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MRI in Practice courses in the USA are organised in collaboration with our partner Amy Zalcman.
The course is primarily aimed at physicians, radiologists, neurologists and technologists. The course features the same lecture-format as is presented in all of our other host countries and is therefore applicable to a multidisciplinary audience.
Since its first publication in 1992 our book MRI in Practice has been the recommended reading for anyone taking boards exams. This course is based on the book and will help you to grasp all of these important topics with ease.
Forthcoming locations and dates are shown below.
The MRI in Practice Course has been presented in the USA since 2000.
This course is organised by our USA partner Dr. Amy Zalcman in collaboration with Dr. Laura Vasquez.
The content is primarily aimed at technologists who are taking boards exams, however we also welcome physicians, radiologists, cardiologists and neurologists. The course features the same lecture-format as is presented in all of our other host countries and is therefore applicable to a multidisciplinary audience.
The venue is the Rush University College of Health Sciences (more information below).
The course is our full 4-day event, presented by MRI in Practice authors Dr. Catherine Westbrook and Dr. John Talbot. Since its first publication in 1992 our book MRI in Practice has been the recommended reading for anyone taking boards exams. This course is based on the book and will help you to grasp all of these important topics with ease. The new 5th edition has been completely redesigned to follow the course topics and combined with the high definition CGI graphics used in the course it will provide you with the best possible grounding for your registry examinations.
Dr. Westbrook and Dr. Talbot are both qualified educators holding MSc degrees in MRI and are both Doctors in (medical) education. As such, they are ideally placed to offer the best educational experience in magnetic resonance imaging. The course typically attracts around 50-100 delegates, and usually sells out quite quickly, so early application is recommended. There is a discount delegate rate for early booking.
The registration fee includes all four days of teaching, plus a signed copy of the new 5th edition of MRI in Practice.
The fee does not include accommodation or lunches, however, there are many conveniently-located hotels and restaurants nearby.
Please complete the form below ONLY if you are intending to attend the course. Student applicants MUST provide a valid Identification at the time of registration. Validity of identification includes dated ID badge and/or letter from director or professor of program/ department supervisor. Student applicants who are unable to provide evidence of their student status at course registration will be required to pay full-price.
If you are being sponsored by Rush University Medical Centre, please use the form to register but select SPONSORED from the dropdown menu.
1.1 The Course Organisers
The live MRI in Practice course is presented internationally in 22 countries and on-line. The presenters are Dr. Catherine Westbrook and Dr. John Talbot (hereafter identified as the presenters).
In most cases the presenters are contracted to deliver the course by a local course organiser who administers the course, takes payments from delegates and is usually registered for VAT etc. In some cases the organiser may be a registered company involved in health, education or both.
All requests for information relating to the administration of the courses including payments, refunds etc should be directed to the relevant course organiser. This can be done by using the on-line info request forms relating to each course. These may be on third-party websites.
Courses held in the USA and the Netherlands are organised directly by www.mrieducation.com and all enquiries should be directed to email@example.com.
1.2 Course Content
The course materials are updated constantly, to keep pace with changes within the field of MRI and to take advantage of the latest presentation technology and as such the course content may vary over time. The programme provided on this web site and in our promotional materials is for guidance only and we reserve the right to alter the timing and running order of the lectures to meet the requirements of the individual organiser and the venue.
1.3 Intellectual Property and Copyright Issues
The names MRI in Practice, and MRI in Practice / The Course are copyright 1992-present date Blackwell Science (Wiley Books) & Dr. Catherine Westbrook.
All text and graphics in this web site and in the course materials are copyright (2009-present date) Blackwell Science (Wiley Books) and Dr. John Talbot.
1.4 Audio and video recording of the live course content is strictly prohibited including (but not limited to) the use of mobile phones, iPods, iPads, tablet PCs, voice recorders, digital cameras and any type of computer. The presenters reserve the right to ask individual delegates to leave the lecture room in the event of them using any type of mobile electronic equipment including laptops. Lectures will not commence if there are any electronic devices in evidence at the beginning of each session. Mobile phones may be brought into the conference room, but must be switched off and stowed out of site during lectures. Charging of any devices in the lecture hall is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
We operate regular checks with an electronic detection system to ensure that covert recording devices are not being used. This uses optical and radiofrequency scanning.
The presenters will pause presentations in the event that any portable electronic device appears to be in use during a presentation. We have had to introduce these rules following attempts to make illegal video copies of the course materials and they are strictly enforced.
1.5 On-line course protection against copyright theft
The online course uses geo-info software and digital fingerprinting that can be detected in the event that a video is recorded by any means. This content may be used as evidence to explicitly identify the person who captured the recording by date time and location. If such content gets into the public domain we always take legal action against the person responsible. Please do not attempt to record or share on-line content. Offenders will be prosecuted.
This includes screening the lectures to any third party. The on-line lectures are for individual rental as part of the course fee. Public screening, or screening in an institution such as a school, hospital or university is strictly forbidden by law. In such cases legal action will be taken against the institution in question and they will be banned from accessing any further courses.
1.5 Visa Applications for International Courses
www.mrieducation.com are unable to provide letters of invitation for visa applicants. This is because we are based in the UK and are therefore not in a position to sponsor or support visa applications in countries other than the UK.
2.1 Course Pricing
Course pricing may vary by country and by venue and is set by the individual organisers (as defined in section 1.1). This will reflect the venue cost, the level of sponsorship and transport costs.
MRI in Practice (The Book) may be offered inclusive of the course fee in certain venues. Please check with the course organiser at the time of application. The course fee NEVER includes accommodation or travel.
For your peace of mind, all payments processed directly from www.mrieducation.com are arranged through Stripe. Stripe provide a secure, fraud-protected, banking infrastructure for on-line payments. Stripe payments may not be available from your international location. We currently do not accept payment via any other method. If you are being sponsored by your employer you will need to claim back your payment directly from them.
There are no refunds offered under any circumstances for any of our courses that use Stripe payment options.
DO NOT APPLY OR PAY FOR ONLINE COURSES UNLESS YOUR HOME ADDRESS IS IN THE COUNTRY FOR WHICH THE COURSE IS INTENDED. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE MATERIALS AND YOU WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED.
For all other courses, please contact the course organiser for details. If a course is postponed for any reason, you will be offered a place on the rescheduled course.
For USA courses please contact Dr Amy Zalcman at:
2.4 Course Cancellation by the Organiser (VERY IMPORTANT)
The course has been running continuously for over 25 years and cancellations are rare (only on three occasions to date). In the unlikely event of a course cancellation please note that the presenters and course organisers (as defined in paragraph 1) are not responsible for reimbursing anything other than the registration fee (where applicable) or the deposit (where applicable). Course organisers are not responsible for the reimbursement of any additional costs incurred by delegates in connection to their attendance at the course (for example travel costs or accommodation costs). We therefore strongly advise delegates who are travelling to the host city and staying in the venue hotel (or elsewhere) to take out travel insurance to cover any lost expenditure in the event of a course cancellation. This is especially important if your travel costs are non-refundable.
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3.2 The Data Protection Act
When you fill in one of our on-line enquiry forms the web site simply generates an email containing the info you provide and sends it to the course organiser. This email is not shared with anyone and is not stored for longer than is necessary to reply to your query or register you on one of our courses. The data is therefore only used for advertising, marketing and public relations (in connection with our own activity) and as such, is exempt from the data protection act.
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Our Chicago venue is:
Rush University, College of Health Sciences
600 South Paulina St
Armour Academic Center
Chicago, Ill 60612
The price of the course does not include accommodation, but delegates can find reasonably priced hotels and guest houses within easy distance of the venue.
The Chicago Marriott is offering preferential room rates for course attendees.
Get directions from the map below - the star shows the exact venue location. Click the "Get Directions" button to plan your route (not supported on all browsers).
Take the L (Pink Line) to Polk Station.
O'Hare International Airport is 23 miles from the venue
Get on I-190 E 2 min (0.8 mi)
Follow I-294 S and I-290 E/Eisenhower Expy to W Congress Pkwy. Take exit 28A from I-290 E/Eisenhower Expy 27 min (22.1 mi)
Continue on W Congress Pkwy. Take W Harrison St to S Paulina St
Midway Airport is 9 miles from the venue
Take S Cicero Ave and I-55 N/Stevenson Expy to W 31st Pl. Take exit 290 from I-55 N/Stevenson Expy 11 min (5.5 mi)
Take S Ashland Ave to S Paulina St 12 min (3.0 mi)
MRI in Practice USA is a four-day course.
The first two days cover the underpinning fundamentals of MRI and are essential for everyone - irrespective of previous experience.
The second two days cover some additional concepts.
You can find more details about the lecture content in our brochure.
Here is our programme, it contains all you need to know in just four days.
Incredible lecture series, and truthfully one of the most rewarding academic experiences in my adult life. The graphics are as astounding as the ease at which Dr. Talbot and Dr. Westbrook navigate the physics of MRI. Truly brilliant! Thank you.
Wow, the best MRI course ever!
The animation and lecturers are very informative and knowledgable in their field. The animations makes MRI physics easier to understand.
A lot of areas were put into words I could understand compared to just reading a book on MR physics.
Very good presentation & delivery! And very nice job relating MRI to real life with animations!! It solidified my knowledge in MRI.
This has been the best MR physics educational experience. I would attend the course annually and recommend it to everyone involved in MRI.
*statistics and testimonials collected via Mentimeter anonymous on-line survey of course participants.
In total, our course has been accredited and endorsed by the following prestigious institutions:
✓ Accreditatiebureau ADAP onderdeel van Stichting Kwaliteitsregister Paramedici
✓ The American Society of Radiologic Technologists
✓ The Australian Institute of Radiology
✓ The British Institute of Radiology
✓ The European Federation of Radiographic Societies (EFRS)
✓ The Forum for Professional Development - Norwegian Society of Radiographers
✓ The Ghana Society of Radiographers
✓ The IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, Croatia
✓ The Institute for Professional Development of Physicians in Sweden
✓ The Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialisation
✓ The Malta MRI Radiographers Society
✓ Norsk Radiografforbund
✓ The Qatar Health Congress
✓ The Romanian Radiology Society/College of Physicians,
✓ The Romanian Society of MRI Radiologists
✓ The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
✓ The Society of Radiological Technicians and Nuclear Medicine Technicians of Serbia.
✓ Trinity College Dublin
✓ The UK College of Radiographers (CPD NOW)
✓ The University of Malta
✓ The University of Sharjah (Emirates),
✓ The University of Zagreb
We do not believe that any other MRI course in the World has so many affiliations, and we are very proud to have the support and accreditation from these institutions.
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