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Monday 18 October
08:00–10:00 Paediatric oncology
Chair: Dr Rhianydd Williams

This session will include radiology including multi-modality methods of imaging childhood cancer, oncology imaging update for solid abdominal, bone and neurological malignancy and nuclear medicine use in paediatric oncology. 

Learning objectives:

  1. Become confident with imaging pathways with various tumour and cancer types in children. 
  2. Revise imaging techniques in common solid abdominal tumour, bone and neurological malignancies. 
  3. Overview of the current methods using nuclear medicine in paediatric oncology.  

12:30-13:30 Who does it best? Quality in imaging through the lenses of UK NHS services, global teleradiology companies, and the private sector 

Patients deserve excellence in their diagnosis and treatment regardless of how and where this happens. This session explores the diversity of approaches to achieving quality outcomes and ensuring that these are sustained on an ongoing basis.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the diversity of practice which exists in the broader imaging ecosystem
  2. Learn about the national quality agenda and how to get involved
  3. Take home new thinking which can be integrated into their service, regardless of whether it is NHS, teleradiology, or private
  4. Be a part of the discussion- what is best for patients?

18:00–20:00 Lets talking candidly: the duty of candour - the RCRs perspective
Chair: Professor Mark Callaway

It is seven years since the duty of candour was incorporated into law.  In this session Professor Mark Callaway will explore the impact that this has had on radiologists and how practice is developing going forwards.


Tuesday 19 October
08:00–10:00 Healthcare in times of crisis: Impact of the pandemic on the global radiology and oncology communities and future insights
Chairs: Dr Venkat Sudigali and Dr Hassan Abdelsalam

Learning objectives: 

  1. Learning how the pandemic has affected Healthcare in other countries with a focus on Radiology and oncology
  2. Organising cancer care services at time of the pandemic
  3. Effective leadership in delivering healthcare with limited resources
  4. Role of CT chest and CTPA in critically-ill COVID patients

12:30-13:30 Medcurrent lunchtime symposium: iRefer Clinical decision support for radiology referrals – current state and future direction 


With increasing pressure to improve quality of care and manage diagnostic imaging referrals and demand more effectively, MedCurrent has partnered with the RCR to provide a technology solution (iRefer® CDS) that supports referring physicians with their clinical decision-making process with real-time, evidence-based guidelines integrated at the point of care. The session will provide a synopsis of where iRefer CDS fits into the NHS Long Term Plan for digital transformation of Diagnostic Imaging services and key learnings from current iRefer CDS implementations.

18:00–20:00 Blunt and penetrating traumatic injuries: when and how interventional radiology (IR) can make a difference
A joint session with The British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR)

Chairs: Dr Mo Hamady and Dr Clare Bent

This interactive session will feature the clinical role of imaging and interventional radiology in acute trauma. The experts will present a range of real–life clinical scenarios that illustrate essentials as well as advanced learned lessons. The session is designed to benefit trainees and established consultants.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the key principles of image interpretation and how to formulate a relevant radiology report in acute trauma setting
  2. Understand the clinical role of interventional radiology in management of trauma patients; what, when and how?
  3. Learn practical tips that maximise the clinical outcome of minimally invasive image guided interventions in adult and paediatric population.

Wednesday 20 October
08:00–10:00 Junior radiology forum session: musculoskeletal (MSK) radiology pearls
Chair: Dr Sian Davies

A session covering a wide range of topics within musculoskeletal radiology, covering common clinical conundrums and frequently-encountered pathologies. A collection of insights from MSK radiologists that will be relevant both for exams and every-day general radiology practice.

Balzano lunchtime symposium (Silver sponsor): AI-driven decision support for lumbar spine MRI


Speaker: Mr Stefan Voser, Product Manager, COO, Balzano Informatik AG

ScanDiags - the virtual MSK companion - provides an instant second opinion on key conditions, as well as quantitative measurements of important structures on lumbar spine and knee MRI. No workflow adaptation is required as the fully automated service interprets the MRI studies without interaction and sends a report to the PACS for decision support.

18:00–20:00 Use of radiology artificial Intelligence decision support tools in stroke, an industry collaboration
Chairs: Professor Phil White and Dr Grant Mair

Individual AI packages presented by companies representative, including: 


Thursday 21 October

08:00–10:00 DIXON/Chemical shift imaging (CSI) in MSK imaging; physics, utility and interactive case discussions
A joint session with The British Society of Skeletal Radiologists (BSSR)
Chair: Dr Ian Pressney

Learning objectives:

  1. Introduce basic and advanced physics of DIXON/CSI to aid image interpretation 
  2. Introduce and understand utilities of the technique in MSK imaging
  3. Analyse and implement DIXON technique for MSK image interpretation troubleshooting

12:30–13:30 Quality standard for imaging: 2021 revision

Chair: Richard Evans 

The Quality Standard for Imaging has been comprehensively revised and will be launched at this session. These talks will explain the process of revision and outline the changes.

Learning objectives:

  1. What is the Quality Standard for Imaging, what it looks like now and how it has changed
  2. Implementation and transition plan for the new standard
  3. The benefits to implementing the QSI and how to engage the whole team

18:00–20:00 Artificial intelligence (AI) education
Chair: Dr Gerald Lip

This session is focused on the current state of AI in the radiology curriculum. The speakers are from the UK and USA showing the state of AI. It details initiatives in Wales and Scotland and its centerpiece is a panel discussion with audience participation.

Learning objectives:

  1. Develop an understanding of the current state of AI education
  2. Have a sense of trainee and radiology consultants needs in AI education
  3. Bring back lessons and experiences from the presentations to their own practice

Friday 22 October

08:00–10:00 Artificial intelligence (AI) for radiology and oncology – warts and all
Chairs: Dr Alexandra Taylor, Dr Delia Pudney and Dr Rizwan Malik

Details to follow.

12:30-13:30 Presidents plenary lecture
Chair: Dr Jeanette Dickson 
Health inequalities
Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer 
Please note that session will NOT be recorded and can only be viewed live. 

18:00-20:00Junior radiology forum session: Why is cardiac radiology important for the general radiologist?
Chair: Dr Stephen Harden

An introduction to the many facets of cardiac radiology, reflecting the representation of cardiac radiology in the new Clinical Ra­diology curriculum. This session aims to highlight aspects of cardiac radiology that are relevant to all reporting rad­iologists, no matter what special intere­st trainees will go on to develop.

Includes Couch Kerley plenary lecture, delivered by Dr John Curtis, titled Future Directions in Training – where do we go next?


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