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.  

 


 

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: https://tinyurl.com/kingsPET2019


CMAS 2019
25th & 26th April 2019
Sheffield


We would like to invite you to join us for the 18th Annual Meeting of the Clinical Movement Analysis Society. We are trying to make the programme as useful as possible for all interested in clinical movement analysis, hence a full programme including keynote lectures, free paper presentations, case presentations, poster presentations, workshops and group discussion.  There will also be plenty of opportunities for interaction with our exhibitors and other delegates attending the meeting.

The themes of this year's meeting are based around balance, how motion analysis can be used to investigate this and its impact on gait, and pushing the boundaries of clinical motion analysis.

Registration:
Registration is now OPEN!
Early bird registration closes on Friday 8th February 2019.


CANCER RESEARCH UK’S INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON OESOPHAGEAL CANCER

London on 29-30 April 2019 

CANCER RESEARCH UK’S INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON OESOPHAGEAL CANCER: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
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.

REGISTER NOW


An Introduction to Radiation Oncology
A free online course starting 6th May 2019

 

Radiation therapy is one of the key treatments for cancer. On this course you will learn from healthcare experts about how it works, the various benefits, and myths surrounding radiation therapy. You will also learn about the treatment pathway if you’re prescribed a course of radiaton therapy.
Throughout the course you will find clear, straightforward information on radiation therapy as a cancer treatment. Finally you will look at the exciting new radiation therapy treatments being developed as a system of ‘personalised medicine’.
In this course you will:

Hear stories from patients who have received radiation therapy as part of their treatment.
Follow radiation therapy from a patient’s first contact with medical professionals, through to treatment and recovery.
Identify myths and facts related to radiation therapy treatment.
Discuss the roles of healthcare professionals involved in radiation therapy.
This course is structured into two weeks.

Week 1: Setting the scene for radiation therapy
Patient pathway to radiation therapy
Myths and facts
Who’s who in radiation therapy

Week 2: Science, managing cancers and survivorship.
The science behind radiation therapy
Treating specific cancers (e.g. head and neck, and prostate cancer)
After radiation therapy
New developments in radiation therapy treatments


Challenges and Opportunities within Practical small field
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. 

https://www.hospitalcharity.org/shop/product/small-field-dosimetry


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 NewcastleLPScourse@nuth.nhs.uk (0191) 2138631


MR-Guided Radiation Therapy:  The Next Frontier in Radiation Oncology
Friday, May 17, 2019 
UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center Los Angeles, CA

 

Radiation therapy is a mainstay treatment for cancer. Magnetic Resonance Imaging has been recently integrated into the treatment room, providing for the first time the advantages of real-time soft tissue imaging and concurrent radiation treatments. Benefits of MR-Guided Radiation Therapy (MRgRT) include superior soft tissue imaging, the ability to track tumors and gate treatment delivery, and the opportunity to adapt for inter- and intra-fraction anatomical variations. MRgRT also offers the potential for providing sophisticated biomarker guided treatments. As clinical adoption of MRgRT expands, there is a need to develop work flows and quality assurance techniques, innovate imaging science, and assess clinical outcome benefits. This course will update the status of MRgRT, examine clinical treatment scenarios, provide strategies to overcome implementation challenges, and review current research programs designed to explore the benefits of MRgRT. 


The Wizardry of Artificial Intelligence: AI and Machine Learning in Cancer Imaging
Lisbon, 17 and 18 May 2019.
FREE Registration!


On behalf of the Champalimaud Foundation and the International Cancer Imaging Society, we would like to invite you to attend this special focus multidisciplinary meeting on the development and application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in Cancer Imaging.
This meeting will bring together specialists in oncology, cancer imaging, AI and ML, as well as industry members to present and discuss the issues, understand clinical needs, identify common goals and to prioritise developments.

 


SRP Annual Conference
Scarborough (with Exhibition)
21 - 23 May 2019

 

The Art and Science of Radiation Protection
During SRP's 2018 Annual Conference, it was stated that ‘Radiation Protection (RP) decisions should not be solely based on the science’ and it has been quoted that "RP is a Dark Art".

SRP's Charter states the object of The Society is to 'Promote the science and art of RP and allied fields for the public benefit'. This conference intends to address this theme with presentations from speakers and posters, both invited and submitted papers, covering all aspects of RP and allied fields, examining the application and communication of the art and science of RP. In support of this, we will also be running workshops on SRP Uncertainty, Soft Skills for Communicating Risk and ALARP.


The 5th Annual Future of Medicine conference
Savoy Place, London
11 June 2019

This conference will explore just how far the delivery of health and care has been improved by the availability of new technology, and what the latest predictions are by those working in the field of how medicine will really be practiced in the future. Supported by the IET Healthcare Technologies and and IET Robotics and Mechatronics TPN

 


 

IRMF
Warrington (with Exhibition)
12 June 2019

IRMF is taking place at The Centre, Birchwood Park in Warrington. Programme of the day will be released shortly.


Class 7 Transport for the Small User: Hospitals & Universities  
Birmingham (with Exhibition)
19 June 2019

 

More information about this event will be released shortly.


King’s College London Course on Simultaneous PET-MR: Science and Practice 2019
Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 June 2019 
St Thomas’ Hospital, London, SE1 7EH 

 

We offer a three-day course (CPD recognition applied  for) for the novel technology of PET-MR. The first day will review either PET or MR theory separately for people with a background in the respective other modality. We will then cover the new simultaneous PET-MR scanners in terms of technology and applications. There will be lectures, scanner visits, interactive Active Learning  sessions, workshops and sessions on reading scans together with clinicians. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate understanding for PET or MR (whichever the modality they were not familiar with before), the principles of PET-MR, its clinical and scientific uses,  with knowledge of opportunities and limitations.

Fees:          £595 Corporate,  £480 Non-corporate, £395 Internal, £275 Student

For more information/registration, please click here

 


 

OSWESTRY ORLAU GAIT COURSE 
26-28 June 2019  
Conference Centre, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

Target Audience:  Orthopaedic Consultants and Senior Trainees, Rehabilitation Doctors, Physiotherapists, Orthotists, Clinical Scientists and other Allied Healthcare Professionals with an interest in gait.


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


Faculty:  Staff from ORLAU, Keele and Salford Universities who have significant experience in teaching gait both nationally and internationally.


Fee £350 to book:  Visit www.orthopaedic-institute.org or Email sian.jones36@nhs.net


The next International Cambridge Conference on Breast Cancer Imaging
Tuesday 2 – Wednesday 3 July 2019
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK


World-renowned experts in the field of breast imaging will present an excellent programme covering a wide range of highly topical issues. As in previous years, there will be an emphasis on interactive and inter-disciplinary discussion which we aim to be lively and thought-provoking. We will once again be holding our conference dinner in the stunning, historic surroundings of King’s College.

 

We are welcoming abstract submissions for inclusion in the 2019 programme. This is your opportunity to report on the innovative work you have been doing, whether it is policy, practice, education, current research, inter-professional or inter-agency working in breast cancer imaging.

The Programme Committee will be offering the opportunity to present in a facilitated poster discussion session. The posters can be viewed by attendees during the conference, at designated times in the programme.

We are delighted to invite companies with an interest in the field of breast cancer imaging to attend the ICCBI as exhibitors and sponsors by exploring the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available in this prospectus which can be found on the website. 


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 NewcastleRPScourse@nuth.nhs.uk (0191) 2138631


The 4th Christie Advanced  Radiotherapy Summer School
Monday 1st - Thursday 4th July 2019 
Education Centre (Dept. 17), The Christie, Manchester, M20 4BX

 

Discover, discuss and debate recent advances in radiotherapy. A fantastic opportunity to learn and network at this interactive conference.  The programme includes; tours of the Proton Centre and MR Linac, a wide variety of plenary sessions workshops, debates and social events.  


BioMedEng 19
5-6th September 2019  
Imperial College London

 

The large number of BioMedEng science and technology themes on our website is reflective of the breadth and depth of our discipline and of the scope of attendees that we can expect: this twelfth meeting in the series follows on from last year’s successful conference at which we had over 500 delegates from 67 separate universities and 32 companies and other organisations. 

This congress truly has become the annual jamboree for all of those who consider themselves Bioengineers, Biomedical Engineers and Medical Engineers and so I invite you to join us in presenting your work and participating in what is sure to be another stimulating and enjoyable meeting. See you in London in September.

 


C3Bio/IBST Conference on Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices
University of Bath
9-10 September 2019


The Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio) at the University of Bath and the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology (IBST), Bristol welcome academics, industry, healthcare professionals, environmental agencies and other stakeholders to this conference on different aspects of biosensors, bioelectronics and biodevices. 
Registration fee: £50 
The event is free for staff and students of the University of Bath and the University of the West of England, as well as student presenters from the University of Bristol.
Exhibitors: £200, which includes a table, space for banners and 2 participants in the conference. 
Registration includes refreshments throughout the event, evening reception on the Monday, lunch on the Tuesday. 

 

 


THE EARLY DETECTION OF CANCER CONFERENCE
24–26 September 2019
Stanford University in sunny Palo Alto, California


The organising committee, led by Ashok Venkitaraman, Sharon Pitteri and Bree Mitchell, has put together an exciting and progressive agenda covering integrative early detection through multiple tehnologies; understanding susceptibility for early detection; looking for signals in the immune system and microenvironment; and making prognoses from early detection signals.

To support this, we have confirmed a stellar line-up of contributors including Denise Aberle, Jim Ford, Ruth Etzioni, Tony Ng, Antonis Antoniou, Tanya Stoyanova and George Hanna.

Registration and poster abstract submission is now open – places are limited so secure yours now

 


Cancer Research UK–AACR Joint Conference on 
Engineering and Physical Sciences in Oncology in London

(15–17 October 2019) 

Keen to explore how emerging technologies and novel approaches can unlock new thinking in your field? Open to building interdisciplinary collaborations that offer up fresh perspectives on the biggest challenges in cancer research?

Join us at the Cancer Research UK–AACR Joint Conference on Engineering and Physical Sciences in Oncology in London this autumn (15–17 October 2019) where we’ll spark alliances between cancer researchers and leading scientists from engineering and physical sciences backgrounds. 

Our multidisciplinary programme will explore new ways to transform our understanding of biology and to better prevent, detect and treat cancer, enabling expert speakers to address some of the toughest challenges in cancer research from a variety of perspectives. You’ll have ample opportunity to interact with leaders in their field, while the sessions will equip you with valuable insights into building effective alliances across disciplines.                      

Early bird offer ends 12 April 2019. Register now. 


2020 International Symposium of Innovations & Applications of Monitoring Oxygenation & Ventilation (IAMPOV)
June 11 – 14 2020
London, England at the City, University of London

City, University of London, the FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH), and the Society for Technology in Anesthesia are pleased to announce the 2020 International Symposium of Innovations & Applications of Monitoring Oxygenation & Ventilation (IAMPOV).

The goal of this unique meeting is to explore new developments and innovations in perfusion, oxygenation and ventilation monitoring technologies and clinical applications. The international roster of speakers is an assembly of world renowned scientists and clinicians in the fields of engineering, physics, and medicine. Articles and abstracts generated from this symposium will be published in an upcoming supplement of the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia.

IAMPOV 2020 follows the previously held symposiums; 2015 at St Luke’s International University, Japan, 2012 at Yale University, 2007 at Duke University, and 2002 in Lübeck, Germany. These meetings have traditionally attracted more than 150 participants. We anticipate the upcoming symposium will have an attendance of 200 medical professionals, engineers and device developers.

The 2020 planning committee has sought internationally known speakers to present topics relevant to the monitoring of oxygenation and ventilation. The format of the program will include plenary lectures, scientific poster presentations and opportunity for vendor participation through scientific exhibits. The ultimate goal is to establish an environment leading to greater collaboration between academics, clinicians and industry.


 

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

https://www.cuh.nhs.uk/medical-physics-and-clinical-engineering/medical-physics/radiation-protection

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