Undergraduate Cardiovascular Conference 2014

Dear All Medical Students & Junior Doctors, 
Following the success of the 2013 conference, the British Undergraduate Cardiovascular Association (BUCA) is proud to announce the 2nd International and 3rd National Undergraduate Cardiovascular Conference hosted at Barts & the London in the prestigious People’s Palace, Queen Mary University on the Sunday 19th October 2014. BUCA is working together with all the UK cardiovascular societies to bring you a world-class cardiovascular conference.
This pioneering conference features lectures by the country’s most distinguished cardiovascular clinicians and researchers, including heroes like Dr Andrew Deaner saving Bolton footballer Fabrice Muamba. This promises to demonstrate current best practice and to provide an insight into the future of cardiovascular medicine.
We will also be hosting an unprecedented variety of top-class workshops and cardiac & surgical simulators for medical students and junior doctors, which will give a valuable head start in their future careers, going beyond the scope of regular training curriculum. You will receive certificate for attendance for the conference, workshops and simulators; perfect for the CV portfolio.
There are opportunities for students and junior doctors involved in cardiovascular research to submit abstracts to present their work either orally or as a poster at the conference, with the chance of winning prestigious prizes. Successful submissions will be published at the British Undergraduate Cardiovascular Journal. Registration is a prerequisite for abstract submission. Closing date for the call for abstracts is the 5th September 2014
Early bird registration for medical students is from £20 running out on the 24th of September, after which registrations is £25.
To register follow the link: 
Register today for an inspirational day in cardiovascular medicine. For more information about the conference, you can visit our website on: http://www.bucardiology.org.uk & https://www.facebook.com/events/257898281077586/
We are all looking forward to seeing you at the conference,
British Undergraduate Cardiovascular Association (BUCA)


Student Volunteers Required for PBL Workshop

We require TEN volunteers for a PBL tutor training session and you will be asked to take part in a mock PBL session. Afterwards you will be asked about your views regarding the facilitation – what was good, what could have been improved etc. Your input is greatly appreciated – workshop participants usually say it was the best part of the workshop! The workshop will take place in room 601 in the Skempton Building at South Kensington Campus.

Introduction to Problem Based Learning in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

15:30 – 17:00

Room 601, Skempton Building at South Kensington Campus

Tutor: Jo Horsburgh

For a map of the South Kensington campus, please click on the appropriate link at http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/southkensington
If you wish to volunteer for this workshop, please reply at your earliest convenienceThe ten available places will be offered on a first come first served basis. I will maintain a waiting list should there be a lot of interest.

Best wishes,


Lancet Psychiatry Poster Prize 2014

The conference invites all medical students and trainees up to the level of ST3 to submit work for display. The posters will be judged by the Lancet Senior Editor Catherine Quarini, with the winner awarded the Lancet Psychiatry Poster Prize and a free subscription to the Lancet Psychiatry. Poster abstract submissions will be accepted until 1st October, 2014. If your poster is selected for display are selected as a presenter you will be required to register for the conference.


For more information please see the poster.

Undergraduate Opthalmology Survey

Dear Medical Student/Junior Doctor

The British Undergraduate Ophthalmology Society in association with the The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Education Committee is conducting a short survey into current ophthalmology teaching at medical school. We would like to invite all medical students (year 3 and above) and junior doctors (FY1/2) to participate in this 15 minute survey. Some sections of the survey can be skipped if they are not relevant to you.

Your feedback is vital in helping improve future ophthalmology training at undergraduate level. We depend on a high response rate to gain meaningful results. Therefore, I would ask you to make time to complete the survey prior to closing on 1/9/14. As a thank you, by completing the survey you will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 Amazon/iTunes vouchers.

Thank you for your time.

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/buos

Kind regards

NBA Basketball Opportunity

We have an exciting event happening on the 27th August 2014 in LONDON which require 5 students who LOVE basketball to support us.

Imperial London College, Ethos Sports Centre, South Kensington, 7 Princes Gardens, London, SW7 1NA

5pm – 8pm

What’s the event about?
NBA are in close partnership with Footlocker and they have created a mini competition for fans to enter. 60 lucky people will have a chance to compete in the 3-point competition where they will be a famous player.

Who we need?
x5 NBA Basketball fans who want to have fun with us for the evening and experience another exciting basketball event

For more information please contact volunteers@wmgllc.com