Training calendar

We offer training opportunities for all members of the multi-disciplinary team. Check out our current portfolio of courses, study days and ‘hands-on’ workshops.

CESM Study Day - Thursday 31 January 2019 - COURSE NOW FULL

This course is targeted at radiologists and radiographers who are working within a diagnostic breast imaging environment and who are keen to broaden their understanding of the concept and application of CESM in clinical practice.

At the conclusion of the course delegates will:-

Have a better understanding of the technical principals of CESM

Have increased awareness of current publication data supporting CESM

Have a better understanding of interpreting mammograms involving the use of a contrast agent

Be able to display 3D images on IDI workstation and utilise reporting tools

It will incorporate both theoretical classroom learning and practical ‘hands-on’ sessions to allow an appreciation of this advanced technology.  Delivered by leading experts from the Nottingham Breast Institute, who were first to introduce this technology into their symptomatic clinical practice in the UK.

This course provides 5 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists.

 

Course fees

All delegates £300

 

Booking and resources

Breast Image Interpretation & Reporting (BIIR) Monday 4 - Wednesday 6 February 2019

This is a collaborative partnership between Nottingham International Breast Education Centre (NIBEC) and Birmingham City University (BCU).

THIS MODULE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

This module provides the opportunity for radiographers who are qualified in mammography to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse and interpret mammographic images in the screening, new referral and post-operative follow-up situations in line with national guidelines, protocols and scope of practice.

Applicants should have completed the Post Graduate Award in Mammography prior to applying to undertake this module. The module can be studied as a stand-alone module for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development, or as part of a recognised award within the Masters in Radiography Programme. 

You will attend a three day theory course at NIBEC. Students will have a departmental mentor throughout their training with whom they should work to develop their Breast Image Interpretation and Reporting technique. Academic support is available through a tutorial, as well as online telephone support. 

Please note - final examinations will be scheduled for two weeks either in October or November 2019.

Assessment for the BIIR module is an important part of the process and your ability and knowledge will be evaluated by:

  • Clinical portfolio
  • An IMPROVES assessment
  • Presentation of three cases

The assessments will take place at NIBEC.

This module will enable individuals to develop their academic confidence to further their career as autonomous, independent practitioners and to contribute to the changing role of the radiographer in imaging today and in the future aiding the development of clinical competence in advanced practices. The student will gain the knowledge and skills to enable them to make effective decisions and apply them to being part of a multidisciplinary team.

For further information and application pack please email nibecadministrationoffice@nuh.nhs.uk

X Ray Guided Breast Interventional Biopsy (XBIB) Monday 4 & Tuesday 5 February 2019

This is a collaborative partnership between Nottingham International Breast Education Centre (NIBEC) and Birmingham City University (BCU).

THIS MODULE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS

This module provides the opportunity for radiographers in mammography to develop the skills to perform X Ray Guided Breast Interventional Biopsy under x-ray guidance, in line with national guidelines, protocols and scope of practice.

Applicants should have completed modules in Breast Imaging Practice (40 credits) prior to applying to undertake this module.

XBIB provides 20 credits at level 7 and forms part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Breast Interventional Technique (60 credits at level 7).

You will attend a two day theory course at NIBEC. Students will have a mentor throughout their clinical training with whom they should work to develop their practice in mammography and patient care. Students will be allocated a clinical trainer based at NIBEC, who will provide support to both the student and mentor.  Academic support is available through tutorials either in person, online or via the phone; this is done by appointment.

Assessment for the XBIB module is an important part of the process and your ability and knowledge will be evaluated by:

  • A defended poster (30 minute presentation)
  • A clinical portolio
  • A VIVA style assessment

The written component and VIVA style assessment will take place at NIBEC and you will complete both parts of the assessment during a single visit.

This module will enable the individual to develop their academic confidence to further their career as autonomous, independent practitioners and to contribute to the changing role of the radiographer in imaging today and in the future aiding the development of clinical competence in advanced practices. The student will gain the knowledge and skills to enable them to make effective decisions and apply them as a multidisciplinary team member.

For further information and application pack please email nibecadministrationoffice@nuh.nhs.uk

DBT Training for Radiologists - Thursday 14 March 2019 - COURSE NOW FULL

This is a recognised Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) training course.

The course has been designed to meet the requirements and standards of the NHSBSP for DBT training.  It will be a very intensive day and will facilitate individual understanding of the technology and clinical applications

You will participate in individual assessment of cases gaining better understanding of DBT image interpretation and clinical diagnosis.

The course will follow the format of classroom based lectures and clinical case review on dedicated mammography reporting workstations.

This course provides 7 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Course fees

  • All delegates £300

Booking and resources

CESM Study Day - Thursday 28 March 2019 - COURSE NOW FULL

National Breast Pathology Update Course Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 April 2019

Join us at our new venue at Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS for this 2 day course which will comprise lectures by invited speakers, question and answer session and slide seminars based on computer viewed, digital images for viewing before the course. The programme will cover aspects of pathology diagnosis including practical issues and lectures including: -

  • · Breast cancer precursor lesions
  • · Inflammatory lesions & lesions of the nipple
  • · Management of the axilla after chemotherapy
  • · What’s new & on the horizon in breast radiology
  • · Management of implant associated seroma
  • · Revised ASCO/CAP HER2 assessment guidelines
  • · Breast cancer heterogeneity
  • · Oncotype DX, endopredict

The course is organised by National Co-ordinating Committee for Breast Screening Pathology & is suitable for Pathologists at Consultant & Specialist Registrar level and has been awarded 10 CPD credits by The Royal College of Pathologists.

Lecturers include: Dr Rahul Deb, Prof Ian Ellis, Prof Andy Evans,  Prof Louise Jones, Dr Andrew Lee, Prof Sarah Pinder, Dr Elena Provenzano, Dr Colin Purdie, Prof Emad Rakha, Dr Abeer Shaaban, Mr Mark Sibbering & Prof Robert Stein.

Course Fees

  • NHS £475 
  • Private & Overseas: £655  

Booking and resources

New venue: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS

 View of NTU campus  View of lecture theatre

 

Film Readers Study Day Thursday 25 April 2019

This consultant-led study day has been specifically designed for film readers working in the breast service. The programme is intensive and the interactive sessions will give each delegate the opportunity to participate.

The content will facilitate your success by adding to your knowledge and expertise as a film reader.

  • Topics will include:-
  •  Interval cancers & false negative assessment
  •  Interpreting your data
  •  Management of B3 lesions
  •  Imaging breast implants & the reconstructed breast
  •  Localisation of lesions
  •  DBT overview
  •  Review of cases & images

Course fees

  • UK NHS delegates: £155
  • Private & overseas: £195

Registration and resources

Breast Imaging Practice (BIP) Monday 3 - Wednesday 5 June 2019

This is a collaborative partnership between Nottingham International Breast Education Centre (NIBEC) and Birmingham City University (BCU).

THIS MODULE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Applicants will be qualified radiographers who hold either DCR or BSc qualification in Diagnostic Radiography or Radiotherapy.   UK applicants should be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council as a diagnostic or therapeutic radiographer. Overseas will need to provide evidence of qualification in radiography.

This 40 credit module is for radiographers who are choosing to work within breast care services and specialise in breast imaging.  The module's underpinning intention is to enable you to develop the skills required to work in the complex area of breast care services.  Being successful in this module enables you to gain the College of Radiographers named award for mammography.

The Breast Imaging Practice (BIP) module has clinical and academic components and aims for you to develop a thorough knowledge of the breast imaging service, breast anatomy and pathology.  The module will support you to master the competence and skill of positioning for mammography with the knowledge of adapting techniques in more complex and challenging patients. 

You will attend a 3 day theory week followed by a further 2 days approximately 4 months later.  This will take place at NIBEC. The course will deliver lectures and workshops.

As part of the module you will attend a practical training week, the date of which will be arranged when your application has been accepted.  You will receive one to one training from an assigned trainer.  This is an intensive clinical training course where practical skills and practice learning which will be supported through observation and hands on experience.  This will take place at the Nottingham Breast Institute.

For this module your ability and knowledge will be evaluated by:-

  • A 2500 word written assignment
  • A defended clinical portfolio which includes:-
    • A requirement to complete a minimum of 250 mammograms before you can take a final appraisal of your last 50 images. This is so that you will have had enough exposure to mammograms to learn the different techniques required to meet the challenges of the different body shapes and sizes of women attending for mammography
    • Series of QC activities
    • 1000 word reflective summary of clinical portfolio

For further information and application pack please email nibecadministrationoffice@nuh.nhs.uk.

Radiologists Specialist Course - Thursday 6 & Friday 7 June 2019

This course is aimed at registrars intending to take up posts as breast radiologists and recently appointed consultants. 

It is specifically designed to supplement level 2 breast training and consolidate the knowledge acquired during breast radiology attachments. Recent technologies including tomosynthesis and CESM will be discussed and interesting examples shown. Previous participants have found the mock/interactive MDT particularly helpful as preparation for a consultant post.

Attendance at such a course is expected for anyone wishing to apply for a consultant radiologist within the NHSBSP.  Participants will gain theoretical & practical knowledge on the radiological management of screen detected & symptomatic breast disease.

This course provides 12 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Guest speaker: tbc

Course fees

  • UK NHS delegates: £475
  • Private & overseas: £655

 

Registration and resources

DBT Training for Radiologists - Thursday 20 June 2019 - COURSE NOW FULL

This is a recognised Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) training course.

The course has been designed to meet the requirements and standards of the NHSBSP for DBT training.  It will be a very intensive day and will facilitate individual understanding of the technology and clinical applications

You will participate in individual assessment of cases gaining better understanding of DBT image interpretation and clinical diagnosis.

The course will follow the format of classroom based lectures and clinical case review on dedicated mammography reporting workstations.

This course provides 7 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Course fees

  • All delegates £300

Booking and resources

DBT Training for Radiologists & Advanced Practitioners Thursday 19 September 2019

This is a recognised Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) training course.

The course has been designed to meet the requirements and standards of the NHSBSP for DBT training.  It will be a very intensive day and will facilitate individual understanding of the technology and clinical applications

You will participate in individual assessment of cases gaining better understanding of DBT image interpretation and clinical diagnosis.

The course will follow the format of classroom based lectures and clinical case review on dedicated mammography reporting workstations.

This course provides 7 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Course fees

  • All delegates £300

Booking and resources

CESM Study Day Thursday 26 September 2019

This course is targeted at radiologists and radiographers who are working within a diagnostic breast imaging environment and who are keen to broaden their understanding of the concept and application of CESM in clinical practice.

At the conclusion of the course delegates will:-

Have a better understanding of the technical principals of CESM

Have increased awareness of current publication data supporting CESM

Have a better understanding of interpreting mammograms involving the use of a contrast agent

Be able to display 3D images on IDI workstation and utilise reporting tools

It will incorporate both theoretical classroom learning and practical ‘hands-on’ sessions to allow an appreciation of this advanced technology.  Delivered by leading experts from the Nottingham Breast Institute, who were first to introduce this technology into their symptomatic clinical practice in the UK.

This course provides 5 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Course fees

All delegates £300

 

Booking and resources

Cancellation Policy

Please view our cancellation policy

Cancellations by delegates

To cancel a place on study days and courses, notice of cancellation must be given by email to nibecenquiries@nuh.nhs.uk

  • If you cancel at least 30 days prior to the start of the course you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee
  • If you cancel between 30 and 21 days prior to the start of the course you will receive a 50% refund
  • If you cancel less than 21 days before the event you will not be entitled to a refund

No refund will be made for non-attendance on the course.

We will accept name changes for attendees. Please email nibecenquiries@nuh.nhs.uk up to 7 days prior to the event.

Cancellations by NIBEC and changes to course content

NIBEC events and courses are constantly updated and while we endeavour to deliver the courses as advertised there may inevitably be occasions where we have to change content without prior notice or, in exceptional circumstances, to cancel an event.

In the case of a course cancellation delegates will be offered a full refund. We will also consider any reasonable request to cover non-refundable travel arrangements if a course is cancelled within 14 days of the start day. NIBEC will not compensate for time spent travelling or away from the place of work.*

*Occasionally circumstances will arise which result in the need to cancel, reschedule or postpone an event, due to an unforeseen occurrence or act of God. When this is the case NIBEC shall assume no liability.