Patient Communication Course – Part 1

February 22, 2024
12:30 – 18:00 CET
5 CMEs

What to expect

This course addresses critical educational needs in various aspects of patient interaction. From effectively communicating during ultrasound procedures and breaking difficult news to patients, to engaging in discussions about radiation risks, the course covers a spectrum of scenarios radiologists commonly encounter. Furthermore, it delves into the unique challenges posed by interventional radiology (IR) settings and explores communication strategies tailored to paediatric patients. 

The course also features a dedicated session, “Conversation on Communication,” to foster a comprehensive understanding and application of communication skills crucial for enhancing the overall patient experience in radiology.


The course has been granted 5 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Certificates with CME credits will be issued only after watching the live stream and completing an online evaluation form.

No CME credits will be available for watching on demand.

Learning Objectives

  • to demonstrate effective patient interaction during ultrasound exams to enhance understanding and comfort;
  • to develop empathy and clarity in conveying challenging information to patients and their families;
  • to acquire skills to engage patients in discussions about radiation risks, ensuring comprehensive understanding;
  • to tailor communication strategies for interventional radiology settings and paediatric patients, addressing their unique needs.


12:30 – 13:10 Interacting with Patients During Ultrasound
M. Radzina, Riga/LV
13:10 – 13:50 Breaking Bad News
R. Sinnatamby, Cambridge/UK
13:50 – 14:30 Radiation Risk Discussion
G. Paulo, Coimbra/PT
D. Akata, Ankara/TR
14:30 – 15:00 Q&A Session
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:10 Patient Communication in the IR
R.  Schernthaner, Vienna/AT
16:10 – 16:50 Paediatric Patient Perspective
O. Kvist, Stockholm/SE
16:50 – 17:30

Conversation on Communication

A. Rockall, London/UK

H. Kressel, Boston/USA

17:30 – 18:00 Q&A Session

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