BSCI/BSCCT Spring Meeting 2020

BSCI/BSCCT 2.0, Keble College, Oxford, 6-8 September 2020

Dear members and delegates,

As I hope you will all appreciate, it has been an extremely difficult past few weeks for the organising committee. It was with very great regret that we chose to postpone the conference last week when it became clear that the event could not go ahead.

Fortunately, Keble College have been very reasonable and have allowed us to transfer the meeting in its entirety to a new date from 6-8 September 2020. Availability was incredibly limited, particularly as Keble is restricted to out of term dates and we were very fortunate to secure a date that was at an appropriate time of year and did not clash with other meetings or school holidays. Our sincere hope is that we will be well past the worst of the coronavirus outbreak by this date. Evidently the main conference is now on Monday/Tuesday and the pre-conference level 1/radiographer and nuclear courses are on the Sunday.

Despite the fact that our losses for rescheduling the meeting are much less than they could have been, we will still be left with a shortfall and the society will have to bear the additional organisational costs of running the meeting again. Further to this we are keen to keep our administration costs to an absolute minimum and we propose that all existing registrations will be transferred to the new dates unless we hear anything to the contrary by Friday April 17, 2020. If any individuals cannot make the new dates and they need to claim a refund, please email the BSCI secretariat on prior to the above date.

Registration for new delegates will open in late spring. We do have to point out that based on current registrations, we are almost at venue capacity and there may be very few additional places available.

For those of you that booked a room in college using the BSCI discount code you should already have received a full refund. If any of you have had any issues with this, please contact Keble accommodation directly. Delegates requiring discounted accommodation in college for the new event will be able to book online as before and we will be providing booking discount codes in due course.

We look forward very much to welcoming all of you to Oxford in the Autumn

Dr Andrew Kelion
Meeting Organiser

Dr Russell Bull
President, BSCI/BSCCT

Wednesday, March 18, 2020






The BSCI/BSCCT Spring Meeting in 2020 will be held in the beautiful surroundings of Oxford’s Keble College.

Keble College was the first Oxford College of the modern era, and was founded in memory of John Keble (1792-1866), a key member of the so-called Oxford Movement which sought to recover the Catholic heritage of the Church of England. The College opened its doors to its first 40 undergraduates in 1870. Keble’s original architect was William Butterfield, who also designed Melbourne Cathedral in Australia. The College’s polychrome brick architecture has long provoked controversy, but is now widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Victorian Gothic anywhere and has grade 1 listed status. The beautiful Gothic dining hall is the longest in Oxford. The Arco building was opened in 1995 in what had previously been the Fellows’ Garden, and the Newman Quad was completed in 2002 with the opening of the Sloane Robinson Building. This development offers a state-of the-art conference venue, with a tiered lecture theatre and numerous breakout rooms.

The Programme for the 2020 Conference includes a number of innovations, with an emphasis on making the sessions entertaining as well as educational. On the Wednesday before the main Conference, delegates can choose to attend one of four intensive pre-courses, two under the aegis of the BSCI/BSCCT and two under that of the British Nuclear Cardiology Society. The main Conference programme will include debates and an ever-popular Mulitmodality Imaging Quiz, ​In addition to more conventional sessions – if talks on imaging babies, the dead and animals can be regarded as “conventional”! Awards will be given during the meeting to delegates who have submitted the most striking imaging vignette in a number of categories. And for the first year, we will be running a series of 90 minute “read with the experts” sessions on various topics, in parallel with the “main” sessions.

The BSCI/BSCCT Spring Meeting in 2020 will offer high quality education in an entertaining format in beautiful surroundings, and is sure to be very popular. Please register early for the Conference – and accommodation in College – to avoid disappointment.

Program Information for delegates


Accommodation can be booked at Keble college

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Abstract submission

Abstracts submissions are now closed.

  • Scientific abstracts – Deadline Monday 20th January – CLOSED
  • Clinical cases – Deadline Friday 28th February – CLOSED
  • Image awards – Deadline Friday 28th February – CLOSED


Pre-course workshops 

Cardiac CT Study Day for Radiographers

This one day interactive course is designed  to give radiographers a grounding in cardiac CT to achieve the very best quality images. The importance of patient preparation, particularly with regard to heart rate control will be covered. There will be a particular focus on artefacts and causes of poor quality images with strategies presented on how to overcome these problems. Scan and reconstruction parameters together with the options available will be discussed in relation to all of the major CT vendors. Clinical indications, uses and future directions of cardiac CT will be presented.

Register using the link above.

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Cardiac CT Study Day for Radiology and Cardiology trainees

This elementary study day is aimed at trainees who have little or no prior exposure to Cardiac CT.  There is no hands-on training as the aim is to provide basic knowledge about CT technique and introduce key concepts. The course material using 50 case demonstrations and 7 lectures would support application to Level 1 Accreditation.

Register using the link above.

Program and more information

Please check here for information about registration in due course.


BNCS Cardiac PET Study Day

This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn about the role of PET in cardiology, with a particular emphasis on assessment of coronary artery disease. It is suitable for trainees and consultants in nuclear medicine, radiology and cardiology, as well as radiographers and technologists.​

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BNCS Nuclear Cardiology Core Curriculum

This course is aimed at cardiology and radiology trainees requiring core (level 1) training in nuclear cardiology. Essential technical aspects will be covered, but there will be a heavy emphasis on case-based learning.

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