Another Successful BMUS Study Day at UCD
Experts from Ireland and the UK deliver stimulating clinical ultrasound programme
Following the success of the previous University College Dublin (UCD) and British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) study days, UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging were delighted to welcome the BMUS team back to Dublin for a fantastic educational event on Saturday, February 29th, 2020. Experts from Ireland and the UK joined to deliver this educational and stimulating programme.
The morning opened with an overview of current developments in ultrasound in Ireland for both general and obstetric sonographers, with Ms. Therese Herlihy (UCD) and Ms. Jane Durkan (Coombe Women and Children’s Hospital, Dublin 8) giving the first presentation. Ms. Pamela Parker (Hull NHS and President Elect of BMUS) followed with a talk on how to optimize your technology settings to get the best from your machine. This was followed by three excellent gynaecological ultrasound cases presented by Ms. Frances Glynn (University Hospital Galway), Ms. Clodagh Craven (National Maternity Hospital, Dublin 2) and Ms. Anne McMenamin (St. James’ Hospital, Dublin 8).
A coffee break allowed delegates to chat and explore the latest in ultrasound technology, with machines on show from the leading ultrasound providers in Ireland. After break the delegates got to choose from two streams, the first being obstetrics-related content and the second being general ultrasound topics.
In the obstetrics stream Dr. Nadine Farah (Coombe Women and Children’s Hospital, Dublin 8) spoke about ectopic pregnancy which was followed by a very informative session on gestational trophoblastic disease delivered by Dr. John Coulter (Cork National Maternity Hospital). Dr. Nóirín Russell (Cork National Maternity Hospital) then explored issues around performing the 11-14 week antenatal scan.
Concurrently the general session heard very educational sessions on liver imaging, general Doppler use, renal and head and neck ultrasound from Ms. Aine Kelly (St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin 4), Dr. Peter Cantin (Derriford Hospital, UK) and Mr. Gerry Johnson (Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK).
At this point the delegates broke for lunch and twenty delegates were offered the opportunity to participate in a hands-on Masterclass in Head and Neck Ultrasound, delivered by a fantastic team led by the BMUS President, Dr. Rhodri Evans (Withybridge General Hospital, UK and BMUS president).
After lunch the general stream received top tips for GI, testicular, thyroid, MSK and lumps and bumps imaging from Dr. Peter Cantin, Ms. Pamela Parker, Prof Rhodri and Ms. Catherine Kirkpatrick (United Lincolnshire Hospital NHS Trust, UK and BMUS development officer). Meanwhile the obstetrics stream received talks on second trimester anomaly scanning and top tips for cardiac scanning and spotting diagnoses, delivered by Ms. Cecelia Mulcahy (National Maternity Hospital, Dublin 2) and Prof Colin McMahon (Our Lady’s Children Hospital Crumlin, Dublin 12). The last session was delivered by UCD medico-legal barrister, Mr Asim Sheikh, who gave a thought-provoking lecture on medicolegal issues in obstetric ultrasound.
Overall, the day was huge success with a great atmosphere and clear appetite for learning. We look forward to welcoming delegates back to UCD in 2021.
A selection of photographs from this event are available for free download for personal, non-commercial use from our Flickr site.