BSSR Refresher Course March 2018

22nd to 23rd March 2018 at Chester

We welcome you to the historic Roman City of CHESTER  for this meeting.


Main theme of the meeting—

Spine and Tumours


Invited speakers—

Professor Donald Resnick

Professor Klaus Woertler

Registration will be available from Monday October 2nd 2017.

The meeting is being organised and bookings for the refresher course taken by Creative Conferences.

Refresher Course Program

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Refresher Course

The BSSR 2018 Refresher Course will be held over two days
The Crowne Plaza, Chester



DAY1-- Thursday 22nd March 2018 : STREAM 1

0830-1000 BONE TUMOURS

0830-0845 Assessment of the solitary lesion— Dr Mark Davies

0845-0900 Cartlage tumours---- Dr Paul O’Donnell

0900-0915 Tumour mimics

0915-0935 Bone marrow--- normal and abnormal--- Dr PNM Tyrrell

0935-0945 Biopsy—tips and tricks--- Dr Sajid Butt

0945-1000- Post operative imaging: recurrence and complications--- Dr Asif Saifuddin





1030-1045 Ultrasound vs MRI -- Dr Geoff Hide

1045-1100 The High signal intensity lesion

1100-1115 The ultra-low T2 signal intensity lesion —Dr Anand Kirwadi

1115-1130 How to avoid mistakes--- Dr Phil Robinson

1130-1145 Image guided biopsy- tips and tricks

1145-1200 Postoperative imaging—recurrence and complications--- Paul O’Donnell




1330-1500--- Plenary “Bill Park memorial” lecture---Acute ligamentous injuries in the knee: mechanistic approach with emphasis on MR imaging—Dr Donald Resnick



1530-1545 Many faces of MSK lymphoma—Dr Jaspreet Singh

1545- 1605 Local staging of sarcoma including assessment of joint and neurovascular invasion—Klaus Woertler

1605-1620 Distant staging including tumour-specific staging—Dr Rajesh Botchu

1620- 1640 How do you use imaging to plan treatment?—surgeon’s perspective--- Mr Paul Cool


1640-1700 My biggest mistakes---Lessons learnt—Dr Mark Davies






DAY 1: Thursday 22nd March 2018 : STREAM 2

0830-1000-- Shoulder

0830-0850 Supraspinatus—new anatomical concepts and pathology

0850--0910 Rotator interval—anatomy and pathology—Prof Woertler

0910-0930 Instability—what the report must include—Dr Ian Beggs

0930-0945 SLAP lesions

0945-1000 Pectoralis injury—how should I image?--- Phil Robinson



1030-1200-- Ankle and foot:

1030-1045 Impingement around the ankle

1045-1100 Ankle instability: how to diagnose it—Dr Nik Kotnis

1100-1115 Tendons around the ankle that are commonly involved in disease—tips and pitfalls

1115-1130 Lisfanc ligament and injury patterns—Dr Kate Stevens

1130-1145 Stress lesions in the ankle and foot

1145-1200 Alignment and deformity—How the surgeon thinks—Mr Andy Bing


1530-1700- Expert opinion

1530-1545 Cartilage – day to day practice – Dr Andoni Toms

1545-1605 Multiple myeloma: how should a DGH radiologist image this—Dr Margaret Hall-Craggs

1605-1620 Missed fractures - NICE or nasty? Medicolegal perspective—Dr Rick Whitehouse

1620-1640 Femoroacetabular impingment: Criteria for intervention—Prof Damian Griffin

1640-1655 TBME— Is it a separate entity? --- Dr Eugene McNally

1655-1700 Discussion










0830-1000--- Spine:


830-845 Normal variants and pitfalls ----Dr BJ Tins

845-900 Degeneration—natural history and clinical implications— Dr Michelle Calleja

900-915 Infection—Dr PNM Tyrrell

915-935 Vertebral tumours--- Dr Victor Pullicino

935-955 The spinal cord and meninges—Dr Tufail Patankar

955-1000 Discussion


1030-1200--- Spine

1030-1045 Traumatic brachial plexus injury – Radhesh Lalam

1045-1055 Sacroilitis – diagnostic challenges and tips

1055-1120 Spondyloarthropathies: Disease patterns and differential diagnosis with emphasis on imaging-pathological correlation— Donald Resnick

1120-1140 Adult scoliosis—what should the radiologist know—Birinder Balain

1140-1200 Imaging the post operative spine


1330-1500--- Miscellaneous: spine and tumours

1330-1340 Benign vs malignant vertebral fractures on standard MRI—Dr James Griffith

1340-1350 SAPHO/CRMO—James Teh

1350-1400 Facet cysts—Dr T Muthukumar

1400-1410 Destructive degenerative disc disease (DDDD)—Victor Pullicino

1410-1420 Disc-related epidural haematoma--- Jaspreet Singh

1420-1430 Typical and atypical haemangiomas—Dr Steve James

1430-1440 Benign notochordal cell tumour (BNCT)—Radhesh Lalam

1440-1450 Vertebroplasty-

1450-1500 Nerve root injections—fluoroscopic


1530-1700— Spine Trauma

1530-1550 Clearing the spine in acute trauma—challenges—Dr Surabhi Choudhary

1550-1610 Thoracolumbar fractures—Dr Richard Hughes

1610-1625 Spinal trauma: “Classifications--- are they necessary?” , “Concepts in instability”— Dr Hassan Douis

1625-1645 Children and adolescents—Dr Victor Pullicino

1645-1700 Spondylolysis—how to diagnose and follow-up







0830-1000---- Hip


0830-0845 Athletic pubalgia --Qaiser Malik

0845-0855 Diagnosing Hernia-- Tips and tricks—Dr David Elias

0855-0905 Labrum—normal versus abnormal—Dr Ed Sellon

0905-0915 Greater trochanteric pain syndrome—Dr Neil Porter

0915-0930 Painful paediatric hip--- Dr Karl Johnsom

0930-0945 Painful hip replacement

0945-1000 unusual fractures around the hip—avulsion, insufficiency and stress – Dr Andrew Grainger



1030-1200--- INTERVENTION: Injectables in MSK Radiology


1030-1050 PRP: Blood spinning or money spinning? Dr James Griffith

1050-1105 The story of steroids, what do injectable corticosteroids really offer in the treatment of MSK disease Dr Steve James

1105-1120 Viscosupplementation: A slippery subject.

1120-1135 Prolotherapy and Sclerosing Agents. Robert S.D. Campbell

1135-1150 Do We Need to Inject Anything at All?: Fenestration, autologous blood and Tendon Stripping Gajan Rajeswaran

1150-1200 Sclerosing agents for tumour therapy-- Ramy Mansour



1330-1500 Miscellaneous

1330-1340 TFCC

1340-1350 Finger pulleys—Dr Catherine McCarthy

1350-1400 Distal biceps tendon— Dr Amanda Isaac

1400-1410 Nerve impingements around the elbow—Dr Prasanth Sankaye

1410-1420 Posterolateral instability elbow – Dr Richard Graham

1420-1430 Scaphoid AVN – Dr David Silver

1430-1440 Thumb CMC ligaments— Sarath Bethapudi

1440-1450 Plantar plate—anatomy and pathology-- Dr Kate Stevens

1450-1500 Spring ligament—Ramy mansour


1530-1700 -- Knee

1530-1550 Articular cartilage and subchondral bone—Basic anatomy, pathophysiology and patterns of injury – Prof Resnick

1550-1600 Posteromedial corner—Andrew Grainger

1600-1610 Posterolateral corner—Kate Stevens

1610-1620 Meniscal tears—diagnosis and clinical relevance – Dr Priya Suresh

1620-1630 Post operative meniscus—Dr Peter Mullaney

1630-1640 Imaging of native cruciate ligaments—Udara Kularatne

1640-1650 How to assess post operative ACL—Emma Rowbotham

1650-1700 Patello-femoral instability – Dr David McKean




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