BSNR Trainee days 10th and 11th May 2018,

Newcastle upon Tyne



After the success of the Trainee Day at Cambridge BSNR, the decision has been made to have three further trainee days this year, one at the Dublin BSNR, and the other two in Newcastle on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th May 2018.


The course will focus on topics in Paediatric Neuroradiology (day one) and Spinal imaging (day two). Following the excellent feedback from the previous trainee days, the days will continue to have a combination of lectures and workshops.


The course will start at 10 am on Thursday morning and finish at 4pm on Friday for convenience of travel.


Number of trainees will be limited to 36 to allow for small group tutorials


Venue – Education Centre, Royal Victoria Infirmary


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


Registration fees will be £150 per person (including course dinner on 10th May 2017)


Please register your interest on this email –


We are finalising the programme and already have an excellent faculty lined up for you.

We will be in touch in the next few weeks to confirm further details about the speakers but some of the topics will include:


Day 1: Paediatric Neuroradiology


Lectures :

  • Imaging in the perinatal period: what are the options, what are we looking for and why are we doing it?
  • Why should I be interested in foetal MRI?
  • Update in inflammatory disease of the brain and spine
  • New WHO tumour classification and how does it affect my reports?
  • What we have learnt from neurogenetics club?
  • Paediatric stroke​: The 2017 guidelines and an imaging strategy.

Workshops :

  • Leucodystrophies
  • CNS infection
  • NAI
  • Epilepsy (and how does it differ from common adult aetiologies)
  • Disorders presenting with calcifications – beyond TORCH
  • Congenital abnormalities of the posterior fossa
  • Inflammatory white matter disorders brain and spine
  • Congenital malformations of skull development (eg synostoses and cephaloceles)

Day 2: Spine


Lectures :


  • What does abnormal signal change in the spinal cord mean – differential diagnosis and diagnostic approach
  • What does a spinal surgeon want to know in your report?
  • Role of spinal imaging and treatment strategies in intracranial hypotension
  • Role of MRI in spinal trauma – how and what to report
  • Vascular pathology affecting spine
  • Benign vs malignant vertebral collapse


Workshops (6):


  • Post-surgical spine
  • Inflammatory disorders of the spinal cord
  • Cervical spine trauma
  • Spinal tumours
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal dysraphism
  • Spinal infection




Looking forward to welcoming you on behalf of the BSNR up here in Newcastle.