“The award came as a pleasant surprise,” explains Dr Devadathan. “Training opportunities during the past two years have been significantly affected by the Covid pandemic, so it was especially important that in my capacity as an educator I put in the extra effort to utilise any opportunities to help the cardiologists in training. I am delighted to receive this award, which is a real achievement. The win is also a testament to the ethos of the whole catheter lab team who go out of their way to welcome and train the Cardiology registrars.”
The British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference is the UK’s leading and largest cardiovascular event, attracting over 2,500 healthcare professional attendees, including cardiologists, basic and translational scientists, nurses, cardiac physiologists and scientists, as well as primary care staff.
The event, organised in partnership with the British Heart Foundation, attracts high profile speakers from the UK and overseas, including the leadership of both the European Society of Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology, and provides education across the cardiology curriculum to fulfil the needs of trainees and the revalidation requirements of consultants.
A statement from Dr C Fielder Camm, President for the British Junior Cardiologists’ Association, said: “The British Junior Cardiologists’ Association President’s Award for Best Teaching Consultant in Coronary Intervention is an award that is voted for by current cardiology trainees as part of the annual BJCA survey. This award is obviously a testament to the excellent teaching and training that Dr Devadathan provides to his trainees. I want to personally thank Dr Devadathan for the hard work that he has put into teaching trainees and hope this award will go some way to demonstrate the appreciation that your trainees specifically, and the BJCA more generally, have for your efforts.”