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Junior Investigator Meeting

Date: 20–21 March 2020

Venue: Malmaison, Manchester

This meeting is aimed at radiographers and physicists who have a clear focus on oncology or immunology, and an interest in actively contributing to clinical and translational research in the UK. The meeting will address a range of clinical research applications including cancer biology, screening, prevention and diagnosis, with the agenda made up of sessions that focus on the design and performance of oncology-related clinical research as well as methods of data and statistical analysis.

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Hands on Multiparametric Prostate MRI Workshop BSUR Advanced and Beginners

Date: 24–25 March 2020

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Cambridge

Target audience for beginners: Senior SpRs and Consultant radiologists with introductory to intermediate level experience in prostate MRI. The day will include short lectures on the prostate MRI interpretation, but with the main emphasis on delegates engaging in practical ‘hands-on’ case review sessions.

Target audience for advanced: Consultant radiologists with intermediate to high level experience in prostate MRI, a background knowledge of prostate MRI interpretation is required. The day will include short lectures on “hot topics” around prostate MRI role and interpretation, with an emphasis on delegates engaging in practical ‘hands-on’ case reviews.

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Gynaecology Imaging Workshop

Date: 25 March 2020

Venue: University Centre, Cambridge

The day will include short lectures on topics in gynaecological imaging, including uterine anomalies, endometrial and cervical cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, acute pelvic pain and characterisation of US indeterminate masses. There will be an emphasis on delegates engaging in practical ‘hands-on’ multi-modality case review. Target audience: Consultant radiologists and radiology trainees with an interest in gynaecological imaging.

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10th BSH Heart Failure Nurse and Healthcare Professionals Education Day

Date: 27 March 2020

Venue: IET, Austin Court, Birmingham, UK

The programme has been designed by Louise Clayton & Matthew Sunter. The day aims to provide evidence-based knowledge from leading UK specialists in heart failure management and in-depth discussion around particularly challenging and controversial management issues. This is relevant to nurses, both early in their role and those with more experience and also other healthcare professionals caring for patients with heart failure.

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Suspected inflicted head injury in children: Going to court - a survival guide

Date: 27 March 2020

Venue: Civil Justice Centre, Manchester

The Royal College of Radiologists and the Family Division of the High Court in Manchester present a one-day event for clinicians involved in the care and treatment of children with suspected non-accidental injuries, including updates on current concepts presented by national medical experts. Delegates will also take part in a mock trial led by a Family Court Judge and senior advocates, in a court within the Manchester Civil Justice Centre.

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12th Global Hands-On Musculoskeletal MRI & Ultrasound Congress for Radiologists

Date: 1-4 April 2020

Venue: Holiday Inn Beach Resort, Penang Island, Malaysia

The strength of this congress is the combination of MSK MRI and Ultrasound and how and when each is used to solve the practical issues in MSK radiology. This intensive hands-on course teaches radiologists to report MSK MRI with high accuracy and perform screening and diagnostics ultrasound with competence. Learn practical tips and pearls not found in textbooks.

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RiiSE20          RiiSE2020       BIR Approval Logo

Date: 4 April 2020

Venue: Chancellor's Building, Edinburgh

RiiSE20 is the 3rd annual event organised by the Radiological Imaging and Intervention Symposium Edinburgh (RiiSE) team. RiiSE, an award-winning project, is the UK's leading radiology and IR event for medical students and junior doctors.

* Keynote radiology and IR talks from leading UK speakers.

* Dedicated radiology and IR break-out sessions and workshops.

* Delegate presentation opportunities (ABSTRACT DEADLINE 14/2/20).

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SMRT 29th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Date: 17–20 April 2020

Venue: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Join SMRT “down under” in beautiful Sydney, NSW, Australia, for our 2020 Annual Meeting.

Connect with our vibrant, collaborative, international family of MR radiographers & technologists, and our expansive interdisciplinary MR community of clinicians, physicists, engineers, biochemists, and industry professionals.

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ISMRM 28th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Date: 18–23 April 2020

Venue: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Join ISMRM “down under” in beautiful Sydney, NSW, Australia, for our 2020 Annual Meeting. Connect with our vibrant, collaborative, international, and interdisciplinary family of MR clinicians, physicists, engineers, biochemists, radiographers & technologists and industry professionals. Come for the meeting to share and network with us as we continue the push to advance the impact and reach of magnetic resonance in medicine.

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Cancer Survivorship Summit: Improving Outcomes for People Living with and Beyond Cancer

Date: 20 April 2020

Venue: West One De Vere Conference Centre, London

This national annual summit takes a practical approach to improving practice and outcomes for those living with and beyond cancer, moving from surviving to thriving. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference aims to support you to deliver on the above priorities outlined by NHS England and develop effective cancer survivorship support and services.

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Breast cancer study day

Date: 23 April 2020

Venue: Cavendish Conference Centre, London

This one-day programme will focus on implementation of advanced radiotherapy techniques for treating node positive breast cancer, with a particular focus on arc therapy techniques for treating the internal mammary chain (IMC).

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Haematological malignancies

Date: 24 April 2020

Venue: Leeds General Infirmary, Department of Neuroradiology, Leeds General Infirmary

This meeting is aimed at radiologists and other health professionals with an interest in haematological malignancies. There will be a range of talks from expert speakers covering the clinical and imaging aspects of lymphoma and myeloma diagnosis and treatment.

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Effective Nurse Prescribing in End of Life Care

Date 27 April 2020

Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This important national conference provides an essential update for current and aspiring nurse prescribers on prescribing at the end of life. It is widely recognised that pain and symptom control at the end of life is not always optimal, the development of nurse prescribing has a key role in improving pain and symptom control for patients at the end of life. The conference, which includes national updates, extended in depth sessions and case studies will focus on developing your skills and competence as a nurse prescriber in end of life care.

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Date: 28–30 April 2020

Venue: Bournemouth International Centre

The last few years have seen a variety of changes and challenges in the RP community with the implementation of the 2013 EURATOM Basic Safety Standards into UK legislation and the impact of BREXIT.  The focus is how we address these challenges from a practical stand point, and how implementation has worked.

This conference intends to address many concepts from a practical standpoint with presentations from across all areas of the RP community, from the medical field to non-nuclear with speakers with experience as RPAs, RWAs, regulators, instrumentation and dosimetry experts.

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6th International Cancer Study & Therapy Conference

Date: 29–30 April 2020

Venue: Orlando, Florida, USA

Cancer Science-2020 is an initiative to unite the diverse researchers and business communities working in the field of cancer under one roof to understand the underlying biological procedures, current treatments which can be amended to increase effectiveness, precision, survivability and quality of life in cancer patients.

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ICIS Masterclass in Oncological Whole Body MRI

Date: 30 April 2020

Venue: London

This one-day, work-station based teaching course will highlight the application of WB-MRI in cancer. Designed for radiologists interested to learn the daily application of WB-MRI in clinical practice.

Learning objectives

•             Learn how to perform and read WB-MRI scans for:

- disease detection

- response assessments.

•             Understand how WB-MRI can help maintain health by early disease detection and disease characterisation.

•             Discuss guidelines and benefits of WB-MRI in multiple myeloma.

•             Discuss benefits of WB-MRI in prostate & breast cancer assessments compared to conventional imaging and PET/CT techniques.

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ICIS Masterclass in Oncological Whole Body MRI

Date: 1 May 2020

Venue: London, UK

This one-day, work-station based teaching course will highlight the application of WB-MRI in cancer. Designed for radiologists interested to learn the daily application of WB-MRI in clinical practice.

Learning objectives

• Learn how to perform and read WB-MRI scans for:

- disease detection

- response assessments.

• Understand how WB-MRI can help maintain health by early disease detection and disease characterisation.

• Discuss guidelines and benefits of WB-MRI in multiple myeloma.

• Discuss benefits of WB-MRI in prostate & breast cancer assessments compared to conventional imaging and PET/CT techniques.

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Fluoroscopy Users Group [FLUG] 1st call for papers

Date: 1 May 2020

Venue: Priory Rooms, Birmingham

FLUG is organising its second meeting. This first call for papers is seeking contributions of approximately 15-20 minutes on any subject of your choosing but especially any work on testing or optimising rotational angiography or other 3D fluoroscopic applications.

We are also wanting to hold a Round Table discussion on issues that you think are important and will be taking offers of a short [<5 minutes] introduction to Round Table issues.

We will also be having invited speakers to present and discuss the latest developments in IPEM fluoroscopy test protocols [IPEM TGR 32 Report VIII draft 2nd edition] and testing in the presence of motion.

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Annual trainee oncology meeting (ATOM) 2020

Date: 2–3 May 2020

Venue: The Double Tree by Hilton, Leeds, LS1 4BR

We offer an engaging programme relevant to all clinical oncology trainees with the opportunity to meet trainees from across the country in an exciting and vibrant city centre location. Highlights will include interactive and hands-on sessions covering imaging for radiotherapy, palliative radiotherapy planning and image guided radiotherapy training. We also cover immunotherapy, re-irradiation, FRCR preparation and career development, as well as a full social programme including dinner and yoga!

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NPL Radiation Biology and Modelling course

Date: 4–7 May 2020

Venue: National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK

Practical and theoretical course on radiobiology and modelling to support clinical/research staff working in radiotherapy and related fields. The course will consist of lectures from world experts and three practical sessions.

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Imaging of Orthopaedic Implants

Date: 18 May 2020

Venue: Institute of Orthopaedics, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Shropshire

Target Audience: Consultants in Radiology and Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic and Radiology Registrars, Radiographers, Allied Health Professions with an interest in orthopaedic, implant imaging

Course Objectives: To review the imaging of orthopaedic implants. It will address when, why and how to image and will review specific implant and implantation-related problems in the most commonly treated joints/body areas. The lectures will be given by radiologists and orthopaedic surgeons. Tutorials will consolidate the contents of the lectures by discussing specific cases in depth. A particular emphasis will be on discussion of the complex field occupying the borderlands of radiology and orthopaedics.

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BNMS Spring Meeting 2020

Date: 18­-20 May 2020

Venue: ACC, Liverpool

Highlights include: Bootcamp, Proffered papers, Commercial Exhibition, Poster Presentations, Prizes and Awards, Social Events, President’s Reception, Awards Dinner & BNMS legendary after-party. This year the molecular radiotherapy training session will be a half day session (18 May PM).

Sessions including: Update on PSMA, SPECT/CT Quantification, Cardiac, Thyroid, Prostate Theragnostics, ABC Imaging – Recent Advances, Brain, Artificial Intelligence, Radiomics, Dementia & Urology, Accreditation & RTN Advance Practice.

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Cardiac cross sectional imaging in 2020

Date: 19 May 2020

Venue: General Hospital, Southampton

This study day provides a state-of-the art update on cardiac cross-sectional imaging covering all imaging modalities, delivered by internationally renowned speakers. This day is aimed at radiologists and cardiologists interested in cardiac cross-sectional imaging and may be of particular interest to radiology or cardiology trainees and to radiology or cardiology consultants interested in expanding their clinical practice.

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King’s College London Course on Simultaneous PET-MR: Science and Practice 2020

Date: 20–22 May 2020

Venue: King’s College London, St Thomas' Hospital

The first day will review either PET or MR theory separately for people with a background in the respective other modality. We will then cover the new simultaneous PET-MR scanners in terms of technology and applications. There will be lectures, one practical session with scanner visits, three interactive Active Learning sessions, a workshop and a session on reading scans together with clinicians.

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Interventional radiology (IR) study day: hot topics and updates

Date: 22 May 2020

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

This study day is aimed at radiologists with interest in IR, IR specialists and trainees, to provide an update on latest advances on key topics including Prostate Artery Embolisation, drug eluting devices, simulation for Intervention (with a hands-on session), paediatric IR, complex EVAR, ablation, cost-effectiveness and NICE guidelines, and diversity within and future of IR.

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Prostate Cancer MRI Fellowship

Date: 1–5 June 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

The program covers all the main topics related to MRI of prostate cancer and provides basic and early advanced knowledge. The Prostate MRI fellowship that TMC academy offers includes an overview of the main indications to perform MRI of the prostate: Diagnosis (PI-RAD), staging (local and sytemic), follow up (post-treatment and active surveillance).

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Cadaveric MSK Interventional Course

Date: 5–6 June 2020    

Venue: Conference Centre, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Shropshire

Supported by ESSR, the course will provide the participants with the skills to perform musculoskeletal intervention procedures on various imaging modalities including: ultrasound, fluoroscopy and CT guidance. With a high tutor to participant ratio, there will be plenty of opportunity for all participants to practise and fine tune their interventional skills. The participants will have a choice of two streams of training. In one stream, the participants will be able to practise ultrasound guided techniques and in the second stream, there will be opportunity to practise on fluoroscopic and CT guided procedures including peripheral and spinal injections.

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Post mortem CT study day

Date: 12 June 2020

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, London

This one day course will provide an introduction to the fascinating world of forensics and the use of post mortem imaging in suspicious and non suspicious deaths in adults and children.

Talks will include how post mortem imaging can help a forensic pathologist, post mortem CT in non-suspicious death, post mortem coronary angiography experience in setting up a coronial post mortem CT service and post mortem CT in the armed forces.

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Emergency Fellowship

Date: 15–19 June 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

The fellowship is offered to a small, selected group, to enhance the interaction. It is designed for general radiologists reporting emergency cases or wishing to embark on a subspecialization path. While the program will be adjusted as much as possible to meet the participants’ expectations and needs (including selection of lectures), the mentor will endeavour to encompass a broad spectrum of non-traumatic emergencies of the adult patient.

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Radiation protection training course

Date: 15–19 June 2020

The course will provide the theoretical background and training necessary for the radiological protection requirements of both ionising and non-ionising radiations used in hospitals. The main four-day module covers the following subject areas: radiation risks, dosimetry, biological effects, instrumentation, legislation, transport, emergencies, and safe practice in the medical uses of ionising radiations.

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Lisbon Masterclass on Prostate Cancer – LisPro

Date: 19–20 June 2020

Venue: Hotel Olissippo Oriente, Lisbon

This meeting brings together some of the most distinguished international experts on the field of prostate cancer, along with Portuguese specialists of Urology, Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology and Pathology. The scientific program was specially designed to provide, in just 2 days, a condensed review of the most recent guidelines, hot topics and recent advances on prostate cancer addressed at EAU, AUA, ASCO, ASTRO, ESMO, NCCN and ESTRO meetings

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BSER Sheffield 2020

Date: 24–25 June 2020

Venue: Millennium Gallery Sheffield

We  are  excited  to  welcome  renowned  speakers  from  around  the  world  including representatives from the American Society of Emergency Radiology, African Society of Radiology, Australian and New Zealand Emergency Radiology Group, Indian Society of Emergency Radiology and ESER. Also some well known faces from the UK including Dr Vikas Shah (#thexraydoctor), Dr John Curtis (BSER President), Dr Elizabeth Dick (ESER President) & Dr Caren Landes (BSER Vice President).

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Future of bladder cancer

Date: 2 July 2020

Venue: The Christie Hospital, Manchester

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the advances in imaging, treatment and rare variants of bladder cancer. There will be the opportunity to take part in a contouring session before finishing off the day with a debate on the proposal: this house believes radiotherapy can cure non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

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Abdominal and Pelvic MRI Fellowship

Date: 24–28 August 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

The principle part of the education will be case-based study with direct feedback. The participants will be asked about their expectations and needs. Coverage of whole abdomen will be provided, however the course program will be adjusted as much as possible based on what the participants’ wishes.

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ISMRM Workshop on Motion Detection & Correction

Date: 31 August–3 September 2020

Venue: Oxford, UK

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Breast MRI and beyond

Date: 31 August–4 September 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

This fellowship will include from the basics till the advanced knowledge of breast MRI. All relevant clinical cases would contain the patient’s initial digital mammography and breast ultrasound images – based on them, the diagnostics would be completed by breast MRI, and biopsy results, if applicable.

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Musculoskeletal MRI Fellowship

Date: 7–11 September 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

The MSK fellowship that TMC academy offers includes an overview of the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, ankle joints in modules covering the morning or afternoon. Each module starts with a lecture. You will be challenged with an examination and after the lecture we continue with individual case readings from the TMC academy teaching file.

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General Neuroradiology Fellowship

Date: 14–18 September 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

The fellowship is designed for general radiologists reporting neuroradiology cases or wishing to embark on a subspecialized path. Coverage of the entire field of diagnostic neuroradiology will be provided, while the program will be adjusted as much as possible according to the participants’ expectations and needs (including selection of lectures).

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Adaptive Radiotherapy Study Day: Setting up a Service

Date: 21 September 2020

Venue: The Christie School of Oncology, Manchester

Join us for a brand new study day run by international experts in the field. Delegates will gain knowledge of the practicalities of setting up an adaptive radiotherapy service and gain a foundation of the skills and knowledge required by radiotherapy teams in setting up a service.

What to expect:

Case based presentations and interactive sessions describing:

- Evidence base for adaptation

- Current and future adaptive radiotherapy strategies

- Resources needed

Target Audience:

- Radiotherapy radiographers, Doctors, Physicists, Students and Radiotherapy service managers

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ERASMUS Basic MRI Physics 2020

Date:  21­-25 September 2020

Venue:  Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee

This one-week ERASMUS module provides delegates with a sound understanding of the basic physics of MRI. The course format includes lectures and supervised tutorial Q/A sessions – covering everything from basic NMR, T1 and T2, through to advanced neuro, body and cardiovascular applications.  No previous knowledge of MR physics is assumed.  Two social events are also included as part of the registration fee. The University of Dundee will award a certificate to successful candidates, and 20 CME credits will be applied for.  A full course programme can be found at: www.emricourse.org/basic_2020.html.

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Liver Fellowship

Date: 21–25 September 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

During this fellowship CT/MR technique as well as the different pathologies of the liver will be shown, in an interactive way, trying to illustrate the best technique according to the different clinical fields. Special emphasis will be given to CT and MR, especially liver specific MR contrast media.

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ISMRM Workshop on Low Field MRI

Date: 28–30 September 2020

Venue: John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA

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20th International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting “Concepts in Cancer Imaging”

Date: 29 September–1 October 2020

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London


Abstract deadline: 3 April

High quality lectures from our world class Faculty.  Refresh your knowledge and learn about cutting-edge developments:

•             75 individual talks over three-days

•             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 and AI

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PCNL Masterclass

Date: 5–6 October 2020

Venue: Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

This PCNL Masterclass offers a two day programme that focuses on techniques used when performing PCNL. The Masterclass is comprised of didactic presentations, live case observation and hands on training in a cadaver lab. It is an excellent learning opportunity to build PCNL related skills through practice on fresh frozen cadavers. Training is provided from an experienced faculty.

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Dates: 5–7 October 2020

Venue: The ACC Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

This three-day conference will run four dedicated radiology and oncology lecture streams, two workshop streams and three outstanding plenary lectures. Our abstract competitions are held as part of RCR2020 and submissions are open until Monday 6 April 2020, to submit your abstract please visit our website.

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ISMRM Workshop on Diffusion MRI: From Research to Clinic

Date: 10–14 October 2020

Venue: Sheraton, Peru

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Neuroanatomy for Imagers

Date: 15 October 2020

Venue: King’s College London, St Thomas' Hospital, London

The course has been designed for people working in imaging but with no neuroanatomical background. It will introduce participants to the basic principles of the anatomy, the function of the nervous system, the major anatomical constituents and parts of the brain.

Professor Alexander Hammers has received excellent feedback.

The course will include lectures, it is based on 180 slides but is highly interactive. Expect to be involved!

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Prostate Cancer MRI Fellowship

Date: 19–23 October 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

The program covers all the main topics related to MRI of prostate cancer and provides basic and early advanced knowledge. Radiologists (to-be) who would like to become more confident on reporting prostate MRI will find the fellowship useful.

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ISMRM Workshop on Cancer Imaging: From Discovery to Diagnosis

Date: 1­–4 November 2020

Venue: Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, USA

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ICIS Masterclass in Prostate Cancer *2nd edition 

Date: 5 November 2020 

Venue: London, UK

Learning objectives:

• Understand the prostate patient’s journey from suspected cancer to the advanced disease state using the framework of definable clinical states.

• Know in detail the pathologic states, problems of categorisation and clinical needs of patients in each clinical state in the prostate cancer pathway.

• Understand how imaging can help meet clinical priorities, promoting the personalisation of care in the advancing prostate cancer pathway.

• Show how next generation prostate imaging (multiparametric MRI & MR-directed biopsies) and whole body assessments (WB-MRI & PET/CT) with clinical biomarkers, create opportunities to support and refine management pathways of patients.

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Case based and interactive: Head and neck imaging

Date: 13 November 2020

Venue: Cavendish Conference Centre, London

This study day will provide an opportunity to learn about head and neck imaging using interactive methods. It will be suitable for trainees and consultants who would like to improve their head and neck radiology skills. Presentations by experienced head and neck radiologists will include a series of cases, and then audience will be invited to vote on the answers to questions posed.

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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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