Head and neck imaging refresher course 2018


Friday 9 February 2018


Venue Crowne Plaza Newcastle
Crowne Plaza Newcastle
Stephenson Quarter
Forth St
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Organised by

RSM Professionals , British Society of Head and Neck imaging (BSHNI)


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about this event

Online registration is now closed, spaces are available to register on the day.

This will be the 4th annual RSM and BSHNI head & neck imaging refresher course. The refresher format constitutes a 3 year rolling program covering the following areas:

Year 1: ENT
Year 2: Maxillofacial / orbital
Year 3: Soft tissue / thyroid
This year the focus of the meeting will be on ENT.

Topics for this year:

  • Otology and skull base
  • Sinuses and nasopharynx 
  • Laryngology and hypopharynx

This one day course features focused presentations from leading UK head and neck radiologists with plenary discussion of hot topics and interactive workshops to allow interactive learning.


Course Organisers: 

Dr Andrew McQueen and Dr Nal Panditaratne

We would like to thank our exhibitors:
Everlight Radiology, Medica group and UK Medical


Submission deadline: Monday 15 January 2018 
Categories: Scientific and educational
Prize: 1st Prize: £125 x 2 and 2nd Prize: £50 x 2 
(1st and 2nd prize per category)
Open to: All medical professionals (Radiologists and Non-Radiologists, Specialty Trainees and Consultants) 

Abstracts based on any topic relating to head and neck Imaging of no more than 250 words (excluding title, authors and references) are welcomed. You will be asked to specify whether your abstract is scientific or educational at the time of submission.
The best abstracts will be selected for poster presentation at this meeting

(Accepted poster presenters will be able to register at the Early Bird rate)

Optional dinner

We have an optional dinner on Thursday 8 February at Caffe Vivo.
The cost is £35 per person to include a 3 course set menu, wine and soft drinks.
Limited spaces are available.


* Following registration you will be contacted appropriately by email with; your booking confirmation, feedback survey and attendance certificate. For full details of the RSM privacy policy, click here

(Programme may be subject to change)



9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.25 am


Dr Andrew McQueen, Consultant Radiologist, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Ravi Lingam, Consultant Radiologist, Northwick Park Hospital

9.30 am

Sinus imaging anatomy - the pre-FESS checklist

Dr Tilak Das, Consultant Neuroradiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

9.55 am

Sinonasal pathology

Dr Stuart Viner, Consultant Radiologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

10.20 am

The nasopharynx: Tips and pitfalls

Dr Sriram Vaidyanathan, Consultant in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

10.45 am

Tea and coffee break


Dr David Summers, Consultant Neuroradiologist,University of Edinburgh

11.15 am

Laryngeal anatomy and how to get the best out of imaging

Dr Nalinda Panditaratne,Course Convenor, Consultant Radiologist, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

11.40 am

Laryngeal pathology

Dr Salman Qureshi, Consultant Head and Neck Radiologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

12.05 pm

The hypopharynx: How I do it

Dr Simon Morley, Consultant Radiologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

12.30 pm

Lunch and poster exhibition


Dr Jagrit Shah, Consultant Neuroradiologist and Head and Neck Radiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

1.30 pm

Skull base – how I get my head around it

Dr Gillian Potter, Consultant Neuroradiologist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

1.55 pm

Otology review part one – the middle ear

Dr Elizabeth Loney, Clinical Director of Radiology, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

2.20 pm

Otology review part two – the inner ear and central pathways

Dr Andrew McQueen, Consultant Radiologist, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2.45 pm

Announcement of poster prize winners

Dr Ram Vaidhyanath, Consultant Radiologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Dr Phil Touska, Specialist Registrar, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

2.50 pm

Closing remarks

Dr Andrew McQueen

2.55 pm

Tea and coffee break


Workshop rotation one: Sinonasal and nasopharynx

Dr Corrine Binns, Consultant Radiologist, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Workshop rotation two: Larynx and hypopharynx

Dr Youssef Mentias, Consultant Radiologist, City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Workshop rotation three: Otology and skull base

Dr Ivan Zammit and Dr Joanna Dixon, Consultant Radiologists, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Workshop rotations

3.20 pm

Workshop rotation one

3.50 pm

Workshop rotation two

4.20 pm

Workshop rotation three

4.50 pm

Close of meeting

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Jodie Phillips
Assistant Events Team Manager
RSM Professionals
The Royal Society of Medicine
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T: +44(0)20 7290 3928

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For information on this event, contact Tasha ShawTel: 020 7290 3867 Fax: 020 7290 2992 Email: rsmprofessionals@rsm.ac.uk arrow