Other Respiratory Courses

If you wish to advertise your respiratory event here, please send the title, date, location, and a website address for enquirers to contact for further information to bts@brit-thoracic.org.uk

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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Chest Drain Course 2019102222 Oct 2019 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.

Thoracic Ultrasound Course 2019062525 Jun 2019 Kettering

This course is organised by Dr Nasir Siddique and DR. R. Reddy, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Kettering General Hospital. The course is aimed at consultants, specialty doctors and trainees in respiratory, A/E, acute medicine and ITU doctors who wish to understand and practice towards level 1 certificate. We shall cover applied physics for ultrasound, normal and abnormal anatomy in the lecture before hands on workshops in small groups. You will have opportunity to scan on real patients under supervision. CPD points have been applied. Places are limited and will be given on first come first serve basis. For registration please contact:  nasirsiddique@nhs.net

Advanced Bronchoscopy Simulation course (ABSC) 2019051717 May 2019 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

Medical Thoracoscopy Course 2019051616–17 May 2019 Basildon Hospital

This course has been organised by Dr Dipak Mukherjee and other experts in Medical Thoracoscopy and pleural disease. We believe it will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to learn from them. This course is aimed at all levels of specialist trainees and consultants in respiratory medicine.  CPD points have been applied for. Course fee is £300.

To reserve a place email christina.rafferty@btuh.nhs.uk. samantha.bloxham@btuh.nhs.uk

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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Chest Drain Course 2019050707 May 2019 Kettering General Hospital

This is a one day course aimed at all grades and has 6 CPD points from the Royal College of Physicians.

This course 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.

Places are limited and early registration is advised.

Organised by Dr Nasir Siddique and colleagues

Contact: nasirsiddique@nhs.net

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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Edinburgh Thoracic CT Course 2019040202–03 Apr 2019 Edinburgh

This 2-day course is especially geared towards clinicians and trainees who are looking for a deeper understanding of CT scanning of thoracic disease. The course includes a combination of lectures and hands on CT scan review, with over 300 thoracic CT scans available for review on dedicated workstations (maximum 2 delegates per workstation).

A discounted registration fee is available for those in training.

This Course provides 13 CPD credits.

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Thoracic Ultrasound Course 2019032929 Mar 2019 Leicester

Learning Outcomes: Principles/physics of TUSS, Setting up the machine, Knowledge towards Level 1 competency according to RCR Guidelines, Hands-on practice and recognition of structures, Measurements and marking for US-guided procedures.

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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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EBUS and Interventional Bronchoscopy 2019030707–08 Mar 2019 Basildon Hospital

This course has been organised by Dr Dipak Mukherjee and other experts in EBUS and Interventional Bronchoscopy. We believe it will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to learn from. This course is aimed at all levels of specialist trainees and consultants in respiratory medicine. CPD points have been applied for. Course fee is £350.

To reserve a place, please email christina.rafferty@btuh.nhs.uk or samantha.bloxham@btuh.nhs.uk

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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Respiratory Medicine Symposium 2019030606 Mar 2019 Edinburgh

This one day respiratory symposium is designed for all general physicians, doctors of all training grades across the medical specialties, specialist nurses, physiotherapists and physician associates. And for all practising respiratory physicians and respiratory trainees. 

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Thoracic Ultrasound Course 2019022121 Feb 2019 Basildon Hospital

This one day thoracic ultrasound course will give an introduction to the basics of thoracic ultrasound followed by hands-on sessions with opportunities to scan patients and receive direct feedback and tips on performing procedures from the expert faculty of level 3 and level 2 trainers. This course is particularly aimed at ACCS, CMT and speciality trainees and consultants who would like to achieve level 1 competence in thoracic ultrasound. Course fee is £125.

To reserve a place email christina.rafferty@btuh.nhs.uk or samantha.bloxham@btuh.nhs.uk 

Bronchoscopy Course 2019020606 Feb 2019 Basildon Hospital

This course has been organised by Dr Dipak Mukherjee and other experts in bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonology and we believe it will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to learn from them. This course is aimed at all levels of specialist trainees and consultants in respiratory medicine and cardiothoracic or thoracic surgery as well as ITU trainees and consultants who wish to gain experience of bronchoscopy. CPD points have been applied for. Course fee is £125.

To reserve a place email christina.rafferty@btuh.nhs.uk. samantha.bloxham@btuh.nhs.uk

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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A practical update in respiratory medicine 2019012828 Jan 2019 Royal College of Physicians, London

This 1 day conference is designed to provide a broad update on topics within respiratory medicine that will be of benefit to physicians and AHP's involved in the acute medical take.

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BTOG Annual Conference 2019012323–25 Jan 2019 Dublin

Registration for the British Thoracic Oncology Group Annual Conference 2019 is open. Now in its 17th year, the BTOG Annual Conference is for any member of the multi-disciplinary team, academics, researchers and healthcare industry professionals.

Over the three-day educational event, attendees will be able to learn more about topics such as radiotherapy, translational oncology, immunotherapy, radiology, respiratory medicine, screening and mesothelioma.

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Chest Drain Insertion Masterclass 2019011818 Jan 2019 Chorley

Suitable for CT1 and above.  This course is conducted jointly by Surgeons and Chest Physicians and consists of both practical and lecture-based sessions.  Delegates will be taught surgical knotting and drain anchorage and will have the opportunity to practice various methods of chest drain insertion in a porcine torso.

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Comprehensive Pleural Course 2019011515–16 Jan 2019 Stoke on Trent

A two day comprehensive pleural course focusing on 

• Pleural diseases management – current pathways, key challenges and future direction.
• Hands-on competencies in basic and advanced pleural interventions – simulation and real patient experience.
• Work-stations include Thoracic ultrasound, Chest drain insertion, Pleural biopsy, Thoracoscopy and Indwelling pleural catheters (IPCs).

The course costs £300 per person inclusive of a course dinner.

For queries and registration please contact the course co-ordinators: Ms Emily Meakin - Emily.meakin@uhnm.nhs.uk 07833404031 or Amanda Adams - Amanda.adams@uhnm.nhs.uk 01782 675747