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BAMRR Annual Conference 2020 03 Oct 2020

Every October BAMRR holds an Annual Conference in locations all over the country to encourage learning, CPD and networking with other MRI Radiographers, MRI Physicists, Radiologists and MRI providers.

Due to the current situation, the conference was held virtually on Saturday 3 October 2020 13:00 - 17:00 BST and hosted by the BIR.

Educational aims:

  • To increase knowledge on clinical techniques and applications on Neuro and MSK
  • To gain an insight into radiotherapy and virtual reality MRI
  • To gain an insight into MRI artefacts and how to identify them and eliminate them
  • To increase knowledge of MRI safety
Dr Sachin Mathur
Dr Mathur is a Consultant Neuroradiologist with sub-specialist interest in Head & Neck Imaging working at Royal Preston hospital, regional Neurosciences centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria. He has a keen interest in advanced neuro-imaging techniques and their use in brain tumours. He is also Neuroradiology and Radiology research Lead at my Trust. 

Mr Michael Dubec
Michael Dubec is an MRI Clinical Scientist working at The Christie hospital in Manchester. His areas of interest are the application of MRI for radiotherapy treatment planning, image guidance and for the assessment of radiotherapy induced treatment changes.

Dr Dhiren Shah & Dr Elise Chua
Dr Dhiren Shah is Consultant MSK Radiologist at Northwick Park Hospital, London. He trained in radiology at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, and is double fellowship-trained in musculoskeletal radiology from Oxford and Toronto.  He is passionate about medical education, and has lectured extensively in MSK radiology throughout his career at national and international meetings, including BIR, BSSR, UKRC, RCR and RSNA meetings. Noteworthy achievements include the RSNA Magna Cum Laude award for an educational exhibit. He has co-written two MSK radiology textbooks, and has peer-reviewed publications in the radiology literature. Dr Shah has a special interest in spinal and sports imaging, including musculoskeletal intervention. He has worked with elite athletes at International Games including the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (2014), European Games in Baku (2015) and World Athletics Championships in London (2017). He has vast experience in MSK MRI, reporting thousands of MSK and spinal MRI studies each year.
Dr Elise Chua graduated from Imperial College London with a distinction in MBBS and Malcolm Morris prize for best performance in the Neuroscience BSc. She went on to complete core medical training, during which she obtained the MRCP diploma. Dr Chua has taken this clinical experience forward into radiology and is currently a radiology registrar in the North West London Deanery, with an interest in musculoskeletal radiology and education.  

Mr Cormac McGrath
Cormac did his Ph.D. in Atomic and Molecular Physics at Queen’s University Belfast and continued with post-doctoral work there and then at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Switching tack in 2003, he re-trained in Medical Physics and is now the head of the Non-Ionising Radiation Group for the Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Service where he also leads the MRI team. He is the Magnetic Resonance Safety Expert for the five NHS trusts in NI. He is a previous chair of the UK Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine Magnetic Resonance Special Interest Group, and is currently a very active corresponding member. He formed and chaired the IPEM working party that produced a freely available set of MRI Safety Notices (available in a number of languages), and is a member of the UK MRI site planning and MRSE accreditation working parties. He was a founding member of the American Board of MR Safety (ABMRS) and currently sits on the Board of Directors as an international member. His current interests are quantitative MRI, MR safety, MR quality assurance, MRI and radiotherapy planning, 3D printing and Virtual Reality in medicine.

Mr Martin Graves
Dr Martin Graves is Head of MR Physics and Imaging IT at Cambridge University Hospitals and an Affiliated Lecturer in the University of Cambridge Clinical School. He has over 30 years working in all aspects of clinical and research MRI, including oncology. He recently delivered the Society of Magnetic resonance Radiographers and Technologists (SMRT) first masterclass on the “Essentials of MR Physics”. He is currently chair of the BIR MR Special Interest Group.

Mr Tobias Gilk
Tobias (Toby) Gilk has found one of the most convoluted paths to the world of MRI safety. Trained as an architect, Mr. Gilk became involved in MRI siting in 1997, and MRI safety in 2002 when he designed the first MRI suite to be informed by the just-published ACR White Paper on MRI Safety. He began looking specifically at physical environment safety, but his curiosity metastasized and for nearly 20 years he has continued to learn everything he can about MRI safety. On that path he has served (twice) on the ACR’s MRI Safety Committee and has co-authored two of their MRI safety publications, was a reviewer for the MHRA’s MRI safety guidelines, is a member of the IEC committee on MRI safety, is a founding Board member and former Chair of the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety. He also holds the ABMRS’ MRSO and MRSE certifications.

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