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.

SRP Annual Conference 2018 – Southport
1 – 3 May, Southport Theatre and Convention Centre

As the UK legislative landscape for radiation protection changes due to the BSS implementation and 'Brexit' it is an ideal time to reflect on what has worked, what learning opportunities there are from what hasn't and as the impact of the revised legislation is revealed, what the future of radiation protection looks like going into the future.

Call for Abstracts

As well as invited speakers giving their expert views, we would like to invite members of the Society and non-members to submit presentation and poster abstracts. Final deadline for receipt of abstracts to be considered for oral presentation is 31st October 2017 and final deadline for receipt of poster abstracts is 15th March 2018 (please note that these cannot be considered for oral presentation if submitted after 31st October 2017). Please click the 'Submit an Abstract' tab above.


25th Annual Radiation Protection Training Course
Providing a basic underpinning knowledge for Radiation Protection Advisers
IPEM CPD Accredited
Monday 14th – Friday 18th May 2018
The Education and Conference Centre,The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


This course provides the theoretical background and training necessary for the radiological protection requirements of both ionising and non-ionising radiations used in hospitals. The course is accredited for IPEM CPD.
The first 4-day module (Monday till Thursday) covers the following subject areas: radiation risks, dosimetry, biological effects, instrumentation, legislation, transport, emergencies and safe practice in the medical uses of ionising radiations. The additional (optional) 1-day module on Friday covers non-ionising radiation protection. As well as
lectures there will be small informal workshop sessions covering a range of practical issues. The course 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 Advisors and covers the Basic Underpinning Knowledge (Basic Syllabus as set out in Annex 3 of the HSE statement on Radiation Protection Advisors. Course materials including a comprehensive course booklet and PowerPoint presentations on a USB memory stick, and a certificate of attendance is provided.

For further information on registration contact the RPTC Secretariat - Louise Sear (or Caroline Saunders) by email – or call 0208 661 3700

For further information on course content, email Jim Thurston (Course Organiser), or Jessica Sowden, or call 0207 808 2509.


Masterclass in Imaging of Thoracic Neoplasms
Thursday 17th May 2018
Imparando, 56 Commercial Road, London, E1 1LP
6 CPD points from RCR


This highly commended one-day teaching course will be limited to 20 participants per classroom, each with their own imaging workstation and content delivered through lectures and hands-on case-based learning.


World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Prague, 3-8 June 2018

This triennially organized joint meeting of medical physicists, biomedical engineers and adjoining health care professionals is a unique opportunity to liaise with your professional colleagues from all over the world, learn and share your knowledge, and discuss the latest research outcomes and technological advancements as well as new ideas in both medical physics and biomedical engineering field. Besides the purely scientific and technological topics, the 2018 Congress will also focus on other aspects of our professional involvement in health care, such as the education and training, the accreditation and certification, the health technology assessment or the patient safety.


Mellanby Course: Diagnostic tests for osteoporosis 2018
Day 1: Clinical Use of Bone Turnover Markers
Day 2: Identification of Vertebral Fractures
Please note delegates are invited to do EITHER OR BOTH of the days.
Date: 13th and 14th June 2018            
Venue: The Edge, Sheffield     

This two-day course applies the scientific knowledge and research expertise developed within the Mellanby Centre and within the National Osteoporosis Society to offer high quality training for clinicians, allied health professionals and laboratory scientists working in the field of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. The focus of the training is on two key topics: Bone Turnover markers (BTM) and Vertebral Fracture Identification and participants are able to sign up for a single day or both days. 

The Newcastle Laser Protection Supervisors’ Update and Training Course
14th June 2018
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE77DN

Scope: This is a half day training/update course (from 1:00pm) is for laser protection supervisors new to that role and also for those who are more experienced.  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 approved by the BMLA. The syllabus has been developed with input from all available guidance. The content has been mapped to topics listed in appendix C of the MHRA document “Lasers, intense light source systems and LEDs – guidance for safe use in medical, surgical, dental and aesthetic practices”, September 2015. The format of the course and the venue has been selected to facilitate discussion and debate amongst the candidates. A certificate of attendance is provided.


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


For more information or to book place contact: Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, Level 2, NCCC, Freeman Hospital, Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE7 7DN, e-mail:    Tel: (0191) 2138631

The 3rd Christie Advanced Radiotherapy Summer School
Monday 18th – Thursday 21st June 2018
Education Centre, School of Oncology, The Christie, Manchester, M20 4BX

The themes for each day will be:

-  Mon: Proton beam therapy

-  Tue: SABR/SRS

-  Wed: Novel & specialised radiotherapy

-  Thu: Adaptive radiotherapy


The course is designed as an integrated programme but one day attendance options are available.


The target audience is:  The school is deliberately aimed at a wide audience: radiographers, medical physicists and clinicians as well as those from a more academic environment who wish to learn more about this subject.


Contact e-mail:


CARS 2018 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
32nd International Congress and Exhibition
June 20 – 23, 2018
Hotel NH Collection Berlin Mitte Friedrichstrasse
Berlin, Germany


Main Themes:

• Medical Imaging

• Computed Maxillofacial Imaging

• Image Processing and Visualization

• PACS and IHE

• Telemedicine and E-Health

• Computer Aided Diagnosis

• Computer Assisted Radiation Therapy

• Image and Model Guided Therapy

• Personalized Medicine

• Surgical Navigation

• Surgical Robotics and Instrumentation

• Surgical Simulation and Education

• Computer Assisted Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery

• Computer Assisted Head and Neck, and ENT Surgery

• Image Guided Neurosurgery

• Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular and Thoracoabdominal Surgery

• Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Intervention

• Digital Operating Room

• Human-Machine Interface

• Pathology Informatics

• Integrated Patient Care

• Tumor Boards

• Innovative Clinical Investigations



Oswestry ORLAU Gait Course
27-29 June 2018

Conference Centre, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt
Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Oswestry, Shropshire


This course will provide a unique insight into why we walk the way we do. It will provide a mixture of lectures, practical workshops and patient case studies in small groups to help the delegates understand and interpret both 2-D video vector analysis and 3-D gait analysis. A multi-disciplinary approach will give participants an awareness of how gait analysis can then guide our management of mobility problems to improve patient outcomes.


UKRCO 2nd - 4th July 2018 at the ACC, Liverpool


UKRCO is an annual event and consists of a three-day multidisciplinary scientific congress and technical exhibition which run simultaneously in one location. The event is aimed at all those involved in the field of radiological science and radiation oncology and attracts 2,000 attendees. UKRCO is organised on behalf of the Society and College of Radiographers, the British Institute of Radiology, and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.

You can find out details about registration, including free day delegate passes, group booking discounts and NHS Flexi tickets via the UKRCO website.

The Newcastle Radiation Protection Supervisors’ Update and Training,
3rd-4th July 2018
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 organiser is David Rawlings (accredited RPA and MPE) supported by an experienced team of radiation safety professionals.

For more information or to book place contact: Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, Level 2, NCCC, Freeman Hospital, Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE7 7DN, e-mail:    Tel: (0191) 2138631



XIV European Association of Thermology Congress
Thermology in Medicine: Clinical Thermometry and Thermal Imaging
4th – 7th July 2018
National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, London

The EAT and the National Physical Laboratory are delighted to invite you to participate in the XIV EATCongress in Teddington, London, United Kingdom from 4th to 7th July 2018. The European Association of Thermology exists to promote, support and disseminate research in thermometry and thermal imaging in the fields of human and veterinary medicine and biology. We do this through our peer-reviewed journal Thermology International, regional seminars around Europe, and our flagship Congress, which takes place every three years. Following on from the most recent meetings in Porto (2012) and Madrid (2015), the Congress heads back to northern Europe for 2018 to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the United Kingdom. The EAT Board looks forward to welcoming you to NPL’s world class conference facilities in the summer
of 2018.

NRM 2018, London - The XII International Symposium of Functional Neuroreceptor Mapping of the Living Brain
Date: Monday 9  – Thursday 12 July 2018
Venue: King’s College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NN

Our understanding of neuroreceptor function is largely based upon the study of isolated proteins in vitro. However,  brain neuroreceptors and molecular recognition sites should not only be studied in isolation in a test-tube.  They are part of a complex, dynamic and communicating environment that makes the living human brain  “the most sophisticated machine imaginable, or unimaginable.”  – Joseph LeDoux
Join us at this biennial meeting, dedicated to the study of neuroreceptors in the living human brain – ‘Mapping Neroreceptors at Work’. The scientific program of this meeting will be multidisciplinary and translational, with a focus on the latest research on the study of in vivo neurotransmission:
•         In vivo receptor-receptor interactions and interneuronal communication
•         In vivo normo/pathophysiology
•         In vivo / in vitro discrepancies in molecular recognition
•         Misfolded proteins in vivo
•         In vivo human pharmacology
•         Evaluation of new therapeutics in vivo

This symposium, organized by King’s College London and partners, will be held in Central London, UK. It marks the 20th anniversary of a meeting that was initially organized by Albert Gjedde at Aarhus in 1997.

Event: Posture & Mobility Group (PMG) Conference 2018
Dates: Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th July 2018
Venue: Manchester Central

PMG's annual conference provides an educational programme, industry exhibition and networking events for professionals working in the field of posture and wheeled mobility.

This year, the programme includes a presentation from Reto Togni, the designer of the Reagiro manual wheelchair; Sara Dale from the Ace Centre will discuss integrating wheelchair controls for mobility, communication and computer access; and, Paul Dryer of King’s College Hospital’s Rehabilitation Engineering Division will chair a speed networking session about crash testing. We will also look into funding for wheelchairs, which will include a presentation by The Guardian’s Dr France Ryan about crowdfunding, as well as an update on NHS England’s Personal Wheelchair Budgets.

Prices start from £33 for access to the exhibition with lunch and refreshments, and we offer package options for those wanting to attend the whole event. We also offer a limited number of bursary places, predominantly aimed at first time attendees, newly qualified staff, those new to working in the field and final year students.


Clinical radiology and oncology abstract competitions
10-12 Sept 2018, ACC Liverpool


Submissions are invited for Radiology scientific and audit abstracts and Oncology scientific abstracts to present at RCR18 (The Royal College of Radiologists Annual Meeting). Consultants and trainees from any profession (providing the first or second named author is an RCR member/ Fellow) are invited to submit material, to present as either an ePoster or oral presentation.

Please see for details on each competition and to submit online. 

The submission deadline is Thursday 12 April 2018 at 12 noon GMT.
For more information please contact the Professional Learning and Development Office


The 18th International Cancer Imaging Society and Annual Teaching Course
7th - 9th October 2018
Advancing Cancer Imaging: Improving Patient Outcomes
Menton, South of France


In collaboration with the International Workshop in Lymphoma and Myeloma and supported by the French Radiological Society. 



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

The RCR Leadership for Improvement Programme (LFIP) 2017

A development programme for aspiring future leaders in clinical radiology, clinical oncology, pathology and medical physics. The 2017 LFIP programme will run from February - December 2017 and will be delivered in one and two day blocks at the RCR in London . 

Full information about the programme can be found here.

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