Conferences and Courses of interest

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.

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.  



The IOP’s Medical Physics Group welcomes you to its 6th annual scientific and networking meeting, which aims to bring together people from all areas of Medical Physics and discuss potential collaborations. Our speakers will discuss the translation of new innovative development in Medical Physics into clinical practice and the processes involved in bringing new technology into clinical use.

This year, the meeting will be held at the UK’s National Metrology Institute, with an exciting afternoon consisting of a series of lab tours with research scientists in the fields of ultrasound, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. The day will be filled with opportunities to network and exchange ideas between participants.  



The fifth Proton Physics Research and Implementation Group (PPRIG) workshop 
National Physical Laboratory 
Thursday 7th and Friday 8th February, 2019

The ​aim ​of ​this ​2-day ​workshop ​is ​to ​initiate ​discussions ​between ​experts ​in ​the ​field ​of ​proton ​therapy ​physics; ​develop ​links ​and ​collaborations; ​as ​well ​as ​to ​inform ​relative ​new ​comers ​to ​the ​field, ​providing ​access ​to ​a ​network ​of ​experts. ​

The ​fifth ​Proton ​Physics ​Research ​and ​Implementation ​Group ​(PPRIG) ​workshop ​will ​be ​held ​at ​the ​National ​Physical ​Laboratory ​on ​the ​7th ​and ​8th ​of ​February ​2019. ​

Abstracts ​are ​invited ​to ​be ​submitted ​for ​both ​oral ​and ​poster ​presentation. ​Students ​with ​accepted ​oral ​or ​poster ​presentations ​will ​have ​a ​discount ​registration ​fee ​of ​£50. ​Further ​details ​of ​the ​workshop ​will ​be ​available ​through ​the ​website ​of ​the ​Proton ​Physics ​Research ​& ​Implementation ​Group ​(PPRIG) ​in ​the ​very ​near ​future. ​

Early ​bird ​delegate ​registration ​(including ​workshop ​dinner) ​until ​30th ​November ​2018 ​£200 ​incl. ​VAT ​ Delegate ​registration ​(including ​workshop ​dinner) ​until ​9th ​January ​2019 ​£300 ​incl. ​VAT ​ Student ​registration ​(including ​workshop ​dinner) ​if ​abstract ​is ​accepted ​for ​oral ​or ​poster ​presentation ​£50 ​incl. ​VAT 


 IGRT 2019 Course
Date: Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th  February 2019
Location:  The Education and Conference Centre, The  Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London



This 3 day course 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, a CD of the presentations, lunches, refreshments and a course evening meal. 


2nd Annual BIR Theranostics Update 2019
8 February 2019 in London


This event will provide an update on prostate, thyroid and neuroendocrine tumors. We are also offering 20% off this event until 31 July when using ‘SUMMER18’ at checkout.


The 2019 BSHR Annual Lecture 
Liz Beckmann and Stephen Golding   7pm, 18th February 2019 
Governors’ Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital


Godfrey Hounsfield proved that the boy from the farm could do anything. With limited formal education, working with restricted resources and with limited support he proved the concept that became the CT scanner. Little could he have dreamt of the impact that this would have on medicine in the 2nd half of the 20th century.  This is the story of a gentle genius from his childhood on a farm to the impact of his invention the CT scanner on the world of medical diagnosis and patient management. Admission is free but tickets are required for entry. Please contact Dr Arpan K Banerjee at by February  12th 2019. A retiring collection will be taken  with a suggested donation of £5.



PET- Technology and Application

Dates:        Wednesday 24 April  to Friday 26 April 2019 
Venue:      Kings College London – Guy’s Campus(London Bridge), SE1 9RT
Fees:          £780 corporate, £680 non corporate,, £325 student candidates   
Please note there is an early bird discount of £100 for corporate/non corporate attendees and £50 early bird discount for students.The early bird offers expires on 31 January 2019.  

For more information and to apply please visit:

London on 29-30 April 2019

Secure your place today for CRUK’s International Symposium on Oesophageal Cancer, taking place in London on 29-30 April 2019. 
Chaired by Professors Rebecca Fitzgerald and Laurence Lovat, speakers include Iñigo Martincorena, Ludmil Alexandrov and Tom Hudson. Join us for sessions on early detection, the cellular and molecular drivers of Barrett’s and oesophageal cancer, and translational research.  In addition to scientific talks, there’ll be panel discussions and a Future Leaders session. You will have the chance to network during poster sessions, ‘meet the expert’ breakfasts, and take part in career workshops.  
Submit an abstract by 31 January 2019 and you could win a prize for the most innovative poster.


Challenges and Opportunities within Practical small field Dosimetry

Date: Thursday 9th May 2019 - Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

This workshop aims to bring together experts in small field radiotherapy dosimetry to discuss recent innovations, challenges and opportunities for advancing practical small field dosimetry measurements.

This will be a great opportunity to learn and network with experts in stereotactic dosimetry at an interactive workshop based event. The day will explore the challenges faced when performing quality assurance measurements to verify complex, high dose gradient stereotactic radiotherapy treatment plans. We will cover the current protocols for reference dosimetry, and UK audits for stereotactic delivery QA.

The Newcastle Radiation Protection Supervisors’ 

Update and Training, 3rd-4th July 2019
The Gosforth Suite, Regent Point, Regent Farm Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 3LZ

Scope: This is a one/two day course for healthcare professionals. It provides both introductory and advanced training in the principles and practice of radiation safety within an x-ray, nuclear medicine or radiotherapy environment. The full two day course supports a radiation protection supervisor (RPS) new to that role, whereas a more experienced RPS wishing to update his/her knowledge would attend on the second day. 

Syllabus: This course has been updated to reflect the new ionising radiations regulations, having been developed with input from all available guidance, and has been accredited by the SCoR as part of its “CPD-now” scheme. The format of this course and the venue selected are intended to facilitate discussion and debate amongst all those present. A certificate of attendance is provided.

Teaching staff: The course is presented by a small team of experienced radiation safety professionals all of whom have RPA and MPE accreditation.  

More information: Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, Level 2, NCCC, Freeman Hospital, Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE7 7DN; e-mail (0191) 2138631

The Newcastle Laser Protection Supervisors’ 
Update and Training, 14th May 2019
Clinical Learning Centre, Royal Victoria Infirmary,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP

Scope: This full day training/update course is for laser protection supervisors new to the role and those more experienced individuals.  It provides advanced training in the principles and practice of laser safety within a clinical environment. In particular it will focus on causes of laser accidents and their prevention. 

Syllabus: The course has been developed with input from all available guidance and has been approved by the British Medical Laser Association. Course content has been mapped to relevant MHRA guidance. The format of the course and the venue has been selected to facilitate discussion and debate amongst candidates. A certificate of attendance is provided.

Teaching staff: The course organiser is David Rawlings (accredited LPA) He is supported by an experienced team of laser safety professionals.

More information: Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, Level 2, NCCC, Freeman Hospital, Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE7 7DN; e mail (0191) 2138631




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.          

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

Radiation Protection Courses

The East Anglian Regional Radiation Protection Service (EARRPS) advises the Trust on the safe use of all forms of radiation such as X-rays, lasers and ultraviolet. EARRPS was established in 1983 and is an ISO 9001 accredited service. 

They also run various courses on radiation safety for different staff groups and a list of these, along with the registration form, can be found on their website or download the programme here

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