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Simulator Training (Simulator Village)

Simulator Training (Simulator Village)

Hands-on teaching across a range of procedures and techniques with experienced faculty.

Acknowledgement and Thanks

Thank you to the companies and organisations kindly providing the simulators and technical support for 2024:

  • Abbott
  • Biosense Webster
  • Cordis
  • Edwards
  • Medtronic
  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Teleflex

Special thanks to Dr Manish Kalla who is the Simulator training lead for 2024.

We also acknowledge and thank all our Simulator Faculty who have provided expert input into arranging and coordinating the Simulator programme.

2024 Modality Leads

EP: Dr Dan Raine

Pacing: Dr Fozia Ahmed

PCI: Dr Cara Hendry

Pericardiocentesis: Dr Stephen Hamshere

Structural: Dr Sayqa Arif & Dr Simon MacDonald

TAVI: Dr Clare Appleby

Supervised training sessions available for 2024 :
  • Diagnostic coronary angiography via radial or femoral access
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (simple, complex and CTO PCI)
  • Pacing (lead placement and programming)
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Transaortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • Structural heart (ASD/PFO closure)
  • Electrophysiology (EP)
Booking Sessions

All pre-arranged sessions will last 60 minutes and consist of either one or two-to-one tutorial with an experienced trainer. Where appropriate, the training will follow key objectives tracking to the JRCPTB 2010 Specialty curriculum for cardiology (amended 2016), but will also be tailored to the experience of the individual so is suitable for all trainees and consultants. The TAVI, EP, CTO, PCI and structural heart stations are particularly geared towards hands-on training for senior interventional trainees/fellows and consultants.  Click here to register. The Education Zone booking slots will be available to book on the 4th step in the registration process.


Upon successful completion of a simulation training session you will be awarded a British Cardiovascular Society certificate, confirming learning (relating to these objectives) has taken place. This certificate can be incorporated into your e-Portfolio and linked to the appropriate part of the curriculum. It will be emailed in pdf format to the email address used to register for the session.


All delegates who attend a training session will be expected to provide feedback after the event via an online survey which will be emailed.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the demand for sessions and the considerable resources invested, we expect all sessions to be fully utilised. As such, any cancellations need to be made at the latest by 17:00 on Monday 20 May 2024. Failure to attend a session is taken very seriously by the BCS. Any delegate failing to attend a booked session will have any other booked sessions cancelled and will be contacted by the BCS Programme Committee. They will be unable to register for Imaging Village or Simulator Village sessions for the following 2 years and will be asked to explain in writing why they did not attend the meeting. Non-attending training doctors will have their Deanery Training Program Directors informed. All other doctors will have their Clinical Service Lead informed, and Clinical Physiologists will have their Departmental Head and Line Manager informed.