External events

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Abdominal and Pelvic MRI Fellowship

Date: 27-31 August 2018

Venue: Torre Mapfre, Barcelona, Spain

The purpose of the Fellowship is for to have a tailor-made small group hands-on education and feedback study format covering major and important aspects of abdominal and pelvic MRI. The programme is flexible and adaptable to the participants and their need and requests.

Each subject will be taught in lecture format with interaction of the participants. After each presentation representative cases with be provided. The participants will review the images, first by themselves and then together with the group as well as the mentor. The main aim is not only to have textbooks cases but how daily scenarios are tackled.

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Date: 10 - 12 September 2018

Venue: ACC, Liverpool

RCR18 offers something for everyone- fully integrated plenary lectures with world- renowned speakers, exciting named lecturers and numerous interactive workshops as well as a dedicated oncology stream that spans all three days.

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A User Guide to Cancer Immunotherapy

Date: 12 September 2018

Venue: The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

This event will provide an overview of cancer immunotherapy, with a focus on the recognition and management of immune-mediated toxicities. The meeting will have a strong clinical emphasis, aimed at providing delegates with practical guidance that can be utilised in daily practice.

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Adult and Paediatric Neuroradiology MRI course

Date: 13 – 14 September 2018

Venue: Barcelona, Spain – H10 Marina Barcelona

12 CME Credits

Summary: A comprehensive 2-day course which will focus on selected high-yield topics in MRI of brain, spine, and head & neck in adult and paediatric patients. Expert lectures will be followed by workshops with dedicated interactive case review. 

This course is tailored for all radiologists involved in interpretation of neuroradiological imaging studies and it would also be useful for neurologists, neurosurgeons, paediatricians and ENT physicians.

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ESSR Sports Imaging Course - The Fever of Sports

Dates: 14-15 September 2018

Venue: Sheraton Porto, Hotel & Spa;  Porto, Portugal

This course aims at radiologists, orthopedists, physical medicine and rehabilitation practitioners with a special interest in musculoskeletal imaging, in particular sports injuries. The learning objectives are: Recognize sports related injuries; Be able to characterize these lesions; Correctly perform and analyze clinical musculoskeletal studies; Be able to cooperate with a multidisciplinary team in optimizing MSK related injuries appropriate care.


Recent Advances in Radiotherapy

Date: 17 September 2018

Venue: The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

This day focuses on recent advances in the treatment and techniques used in the treatment of patients undergoing radiotherapy. The course is for all Healthcare Professionals working with cancer patients.

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Medical Physics and Engineering Conference 2018                            

Date: 18 - 20 September 2018

Venue:  York

In 2018 the Medical Physics and Engineering Conference is going to be held in York and will include the FREE IPEM Members' day as well as two full days of scientific content. This year our theme is ‘Celebrating 70 years of Scientific Collaboration’ as we not only look back on the past 70 years of collaboration between the NHS, industry and academia, but also look forward at what the future might hold.

Following on from our free to attend members' day on 18th September, the two day scientific programme will also include our Biennial Radiotherapy Meeting, so there is something for all. 

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The 11th MSK Ultrasound Intervention Course

Date: 17-19 September 2018

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Bath

This is a skills course open to all healthcare professionals interested in Musculoskeletal ultrasound injections. There will be groups of no more than 4 delegates per tutor per machine giving lots of hands-on practice.  We use animal joints for some of the sessions and a “blunt” non-invasive demonstration with volunteers for other parts of the training. State of the art ultrasound equipment will be provided and representatives of major manufacturers will be present to demonstrate each system’s advantage. This is a very intense course with a high tutor-delegate ratio.  Delegates should expect to gain considerable experience in 3 days.

For further information and a course leaflet please contact: sheilaheywood.stlukes@btconnect.com or alternatively visit web page www.stlukesradiology.org.uk 



Intra-Operative Neuro-Monitoring (IONM) for Spinal Surgery

Date: 21 September 2018

Venue: Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire

A unique learning opportunity providing an introduction to basic principles necessary in understanding the importance of somatosensory (SSEP), motor evoked potential (MEP) and electromyography (EMG) in an operating room setting.  A multidisciplinary approach will give participants an insight into the benefits of an integrated team approach for exploiting this unique monitoring technology. Target audience: Anaesthetists, Surgeons, Spinal Injury Physicians, Clinical Neurophysiologists and Trainees.


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Advanced Breast Imaging Study Day

Venue: The Rose Centre, Seminar Room, St George's Hospital, London, SW17 0QT

Date: Monday 24 September 2018

Aim: To provide an update in the latest imaging techniques for breast screening and symptomatic radiology and an update on treatment.

Programme to include: The Public Health Crisis - Computer error with over 67, Contrast Mammography, Practical Surgical Issues for Breast Radiologists, Tomosynthesis, MRI High Risk Screening, Update on Age Extension, Neoadjuvant treatment, Staging Breast Cancer, MRI update.

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Musculoskeletal MRI Fellowship

Date: 24-28 September 2018

Venue: Torre Mapfre, Barcelona, Spain

The MSK fellowship that TMC Academy offers includes an overview of the most common joints in practice with a daily presentation, individual case readings from the TMC Academy teaching file with group-based case read-outs. Standard reporting templates are used in order to help you navigate and write high-quality reports. Participation in this fellowship, limited to a maximum of five radiologists, will enhance and strengthen your knowledge in musculoskeletal MRI interpretation. At the end of the programme you will be able to comfortably identify and report on common pathology seen in daily practice, including in the sports field.


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Vascular Ultrasound Course

Date: 25-26 September 2018

Venue: Novotel Central, Manchester

Our comprehensive Vascular ultrasound course covers the application of ultrasound techniques in the investigation of abdominal, extra & intra-cranial and peripheral vasculature. The emphasis will be on practical scanning workshops where delegates gain supervised training and practical scanning experience. Topics include: Haemodynamics and Doppler Ultrasound, Lower limb arteries, carotid and vertebral arteries, superficial venous system, Intracranial vasculature, Lower Limb Deep venous system. Upper limb vasculature, Ultrasound imaging  in surgical practice, Aorta and branches, Stent and graft surveillance, Ultrasound monitoring of haemodialysis, Artefacts and errors.                                        

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The 30th Anniversary for the American Society of Emergency Radiology 2018 Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course in Trauma and Emergency Radiology

Date: 26-29 September 2018

Venue: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner Hotel in McLean, Virginia, USA

The educational elements of this program (scientific papers, scientific and educational posters, focused sessions and lively debates) are targeted for emergency radiologists, general radiologists, emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, and all who review radiological examinations for the acutely ill performed in an emergency setting. Fees: vary ($50-$1,020).  The meeting is jointly sponsored by the American Society of Emergency Radiology and Continuing Medical Educational Resources, Inc.

For more information contact the ASER Meeting Department, at ASER, 4550 Post Oak Place Suite 342, Houston TX 77027; phone 713-965-0566; fax 713-960-0488; email aser@meetingmanagers.com or visit the society web site at www.erad.org


HPB imaging: an update

Date: 2 October 2018

Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, London

This study day is aimed at general radiologists to provide a comprehensive update of all aspects of liver, biliary and pancreatic imaging including how to optimise CT/MRI protocols and indications for functional imaging/EUS.  The lectures will cover key topics in HPB disease such as assessment of solid and cystic lesions, distinguishing benign from malignant pathology and the role of imaging in acute pancreatitis.


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Manchester Interstitial Lung Diseases Meeting 2018

Dates: 2-4 October 2018

Venue: Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Manchester

This 2-day meeting is primarily aimed at consultant physicians and trainees in Respiratory Medicine, Radiology and Pathology. The programme aims to provide an interesting review of the diagnosis and management of interstitial lung diseases from clinical, radiologic and pathological perspectives. This year’s content will complement the 2017 meeting with new topics added based on feedback we received from the last meeting. We welcome an excellent selection of expert international and national speakers who will deliver a series of both spoken presentations and interactive multidisciplinary sessions.

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GE Cardiac CT Imaging Series

The use of computed tomography has become central in cardiac imaging. GE Healthcare's  series of doctor-to-doctor courses, focused on advanced CT cardiac imaging, provides state of the art tuition in the use of these powerful diagnostic systems.

You will be provided with the opportunity to meet the majority of the criteria to fulfil the certification requirements of the BSCCT/SCCT. The courses are endorsed by the SCCT (Society of Cardiovascular Computer Tomography} and promoted by the BSC (British Society of Cardiac Imaging}.

Cardiac CT Workshop Level III
Dates: 2-4 October 2018
Venue: Peninsula Radiology Academy Plymouth Hospitals  NHS Trust, Plymouth

For bookings and enquiries, please contact: z.nagy@ge.com

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Multidisciplinary Management of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Date: 4-6 October 2018

Venue: ESTRO Office, Brussels, Belgium

This advanced multidisciplinary course aims to reach a variety of health care professionals, specialists and trainees who are involved in treatment and/or have a special interest in management of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). The incidence of skin cancer, particularly NMSC, is increasing worldwide. Treatment of NMSC is becoming a significant burden for health care services not only due to a rapidly increasing number of cases but also due to an aging population and increased complexity of cases, often requiring a specialist multidisciplinary approach. The course is aimed to be interactive and will include different teaching methods.


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3rd Global Intermediate to Advanced MSK MRI & Ultrasound Congress for Radiologists

Dates: 4-6 October 2018

Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fill in gaps of knowledge you may have in MSK MRI reporting and practice of MSK Ultrasound. Also learn upper and lower limb nerve and muscle anatomy and injection techniques. Please see the course flyers here.


18th International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting

Date: 7-9 October 2018

Venue: Palais de l’Europe, Menton, France.   

High quality lectures: refresh your knowledge and learn about cutting-edge developments:

  • Bring your knowledge into practice in workstation based teaching in our hands-on workshops
  • Experience the role of cancer imaging in multidisciplinary interaction: treatment selection, early response prediction and treatment adaptation
  • Learn how big data initiatives are changing the future of cancer imaging: radiogenomics, machine learning, AI
  • Interact with haematologists in a special session on bone marrow imaging (in conjuction with the International Workshop on PET in Lymphoma and Myeloma)


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MR and CT Angiography in Daily Clinical Practice

Date: Friday 12 October 2018

Venue: Holiday Inn Manchester, 25 Aytoun St, Manchester, M1 3AE

The aim is for a pragmatic review and discussion of MRA and CTA in everyday

clinical practice. Applications CE MRA, CTA

  • Carotid
  • Thoracic
  • Renal/Mesenteric
  • Peripheral
  • Whole body MRA
  • Venous

Programme and registration


Plain film

Date: 12 October 2018

Venue: The IET, Austin Court, Birmingham

This meeting aims to revisit the important role of plain film examinations in radiology practice.


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The 6th Barcelona Musculoskeletal MRI Course

Date: 18 – 20 October 2018

Venue: Barcelona, Spain – H10 Marina Barcelona

20 CME Credits

Summary: With a panel of highly experienced lecturers the course will cover topics related to sport injuries as well as osteomyelitis, Soft Tissue Sarcomas in MRI and Ultrasound and MR Arthrography amongst others. 

The methodology of the course empathises on the understanding of the theoretical lecture by interactive case discussion. Additionally, there will be an introduction to structured reporting as way of working. 

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Improving Cancer Diagnosis

Date: Friday 19 October 2018

Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

The recommendation from the Independent Cancer Taskforce was for 95% of patients to receive a definitive diagnosis or ruling out of cancer within 28 days of a referral. This conference focuses on implementation of the new 28 day standard in practice including learning from the pilot sites.



Date: 19-23 October 2018

Venue: Munich, Germany

The EONS11 conference and annual meetings will this year be held at ESMO 2018, from 19-23 October, in Munich, Germany.

The EONS11 three-day nursing track will focus on five major themes:

● cancer nursing leadership

● symptom management

● patient safety

● new cancer research

● cancer nurse roles

Registration is now open

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Introduction to Ultrasound Imaging Course

Date: 23 October 2018

Venue: Strathallen Hotel, Birmingham

One day introductory course provides a combination of lectures, scanning demonstrations and practical workshops to give a comprehensive introduction to ultrasound imaging for those who are new to the field or have limited experience. Topics include: the three main ultrasound modalities and then parallel sessions will offer a choice of 2D/3D/4D Obstetrics imaging or FAST, MSK, Vascular access and Deep Vein thrombosis.


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Venous Ultrasound Imaging Course

Date: 3 November 2018

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London

This is a one day course on ultrasound colour duplex imaging of the deep and superficial venous system. The course is a combination of lectures, demonstrations and workshop sessions and is designed to cover both the investigation protocols and diagnostic criteria. The emphasis will be on the practical hands-on scanning techniques. Topics include: Basic principles of ultrasound imaging, Haemodynamics and Doppler ultrasound techniques, Lower limb deep venous system, Lower limb superficial venous system, Upper limb venous system, Ultrasound imaging in surgical practice.


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16th Annual MDT Head & Neck Imaging Course

Date: 6-8 November 2018

Venue: Northwick Park Hospital; Harrow, North West London

This popular course is suitable for all grades of radiologists and surgeons and includes novel multidisciplinary case-based, tutorial and workshop teaching (paired radiologist & surgeon).  A library of digital images and edited video archives are used to explain potential/actual complications, relevant surgical anatomy and pathology in context of evolving imaging modalities, together with National & International Imaging Standards and potential medico-legal complications.

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A Course in Radiotherapy Physics

Date: 6-10 November 2018 | 5-9 March 2019

Venues: The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton |Chester Beatty Laboratories, Chelsea

A Practical and Theoretical Course in Radiotherapy Physics, comprising two, 5 day courses are held annually at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust. There are 4 days of lectures and a hands-on practical session on each course, delivered by experts in the field. The course is designed primarily for radiotherapy physicists, but very relevant for other oncology professionals.  

Course details and dates:

6-10 November 2018: Radiation Dosimetry, Imaging for Radiotherapy, Treatment Planning and Patient Specific Dosimetry (Sutton)

5-9 March 2019: Radiobiology, Accelerator Design and Quality Assurance, Brachytherapy & Radiotherapy Verification Imaging (Chelsea)


Further information and flyer 

Spinal Imaging

Date: 7-8 November 2018

Venue: Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire

This two day course of clinically based lectures and interactive case-based discussion addressing all areas of Spinal Imaging (including Trauma) serves as a focus to facilitate problem solving in the spine, utilising the various imaging modalities and their application in a number of pathological scenarios.  A series of lectures delivered by a Faculty including Musculoskeletal Radiologists, Spinal Surgeons and Specialists in Spinal Injury, followed by interactive case-based sessions with dedicated film reading and discussion. Target audience: Specialist Registrars and Consultants in Radiology.


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The Abdominal and Pelvic MRI course for tumor MDT meetings

Date: 8–9 November 2018

Venue: Barcelona, Spain – Torre Mapfre 

11 CME Credits

Summary: A comprehensive 2-day course which will focus on MRI of abdomen and pelvis, surgical as well as oncologic applications. For surgical purposes, the preoperative staging and findings that could impact surgical treatment will be discussed. MRI’s roll for oncologic staging and treatment assessment will be detailed. This course is useful for any member of the tumor board who needs to understand the radiology of the abdomen including diagnostic radiologists, therapeutic and interventional radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, and clinicians who plan cancer screening.

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The 10th Annual Royal Marsden Head and Neck Conference – A Decade of Progress in Head and Neck Cancer Management

Date: 9 November 2018

Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, London

The focus of this meeting is on how the management of head and neck cancer has changed over the past decade and to look into the future and explore some of potential advances that might occur in our working lifetimes. The meeting assembles some of the country’s leading experts to critically discuss the evidence base for a wide range of pertinent surgical, oncological and radiological topics in addition to clinical research.

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2nd Liverpool MRI Study Day

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018,

Venue: Hotel Novotel Liverpool Centre - Liverpool ONE, 40 Hanover St, Liverpool L1 4LN

The Liverpool MRI Study Day aims to provide delegates with an overview of pelvic imaging delivered by Consultant Radiologists and Specialist MRI Radiographers. The Study Day will focus on Pelvic MRI with presentations on current practice, developing your service, safety aspects and image interpretation.

The Liverpool Study Day will provide practice advice and guidance relevant to your daily practice in these areas, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and liaise with the speakers during refreshment breaks and lunch. 


Programme and registration 



BNMS Autumn Meeting

Date: 19 November 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin


This will be a joint meeting of the British Nuclear Medicine Society and the Irish Nuclear Medicine Association.  There will be various talks on musculoskeletal disease, multimodality imaging of Spinal Infection, SPECT-CT of the Foot and Ankle and more. Abstract submission opens in July (posters presentations only). Registration opens in mid-August.


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10th Global Basic to Intermediate MSK MRI & Ultrasound Congress for Radiologists

Dates: 13-16 March 2019

Venue: Penang Island, Malaysia

Learn how to report on basic MSK MRI and perform screening and/or diagnostics ultrasound with at least 95% accuracy. Highlights practical tips not found in textbooks. Please see the course flyers here.

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BNMS Spring Meeting

Date: 1-3 April 2019

Venue: The King’s Centre, Oxford


The British Nuclear Medicine Society will host their annual spring meeting. Discussion topics will include risks of secondary malignancy following radioiodine therapy, innovations in nuclear medicine and what's next and the role of FDG-PTE-CT in diagnosis and follow up of Endocarditis. There will also be talks hosted by Prof Sobhan Vinjamuri of Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Dr Manish Pandit and Dr Alp Notghi of Birmingham City Hospital.


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ESGO 2019 Congress

Date: 2-5 November 2019

Venue: Athens, Greece


ESGO 2019 is your opportunity to learn and discuss the latest medical and scientific developments in gynaecological cancers research, treatment and care, as well as network with key opinion leaders and peers from around the world.


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Electrical requirements for the electrical installation of medical radiological equipment

The course will consider the radiological aspects of the 2017 DH guidance “HTM06-01 Electrical services supply and distribution”. The new guidance has been re-structured and is more clearly split into two major policies – business risk and patient risk.  The requirements of this document need to be understood when a new radiology room is purchased especially that from now on, electrical installations compliance management will now be measured under the NHS Performance Assessment Model (PAM).

The course is for experienced project managers, medical and x-ray engineers and focuses on the relevant points for medical radiological installations.  There is a summary session at the beginning of the course that other healthcare staff may wish to attend in order to attain a brief overview of the new document.  This summary session would be aimed at radiographers and medical physics experts who are involved with medical radiological equipment purchasing and commissioning, and will explain the new policies and gives reference to the relevant sections of the guidance.

This short course is intended to be run at the customer’s site at their convenience.  

For further information please visit: http://medical-locations.co.uk/

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