Webinars

As part of its investment in e-learning for Fellows and members, the College is running a series of monthly webinars alternating between oncology and radiology themes. The webinars will be facilitated by leading experts from each specialty and cover various hot topics and essential training issues. The duration of each will be approximately 60 minutes and RCR members will have the opportunity to interact live with speakers and fellow participants. CPD credits will be awarded and for those unable to participate, and recordings will be made available via the previous webinars tab (login is required).

Upcoming webinars

Vertebral fracture identification

12 December 2018

Led by Jill Griffin, Consultant Practitioner in Bone Densitometry and NOS Clinical Lead for Quality Improvement

Are osteoporotic vertebral fractures on CT significant unexpected findings? This webinar, from the National Osteoporosis Society, will explore why vertebral fractures are a powerful predictor of further fractures but up to 70% in the UK remain undiagnosed. The webinar will discuss how this can be improved by explaining why cross-sectional imaging, including the spine, must be scrutinised for previously unidentified vertebral fragility fractures, defining standardised terminology for describing vertebral fractures suggesting onward management pathways for signposting in reports.

HPB Webinar series: 1 - Precision radiation techniques for cholangiocarcinoma related to ABC07

19 December 2018

Led by: Professor Maria Hawkins and Dr Ganesh Radhakrishna

With the advent of precision radiation therapy options now available for HPB malignancies in the UK, this webinar series has been developed to aid clinical teams in understanding the issues relating to implementing these techniques including tumour visualisation. In the first of these webinars we will be looking to provide an overview of precision radiation therapy using the ABC 07 trial as a platform and will be drawing upon real cases to highlight the pitfalls and suggested strategies to deal with these issues.

Webinar: A day in the life of a uroradiologist

17 January 2019
Led by: Dr Phil Haslam, Newcastle

Uroradiology combines all the best aspects of diagnostic radiology with interventional radiology. An average week is highly varied involving theatre sessions working alongside urology colleagues, ultrasound biopsy, complex MRI, CT renal ablation and prostate artery embolisation. The specialty is constantly evolving and allows varying balances between diagnostic and IR work. Plus, most urologists are nice people to work with!

Webinar: A day in the life of ... a GI radiologist

21 February 2019
Led by: Dr Jaymin Patel

Gastrointestinal radiology encompasses a broad range of pathology and imaging modalities.  Walking the audience through his own week as a sub-specialist radiologist Dr Patel aims to highlight the realities of choosing a career in this diverse and interesting subspecialty.

CO Journal club webinar: 'Burnout' and how to maintain mental wellbeing

27 February 2019
Led by: Dr Anthea Cree and Dr Ahmed Salem, Manchester

Burnout is common among oncologists, with between a third to half affected at any time. It is a syndrome related to chronic workplace stress and is characterised by emotional exhaustion, negative attitudes and dehumanisation. It often overlaps with conditions such as anxiety and depression.

This webinar will discuss burnout and strategies to overcome it both on an individual and organisational basis. It also aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Webinar: Effective and inclusive leadership of and with your team

18 March 2019
Led by: Dr Tricia Woodhead

In this hour we will explore driver 2 and consider approaches to compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels. We will share lessons and ideas from healthcare across the world, in particular exploring the small things you can change that make a big difference to the experience and effectiveness of your staff and thus patient care.

  • How to think about challenges and explore them with your staff
  • High impact behaviours that change the workplace for everyone in a positive way
  • Making the most of the talent you work with
  • Where to focus your efforts and how to build a team to achieve a shared goal swiftly and continuously over time

We will include time for questions from listeners as well as follow up on questions raised subsequently. A short reading list will also be available for those wishing to follow up the topics covered in more detail.

The second event in the Leadership and Quality Improvement Programme for senior trainees and consultants in Clinical Radiology and Clinical Oncology 2019 series.

Webinar: Supporting local, departmental and system wide continuous improvement

8 May 2019
Led by: Dr Tricia Woodhead

This one-hour webinar will discuss ways and means to develop the capacity to make improvements and positive changes. We will explore the necessary ingredients to support learning and continuous improvement at team, department and organisation level. This will include ways to adjust governance meetings to ensure quality improvement is prioritised and momentum maintained and ways to more effectively use existing systems of work to address problems early.

We will include time for questions from listeners as well as follow up on questions raised subsequently. A short reading list will also be available for those wishing to follow up the topics covered in more detail.

The third event in the Leadership and Quality Improvement Programme for senior trainees and consultants in Clinical Radiology and Clinical Oncology 2019 series.