Making Patients and Staff Safer in Radiological Imaging 2018



25-27* March 2018

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC); Shaikh Mohamad Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre,

Dubai, UAE

 

Introduction:

Despite significant momentum in recent years, the radiation risks and protection of patients and staff in radiological imaging are contemporary topics requiring deliberations and training in context of UAE. The purpose of this training event is to provide latest information from research, first hand information on deliberations and recommendations of International Commssion on Radiological Protection (ICRP), review current and upcoming trends in radiation safety, what needs to be done and achived to make patients and staff safer in various imaging procedures like CT, mammograpohy, interventional procedures, dentistry and in pregancy. The topics shall include both children and adult safety.

The overall objective of the course is to update knowledge and skills of participants to enable adherence to international and national requirements and to good practices in patients and staff safety.

 

The target audience:

- Referring Physicians.
- Radiologists.
- Radiographers.
- Medical Physicists.


Course Program:

Date and Time25-27* March 2018

Note: Day 27th March is practical sessions. It is not included in the registration & will be managed onsite according to the availability.

Course CME Credits:  

  • DHA: 8.5 CME Hours 

Course Venue:  Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC); Shaikh Mohamad Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre, UAE

Organized by:  Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences

In Coorperation With:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

Faculty From:

  • Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
  • Duke University Medical Centre, USA

 

Date & Time  Title  Speaker

Sunday, 25 March 2018

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:20 Opening Event and Introductions
09:20 – 09:30 Pre-program evaluations Dr. Madan Rehani
09:30 – 10:05 L-1. Current scenario of paediatric radiological imaging and safety  Dr. Donald Frush
10:05 – 10:45 L-2. Rationale for radiation protection in diagnostic and in interventional imaging? Dr. Madan Rehani
10:45 – 11:15 Tea/Coffee and Group Photograph
11:15 – 11:55 L-3. CT dose metrics, DICOM, structured dose reports and comparative aspects of doses of CT machines from different vendors Dr. Mannudeep Kalra
11:55 – 12:30 L-4. Radiation protection of workers in nuclear medicine Dr Entesar Zawam Dalah
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch & Prayer Break
13:30 – 14:10 L-5. How we protect our children in imaging and in interventional procedures Dr. Donald Frush
14:10 – 14:50 L-6 Radiation effects and review of studies on radiation effects on staff in imaging facilities  Dr Madan Rehani
14:50 – 16:00 P-1. Panel discussion on radiation safety of workers in radiology and nuclear medicine Dr. Madan Rehani, Dr. Donald Frush, Dr Jamila S. Alsuwaidi & Dr. Entesar Z. Dalah

Monday, 26 March 2018

08:30 – 09:10 L-7. Radiation dose monitoring and imaging appropriateness in UAE Dr. Jamila Alsuwaidi & Ms Nadia AlKaabi
09:10 – 09:50 L-8. Radiation dose monitoring and imaging appropriateness at MGH Dr. Mannudeep Kalra
09:50 – 10:30 L-9. Radiation dose monitoring and imaging appropriateness at Duke Dr. Donald Frush
10:30 – 10:50 Tea/Coffee Break
10:50 – 11:30 L-10. Activities at global level on dose monitoring and imaging appropriateness Dr. Madan Rehani
11:30 – 12:30 P-2. Panel Discussion on dose monitoring and imaging appropriateness Dr. Donald Frush, Dr. Madan Rehani, Dr. Mannudeep Kalra, Dr Jamila Alsuwaidi & Ms Nadia AlKaabi
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch & Prayer
13:30 – 14:10 L-11. Image gently: a success story Dr. Donald Frush
14:10 – 14:50 L-12. Radiation safety of pregnant worker and pregnant patient Dr. Madan Rehani
14:50 – 15:45 Test 1 and suggestions for further topic Dr. Madan Rehani

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

08:00 – 08:30 L-13. Know your CT machine and understanding factors that affect patient radiation dose in CT Dr. Mannudeep Kalra
08:30 – 09:00 L-14. Modern Techniques of Dose Optimization in CT Dr. Mannudeep Kalra
09:00 – 09:30 L-15. Discussion on topic as per feedback from participants Dr. Madan Rehani
09:30 – 09:45 Tea/Coffee Break
09:45 – 12:00

W-1. Hands on Workshop AT THE SCANNER and PACS
Protocol Review: Tricks and Itches in CT
Head
Chest
Abdomen-pelvis

Dr. Mannudeep Kalra
12:00 – 13:00

Session 1: Hands on Workshop AT THE SCANNER and PACS
CT Protocols review and  patient doses for children

Dr. Mannudeep Kalra
13:00 – 13:20 Test 2 Dr. Madan Rehani
13:20 – 13:45 Award of certificates & Closing  


Course Fees:

Items Fees
DHA, MOH & HAAD Member 500AED
Other 750AED

 

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