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ISMRM Workshop on MR Safety - Ensuring Safety from First Principles to Best Practices

Date: 20-22 September 2019

Venue: University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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MRI of the abdomen and pelvis

Date: 2–30 September 2019

Venue: This is an online course

Do you want to learn about the MRI examination technique of abdominal and pelvic organs? Are you aware of the MRI findings of diseases of the liver, biliary system, pancreas, kidneys, female and male pelvic organs? Do you know how to give a concise report of these examinations? Attend our online mini fellowship and learn to how to create relevant examination reports. Live sessions at 9am CET.

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IPEM Medical Physics and Engineering Conference 2019

Date: 23-25 September 2019

Venue: Marriott Bristol City Centre Hotel, Bristol

IPEM are pleased to announce that the annual MPEC event will be taking place in the Marriott Bristol City Centre Hotel from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 September. Programme previews and information regarding registration available on the website here. Registration for this event closes on Friday 6 September with early booking fees still available to those keen to secure their place on this popular event.

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CT in Hybrid Imaging for MPEs

Date: 24 - 25 September 2019

Venue: King’s College London

This course is designed for MPEs, aspiring MPEs and physicists working with CT in PET and Nuclear Medicine. It will address aspects of the role of the MPE, and some of the topics covered include equipment management, image quality, optimization and dose management. The course will include lectures, quizzes and workshops, with ample opportunity for discussion and networking. Fees: £450 corporate, £395 non-corporate, £300 internal candidates (KCL, GSTT and KCH)

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Online prostate cancer course

Date: 26 September–31 October 2019

Venue: This is an online course

This 6 week online course covers practical aspects of MRI and pathology correlation and introduces standardisation of prostate tumour reporting. This online course is aimed mainly, but not exclusively at radiologists and urologists wishing to be trained on how to accurately protocol and interpret prostate MRI for cancer diagnosis.

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Hands-on MSK ultrasound 2019

Date: 26 September 2019

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

This day will teach delegates how to ultrasound four areas of the body – the shoulder, the elbow, the wrist and the ankle.

For each area of the body, there will be short lectures on how to carry out an ultrasound after which delegates will be invited to take part in live demonstrations.

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Lymphoma study day

Date: Tuesday 1 October 2019

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, 63 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3JW

This study day will provide an update on the latest evidence for radiotherapy indications and choice of optimal techniques with emphasis on the practical application of evidence, clinical examples and case discussions. 

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BAMRR  Annual Conference

Date: Saturday 5 October 2019

Every October BAMRR holds an Annual Conference in locations all over the country to encourage learning, CPD and networking with other MRI Radiographers, MRI Physicists, Radiologists and MRI providers.


19th International Cancer Imaging SocietyMeeting and Annual Teaching Course: "Cancer Imaging: The Gateway to the Best Treatment and Management of Oncological Patients"

Date: 7–9 October 2019

Venue: Verona, Italy

Abstract Deadline: 3 June 2019

Learning objectives

To improve your knowledge of:

• Cancer diagnosis

• Cancer staging

• Response assessment

• Post-procedural assessment

• Emergency / Side effects / complications of oncologic therapies

• Interventional radiology in oncologic patients

• Structured reporting

• Imaging protocols in cancer imaging

• Differential diagnosis of focal lesions

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Cancer Survivorship Summit: Improving Outcomes for People Living with and Beyond Cancer

Date: 7 October 2019

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.

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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.

MRI in the diagnosis and monitoring of Multiple Sclerosis II

Date: 7 October–4 November 2019

Venue: This is an online course

Would you like to get an update on the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other demyelinating diseases? Do you want to practice the application of diagnostic criteria of MS? This online mini fellowship should help you in the standardisation and optimisation of the use of MR imaging in the management of MS in clinical practice. Live sessions at 9am CET.

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Interstitial Lung Disease Multidisciplinary Meeting 2019

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Date: 11–12 October 2019

Venue: Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel, Lisbon.

The event will present a scientific overview on the field of ILDs, with a special emphasis on imaging, reviewing basic anatomy, technical concepts and pattern approach to computed tomography in ILD, but also on the clinical aspects of these diseases, and the new management approaches.

The event is going to be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the ever-challenging topic of ILD with world class speakers and connect with international experts in the field.

This is an academic event organised by Affidea.

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Transradial Masterclass

Date: 15–16 October 2019

Venue: Cottons Hotel, Knutsford

Please note that this course is aimed at Consultant Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists in training and Interventional Radiologists with an interest in the use of TRA.

This established live case innovative international PCI meeting provides an educational programme of the highest quality and over the past 17 years, has attracted the most highly trained and well respected national and international faculty and delegates.

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Know Disaster, No Disaster: South West Conference

Date: 16-17 October 2019

Venue: Dillington House, Somerset

SRP’s South West Regional Committee has planned a two day event to be held at Dillington House, 16 – 17 October 2019. ‘Know Disaster – No Disaster’ will draw upon the expertise of speakers from a variety of sectors to cover an array of topics including planning for an emergency, dosimetry requirements, emergency response, mitigation, legislative requirements, communication and more. In addition to providing CPD, the event will also provide attendees with an excellent opportunity to network in a beautiful historic setting.

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8th InterAmerican Oncology Conference

Date: 17–18 October 2019

Venue: Buenos Aires, Argentina

 A faculty of speakers from the United States and Europe has committed to participate in this meeting. The conference agenda will focus on new translational advances in the treatment of cancer as well as provide updates of conventional therapies for a number of the most common tumor types. The meeting objectives are designed to introduce the audience to the latest information on targeted therapies, immunotherapies, and emerging treatments in early development. The major emphasis will be on clinical aspects of cancer treatment in the 21st century with discussion of significant scientific advances underlying the novel approaches still in preclinical development. This meeting is the primary opportunity for practicing oncologists, hematologists, urologists, basic clinical and translational investigators, scientists and cancer related health care workers to participate in a conference focusing on novel targeted therapies and other treatment advances which are changing the face of cancer care. The presentations are translated into Spanish in real time for the attendees.

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Pathways, Practitioner, Promotion: The role of the radiographer

Date: 17 October 2019

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre

A free evening event for radiographers who are keen to advance their career. In association with The British Institute of Radiology and the Society and College of Radiographers.

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Radioactive waste advisers training course

Date: 21-23 October 2019

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

This course will provide 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 the following subject areas: radiation risks and biological effects, instrumentation, compliance with the regulations, transport, 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.

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London Focus in Acute Care Conference

Date: 22-23 October 2019

Venue: Royal College of Physicians, London

Featuring a plethora of symposiums from medical experts on the latest medical developments and innovations. Opportunity for practical workshops covering up to date topics from different acute specialities including emergency medicine, acute medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, critical care, trauma and orthopaedics.

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Serious Problems, Simple Solutions

Serious Problems Simple Solutions

Date: 24–26 October 2019

Venue: The Polish Baltic Philharmonic - Gdańsk, Poland

Serious Problems, Simple Solutions (SPSS) is the First International Conference on Clinical Practice in Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Neonatology. This meeting will primarily focus on providing the best clinical solutions to important issues in the whole spectrum of the perinatal field, to be led by well-known specialists in the field.

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MRI of the abdomen and pelvis II

Date: 28 October–25 November 2019

Venue: This is an online course

Do you want to learn about the MRI examination technique of abdominal and pelvic organs? Are you aware of the MRI findings of diseases of the liver, biliary system, pancreas, kidneys, female and male pelvic organs? Do you know how to give a concise report of these examinations? Attend our online mini fellowship and learn to how to create relevant examination reports. Live sessions at 5pm CET.

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Paranasal Sinuses – CT Anatomy and normal variants II

Date: 29 October–26 November 2019

Venue: This is an online course

Do you want to learn about the complex anatomy of the paranasal sinuses (PNS)? Are you aware of the multiple normal variants that are important for presurgical assessment? Attend our online mini fellowship and learn to how to create detailed but concise structured CT PNS reports. Live sessions at 9am CET.

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Semon lecture and Presidential address

Date: 1 November 2019

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine

Join Professor Tim Woolford in his Presidential Address to hear about the importance of surgical training not only for trainees, but also for the trainer, and Mr John Watkinson about Semon's contribution to Thyroid Surgery.

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Joseph Toynbee memorial lecture and Presidential address

Date: 1 November 2019

Venue:Royal Society of Medicine

Receive top tips from experienced and engaging speakers about daily otologic practice and the future of implantation.This highly interactive meeting will explore psychoacoustic aspects of hearing and their impact on music, as well as updates on electroacoustic auditor stimulation.

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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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MR in the Radiotherapy Pathway

Date: 5 November 2019

Venue: Edinburgh 

MR imaging has been available and used in the radiotherapy pathway for many years but routine use has not been widespread. With the introduction of hybrid MR-therapy equipment and MR-only planning now possible MR in the radiotherapy pathway is on the verge of widespread use. MR in radiotherapy is becoming one of the most exciting developmental areas in  our field and this meeting will bring together experts, researchers and experienced users help move this exciting area on to increase application in the clinical pathway. Abstracts are invited from those with clinical or research experience in related topics but particularly MR-only planning, treatment planning for hybrid machine therapy, dosimetry on hybrid machines, planning and installation of MR equipment for the radiotherapy pathway

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The Oswestry Spinal Imaging Course

Date: 6–7 November 2019

Venue:  Institute of Orthopaedics, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry

Target Audience: Specialist Registrars and Consultants in Radiology.

This two day course of clinically based lectures delivered by a faculty including Musculoskeletal Radiologists, Spinal Surgeons and Specialists in Spinal Injury 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.

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Managing the trainee in difficulty

Date: 11 November 2019

Venue: University of York, York

Jointly delivered with Practitioner Performance Advice (formerly NCAS) these workshops are designed for those who deal first-hand with trainee performance concerns – such as clinical and educational supervisors, College Tutors, Training Programme Directors.

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Physics of medical imaging courses

Course 1 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (MRI) 

Date: Monday 11 – Wednesday, 13 November 2019                     

Course 2 - Ultrasound Imaging           

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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Primary Care Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Conference Annual Conference

Date: 14 - 16 November 2019

Venue: Park Inn Hotel, York

An educational programme of lectures and workshops for GPs, trainees and other members of the practice team to help develop core skills in musculoskeletal care.


  • Temporal arteritis and PMR – Dr Sarah Mackie
  • Osteoarthritis what’s new and what’s coming? – Professor Philip Conaghan
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – Dr Emma Reinhold
  • Primary Care Networks – Dr Raj Patel

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Supervisor skills - November 2019

Date: 18 November 2019

Venue: Crowne Plaza, Manchester City Centre

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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Chest X-ray imaging day course

Date: 23 November 2019

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine

Join experienced speakers involved in thoracic imaging for a mix of didactic lectures and hands-on viewing station sessions that will give you a comprehensive understanding of chest X-ray and improve your verbal presentations.

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Management skills for oncologists 2019

Date: 25–27 November 2019

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

This intensive three-day course will cover all aspects of management with a focus on the issues relevant to a busy UK oncology department. The highly-regarded course is suitable for clinical and medical oncology senior trainees and for consultants in their first years of practice, providing the ideal forum to interact with colleagues facing similar challenges.

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

Date: 11th-14 March 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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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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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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