UK Maternal Cardiology Society (UKMCS)

Advancing the diagnosis and management of cardiac disease in pregnancy

UK Maternal Cardiology Society (UKMCS)

Aims

The UKMCS is a professional body set up to advance the diagnosis and management of cardiac disease in pregnancy through awareness, education and research, and thereby to support the delivery of high quality, safe and equitable maternal cardiology care nationally and internationally.

The UKMCS is an affiliated society of the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS). The society is multidisciplinary and membership is open to all healthcare professionals actively involved in the care of women with cardiac disease in pregnancy or research in this field. We have members from obstetrics, midwifery, cardiology, obstetric medicine, anaesthetics and nursing. If you are not already a member please consider becoming one and encourage any interested colleagues too.

Contact: ukmcs@bcs.com

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UKMCS Council

Officers
  • President - Dr Dawn Adamson, Consultant Cardiologist
  • Treasurer/Past President - Dr Cathy Head, Consultant Cardiologist
  • Secretary - Dr Jo Trinder, Consultant Obstetrician
Council Members
  • Education & Training Lead - Dr Anita Banerjee, Consultant Obstetric Physician
  • Newsletter Editor - Dr Catriona Bhagra, Consultant Cardiologist
  • Research Lead - Dr Matthew Cauldwell, Consultant Obstetrician
  • Newsletter Editor - Dr Anna Herrey, Consultant Cardiologist
  • Midwife Rep - Ms Rebecca Jarman, Midwife
  • Digital & Comms Lead - Dr Laura Ormesher, NIHR Clinical Lecturer
  • Digital & Comms Lead - Dr Sindu Sriharan, Anaesthetics Registrar
  • Tim Chico,  Academic Lead Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Lucy Hudsmith, Consultant Cardiologist
  • Dr Victoria North, Consultant Cardiologist
  • Mrs Ferha Saeed, Consultant Obstetrician
  • Dr Chris Acott, Trainee representative
  • Dr Kailash Bhatia, Consultant Anaesthetist

Membership of the UK Maternal Cardiology Society is divided into three categories:

Ordinary

Ordinary members are healthcare professionals actively involved in the care of women with cardiac disease in pregnancy or research in this field. Ordinary members may propose candidates for ordinary membership, attend all meetings, take part in voting and be eligible to stand for council. Applicants for ordinary membership should be proposed by an existing ordinary member and all applications will be considered by council.

Extraordinary

Extraordinary members include those ordinary members who have retired from clinical practice and others, at the discretion of council, who do not satisfy criteria for ordinary membership. Extraordinary members may attend scientific meetings but shall not be eligible to attend the annual general meeting, vote, hold office or propose candidates for ordinary membership or council. Application for extraordinary membership shall be to the council via the secretary.

Associated

Associated membership include persons from organisations and charities involved in the support of women and families affected by cardiac disease in pregnancy, as well as those involved in scientific study. Associates may attend scientific meetings but shall not be eligible to attend the annual general meeting, vote, hold office or propose candidates for ordinary membership or council. Associate membership requires formal application to the council via the secretary, approval by a two thirds majority of council members, and is reviewed every two years.

Membership costs £50 p/a for Ordinary membership, £30 p/a for Trainee membership, and £30 p/a for Associated membership. To apply, please complete an application form and return it by email to ukmcs@bcs.com.

Affiliate Membership

You can also take up discounted British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) membership as a UKMCS member. You must have an active subscription with UKMCS before applying for Affiliate membership. As part of the application process you will be required to provide proof of your current affiliate membership (Membership number/ID).

Affiliate Membership costs £55 p/a - BCS Membership benefits can be found here.

BCS Annual Conference 2024, 3rd - 5th June 2024

Join us in person at the BCS Annual Conference at Manchester Central, Petersfield M2 3GX.

TimeDateTopicSpeakers
09:00 - 10:00Wednesday 5th June 2024, Charter 3Multidisciplinary management from the beginning to the end of pregnancyDr. Matt Caldwell
Dr. Anita Banerjee
Dr. Victoria North 
11:30 - 12:30Wednesday 5th June 2024, Charter 3New Guidelines in the management of Heart Disease and PregnancyDr. Niki Walker
Dr. Rachael James
Dr. Ashley Nisbet 
14:00 - 16:00Wednesday 5th June 2024, Central 5/6UKMCS Maternal 

For more information on how to register and to view full conference programme, please click here.