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The St Thomas’ Advanced Revascularisation Symposium (STARS)

Date: 2 June 2017

Venue: Guy’s Hospital, London

STARS will explore and discuss the new developments and advancements in the field of lower limb revascularisation and will be specifically designed for vascular and interventional radiology consultants and senior trainees who have an interest in extreme lower limb revascularisation and endovascular interventions.
The symposium will take the form of lectures, case demonstrations, debates and open discussions.
The registration fee is £75 for consultants or £50 for trainees/nurses.
To view the programme and register, visit https://stars.eventhq.co.uk/stars-2017

Email: office@starsymposium.org.uk


Non Medical Prescribing in Cancer Care

Date: 5 June 2017

Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This conference focuses on Non Medical Prescribing in Cancer Care. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference will demonstrate how the effective use of non medical prescribing in cancer care can improve patient care, experience and outcomes.

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.)

For further information and to book your place visit
http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/non-medical-prescribing-cancer or email hanisha@hc-uk.org.uk
Follow the conference on Twitter #NMPCancer


Lymphoma Management

Date: 26-27 June 2017

Venue: Keble College, Oxford

This intensive two-day course covers the diagnosis, treatment and management of lymphoma and is a valuable addition to your CME portfolio.
Endorsed by BSH and accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists for 12 study hours, the course covers:
• The principles underpinning lymphoma pathophysiology.
• The evidence base for current treatment modalities including a detailed review of the role of radiotherapy, chemotherapy regimens and immunochemotherapy.
• Case-based small discussion groups.

The faculty includes some of the UK's leading lymphoma specialists. For more information or to book a place, visit our website.


King's College London Course on Simultaneous PET-MR: Science and Practice 2017

Date: 28 - 30 June 2017

Venue: King's College London - St Thomas' Hospital, London, SE1 7EH

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.

Fees: Corporate - £580, Non-corporate - £450, Internal - £380, Student - £250

For further information and to apply 


International Cambridge Conference on Breast Cancer Imaging

Date: 3–4 July 2017

Venue: West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK

Hosted by the Cambridge Breast Unit, this 2-day conference brings together world renowned experts in the field of breast imaging. Sessions will cover personalised imaging, screening and overdiagnosis, density, future imaging and personalised targeted prevention and treatment. As in previous years there will be an exhibition of cutting-edge imaging and diagnostic equipment.

This course provides 11 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists

Key dates:

28 April 2017 – EXTENDED abstract submission deadline
28 April 2017 - Early bird registration deadline

For full details please visit: www.cambridgebci.org


Head and Neck Imaging 2017

Date: 6-7 July 2017

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London

The programme for this two day meeting will be available soon. To be notified when registration is open please contact Alison Chan via radiology@rsm.ac.uk


SCCT2017: 12th Annual Scientific Meeting

Date: 6-9 July 2017

Venue: Marriott Marquis Washington, Washington DC, USA

SCCT2017 is designed to engage physician and healthcare professionals interpreting cardiovascular CT in a comprehensive exploration of the most current developments in the field of cardiovascular CT principles, methodologies, appropriateness criteria and clinical practice. This meeting features didactic lectures, image-based case examples, and the latest research in cardiovascular CT from the UK International Regional Committee. 

Abstract submission deadline: 4 March 2017

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Digital Imaging 2017: Radiology Information Systems and PACS

Date: 12 July 2017

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester

This one day conference will examine how to work with digital imaging, radiology information systems and PACS to deliver the national ambition of a paperless and filmless NHS, improving imaging services and timeliness.


Quote ref: hcuk00bir when booking online or emailing hanisha@hc-uk.org.uk (T&C’s Apply) 

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

Follow the conference on Twitter #PACS2017

19th IUPAB and 11th EBSA Congress

Date: 16-20 July 2017

Venue: Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK

The Institute of Physics and the British Biophysical Society, together with the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics and the European Biophysical Societies’ Association, will jointly organise the 19th IUPAB Congress and 11th EBSA Congress.

All areas of contemporary biophysics will be covered in a varied programme, which will include: plenary lectures from distinguished speakers including Nobel Laureates, over 100 invited talks covering more than 30 areas of biophysics, contributed oral and poster presentations, poster awards, an exhibition of related products and services, public engagement lecture, satellite meetings and bursaries.

For further information visit the website at www.iupab2017.org

6th FFN Global Congress 2017

Date: 24–26 August 2017

Venue: Scandic Triangeln, Malmö, Sweden

The 6th FFN Global Congress 2017 will take place in Malmö, Sweden from 24–26 August 2017. The annual meeting is an international congress addressing the full pathway of care for fragility fracture patients. Its themes include perioperative care, surgical treatment, rehabilitation, secondary prevention, research and policy change. The FFN Global Congress consists of invited international experts, plenary discussions, update sessions and free papers. The congress provides a unique platform to learn about new technical developments, state-of-the-art procedures and interaction with leading clinicians, researchers and other professional health workers and stake holders. This year’s motto is “Bridging the Gap.

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Abdominal and Pelvic MRI Fellowship

Date:28 August-1 September 2017

Venue: TMC Head Office,Barcelona, Spain

The purpose of the Fellowship is 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 needs and requests. Each subject will be taught in lecture format with interaction of the participants, after which representative cases will be provided and participants will review the images, first by themselves and then together with the rest of the group as well as the mentor.

The aim is not only to have textbooks cases but how daily scenarios are tackled. 

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RCR 17

Date: 11-13 September 2017

Venue: Arena and Convention Centre,Liverpool

Three radiology lecture streams and two workshop streams per day, including interactive sessions and workshops delivered by Special Interest Groups. The programme gives delegates the exciting mix of traditional lecture streams and more specialised interactive sessions.

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IMPEM logo 2017

MEIBioeng and MPEC 2017

Date: 13-14 September 2017

Venue: Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey

This year MPEC will be for the first time combined with the Medical Engineering Initiative’s Bioengineering conference.
The Medical Engineering Initiative is a major funding stream from the Wellcome Trust and EPSRC which has established four academic Medical Engineering Centres of Excellence with research strengths covering all areas of bioengineering and medical imaging physics.
Building on the integration of the Bioengineering Society with IPEM, MEIBioeng/MPEC2017 will be the biggest MPEC ever. It is expected to attract more than 300 people to scientific streams on the spectrum from medical physics to clinical and biomedical engineering, and from academic research to clinical applications.

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MR Safety First

Date: 18-19 September 2017

Venue: The Wesley, London

MRI safety continues to grow apace and Eden Learning's MR Safety First course has grown to meet the needs of healthcare professionals working in MRI. This comprehensive course now spans two days covering all aspects of MR safety including gadolinium contrast agents research.

Interactive sessions will explore roles and responsibilties. A parallel MR physics boot camp will address the scientific knowledge required towards becoming an MR Safety Expert.

Delivered by many recognised experts in the field, the course is aimed at radiographers, radiologists, physicists and researchers with an interest in MR safety.

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Musculoskeletal MRI Fellowship

Date: 18 – 22 September 2017

Venue:TMC head Office, Barcelona, Spain

The MSK fellowship includes an overview of the most common joints in practice with a daily exam, presentation, individual case readings from the TMC academy teaching file with quiz and reading together. Standard templates of the reports are used to help you navigate and write adequate reports. Tailored programs can be offered if requested well in advance. 

Participation in this fellowship with four radiologist’s maximum will enhance and strengthen your knowledge in musculoskeletal MRI reading.

At the end of the programme you will be able to identify and report on common pathology in sport injuries and daily practice.

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Stroke Imaging Mini-Symposium "Guiding Acute Stroke Treatment with CT and MRI"

Date: 21 September 2017

Venue: Dorothy Hodgkin Building, Bristol

Open to researchers and healthcare professionals with interest in acute stroke to attend the mini-symposium. The mini-symposium is organised by imaging and stroke scientists from the University of Bristol. 

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Cancer Survivorship Summit

Date: 25 September 2017

Venue: De Vere West One 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. 

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



The 10th MSK Ultrasound Intervention Course

Date: 25-27 September 2017

Venue: Bailbrook House 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. Delegates should expect to gain considerable experience in 3 days.

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


2017 Erasmus Basic MR Physics course

Date: 25-29 September 2017

Venue: Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee, UK

This friendly one-week course provides delegates with a sound understanding of the basic physics of MRI. The format consists of lectures and supervised tutorial 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. A course limit of 25 delegates enables focussed learning and tutorial sessions, together with networking opportunities (welcome reception and course dinner). Delegates typically attend from Clinical Radiology and Medical Physics backgrounds, and also from academic research environments.

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FISIC 2017

Date: 27 - 28 September 2017

Venue: The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London

A multidisciplinary conference on the theme of sports injuries, 'from start to finish'. For orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians, physiotherapists and all other healthcare professionals working in sport, at all levels.  The programme aims to have broad appeal and specifically includes the opportunity to debate controversial issues. For programme details, please click here

Heart Rhythm Congress 2017

Date: 1-4 October 2017

Venue: The ICC, Birmingham UK

The largest heart rhythm event in the UK, Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) provides unrivalled opportunity for health care professionals interested in the management of arrhythmias to share effective practice, show case innovation, learn about latest developments and network with UK & international delegates.

The first heart rhythm event to include extensive arrhythmia patient day meetings, nurse education, primary care shared learning and specialist further accreditation. With a trade exhibition running throughout, Heart Rhythm Congress focuses on improving patients outcomes by uniting all healthcare professionals.

For more information or to book please visit their website http://www.heartrhythmcongress.org/


International Cancer Imaging Society

The 17th International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and Annual Teaching Course. Cancer Imaging and Intervention: a Multidisciplinary Approach 

Date: 2- 4 October 2017

Register from: 1 March 2017

Abstract Deadline: 29 May 2017

Venue: Berlin,  Germany

The 17th annual course of our Society will focus on practically orientated education of cancer imaging through interactive teaching and the fostering of active learning. State of the art and novel quantitative and functional imaging techniques will be highlighted.

Abstract Deadline: 29 May 2017

Email: louise.mustoe@cancerimagingsociety.org.uk

Website: http://www.icimagingsociety.org.uk/index.cfm?task=meetings


Abdominal MRI study day

Date: 4 October 2017

Venue: The Cavendish Conference Centre, London

This study day covers all aspects of abdominal MRI imaging. Hear updates from experienced radiologists about current applications as well as future prospects. Incidental musculoskeletal findings will also be covered. Talks will cover information on recommended MR sequences as well as ‘top tips’ for dealing with common problems encountered in everyday clinical practice.

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Barcelona Musculoskeletal Workshop

Date: 11 October 2017

Venue: Barcelona, Spain

In this Musculoskeletal Ultrasound workshop, Dr George Koulouris and Dr Richard de Villiers will, joint by joint, go through scanning technique, US anatomy and common pathology of different joints as well demonstrations on model, followed by and hands-on sessions with the focus on sport related injuries.
An application to the European Accreditation Council for CME will be submitted.

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The 5th Barcelona Musculoskeletal MRI Course

Date: 12-14 October 2017

Venue: Barcelona, Spain

The focus of the 5th Barcelona Musculoskeletal MRI course is on sports related injuries and degenerative diseases of joints and soft tissues.
A wide range of pathology, from simple to complex, will be covered by world class radiologists such as Steven Pomeranz and Ara Kassarjian with a course methodology is based on lecture and interactive case discussion.
The course will be held in conjunction with Barcelona Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop taking place on 11 October.
An application to the European Accreditation Council for CME has been submitted for both workshop and the course.

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Interventional radiology for the general radiologist

Date: 13 October 2017

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

This meeting focuses on various aspects of Interventional Radiology for the general radiologists. It covers an overview of IR provision, patient selections, technical considerations, complications and lessons learned. Topics include neck, thorax, abdo-pelvis, MSK, Paediatrics, sedation and analgesia. It’s aimed at consultant radiologists and trainees who do not specialise in IR but perform some aspects of general IR.

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Manchester Interstitial Lung Diseases Meeting

Date: 16 – 17 October 2017

Venue: Midland Hotel, Manchester

This 2-day event will appeal primarily to consultant physicians and trainees in respiratory medicine, but pathologists and radiologists with an interest in ILD are also welcome. The aim of the meeting is to provide a review of the diagnosis and management of interstitial lung diseases with clinical, radiologic and pathological correlations. It will comprise of a series of presentations and interactive multidisciplinary sessions delivered by a superb selection of expert international and national speakers.

Full event programme and registration


Hot topics: Neuroradiology

Date: 19 October 2017

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre

Neuroimaging is a rapidly advancing field with frequent developments in scanning modalities, protocols, clinical indications, patient management, and post-processing techniques.
More of these examinations are requested outside of dedicated neuroscience centres and the aim of this course is to provide an introduction and suggestions of how to utilise and interpret some of the more advanced principles in the management, acquisition and interpretation of structural and functional imaging studies of the brain and spine.
The course is designed primarily for DGH consultants with an interest in neuroradiology; it would also be suitable for trainees interested in neuroradiology.

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BASO Annual Scientific Conference

Date: 5-8 November 2017

Venue: BT Convention Centre, Kings Dock, Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4FP

Following the success of last year Conference, BASO is pleased to joining forces once again with the NCRI in 2017 to deliver the largest cancer conference in UK. Our aim is to provide a unique environment for interdisciplinary learning and the cross-fertilisation of ideas by bringing together delegates from all cancer disciplines. There will be symposia, parallel sessions and workshops facilitated by an array of national and International experts.

Abstract Submission and Earlybird Registrations are now open

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A course in Radiotherapy Physics

Date: 7-11 November 2017

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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Cardiac study day

Date: 13 November 2017

Venue: The M-Shed, Bristol

The meeting is aimed at those wishing to develop, or already with an interest in acute and elective cardiac imaging. There will be an emphasis on important new developments and where imaging leads to improved clinical outcomes. If you wish to submit a poster abstract to be displayed at the Cardiac study day, please email Dr Mark Hamilton (Mark.Hamilton@UHBristol.nhs.uk) no later than Friday 13 October 2017.

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The Abdominal and Pelvic MRI course

Date: 15-17 November 2017

Venue: Barcelona, Spain

Rather unique to this course, is the emphasis on the entire abdominal and pelvic area and will hold exchange of ideas that might improve patient care, familiarisation with problems and strengths of MRI for solving clinical question and with future developments. The lectures will be given by experts in abdominal and pelvic MRI. The lectures will be in didactic form with time for questions and case presentations. At the end of each day there will be review with more in-depth interaction with current cases.
The Abdominal and Pelvic MRI course is geared towards radiologists, radiologists-in-training, MR technicians and clinicians with special interest in genitourinary, gastrointestinal or oncological subspecialisations
An application to the European Accreditation Council for CME has been submitted.

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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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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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