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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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Integrating inherited cancer syndromes into cancer care 2017

Date: 6 September 2017

Venue: The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

This one day course will examine the relevance of genetic test results for management of oncology patients. Each will focus on a case and the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions about each case. The learning objectives of the course is an appreciation of the contribution of genetic results for planning treatment, prognostic indicators, assessing future cancer risk and planning long term cancer surveillance for the patient as well as understanding the relevance of genetic testing for patients’ relatives. The course will cover colorectal cancer, breast cancer, gynae cancer and endocrine cancer cases.

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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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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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BNMS Autumn Meeting 2017

Date: 15 September 2017

Venue: ACC, Liverpool

BNMS Autumn Meeting in 2017 will be held at the ACC, Liverpool on 15 September. This is an excellent opportunity to network with your fellow colleagues and catch up on the latest in nuclear medicine in one weekend.

 

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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TCI and BIS practicum

Date: 22 September 2017 

Venue: The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London  

This is a practical one day course delivering:

  • Consultant led teaching and advice, by clinicians using TCI and BIS everyday
  • Small group ‘hands on’ clinical workshops, using simulation with BIS
  • Problem solving and trouble shooting
  • TCI in a wide range of settings

*5 CPD points applied for from The Royal College of Anaesthetists

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First Annual London Technologists Nuclear Medicine Update

Date: 22 September 2017

Venue: Royal Free Hospital, London

Designed for Technologists & Radiographers by the Royal Free London Nuclear Medicine Academy.

The London Nuclear Medicine update is an educational and networking event for  technologists/radiographers working in nuclear medicine and hybrid imaging to provide latest updates on current practice (diagnostic & therapeutic) and future perspective.

Educational objectives:

  1. Review conventional and recent technical advances in radionuclide diagnostic (SPECT & PET) and therapeutic applications
  2. Review patient preparation, imaging, processing and radiation issues related to radionuclide imaging and therapy
  3. Review current regulatory information and procedural guidelines for radionuclide imaging and therapy

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South West Paediatric Radiology meeting
Date: 25 September 2017
Venue: Academy, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
Open to all radiologists and radiographers in the south west who have an interest in paediatric radiology. We welcome submissions for the meeting.
Registration is free but please email radiologypa@tst.nhs.uk for collating numbers and lunch catering.

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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Soft tissue sarcoma - A clinical update          

Date: 26 September 2017

Venue: The Royal Marsden Conference Centre, London

This event aims to provide a state of the art review of multidisciplinary sarcoma care.  Topics to include a review of sarcoma biology, imaging developments in diagnosis and response assessment, surgery of retroperitoneal sarcomas, management of gynaecological sarcomas and a clinical trials update

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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

 

11th International Conference: Improving the use of electromyography in paediatrics

Date: 27-29 September 2017

Venue: Thagaste Monastery "Augustijnenklooster", Ghent, Belgium

The aim of all the meetings has been to equip the delegates with the skills and knowledge to perform paediatric EMG. The course is of interest to specialists in child neurology, child paediatricians, specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, clinical neurophysiologists, researchers and physiotherapists with interest in paediatric EMG.

No prior knowledge of paediatric EMG is needed to make your attendance at this unique conference worthwhile. Nevertheless, if you want to start the conference with a basic knowledge of paediatric EMG, you can sign up for a unique short basic course about paediatric EMG and child ultrasound on September 26.

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Modern imaging and intervention in acute stroke

Date: 28 September 2017

Venue: UCLH Education Centre, London or webinar

2 CPD points awarded - THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR ALL RADIOLOGISTS

Topic and learning objectives:

Modern Imaging and Intervention in Acute Stroke

  • Imaging guidelines for acute stroke
  • Management altering imaging findings
  • Update on acute stroke intervention
  • Post care complications and imaging

Speaker:

Dr Kyriakos Lobotesis

Consultant Neuroradiologist (Interventional) Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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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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The 10th Annual Royal Marsden Breast Cancer Meeting: Hot topics in breast cancer

Date: 6 October 2017

Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, London

This year’s event aims to provide an update on what is new, challenging and controversial in the management of patients with breast cancer. This year our programme will address the contentious dilemmas surrounding Post Mastectomy Radiotherapy and Reconstruction, and how or if, they go together. We will also look at various other challenges and hot topics in medical oncology.

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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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Anaesthesia for major surgery –What’s new?

Date: 12 October 2017

Venue: The Royal Marsden Conference Centre, London

This year’s topics will cover various aspects of anaesthesia management of major surgical patients, including pre-operative assessment, intra-operative monitoring, evidence based practice of fluid and haemorrhage management and problem based solutions. Lectures will be delivered by well known international and national speakers and there will be a unique opportunity for trainees to submit abstracts for the case presentation competition.

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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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The Royal Marsden Kidney and Prostate Cancer Meeting: Dilemmas from diagnosis to treatment

Date: 13 October 2017

Venue:  The Royal Marsden Conference Centre, London,

Both Kidney and Prostate Cancer are diverse diseases ranging from small clinically insignificant tumours to advanced incurable malignancy. Early diagnosis presents challenges balancing the need to identify potentially aggressive cancers at a curable stage and at the same time differentiating these from insignificant disease for which patients may be over treated.  The talks and discussions will be targeted at a multi-disciplinary audience and at the end of the day attendees will have been brought up to date on the latest developments in these key areas.

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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.

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RCEM Annual Scientific Conference 2017

Date: 16-18 October 2017

Venue: The ACC, Liverpool

Join the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) in Liverpool for their Annual Scientific Conference 2017. This key conference covers a number of themes including infection, research, toxicology, elderly, keeping safe and much more. In addition to all this, relax and unwind with your peers at our complimentary drinks reception at the end of day 1 and the annual dinner on day 2.

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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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The Fifth Royal Marsden lung cancer symposium

Date: 1 November 2017

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, London

The fifth Royal Marsden lung cancer symposium will tackle burning issues and key challenges facing clinicians treating patients with lung cancer. We have assembled a combination of highly knowledgeable faculty members who will be talking on topics including: advances in screening, epidemiology, diagnostics and systemic and local therapies in both NSCLC and SCLC. It will also involve discussions and debate on the pros and cons of treating oligometastatic NSCLC radically, and give a year in overview.

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Neuroanatomy for imagers

Date: 2 November 2017

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 from previous courses; the course runs twice a year.

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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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15th Annual head and neck imaging course

Date: 7-9 November 2017

Venue: Northwick Park Hospital, 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 and International Imaging Standards and potential medico-legal complications.

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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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The Oswestry Spinal Imaging Course

Date: 8-9 November 2017

Venue: Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

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 musculoskeletal radiologists followed by an interactive case based session with dedicated film reading and discussion.

Registration fee: £295, to include lunch, refreshments and dinner

Target audience: Specialist Registrar and Consultants in radiology

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For full programme and booking, please contact Sian Jones on sian.jones@rjah.nhs.uk or 01691 404661

 

 

Body diffusion- weighted MRI imaging: solving clinical problems and diagnostic dilemmas

Date: 8-10 November 2017

Venue: Musée de la Medicine, Brussels, Belgium 

The newly- revised course on “Body diffusion- weighted MRI imaging: solving clinical problems and diagnostic dilemmas” will enable you to master your techniques in all practical aspects of using diffusion-weighted MRI to effectively solve various clinical problems and diagnostic dilemmas in the body. 

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The Ninth Annual Royal Marsden Head and Neck Conference: “Head and neck cancer – the shape of things to come?”

Date: 10 November 2017

Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, London

This year we have chosen to look into the future and explore some potential advances that might occur in the management of head and neck cancer over the next decade. The meeting assembles some of the country’s leading experts to critically discuss the evidence base for topics as diverse as immunotherapy, metastasectomy, image-guided surgery, adaptive radiotherapy and advances in imaging. Our invitation is extended to consultants and trainees alike, as well as other members of the multidisciplinary team. The meeting will be interactive with ample opportunity to discuss the evidence presented.

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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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Neurological Fellowship

Date: 13-18 November 2017

Venue: TMC Head Office, Barcelona, 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.

Selected topics will first be presented in a lecture format, followed by representative cases mixed with other neuroradiology cases - participants will review the images, first by themselves and then together with the mentor and the group. The aim is to reproduce the reading room experience, simulating and condensing full length neuroradiology fellowship.

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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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The 10th Royal Marsden pain and opioid conference

Date: 16-17 November 2017

Venue: The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London

Opioids still form the mainstay of many types of pain for both cancer and non-malignant pains. Although there is evidence for their effect, opioids also are associated with significant side effects in the short and long term. This day will examine these varied aspects of opioids from targeting multiple receptors to a detailed examination of adverse gastrointestinal effects. We will also hear up to date reviews on opioids for non-malignant pain, addiction, the use of opioids at end of life and in paediatric practice from experts in these fields.

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7th Joint Scientific Meeting of RCR & HKCR and 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of HKCR

Date: 18–19 November 2017

Venue: Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Hong Kong

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and Hong Kong College of Radiologists (HKCR) will jointly organise the 7th Joint Scientific Meeting of RCR & HKCR and 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of HKCR on 18-19 November 2017 at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, Hong Kong. The lectures cover a variety of topics in radiology, clinical oncology, nuclear medicine and palliative medicine, to be delivered by overseas and local radiologists. The scientific programme covers special focus multidisciplinary symposium in lymphoma and AOSOR-HKCR Conjoint Session in oncological imaging and intervention.

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20th British Society for Heart Failure  (BSH)  Autumn Meeting

Date: 23-24 November 2017

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London

This two-day meeting takes place in November every year. The faculty usually consists of 40 speakers/chairs, both national and international, and about 700 delegates and 20 exhibiting companies attend.

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4th Annual photodynamic therapy symposium

Date: 27 November 2017

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London

Speakers include nationally and internationally recognised specialists in photodynamic therapy who will discuss the applications of this revolutionary treatment, the benefits to patients and where future research is heading. The day will consist of interactive lectures and discussions and will also present an opportunity to network with scientists and clinicians interested in photodynamic therapy and photo diagnosis.

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Digital Imaging 2017: Radiology Information Systems and PACS

Date: 4 December 2017

Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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.

For further information and to book your place or email hanisha@hc-uk.org.uk

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.) 

 

 

Ultrasound 2017 - The 49th  Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Medical Ultrasound Society

Date: 6-8 December 2017

Venue: Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham

Ultrasound 2017 programme has been designed to provide a wide reaching and varied programme that addresses major developments in a range of ultrasound fields with a view to support delegates in their everyday practice and professional development. This is an essential meeting for ultrasound practitioners, NHS staff and researchers involved in the delivery and development of medical ultrasound.

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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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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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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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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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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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