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Physics of medical imaging courses       

Date: Wednesday, 27 – Friday, 29 November 2019                       

Course 3 - Image Theory, Perception and Processing           

Date: Tuesday, 11 February 2020                                               

Course 4 - Diagnostic Radiology and CT           

Date: Wednesday, 12 February – Friday, 14 February 2020           

Course 5 - Nuclear Medicine

Date: Tuesday, 10 – Friday, 13 March 2020                                 

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22nd BSH Annual Autumn Meeting 2019

Date: 28–29 November 2019

Venue: QEII, London

22nd British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) Annual Autumn Meeting 2019 is organized by British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) and will be held from 28-29 November 2019 at London, United Kingdom.

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Twins 2019

Twins 2019

Date: 28–30 November 2019

Venue: The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care – CUHK, China

The upcoming Twins Congress 2019—The Joint 5th World Congress on Twin Pregnancy: A Global Perspective & The 17th Congress of the International Society Twin Studies (ISTS)—aims to establish the proper medical care and management of twin pregnancy.

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Digital Imaging Summit 2019 Improving Radiology Reporting

Date: 2 December 2019

Venue: West One De Vere Conference Centre London

Chaired by Dr Qaiser Malik Member of the Clinical Radiology Professional Learning and Development Committee Royal College of Radiologists, this conference focuses on the important issue of improving radiology reporting turnaround times. The national review of radiology reporting within the NHS in England by the Care Quality Commission found huge variation in radiology reporting highlighting trusts that had backlogs of 33,400 unreported images (the oldest images had been waiting to be reported for eight months).

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Up and Coming Techniques in Medical Physics Translated into Clinical Practices 2019

Date: 2 December 2019

Venue: Institute of Physics, London, UK

The IOP’s Medical Physics Group welcomes you to its 7th annual scientific and networking meeting, which aims to bring together people from all areas of Medical Physics and discuss potential collaborations. Our speakers will discuss the translation of new innovative development in Medical Physics into clinical practice and the processes involved in bringing new technology into clinical use.

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Radiation in Everyday Life

Date: 3 - 4 December

Venue: University of Strathclyde

Taking place on the 3 & 4 December 2019 at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow,  the aim of this event is to give delegates an insight into the wide range of uses of ionising and non-ionising radiation in everyday life, together with a session focusing on sealed radioactive sources.  It will also include presentations from regulators on recent regulatory changes and their implementation as well as providing a networking opportunity for those interested in radiation protection.

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Eustachian tube and practical management of everyday otology problems

Date: 6 December 2019

Harvard Professor Dr Dennis Poe and a host of top specialists will give you a comprehensive overview of the Eustachian tube and common otological issues.

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Skin Meeting

Date: 9 December 2019

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

Aimed at Consultants and trainees in oncology, dermatology and plastic surgery, this meeting will bring together national experts to provide delegates with an update on the evolving and current treatment strategies in the management of malignant melanoma and non-melanomatous skin cancers (NMSC).

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Future of bladder cancer

Date: Thursday 12 December 2019

Venue: The Christie Hospital, Manchester, M20 4BX

We are delighted to welcome you to Manchester for the second RCR bladder cancer meeting, which offers a packed and diverse programme. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the advances in imaging, treatment and rare variants of bladder cancer. There will be the opportunity to take part in a contouring session before finishing off the day with a debate on the proposal: this house believes radiotherapy can cure non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

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Ovarian cancer update

Date: 10 January 2020

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine

This is an exciting event where you will explore a broad range of clinical and scientific topics and ensure that you are updated with the current practices of ovarian cancer.

Attendees can expect to:

•Learn about the biology of ovarian cancer

•Discuss the pros and cons of treatment modalities in the upfront setting

•Stay up-to-date on both rarer as well as more common forms of ovarian cancer

There are limited bursary places available for oncology trainees and nurses on a first come first served basis.

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BTOG 18th Annual Conference 2020 - The Premier Thoracic Oncology Conference for the Multi-Disciplinary Team

Date: 29 - 31 January 2020

Venue: Clayton Hotel, Dublin

Join our 18th BTOG Annual Conference. With over 70 presentations, panel discussions, satellite symposia, subgroup updates and more.

The 2019 Annual BTOG Conference was a great success attended by 921 attendees, speakers from 8 countries and 25 exhibition stands with over 200 exhibitors.

The British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) is the multi-disciplinary group for healthcare professionals involved with thoracic malignancies throughout the UK and Ireland.

The mission of BTOG is to support and educate healthcare professionals, creating a professional community to exchange ideas, information and innovation and to foster the development of research.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

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First national REAL course: It's not about the errors, it's about the learning

Date: 3 February 2020

Venue: The IET, Birmingham

This programme features speakers from all over the UK, combining pitfalls sessions in various specialities looking at common errors made in reporting and how to avoid them.

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3rd RSSA/SASPI Paediatric Imaging Congress, South Africa

Date: 6–9 February 2020

Venue: Maslow Hotel, Sandton, South Africa

This congress will focus on Paediatric Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Imaging. The Faculty consists of 9 internationally renowned Paediatric Radiologists. The selected topics will give insight and guidelines into the management of both common and challenging conditions encountered. Participants are invited to submit original abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations by Friday 8 November 2019. Only online submissions will be accepted.

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Supervisor skills – February 2020

Date: 10 February 2020

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

Designed around the GMC’s supervisor training requirements, this course is for both clinical radiology and clinical oncology delegates.

This day is aimed at clinicians embarking on a supervisory role and is suitable for consultants or final year trainees about to take on a consultant post. The course also covers the specific workplace-based assessments in each specific curricula.

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Managing the trainee in difficulty - London - February 2020  

Date: 13 February 2020

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

Our Managing the trainee in difficulty course is designed for everyone who deals first-hand with trainees – such as clinical and educational supervisors, college tutors and training programme directors.

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Imaging and prostate cancer

Date: 14 February 2020

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine

This highly commended one-day teaching course focuses on the value and uses of MR and PET/CT imaging in the entire patient journeys from suspected prostate cancer to the advanced disease state using the framework of definable clinical states.

Attendees can expect to:

•Gain insight on the pathologic states, problems of categorisation and clinical needs of patients in each clinical state

•Explore how the next generation prostate imaging can create opportunities to support and manage pathways of patients

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Thoracic imaging masterclasses

Date: 27 February 2020

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

Led by The Royal College of Radiologists and the Royal Brompton Hospital, and supported by the Society of Radiologists in Training, this two-day course in thoracic imaging is intended for radiologists at all levels of seniority. The format of the event and topics covered will be of value not only to junior radiologists preparing for the FRCR Part II examination but also to more senior radiologists wishing to re-visit and revise aspects of thoracic imaging.

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Radiobiology, Accelerator Design and Quality Assurance, Brachytherapy & Radiotherapy Verification Imaging

Date: 3-7 March 2020

Venue: The Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre,London

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.  

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Manchester Interstitial Lung Diseases Meeting 2020

Date: 4 - 5 March 2020

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport

The aims are to give updates of ILDs and to get practical and expert advice on the management of ILD patients. Registration fee for this not-for-profit meeting is £100 for the two days, including refreshments and lunch. Roche Products Ltd and Boehringer Ingelheim have provided unrestricted educational grants for the meeting. They have had no role in its design or delivery.

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Image Guided Intervention ­­– for beginners

Date: 12 March 2020

Venue: Norwich Radiology Academy

This course aims to teach and reinforce the basics of the tools used and skills needed in interventional radiology. It is aimed at ST1-3 trainees in radiology who wish to develop their skills in performing basic procedures and for those who wish to apply for training in interventional radiology.


• To provide insight into a standard IR case by observing a live procedure via video link

• Know the steps involved in performing endovascular procedures using a simulator

• Know how to perform US guided procedures using phantoms

• Know the tools and kit used in IR and image guided procedures

• Know how to tailor your CV to get into interventional radiology

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Advanced Endovascular Workshop

Date: 13 March 2020

Venue: Norwich Radiology Academy

This brings together experts in aortic and peripheral vascular interventions. The course combines lectures with extensive opportunity for hands on practise with simulators.

Aim: To teach and reinforce the principles of planning and performing aortic and peripheral vascular interventions.


• To provide insight into a complex peripheral vascular case by observing a live procedure via video link

• Know and demonstrate the steps involved in performing endovascular procedures using a simulator (angioplasty, stenting and EVAR) & how to deal with complications

• Know how to interpret CT angiograms and its use in EVAR case planning

• Know the tools and kit used in endovascular procedures

• Learn ‘tips and tricks’ on how to deal with difficult cases

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23rd PET CT in the practice of oncology

Date: 16 March 2020

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine

This two-day event remains the only annual meeting in the UK that focuses on improving patient care in a clinical environment. Hear from world-renowned international experts about their clinical experiences and challenges as well as share your own experiences in a supportive friendly environment.

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Head and neck radiotherapy challenges

Date: 16 March 2020

Venue: Life Conference and Banqueting, International Centre for Life, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Head and neck cancer radiotherapy planning is becoming ever more intricate and literally more focused. This study day will cover the latest developments in head and neck oncology including the ‘5+5 margins’ concept.

Includes a radiotherapy outlining workshop led by Professor Vincent Gregoire.

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12th Global Hands-On Musculoskeletal MRI & Ultrasound Congress for Radiologists

Date: 1-4 April 2020

Venue: Holiday Inn Beach Resort, Penang Island, Malaysia

The strength of this congress is the combination of MSK MRI and Ultrasound and how and when each is used to solve the practical issues in MSK radiology. This intensive hands-on course teaches radiologists to report MSK MRI with high accuracy and perform screening and diagnostics ultrasound with competence. Learn practical tips and pearls not found in textbooks.

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ISMRM 28th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Date: 18 - 23 April 2020

Venue: Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Haematological malignancies

Date: 24 April 2020

Venue: Leeds General Infirmary, Department of Neuroradiology, Leeds General Infirmary

This meeting is aimed at radiologists and other health professionals with an interest in haematological malignancies. There will be a range of talks from expert speakers covering the clinical and imaging aspects of lymphoma and myeloma diagnosis and treatment.

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Date: 28–30 April 2020

Venue: Bournemouth International Centre

The last few years have seen a variety of changes and challenges in the RP community with the implementation of the 2013 EURATOM Basic Safety Standards into UK legislation and the impact of BREXIT.  The focus is how we address these challenges from a practical stand point, and how implementation has worked.

This conference intends to address many concepts from a practical standpoint with presentations from across all areas of the RP community, from the medical field to non-nuclear with speakers with experience as RPAs, RWAs, regulators, instrumentation and dosimetry experts.

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6th International Cancer Study & Therapy Conference

Date: 29–30 April 2020

Venue: Orlando, Florida, USA

Cancer Science-2020 is an initiative to unite the diverse researchers and business communities working in the field of cancer under one roof to understand the underlying biological procedures, current treatments which can be amended to increase effectiveness, precision, survivability and quality of life in cancer patients.

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Radiation protection training course

Date: 15–19 June 2020

The course will provide the theoretical background and training necessary for the radiological protection requirements of both ionising and non-ionising radiations used in hospitals. The main four-day module covers the following subject areas: radiation risks, dosimetry, biological effects, instrumentation, legislation, transport, emergencies, and safe practice in the medical uses of ionising radiations.

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BSER Sheffield 2020

Date: 24–25 June 2020

Venue: Millennium Gallery Sheffield

We  are  excited  to  welcome  renowned  speakers  from  around  the  world  including representatives from the American Society of Emergency Radiology, African Society of Radiology, Australian and New Zealand Emergency Radiology Group, Indian Society of Emergency Radiology and ESER. Also some well known faces from the UK including Dr Vikas Shah (#thexraydoctor), Dr John Curtis (BSER President), Dr Elizabeth Dick (ESER President) & Dr Caren Landes (BSER Vice President).

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Case based and interactive: Head and neck imaging

Date: 13 November 2020

Venue: Cavendish Conference Centre, London

This study day will provide an opportunity to learn about head and neck imaging using interactive methods. It will be suitable for trainees and consultants who would like to improve their head and neck radiology skills. Presentations by experienced head and neck radiologists will include a series of cases, and then audience will be invited to vote on the answers to questions posed.

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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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