I am pleased to announce that we scored the highest ever evaluation scores by the participants for lectures and practical sessions for the Penang Radiology course 2016 and for materials provided and practical sessions for the Penang Physicians course 2016.
Our decision to separate participants according to their current level of expertise for the practical hands-on ultrasound sessions has been much appreciated by the delegates.
Our faculty are senior Musculoskeletal Radiologists and Physicians from Malaysia and abroad, and are carefully selected based on their current hands-on experience of doing Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. They are patient and industrious teachers as attested in the testimonials.
Some people ask me how I am so energetic and passionate during the 6 days of teaching and demonstrating in the Penang Course spanning between 8-10 hours a day. The answer is simple. I enjoy teaching! I love being able to share my experiences along with tips and tricks that I learned from my 18 years of experience as a Musculoskeletal Radiologist. Radiologists now testify that they know how to immediately report MRI Musculoskeletal joint pathology more accurately after the course and are no longer afraid of reporting such cases. Both Radiologists and Physicians also learn to perform Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and basic MSK Interventional Procedures.
For each joint, the course begins by lectures that go in detail over the normal gross and radiological anatomy. Then basic pathology is covered using actual patient MRI and Ultrasound video cases using the pearls and principles learnt from the lectures and applying them immediately.
Through these cases, we are able to demonstrate the common problems or roadblocks faced by Radiologists and Physicians and provide methods to solve them. The research done in my institution has been targeted also to the Asian population. We also limit the practical sessions to have 1 faculty to 6 participants to give more personalized attention to individual participants. Furthermore, additional free tables with models are present so that delegates can practise the newly learned skills to see if they can perform the examination independently or call on the faculty for further help.
There are some things that only experience can teach and I look forward to continue sharing my knowledge with delegates for years to come. The courses may be more expensive than other courses in Asia but when you actually experience the quality of the faculty, materials, teaching, the venue and the great food, you will, like others who attended previously say it was worth every dollar.
2016 is an exciting year as we launched our 1st Intermediate to Advanced Radiology course in Kuala Lumpur. This is primarily aimed at the 250 and more delegates who attended the Penang course previously and now want to fill in the gaps of knowledge and learn more advanced skills in reporting MRI and performing MSK Ultrasound. Places are limited to 24 pax so please register early if you wish to attend.
Professor Dr John George
Course Coordinator Global MSK Courses 2016/2017