ONLINE Chest Trauma Fellowship

7 - 9 Jun 2022

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Level II - General radiologist

12 EACCME CME Credits

In this online fellowship of 3 half days, participants will acquire the skills and knowledge required to interpret the chest trauma radiograph and CT, through lectures and live case discussions with an expert radiologist mentor.

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This online Chest trauma imaging fellowship provides skills and knowledge in the interpretation of the trauma chest radiograph and CT. Optimisation of imaging protocols will also be discussed to enable the reporting radiologist provide a timely clinicoradiological opinion to the attending trauma clinicians that informs the most appropriate management plan in the patient’s best interest.

Each session includes several short lectures following which the attendee will have the opportunity to practise on anonymised chest trauma imaging cases selected from the TMC Academy teaching file archive. These cases will be reviewed during a group case discussion session with a “Question & Answer” session concluding each training day.

TMC Academy fellowships are held in a virtual classroom environment on Zoom. Participants are encouraged to engage in discussions making use of their camera and microphone in order to recreate the face-to-face experience.

Online sessions are recorded so that participants can review on their own time following the training.

In this small group environment among your peers, you are free to ask questions, make mistakes, and learn together with the support of the radiologist mentor.

This fellowship is organised by TMC Academy, an EACCME Trusted Provider.

Learning objectives

  • Adopt a systematic approach at interpreting the trauma chest radiograph and CT.
  • Describe common pathological entities acquired secondary to blunt and penetrating cardiothoracic injuries.
  • Be able to prioritise and select the most appropriate imaging protocol.
  • Be able to offer a clinical opinion that informs a management plan in the patient’s best interest.

Programme will include

  • Lectures on image interpretation and planning in chest trauma.
  • Individual practice interpretation and reading provided cases.
  • Group case discussion
  • Question and answer session with specialised radiologist mentor
  • Lifetime access to presentation slides, session recordings, and other course materials
  • Access to discussed cases prior to and after the fellowship (for 1 year)
  • Your own personal dashboard and course materials on TMCA online platform
  • Certificate of attendance


Level II - General radiologist
Radiologists, including more senior radiology trainees and fellows, with little knowledge in chest trauma imaging will benefit most from this fellowship.

Interested in attending? If you have any questions about seats available or have doubts about whether this fellowship is right for you, feel free to send us an email and we are happy to help!

Technical requirements

The training platform runs entirely in the browser but the online PACS places a considerable load on the hardware and internet connection when viewing and loading cases.

Hardware Tablets * Minimum Recommended
Memory (RAM): 2 Gigabyte 8 Gigabyte 16 Gigabyte
Processor (CPU): Dual core 1.85 Ghz Dual core 2 Ghz Quad core 2.5 Ghz
Internet connection Minimum Recommended
Speed: 10 Mbps 25 Mbps
Software Tablets Desktop
Browser: Safari * Chrome **
  • * Tested with Safari on iPad 9.7 (2017), should also work on Android with Chrome. User interface not optimized for smaller screens. Large cases (more than 600 images) are not able to be opened on tablet or mobile devices due to memory constraints.
  • ** Firefox, Edge and Safari also work but might not provide an equally smooth experience. Internet Explorer is not supported.


  • Nicola Schembri M.D.
    Canberra, Australia

    Consultant Radiologist and Lecturer with TMC

    Nicola Schembri graduated from the University of Malta, Medical School in 2001. She obtained her radiology specialist training and medical education fellowship in the UK, where she worked as an NHS Consultant Radiologist in the latter years prior to emigrating to Australia in 2017 where she now offers a clinical emergency and elective teleradiology service with ATMC to several UK NHS hospitals. She currently also holds a fractional contract offering a consultant radiologist clinical service at one of the university teaching hospitals in the South Island, New Zealand. While in the UK, Nicola nurtured a subspecialist interest in thoracic imaging, interstitial lung disease being her niche specialist field. Her thoracic expertise developed further through her intense reporting sessions in traumatic and non-traumatic emergency imaging with the TMC UK on-call department and by contributing to the various chest imaging multidisciplinary meetings in both the UK and New Zealand. She is also an active accredited radiologist for the NHS England Lung Health Check screening program. Nicola is an author contributor in several peer-reviewed journal articles on pulmonary fibrosis and bronchiectasis published in the international leading peer-reviewed journals “Thorax” and “Chest”. She held a leading role in medical education both in medical student and radiology specialist registrar training programs in the UK and is a current lecturer in medical education at the Australian National University Medical School.


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Tuesday - June 7th 2022
09:00 - 09:15 (GMT +0200) Introduction to online course and technical tools Introduction
09:15 - 10:00 (GMT +0200) Role of imaging in thoracic trauma and mechanisms of injury Lecture Nicola Schembri
10:00 - 10:15 (GMT +0200) Break Break
10:15 - 11:00 (GMT +0200) Systematic approach to interpretation of trauma chest imaging Lecture Nicola Schembri
11:00 - 11:15 (GMT +0200) Break Break
11:15 - 13:15 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo
13:15 - 13:30 (GMT +0200) Q&A
Wednesday - June 8th 2022
09:00 - 09:45 (GMT +0200) Types of cardiothoracic injuries - Part 1 Lecture Nicola Schembri
09:45 - 10:00 (GMT +0200) Break Break
10:00 - 10:45 (GMT +0200) Types of cardiothoracic injuries - Part 2 Lecture Nicola Schembri
10:45 - 11:00 (GMT +0200) Break Break
11:00 - 13:15 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo
13:15 - 13:30 (GMT +0200) Q&A
Thursday - June 9th 2022
09:00 - 09:45 (GMT +0200) Chest trauma imaging techniques and protocols Lecture Nicola Schembri
09:45 - 10:00 (GMT +0200) Break Break
10:00 - 10:45 (GMT +0200) Chest injury management strategies Lecture Nicola Schembri
10:45 - 11:00 (GMT +0200) Break Break
11:00 - 13:15 (GMT +0200) Individual case reading followed by case discussion Case demo
13:15 - 13:30 (GMT +0200) Q&A

Cancellation Policy

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

TMC Academy offers a 7-day money back guarantee from the moment of the online fellowship purchase. 

How do I request a refund?

Send us an email at and we will process your refund.