The BMUS Council has this year invited local North East Consultant Radiologist,
Dr Simon Elliott to give the Donald, MacVicar and
Brown Lecture in recognition of his longstanding contribution to the
world of diagnostic medical ultrasound.
This will be in the final session of Day 2 on Tuesday 10th December 2013 in
MBChB (Sheffield) 1978 FRCR (London) 1985
Consultant Radiologist & Clinical Lead in Ultrasound (1992 to current date)
Department of Radiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
Simon Elliott has made over 130 invited presentations at national and
international accredited meetings. With over 30 years experience in diagnostic
and interventional ultrasound, he is particularly interested in emerging
ultrasound technologies and their potential benefits to everyday practice. A
significant part of his work now involves the clinical evaluation of new
equipment from all the major manufacturers. Specialist areas include abdominal,
contrast vascular, 3D volume ultrasound and small parts imaging. He has also
actively encouraged role extension in Sonographers for many years.
Outside work he is an active and prolific wildlife sound recordist,
contributing to over 150 TV, film, theatre and audio productions, with nearly
7000 recordings deposited in the British Library. He is a formal editor of the
journal Wildlife Sound, and winner of several
national and international awards for natural sound recording.
Simon will be showcasing the cross-over between ultrasound and sounds from the
wild at our special live event.
The BMUS Council has this year invited Professor Sir John Burn
to give the Peter Twining Memorial Lecture in recognition of
his longstanding contribution to education in the North East for Sonographers
in obstetric medical ultrasound. He is a local speaker who has put the North
East at the centre of the national picture in Clinical Genetics with his work
and the opening of the now International Centre for Life.
This will be in the session of Day 3 on Wednesday 11th December 2013 in Hall 1.
|Professor Sir John
B Med Science (Hon), MBBS (Newcastle) MD FRCP FRCPE FRCPCH
FRCOG FMed Sci
Professor of Clinical Genetics, University of Newcastle
Knighted for services to medicine and healthcare in 2010, John Burn is
currently the Professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University and was
Lead Clinician with NHS North East until March 2013. He is chair of the
Genetics Specialty Group at the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)
and Director of the Collaborative Group on Genetics in Healthcare at the
Department of Health.
John Burn is local to the North East, born in West Auckland., County Durham. He
has a degree in both medicine and genetics from Newcastle and in 1984 became
the North East region's first Consultant Clinical Geneticist. He is well known
for many breakthroughs including discovering the importance of folic acid in
preventing spina bifida in babies and the importance of aspirin in reducing
cancer. He is also drummer in a local covers band Famous Last