Other Respiratory Courses

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Please note that BTS will advertise events organised by relevant world-wide professional societies, UK lung charities and relevant UK educational and healthcare establishments only. We are unable to promote commercially organised and sponsored events.   

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ESPR 2019 - 55th Annual Meeting and the 41st Post Graduate Course 2019051414–18 May 2019 Helsinki, Finland

The ESPR 2019 course builds on the spirit of previous years and we look forward to an international discussion with renowned experts.
A few highlighted topics to come:

- Radiation protection and optimization
- Chest imaging: optimisation of x-rays, ultrasound, CT, MRI
- Congenital heart disease
- Gastrointestinal imaging: MRI, US, techniques and surgery

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ESTI-Fleischner 2019 Joint Meeting 2019050909–11 May 2019 Paris, France

The scientific programme will focus on all aspects of Thoracic Imaging of Respiratory Disease, with lectures on state-of-the-art CT, MRI, interventional radiology together with multidisciplinary scientific presentations on the most recent advances in our specialty. Among evolving topics, lung fibrosis, lung cancer screening, response evaluation criteria and the role of artificial intelligence in thoracic imaging will be covered in detail.

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Basics of Bronchoscopy 2019041818 Apr 2019 Preston

A basic one day course to provide beginners with all the essential principles involved in the practice of bronchoscopy and detailed instruction on the correct method of various sampling techniques.

Suitable for Junior STs, Senior Core Medical Trainees, Bronchoscopy Nurses, Technicians, Physiotherapists and others involved in bronchoscopy.

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RCPE Symposium: Medicine of the Older Person: now the drugs don’t work; challenging polypharmacy 2019032121 Mar 2019 Edinburgh

This symposium will provide much needed balance and advice on prescribing and therapeutics in common conditions of old age. It will explore the state of the art in medical optimisation, non-drug therapies and common therapeutic challenges in the care of older people.

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UK Thoracoscopy Course 2019031414 Mar 2019 Sutton-in-Ashfield

The UK Thoracoscopy Course is a postgraduate course run annually on one day and is now in its 16th year. It has been designed to educate both respiratory medicine consultants and registrars in the basics of thoracoscopy.  The course has a strong hands-on practical component.  Delegates will be able to learn and practice thoracoscopic techniques.

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Allergic Airways Disease 2019031313–14 Mar 2019 London

This course will review recent advances on the mechanisms underlying allergic airways diseases, including the role of genetic and environmental factors, and how this may impact future practice. A rational evidence-based approach to the differential diagnosis, diagnostic work-up and management will be discussed. Challenging areas such as difficult asthma, adolescence and poor concordance will be addressed. 

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Rhinitis and Hayfever 2019031111–12 Mar 2019 London

This course will cover the mechanisms, clinical presentation and advanced diagnostic and management strategies for allergic rhinitis. Diagnostic procedures such as rhinoscopy, nasendoscopy and nasal challenges will be demonstrated and differential diagnosis using imaging techniques will be discussed. Allergen immunotherapy, including case-based discussions and key aspects such as efficacy biomarkers and risks/benefits will be covered. 

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UK Thoracoscopy Assistants Course 2019030606 Mar 2019 Sutton-in-Ashfield

This course has been developed to train thoracoscopy assistants and is now in its tenth year. The course covers the basics of thoracoscopy and includes sessions on pre-procedure care, monitoring and post-procedure care. There will be lectures, small group work and a strong practical element. The course will be of benefit to all involved in medical thoracoscopy in particular endoscopy staff, specialist nurses and theatre staff.

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Modules in Bronchoscopy 2019012828–30 Jan 2019 London

Now in its 19th year, Modules in Bronchoscopy: The Royal Marsden Conference Centre & Royal Brompton Hospital Course in Interventional Bronchoscopy, is a flexible bronchoscopy course directed by Professor Pallav Shah, which has
evolved to a modular format. It consists of three modules;
- basic bronchoscopy
- advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy
- advanced interventional bronchoscopy

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Lung imaging biomarkers: from research to clinical practice 2018121010 Dec 2018 London

This cours aims to present the value of research based nuclear medicine imaging techniques to support the management of patients with respiratory disease. It is open to Respiratory Physicians, Consultant Radiologists in Nuclear Medicine Imaging, Consultant Physicians in Nuclear Medicine Imaging and Academics in Molecular Imaging.

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Glenfield Chest Drain Course 2018 2018120303 Dec 2018 Leicester

This one day course is aimed at all doctors who encounter chest drains. The course covers theoretical knowledge with practical application. We review guidelines, discuss when to insert a chest drain, risk assessments, the role for radiology, managing drains after their insertion and their possible complications. There are practical small group hands-on workshops for both medical and surgical chest drains.

Organised by Dr RK Panchal and Dr R Verma.

Enquiries: laura.dixon@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

2018 KALC International Conference 2018112222–24 Nov 2018 Seoul, Korea

2018 KALC International Conference will provide the opportunity to learn the recent clinical and translational updates from renowned experts as well as exchange experiences and information with colleagues about various topics.

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Advances in Medical and Surgical Management of Snoring and OSA 2018112121 Nov 2018 London

This definitive one-day meeting will discuss medical assessment and management of patients suffering with snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.

We will discuss the latest developments in diagnosis, assessment and surgical treatment - featuring live surgery.

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Update in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine 2018112121 Nov 2018 London

This annual course will provide an update on current practice in paediatric respiratory medicine on an everyday basis. The programme and range of issues covered will be suitable for everyone concerned with paediatric respiratory medicine. The course will be of interest to all paediatricians, specialist trainees and nurse practitioners in respiratory paediatrics.

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ARTP - Respiratory Muscle 2018111616 Nov 2018 Bristol

Target Audience: Qualified Respiratory Clinical Physiologists, doctors in training, Respiratory Physiotherapists and Respiratory Nurse Specialists. It may also be suitable for trainee respiratory Clinical Physiologists who have completed ARTP Part 1 and are working towards their ARTP Part 2 qualification.

This course aims to review respiratory muscle function in health and disease, describe the available techniques for examining respiratory muscle function, discuss the selection of clinically appropriate assessment techniques and demonstrate their practical application.

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ARTP - Practical Blood Gas Sampling 2018111414 Nov 2018 Birmingham

Target audience: Qualified healthcare professionals wishing to become practically competent in blood gas sampling.

The aim of the course is to provide healthcare professionals with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills to develop competence in arterial and arterialised capillary blood gas sampling.

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The London Advanced TB Course and European Advanced Clinical Tuberculosis Course 2018111212–14 Nov 2018 Royal College of Physicians, London

This course will be of interest to all grades of doctors including consultants, specialist trainees in respiratory medicine or infectious diseases, general practitioners, public health physicians, TB nurses and other nonmedical health professionals working in TB.

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Advanced Bronchoscopy Simulation Course 2018110909 Nov 2018 Hull

This course is facilitated by Dr Jack Kastelik, Consultant in Respiratory and GIM and Professor Mahmoud Loubani, Honorary Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery/Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon.

This is a one day course and is suitable for Respiratory, Cardio thoracic, Anaesthetist and Acute trainees.  It is a mixture of theory and hands on training to understand how to perform a rigid and flexible bronchoscopy, EBUS , complications, indications, alternatives and pathology recognition.  This includes 1:1 training with an experience Consultant on high and low fidelity simulators.  The course cost is £300 per trainee.

To apply please contact eyse.queries@hey.nhs.uk

Scottish Society of Physicians 60th Annual Meeting 2018110101–02 Nov 2018 Edinburgh

The Scottish Society of Physicians is hosting its 60th Annual Meeting in Edinburgh this year. The event covers topics from all different specialties and also includes a free trainee session on Acute Internal Medicine. 

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Chest drain course 2018102323 Oct 2018 Kettering

Course organised by Dr Nasir Siddique and colleagues. This is a one day course aimed all grades. It covers safety issues, pre-procedural assessments, role of radiology in insertion of chest drains safely and how to deal with complications. Video demonstrations will be given before hands on experience workshops on state of the art mannequins. These will be in the form of small groups. Please contact nasirsiddique@nhs.net  for more details. Places are limited and early registration is advised. This course has 6 CPD points from Royal college of Physicians.