Upcoming Meetings - Non-SPR

Program to Enhance Relational & Communication Skills (PERCS) - Radiology
Radiologists face increasing expectations to communicate directly with patients, but few educational opportunities exist to help radiologists feel prepared and confident in their communication skills. PERCS - Radiology is a course that offers radiology physicians (including residents, fellows and attendings), nurses, and technologists the opportunity to learn about helpful communication skills and relational abilities when having difficult conversations with patients about: 1) new, unexpected or difficult diagnoses; 2) radiological errors; and 3) radiation safety. Each day-long workshop combines didactic and educational media presentations with realistic improvised enactments between workshop participants and professional actors. Faculty facilitators include experts in healthcare communication pedagogy. The learning model emphasizes group collaboration among professionals of varying experiences, perspectives from patient and family representatives, and a safe environment that respects multiple viewpoints.

The next PERCS – Radiology course will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 8:45am-3:30pm at Boston Children’s Hospital in Waltham, Massachusetts. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and the Institute for Professionalism & Ethical Practice. TUSM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. TUSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 3 hours of Risk Management Credit. For more information and to register for the May 30th workshop, please visit: http://ipepweb.org/workshops-consultation/course-offerings/#Radiology .

International and Regional Pediatric Radiology Meetings

American Academy of Pediatrics 
February 26-29, 2016
Orlando, Florida

American Society of Functional Neuroradiology
February 29 - March 2, 2016
Austin, Texas

American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology
February 28 - February 29, 2016
Austin, Texas



Visit the ASFNR and ASPNR websites for more information.

Blinded Reader & Investigator Training Institute 

Course Title: MRI Contrast Agents and Gadolinium Deposition in the Brain
Release Date: 10/27/2015
Expiration Date: 11/01/2016

This 30-minute self-study lecture is intended for radiologists, radiologic technologists, neurologists, pediatricians, and other phusicians who refer to patients for MRI Exams. 

Course Overview: The use of gadolinium-based contrast agents in MR imaging has been well-established for 25 years and is an extremely valuable tool for visualizing areas of interest.

However, recent publications have shown hyperintensities on MRI in the dentate nucleus and globus pallidus of patients who have received multiple gadolinium-based contrast injections and have no severe renal insufficiency. Gadolinium deposits have histopathologically been confirmed in the brain tissue of patients exhibiting these hyperintensities. While further research is needed to evaluate the clinical significance of these findings, radiologists, radiologic technologists, and referring physicians must be aware of the potential implications for ordering and performing contrast-enhanced MRI, especially in those patients who may require multiple scans.

For more information and to register for this course, click here.

Canadian Association of Radiologists
April 14-17, 2016
Montreal, QC, Canada

The theme of the event is Imaging in an Era of Comparative Effectiveness – How to Stay Relevant. The CAR Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) Working Group is preparing a dynamic and timely scientific program articulated around the complementary notions of efficacy and appropriateness, and the role of the radiologist in times of rapid technological advances.

For more information, visit the CAR website.

CIP Consensus in Pediatrics and Child Health

March 3-6, 2016
Xi'an, China

CIP Congress brings an innovative and stimulating global academic debate platform searching for consensus and agreements on main child health pathologies, difficulties and controversies.

The outstanding scientific program will feature distinguished keynote addresses, cutting edge state-of-the-science lectures, controversial debates, and compelling presentations by main leaders in Pediatrics.

For more information and to register visit CIP 2016.

European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 
March 15-18, 2016
Florence, Italy

The theoretical-practical Course is for paediatricians, neonatologists and paediatric radiologists and it is limited to 42 participants. Practical sessions include tests for the participants and case discussions without direct examination of a baby.It is open to neonatologists, paediatric radiologists and paediatricians.The Course's language is English. 

Leaning objectives of the Course

Ultrasound imaging of neonatal urogenital tract

• To become familiar with the different pathologic images of neonatal urogenital tract and with renal haemodynamics
• In the practical session, imaging tests will be made to help participants understand many practical issues of diagnosis and the   importance of ultrasound follow-up

Ultrasound imaging of neonatal chest

• To understand the technique of the exam which needs high skill

Ultrasound imaging of neonatal abdomen
• To understand limits and usefulness of gastrointestinal tract, liver, spleen and pancreas ultrasound imaging
• In the practical session, imaging tests will be made to help participants understand many practical issues of diagnosis

Ultrasound imaging of neonatal brain
• To become familiar with the different pathologic images of neonatal brain: morphology and haemodynamics
• In the practical session, imaging tests will be made to help participants understand many practical issues of diagnosis and the importance of ultrasound follow-up.

European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and Continued Medical Education credits will be available. 

For more information and to register, please click here

MCA Scientific Events
Upcoming Dates

The Neonate 
An International Symposium for Asia
March 30 - April 1, 2016
Shanghai, China

The Neonate

European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM)

June 15-18, 2016
Maastricht, The Netherlands

International Conference on Clinical Neonatology 
September 22-24, 2016
Turin, Italy 

The Society for Imaging Informatics Medicine (SIIM) Annual Meeting 2016

June 29 – July 1, 2016 
Oregon Convention Center, Portland Oregon

The SIIM Annual Meeting is changing healthcare IT through informatics by bridging medical imaging with the enterprise–presenting the education, research, and innovative practices that are dramatically improving patient care and decreasing healthcare costs. At the SIIM Annual Meeting health imaging IT professionals (including, but not limited to PACS, RIS & Enterprise-wide administrators), scientists, researchers, physicians, physicists, healthcare IT decision drivers, and vendors from around the world come together to explore the dynamic field of imaging informatics. 

For more information, visit: http://www.siim.org.

University of Toronto
3rd Pediatric IBD Imaging Course MRI: Management Change in Pediatric IBD
March 5, 2016
Toronto, Canada

View the program and register today.



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