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SCST Annual Conference – 2024

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Each year SCST bring together 150 clinical staff and departmental managers from around the country for the SCST Annual Conference.  Formally the SCST National Update Meeting the name of this event has been changed to the SCST Annual Conference to reflect its evolution and growth. The Annual Conference will be held at IET Austin Court in Birmingham on Friday, November 22nd, 2024.

Attendance is free to SCST members or £200 a ticket for non-members.

Outline Programme


  • Breakout Sessions: IQIPS, STP Equivalence, Career Development (from associate practitioners to clinical scientists)
  • President’s Introduction & SCST Update
  • NHS England Update
  • Research, Posters & Abstracts
  • ECG Championship
  • Extended Scope of Practice Showcase
  • SCST Awards & Closing Statements

Join the SCST Board

The Society for Cardiac Science and Technology (SCST) is seeking new board members as some current members reach the end of their terms. We invite passionate individuals to help shape the future of our profession and SCST during this exciting period. This year there are five positions available. SCST welcomes interest from anyone who is a current SCST full member (Ordinary or Fellow).

The closing date for nominations is midday on 8th August 2024. Voting will open in mid August and close 2 months later.  Successful candidates will be announced at the AGM on 22nd November and new board members will take office from this date.

    The Equivalence Sessions – 2024

    Our Equivalence Sessions are open to members. As always, this is free to attend.

    Equivalence Sessions are to be held on the following dates:

    Round 2 

    • Thursday, 13th June – Professional Practice
    • Thursday, 11th July – Scientific Practice
    • Thursday, 12th September – Clinical Practice
    • Thursday, 10th October – Research & Development
    • Thursday, 14th November – Clinical Leadership

    All sessions start at 7.30 pm and will be approximately one hour long.

    If equivalence is a consideration for you, or you are in the process of applying, then the Equivalence Sessions are the thing for you. We will be joined by a series of guest speakers. These will range from physiologists who have undertaken the process, those who are currently undertaking the process as well as assessors from the interview panels and representatives from the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS) as well as other key members of associated groups and societies.

    Information For Patients

    An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test that can be used to check your heart’s rhythm and electrical activity.

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    SCST Annual Conference 2024 – REGISTRATION OPEN

    SCST Annual Conference 2024 – REGISTRATION OPEN

    Join us on Friday, November 22nd, 2024, at IET Austin Court in Birmingham for a day filled with insightful sessions, networking, and professional growth. Previously known as the SCST National Update Meeting, our event has evolved into the SCST Annual Conference,...

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    You can now apply online to become an SCST member.

    Paid membership starts at £40 per year, and students on the PTP can join for free during the course of their studies.

    Membership is open to all those working in and with an interest in cardiac science. 

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