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3rd in-depth case-based course on Spine Imaging

A practical MSK and Neuro case-based course for Consultants and Senior Trainees in Radiology, Spinal Surgery, Rheumatology, Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine and those undertaking spinal intervention

on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 April 2020, at the Park Plaza County Hall Hotel, 1 Addington Street,
London SE1 7RY (south side of the Westminster Bridge)

Target audience

  • General radiologists and senior radiology trainees
  • Spinal Surgeons
  • Rheumatologists
  • Sports Physicians
  • those undertaking spinal intervention

Day one

  • Degenerative spine
  • Spondyloarthritis and infection
  • Post-operative spine
  • Spinal canal abnormalities part 1
  • Brachial plexus
  • Thoracolumbar trauma
  • Cervical trauma

Day two

  • Spinal pathology in elite sports
  • Surgical procedures and implants
  • Non-vascular spinal intervention
  • Spinal canal abnormalities part 2: extramedullary and epidural
  • Paediatric spine
  • Spinal tumours
Download: Full course programme

CPD Accreditation

This course provides 12 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists

Full course programme

Course fee

Course fee includes lunch and refreshments, and attendance CPD certificate.

Early bird rates until Thu 31 Oct 2019

Doctors in Training [NHS]: £445 (inc. VAT)
Consultants/SASGs [NHS]: £525 (inc. VAT)
Private sector rate: £595 (inc. VAT)

Standard rates after Thu 31 Oct 2019

Doctors in Training [NHS]: £495 (inc. VAT)
Consultants/SASGs [NHS]: £575 (inc. VAT)
Private sector rate: £695 (inc. VAT)

Course aim

To provide Consultant Radiologists with a practical, stimulating and comprehensive update on in depth interpretation and reporting practice in spinal imaging:

  • practical (workstation based learning);
  • stimulating (interactive, challenging cases, immediate feedback); and
  • comprehensive (covering a full range of spinal imaging topics).

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the delegate will have:

  • a comprehensive understanding of spinal pathology in both specialist and district general settings;
  • improved skills in interpreting emergency spine pathology;
  • a more in-depth understanding of both routine and complex chronic spine abnormalities;
  • learned tips and tricks to avoid common misses and pick up on subtle abnormalities, particularly in relation to topics that are often inconsistently reported;
  • a greater appreciation – through collaborative discussion – of issues relating to spinal intervention

Course highlights

  • Visiting lecturer from Boston
  • Faculty of Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologists, Neuroradiologists and Spinal Surgeons who are experts in their fields and from different hospitals in the UK
  • Interactive case-based approach on iMac workstations to maximise learning, providing around100 cases for you to interpret, and giving you immediate feedback following each case
  • Excellent peer interaction and collaborative learning with 2 delegates per iMac workstation and a strict limit on the number of delegates
  • a greater appreciation – through collaborative discussion – of issues relating to spinal intervention

Comments from delegates who attended the previous course:

  • Amazing faculty and great range of imaging cases
  • Good to have lots of clinically based cases
  • Very good interactive course and not too rushed
  • Good clinical summary and conditions with cases
  • Excellent material – worked through many case examples as possible
  • Well organised – divided into sub-topics which was helpful
  • Level of content, information and presentations in a friendly environment
  • Fabulous and very knowledgeable speakers
  • Good mixture of lecture time and review of the multiple cases. Although advanced, but very good for the general radiologist with “boring” everyday cases
  • Really relevant to my practice
  • Now, much greater confidence in reporting spinal cases
  • Good recap of many sub topics – I have definitely learnt a lot, particularly about brachial plexus as there was a gap in my knowledge
  • More confidence in looking at day to day cases
  • Increased my diagnostic skills and gave me confidence in reporting
  • Good to have interesting cases shown with good learning points to take home
  • Interactive character of course is very good
  • Excellent speakers, good practical advice and excellent cases
  • Availability of course material online after the course – good idea
  • Great stuff – will definitely improve my spinal reporting
  • This will certainly help me to improve my reporting quality and diagnostic accuracy
  • Definitely increased my knowledge on spine imaging and what to look when reporting variety of images
  • A better awareness of spinal pathology post op and pathophysiology of discitis and metal-work failure
  • I have learned a few tips that will help me to define features – benign/malignant and infection/inflammation

Course directors

Dr Rowena Johnson

Dr Rowena Johnson

Dr Rowena Johnson undertook her radiology training at Imperial College Hospitals, London followed by two competitive, internationally recognised fellowships in Musculoskeletal Radiology, namely at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, and Toronto, Canada. She has worked at several centres of excellence, including the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore), giving her varied and comprehensive experience. She has experience in managing elite sports players, including working with the team covering the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Prior to radiology, Dr Johnson worked as a Clinical Editor for the British Medical Journal. Her current roles as the Editor of the Royal College of Radiologists Newsletter and Advisory Editor to the Clinical Radiology journal ensures she stays at the forefront of new research and developments in her field. She lectures nationally and internationally and has organised several successful ongoing teaching courses.

Dr Rajat Chowdhury

Dr Rajat Chowdhury

Dr Rajat Chowdhury is a Consultant MSK Radiologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His clinical interests include the diagnosis and image-guided treatment of sports injuries, musculoskeletal conditions including orthopaedic and rheumatological disorders, spine, trauma, sarcoma and bone infection. Rajat read medicine at Oxford University, completed basic surgical training at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College London, and clinical radiology training in Wessex. He completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London with advanced fellowship training at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. His publications include lead author of 'Radiology at a Glance' and contribution to the forthcoming edition of 'Gray's Anatomy'. He was a NICE Scholar and awarded lifelong Fellowship of the British Institute of Radiology in 2014. He was appointed as Lead for MSK Trauma Imaging in Oxford in 2015 and Clinical Lecturer in Anatomy at The Queen's College, Oxford in 2017.

Course faculty

Dr Matthew Maeder

Dr Matthew Maeder

Dr Matthew Maeder is an Assistant Professor at the Boston University Medical Center Department of Radiology. He earned an undergraduate degree in physics from the Ohio State University, where he researched interactions between light and matter using a femtosecond laser. He then went on to medical school at the University of Cincinnati, followed by radiology training at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He is dual fellowship-trained in both Body MRI and Neuroradiology, both at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His interests include diseases of the spinal canal and head and neck. Dr Maeder is experienced in a variety of spinal procedures including vertebroplasty, sacroplasty, facet joint synovial cyst rupture, and CT- or fluoroscopic-guided spine biopsy. He is currently on the faculty at Boston University specializing in Emergency and Neuroradiology.

Dr Elizabeth Dick

Dr Elizabeth Dick

Dr Elizabeth Dick, MRCP, FRCR, MD, is a Consultant Radiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College NHS Trust with expertise in Body MRI, Emergency, Trauma and MSK Radiology, subjects upon which she has published and lectured nationally and internationally. She completed a two-year Fellowship in Body MRI, during which time she earned her doctoral degree. She has published several books and a CD Rom for training Radiologists, and taught on numerous UK postgraduate courses to medical and paramedical specialists. She is Immediate Past President of the British Society of Emergency Radiology and President Elect of the European Society of Emergency Radiology 2017-2019.

Dr Asif Saifuddin

Dr Asif Saifuddin

Dr Asif Saifuddin is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in Stanmore. He earned his medical degree from The University of Manchester Medical School, undertook his radiology training in Leeds, and obtained a Fellowship of The Royal College of Radiologists. He is primarily interested in all aspects of musculoskeletal radiology, but in particular diagnostic and interventional imaging of musculoskeletal tumours.

Dr Sachit Shah

Dr Sachit Shah

Dr Sachit Shah is a consultant in diagnostic neuroradiology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square. Dr Shah studied medicine at University College London, and undertook postgraduate training in medicine at Hammersmith and Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Following this, he trained in radiology at Imperial College Hospitals, before undertaking subspecialist training in neuroradiology on the Pan-London Neuroradiology Fellowship. In addition to wide ranging expertise including stroke, pituitary and dementia imaging, Dr Shah has a specialist interest in the imaging of peripheral nerve and muscle disorders. Dr Shah also holds an academic post at the UCL Institute of Neurology, and is a lecturer on the UCL Advanced Neuroimaging MSc programme.

Dr David Wilson

Dr David Wilson

Dr David Wilson trained at King’s College Hospital, London and the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals. His primary interest is in the application of modern imaging techniques to disorders of the locomotor system and spine intervention. He has undertaken original work in the application of diagnostic ultrasound to joint, muscle, and soft tissue disease with particular attention to joint effusion and congenital dysplasia of the hip. He has over 20 years of experience in vertebroplasty and is the author of publications on multicentre controlled trials on the treatment of insufficiency fractures. He has established innovative training courses in the UK in musculoskeletal ultrasound in Oxford and Bath. He teaches internationally and is a leader in the development of ultrasound in musculoskeletal disease and injection techniques in the spine.

Mr B Roy Chaudhary

Mr B Roy Chaudhary

Mr B Roy Chaudhary is one the highest rated Neurosurgical Spinal Consultants in the UK*. He is a private Neurosurgeon/Spine Surgeon in Oxford having received gold medals, multiple scholarships and awards for his research and patient feedback on spinal and neurosurgical conditions. These include the Harry Morton Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Association of Spine Surgeons President's Fellowship Award. He is also a NHS consultant at Oxford University Hospitals having trained at Imperial College, London (M.Sc, Surgical Technology), University of Toronto (International Spinal Fellowship) and Cambridge, UK (NTN/Residency). *http://bit.ly/2fDh10M

Dr Richard Hughes

Dr Richard Hughes

Dr Richard Hughes is a Consultant Radiologist at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury. He specialises in musculoskeletal and spinal imaging and image-guided treatments. Dr Hughes sees many recreational and elite athletes as part of his NHS and private practice. He has research interests in spinal injury and associated complications, has over 25 peer reviewed publications and has written a chapter on musculoskeletal interventions in the Oxford Handbook of Interventional Radiology. Richard is a regular presenter and lecturer at various regional, national and international meetings.

Dr Gerardine Quaghebeur

Dr Gerardine Quaghebeur

Dr Gerardine Quaghebeur is a diagnostic neuroradiologist with a subspecialty interest in paediatric neuroradiology. She has been a full time neuroradiologist in the neuroradiology department in Oxford, now based at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for 21 years. Following medical training in South Africa she completed postgraduate training in London - initially in surgery and neurosurgery; and subsequently neuroradiology. She has a major interest in teaching and has lectured on and organised numerous courses. She is a past member of the Royal College of Radiologists Professional Learning and Development committee; and is the current Chair of the BSNR Standards Committee.

Hands-on with the cases using OsiriX DICOM viewer.
Short lectures followed by cases