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Making Children Safer in Radiological Imaging



6 & 7 Dec 2015

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC); Shaikh Mohamad Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre,

Dubai, UAE

 

The Course is accredited by:  Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP)  9.25 Credit Hours,  DHA MED Accreditation is in process

 

Introduction:

The purpose of this training event is to consider the pivotal role of radiological imaging in the appropriate management of illnesses which afflict children and children’s increased sensitivity to health risks associated with ionizing radiation and thus arriving at rational and optimized use of radiation in children. International organizations such as the International Atomic Energy Agnecy (IAEA), World Health Organization (WHO), International Commssion on Radiological Protection (ICRP) and United Nations Scientific Committee on Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) have published guidance and provided recommendation on protecting paediatric patients undrergoing examinations involving ionising radiations. Dedicated radiation safety program are helpful in dissemintaing the messgae to the desired audience. This course: Making Children Safer in Radiological Imaging is organzied to contribute in educating healthcare providers in the radiation safety of childern.
 

The overall objectives of the course are:

  • Deliberate on and review the implementation of radiation protection principles of Justification and Optimization in context of paediatric radiological imaging.
  • Discuss the status of radiation safety in paediatric imaging at the UAE and seek feedback from experts.
  • Present UAE paediatric radiation dose levels and compare them to international references.
  • Categorize and communicate radiation risk in paediatric imaging.
  • Discuss operational radiation safety in radiological imaging procedures.
  • Demonstrate radiation dose monitoring approaches.
  • Present radiation safety programs representing successful stories to protect paediatric patients.
  • Enhance Radiation Safety Culture among physicians, radiologists and support staff.


The target audience:

- Referring Physicians
- Radiologists
- Radiographers
- Medical Physicists

 

Course Program:

Date and Time6-7 Dec 2015

Course CME Credits: 9.25 Hours approved by the CAMPEP

 

Course VenueDubai Healthcare City (DHCC); Shaikh Mohamad Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre, UAE

Organized by:  Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences

In Coorperation With:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

Faculty From:

  • Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
  • Duke University Medical Centre, USA

 

Date & Time  Title  Speaker

Sunday: 6th Dec 2015

8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:20 Opening Event and Introductions
9:20 – 10: 05 L-1 Current scenario of paediatric radiological imaging and safety Donald Frush
10:05 – 10:35 L2- Situation of paediatric radiological imaging in UAE Yahia L M Eldoky
10:35– 11:05 L-3 Paediatric radiation doses in UAE Jamila S.  AlSuwaidi
11:05 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee and Group Photograph
11:30 – 12:30 L-4 How to implement principle of optimizations in paediatric CT Madan Rehani
  Lunch and Prayer Break
2:00 – 3:00 L-5 How to implement principle of justification in paediatric CT Donald Frush
3:00 – 4:00 L- 6 Radiation risks in imaging: Fetal and children & risk communication Madan Rehani

Monday: 7thDec 2015

9:00 – 10:00  L- 7 Benefits versus risks in paediatric imaging: How I do it? Dos and Donts Donald Frush
10:00 – 11:00 L-8 Monitoring of radiation doses of children including long term monitoring , DRLs and AQD Madan Rehani
11:00 – 11:30 Tea and Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 L-9 Image gently: a success story Donald Frush
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch and Prayer Break
2:00 - 2:30 L–10 Protection in interventional procedures Madan Rehani
2:30 – 3:30 L-11 Panel discussion: Enhancing safety of children in paediatric imaging Donald Frush, Madan Rehani and Locals
3:30 – 4:00 Closing Event

 

Course Fees:

Items Fees
DHA, MOH & HAAD Member 750AED
Other 1000AED

 

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