IMAGING & DIAGNOSTICS CONFERENCE

29 - 30 May 2018

THEME:

Techniques and technology towards imaging excellence

KEY TOPICS

  • Latest best practice in patient radiation safety
  • Challenges and good practice in neuroradiology
  • The latest techniques for accurate diagnoses in abdominal radiology
  • Improving diagnostics capabilities in cardiac imaging
  • Paediatric Radiology

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

  • Examine the impact of new initiatives that prevent occupational exposure in radiology
  • Evaluate how to reduce radiation while maintaining good image quality with different modalities
  • Identify how to translate academic research to evidence-based diagnostic radiology
  • Review the pearls and pitfalls to diagnose paediatric patients more efficiently and quickly
  • Take home tips on how leading experts conduct accurate diagnosis in cardiac patients

10:15

Moderator: Prof Sudhir Vinayak

AGENDA: DAY 1 – Tuesday, 29 May 2018

08:55

Opening remarks

Prof Sudhir Vinayak

SESSION 1: CARDIAC IMAGING

Prof Sudhir Vinayak

09:00

CMR for HIV-associated cardiovascular disease

Prof Ntobeku Ntusi

09:30

Minimally invasive and highly efficient methods for diagnosing and treating life- threatening diseases such as cancer and arteriosclerosis

Prof Dr Vasilis Ntziachristos

10:00

CMR for cardiomyopathy or heart failure

Prof Ntobeku Ntusi

10:30

Networking Coffee Break


SESSION 2: NEURORADIOLOGY

11:15

Multiple Sclerosis: Difficulty in diagnosis and management in Sub Saharan Africa

11:45

The response of the central auditory system to sound in normal hearing adults with and without HIV/AIDS: An fMRI study

Dr Celeste Pretorius

12:15

Normal Evans Index in adult Nigerian on CT

Prof Hamidu Ahmed Umdagas

13:15

Lunch Break

SESSION 3: UPDATES FROM VARIOUS IMAGING SUB-SPECIALTIES

Moderator: Prof Sudhir Vinayak

14:15

Obstetric PoCUS in rural areas using a tablet platform and mobile phone transmission technology

 Prof Sudhir Vinayak

14:45

Embolisation for the treatment of benign prostate enlargement

Dr Andrew Lawson 

15:15

Treating uterine fibroids with uterine artery embolization

Dr Andrew Lawson


SESSION 4: BREAST IMAGING

Moderator: Prof Sudhir Vinayak


15:45

New developments in molecular imaging of breast cancer

Prof Jan Rijn Zeevart

16:15

A review of novel imaging techniques to diagnose breast cancer

Prof Emeritus Christopher Vaughan

16:45

Keynote address: Breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis: Ready to go?

Prof Gabor Forrai

17:15

End of Day One

AGENDA: DAY 2 – Wednesday, 30 May 2018

09:00

Opening remarks

Prof Sudhir Vinayak

SESSION 4: ABDOMINAL IMAGING

Moderator: Prof Dr Odd Helge Gilja

09:05

Updates in imaging of Paediatric liver diseases

Dr Maria Sellers

09:30

Ultrasound of the stomach

Prof Dr Odd Helge Gilja

10:00

Non-invasive assessment of liver steatosis

Dr Giovanna Ferraioli

10:30

Coffee Break


SESSION 5: ABDOMINAL IMAGING II

Moderator: Prof Dr Odd Helge Gilja

11:15

CEUS in liver diseases

Prof Dr Odd Helge Gilja

11:45

Elastography in diffuse liver disease

Dr Giovanna Ferraioli

12:15

Lunch Break


SESSION 7: UPDATES FROM VARIOUS IMAGING SUB-SPECIALTIES

13:45

Imaging of HIV and TB co- infection in children

Dr Jaishree Naidoo

14:15

A review of Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Disease (IRIS) in HIV infected children

Prof Nasreen Mahomed


SESSION 8: OBSTETRIC IMAGING

Moderator: Prof Sudhir Vinayak

14:45

Masterclass: Utilising diagnostic sonography in the reduction of maternal-fetal mortality

Joseph Williamson

16:30

Summary and closing remarks

16:40

Close of conference

CHAIRS:

  • Prof Sudhir Vinayak, President, African Society of Radiology; Chairman of Radiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Dr Andrew Lawson, Specialist Radiologist, Private Practice, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr Celesté Pretorius, Head MR Radiographer, Drs de Beer de Jager Radiologist, Lifestyle MR, Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Prof Emeritus Christopher Vaughan, Professor: Biomedical Engineering, University of Cape Town (UCT), Chief Executive Officer, CapeRay Medical, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Prof Gábor Forrai, President, European Society of Breast Imaging - EUSOBI, Budapest, Hungary
  • Dr Giovanna Ferraioli, General Secretary, MASU - Mediterranean and African Society of Ultrasound, Department of Diagnostic, Paediatric, Clinical and Surgical Science, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • Prof Hamidu Ahmed Umdagas, Neuroradiologist and Women Imaging Specialist, Chairman Radiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Faculty Board member (Radiology), West African College of Surgeons, Deputy Provost, College of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Zaria, Nigeria
  • Dr Jaishree Naidoo, Head of Radiology, Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, President, African Society of Paediatric Imaging, Secretary, World Federation of Paediatric Imaging, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Jan Rijn Zeevart, Radiochemistry Group, Department of Applied Chemistry, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited, Pelindaba, South Africa
  • Joseph Williamson RDMS, Director LET International LLC, Medical Consulting, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr Maria Sellers, Lead Consultant of Paediatric Hepato-bilary Imaging, Department of Radiology, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
  • Prof Nasreen Mahomed, Associate Professor, University of Witwatersrand, Head of Department of Radiology, Director of Research, Radiology, Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, Chairperson, South African Society of Paediatric Imaging, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Prof Ntobeku Ntusi, Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine, Head and Chair: Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Prof Dr Odd Helge Gilja, Immediate Past President, European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Specialist Radiologist, National Centre for Ultrasound, Gastroenterology Department of Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway