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Course: MRI in Practice MRI Course


Novotel Sydney Central,169-179 Thomas Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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Dr Catherine Westbrook, Dr John Talbot

More Info: MRI in Practice - Australasia

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The MRI in Practice Course has been presented annually in Sydney since 2004.

The courses are delivered in partnership with Dr Peter Cox, who organises all of our Australasian courses.

The venue is the Novotel (Sydney Central) Hotel.

Novotel Sydney Central is located within walking distance of Darling Harbour in Sydney’s bustling CBD, and is conveniently located close to Sydney’s leading entertainment precinct, exhibition venues, and local attractions.

All guest rooms rooms feature a contemporary design that includes LCD televisions, iPod docking stations, private balconies, nine Austar channels, ergonomic workstations and fast Internet access.

The course is our full 4-day event, presented by Dr. Catherine Westbrook and Dr John Talbot and held over a weekend to help facilitate attendance. The Sydney course typically attracts around 100 delegates, and usually sells out quite quickly, so early application is recommended. There is a discount delegate rate for early booking. Since its first publication in 1992 our book MRI in Practice has been the recommended reading for anyone learning MRI. 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 present you with an easy learning curve.

Cathy and John are both qualified educators holding Masters degrees in MRI and are both Doctors of (medical) education. As such, they are ideally placed to offer the best educational experience in magnetic resonance imaging.

Hope to see you for our "Free-Beer-Friday" welcome party!

The course is held over a weekend to facilitate study leave for the delegates, and is usually accredited by the Australian Institute of Radiography and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

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Our Terms & Conditions, Please Read Carefully Before Applying

Terms and Conditions - MRI in Practice Course - Sydney


The Sydney course is organised in partnership with Dr Peter Cox.

“Dr Peter Cox” is the trading name of a sole trader registered with the HM Revenue and Customs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He does not. therefore. have an ABN and as an educational event, the course is not subject to GST.

Postal address:

Lyncourt Lodge,
Middle Lincombe Road,
Torquay, Devon

Telephone +44 1803 380113

Mobile and Text messages +44 7802 290471

He can be contacted by email at peter@moonpython.com

Please note that we cannot issue invitations to attend for visa applications for delegates not resident in Australasia.

Included in Your Booking
The conference fee includes 4 days of tuition, lunch, coffee, tea breaks each day and a copy of the course textbook “MRI in Practice” on the first day of the course.

Confirmation of your booking

Your booking will be confirmed by email. A receipt of payment will be provided. All materials (badge, certificate of attendance and complimentary course book) will be provided at registration on the first morning of the course.

Hotel accommodation
Accommodation and travel are not included. We do not make any travel or hotel arrangements for delegates. Directions and a map for the venue will also be included with your confirmation.

A refund, less a 20% administration fee, will be paid if a cancellation is received, in writing, on or before the 31st December prior to the course commencement. Regrettably cancellations after this time cannot be refunded, refund for failure to attend a conference cannot be made.
The event is insured against being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Under these circumstances you will get all your registration fee back. Additional costs such as travel and accommodation costs are not included.
You are strongly recommended to arrange insurance to cover the risk of not being able to attend for any reason, including course cancellation.

Substitute delegates are welcome at anytime. Just let me know who they are, and who they are replacing, send an email message to peter@moonpython.com

Dietary Requirements
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Access Requirements
We would like all of the delegates to fully participate in the conference so please let me know if you have any special access requirements.

Except as expressly provided, any non-personal information or material sent to “Dr Peter J Cox” will be deemed NOT to be confidential. By sending “Dr Peter J Cox” any non-personal information or material, you grant him an unrestricted, irrevocable perpetual license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute those materials or information, and you also agree that “Dr Peter J Cox” is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send him for any purpose. However, “Dr Peter J Cox” will not release your name or otherwise publicise the fact that you submitted materials or other information to him unless: (a) you grant him permission to do so; (b) he first notifies you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of a site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or (c) he is required to do so by law.

In no event shall “Dr Peter J Cox” be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages for loss of profits, revenue or use incurred by you or any third party, whether in action in contract, tort, or otherwise, arising from your access to, or use of, this web site. “Dr Peter J Cox” makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, or timeliness, and accuracy of the information and related graphics contained on this web site.

Personal information received by “Dr Peter J Cox” will be kept in a secure manner and processed in accordance with the laws relating to data protection. Except as expressly provided, any non-personal information or material sent to “Dr Peter J Cox” will be deemed NOT to be confidential. By sending “Dr Peter J Cox” any non-personal information or material, you grant “Dr Peter J Cox” an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute those materials or information, and you also agree that “Dr Peter J Cox” is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose. I shall keep information that personally identifies you or allows me to contact you ("Personal Information") confidential. “Dr Peter J Cox” may, however, from time to time, use your Personal Information to contact you about new products and services which may be of interest to you and for other related marketing purposes.

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1.0 The Course

1.1 The Course Organisers

The live MRI in Practice course is presented internationally in 22 countries. The presenters are Dr. Catherine Westbrook and Dr. John Talbot (hereafter identified as the
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 info@mrieducation.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 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.

2.0 Fees and Payments

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.

2.2 Payments

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.

2.3 Refunds

For courses organised directly via www.mrieducation.com, (Payment via Stripe) delegates may cancel their place on a course at any time up to 30 days before the course start-date. Under these circumstances a refund may be requested (minus a £30.00 GBP deposit to cover administration charges).
IMPORTANT Cancellations made by delegates after the 30-day deadline cannot be refunded, and no refunds are available to delegates who fail to attend the course for any reason. This is because 3rd party costs such as venue seating allocations, delegate day-rate and catering are non-refundable and must be paid for by the course organisers in advance. Places may, however, be transferred to another person with the prior agreement of the course organiser.
Courses organised by other parties may impose a different fee for cancellation and offer a different cancellation policy. If in doubt contact the course organiser BEFORE paying.

For courses organised in the USA delegates may cancel their place on a course at any time up to 30 days before the course start-date. Under these circumstances a refund may be requested (minus a $50.00 USD deposit to cover administration charges). the company address is

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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.

3.0 Your Privacy and the Data Protection Act

3.1 Privacy - and the use of Cookies

The U.K.'s amended Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations (PECR) Act 2011 was brought into force on May 26th, 2011.

This website www.mrieducation.com uses cookies to enhance your web experience and there are other 3rd party cookies used to provide our web statistics (see below) and also allow the use of our social media plug-ins.

IMPORTANT - we wish to advise all visitors that this site uses a third-party analytics service to provide statistical data relating to how many visits are made to the site, the search terms used and the approximate geographical location of the visitors. The service is provided by Google who may use cookies of their own and collect data about users, www.mrieducation.com has no access to this data.
We also use small widgets to allow visitors to share content over social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. These third party sites may also use cookies and collect data about their users - but www.mrieducation.com has no access to this data. We use Stripe to collect and process payments for certain courses. We share information collected via stripe to contact you about payments and to confirm your booking but we do not keep this information on our own servers or share it with anyone.

If you are concerned about your privacy - and the use of cookies, most web browsers allow users to control cookies through the browser settings. To see which cookies are stored on your computer and to find out how to manage or delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

If you would like more information about Google analytics please visit the following link: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

If you do not wish your browsing activity to be tracked by Google Analytics on any web site or in any browser you can opt out here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

In view of the above information we assume that your continued use of www.mrieducation.com implies acknowledgement and consent to the above.

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.
You can find out more from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) web site.

Course Content

Our Programme - Compact, Stuctured and Varied

MRI in Practice Sydney 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 and on our courses page.

Here is our programme, it contains all you need to know in just four days.

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Getting Here…


Novotel Sydney Central
169-179 Thomas Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Tel:(+61) 2 9281 6888
Email: H8781@accor.com

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 venue may also offer special room rates when agreed with the local organiser.

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).

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Sydney Venue: Novotel City Central
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Use the get directions tab on the map above.

GPS Coordinates -33.881873, 151.202646


The hotel is 5 minutes walk from Central Station. Follow Railway Colonnade drive to the junction with Lee St./George St. Directly opposite is Quay St. Walk two blocks and turn left at Thomas St. The Hotel is directly on your left.


Sydney International Airport is just 10km from the Hotel.

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Delegate comments about recent Sydney courses

  • Analogies used to explain concepts were fantastic. CGI images were exceptional. Wonderful delivery of lectures from both Catherine and John.

  • The course was excellent. Your ability to keep the interest in the subject without making it feel like the course is dragging, is a testament to the ability of the presenters. Blown away by the whole course.

  • I wish my undergrad MRI physics was presented like this.

  • I really liked the pace and accent the lecturers spoke. I enjoyed the CGI and 3D graphics. As a trainee physicist, I really found this course helpful as there are not many MR experienced physicist in Australia, so this was very helpful. Thank you!

  • Easiest explanation of MRI I had so far. Good balance between lectures and breaks. Very good graphics. Easy to follow lecturers.

  • John & Catherine explained this course really well, I completed my Master in MRI but I was very lack of the actual understanding in the physics.
    Thank you so much for explaining so well and easy for us :)

*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:

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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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