Why are we having workstation based workshops and not endless days of lectures? When we report at work, we dont have someone showing us just selected relevant images to make a diagnosis, we have a full dicom study to evaluate and report. We need to be able to evaluate all the information to make the diagnosis and very importantly exclude irrelevant information. Our workshops are based on learning by guided viewing and evaluating 100's of dicom scans on individual workstations, just like you do at work. We feel that this is the only way to learn.
For 2017 we have restructured all our workshops to give a lot more time to guided viewing of dicoms. In this workshop we are going to cover the Lower Limb: Knee, Hip and Ankle/ Foot and we will have a second Workshop later in the year covering the Upper Limb: Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist/Fingers. This is our third MSK MRI Workstation Workshop in KL with all our workshops in 2016 selling out.
There is a big difference between receiving information and actually learning something that you can put into use in your daily reporting. You can get endless information by going to a conference, but how much do you remember (not much) and how much do you know well enough to put into practice back at your work (even less). Learning to report an MRI confidently is quite different to having the facts about pathology presented on a slide or video to you.
How did you learn to ride a bike? By watching a presentation or getting on the bike and practicing? Its the same when you are learning MRI. There is a whole science to learning and remembering, but two of the most important aspects of learning are being actively involved in the learning and repetition. When you sit back and see 1 or 2 slides or videos of an abnormality you have very little idea of how to put that into practice and its likely to be forgotten by the time you get to reporting. However, when you actively scroll through 20 or 30 dicoms of say meniscal tears, find the abnormality yourself, work out how to differentiate it from mimics...Thats when you learn and remember.
Viewing hundreds of dicoms on your individual workstations is central to the workshop. We have short lectures on a topic to give you the fundamentals, then its viewing, with guidance, of as many dicoms as possible.
We are aiming this workshop at those who have limited to intermediate level experience with MSK MRI. If you have done a fellowship or have significant experience with MSK MRI we will be running a more advanced workshop later in the year which would be more suitable for you.
The easiest part about learning is forgetting. Its very important to keep refreshing and reviewing what has been learnt. We are in the process of setting up a server where dicom studies with reports will be available. We will regularly send new cases to alll registrants who will have free access to these cases.
The workshop will be delivered by Dr Ravi Padmanabhan. Dr Ravi was trained in Medicine and Radiology in Melbourne Australia and has been fellowship trained in MSK MRI. He has worked at sports imaging centres for elite level athletes reporting MRIs and has extensive experience in reporting and teaching MRI having run MRI Workstation Workshops in SE Asia and Australia for over 10 years.
One of the features of our workshops has been people bringing in scans for review. This is a great way for everyone to learn, gives you an opportunity to discuss scan protocols and we encourage this.
How you will actively learn:
Fellowship style learning where you actively look and are guided through full dicom studies on individual workstations and can ask questions to clarify doubts.
Guided viewing of MSK MRI pathology in 100's of dicom studies. See in a weekend an extensive amount of pathology thats taken us over 10 years to gather.
View dicom studies from various field strength MRI's and learn how to assess both arthrographic and non arthrographic studies, so that you are not limited to only one sort of imaging.
Learning is not just gathering facts. Its no use if you cant retain and recall that knowledge when you need it. Our structured method of learning increases your ability to retain and recall the knowledge you gain when you need it when you are back in your own clinic or hospital.
Lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments for both days.
Welcome reception for all registrants and faculty on the first day.
How about CME/CPD?
Malaysian Radiologists: We are currently appying for CME points and will confirm. Previous workshops have all received CME accreditation from MMA of 10 points.
Australian and New Zealand Radiologists We are currently appying for CME points and will confirm. Previous workshops have all received CME accreditation from RANZCR receiving 33.5 CME Points Eligible for MRI specific CPD points for MRI accreditation. (30 MRI specific points are required in a triennium).
Where is it being held?
The event will once again be held in Mid Valley most likely at The Gardens. We will confirm the hotel shortly.
How Do I Register?
Click on the Green Register Button.
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