Accreditation:Approved by the RCR for up to 12 CPD credits [6 credits per day]Course Directors:Dr Rowena Johnson, Consultant Radiologist,Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustDr Rajat Chowdhury, Consultant Radiologist,Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustTarget audience:Course designed for Consultants and Senior Trainees in Radiology, Spinal Surgery, Rheumatology and Sports Medicine and those undertaking spinal interventionCourse aimTo provide Consultant Radiologists with a practical, stimulating and comprehensive update on in depth interpretation and reporting practice in spinal imaging:practical (workstation based learning);stimulating (interactive, challenging cases, immediate feedback); andcomprehensive (covering a full range of spinal imaging topics).Target audienceConsultants and senior trainees in Radiology, Spinal Surgery, Rheumatology, Emergency medicine and Sports Medicine and those undertaking spinal intervention.CPD CreditsThis course provides 12 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists.Learning outcomesBy the end of the course, the delegate will have:a comprehensive understanding of spinal pathology in both specialist and district general settings;improved skills in interpreting emergency spine pathology;a more in-depth understanding of both routine and complex chronic spine abnormalities;learned tips and tricks to avoid common misses and pick up on subtle abnormalities, particularly in relation to topics that are often inconsistently reported;a greater appreciation – through collaborative discussion – of issues relating to spinal interventionCourse highlightsFaculty of Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologists, Neuroradiologists and Spinal Surgeons who are experts in their fields and from different hospitals in the UKVisiting lecturer Dr Matthew Maeder (Assistant Professor) at the Boston University Medical Center Department of RadiologyInteractive case-based approach on iMac workstations to maximise learning, providing around 100 cases for you to interpret, and giving you immediate feedback following each caseExcellent peer interaction and collaborative learning with 2 delegates per iMac workstation and a strict limit on the number of delegatesSessionsIn each session, the session lead:provides a brief introduction, including checklists and top-tipstakes delegates –working in pairs– through a series of challenging cases, providing immediate feedback after each case and take-home messages at the end of the session.Course faculty:A Faculty of established, practicing consultant radiologists, experts in their fields, with long and extensive experience in advancing the spine imaging interpretation and reporting skills of peers nationally and internationally. Please see the course programme for all of the faculty profiles.