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BTOG Annual Conference 2018

­Date: 23–25 January 2019

Venue: Dublin

Registration for the British Thoracic Oncology Group Annual Conference 2019 is open. Now in its 17th year, the BTOG Annual Conference is for any member of the multi-disciplinary team, academics, researchers and healthcare industry professionals.

The programme is being finalised, but over the three-day educational event, attendees will be able to learn more about topics such as radiotherapy, translational oncology, immunotherapy, radiology, respiratory medicine, screening and mesothelioma.

BTOG is pleased to be able to offer a scholarship fund for healthcare professional who have submitted an abstract and will attend BTOG 2019.  You must be a healthcare professional involved in care or treatment of patients with thoracic malignancies or involved in research within the UK. Please see the terms of reference and application form. Open for applications from 1st October to 30 November 2018.

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Improving Radiology Reporting: Digital Imaging Summit 2019

Date: 28 January 2019

Location: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on the important issue of improving radiology reporting turnaround times. The 2018 national review of radiology reporting within the NHS in England by the Care Quality Commission found huge variation in radiology reporting highlighting trusts that had backlogs of 33,400 unreported images (the oldest images had been waiting to be reported for eight months).

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Radionuclide study day

Date: 1 February 2019

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

This meeting is aimed at radiologists and allied health professionals with an interest in nuclear medicine and PET-CT. There will be a range of talks from expert speakers covering both nuclear medicine and PET-CT topics. This will include an update on current regulatory and commissioning issues as well as clinical talks on DaTSCAN quantification, SPECT-CT of prosthetic joints, PET reconstruction algorithms and the role of PET-CT in cardiovascular disease.

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Imaging in paediatric MSK

Date: 4 February 2019

Venue: The IET, Birmingham

This study day is aimed at general radiologists to provide an update of common paediatric musculoskeletal conditions, their presentations and the role of radiology in their management.

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Improving Cancer Diagnosis

Date: 7 February 2019

Venue: The Studio, Birmingham

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.

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Image-guided radiotherapy in clinical practice

Date: 7—9 February 2019

Venue: Royal Marsden NHS Trust, Fulham Road

Comprising two days of lectures and discussion and a half day of practical sessions is  held annually at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust, Fulham Road. Lectures are  delivered by experts in the field, with a strong focus on SABR and SBRT topics. The course is designed primarily oncologists, radiographers and physicists, and multi-disciplinary team attendance is encouraged (at a reduced rate)  

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Becoming a consultant

Date: 12 February 2019

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

This one-day seminar is aimed at senior trainees from both RCR faculties. The programme will cover the challenges encountered after being appointed to the consultant grade and the commonest pressure points of the first few years.

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Supervisor skills

Date: 28 February 2019

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

The Supervisor Skills workshops are designed around the GMC’s supervisor training requirements. Those requirements include the need for all for educational and clinical supervisors to be ‘appropriately trained’ before being allocated named trainees.

This workshop is for both clinical radiology and clinical oncology delegates and also covers the specific workplace-based assessments in the respective curricula.

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Managing the trainee in difficulty

Date: 8 March 2019

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

Jointly delivered with the National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) these workshops are designed for those who deal first-hand with trainee performance concerns – such as clinical and educational supervisors, College Tutors, Training Programme Directors.

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6th London FRCR 2b Course

Date: 9–10 March 2019

Venue: London, SE1 6NX 

The London FRCR course is an intensive preparation course for the FRCR 2b exam.

This course is deliberately set a few weeks prior to the exam and is intended to provide a platform for your revision and technique as you gear up for the final few weeks. We hope that this would provide adequate time to iron out any issues you may be facing.

The course fee is £495

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Palliative radiotherapy study day

Date: 13 March 2019

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

This study day provides a comprehensive overview of current status of palliative radiotherapy in modern oncology with focus on clinical and ethical aspects of palliative radiotherapy, integration with enhanced supportive care, evidence based practice and examples how to run a successful palliative and support care services. Topics also include role of palliative radiotherapy in postoperative settings, in combination with new systemic therapies and in elderly and frail patients.

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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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Imaging in genito-urinary oncology - an update

Date: 21 March 2019

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

A study day to provide a comprehensive update on imaging of gynaecological and urological malignancies for treatment planning and follow up. Established practice and future developments.

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Patient safety approach in radiology

Date: 29 March 2019

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

This event covers a wide spectrum in radiology safety including reporting, interventions, workforce, adverse events and technologies. It is recommended for consultants, trainees and allied health professionals working in radiology.

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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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Radiation protection training course

Dates: 1—5 April 2019

Venue: Education & Conference Centre,  The Royal Marsden, London

This course provides the theoretical background and training necessary for the radiological protection requirements of both ionising and non-ionising radiations used in hospitals. The five-day course covers all aspects of legislation and safe practice in the medical uses of ionising and non-ionising radiations.  As well as lectures there will be small informal workshop sessions covering a range of practical issues.

The course is at a level suitable for hospital physicists working in the field of radiation protection and is particularly suitable for those wishing to become Radiation Protection Advisors.

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3rd World Congress on Radiology and Oncology 2019

Date: 8–9 April 2019

Venue: Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Theme of the Radiology and Oncology -2019 is “Practice, Research & Leadership: Weaving it all together "which covers the wide range of critically important sessions in the field of Oncology, Radiology, Cancer, and Imaging. This multidisciplinary multi-specialty oncology course will cover all aspects of cancer imaging and intervention. The objective of this meeting is to share the foremost updated knowledge on the radiology and the novel therapeutic options in Cancer treatment. We will gather academicians and young inspired scientists from all around the world involved in researchers at the cutting edge in the study of the radiology and oncology

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Spinal diagnosis and intervention

Date: 16 May 2019

Venue: Cavendish Conference Centre, London

This meeting is aimed at radiologists and allied health care practitioners involved in caring for patients with common spinal conditions.

The speakers are all eminent in their field and have a reputation for being both excellent presenters and entertaining.

The varied topics should provide a useful update as to what is current in the area of spinal Imaging and Intervention of relevance to the delegates area of practice.

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8th InterAmerican Oncology Conference

Date: 17–18 October 2019

Venue: Buenos Aires, Argentina

 A faculty of speakers from the United States and Europe has committed to participate in this meeting. The conference agenda will focus on new translational advances in the treatment of cancer as well as provide updates of conventional therapies for a number of the most common tumor types. The meeting objectives are designed to introduce the audience to the latest information on targeted therapies, immunotherapies, and emerging treatments in early development. The major emphasis will be on clinical aspects of cancer treatment in the 21st century with discussion of significant scientific advances underlying the novel approaches still in preclinical development. This meeting is the primary opportunity for practicing oncologists, hematologists, urologists, basic clinical and translational investigators, scientists and cancer related health care workers to participate in a conference focusing on novel targeted therapies and other treatment advances which are changing the face of cancer care. The presentations are translated into Spanish in real time for the attendees.

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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.  

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