Volume 9 - Issue 2, 2009 - News & Views

Updates From Our Partner Associations

New MIR Course Covers Management for Juniors

Designed to provide answers to the oft-asked question: “What do you need to know at the start of your career”, Management in Radiology (MIR) have announced the topics to be discussed at the forthcoming Junior Course taking place July 22 – 23 2009 in London, UK. The programme includes the following learning objectives:

22 July

New responsibilities

Your job plan

The departmental timetable

Career goals

Balancing your professional life

Fitting in research

Private practice in perspective

Setting up a new service

How to write a business case

Value added imaging

Medical politics: a primer

The RCR, ESR - why bother?

Clinical governance

Medicolegal aspects

23 July

Working with colleagues

Building a team


Influencing people

Presenting your ideas

To register for this course, or for more information, please visit


CARS 2009 Invites you to Berlin

The CARS Congress Organising Committee invites you to join them in Berlin in June 2009, if you work in the fields of radiology, surgery, engineering, informatics and/or healthcare management, and have an interest in topics such as image-guided interventions, medical imaging, molecular imaging, image processing and display, computer aided diagnosis, surgical simulation, surgical navigation and robotics, as well as new PACS applications, including infrastructures adapted for surgery. Clinical specialties represented at CARS include:


Image Guided Tumour Ablation Therapies

Cardiovascular Imaging

Computed Maxillofacial Imaging

Computer Assisted Radiation Therapy

Computer Assisted Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery

Computer Assisted Head and Neck, and ENT Surgery

Image Guided Neurosurgery

Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular and Thoracoabdominal Surgery


For further information, please visit www.cars-int.org

CIRSE 2009 – Register Now!

The CIRSE Annual Scientific and Postgraduate Educational Meeting (Lisbon, Portugal, September 19 - 23, 2009) is a unique forum where medical professionals will meet colleagues from all around the world to exchange ideas and information in the field of minimally invasive, image-guided therapies. The best recent scientific developments and novel research will be presented in more than 100 hours of sessions and workshops. The next edition takes place in Lisbon and full details are online for attendees.


For more information please visit www.cirse.org

Medical Technology Guide Launched by ECRI Institute

ECRI Institute has published a new report focused on helping gain a strong understanding of today’s IT-intensive medical technology. The guide covers medical technologies that are heavily IT-based or highly integrated into IT infrastructures. Each chapter examines a specific medical technology - what it is and how it works - then dives deeper into the issues affecting IT.

Recent Connectathon Proves Need for Greater Interoperability

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) recently held the ninth IHE-Europe interoperability testing event, or Connectathon, from 20 - 24 April in Vienna, Austria. During this meeting, IHE Austria and the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna presented a parallel workshop entitled "Sharing Clinical Documents and Integrating Workflow - Practical Solutions from Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise." It also featured workshops organised in two tracks, one for users of health IT and another for vendors of such systems.


The parallel format is designed to inform the audience about the benefits of implementation of technology using IHE with a special focus on projects for healthcare in Austria and Europe. More than 1,850 interoperability tests were carried out over the five days, verified by a team of over 31 volunteer monitors led by Eric Poiseau (INRIA), IHE-Europe Technical Project Manager.


Please go to www.ihe-europe.net for more news.

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