Maintaining Safety in Modern Radiotherapy

7 November 2014 09:00

Manchester

Organised by IPEM's Radiotherapy Special Interest Group to celebrate International Day of Medical Physics

Radiotherapy can be a very effective treatment option, but the safety of its delivery is paramount. The complexity of radiotherapy continues to increase, with ever more complex equipment and techniques, together with the increasing use of computer technology. Multiple steps in the radiotherapy process involving various staff groups, together with a range of treatment sites and set-ups add to the complexity. The need to ensure safety demands that managing risk is a key activity in every radiotherapy centre, and safety depends on multiple factors including the culture, training, staffing, technology and the environment.

This meeting will allow aspects of safety in the planning, delivery, and verification of radiotherapy to be explored, and for professionals in the field to exchange knowledge, research and ideas on the subject.

Target audience
This meeting will be of interest to Physicists & Engineers working in Radiotherapy or related fields as well as Radiotherapy & Clinical Oncology professionals.

To raise awareness about the role medical physicists play for benefit of patients, the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) organizes annually the International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) on November 7, an important date in the history of medical physics. On that day in 1867, Marie Sklodowska-Curie, known for her pioneering research on radioactivity, was born in Poland. We celebrate the 2nd IDMP on November 7, 2014.

Abstract submission 
Abstract submission is closed.

Programme
The final programme is available to download
here.

Registration
 
On-line registration has now closed.

Venue
This conference will take place at Manchester University, in the Barnes Wallis Building of the Sackville Street Campus. The building is close to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road stations.
To download a map and directions, click here


Accommodation

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Contact/Queries

If you have any queries, please email the IPEM conference team or tel: 01904 610821.



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