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24 – 25 Jun 2019

Oxford

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Oxford 24-25 June 2019

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This mid-year course will provide two days of intensive Neuroradiology teaching as part of the 2-year rolling programme of the BSNR.

Topics: Neuro-oncology; Skull Base; and key areas of head and neck imaging.

The course will focus on the use (and pitfalls) of advanced imaging techniques which are increasingly relevant and requested in routine “neuroradiology” practice. The importance of their application in diagnosis, treatment decisions, and follow up of the relevant pathology will be reinforced through clinical input. The second day will focus on anatomy, pathology and clinical interaction in skull base and relevant head and neck neuroradiology. This is an advanced course aimed at neuroradiology trainees but will be educational for senior radiology trainees. There will be a combination of lectures and workshops.

 

DAY 1: Neuro-oncology

DAY 2: Skull base; Head and Neck imaging for neuroradiologist

                                                           

The programme is being finalised and will be available shortly. There will be an excellent faculty of local and external lecturers. (provisional programme will shortly be available on BSNR website)

The workshops will be limited to 6 delegates and an attempt will be made to organise groups according to similar levels of training, with appropriate adaptation of the workshops.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the basic principles and recent advances in Neuro-radiological imaging of brain tumours
  • Recognise a standardised approach to the diagnosis and classification of brain and spinal tumours using modern imaging, histopathology and molecular genetic techniques.
  • Understand the clinical and oncological implications
  • Pre-surgical and intra-operative review
  • Challenges and clinical role of 'advanced' MRI (also PET) in brain tumour imaging
  • Review typical and atypical imaging appearances of brain tumours
  • Focus will be on the relevant anatomy, appropriate imaging protocols, and differentiating imaging findings of the more common diseases.
  • Know the current best imaging practice in skull base and temporal bone imaging
  • Know and understand the radiological anatomy and the imaging of various pathologies at and around the skull base.
  • Recognise that pathologies extend from the extracranial to the intracranial compartment, (and vice versa) and knowledge of the imaging appearances is critical to neuroradiologists

 

 

VENUE                                     REGISTRATION

St Anne’s College                                  £100.00 for both days

Woodstock Road                                   Includes course dinner on Mon 24th

Oxford OX2 6HS                                    Early registration is advised as numbers

www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk                          are limited to 36 to allow small group tutorials

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

There is no car parking at the College and limited expensive street parking. There are park-and-rides available on all the outskirts of Oxford. There are direct bus services from the Peartree and Redbridge Park and Ride which stop close to the College.

Oxford railway station is located on the western edge of the city centre, about 20 minutes’ walk from St Anne’s. There are also two direct buses. The main bus station is located at Gloucester Green in the City Centre, approximately 15 minutes’ walk from St Anne’s. Accommodation is expensive in the city centre but there are more reasonably priced hotels close to the Park and Ride. (Holiday Inn, Travelodge). Early booking is advised.

 

Provisional Programme and Workshops

DAY 1

08.45 – 09.15

REGISTRATION AND COFFEE/TEA/BISCUITS

 

 

09.15 - 09.30

WELCOME, INTRODUCTION, HOUSEKEEPING

 

09.30 – 10.05

1

 

New WHO classification; genetics;

Is it relevant for scanning and reporting

 

 

10.05-10.40

2

Typical and atypical imaging features to identify and report

OR

Challenging cases

 

 

10.40-11.15

3

f MRI and tractography - technique and current role in pre-surgical planning

 

 

 

11.15 – 11.35

COFFEE BREAK

 

 

11.35 –

12.10

 

4

Applications of advanced imaging techniques including: MR perfusion and spectroscopy in Neuro-Oncology - types, technical aspects and various clinical applications

 

 

 

12.10 -12.45

5

Intra-op MRI – fMRI and DTI -clinical applications

 

 

 

12.45 –

13.10

6

Imaging implications regarding Stratification and therapeutic planning in diffuse glioma (context of WHO 2016)

 

 

 

13.10-14.00

LUNCH

 

 

 

 

TUTORIALS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.00-14.45

1

Follow-up MRI analysis in Neuro-Oncology; post therapeutic evaluation

Progression vs pseudo progression cases

 

 

 

14.50-

15.35

 

2

Differentiating tumours from pseudo tumours - how advanced imaging may help?

 

 

 

15.40-16.25

3

Review of common and rare cases – unusual imaging features

 

 

 

16.30-16.50

4

Challenges and pitfalls in advanced MR imaging and PET

 

 

16.55-17.40

5

Paediatric tumours

 

 

17.45-18.30

6

Welcome to the MDT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.30-

19.45

 

DRINKS RECEPTION AT ST ANNE’S COLLEGE

20.15

 

COURSE DINNER - VENUE TBC

 

DAY 2

 

08.00-08.15

COFFEE/TEA/BISCUITS

 

 

08.15 –

09.00

1

 

Overview of the skull base, neoplastic and non-neoplastic skull base lesions

 

 

 

09.00_

09.45

2

Nasopharynx and oropharynx - what does the Neuroradiologist need to recognise and report?

(intracranial extension of head and neck malignancy.)

 

 

 

09.45 -10.00

3

Imaging of the orbit – anatomy, pathology and neuro-ophthalmology

 

 

10-00-10.20

COFFEE BREAK

 

 

10.20 –

11.00

4

Paranasal sinuses – anatomy and pathology

 

 

11.00- 11.30

5

Imaging of the temporal bone – anatomy and pathology (incl use of non-EPI DWI)

 

 

 

11.30 – 12.00

6

Paediatric head and neck

 

 

12.00-12.45

LUNCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.45 – 13.15

1

Review of skull base anatomy

 

 

13.20-13.50

 

2

Welcome to skull base MDT

 

 

13.55 -14.25

3

Head and neck neuroradiological cases

 

 

14.25 – 14.45

 

COFFEE

 

 

14.45 – 15.10

4

Temporal bone lesions

 

 

15.15

15.45

5

Face, orbits, sinus and all that jazz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.45-16.00

 

CLOSE, ANY QUESTIONS AND FEEDBACK

 

DRINKS AT THE ROYAL OAK FOR THOSE LEAVING LATER