Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound - Advanced

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About the course

This long established and popular courses are written and delivered by three leading experts in the field.  NCU is a fantastic way to begin your neonatal journey or hone your existing knowledge and be brought right up to date with the very latest developments in cranial ultrasound.

The course is delivered by:

Professor Frances Cowan, Senior Lecturer in Perinatal Neurology, Imperial College London and Visiting Professor, University of Bristol
Professor Linda de Vries, Professor of Neonatal Neurology ,Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, University Medical Centre, 3501 CA Utrecht, The Netherlands
Dr Gerda van Wezel-Meijler, Paediatrician-neonatologist, Isala Hospitals, The Netherlands

The 2-day Advanced course of illustrated lectures covers a wide range of problems seen on neonatal brain ultrasound examinations.  It is aimed at neonatologists, sonographers and radiologists and is ideal for those with some experience of neonatal cranial ultrasound who want to be updated on what can be achieved with cranial ultrasound in terms of diagnosis and prognosis.

Delegates may book onto the 1-day Basics course, the 2-day Advanced course or all 3 days together.

Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound – ADVANCED, Thursday 23 – Friday 24 March 2017

The following topics will be covered:

  • How to scan a baby:  standard cranial ultrasound examination and how to use supplemental acoustic windows
  • Ultrasound imaging of brain maturation: normal findings versus pathological changes
  • MRI in neonatal brain imaging
  • Preterm: haemorrhage, PHVD and outcome
  • The neonatal cerebellum: normal development and injury
  • Preterm: white matter injury
  • Metabolic disease - tumours/neurocutaneous disorders
  • Assessing asphyxial damage in the term infant
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Term focal lesions
  • Sinus venous thrombosis and associated lesions
  • Doppler measurements of CBFV: how to do and when to use
  • Infections
  • Protocols for imaging preterm infants of different gestational ages, term infants with HIE, fits, dysmorphisms, floppiness
  • Image interpretation assessment quiz
  • Case examples - open discussion session.  (Delegates are encouraged to bring their own examples of images they have found interesting or perhaps difficult to interpret for group discussion). 

Click here for full programme details and to register.  Delegates may choose to attend one or both of the courses:

Advanced (2 days) …....   £360

Both courses (3 days)...   £495

Comments from past delegates:

“Brilliant course, I feel so much more confident now about performing CrUS in the unit”

“I have learnt a lot and will change my practice.  New knowledge has made me feel more enthusiastic about learning more about using CUS at a practical level”

 “A very useful course, with important information for all who work with neonates/premature babies”

“An excellent course – a lot of new information and a very enjoyable learning experience”

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