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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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The 6th annual scientific meeting of the Scottish Radiotherapy Research Forum

Date: 2 November 2017

Venue: Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together researchers, clinicians, academics and students working in all aspects of radiotherapy to provide a platform for knowledge transfer and networking. This year's theme will be:

‘Precision Radiotherapy’

We have put together an outstanding programme of international and national speakers on a variety of topics within this theme, and there will be four oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts.


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Abdominal imaging

Date: 4 November 2017

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London

Abdominal x-rays are frequently requested but poorly understood. The meeting will focus on basic abdominal imaging and in particular interpretation of abdominal x-rays in adults and children as a starting point for diagnosing abdominal pathology.

This meeting is perfect for final year medical students, foundation year doctors and trainees in radiology, emergency medicine and surgery as well as provide a good refresher course for more experienced doctors.

Call for abstracts

Submission deadline: Wednesday 27 September

Prize: £500

Open to: All SpRs radiologists and radiotherapists training in the UK and Northern Ireland with a limit of one paper from each hospital

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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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Practical Clinical Implementation of MR-SIM in the Pelvis Study Day

Date: 8 November 2017

Venue: No. 11 Cavendish Square, London

The clinical use of MRI in radiotherapy planning has increased rapidly in the last few years and one of the most active areas of its implementation is in the pelvis .By bringing together leading experts in the field, this one day event will provide a comprehensive overview of the physical and clinical principles of MR guided delineation and treatment planning  in prostate  radiotherapy and gynaecologic brachytherapy.  Experts will also share their experience  as to The practical process for clinical implementation and use of MR in  treatment planning  

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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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Norwich Radiology Academy – Open Day

Date: 9 November 2017

Venue: Norwich Radiology Academy, Norwich

The Norwich Radiology Academy offers a five year training programme for qualified doctors to train to become radiologists.  The open day is intended for junior doctors who are interested in becoming a radiologist.

The open day will provide an overview of radiology training, will give an insight into training at the Norwich Radiology Academy and it will also explore the radiology selection and interview process.

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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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Radiology Academy Forum on Breast and Prostate MRI

Date: 17 November 2017

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel Birmingham NEC

Following a successful inaugural year for the Radiology Academy in 2016, Bayer UK are pleased to invite you to this year’s Radiology Academy Forum, which will focus on breast and prostate MRI.

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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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Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Date: 21-23 November 2017

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

We offer a three-day CMR covering the basic principles of CMR, its clinical indications and role in a multi-modality imaging environment. Delegates will learn in lectures and small group sessions (teaching, cases, and real-life scanning demonstration) and will gain a solid understanding of when to refer a patient for Cardiovascular MRI and how to interpret CMR images and reports.

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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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RPS/Combined Royal Colleges Lecture 2017

Date: 23 November 2017

Venue: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London

Clinical images are incredibly important for the analysis and assessment of living bodies, but they can also be utilised for forensic identification and archaeological investigation. This presentation will describe how clinical images contribute towards the depiction of faces from the past and from contemporary forensic investigation and discuss the challenges and limitations of this research. You will discover the application of clinical imagery to the depiction of famous historical figures (such as Richard III and Robert the Bruce), preserved bodies (such as Ancient Egyptian mummies or bog bodies) and disease or trauma in ancient populations.  

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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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Bournemouth Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course

Date: 24-25 January 2018

Venue: AECC University College School of Medical Ultrasound, Bournemouth

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

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




8th MDCT Symposium

Date: 29-30 January 2018

Venue: Centre de Congrès Prouvé, Nancy, France

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

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

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

Date: 1 March 2018

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

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

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A course in Radiotherapy Physics

Date: 6-10 March 2018

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

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

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British Nuclear Medicine Society Spring Meeting 2018

Dates: 14-16 April 2018

Venue: ICC, Birmingham

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

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Abstract Submission now open –Deadline 03/01/18 



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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