and consists of a 2-day programme; we expect an attendance of around 100 students. The first day includes a series of lecturers by renowned experts in the field and the second day will consist of practical workshops such as CABG simulation and patch angioplasty.

Aims and Objectives

  • Foster national interest in cardiology through sharing of research (poster or oral presentation)
  • Instilling skills for academic career in different Cardiology niches through a series of talks
  • Provide students with taster sessions on specialist skills like CABG and angioplasty

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 27th & 28th October 2018
  • Venue : Newcastle University Medical School
  • Conference Fee:
    Students (1 day): £15.00
    Students (2 days): £20.00
    Non-Students (Saturday): £20.00
    Non-Students (Sunday): £15.00
    Non-Students (2 days): £25.00
  • No of Places Available : 100
  • Target Audience :
    Medical students stages 1-5 and intercalators




Our Programme

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Time Programme
09:00 - 09:15 Registration
09:15 - 09:30 Welcome Address
Cong Ying Hey, BUCA president
09:30 - 10:00 Getting into the Academic Foundation Programme (AFP)
Dr. Ben Beska MBBS MRes
Academic Foundation Doctor
10:00 - 11:00 Getting involved in research during Specialty Training (MD/PhD)
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:15 Research with a Global impact: Research and Clinical Applications of Cardiac MRI
Professor Gerry McCann
Professor of Cardiac Imaging and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch and Poster Presentations
13:15 - 13:45 Publishing A Paper: Tips & Techniques
Dr. Haaris Shiwanih MBBCh BAO
Academic Foundation Doctor
13:45 - 14:15 Student Oral Presentations
14:15 - 15:15 Academic Electrophysiology – What’s New
Dr. Davor Pavlovic
Lecturer in Cardiovascular sciences, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee/Tea Break
15:30 - 16:30 Cardiothoracic Surgery: Surgery and Research
Professor John Dark FRCS
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne
16:30 - 16:45 Prizes and Closing Statement

Organising Committee

Newcastle University Cardiovascular Society
  • Mr Christien Li
  • Mr Muzzamil Jelani
  • Mr David Gaskin
  • Mr Stu Gibson
  • Mr Daniel Coakley
  • Mr Tom Horsfield
  • Mr Roland Amoah
  • Ms Lucy Lawson
British Undergraduate Cardiovascular Association
  • Mr Cong Ying Hey
  • Mr Amer Al-Balah
  • Ms Kathryn O’Brien
  • Mr Tinrui Jimmy Toh


  • Dr. Ben Beska
  • Professor Gerry McCann
  • Dr. Harris Shiwanih
  • Dr. Davor Pavlovic
  • Professor John Dark