Course overview

Welcome to our UK hands-on Ultrasound study break. Join us this Spring, for a luxury Radiology Retreat in Cambridge, covering MSK Shoulder, Hands/Wrist, Lower Limbs, Interventional and Lumps/Bumps. Suitable for Radiologists, Ortho Surgeons, Sonographers, Registrars and Osteopaths/Physiotherapists.

Key highlights

  • Ultrasound machines – Best practice of MSK Ultrasound for shoulder, hand, wrist, elbow, foot, ankle, and knee
  • Interventional Procedures – Ultrasound-guided injections and muscle biopsies
  • Live models – Refine your anatomical and diagnostic skills

JCA Seminars are pleased to offer one of the UK’s only week-long practical hands-on MSK Ultrasound course. This highly regarded and well-respected course will provide you with the opportunity to gain practical experience under the watchful eye of our experts in an informal and relaxed setting. This course takes place every Spring and Autumn in the centre of the City of Cambridge.

Programme will include days dedicated to:

Monday – Shoulder – Lizz Bowles 

Tuesday – Lower Limb Part 2 (Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot)- LIzz Bowles

Wednesday – Upper Limb (Elbow, Hand & Wrist) – Dr Ramy Mansour

Thursday – Interventional  – Thursday – Jon Scrivens 

Friday – Lumps & Bumps (Hernia’s etc) – Friday- Jon Scrivens

It will take place in Cambridge’s historic centre, at The Graduate nestled on the bank of the River Cam; the hotel feels like an extension of the university, with design nods to college architecture, crests, and discoveries like the DNA double helix.

By attending this course, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an individual and eclectic hotel with excellent leisure facilities at your disposal, should you have time!

detailed programme will be sent to you 2 weeks prior to the course with your joining instructions.

Please Note: Accommodation is not included but we will look to have negotiated rates available for our guests attending in-person – please email: for more information. All tickets are fixed to a 20% VAT rate. To request an invoice by email, please email

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Course programme

Thu, 18 Apr  9:00 – 17:00 (8 hours)

Day 01 – The Basics

Basic CMR course – designed for delegates with little or no CMR experience. Delegates should have general MR experience and a basic knowledge of cardiac anatomy

8.45 Registration
9.15 Welcome
9.30 Cardiac anatomy / CMR slice positioning – Alison Fletcher, Lead Radiographer, Poole Hospital
10.00 Basic CMR physics – Professor Martin Graves, Consultant Clinical Scientist, University of Cambridge
10.45 BREAK
11.15 Basic troubleshooting – Alison Fletcher
11.45 Non-contrast angiography – Alison Fletcher
12.15 CMR simulator introduction – Corsmed
12.45 LUNCH
13.45 Aortic Imaging/coronaries – Dr Katharine Tweed, Consultant Radiologist, Papworth Hospital
14.15 Non ischaemic cardiomyopathy – Bobby Agrawal, Clinical lead for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Papworth Hospital
15.00 BREAK
15.30 CMR simulator
16.30 Close and end of day discussion

Delegates can also use CMR simulator during breaks

Fri, 19 Apr  9:00 – 16:00 (7 hours)

Day 02 – Advanced
Advanced CMR Course – Designed for delegates looking to broaden their CMR technical and clinical knowledge

9.00 Registration
9.15 Welcome
9.30 Advanced CMR Physics – Martin Graves, University of Cambridge
10.15 Congenital imaging – Dr Luigia D’Errico, MRI Service Lead and Consultant Radiologist, Papworth Hospital
11.00 BREAK
11.30 Image Optimisation/ Scanning CIED’s – Alison Fletcher
12.00 CMR simulator
12.45 LUNCH
13.45 Tissue characterisation – Vanessa Ferreira, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford
14.30 How to do stress CMR – Alison Fletcher
15.00 BREAK
15.15 Ischaemic cardiomyopathies – Bobby Agrawal, Papworth Hospital
15.45 Tumours, masses, and Pericardial Disease – Bobby Agrawal, Papworth Hospital
16.30 Close and end of day discussion


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