BCS Annual Conference 201017 June 2010
The BCS Annual Conference was held in Manchester 7-9 June. If you were not there, you missed a great meeting. 2,400 members and other delegates did attend over the 3 days. Huge thanks go to the BCS staff, Programme Committee, Affiliated Groups, and Exhibitors as well as the speakers and chairs for contributing to one of the best BCS conferences in memory.
The Annual Dinner and all that jazz, was a real highlight. Not only did the magicians dazzle us with displays of trickery which put even the most hardened interventional cardiologist into a spin, but our own Will Orr gave an amazing display of talent, singing with his jazz band after dinner to the delight of all. Peter Mills and Roger Boyle were awarded the Mackenzie medal for outstanding services to British cardiology and both thoroughly well deserved. Check out their stories with the insightful interviews conducted by Denise Braganza
BCS is twinned with the Californian Chapter of the American College of Cardiology who, with the ACC itself were well represented at the conference and contributed to an excellent Highlights of the ACC session and to other parts of the programme. The conference also allowed the inaugural meeting of the GB & Ireland Chapter of the ACC to take place. Current FACC holders constitute the chapter members and if you need further details on this or how to apply for an FACC, contact Nilesh Samani as the Chapter secretary.
Manchester is an excellent venue for the BCS Annual Conference and we will be there next year, 13-15 June 2011. Put the dates in your diary. Feedback this year was excellent and next year we are planning further changes to the programme with clearer themed tracks to education and entertain you.
We packed a lot into three days and tried to tell the world through our Twitter stream & BCS Blog but few were listening! Maybe next year?
Iain A Simpson Sarah Clarke
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