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Simulator training

Simulator training

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

Acknowledgement and Thanks

Companies and organisations providing the simulators and technical support for 2022:

  • Abbott Vascular
  • Biosense Webster
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cordis
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Intelligent Ultrasound
  • Medtronic
  • St Barts hospital
  • Teleflex
Special thanks to Dr Bethan Freestone who is the Simulator training lead for 2022. We also acknowledge and thank all our Simulator Faculty who have provided expert input into arranging and coordinating the Simulator programme.
Supervised training sessions available:
  • Diagnostic coronary angiography via radial or femoral access
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (simple, complex and CTO PCI)
  • Pacing (lead placement and programming)
  • Trans oesophageal echocardiography (with pathologies)
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Transaortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • Structural heart (septal closure, LAAO)
  • Electrophysiology (EP)
In addition we will be offering
  • Maternal cardiology case based training course
  • CLEMS team training
  • Basic Cardiology Simulator training 'Cath lab ready’ course for ST3s (condensed 1 day course)
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 new additional 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 and the education zone booking slots will be available to book on the 4th step in the registration process.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the demand for sessions and the considerable resource invested in the simulation programme, we expect all sessions to be fully utilised. As such, any cancellations should be made at least 48 hours in advance. Failure to attend a simulation session will be taken very seriously by BCS. Any trainee who fails to attend a booked session will have any other sessions booked cancelled and will be contacted by the Programme Committee. They will also be asked to explain in writing why they did not attend the meeting. Individual Training Program Directors will also be contacted.  Please email with details of your booking including name, day/time and station number for us to cancel your slot.


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.