UK Digital Imaging Forum

HL7 & DICOM Training - Latest Dates Spring 2022

Following the successful move back to the traditional face-to-face informatics training during April 2022 (a big thank you to the teams in Northern Ireland!), here is the public schedule for the next few months:

Belfast - April 2022 (completed)
Cardiff - May 2022 (completed)
Jersey & Channel Islands - May 2022 (fully booked)
Manchester 1 - June 2022 (fully booked)
Manchester 2 - July 2022 (places available via learnpacs.com)
Scotland 1 - July 2022 (fully booked)
Scotland 2 - September 2022 (TBC - booking available soon)
Reading - October 2022 (fully booked)
Durham - November 2022 (TBC)

Wherever possible, the costs remain at £50/head for the 1-day Fundamentals and around £450 for the 2-day Intermediate, including assessment & certification. The 1-day XDS, 1-day GDPR and 3-day Advanced sessions are being offered separately to those already on the waiting lists.

Frequently Asked Questions!
Will there be a London date?

We are on track to have our highest number of sessions ever this year, at around 1,000 attendees, however there are currently no plans to offer sessions in London due to the high costs and new complex contractual terms of venues and accommodation (meeting spaces which we can accredit for the assessment usually require 50% upfront payment now in the post-COVID world!). This has been explored extensively recently and will be kept under review as venues ease back into ‘business as usual’ though.
Manchester has long been the main base for training as pretty much everywhere in the UK can reach it relatively easily.

Can Suppliers join the sessions?

Yes. The idea of the non-profit training we run is that the playing field is leveled and everyone ends up talking the same language. It benefits everyone, ultimately including our patients, to be on the same page. Suppliers are welcome to join the public sessions listed, or book their own private sessions. Private sessions are run and priced in the same way, but we can use a custom venue (as you provide the organisational labour to make that happen!)

Are the sessions broadcast?

We can livecast the public sessions to private rooms for suppliers or groups who wish / need to remain apart from others or together themselves - into a different room in the venues, or another venue completely. This is a slightly more costly option as an AV team is required. This is not the use of Teams or Zoom, the connected rooms have full talkback and access to the presenters as those in the main room. The synchronisation is carried out using (now legacy) BlackBerry applications, which amazingly are still the best for the specific task!

Corporate Support
In light of the number of attendees this year we are looking for new supporters for the sessions. Our long time benefactor is concentrating their resources on other areas post-COVID and we would like to continue offering the lunches and snacks that kept our attendees well fed going forwards. If there is another organisation who would like to support the sessions going forward, please email or PM one of us directly (you may need to post to unlock the PM function here - anti-spam!)

Have a good week all!
Al.

It was great to get back to face to face training. It was well run, informative, made relevant for day to day working and very useful. Thank you to Alex and the team would really recommend this course.

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