External Courses and Events


  1. Digestive Diseases Intervention DDI
  2. SPIR 2017
  3. Spinal Imaging Course
  4. Digital Imaging 2017: Radiology Information Systems and PACS
  5. The 6th Musculoskeletal Hands-on Ultrasound Course, Oxford Spires Hotel, Oxford, UK, 15-17 January 2018
  6. Head and Neck imaging refresher course 2018

Digestive Diseases Intervention DDI

Course Name: Digestive Disease Interventions 2017 (DDI 2017), 4th annual meeting of the American Society of Digestive Disease Interventions (ASDDI)

Date and Venue: Oct 18-21, 2017 Intercontinental Hotel Time Square, New York, NY USA

Website: www.ddinterventions.org

Description of the meeting:

Finally… a cohesive yet comprehensive program focused on interventions of the digestive tract Digestive Disease Interventions (DDI) is the first and only forum in the US devoted to the assembly of interventional radiologists, gastroenterologists, oncologists, surgeons, and allied fields with a special interest in minimally invasive percutaneous therapies of the GI tract organs. Jointly-sponsored by the American Society of Digestive Disease Interventions and the Society of Interventional Radiology, the upcoming annual meeting in New York City, NY USA will assemble renowned experts from around the nation to speak on a range of topics including: • Interventional oncology of the liver • Hepatobiliary interventions for benign and malignant pathology • Interventions for enteral nutrition • Endovascular management of gastrointestinal haemorrhage • Portal venous interventions • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS) A multidisciplinary perspective. One of the key goals of this meeting is inclusion of speakers from pertinent fields such as gastroenterology, oncology, surgical oncology, GI surgery, and hepatology, in order to provide an unbiased and comprehensive perspective of these topics that will enhance understanding of the pathology and treatment of digestive diseases.

Day 4 (October 21, 2017) includes simulation course at the world class facility of Weil Cornell’s Skill Acquisition and Innovation Laboratory (SAIL Center), New York, NY USA



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SPIR 2017

SPIR would like to highlight this upcoming meeting to BSIR members and trainees who may be interested in paediatric IR. It should be a great opportunity to meet others in this field, to learn something new and to share challenging cases.


Meeting details and the provisional program are available on the website.

Registration opens in May.


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Spinal Imaging Course

Oswestry, Shropshire, UK

8-9 November 2017


This two day course of clinically based lectures and interactive case based discussion addressing all areas of Spinal Imaging (including Trauma) serves as a focus to facilitate problem solving in the spine utilising the various imaging modalities and their application in a number of pathological scenarios.

A series of lectures delivered by Musculoskeletal Radiologists followed by an interactive case based session with dedicated film reading and discussion.

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Specialist Registrars and Consultants in Radiology

REGISTRATION FEE: £295, to include lunch, refreshments and course dinner

Email: Alison.whitelaw@rjah.nhs.uk

Website:  www.orthopaedic-institute.org.uk

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Digital Imaging 2017: Radiology Information Systems and PACS

Monday 4 December 2017

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

This one day conference will examine how to work with digital imaging, radiology information systems and PACS to deliver the national ambition of a paperless and filmless NHS, improving imaging services and timeliness.

A Reduced rate of £100+VAT is now available by quoting ref:  hcuk100bsir when booking. (*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)

For further information and to book your place visit http://www.healthcareconferencesuk.co.uk/digital-imaging-radiology-information-systems-pacs

or email hanisha@hc-uk.org.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter #PACS2017

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The 6th Musculoskeletal Hands-on Ultrasound Course, Oxford Spires Hotel, Oxford, UK, 15-17 January 2018

The 6th Musculoskeletal Hands-on Ultrasound Course, Oxford Spires Hotel, Oxford, UK, 15-17 January 2018

This is a skills course open to all healthcare professionals interested in Musculoskeletal ultrasound.  The teaching focuses on practical tutorials with small groups of delegates. We will review anatomical material with practical hands-on experience & progress to practical training in examination techniques. State of the art ultrasound equipment will be provided and representatives of major manufacturers will be present to demonstrate each system’s advantage.  This is a very intense course with a high tutor-delegate ratio.  There are no lectures of PowerPoint presentations and delegates should expect to gain considerable experience in 3 days.

The following will be awarded for full attendance at the course:

16 Category 1 RCR CPD credit points

1 Category 2 ESSR Diploma in MSK Radiology credit pint

SGR-SSR, Switzerland – 18 points

For further information and a course leaflet please contact: sheilaheywood.stlukes@btconnect.com or alternatively visit our web page www.stlukesradiology.org.uk 


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Head and Neck imaging refresher course 2018

The Royal Society of Medicine and the BSHNI are hosting the next Head and Neck imaging refresher course  on Friday 9th February 2018, in Newcastele.

For further information and full meeting agenda please visit:


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