Wessex Diagnostic & Canon Medical Systems UK announce return to hands-on training for ultrasound

Socially distanced, practical courses announced to inspire confidence & build new skills

A gentle return to valuable ‘hands-on’, accredited CPD training workshops offered by Canon Medical and Wessex Diagnostic has been announced for Summer & Autumn 2021. Four socially distanced courses* are to be run, offering a mix of lectures by faculty members aimed at developing knowledge and technology focused workshops using the latest ultrasound imaging equipment to practice investigation protocols:

  • Carotid Ultrasound Imaging: 6 July, Birmingham: A one-day training course on the application of B-scan and duplex, pulsed wave, colour and power Doppler techniques in the investigation of the extracranial and intracranial vasculature.
  • Vascular Ultrasound Imaging: 6-7 July, Birmingham & 21-22 September, Manchester: An intensive two-day course on the application of duplex, pulsed wave, colour and power Doppler techniques in the investigation of the abdominal, extra and intra-cranial and peripheral vasculature.
  • Venous Ultrasound Imaging: 6 November, London: A one-day specialist Venous course focusing on ultrasound colour duplex imaging of the deep and superficial venous system.

Each session will be led by Wessex Diagnostic’s dedicated faculty representatives, some of the UK’s foremost hospital ultrasound specialists and leaders in their field, who enjoy inspiring and engaging delegates with their expertise. This includes Dr Colin Deane from King’s College London; Professor Neil Pugh from Cardiff University, Wales; Mr Tim Hartshorne from Leicester Royal Infirmary; and Mr Alok Tiwari from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

“We are excited to announce our first socially-distanced practical ultrasound course, after a challenging year for physical training courses and events,” states Helen Humphries, Director at Wessex Diagnostic. “Nothing beats theory sessions supported by ultrasound scanning practice, under the guiding hands of our highly skilled faculty. Here delegates can bounce ideas off some of the leading lights in the ultrasound sector. We’re delighted to be offering delegates a safe learning space, keeping the courses small, and starting to get ultrasound training back on track.”

“We are delighted to be in the process of planning to meet imaging professionals again this year, supporting this education programme with a range of ultrasound systems. Receiving highly skilled support, of hands on practice, is an extremely valued aspect of ultrasound courses – it helps to inspire confidence in newly developed skills, which can then be used clinically, for the benefit of both patients and colleagues. The feedback in past years has always been complementary with regard to the practical sessions, states Sally Davey, Ultrasound Product Manager at Canon Medical Systems UK.

For more information or to book a place visit Canon Medical’s online education platform, The Imaging Academy, https://imaging-academy.co.uk/.

*Subject to Government guidance

Photo caption: Canon Medical Systems UK and Wessex Diagnostic training courses for 2021 have been announced. [Illustrating image from early 2020 session pre-Covid].