All Upcoming Events and Courses

Below is a list of events, in date order, that are not organised by IPEM but are in the same interest area. For further details, click on the title or links within the text.




IPEM are delighted to announce that the annual MPEC 2021 will again be held online from the 21st- 23rd September 2021.

The event with the theme 'Breaking Through Barriers' will showcase all the best science and learning within the field, as well as offer opportunities for training and networking, alongside updates from key people within our industry.

This year there is a focus on not only science but also wellbeing and mental health, as well as discussions and debates around the future of treatment and the workforce. 

An outline programme is now available and you can see our current speakers here.

The BNMS Virtual Annual Meeting 2021 
27th - 29th September

This 3-day event will feature the re-worked programme from the BNMS Annual Spring 2020 meeting which was cancelled


ABC Imaging - recent advances
Artificial Intelligence
Masterclass in Thyroid
PET/CT Masterclass
Parathyroid Masterclass
Commercial Exhibition
Posters and Poster Highlights Session
*Proffered paper oral presentations will be available on-demand however YIP talks will remain in the programme.


The Early Detection of Cancer Conference 
6-8th October 2021 - Virtual Event

This annual conference brings together multidisciplinary researchers across industry and academia to discuss the early detection landscape and share groundbreaking research. Hosted online from 6 – 8 October, delegates can expect a jam-packed agenda with lightning talks from submitted abstracts, networking sessions, virtual posters and expert panel discussions. Hear from a host of experts from across the globe, including Charlie Swanton (The Francis Crick Institute), Usha Menon (UCL), Christina Curtis (Stanford University), Billy Boyle (Owlstone Medical), Robert Smith (American Cancer Society) and Joan S. Brugge (Harvard Medical School).

Confirmed sessions include:

  • Models and systems to inform detection
  • When and where detection matters: 'the tipping point'
  • How to detect: emerging technologies for understanding signals over time
  • Early detection in the real world
  • 'Fireside chat' panel discussion – what do we do once we detect early?

Early bird registration is available until 13 August

Key deadline:

13 August –  submission deadline for abstracts 


The 4th International Clinical Engineering and Health Technology Management CongresIFMBE

24-26 October 2021

A virtual event for the global clinical engineering community, supported by IFMBE and AAMI


BIR’s Annual Congress 2021
4-5 November 2021 in London

Working across boundaries for excellence

With a record number of delegates in 2018 and 2019 as well as during the pandemic in 2020, The BIR Annual Congress continues to get even BIGGER and BETTER in 2021! Due to the uncertainty and keeping in mind the safety of all, we have made the decision to deliver this year's Congress virtually. We are hopeful and looking forward to seeing you all in person in 2022.

A mix of six different streams and seven topics offering a comprehensive programme on the latest innovations in imaging and treatment to medical imaging professionals and their senior management teams. Taking place over two days, the event provides excellent opportunities to learn, interact and engage with attendees, speakers and industry representatives. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.


Courses of Interest

e-IRMER - Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations

e-IRMER is an interactive online training resource supporting the training of NHS healthcare professionals in the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 (amended 2006) (IR(ME)R).

Delivered in partnership with IPEM, e-IRMER provides easy access to learning materials, and through formative and summative assessments, allows the learner to both develop competence and demonstrate compliance with the regulatory requirements of the IR(ME)R
Access is only available using a valid NHS email address. 



Radioactive Waste Advisers VIRTUAL Training Course 
4 – 6 October 2021

The next course will be run virtually by Zoom.  It is at a level suitable for hospital physicists working in the field of radiation protection or those who want to expand their knowledge in this field.  It is particularly suitable for those who wish to become Radioactive Waste Advisers (RWA) and covers the Basic Underpinning Knowledge (Basic Syllabus) as set out in the RPA2000 Guidance.  The course is an IPEM approved external short course.

Physics of Medical Imaging Courses 

Course 1                Monday 1 – Wednesday, 3 November 2021                Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (MRI)

Course 2                Wednesday, 17 – Friday, 19 November 2021              Ultrasound Imaging

Course 3                Tuesday, 22 February 2022                                       Image Theory, Perception and Processing

Course 4                Wednesday, 23 February – Friday, 25 February 2022   Diagnostic Radiology and CT

Course 5                Tuesday, 15 – Friday, 18 March 2022                         Nuclear Medicine


A Practical and Theoretical Course in Radiotherapy Physics, comprising two, 4 to 5 day courses are held annually at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust. 

There are 4 days of lectures and a hands-on practical session on each course, delivered by experts in the field.

The course is designed primarily for radiotherapy physicists, but very relevant for other oncology professionals.  

For more information, please visit

 Next course dates:

9-13 November 2021: Radiation Dosimetry, Imaging for Radiotherapy, Treatment Planning and Patient Specific Dosimetry (Sutton site hopefully) with workshops on Saturday morning.

If for any reason, November 2021 changes to a virtual course, a part refund will be offered to reflect this change.



Radionuclide Calibrator e-Learning Programme

Produced by the National Physical Laboratory The Radionuclide Calibrator e-Learning Course has been designed to support the effective use of radionuclide calibrators, in a clinical setting. It delivers the right skills and strategies when operating them, and provides a methodological approach when implementing quality assurance tasks, and identifying sources of uncertainty.

This course is aimed at:

  • Medical physicists working in nuclear medicine
  • Nuclear medicine technologists and practitioners
  • Trainees on the NHS PTP or STP training programmes
  • Radiopharmacists and; those working in radiopharmacies

The Institute of Cancer Research Various Courses  

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years.

They also run various courses on Radioactive Waste Advisers Training, Physics of Medical Imaging and Radiation Protection Training  a list of these, along with the registration form, can be found on their website here.



Image Guided & Adaptive Radiotherapy in Clinical Practice Course 2022
Date: Thursday 3rd Saturday 5th February 2022
 The Education and Conference Centre, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK


This 3-day course held in collaboration with The Institute of Cancer Research, is designed to help clinicians, physicists and radiographers develop programmes for the implementation of image guided radiotherapy.

The course has been awarded 19 RCR Category I CPD credits under The Royal College of Radiologists CPD scheme.

The curriculum covers many practical aspects and includes hands-on experience of volume and OAR localisation and definition, contouring, planning techniques, immobilization and patient set up image verification. Plus guidance for developing protocols for outlining, and sessions on QA and imaging, covering pre-treatment and on treatment procedures - from the TPS to the linac and patient.

We recommend a team of oncologist, physicist and radiographer from the same centre attend together.

Included in the cost of the course is a set of lecture notes, an electronic link of the presentations, lunches, refreshments a cheese & wine evening and a course evening meal ( sponsored by the manufacturers).

MUNICH, GERMANY, 21-23 March 2022


The conference, which will be held in the great city of Munich, in the south of Germany, brings together various disciplines in the new field of image-guided precision radiotherapy for small animals. In a 2.5-day program various aspects of this developing field will be highlighted: cancer biology, radiotherapy side effects, novel radiotherapy strategies such as Flash, synergy of radiation with drugs, development of novel irradiation technology, novel imaging methods, pre-clinical studies, translation strategies.

The conference aims to allow biologists, physicists, physicians and other scientists to exchange ideas on modern small animal pre-clinical radiation research. Manufacturers of modern animal irradiation and imaging equipment will actively participate in the meeting.


International  Conference on Monte Carlo Techniques for Medical Applications
April 11-13 2022 at the University of Antwerp

The MCMA program will cover:


  • Monte Carlo codes, physics, and data
  • Brachytherapy
  • Photon and electron therapy
  • Particle therapy
  • Image Guided Radiotherapy, Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear medicine
  • Treatment planning, dose calculation and Evaluation
  • Dosimetry
  • Microdosimetry and radiobiology
  • Machine Learning and Monte Carlo

Max number of participants: 250

There will be no parallel sessions.

This will not be a hybrid meeting. There will be online streaming, but no opportunity to present or interact remotely.

Radiation Protection Training Course 25 – 29 April 2022 

This course provides the theoretical background and training necessary for the radiological protection requirements of both ionising and non-ionising radiations used in hospitals. It is at a level suitable for hospital physicists working in the field of radiation protection or those who want to expand their knowledge in this field.  It is particularly suitable for those wishing to become Radiation Protection Advisers (RPA) and covers the Basic Underpinning Knowledge (Basic Syllabus) as set out in Annex 3 of the HSE statement on Radiation Protection Advisers

If you are organising a conference or event and you would like it to be included in our listings below, please email the IPEM Conference Team with brief details of your event and a link to your webpage.  We are happy to advertise events on this page that may be of interest to our members, and in return appreciate other organisations reciprocating this arrangement. However please note the decision to include your advert on here is taken by IPEM at our discretion. It is our policy that we do not advertise events where there is a direct clash with IPEM organised events.

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