All Upcoming Events and Courses

Below is a list of events, in date order, that may be of interest to our members. For further details, click on the title or links within the text.

 

Events   

 


 

Risks and Risk Communication - online 
Date: 08 Dec 2021  
Location: online 

Every day we are faced with many hazards and risks. Sometimes these risks can be hard to quantify and contextualise, and even more difficult to communicate to others. This meeting aims to discuss the concept of risk from a number of different perspectives/sectors including medicine, physics, and computing. There will also be talks on ways in which risk can be communicated more effectively, with the chance for audience participation and discussion. This meeting has been organised by the IPEM Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Protection Special Interest Groups.

 

How healthcare data and artificial intelligence can improve care

Tuesday 14th December 2021, 12h00-13h00 GMT via Zoom

Speakers are Mr Erik Mayer who is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and Consultant Surgeon and Transformation Chief Clinical Information Officer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust & Dr Céire Costelloe who is a Professor of Health Informatics at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and Reader of Digital Health at Imperial College London.
They will talk about their work on using healthcare data to respond to the COVID-19 vaccination programme, to learn more about how people with chronic diseases access care and treating infectious diseases.

if you are interested in attending, to use the registration link below to secure your free place at this event:

 

Register

 

 

 


 

Scottish Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering Training Scheme Open Day
Thu, January 27, 2022
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM GMT - Online

This open day is aimed at graduates considering applying to the 2022 intake of the Scottish Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Training Scheme (SMPCETS).  

The Scottish training scheme is run by a consortium of 5 centres (NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lothian, NHS Tayside, NHS Grampian and NHS Highlands and Islands). It's a 3.5 year programme of academic work (an MSc in Medical Physics or Bioengineering plus 2.5 years of work-based training) and provides a pathway to registration as a Clinical Scientist with HCPC via the Academy of Healthcare Sciences.   For more information on the Scottish scheme, please click here. This year, we're planning to recruit 5-6 trainees to the scheme, with the likelihood that most will be enrolled on the Medical Physics Scheme. We are unsure at this stage whether we will be offering any training in Clinical Engineering in 2022.

This open day is hosted by all 5 training centres and is intended to give you an opportunity to gain insight into the day-to-day work of a physicist / engineer in the NHS in Scotland, to speak to current trainees and staff, and to virtually tour some of our facilities.

This page will be updated when the job advert goes live (January 2022).

Please register to attend this event and we'll keep you up to date with more details of the day as and when we have them

 

 
5th CONFERENCE ON SMALL ANIMAL PRECISION IMAGE-GUIDED RADIOTHERAPY 
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

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 Event 25 – 29 April 2022 

This event 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

 
 

Image Guided & Adaptive Radiotherapy in Clinical Practice 2022
Date: Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th May 2022
Location:  The Chester Beatty Laboratories, 237 Fulham Road, London, UK                                     
This 3-day event 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 event 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).


 

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. 

 

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 2021Ultrasound Imaging

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

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

Course 5 Tuesday, 15 – Friday, 18 March 2022Nuclear 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 https://www.icr.ac.uk/studying-at-the-icr/opportunities-for-clinicians/radiotherapy-and-imaging-training-courses/practical-and-theoretical-radiotherapy-physics-course.

 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.

 


CCC STP Medical Physics Open Day 2021 
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (CCC) in Liverpool 
Tuesday 7th December 11:00am - 15:30pm

 

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (CCC) in Liverpool would like to invite prospective STP trainees in Medical Physics to a virtual open day held on Tuesday the 7th December 2021. This will be held by trainees and staff in the department and will provide prospective trainees with an insight into the STP and training offered by CCC. Both current trainees and qualified Clinical Scientists will deliver presentations describing the application process, details of the training scheme, and the work of a professional medical physicist. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A with trainees about their experiences.

 

Please register for the open day via the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ccc-medical-physics-stp-open-day-2021-tickets-198820656937

 


 

University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust
Scientist Training Programme
(STP) On-line OPEN DAY
THURSDAY 20th JANUARY 2022, 10.30 – 14.30


Are you a science graduate with a 2:1 degree or higher or are you about to complete a science degree and want to train to be a Clinical Scientist in the NHS?

We offer a range of programmes across the disciplines and invite interested people to see what we can offer here at UHS.

The programmes we hope to offer for September 2022 are:-

Cardiac physiology Cancer genomics
Vascular science Genomic counselling
Critical care Audiology
Clinical scientific computing Radiotherapy physics
Clinical immunology Radiation safety
Histopathology Nuclear medicine

(subject to confirmation of funding by Health Education England)

The on-line open day will include:-

A general overview of the STP programme
How UHS supports STP trainees to maximise their training
Presentations by past and present UHS scientist trainees
Visits to the breakout rooms, maximum 2 areas per person
Questions and answers

For more information on the STP programme see:-  https://nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/programmes/stp/

To apply, please email Alison.Day@uhs.nhs.uk

Closing date:-        10th January 2022


Swansea Rehabilitation Engineering Unit 
Virtual STP open day for Clinical Engineering and Bioinformatics

Friday 21st January @ 13:30

This event is for those interested in Clinical Engineering and Bioinformatics (Clinical Scientific Computing).

Find out about the role of the department, and the training schemes available to pursue a career in this field. You will also be able to ask questions to current staff and trainees.

This will be a virtual event using Microsoft Teams. Further details will be sent out closer to the event for those registered. We ask that those interested register by emailing  SBU.REU@wales.nhs.uk

 


 

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.

 


 


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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