Participants will have access to dedicated workstations to work through examples of mpMRI with the assistance of our expert faculty, and will be presented with tips and tricks for interpreting these complex sequences. The course manual features many examples which are also correlated with final pathology.

This Masterclass provides urologists and radiologists with an opportunity to enhance their skills in this rapidly growing area.

  • Individual Case Review of up to fifty prostate MRI Cases
  • Mac Workstations
  • New cases including MRI Biopsy
  • Mix of benign and malignant pathologies
  • Group discussion of difficult cases throughout the day
  • Lectures from recognised and experienced urologists and radiologists
  • Faculty support throughout the day to answer individual questions

This Masterclass is strongly recommended for all Urologists, Radiologists and trainees working in prostate cancer. Early booking is essential as this Masterclass is limited due to the availability of workstations.

Convenors

Associate Prof Stefan Heinze

Deputy Director of Radiology, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Stefan is Deputy Director of Imaging at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He learnt prostate MRI with Professor Hedvig Hricak at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as part of a Body Imaging Fellowship in 2000/1; prior to this he gained experience in prostate US and TRUS guided prostate biopsy at St. George’s Hospital in London. He subsequently established the prostate MRI service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 2002. Stefan has convened the MRI Masterclass since its inception and teaches regularly at similar workstation based courses. He is a member of a cross-specialty committee involved in an application for Federal funding of prostate MRI. He established the first in-bore MR-guided biopsy service in Victoria at RMH in 2016.

Dr Peter Swindle

Urologist, Mater Private Hospital

Peter Swindle is an urologist who specialises solely in prostate cancer. His expertise lies in robotic prostatectomy and he has a special interest in MRI of the prostate.  He trained in Queensland and subsequently completed a Masters of Surgery at the University of Sydney on magnetic resonance of the prostate.  Peter then undertook a 2 year subspecialty Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York focusing on prostate cancer and undertook two years research on MRI of the prostate. He also completed an American Brachytherapy Fellowship at the Seattle Prostate Institute. Peter has a research appointment at the Mater Medical Research Institute as well as clinical appointments at the Mater Private Hospital, Mater Adults Hospital, Greenslopes Private Hospital and the Wesley Hospital.

Faculty

Associate Prof Daniel Moses
Director of Medical Imaging
Northern Hospital Network (POWH/SCH/RHW/SSEH) South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

The course is limited to 40 attendees so register early to avoid disappointment!

Date: Saturday 2 September 2017

Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Time:  8:30am – 4:30pm

Inclusions: Morning Tea and Lunch
Delegate Satchel including comprehensive Course Handbook

Cost: Early Fee $1,195.00 inclusive of GST (Before 4 July)
Standard Fee $1,395.00 inclsuive of GST (After 4 July)