The award was presented during the main programme of the conference, with a speech given by both Prof. Nick Curzen and Fiona McDonald.

In his speech, Nick thanked Fiona for her dedication both to providing first-class education to interventional cardiology over the last 30 years, and to the Society, through the organisation, and growth of ACI, and more recently for the flawless administration of the Society.

Fiona thanked the Millbrook team and her family for their support in building Millbrook since its inception 30 years ago. She also, thanked the Society for taking a chance on her back in 2004.

One Lifetime Achievement Award is presented each year during the conference, often to Society members who have dedicated their lives to supporting the Society, or to those who have contributed to major advances in interventional cardiology over their career. The president, honorary secretary and treasurer of BCIS work together to make the decision.

This year took a slightly different approach by recognising Fiona and her work through Millbrook, who have worked with BCIS since 2004 on the ACI conference. Fiona has overseen nine presidential terms and knows the society better than most.

Millbrook’s involvement since 2004 has been integral to the growth of this conference from restyling the exhibition and thus increasing sponsorship significantly, reworking branding and design and improving communications across the board. With Millbrook’s input, new education platforms such as live case transmissions, simulator demonstrations and interactive patient case discussion groups have been introduced. Furthermore, Millbrook provides delegate and faculty logistical support for ACI.

Not only are Millbrook key to the success of ACI, but Millbrook also took over the administration of the Society in 2020, and over the past two years has supported all aspects of the society, from working group support, council meetings, membership management, new website creation, financial and budgetary support and marketing. Millbrook have been praised by BCIS for our fast response to queries and for our dedication to supporting and advancing the Society in any way that’s needed.

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The decision was made collectively by council members of BCIS and announced by Nick Curzen, President of BCIS, during the BCIS AGM (annual general meeting). The BCIS AGM took place at the Advanced Cardiovascular Intervention (ACI) conference.

Nick Curzen
Nick Curzen

Millbrook is ambitious in its objectives for the evolution of the society to ensure sustainability and progression for years to come. Over the next six months, Millbrook will address the more immediate priorities.

The first and most important task is to revive the BCIS website to improve its functionality and enhance the user experience for BCIS members.

Secondly, Millbrook will redevelop and align the membership process to aid both financial planning for the society and provide consistency for members.

Finally, changes will be made to ensure an increase in the availability and accessibility of first-class education for BCIS members of all levels.

Five members of the Millbrook team will provide support to BCIS. Fiona McDonald will be the first-line key contact at Millbrook and will oversee and direct all work as general manager. Supporting Fiona and the BCIS Officers will be Dominic Legate (finance), Emily Husak (BCIS website and memberships and subscriptions), Sarah Moore (BCIS website and communications) and Tilly Broadbent (administration).

Millbrook’s executive conference managers will concentrate on the organisation of medical education across the UK.

Both BCIS and Millbrook would like to thank Azeem Ahmad for his sterling work as BCIS administrator for many years and wish him the very best in his future endeavours. Millbrook will continue Azeem’s hard work and will rely on his expertise during the handover period.

The British Cardiovascular Intervention Society will remain a separate entity to Millbrook Medical Conferences. In line with GDPR regulations, BCIS and BCS data will remain secure to BCIS activities and will not be used by Millbrook Medical Conferences for any reason.

There will be a transitional period whilst information and knowledge are shared to Millbrook Medical Conferences.

If you have any queries regarding this transition, or general enquiries for the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society, please email or call +44 (0) 1455 552559.

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