Breast Ultrasound Workshop for Surgeons

Saturday 16th September 2023

Registration 09.30am

Worcestershire Breast Unit
Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Charles Hastings Way 
Worcester 
WR5 1DD

Overview

This workshop is aimed at members of the extended breast surgical team who are interested in introducing ultrasound into their day-to-day practice. The workshop provides practical training on the use of ultrasound equipment and complements the online 16-week theoretical breast ultrasound course delivered by UEA and BLUK. 

The workshop will include introductory lectures from breast radiology and breast surgery specialists and provide the opportunity to gain hands on experience in the use of standard ultrasound equipment and the Clarius probe, a portable device connecting to a mobile phone.

 Introductory lectures will give an overview of the value of breast ultrasound in surgical practice and include:-

  • Breast ultrasound – the surgeon’s perspective
  • Breast Ultrasound – the radiologists perspective

Stations will include an introduction to ultrasound equipment and scanning, standard ultrasound examination of the breast and axilla using a live model and ultrasound guided cyst aspiration and core biopsy using simulators.

Course Instructors: TBC

Facility

Mr Simon Cawthorn, retired Consultant Breast Surgeon Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, founder of the Bristol Breast Ultrasound Course for Surgeons

Miss Kath Kirkpatrick, Consultant Breast Surgeon, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Miss Ruth James, Consultant Breast Surgeon, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Mr Deepak Shrestha, Associate Specialist in Breast Surgeon, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Dr Simon Allan, Consultant Radiologist, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Dr Asha Nair, Consultant Radiologist, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Dr Christine Swinson, Breast Physician, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Dr Yvonne Osuagwu, Breast Physician, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Disclaimer:
Blended Learning UK courses promote evidence based clinical practice encouraging students to develop their critical thinking in their chosen topic of study.  Our bespoke learning packages have been created to encourage the application of theoretical knowledge into contemporary clinical practice.  On completion of our courses each candidate will receive CPD certification or University based credits depending upon the programme of study undertaken.  Successful completion of Blended Learning UK courses does not provide accreditation for clinical practice, which is normally granted by the Institutions or professional bodies of the candidate’s chosen healthcare discipline

Programme

9.30: Registration

10.00-11.00: Introduction & Lectures

  • Breast ultrasound – the surgeon’s perspective 
  • Breast Ultrasound – the radiologist’s perspective on how skilling non radiologists to perform ultrasound can help in delivering a breast service

11.00-12.30: Workshop Station x 2 (45 mins each)

12.30-13.15: Lunch

13.15 – 14.00: Introduction to practical skills lecture

14.00-15.30: Workshop stations x 3 (30 mins each)

15.30: Wrap-up and feedback

Stations

Station A: Ultrasound hardware

Station B: Phantom model– mastering ultrasound controls

Station C: Standard ultrasound scan technique

Station D: Cyst aspiration 

Station E: Core biopsies


Course fees: £250

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