Monday 14 October 2019 to Wednesday 16 October 2019
Venue address: 
Arena and Convention Centre, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4FP
CPD credits: 

Highlights include:

  • Three radiology lecture streams and two workshop streams per day. Topics include artificial intelligence and its impact on imaging, lung cancer and TNM 8, abdominal imaging, MSK sport injuries and more ...
  • An oncology programme spanning all three days of the meeting that will focus on lung cancer, hepatic-biliary and pancreatic cancer and liver metastasis. Also includes hands-on outlining workshops
  • Reduction in trainee fees  
  • Taking place in a state-of-the-art venue
  • Fully integrated plenary lectures
  • ePoster and proffered paper competitions for both the CR and CO Faculties.

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Contact us

For any queries relating to this event please contact

Professional Learning and Development
The Royal College of Radiologists
63 Lincoln's Inn Fields

email: conf@rcr.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7406 5942


Monday 14 October 2019


View full programme for Monday 14 October 2019.
View full RCR19 programme. 

Radiology stream 1


Radiology stream 2


Radiology stream 3


Oncology stream


Workshop stream 
(lecture-based workshops)
Workshop stream 
(Osirix-based workshops)

Artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on imaging
Chair: Dr Neelam Dugar

Non-oncological head and neck and cranial nerve imaging
Chair: Dr Steve Connor

Lung cancer and TNM 8
Chair: Dr Rebecca Durden

Living in interesting times: paradigm shifts in lung cancer management? 
Chair: Professor Matthew Hatton

British Society of Skeletal Radiologists: Musculoskeletal (MSK) radiology 
Chair: Dr Raj Sinha
British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiologists: Tips and tricks for the colorectal multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting
Led by: Dr James Stephenson

   George Edelsytn lecture
   Professor Marcel Van Herk, Chair, Radiotherapy Physics, University of Manchester

Advances in technology and the impact on breast imaging
Chair: Dr Nisha Sharma


Paediatric stroke and vascular disease
Chair: Professor Stavros Stivaros


Imaging of coronary artery disease – is one test enough?
Chairs: Dr Declan O’Regan and Dr Michelle Mak

Emerging evidence for radiotherapy immunotherapy combinations in treating
Chair: Proffessor Matthew Hatton

iRefer Clinical Decision Support System – the UK Experience
Chair: Dr Rowena Johnson
British Society of Interventional Radiologists: Tips and tricks for imaging guided biopsy and drainage
Led by: Dr Timothy Bryant  
Imaging stroke and adult stroke intervention
Chair: Professor Stavros Stivaros

QUIZ - Come diagnose with me
Dr Ian Zealley, NHS Tayside, Dundee and
Dr Jonathan Weir-McCall, University of Cambridge

Lung cancer radiotherapy outlining workshop 
Led by: Professor Matthew Hatton and Dr Ahmed Salem

British Society of Paediatric Radiology: Paediatric MRI for general radiologists – tips and tricks 
Chair: Dr Joanna Kasznia-Brown 
Sponsored workshop

Drinks reception















Tuesday 15 October 2019

View full programme for Tuesday 15 October 2019.
View full RCR19 programme. 

Radiology stream 1


Radiology  stream 2

Radiology  stream 3

Oncology stream 

Oncology trainee workshop stream

Workshop stream 
(lecture-based workshops)
Workshop stream 
(Osirix-based workshops)

Pitfalls in acute imaging: brain, neck and chest
Chair: Dr John Curtis


Bowel imaging
Chair: Dr Raneem Albazaz


Fetal imaging
Chair: Dr Elspeth Whitby



Advances in management of oligometastatic and primary liver cancer
Chair: Professor Maria Hawkins

Imaging for radiotherapy planning 
Chairs: Dr Sarah Swift and Dr Finbar Slevin  

British Society of Breast Radiology: What is the purpose of the breast multidisciplinary meeting (MDM)?
Chair: Dr Nisha Sharma 

Trainee stream: Cardiothoracic
Chair: Dr Stephen Harden

Trainee stream: British Society of Head and Neck Imaging: Sinonasal anatomy and pathology
Led by: Dr Gitta Madani 

RCR Annual General Meeting and College update

President’s Lecture
Professor Alice Roberts, Anatomist and Biological Anthropologist, University of Birmingham

Pitfalls in acute imaging: abdomen, pelvis and bones
Chair: Dr Elizabeth Dick


Emergency paediatrics for the general radiologist
Chair: Dr Rob Hawkes





Multicentre radiology research trials: ‘how to get involved?’
Chair: Dr Owen Arthurs

Advances in management of oligometastatic and primary liver cancer
Chair: Dr Parag Parikh

Imaging for radiotherapy planning 
Chairs: Dr Sarah Swift and Dr Finbar Slevin

Trainee stream: Vascular and intervention
Chair: Dr Rashid Akthar

British Thoracic Imaging Society: Diagnosing usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) in 2019 and why it is important: what the general radiologist needs to know
Led by: Dr Jonathan Rodrigues 

RCR Meets Ireland 
Chairs: Dr Stephen Harden and Dr Niall Sheey 

Trainee stream: The consultant interview: the preparation, the presentation, the common questions and the do’s and don’ts.
Chair: Dr Gareth Davies
British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging / British Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography: electrocardiogram (ECG) gated Computed tomography (CT) for the interested by under exposed
Led by: Dr James Shambrook 

Wednesday 16 October 2019


View full programme for Wednesday 16 October 2019.
View full RCR19 programme.

Radiology stream 1

Radiology stream 2

Radiology stream 3

Oncology stream

Workshop stream 5
(lecture-based workshops)

Workshop stream 6
(lecture-based workshops)

Musculoskeletal (MSK): sport injuries
Chairs: Dr Philip Robinson and Dr Qaiser Malik


Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) 
Chair: Dr Rohit Kochhar

The golden rules of plain-film interpretation 
Chair: Dr Stephen Ellis




Precision radiotherapy for biliary and pancreatic cancers
Chair: Dr Somnath Mukherjee

British Society of Urogenital Radiology: The common sense approach
Chair: Dr Jane Belfield

Clinical Radiology presents
Chair: Dr Ashley Shaw

Developing educators in Oncology and Radiology
Chairs: Dr Pat Set and Dr William Ramsden

Middlemiss lecture: Preventing errors: artificial intelligence (AI) to the rescue?
Professor Tchoyoson Lim, National Neuroscience Institution, Singhealth-Duke National University of Singapore

Pension crisis
Chair: Dr Anne Carson, British Medical Association  
Dr Tony Goldstone, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

Musculskeletal (MSK): tumours and infection
Chair: Ian Pressney


Chair: Dr David Maudgil



Contrast ultrasound and elastography (CEUS)
Chair: Professor Paul Sidhu

Pancreatic cancer and cholangiocarcinoma workshop
Led by:  Professor Maria Hawkins, Dr Parag Parikh , Dr Derek Grose, Dr Somnath Mukherjee,
Dr Rebecca Goody, Dr Katharine Aitken and
Dr Ganesh Radhakrishna

Sponsored workshopBritish Society of Head and Neck Imaging
Chair: Dr Ata Siddiqui
















Oncology programme

Clinical oncology programme 


Monday 14 October
Living in interesting times: Paradigm shifts in lung cancer management?

The steady stream of lung cancer trial results can create more questions than answers. The program will focus on areas of practice where the greatest change is anticipated in thecoming years. It also includes a radiotherapy planning workshop to address some of the challenges in thoracic radiotherapy.

Tuesday 15 October
Advances in management of oligometastatic and primary liver cancer

Recent technical advances in treatment of liver metastases and primary liver cancer are expanding the treatment options available for patients. Experts in the field will outline the role of current local and ablative treatment options and the growing use of precision radiotherapy in these settings.

Clinical oncology trainee workshop: Imaging for radiotherapy planning
The aim of this these sessions is to use the combined expertise of clinical oncologists and radiologists to help develop radiotherapy planning skills in the major disease sites for clinical oncology trainees

Wednesday 16 October
Precision radiotherapy for biliary and pancreatic cancers

The advent of precision radiotherapy techniques for pancreatic and biliary cancers offers new opportunities to address the unmet need for treatment and improve the outcome of patients with these cancers. We will explore options to optimise radiotherapy for these patients, including a hands on radiotherapy planning workshop.


View the full oncology programme. 

Social programme

Social programme 

Drinks reception
We are pleased to invite all delegates to a drinks reception on Monday 14 October. This will take place in the exhibition area of the ACC from 18:40. 

Conference run
On the morning of Tuesday 15 October a 5K conference run will take place. Details of the starting point and route will be available in due course – to express an interest in participating please email

ACC card
Upon arrival to the ACC please collect you ACC card which offers discount on local bars, restaurants and tourist attractions.

Sunrise yoga
A sunrise yoga class will be hosted on the morning of Wednesday 16 October at the ACC for those of all abilities. Full details will be issued closer to the time of the meeting. To express an interest in attending please email

Session registration

Session registration 

Lecture stream registration
Lecture streams 1– 4 (excluding oncology radiotherapy outlining workshops)
In order to allocate appropriately sized rooms, delegates are asked to indicate their session preferences when making their booking. Please note this indication is not a reservation or guarantee of a seat in the session.Admission to these streams will be allocated on first come, first served basis on the day.

Oncology outlining workshops
(Oncology stream, Monday and Wednesday afternoons only)
To attend the radiotherapy outlining workshops you must pre-register, undertake a small amount of pre-course work and bring a laptop. Please ensure you select the appropriate session when making your booking for RCR19.

The RCR19 programme features a number of different kinds of workshops. Some you must pre-register for - please see our workshop page for more information. 



Venue information

Arena and Convention Centre

Kings Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
L3 4FP
United Kingdom


Cancellation and refund policy

Notice of cancellation must be given in writing or by email to

Delegates wishing to cancel or transfer a place on a meeting:

  • On or before Friday 30 August 2019: will be entitled to transfer their fee to another meeting within 12 months or a refund minus a £15 administration fee
  • Between Monday 2 September 2019 and Friday 27 September 2019: will be entitled to transfer their fee to another meeting within 12 months or a refund minus a £25 administration fee
  • On or after Monday 30 September: no transfer or refund permitted.