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ISMRM Workshop on Data Sampling

Date: 26–29 January 2020

Venue: Enchantment Resort, Sedona, AZ, USA

This workshop is the 5th in a series of Sedona workshops and updated to reflect new trends in MRI. We will continue to explore the practical boundaries of new and unconventional methods for collecting data (pulse sequences), and for reconstructing images from that data. This will include constrained reconstruction such as compressed sensing, quantitative imaging, image evaluation and reproducibility, non‐Cartesian methodologies, and parallel imaging, with the addition of deep learning and data‐informed design of sampling and reconstruction. We will explore the challenges to these methods, how to measure and characterize them, and methods (both available and necessary to develop) to overcome them.

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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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Colorectal cancer: New insights and future visions

Date: 5 February 2020

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London

At this unique event, the RSM and Oxford Centre for Personalised Medicine (CPM) will bring together an exceptional group of national and international experts in their fields to review the most recent advances of both the science underlying the aetiology of colorectal cancer and the current and future clinical management. Early bird pricing available until 24 December 2019.

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Personal Dosimetry 2020

Date: 6 February 2020

Venue: Manchester

The Guidance on the Personal Monitoring Requirements for Personnel Working in Healthcare by Colin Martin et al was published in late 2018 and gave specific recommendations for different staff groups across all modalities. This meeting will be an opportunity to hear talks from invited speakers specialising in nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology and radiotherapy as well as to share research and examples of good practice.

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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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Physics of medical imaging courses                 

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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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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Higher Specialist Scientific Training – Equivalence and how to get it

Date: 13 February 2020

Venue: Leeds

Would you like to complete Higher Specialist Scientific Training (HSST) Equivalence, but are unsure of the standard required and how to meet it? Join a panel of five medical physicists and engineers from different specialisms who have successfully achieved HSS equivalence. Learn more about the process of applying for equivalence and their experience of doing so, then draw on their advice as you take time out to work on your own HSS equivalence application.

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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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General Neuroradiology Fellowship

Date: 17–21 February 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, 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 (including selection of lectures).

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Breast Surgery as Day Surgery

Date: 27 February 2020

Venue: De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Attendance at this conference, which has been produced by the British Association of Day Surgery, will enable delegates to develop a day case management pathway for breast surgery and potential to improve trust management of breast surgical demand and capacity. The basic elements of a day surgery pathway will be presented including the evaluation of the quality of care provided. Specific details of multidisciplinary care specific to breast surgery management will be presented by acknowledged experts in the field from a variety of backgrounds, reflecting the importance of the multi-disciplinary team in successful delivery of day surgery care for these patients.

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Nurse Prescribing in Cancer Care

Date: 27 February 2020

Venue: The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

This conference focuses on Nurse Prescribing in Cancer Care. Through national updates and practical case studies the 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 using the National Competency Framework for all Prescribers. Case study sessions will demonstrate how prescribing practice can be improve care for people with cancer and will focus on maintaining and demonstrating prescribing competence, prescribing for pain management, chemotherapy prescribing, Immunotherapy induced side effects and how to manage them, prescribing for co-morbidity and the importance of holistic assessment, prescribing for symptom control, and prescribing in end life care including controlled drugs.

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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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MPE Update 2020

Date: 10 March 2020

Venue: Birmingham

Are you a current MPE and unsure how the new changes will affect you? Do you want to become an MPE but are not sure what you need to do?

Aimed at existing Medical Physics Experts in all fields, and aspiring MPEs and other radiation physics staff, the MPE update meeting provides the opportunity to find out about how the latest changes/proposals will affect you. As well as general issues, there will also be talks from the fields of diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy to allow you to hear about the hot topics in your own and other specialities.

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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.

Objectives:

• 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.

Objectives:

• 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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Junior Investigator Meeting

Date: 20–21 March 2020

Venue: Malmaison, Manchester

This meeting is aimed at radiographers and physicists who have a clear focus on oncology or immunology, and an interest in actively contributing to clinical and translational research in the UK. The meeting will address a range of clinical research applications including cancer biology, screening, prevention and diagnosis, with the agenda made up of sessions that focus on the design and performance of oncology-related clinical research as well as methods of data and statistical analysis.

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Hands on Multiparametric Prostate MRI Workshop BSUR Advanced and Beginners

Date: 24–25 March 2020

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Cambridge

Target audience for beginners: Senior SpRs and Consultant radiologists with introductory to intermediate level experience in prostate MRI. The day will include short lectures on the prostate MRI interpretation, but with the main emphasis on delegates engaging in practical ‘hands-on’ case review sessions.

Target audience for advanced: Consultant radiologists with intermediate to high level experience in prostate MRI, a background knowledge of prostate MRI interpretation is required. The day will include short lectures on “hot topics” around prostate MRI role and interpretation, with an emphasis on delegates engaging in practical ‘hands-on’ case reviews.

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Gynaecology Imaging Workshop

Date: 25 March 2020

Venue: University Centre, Cambridge

The day will include short lectures on topics in gynaecological imaging, including uterine anomalies, endometrial and cervical cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, acute pelvic pain and characterisation of US indeterminate masses. There will be an emphasis on delegates engaging in practical ‘hands-on’ multi-modality case review. Target audience: Consultant radiologists and radiology trainees with an interest in gynaecological imaging.

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Suspected inflicted head injury in children: Going to court - a survival guide

Date: 27 March 2020

Venue: Civil Justice Centre, Manchester

The Royal College of Radiologists and the Family Division of the High Court in Manchester present a one-day event for clinicians involved in the care and treatment of children with suspected non-accidental injuries, including updates on current concepts presented by national medical experts. Delegates will also take part in a mock trial led by a Family Court Judge and senior advocates, in a court within the Manchester Civil Justice Centre.

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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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RiiSE20          RiiSE2020       BIR Approval Logo

Date: 4 April 2020

Venue: Chancellor's Building, Edinburgh

RiiSE20 is the 3rd annual event organised by the Radiological Imaging and Intervention Symposium Edinburgh (RiiSE) team. RiiSE, an award-winning project, is the UK's leading radiology and IR event for medical students and junior doctors.

* Keynote radiology and IR talks from leading UK speakers.

* Dedicated radiology and IR break-out sessions and workshops.

* Delegate presentation opportunities (ABSTRACT DEADLINE 14/2/20).

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SMRT 29th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Date: 17–20 April 2020

Venue: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Join SMRT “down under” in beautiful Sydney, NSW, Australia, for our 2020 Annual Meeting.

Connect with our vibrant, collaborative, international family of MR radiographers & technologists, and our expansive interdisciplinary MR community of clinicians, physicists, engineers, biochemists, and industry professionals.

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ISMRM 28th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Date: 18–23 April 2020

Venue: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Join ISMRM “down under” in beautiful Sydney, NSW, Australia, for our 2020 Annual Meeting. Connect with our vibrant, collaborative, international, and interdisciplinary family of MR clinicians, physicists, engineers, biochemists, radiographers & technologists and industry professionals. Come for the meeting to share and network with us as we continue the push to advance the impact and reach of magnetic resonance in medicine.

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Breast cancer study day

Date: 23 April 2020

Venue: Cavendish Conference Centre, London

This one-day programme will focus on implementation of advanced radiotherapy techniques for treating node positive breast cancer, with a particular focus on arc therapy techniques for treating the internal mammary chain (IMC).

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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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SRP 2020 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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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Annual trainee oncology meeting (ATOM) 2020

Date: 2–3 May 2020

Venue: The Double Tree by Hilton, Leeds, LS1 4BR

We offer an engaging programme relevant to all clinical oncology trainees with the opportunity to meet trainees from across the country in an exciting and vibrant city centre location. Highlights will include interactive and hands-on sessions covering imaging for radiotherapy, palliative radiotherapy planning and image guided radiotherapy training. We also cover immunotherapy, re-irradiation, FRCR preparation and career development, as well as a full social programme including dinner and yoga!

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Cardiac cross sectional imaging in 2020

Date: 19 May 2020

Venue: General Hospital, Southampton

This study day provides a state-of-the art update on cardiac cross-sectional imaging covering all imaging modalities, delivered by internationally renowned speakers. This day is aimed at radiologists and cardiologists interested in cardiac cross-sectional imaging and may be of particular interest to radiology or cardiology trainees and to radiology or cardiology consultants interested in expanding their clinical practice.

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Interventional radiology (IR) study day: hot topics and updates

Date: 22 May 2020

Venue: The Royal College of Radiologists, London

This study day is aimed at radiologists with interest in IR, IR specialists and trainees, to provide an update on latest advances on key topics including Prostate Artery Embolisation, drug eluting devices, simulation for Intervention (with a hands-on session), paediatric IR, complex EVAR, ablation, cost-effectiveness and NICE guidelines, and diversity within and future of IR.

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Prostate Cancer MRI Fellowship

Date: 1–5 June 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

The program covers all the main topics related to MRI of prostate cancer and provides basic and early advanced knowledge. The Prostate MRI fellowship that TMC academy offers includes an overview of the main indications to perform MRI of the prostate: Diagnosis (PI-RAD), staging (local and sytemic), follow up (post-treatment and active surveillance).

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Post mortem CT study day

Date: 12 June 2020

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, London

This one day course will provide an introduction to the fascinating world of forensics and the use of post mortem imaging in suspicious and non suspicious deaths in adults and children.

Talks will include how post mortem imaging can help a forensic pathologist, post mortem CT in non-suspicious death, post mortem coronary angiography experience in setting up a coronial post mortem CT service and post mortem CT in the armed forces.

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Emergency Fellowship

Date: 15–19 June 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

The fellowship is offered to a small, selected group, to enhance the interaction. It is designed for general radiologists reporting emergency cases or wishing to embark on a subspecialization path. While the program will be adjusted as much as possible to meet the participants’ expectations and needs (including selection of lectures), the mentor will endeavour to encompass a broad spectrum of non-traumatic emergencies of the adult patient.

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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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Future of bladder cancer

Date: 2 July 2020

Venue: The Christie Hospital, Manchester

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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Abdominal and Pelvic MRI Fellowship

Date: 24–28 August 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

The principle part of the education will be case-based study with direct feedback. The participants will be asked about their expectations and needs. Coverage of whole abdomen will be provided, however the course program will be adjusted as much as possible based on what the participants’ wishes.

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Breast MRI and beyond

Date: 31 August–4 September 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

This fellowship will include from the basics till the advanced knowledge of breast MRI. All relevant clinical cases would contain the patient’s initial digital mammography and breast ultrasound images – based on them, the diagnostics would be completed by breast MRI, and biopsy results, if applicable.

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Musculoskeletal MRI Fellowship

Date: 7–11 September 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

The MSK fellowship that TMC academy offers includes an overview of the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, ankle joints in modules covering the morning or afternoon. Each module starts with a lecture. You will be challenged with an examination and after the lecture we continue with individual case readings from the TMC academy teaching file.

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General Neuroradiology Fellowship

Date: 14–18 September 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, 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 (including selection of lectures).

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Liver Fellowship

Date: 21–25 September 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

During this fellowship CT/MR technique as well as the different pathologies of the liver will be shown, in an interactive way, trying to illustrate the best technique according to the different clinical fields. Special emphasis will be given to CT and MR, especially liver specific MR contrast media.

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Prostate Cancer MRI Fellowship

Date: 19–23 October 2020

Venue: Carrer Marina, Bercelona, Spain

The program covers all the main topics related to MRI of prostate cancer and provides basic and early advanced knowledge. Radiologists (to-be) who would like to become more confident on reporting prostate MRI will find the fellowship useful.

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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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