Overview

Ultrasound plays a crucial role in the evaluation and management of patients with hepatobiliary and kidney diseases. This two-day interactive workshop will provide participants with the required knowledge and skills in abdominal ultrasound.

The workshop will focus on indications, anatomy, scanning techniques, normal and abnormal findings involved in an abdominal ultrasound examination. FAST scan in emergency setting will also be covered on the second day plus further scanning techniques. Hands-on practical will be conducted in both afternoon sessions to complete the didactic teaching.

This workshop is supported by Singapore Society of Radiographers.


Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Prepare yourself in deepening the knowledge and skills related to Medical Ultrasound
  • Make collaborative and independent clinical decision making to perform the abdominal ultrasound procedure for diagnosis and treatment
  • Equip yourself with knowledge and skills to assess peritoneal space for free fluid
  • Acquire hands-on ultrasound scanning skills of the abdomen include Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) examinations

Who Should Attend

  • Radiographers and residents practising in ultrasound
  • A&E clinicians and residents
  • General practitioners
 

Prerequisites

Participants are required to have a healthcare related qualification. Prior knowledge on general operation of the ultrasound machines may be given preferential consideration
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who attend at least 75% of the programme
 

Continuing Professional Development

This workshop is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:

Schedule

Blended learning approach including a combination of pre-workshop reading materials on xSITE online platform, didactic lectures during workshops, and practical sessions using simulated patients and phantoms.
 

Workshop Day 1

Time Topic
8:30 am Welcome and Registration
9:00 am

The Liver and Biliary System:

Anatomy, Physiology, Indication, Patient Preparation and Scanning Technique

9:30 am

The Liver and Biliary System:

Normal and Abnormal Sonographic Appearances
10:00 am

Ultrasound of the Liver and Biliary system:

What does the Clinician Want to Know?

By Dr Chin Yung Ka, Consultant, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital

10:30 am Tea Break
11:00 am

The Renal Tracts (Kidney, Ureters, Bladders) and Adrenals:

Anatomy, Physiology, Indication, Patient Preparation and Scanning Technique
11:30 am

The Renal Tracts (Kidney, Ureters, Bladders) and Adrenals:

Normal and Abnormal Sonographic Appearances
12:00 pm Case Studies
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Practical Hands-on Session
3:00 pm Tea Break
3:30 pm Practical Hands-on Session (cont.)
5:30 pm End of Day 1 Workshop

Workshop Day 2

Time Topic
8:30 am Registration and Recap
9:00 am

The Spleen and Pancreas:

Anatomy, Physiology, Indication, Patient Preparation and Scanning Technique
9:30 am

The Spleen and Pancreas:

Normal and Abnormal Sonographic Appearances
10:00 am Tea Break
10:30 am

The Peritoneum and Retroperitoneum:

Anatomy, Scanning Technique and Abnormal Sonographic Appearances
11:00 am

FAST in Trauma

By Dr Jeremy Ng Chung Fai, Head, Senior Consultant & Director, Trauma Services, Singapore General Hospital

11:20 am Case Studies
11:50 am Question & Answer Session
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Practical Hands-on Session
3:30 pm Tea Break
4:00 pm Quiz
5:30 pm End of Day 2 Workshop

*Registered radiographers will be awarded 6 CPD points by Singapore Society of Radiographers upon workshop completion.

Fees

Category

Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$1,284 $385.20 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $1,284 $385.20 $145.20
Non-Singaporeans $1,284 Not Eligible Not Eligible

Note:

  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

Terms & Conditions for SkillsFuture Course Funding

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2. Be at least 40 years old
  3. Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, Academic Plaza, SR3K, 10 Dover Drive, S138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 02 Feb 2018 (Fri) to
03 Feb 2018 (Sat)

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