IPEM works to raise awareness and understanding of medical physics and biomedical engineering and to encourage dialogue between our profession, patients and the public.
Most of our outreach work is delivered by our members, who volunteer their own time to take part in careers fairs, hospital open days, schools talks or other events. To help them, we provide outreach advice and ready-made activities.
We regularly contribute to national events, such as the Big Bang Fair, and “I’m a scientist, get me out of here” which are held in March every year.
IPEM also provides schools resources and support for various key stages, as well as careers information for school pupils and university students.
If you would like to get involved with IPEM's outreach programme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
IPEM helps to organise and support public lectures on medical physics and biomedical engineering topics. These are held around the country, in collaboration with other outreach organisations.
5 June 2018
Dr Cormac McGrath, lead MRI Clinical Scientist for the Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Service
Child’s Eye Virtual Reality View of a Hospital Visit
York Festival of Ideas
23 May 2018
Professor Alison Noble, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford
Human Image Recognition, Artificial Intelligence, and Shifting Perceptions of Medical Ultrasound
The Peter Wells Memorial Lecture
A joint public lecture organised by IPEM, IET and IMechE
IET London: Savoy Place
3 September 2016
Jenny Marsden,Principal Clinical Scientist, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals
Radiotherapy Physics! Find out how scientists use X-rays to target cancer cells and cure patients
8 June 2016
Public lecture: Professor Anthony Barker, Sheffield
York Festival of Ideas
Current and future advances in Medical Physics and Engineering
Ebor Probus Club
Devices for Dignity : Innovative medical technologies across the age spectrum
If you would like IPEM to provide a public talk on a subject related to medical physics or biomedical engineering, please contact email@example.com.
International Days of Medical Physics and Radiology
The International Day of Medical Physics (7 November) marks the birth of Marie Curie,
International Day of Radiology (8 November) marks the anniversary of Roentgen’s discovery of X-rays.
Global Clinical Engineers Day
This event, which takes place every year on the 21 October, recognises the contribution of clinical engineers.
Every year there are a number of events and activities that take place around the world. To see the list of activities please click here
Our free publications for the public seek to explain the work of our members and the science that lies behind it.
We also seek to promote the work that our members do and the science behind it via the media.
IPEM supports national organisations that meet our public engagement objectives. In 2016-2017 these are: The Voice of Young Science, the Science Media Centre and the British Society for the History of Radiology.
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