Radiological Safety Conference - 6.5 CME

Overview

Radiology, as with other areas of health care, does complex work in which mistakes can cause great harm. In an effort to promote patient safety and efficient health care delivery, radiology departments and hospitals are implementing the values of high-reliability organisations. The healthcare worker’s task is to manage the beneficial use of radiation while protecting the patient from potential hazards.

On its second edition, the Radiological Safety Conference will host healthcare professionals to discuss the risks posed by different types of radiation emissions and radiation-emitting products. It is also to balance the beneficial use of radiation by ensuring that each patient receives the appropriate radiation dose using the appropriate, medically necessary imaging exam at the appropriate time.

Benefits of attending:

  • Discover gaps in current safety approaches to improve radiation protection in medicine
  • Identify tool, skills, and techniques necessary to ensure the safe and efficient practice of radiology
  • Review challenges in radiation safety equipment, and patient education to practice guidelines and technical standards
  • Evaluate mechanisms in place to contain and limit the damage
  • Discuss do’s and don’ts in radiology to develop keen attentiveness to processes

Key topics:

  • Clinical imaging guidelines implementation
  • Implementing MRI safety standards
  • International basic safety standards
  • CT dose metrics and reduction strategies
  • Physical environment safety

Who shall attend:

  • Radiologists
  • Radiographers
  • Medical Physicists
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Patient Safety Officers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses

Co-Activity Directors:

Dr. Moulay Meziane, Consultant Radiologist, Chest Imaging; Chief, Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Manzoor Ahmed, Consultant Radiologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Local Chair: Prof Hatem Abou El Abbass Ghonim, Senior Consultant Radiologist, Al Qassimi Hospital; Medical Director, UCI in PPP, Ministry of Health, Sharjah, UAE

CME CONFERENCES - FACULTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution for all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

DAY 1: Thursday, 26 October 2017
09:00 Opening remarks by Conference Chair:
Prof Hatem Abou El Abbass Ghonim, Senior Consultant Radiologist, Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE; Medical Director, Unison CI in PPP with MOH, Dubai, UAE
SESSION 1
Moderator: Dr Manzoor Ahmed, Consultant Radiologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
09:15 New concepts in radiation protection
Prof Guy Frija, Professor and Consultant, University Paris-Descartes; Past President, European Society of Radiology; Chair, Eurosafe Imaging, Paris, France
09:45 Radiation protection in radiology and achieving change in practice
Prof Dina Husseiny Salama, Head of the Radiology and RadiationProtection Department, Atomic Energy Authority; International Expert and Lecturer at the (UN, IAEA, WHO);
Regional Manager, Radiation Protection in Medicine, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria
10:15 Coffee Break
10:45

Clinical guidelines: Why, how and for whom?
Prof Guy Frija, Professor and Consultant, University Paris-Descartes;Past President, European Society of Radiology; Chair, Eurosafe Imaging, Paris, France

11:15

Clinical imaging guidelines implementation: Impact and value
Prof Dina Husseiny Salama, Head of the Radiology and RadiationProtection Department, Atomic Energy Authority; International Expert and Lecturer at the (UN, IAEA, WHO); Regional Manager, Radiation Protection in Medicine, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria

11:45 Lunch Break
SESSION 2
Moderator: Prof Dina Husseiny Salama, Head of the Radiology and RadiationProtection Department, Atomic Energy Authority; International Expert and Lecturer at the (UN, IAEA, WHO); Regional Manager, Radiation Protection in Medicine, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria
13:00

Safety issues of clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Prof Sahar Saleem, Professor of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt; Fellow, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada

13:30

Abdominal imaging during pregnancy: safety and challenges
Prof Sahar Saleem, Professor of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt; Fellow, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada

14:00

Radiology management role in improving radiation and MRI safety practices reviewing SKGH model
Asmhan Sajwani, Technologist Manager, Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Umm Al Quwain, UAE

14:30

Implementing MRI safety standards: Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital experience
Jukha Shater Ali Al Badawi Al Marzooqi, Laboratory and Radiology Manager Clinical Support Service, Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE

15:00

Coffee Break

SESSION 3
Moderator: Prof Sahar Saleem, Professor of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt; Fellow, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
15:30

MRI safety: Management of MRI incidents and accidents
Amina Mahmood Ahmed, Superintendent MR Radiographer, Fujairah Hospital, Fujairah, UAE

16:00

CT dose metrics and reduction strategies for clinical implementation
Dr Entesar Zawam Dalah, Assistant Professor, Medical Diagnostic Imaging Department, College of Health and Science, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

16:30

Radiographer compliance and practice regarding radiation protection
Dr Mohamed Abuzaid, Assistant Professor, Medical Diagnostic Imaging Department, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

17:00

Effects of low dose ionising radiation on the haematological parameters
Dr Wiam Elshami, Assistant Professor, Medical Diagnostic Imaging Department, College of Health and Science, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

17:30 End of Conference

Prof Hatem Abou El Abbass Ghonim

Senior Consultant Radiologist

Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah, UAE; Medical Director, Unison CI in PPP with MOH Dubai, UAE


Dr Manzoor Ahmed

Consultant Radiologist

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Dr Moulay Meziane

Consultant Radiologist, Chest Imaging, Chief Imaging Institute

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Amina Mahmood Ahmed

Superintendent MR Radiographer

Fujairah Hospital, Fujairah, UAE


Asmhan Sajwani

Technologist Manager

Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Umm Al Quwain, UAE


Prof Dina Husseiny Salama

Head of the Radiology and Radiation Protection Department, International Expert and Lecturer

United Nations (WHO & IAEA); Director, Division of Africa in Radiation Protection in Medicine, International Atomic Energy Agency Vienna, Austria


Dr Entesar Zawam Dalah

Assistant Professor, Medical Diagnostic Imaging Department, College of Health and Science

University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE


Prof Guy Frija

Professor and Consultant

University Paris-Descartes; Past President, European Society of Radiology; Chair, Eurosafe Imaging, Paris, France


Jukha Shater Ali Al Badawi Al Marzooqi

Laboratory and Radiology Manager, Clinical Support Service

Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE


Dr Mohamed Abuzaid

Assistant Professor, Medical Diagnostic Imaging Department

University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE


Prof Sahar Saleem

Professor of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine

Cairo University, Egypt; Fellow, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada


Dr Wiam Elshami

Assistant Professor, Medical Diagnostic Imaging Department

College of Health and Science, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE


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Accreditation Statement:

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for the maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.