Masterclass in Oncological Whole Body MRI

Back to Meetings Fri 20 Nov 2020 Online

This course will be delivered online due to lockdown restrictions caused by the pandemic.

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Course Programme  

The Masterclass in Oncological Whole Body MRI is a one-day work-station based teaching course, which will highlight the application of WB-MRI in cancer.

Workshop–style teaching with individual imaging workstations in small groups will provide participants with a stimulating and highly interactive learning experience.

  ·  20 delegates per classroom
  ·  Mentored case-based learning of 35 – 40 cases
  ·   Each case chosen to illustrate specific learning points
  ·   Detailed workbook and course material to take home

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.

Programme 

  ·  Protocols, Normals, Screenings
  ·  WB-MRI in Prostate cancer
  ·  WB-MRI in Myeloma
  ·  WB-MRI in Breast cancer

Faculty

  ·  Prof. Dow-Mu Koh. The Royal Marsden, UK
  ·  Prof. Giuseppe Petralia. European Institute of Oncology, Italy.
  ·  Prof. Anwar Padhani. Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, UK.
  ·  Dr. Nina Tunariu. The Royal Marsden, UK
  ·  Dr. Christina Messiou. The Royal Marsden, UK

With grateful acknowledgement of our Society Corporate Supporters :- 

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A stimulating and engaging learning experience – reviewing cases with the experts!

The ICIS Interactive series is designed as an advanced cancer imaging course for Radiologists, who would like to gain deeper understanding into the imaging of specific cancers through case-based learning. The courses in this series have been rated excellent by many participants.

Limited to 20 delegates per classroom, equipped with individual imaging workstations, this workshop–style teaching will provide participants with a hands-on stimulating and highly interactive learning experience.

Four 1.5 hour sessions will each commence with a lecture followed by a stimulating, interactive and often lively mentored case review of 8 - 10 cases on the workstation.

A comprehensive workbook to reinforce learning is provided for each delegate to guide participants through the cases, with each case chosen to illustrate specific learning points.  

By the end of the day, all participants will have benefitted from mentored case-based learning of 35 – 40 cases, each chosen with specific learning points.

Detailed workbook and course material to take home.

A certificate of attendance will be emailed to participants on completion of the course. 

Please note that spaces are limited to 20 participants and will be sold on a first come first served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment!

REGISTRATION FEES
Members per person £335
Non-members per person  £385

HOW TO REGISTER
Online: Click (here) to register 
By post: Please complete the registration form and enclose with full payment. Please scan the form to admin@cancerimagingsociety.org.uk

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Reservations will only be confirmed on receipt of the fully completed booking form and full payment. A confirmation letter and further details will be issued on receipt of full payment.
Reservations are subject to availability and will be confirmed within one week from receipt of completed booking form and full payment.

Refunds (minus an administration charge of £70) will only be made if written notification is received by 10th November 2020. Thereafter no refunds will be made.

Please direct any questions to Louise Mustoe at admin@cancerimagingsociety.org.uk

Participants must have access to two screens for the duration of the course to achieve the optimum experience. This could include two screens linked to a computer (desktop / laptop) or a single screen on a computer (desktop / laptop) and an additional separate mobile device (e.g. computer tablet). One of the screens will run the image viewing platform, while the other will provide interactive dialogue using Zoom.

For viewing all cases, participants will receive a unique URL and personalised login credentials to access the online portal. The portal uses sophisticated browser-based technology, works with a very broad selection of Operating Systems and devices, and allows for complete access with zero install footprint.

The minimal stable broadband connection required to access the Application Portal is 2Mbs or higher. The portal will work with any operating system capable of running HTML5-enabled browsers including, but not limited to:

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

Concurrently, Zoom will be used to deliver the introductory lecture for each of the four topics, and will enable interaction with faculty members throughout the whole course. A minimum bandwidth of 1.2Mbs is recommended for Zoom. 

Online technical support will be available throughout both afternoons, with a dedicated one-hour technical support session before the course commences on 12 November to ensure connectivity. If we discover that your connectivity is not satisfactory, you may not be able to join the course.

If you are concerned that your bandwidth connection speed is not sufficient, we can provide testing access to a remote system as part of the pre-event support. Bandwidth information can be checked using a quick speed test, e.g. https://fast.com

This course provides 7 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists, UK.

All delegates will be emailed a CPD certificate of attendance on completion of the course.

 

In line with government advice, we have worked closely with the venue, Imparando in the city of London, to ensure the following measures have been put in place:

  • 2 meter distancing between desks.  Each participant has their own desk and workstation.
  • Gloves, masks, disinfectant sprays and wipes will be made available in each classroom.
  • All classrooms have independently controlled air conditioning (AC) systems with fresh air room pumps called VAMs. These VAMs pump external fresh air through a particle filter into each room and exhaust stale air out of the building. 
  • All of Imparando's AC systems are subject to a complete service and rigorous cleaning process every six months. A deep clean of all AC systems was undertaken on 10 June 2020; all filters within all units have been treated to maximise filtration and ensure maximum purification of air. All VAM heat recovery units are on full by-pass, ensuring that 100% fresh air is being drawn into the facility, with 100% extract air being expelled out of the building, avoiding the use of the heat recovery modules. 
  • Lunch served as a packed lunch at your desk, to avoid communal lunch rooms. Coffee and teas are available from the refreshment area, which has 'one way traffic' systems in place.15 hand sanitation points around the Imparando venue, with “automatic” alcohol based gel dispensers, with posters detailing the correct sanitisation etiquette/behaviour required by all, throughout the facility.
  • While always fastidious about cleaning at the Facility, this has been elevated to the next level. Deep-cleaning of all rooms, furniture, and all public areas is regularly undertaken... using alcohol, or alcohol based, cleaning materials.
  • Brand new pens provided to each delegate.
  • Imparando staff are fully equipped with protective materials (masks/goggles/overalls/) to be worn as necessary. Disposable gloves are already in regular use.
  • Delegates actively encouraged to speak up should they feel unwell.  An "isolation room" has been identified for the most extreme of circumstances, and all staff have been given instruction on what to do should someone fall ill, or show any symptoms of the virus.