Spine Imaging Webinar 2020

A practical MSK and Neuro case-based webinar

For Consultants and Senior Trainees in Radiology, Spinal Surgery, Rheumatology, Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine and those undertaking spinal intervention

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Fully interactive webinar

Attendees will be provided with individual, secure access to the cases and advanced image viewing PACS software so that they can go through the cases with the faculty, simultanteously.

12 CPD Points

Attendees will be asked to evaluate each session and will be provided with a CPD certificate upon completion This course provides 12 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists

Catch-up with course playback for revison and reflection

We included in your fee, access to the course recordings for up to 7 day with an optional extra to extend this to 31 days.

Course fees

£345 [£295 until 30 September 2020]:
Live access to the two-day course + access to course recordings for 7 days

£395 [£345 until 30 September 2020]:
Live access to the two-day course + access to course recordings for 31 days

Course director

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.

Who should attend

  • General radiologists and senior radiology trainees
  • Spinal Surgeons
  • Rheumatologists
  • Sports Physicians
  • those undertaking 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 with full access to the cases and an advanced image viewer to maximise learning, providing around 100 cases for you to interpret, and giving you immediate feedback following each case
  • Excellent peer interaction and collaborative learning using our online PACS system
  • a greater appreciation – through collaborative discussion – of issues relating to spinal intervention

The content

Thirteen sessions over two days:

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

Each session includes:

  • A brief introduction by the session lead.
  • Cases then reviewed by session lead whom will provide:
  • Top tips
  • Pitfalls
  • Interactive questions
  • Take home messages

the aim

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

  • practical (case-based learning);
  • stimulating (interactive, challenging cases, immediate feedback)
  • 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

Programme [ Faculty members INVITED]

Wednesday 4 November 2020

09:30 - 17:00 (BST)

09:45 – 10:00

Introduction

Mr Jack Hodson and Dr Rowena Johnson

  • Delegates get connected
  • Demonstration of the webinar platform
  • Introduction to CMRad PACS viewer

10:00 – 10:40

Degenerative spine [including cord compression]

Dr Rajat Chowdhury, Consultant MSK Radiologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10:40 – 11:20

Spondyloarthritis and infection

Dr Rowena Johnson, Consultant MSK Radiologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

11:20 – 11:40

Break

11:40 – 12:30

Post-operative spine

Dr Richard Hughes, Consultant MSK Radiologist, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury

12:30 – 13:20

Lunch

13:20 – 14:10

Spinal canal abnormalities part 1: spinal cord

Dr Matthew Maeder, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology and Emergency Radiology, Darmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire

14:10 – 15:00

Brachial plexus

Dr Sachit Shah, Consultant Neuroradiologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queens Square, London

15:00 – 15:20

Break

15:20 – 16:10

Thoracolumbar trauma

Dr Elizabeth Dick, Consultant Radiologist and Hon Senior Lecturer, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

16:10 – 17:00

Cervical trauma [including the occipitocervical junction and anatomic variants]

Dr Qaiser Malik, Consultant MSK Radiologist, Basildon University Hospital

17:00

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Thursday 5 November 2020

09:30 - 17:00 (BST)

09:30 – 9:45

Welcome and introduction

Dr Rajat Chowdhury, Consultant MSK Radiologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

09:45 – 10:45

Spinal pathology in elite sports

Dr Andrew Dunn, Consultant MSK Radiologist, Fortius Clinic

10:45 – 11:15

Break

11:15 – 12:20

Surgical procedures and implants

Mr Bedansh Chaudhary, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

12:20 – 13:20

Lunch

13:20 – 14:10

Non-vascular spinal intervention [including fusion imaging]

Dr Gina Allen, Consultant Radiologist, University Hospital Birmingham
and Dr David Wilson, Consultant MSK Radiologist, St Luke's Radiology, Oxford

14:10 – 15:00

Spinal Canal abnormalities part 2: Extramedullary and epidural

Dr Matthew Maeder, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology and Emergency Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

15:00 – 15:20

Break

15:20 – 16:10

Paediatric spine

Helen Cliffe, Consultant Neuroradiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

16:10 – 17:00

Spinal tumours [including marrow abnormalities]

Dr Asif Saifuddin, Consultant MSK Radiologist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

17:00

Close

faculty MEMBERS [2020 Faculty INVITED]

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 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 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 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 Andrew Dunn

Dr Andrew Dunn

Dr Andrew Dunn completed radiology training on the Mersey School of Radiology in 2005, and completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging from the University of Toronto in 2006. Andrew is a consultant and honorary clinical lecturer at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Dr. Dunn has a specialist interesting in the imaging of sports injury, and provides imaging services to many Premier League and Championship football clubs, Super League Rugby Clubs and other elite sports institutions throughout the Northwest region, and was a member of the MSK imaging team for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Andrew maintains an active role in education, teaching on the Mersey School of Radiology and the Northern Deanery Fellowship of Sports and Exercise Medicine training programme.

Frequently asked questions

NO. Infomed shall provide you, upon registration a link to stream the course within your web browser, or you can download a small application to run it as a separate window on your computer. If you would prefer a mobile device, we shall also include a link download an app from the Play Store/App Store.

YES! It is very much encouraged. There will be Q&A sessions chaired by Infomed. You can type your questions in the ‘chat’ facility and they will be put to the speakers.

YES! We shall ask for your evaluation of the faculty and organisation. Upon completing this, we shall send you a certificate of attendance by email.

COMMENTS from previous online courses

Some positive things come out of the current COVID crisis
Consultant Intensivist
Good content, short lecture format, remote access, great!
Consultant Anaesthetist
I think the online streaming format really works, it should bring costs down, more environmentally friendly...should be used more often now.
Consultant Anaesthetist
Good of Infomed in developing this on-line teaching format so quickly, I guess this may be the future.
Consultant Anaesthetist
Excellent interactive course with new on line option that worked very well
Consultant Radiologist
Speakers, topics, timekeeping, helpful organiser and content all very good.
Consultant Anaesthetist
Excellent - the streaming service was excellent in audio and video. There was no lag between the delivery and the AV content.
Consultant Radiologist
I must say that I was very impressed, given current Coronavirus issues, at late notice sorted out online streaming of the conference that worked well. The organisers showed a good understanding of the situation. Well delivered and well done Infomed.
Consultant Radiologist
Great day, did well above expectation given the existing Covid-19 pandemic and the unexpected online streaming
Consultant Radiologist

COMMENTS from the previous mental health WEBINAR SERIES in April 2020

Below is just 10% of all the feedback received!

  • Very informative; concise/bullet points presentation and good time keeping
  • Concise , time keeping aspect and introduction and delivery of questions by the facilitator
  • Varied nature of topics, excellent speakers ,good timekeeping
  • Wide areas of interest; good presentation and audience interaction.
  • Important topics; wide coverage pertaining to day to day practice - very practically focused : essentials covered
  • Good to have knowledgeable presenters who were up to date with most recent COVID studies
  • 1) range of topics 2) expertise and quality of the speakers
  • I could attend it from my home; every one has similar questions as me; the information is very little and we are dealing with unknown
  • 1. Excellence. 2. Enthusiasm. 3 Relevance during this restricted time.
  • I could attend from home, hearing specialists speak, it was free!!!
  • Range and expertise of the speakers. Well organised. Very well thought out with respect to what is needed at this time.
  • I really enjoyed the panelists taking questions; I really enjoyed how smoothly the webinar has been run; all the panellists gave valuable information
  • All presentations clinically relevant. High standard of information
  • Good mix of quality information in a short time frame.
  • Time keeping , facilitation and organisation as a whole
  • I have already recommended this course to many colleagues.
  • Good impact . Will help me to think more and act more proactively if by any means I come across a patient with COVID-19 . Good applications in order areas of practice as well.