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MR and CT Angiography in Daily Clinical Practice

Date: Friday 12 October 2018

Venue: Holiday Inn Manchester, 25 Aytoun St, Manchester, M1 3AE

The aim is for a pragmatic review and discussion of MRA and CTA in everyday

clinical practice. Applications CE MRA, CTA

  • Carotid
  • Thoracic
  • Renal/Mesenteric
  • Peripheral
  • Whole body MRA
  • Venous

Programme and registration


Plain film

Date: 12 October 2018

Venue: The IET, Austin Court, Birmingham

This meeting aims to revisit the important role of plain film examinations in radiology practice.

Further information 


The 6th Barcelona Musculoskeletal MRI Course

Date: 18—20 October 2018

Venue: Barcelona, Spain – H10 Marina Barcelona

20 CME Credits

Summary: With a panel of highly experienced lecturers the course will cover topics related to sport injuries as well as osteomyelitis, Soft Tissue Sarcomas in MRI and Ultrasound and MR Arthrography amongst others. 

The methodology of the course empathises on the understanding of the theoretical lecture by interactive case discussion. Additionally, there will be an introduction to structured reporting as way of working. 

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Improving Cancer Diagnosis

Date: Friday 19 October 2018

Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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.



Date: 19—23 October 2018

Venue: Munich, Germany

The EONS11 conference and annual meetings will this year be held at ESMO 2018, from 19-23 October, in Munich, Germany.

The EONS11 three-day nursing track will focus on five major themes:

● cancer nursing leadership

● symptom management

● patient safety

● new cancer research

● cancer nurse roles

Registration is now open

Further information

Radioactive waste advisers training course 

Dates: 22—24 October 2018

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

This new course provides the theoretical background and training necessary for managing and giving advice on the use of sealed and unsealed radioactive sources in hospitals. The three-day course covers all aspects of legislation and safe practice in the medical uses of radioactive substances. As well as lectures, there will be workshop sessions which will help to reinforce the topics covered.

The course is at a level suitable for hospital physicists working in hospital radiation protection and is particularly suitable for those who wish to become Radioactive Waste Advisers.

Further information and Registration Form


Introduction to Ultrasound Imaging Course

Date: 23 October 2018

Venue: Strathallen Hotel, Birmingham

One day introductory course provides a combination of lectures, scanning demonstrations and practical workshops to give a comprehensive introduction to ultrasound imaging for those who are new to the field or have limited experience. Topics include: the three main ultrasound modalities and then parallel sessions will offer a choice of 2D/3D/4D Obstetrics imaging or FAST, MSK, Vascular access and Deep Vein thrombosis.

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Inside Radiology

Date: 27 October 2018

Venue: New Hunt’s House, London

This course will be predominantly lecture based with opportunities to talk to current trainees about their specific concerns they may have prior to embarking on the five year run through program. The series of lectures will not only focus on the training aspect of radiology but also the life of a radiology SpR and the challenges that they face on a day to day basis. The course intends to look at all aspects of training from the FRCR examination and how its changed over the last few years, to the different method of learning that SpR’s utilise to gain the breadth and depth of knowledge that they need. The course will conclude with a Q&A session and also some top tips to help one stand out in the extremely competitive application process.

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Masterclass in Imaging of Gynaecological Cancers  

Date: 1 November 2018

Venue: Imparando, London

Learning objectives for this course:

  1.  Role of imaging in the diagnosis and evaluation of gynaecological malignancy 
  2.  To understand and apply the FIGO staging system 
  3.  To appreciate the application of imaging in deciding treatment options for gynaecological cancers 
  4.  To assess treatment response, complication of treatment and detection of recurrent disease

Further information

Venous Ultrasound Imaging Course

Date: 3 November 2018

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London

This is a one day course on ultrasound colour duplex imaging of the deep and superficial venous system. The course is a combination of lectures, demonstrations and workshop sessions and is designed to cover both the investigation protocols and diagnostic criteria. The emphasis will be on the practical hands-on scanning techniques. Topics include: Basic principles of ultrasound imaging, Haemodynamics and Doppler ultrasound techniques, Lower limb deep venous system, Lower limb superficial venous system, Upper limb venous system, Ultrasound imaging in surgical practice.

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18th Annual Emergency Radiology Symposium: What You Need to Know to Get You Through the Night

Date: 4—7 November 2018

Venue: Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida

The 18th Annual Emergency Radiology symposium is designed to help radiologists and emergency radiologists maintain optimal competence in the utilisation of the most reliable imaging modalities and best-practice strategies, even for unusual conditions. One-third of the lectures will be dedicated to plain films and the remainder will stress state-of-the-art emergency imaging of the central nervous system, chest, abdomen and coronary and musculoskeletal systems. This course will be of special interest to physicians in the fields of radiology, emergency radiology and emergency medicine.

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16th Annual MDT Head and Neck Imaging Course

Date: 6—8 November 2018

Venue: Northwick Park Hospital; Harrow, North West 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 & International Imaging Standards and potential medico-legal complications.

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A Course in Radiotherapy Physics

Date: 6—10 November 2018 | 5—9 March 2019

Venues: The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton |Chester Beatty Laboratories, Chelsea

A Practical and Theoretical Course in Radiotherapy Physics, comprising two, 5 day courses are held annually at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust. There are 4 days of lectures and a hands-on practical session on each course, delivered by experts in the field. The course is designed primarily for radiotherapy physicists, but very relevant for other oncology professionals.  

Course details and dates:

6—10 November 2018: Radiation Dosimetry, Imaging for Radiotherapy, Treatment Planning and Patient Specific Dosimetry (Sutton)

5—9 March 2019: Radiobiology, Accelerator Design and Quality Assurance, Brachytherapy & Radiotherapy Verification Imaging (Chelsea)

Further information and flyer 

Spinal Imaging

Date: 7—8 November 2018

Venue: Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire

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 a Faculty including Musculoskeletal Radiologists, Spinal Surgeons and Specialists in Spinal Injury, followed by interactive case-based sessions with dedicated film reading and discussion. Target audience: Specialist Registrars and Consultants in Radiology.

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Neuroanatomy for Imagers

Date: 8 November 2018

Venue: King’s College London, SE1 7EH

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.

Further information/registration 

The Abdominal and Pelvic MRI course for tumour MDT meetings

Date: 8—9 November 2018

Venue: Barcelona, Spain – Torre Mapfre 

11 CME Credits

Summary: A comprehensive 2-day course which will focus on MRI of abdomen and pelvis, surgical as well as oncologic applications. For surgical purposes, the preoperative staging and findings that could impact surgical treatment will be discussed. MRI’s roll for oncologic staging and treatment assessment will be detailed. This course is useful for any member of the tumor board who needs to understand the radiology of the abdomen including diagnostic radiologists, therapeutic and interventional radiologists, surgeons, oncologists, and clinicians who plan cancer screening.

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The 10th Annual Royal Marsden Head and Neck Conference – A Decade of Progress in Head and Neck Cancer Management

Date: 9 November 2018

Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, London

The focus of this meeting is on how the management of head and neck cancer has changed over the past decade and to look into the future and explore some of potential advances that might occur in our working lifetimes. The meeting assembles some of the country’s leading experts to critically discuss the evidence base for a wide range of pertinent surgical, oncological and radiological topics in addition to clinical research.

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Abdominal CT and MRI Fellowship November 2018

Date: 12—16 November 2018

Venue: Barcelona, Spain – Torre Mapfre

30 CME Credits

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Masterclass in Imaging of Oncological Whole Body MRI

Date: 15 November 2018

Venue: Imparando, London

 Learning objectives for this course:

  ·  To provide a rationale for the use of WB-MRI for maintaining health via early detection and disease characterisation.
  ·  To discuss the application and benefits of WB-MRI in prostate cancer. 
  ·  To discuss the application and benefits of WB-MRI in multiple myeloma.
  ·  To discuss the application and benefits of WB-MRI in breast cancer.

Further information

2nd Liverpool MRI Study Day

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018,

Venue: Hotel Novotel Liverpool Centre - Liverpool ONE, 40 Hanover St, Liverpool L1 4LN

The Liverpool MRI Study Day aims to provide delegates with an overview of pelvic imaging delivered by Consultant Radiologists and Specialist MRI Radiographers. The Study Day will focus on Pelvic MRI with presentations on current practice, developing your service, safety aspects and image interpretation.

The Liverpool Study Day will provide practice advice and guidance relevant to your daily practice in these areas, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and liaise with the speakers during refreshment breaks and lunch. 

Programme and registration 



26th Annual Scientific Meeting of Hong Kong College of Radiologists

Date: 17–18 November 2018

Venue:  Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

Hong Kong College of Radiologists (HKCR) will organise the 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of HKCR at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, Hong Kong SAR. The programme will consist of scientific symposia, special theme lectures, free paper presentations, scientific exhibits and technical exhibition.  Renowned overseas and prominent local speakers will cover a variety of topics in Radiology, Clinical Oncology and Nuclear Medicine.  The theme of this year's meeting will be 'Artificial Intelligence', 'Head & Neck Malignancies' and 'Gastrointestinal Malignancies'.

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BNMS Autumn Meeting

Date: 19 November 2018

Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin

This will be a joint meeting of the British Nuclear Medicine Society and the Irish Nuclear Medicine Association.  There will be various talks on musculoskeletal disease, multimodality imaging of Spinal Infection, SPECT-CT of the Foot and Ankle and more. Abstract submission opens in July (posters presentations only). Registration opens in mid-August.

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Oesophageal Section Symposium

Date: 19 November 2018

Venue: RCP London

This meeting will include talks on Achalasia, Barrett’s oesophagus management, surgical management  and more. There will also be an update on the Aspect trial’s results and their implications. Findings from this trial were published in the August 2018 edition of The Lancet.

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Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Date: 20—22 November 2018

Venue: King’s College London, SE1 7EH

We cover 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) gaining a solid understanding of when to refer a patient for Cardiovascular MRI and how to interpret CMR images and reports.

Further information

Neuroradiology Fellowship November 2018

Date: 26—30 November 2018

Venue: Barcelona, Spain – Torre Mapfre

29 CME Credits

Further information


Cancer Survivorship Summit: Improving outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer

Date: 3 December 2018

Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Chaired by Dr Kate Jenkins Clinical Psychologist Salisbury District NHS Foundation Trust this national annual summit takes a practical approach to improving practice and outcomes for those living with and beyond cancer, moving from surviving to thriving. Through national updates and practical case studies the conference aims to support you to deliver on the above priorities outlined by NHS England and develop effective cancer survivorship support and services. 

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Caldicott Principles & Information Sharing in End of Life Care

Date: 3 December 2018

Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Healthcare Conferences UK in association with Christopher Fincken, Independent Member UK Caldicott Guardian Council, (Chairman 2012-2017) & Caldicott Guardian at Marie Curie are pleased to announce this Conference which will focus on Information Sharing and Caldicott Principles in End of Life care. Following the success of our previous Caldicott Guardian National Conferences, and feedback from our regular Caldicott Training Masterclasses, this conference will focus on developing your role in improving communication and information sharing at the end of life whilst ensuring patient confidentiality.

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Effective Non-Medical Prescribing in End of Life Care

Date: 5 December 2018

Venue: The Studio Conference Centre, Manchester

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

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UCL/UCLH Lung imaging biomarkers: from research to clinical practice

Date: 10 December 2018

Venue: London, Wellcome Collection

Course Content

1.     Concept and development of radiomics and imaging biomarkers

2.     Measurement, accuracy, precision, confusion and validation

3.     Imaging of pulmonary nodules

4.     Tumour response - PET Criteria, CT Criteria

5.     Quantitative diffuse lung biomarkers

6.     Imaging biomarkers in clinical trials and treatment effects

7.     An opportunity to ask experts in the field of lung imaging biomarkers

This is a non-fee paying course. There are limited numbers that can be accommodated.

Please register your attendance via our Eventbrite page

Further information

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.

 Further information

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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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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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.

Further information

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.

Further information


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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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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