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ICIO 2017 - Italian Conference on Interventional Oncology Metastases

Date: 12-13 December 2017

Venue: Assimpredil Ance, Milan, Italy

ICIO 2017 proposes a focus on personalized and complex cancers. Moreover, it will discuss palliative treatments with the aim to relieve symptoms and side effects improving quality of life.

Treatment for metastatic cancer aims to slow the growth or spread of the cancer. Treatment depends on the type of cancer, the size and location of the metastases, and other factors.

Typically, metastatic cancer requires systemic therapy, radiation therapy, surgery, interventional radiology or a combination of these; our conference would improve knowledge of Interventional Radiology treatment in the oncology field and focuses on endovascular and percutaneous treatment for metastatic disease.

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MRI in Radiotherapy for Radiation Therapists

Date: 12-14 December 2017

Venue: UMC Utrecht Cancer Center, Netherlands

This course is intended for Radiation Therapists/Radiographers, aspiring to learn about the implementation, interpretation and workflow of MRI for radiotherapy applications. The three day course covers the clinical and physical aspects of MRI in radiotherapy from a practical point of view during morning lectures. Practical examples will be studied in hands-on sessions in the afternoon. The course language will be English.

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CTC Workshop

Date: 14-15 December 2017

Venue: TMC Head Office Barcelona, Spain

The workshop will be hands-on and is dedicated to a small group of participants and will cover the different aspects of CT colonography with an alternation of lectures and interpretation sessions. There are workstations available with dedicated CT colonography software for the hands-on sessions for interpretation. The workshop is a basic level workshop.


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Nurse Prescribing in Cancer Care

Date: 15 December 2017

Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Through national updates and practical case studies this conference will demonstrate how the effective use of nurse prescribing in cancer care can improve patient care, experience and outcomes. The conference will focus on developing competence and confidence in nurse prescribing in cancer care, including using the new National Competency Framework for all Prescribers.

A 20% discount is available by quoting ref:  hcuk20bir when booking. (*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)

Further information or email hanisha@hc-uk.org.uk



A user guide to cancer immunotherapy

Date: 20 December 2017

Venue: The Royal Marsden 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. We have expanded the programme to include psychosocial care and support.

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The 6th Musculoskeletal Hands-on Ultrasound Course

Date: 15-17 January 2018

Venue: Oxford Spires Hotel, Oxford

This is a skills course open to all healthcare professionals interested in musculoskeletal ultrasound. The teaching focuses on practical tutorials with small groups of delegates. We will review anatomical material with practical hands-on experience & progress to practical training in examination techniques. 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 an intense course with a high tutor-delegate ratio (4:1).  There are no lectures of PowerPoint presentations and delegates should expect to gain considerable experience in 3 days.

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Advanced US Guided Biopsy Simulation

Date: 9 January 2018

Venue: Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

A hands- on study day using cadavers. Acquire and consolidate the techniques of advanced abdominal lesional biopsy facilitated by experts. Dedicated small group teaching sessions will allow detailed discussion of the finer points of safe practice.


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Bournemouth Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course

Date: 24-25 January 2018

Venue: AECC University College School of Medical Ultrasound, Bournemouth

In association with BIMM, Approved by the EFUMB, ECOSEP and BASEM.  This short focused course is accredited by CASE. The aim of the course is to educate and train practitioners, particularly radiographers, in the safe and competent use of diagnostic ultrasound imaging in the visualisation and interpretation of musculoskeletal conditions. This course provides essential ultrasound skills in MSK leading to the accreditation of clinical competency as a prerequisite for safe practice. 

For further information please contact: Kerry Budd T: 01202 436505  E: kbudd@aecc.ac.uk



8th MDCT Symposium

Date: 29-30 January 2018

Venue: Centre de Congrès Prouvé, Nancy, France

Experts will present technical innovations and answer questions. Those in favour of various imaging modalities will defend their positions against others. Manufacturers will present their latest innovations in plenary session. Live demonstrations on consoles will also be organised.

The congress is co-organised by Professor Alain Blum and Dr Marc Zins, under the aegis of the French Society of Radiology, bringing together radiologists, biomedical professionals, physicists, radiographers, and financial directors.

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Paediatric neuroradiology

Date:  2 February 2018

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

 The RCR study day in paediatric neuroradiology aims to provide case-based training in practical aspects of the subject. The cases will be kept relevant to the working scope of Radiologists and Radiology trainees who encounter these scenarios in their day to day reporting schedules, with the overall objective of improving reporting services in the UK through an increased knowledge and awareness of paediatric specific conditions, and the tips and hints to develop an approach to their diagnosis.

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Head and Neck Imaging refresher course 2018

Date: 9 February 2018

Venue: Crowne Plaza Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne

This one day course features focused presentations from leading UK head and neck radiologists with plenary discussion of hot topics and interactive workshops to allow interactive learning.


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PET-CT for MDT users

Date: 23 February 2018

Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, London

PET-CT has a well-established role in oncology for a wide range of tumour types in staging and response assessment. This study day aims to provide guidance on the role of FDG PET-CT in the most common tumour groups and highlight new PET tracers available in oncology as well as the use of FDG PET-CT in non-oncology applications. Expert speakers will provide practical advice with illustrative cases for MDT users who encounter PET-CT in their clinical practice. 

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10th  British Society for Heart Failure (BSH)  day for Revalidation and Training

Date: 1 March 2018

Venue: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Birmingham

The meeting has been designed to meet the educational needs of the heart failure component of the core curriculum in cardiovascular medicine, as well as the needs for advanced training in heart failure and revalidation. It will provide an in-depth discussion around particularly challenging and often controversial management issues that will be relevant to consultants and trainees in cardiology, internal medicine, care of the elderly specialists, nurses and GPs with a special interest in heart failure. The day has been structured to provide a balance of carefully selected talks and interactive case-based sessions.

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A course in Radiotherapy Physics

Date: 6-10 March 2018

Venue: The Royal Marsden Hospital Chelsea, The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey

This course provides a practical and theoretical background to Radiotherapy with its main focus on Radiotherapy Physics aspects. The course is aimed at recently qualified radiotherapy physicists and includes an MSc module for students at Kings College, London. However, the course should also be invaluable to PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, newly specialising clinical oncologists, radiotherapy engineers, radiographers, manufacturers’ representatives and, in fact, anyone needing to deepen or update their understanding of this rapidly evolving field. The faculty is composed of physicists, clinical oncologists and radiographers, many of whom are internationally renowned for their expertise. Saturday workshops and demonstrations are included.

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CNS study day: optimising radiotherapy in brain tumours

Date: 19 March 2018

Venue: Leeds Business School, Leeds

This meeting will be an opportunity for neuro oncologists to hear updates on standard of care, current approaches to molecular diagnostics and an overview of clinical study activity for brain tumour patients.

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British Nuclear Medicine Society Spring Meeting 2018

Dates: 14-16 April 2018

Venue: ICC, Birmingham

Highlights: Workshops, Bootcamp, Invited Lectures, Proferred Papers, Commercial Exhibition and Awards Dinner. Confirmed Talks: Radionuclide Imaging as an experimental and diagnostic tool in medicine, SeHCAT: national service evaluation project report, PET-CT in Myeloma, Cardiac hybrid imaging, Patient Experience, RIP: Radiation induced phobia, Pheochromocytoma theragnostics.

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Abstract Submission now open –Deadline 03/01/18 



International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging Annual Congress 2018

Date: 10-12 May 2018

Venue: Bayview Eden, Melbourne, Australia

7th Annual Congress of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging incorporating the 13th Anniversary Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Radiographers. ISFRI2018 will be the first combined meeting of ISFRI and IAFR to be held outside continental Europe. The theme of Integration will be central to the meeting with plenary lectures and invited guests highlighting the integration of imaging into pathological, legal, and societal aspects of medico-legal death investigation.

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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 l
Dates: 10th- 13th July 2018
Venue: Peninsula Radiology Academy Plymouth Hospitals  NHS Trust, Plymouth

Cardiac CT Advanced Workshop Level II
Dates: 5-9 February 2018 ; 21-25 May 2018 ; 5-9 November  2018 ; 3-7 December 2018
Venue: Peninsula Radiology Academy Plymouth Hospitals  NHS Trust, Plymouth

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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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. We will 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 (4:1).  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 



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


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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