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Overview

Ultrasound plays a crucial role in the evaluation and management of patients with hepatobiliary and kidney diseases. The workshop is introduced in response to the industry demand and government healthcare policy in expanding capacity in skills upgrading of the current healthcare workforce.

This is a 3-day intensive, interactive workshop aims to provide participants with the theoretical knowledge and specialized clinical skills in scanning the upper abdominal organs in the advanced settings such as transplant liver and renal imaging, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), ultrasound elastography and imaging of the peritoneal and retroperitoneal for fluid collection or masses. Intensive hands-on practical will be conducted in the afternoon sessions to complete the didactic teaching.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to recognize the normal and abnormal ultrasound findings and will be guided in the competent production, interpretation and assessment of the abdominal ultrasound images in various advanced clinical settings.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
  • Discuss the normal and abnormal renal and liver transplant imaging characteristics, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of the focal renal and liver lesions as well as aorta; and clinical applications of ultrasound elastography

  • Familiar with ultrasound scanning technique and protocol of the renal and liver transplant imaging, CEUS of the liver, renal and aorta; and clinical applications of ultrasound elastography

  • Demonstrate confidence to perform and interpret ultrasound scans of the peritoneal and retroperitoneal space for free fluid and masses
  • Explain the significance of clinical tests and complimentary modalities relevant to hepato-biliary and kidney systems

Who Should Attend

  • Radiographers practising ultrasound
  • Healthcare professionals involved in ultrasound work (GPs, A&E clinicians, radiologists, residents etc)

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

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Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)

Prerequisites

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

Schedule

Day 1

Time Topic
8:30am Welcome and Registration
9:00am Sonographic techniques in the transplant patient -Renal transplant
10:00am Renal transplant ultrasound – The clinician’s perspective
11:00am Tea Break
11:30am Sonographic techniques in the transplant patient -Liver transplant
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Practical hands-on: renal transplant
3:30pm Tea Break
4:00pm Practical hands-on: liver transplant
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day 1
 

Day 2

Time Topic
8:30am Registration and Recap
9:00am Liver transplant ultrasound – The clinician’s perspective
10:00am The peritoneum and retroperitoneum:
- Anatomy, scanning technique and abnormal sonographic appearances
11:00am Tea Break
11:30am Case based learning: The peritoneum and retroperitoneum
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS): Introduction and sonographer’s role
2:00pm CEUS of the liver, kidneys and aorta
3:00pm Tea Break
4:00pm Practical hands-on: The peritoneum and retroperitoneum space
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 3

Time Topic
8:30am Registration and Recap
9:00am Ultrasound elastography of the liver and spleen (with demo)
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Clinical usefulness of Ultrasound elastography in the management of chronic liver disease and portal hypertension: Clinician’s perspective
12:00pm Ultrasound elastography of the liver and spleen: Case studies
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Practical hands-on: ultrasound elastography of the liver and spleen
3:30pm Tea Break
4:00pm Quiz
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $2,568.00 $770.40 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,568.00 $770.40 $290.40
Non-Singaporeans $2,568.00 Not Eligible Not Eligible

Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture 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.
 
SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, S (138683)
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 20 Feb 2020 (Thu) to
22 Feb 2020 (Sat)
Registration is Closed.

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