As part of its continued education programme, Canon Medical is maintaining its focus on the provision of critical education opportunities by adapting its ultrasound educational events to comply with government guidelines in relation to COVID-19. The company says it aims to deliver high quality content including guest speakers, as in previous years.
Canon Medical Systems UK managing director Mark Hitchman explained: “The NHS has been significantly impacted by the events of 2020, and we know it is crucial that clinical skills are maintained and improved, ensuring that the NHS continues to get access to the latest technologies and techniques in order to help patients.
“The team here has worked extremely hard to adapt our educational events to be safe and compliant with government guidelines by delivering virtual events that give the same value and ensure that CPD points are awarded. This variety and flexibility enables people to choose the training that most supports their needs.”
The Imaging Academy recently launched its online events with ‘Bowel ultrasound: from basics to COVID’ presented by Dr Antony Higginson and Dr Nigel Grunshaw, which was well attended and demonstrated the additional capacity that online training enables.
Hitchman added: “A UK first, our online ultrasound educational events give us the ability to reach many more people in the NHS to facilitate learning at times when it is convenient to them, ensuring that skills across the NHS are future-proof and easily accessible.
“People can register online to access the programme, and we are going to be adding more training days throughout the rest of 2020 and into 2021.”
Picture: A demonstration in progress at last year’s Isokinetic event.
Published on page 24 of the October 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.