Cardiac CT courses

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London Cardiac CT Academy

The London Cardiac CT Academy is a premier Cardiac CT course for those seeking elementary and advanced training in all aspects of Cardiac CT. The course has been carefully designed around the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography’s curriculum and is endorsed as a Level II Course by SCCT. With an emphasis on the delivery of high-quality education, innovative learning techniques and an aspiration to offer a definitive course in Cardiac CT, it has assembled an experienced international faculty of Cardiac CT experts with cardiology and radiology expertise. The faculty holds Level III accreditation and “Fellowship” status with the SCCT and brings to the course an international reputation and a combined academic expertise of in excess of 250 peer reviewed publications. Our ultimate aim is quality and to provide a personal touch to the course.

Each participant will have their own workstation. An international faculty of renowned experts is present throughout the course, to teach and provide mentored case reviews.

The objectives are:
·         To offer background information about the scanner physics, contrast dynamics, acquisition methods, administration of medication to enhance image quality and know how to report a case.
·         To get familiar with the software and interpretation of images by using a systematic way of reviewing, and detect coronary stenosis and plaque.
·         To detect artefacts and pitfalls, correlate CTA to angiography, and detect extra cardiac abnormalities.
·         To offer advanced information about scanner settings with the goal to enhance image quality and reduce radiation burden.
·         To complete 150 selected cases in order to provide material for level 2 certification from the SCCT.

The academy includes all daytime meals and refreshments, a drinks reception, a course dinner and all course materials and after course support. In addition the course provides all the paperwork that is signed and completed - ready for accreditation with the SCCT. Our course CT library exceeds 600 specifically selected cases that include exceptionally rare cases not available on other courses.

For further information please visit our website:
https://www.philips.co.uk/healthcare/resources/landing/cardiac-ct-academy

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Imperial Valve and Cardiovascular Course

Imperial Valve and Cardiovascular Course 

Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th November 

 

TAVI CT Training 

Friday 24th November 

 

CT is rapidly emerging as the gold standard for annular assessment for TAVI. Accurate annular measurements are essential for stent sizing and procedural success. 

This workshop will focus on all aspects of CT use in TAVI and provide mentored hands-on training in how to accurately assess the CT aortic annular parameters essential for stent sizing. 

The workshop will be suitable for radiographers, radiologists and cardiologists and will cover: 

  1. Understanding the role of CT in TAVI assessment. 
  2. Protocols for CT image acquisition and tips on image optimisation. 
  3. Hands-on TAVI measurements tutorial using CT workstations including:
    a. Annular sizing: diameter, perimeter and area
    b. Coronary ostia heights
    c. Determining cath lab angles for device implantation. d. Ascending aorta assessment 
  4. Mentored case examples allowing participants to acquire the key skills to perform their own measurements. 
  5. Understanding high-risk CT features for TAVI that need to be identified by the reporting physician. 

FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT
Millbrook Medical Conferences 

T: 01455 552559
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Royal Brompton cardiovascular CT course

(Formerly Advanced Cardiovascular CT)

Duration: 4 days

Fees: 
£2,000, 
£1,600 (trainee rate, limited places)

Location: 
Academy Training and Education Centre
Siemens Headquarters
Frimley

Accreditation
 : The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) - Awarded 22 Credits based on full course attendance

Course organisers: Dr Ed Nicol, Dr Simon Padley, Dr Sujal Desai

More information here : 


http://www.imperial.ac.uk/nhli/study-and-training/short-courses/royal-brompton-cardiovascular-ct-course/

UK Cardiac CT Course (formerly Harefield Cardiac CT Course)

Level: Combined Level 1 and 2 cardiac CT course. Held twice a year, generally in May and October. 

Duration: 6 days (starting on Sunday morning to Friday afternoon).

Eligibility: Cardiologists and Radiologists, but other specialists are also allowed although may not be eligible to practice cardiac CT at level 2. Please see BSCI and SCCT eligibility criteria for the purpose. Prior knowledge of CT is not essential.

Sponsor: Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital NHS Trust & Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

Accreditation: Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT) for Level 2 certification and The Royal College of Radiologists for 46 type 1 CPD points.

Director: Dr Tarun K Mittal MD, FRCR, FSCCT (Level 3 certified trainer) 

Faculty: Dr Ben Ariff (Cardiac Radiologist, Imperial College, London), Dr Mini Pakkal (Cardiac Radiologist, Toronto General Hospital), Sue Edyvean (Physicist, Public Health England), Matthew Dunn (Physicist, Nottingham University Hospital), Tito Kabir (Interventional Cardiologist), Toufan Bahrami (Cardiac Surgeon), Gemma Marshall (Radiographer).

More Information and registration: www.cardiacct.uk, www.cardiac-ct.org.uk

Edinburgh Cardiac CT Course

The Edinburgh Cardiac CT course offers lectures and hands-on experience in the interpretation of 150 contrast enhanced CT coronary angiograms as well as multiple non-contrast coronary calcium scans. Cases are reviewed on Vitrea workstations (maximum 2 delegates per work station. The course meets the requirements for level 2 accreditation as defined by the BSCI and SCCT. The course is awarded 35 Category 1 CPD credits by the Royal College of Radiologists and is endorsed by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. 

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Website: www.ct-academy.org

Plymouth Cardiac courses

The Plymouth Cardiac CT courses will run seven times in 2017 providing  training and education from Level 1 to 3. These courses have been established by, and are delivered in entirety by, Dr Gareth Morgan-Hughes (cardiologist) and Professor Carl Roobottom (radiologist). Most of the courses are geared towards Level 2 training and education. The Level 3 course is the newest course, established in 2016. This offers education in advanced Cardiac CT techniques relevant to known coronary artery and valvular heart disease, research, audit and service improvement. The course has been running since 2003 , has an extensive array of excellent educational cases, and has had over 500 attendees from across the world. There is a high 'conversion rate' to formal BSCI Level 2 accreditation. 

The course are organised by Zsuzsanna Nagy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Zsusanna has extensive feedback available over many courses and will be happy to share this with you. In the words of a December 2016 attendee (an interventional cardiologist):

   "Many thanks for arranging my attendance at this course. Very worthwhile, and the organisation and content were terrific. My thanks also to Carl and Gareth for their forbearance. Not only did my understanding of CTCA improve beyond my expectation given the low baseline from which I started, but the course also acted as very valuable general CPD – some CT examples of conditions which  I have never (knowingly) encountered!"