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CR Research Day: Connecting the radiology research community

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Event overview

The theme for this year’s annual CR research day is connecting the radiology research community. Get insights from expert speakers comprising radiologists of different subspecialties representing the various special interest groups of the RCR. Our inspiring keynote speakers will comprise of internationally renowned academics who will share their insights into the challenges they faced in their lives and careers as they tried to carve out their academic niche. Discover what you can and should be doing in your career now!

The research day will include prize-giving for this year’s Clinical Radiology Audit and Quality Improvement ePoster Competitions, along with short presentations from the 2023 winners.  Abstract submission for both competitions is now open, with a closing date of 12 noon on Monday 22 July 2024.

5 CPD points will be awarded on completion of this course.

Learning objectives

1. Appreciate the current research landscape across the UK

2. Understand ways in which each RCR Special Interest Group is promoting and encouraging research

3. Learn about how to take part in imaging trials and studies across the country across a wide variety of subspecialty topics

Who should attend?

- Radiology consultants

- Radiology trainees

- Medical students with an interest in a career specialising in radiology


This workshop will be delivered online using Zoom between 9.30am-4.30pm.

Registration fees

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Trainees, allied healthcare professionals and concessionsFree
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RCR Consultant Fellows and membersFree
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Non-members Free
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Session Title


Welcome and Introduction
Dr Susan Shelmerdine

Workforce and Infrastructure


Overview and RCR view
Dr Susan Shelmerdine


Dr Stuart Taylor,  NIHR national specialty lead for imaging


Dr Abhishekh Ashok Academic Clinical Lecturer, University of Cambridge
Dr Jason Mak Clinical Radiology SpR, UCLH


National BRC Imaging Network



Meet the SIGs: research highlights from the RCR Special Interest Groups


British Society of Head and Neck Imaging


British Society of Breast Radiology
Dr Nuala Healy


British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
Dr Jonathan Weir-McCall


British Society of Neuroradiologists
Dr Samantha Mills


British Nuclear Medicine Society
Prof Sabina Dizdarevic


British Society of Paediatric Radiology
Dr Susan Shelmerdine




British Society of Urogenital Radiology
Dr Samuel Withey


British Society of Skeletal Radiologists


British Society of Interventional Radiologists
Prof Mark Little Consultant Radiologist, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust 


British Society of GI & Abdo Radiology
Dr Anita Wale


British Society of Thoracic Imaging



British Society of Emergency Medicine
Dr Christopher McLeavy



Announcement of CR Audit and the CR QI competitions


Presentations from 2023 winners

Clinical Radiology Quality Improvement ePoster Competition 2023

Improving the Process for Expediting Reporting in a radiology service, to deliver faster and more reliable report turnaround time where necessary - Dr Suzanna Wakely and Dr Elliot Ellwood

Clinical Radiology Audit ePoster Competition 2023

Radiology Reporting of Incidental Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures Computed Tomography Studies: Results of UK National Re-Audit - Dr Lamees Salman


Announcement of 2024 winners:

  • CR Audit Runner-up
  • CR Audit Winner
  • CR QI Runner-up
  • CR QI Winner


Keynote: Inspirating future generations
Dr Ruth Carlos


Closing remarks
Dr Susan Shelmerdine


Course lead

Dr Susan Shelmerdine
Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Dr Susan Shelmerdine is a consultant paediatric radiologist based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and a post-doctoral academic funded by the NIHR for her research work on artificial intelligence for children’s imaging. She is currently the lead for education subcommittee of the RCR AI committee, taskforce chair for AI at the European Society of Paediatric Radiology and also research lead for the South West London AI Group.

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  • ‘This course was excellent and gave me a good insight into a career in research. The event had a wide range of topics and the speakers did an amazing job’

    ‘Great selection of topics and speakers- very useful to get insight into the different aspects of research, industry’

Partner with the RCR

A partnership with the RCR offers your company the opportunity to form a mutually beneficial relationship, built on collaboration and connection. The RCR offers a variety of ways to get involved, including our new Annual Partnership packages, one and two-day events and our e-learning resources.

- Be a valuable part of the RCR’s growing community

- Network and engage face-to-face and online with multidisciplinary audiences

- Share details of new products and services

- Support and invest in the RCR’s mission: supporting excellence in medical imaging and cancer treatment

If you are interested in partnering with us at this event or future events, please contact Hannah Walker, Corporate Partnerships Officer.