IPEM hosted the 20th International Conference on Medical Physics (ICMP2013) at the Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK from 1-4th September 2013. The event was held on behalf of the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) and incorporated the 7th European Conference on Medical Physics and the 2013 Medical Physics and Engineering Conference (MPEC).
Over four days, the conference explored the contribution that physics and engineering can make to healthcare and showcased the latest developments in research, education, professional development and industry. The event was attended by 835 people and featured 312 international speakers, 212 posters and an exhibition. The social programme included a mayoral reception, traditional fish and chips on the pier and a dinner at Brighton's iconic Grand Hotel.
Topics addressed included:
Some of the scientific highlights of the conference were as follows.
Professor Molly Stevens, recognised as one of the world’s top young innovators, delivered the IPEM Woolmer lecture on “Designing biomaterials for ultrasensitive biosensing and regenerative medicine”.
Harry Kim, Hewlett Packard's Director for Worldwide Health & Life Sciences, spoke on the development of the digital hospital. Other plenary lectures were delivered by Professor Charles Mistretta - who also received the IOMP Marie Curie award at the conference - and Professor David Edwards
IPEM’s three journal editors - Richard Black editor of MEP, Simon Cherry editor of PMB and Richard Bayford editor of PMEA - discussed with delegates the 'tricks of the trade' and how to get published.
Professor Francis Duck launched his new book “Physicists and Physicians: A History of Medical Physics from the Renaissance to Röntgen” by giving the HPA lecture on the same topic, and signing copies of the book for delegates at the exhibition.
Professor Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer for NHS England, updated delegates on the story so far with Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC).
A two-day radiotherapy theme featured high-profile speakers, such as Professor Robert Jeraj and Dr Steve Jiang from the U.S.
Conference abstracts can be accessed online from www.mpijournal.org.
Download the ICMP2013 Programme and the ICMP2013 Poster List
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