Conferences and Courses of interest

Below is a list of Conferences, in date order, that are not organised or co-sponsored 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 a 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 Oliver Scott and Jack Fowler Memorial Symposium
Wednesday afternoon, 6th September 2017
Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford

The memorial symposium is being organised in memory of two of the most distinguished scientists in the field of radiation biology and radiation oncology: Sir Oliver C. A. Scott (1922-2016) and Professor John F. “Jack” Fowler (1925-2016) and will be attended by members of the two families. The event will include two main sessions: the “Oliver Scott session: Impact of the Oxygen Effect” and the “Jack Fowler Session: Translating Radiation Biology to the Clinic”, reflecting their personal research interests. Each session will not only include a historical perspective of the respective fields its continued relevance, but current and future perspectives. The programme will conclude with a reception (and a chance to visit the Cupola with its spectacular views of Oxford) followed by an optional formal dinner in The Hall at Wadham College.


FIRST MEETING OF VPH INSTITUTE - UK CHAPTER
Friday, 15 September 2017 from 11:00 to 15:00
Design Studio (D05) Level D, S1 3JD Sheffield

First meeting of all researchers, industrial experts, clinicians, regulators and funders interested in the Virtual PHysiological Human, in silico medicine, and related topics. The aim is to explore the establishement of a UK chapter of the VPH Institute, the not-for-profit organisation that represent this research community worldwide. In th elight of the Brexit we feel it is important to have national forum where to develop promotion strategies for this emerging area, coordinate the emerging regulatory aspects, and drive the clinical and industrial adoption.


British nuclear medicine: The Way Forward in the Era of Brexit
15th September 2017
ACC, Liverpool


MRI Safety First

Date: 18-19th September 2017
Venue: The Wesley, London

The subject of MRI safety continues to grow apace, with technical advances of the equipment and more and more passive and active implants appearing on the market. Eden Learning’s MR Safety First course has grown to meet the needs of healthcare professionals working in MRI. This comprehensive course now spans two days covering all aspects of MR safety: biological effects arising from the newest technology, dealing with passive and active implants, implications from recent gadolinium contrast agents research, the requirements of national and international standards, and conducting MR risk assessments. Interactive sessions will explore roles and responsibilities in MR safety, MR suite design, and how to develop an MR safety framework. A parallel MR physics boot camp will address the scientific knowledge required towards becoming an MR Safety Expert.

Delivered by many recognised experts in the field, the course is aimed at radiographers, radiologists, physicists and researchers with an interest in MR safety.

 


 

2017 Erasmus Basic MR Physics Course
25-29th Sept 2017
Dundee

This one-week course at Ninewells Hospital (University of Dundee) is designed to provide the diagnostic imaging professional with a sound understanding of the basic physics of MRI.  The course format consists of lectures and supervised Q/A tutorial sessions, covering everything from basic NMR, T1 and T2, through to advanced neuro, body and cardiovascular MR applications.  No previous knowledge of MR physics is assumed.  An attendee limit of 25 delegates is proposed in order to allow for focussed learning and tutorial sessions, along with social networking (including welcome reception and course dinner).  Delegates typically attend from disciplines such as Medical Physics, Clinical Radiology, Radiography and also from academic research environments.

For full course information and provisional programme please visit the course website at http://www.emricourse.org


NEW IONISING RADIATION REGULATIONS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR ME?
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London
26 SEPTEMBER 2017

This upgraded event replaces our hugely popular annual IRMER Update. It has been designed to provide an invaluable multi-disciplinary forum in which to assess the impact of the new ionising radiation regulations coming into force in February 2018. Hear the experts view on how the regulations should be applied in practice and learn how to best prepare yourself and your department for their arrival.

Educational aims:
1. To raise awareness of the implications of the new ionising radiation
regulations
2. To assist attendees in preparing for the impact of the regulations on
local practice 


NPL MEMPHYS Workshop on Applications of 3D printing for medical phantoms
Thursday, 28 September 2017 13:00 - Friday, 29 September 2017 15:00 (GMT)
National Physical Laboratory, Middlesex

This ​two-day ​workshop ​will ​provide ​an ​opportunity ​for ​networking ​with ​a ​range ​of ​representatives ​across ​the ​spectrum ​of ​medical ​phantoms ​and ​3D ​printing. ​The ​programme ​will ​feature ​sessions ​presenting: ​requirements ​for ​medical ​phantoms ​for ​nuclear ​medicine, ​CT, ​MRI, ​ultrasound ​and ​preclinical ​applications; ​advances ​in ​3D ​printing ​techniques ​and ​devices; ​development ​of ​tissue ​equivalent ​materials; ​and ​existing ​applications ​of ​3D ​printing ​for ​medical ​phantoms. ​The ​workshop ​is ​supported ​by ​IPEM. 
We ​hope ​the ​workshop ​will ​highlight ​the ​exciting ​work ​which ​is ​currently ​being ​done ​in ​this ​field ​and ​provide ​the ​opportunity ​for ​collaboration ​in ​this ​area. 
A ​detailed ​program ​will ​be ​circulated ​to ​registered ​attendees ​nearer ​to ​the ​event. 

 

 


 

The 17th International Cancer Imaging Society Meeting and Annual Teaching Course.  Cancer Imaging and Intervention: a Multidisciplinary Approach
Date: 2nd - 4th October 2017
Register from: 1st March 2017
Abstract Deadline: 29th May 2017
Location: Berlin Germany

The 17th annual course of our Society will focus on practically orientated education of cancer imaging through interactive teaching and the fostering of active learning. State of the art and novel quantitative and functional imaging techniques will be highlighted.


Annual conference for the Association of Renal technologists.
5th– 6th October 2017
Belton woods hotel, Grantham

 


34th Annual BAMRR Conference
7th October 2017
Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Glasgow

Every October BAMRR holds an Annual Conference in national locations to encourage learning, safety updates, CPD and networking with other MRI Radiographers, MRI Physicists, Radiologists and MRI providers.

Provisional program includes: Neuro MRI, Musculoskeletal MRI, Gynae pelvis, ENT MRI, Paediatric MRI App and Veterinary MRI.
Online MRI safety course update. Poster and proffered paper - £150 and £300 prize up for grabs.

Registration now open. 


Institute of Engineering and Technology
1-day conference Artificial Intelligence for Better Patient Outcomes
18 October in Cambridge

Artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and machine learning all serve to interpret big data for an end goal. In healthcare, better patient outcomes are the great incentive.

With rapid advances in imaging, monitoring technologies, genome sequencing, etc., the amount of health information being gathered is overwhelming.

Being able to translate it quickly and accurately is vital for predicting the pattern of disease and identifying suitable treatment options for patients.

This exciting conference is essential for clinicians, academics and others already working in healthcare, but also engineers looking to apply their expertise from other industries to this rapidly advancing sector.

 


The CT User Group
Thursday 19th of October 2017
MShed in Bristol

The CT User Group (CTUG) is a UK based group for people with an interest in medical CT scanning. Our main aim is to share experience and knowledge relating to CT scanning with each other, as well as to provide an educational forum. Our primary interactions are via our meetings, which are held in locations all round the UK and are a great way to share knowledge, research work, projects and questions in an informal setting. The 19th annual meeting is being held at MShed in Bristol on Thursday 19th of October 2017.
For information on past meetings and to become a member of this group, please see www.ctug.org.uk. For further information about this year’s meeting please contact secretary@ctug.org.uk


Engineering & Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference 2017
29 October – 01 November 2017
Hobart, Tasmania , Australia

 

The theme for this year’s EPSM Conference is “Future of Medical Physics – ART and Science”. Planning is well underway for a comprehensive program offering exciting, innovative and creative presentations that embrace the theme of ‘ART’ or ‘art’ in science and engineering.

EPSM 2017 begins with the Welcome Reception on Sunday 29 October and closes late afternoon on Wednesday 1 November. A standalone workshop is being planned for Thursday 2 November. As in previous years the EPSM conference will be preceded by a Summer School organised by the ACPSEM.

 


IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
 21st-28th October 2017
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The IEEE NSS/MIC is a well-established meeting that has continuously provided an exceptional venue to showcase outstanding developments and contributions across the nuclear and medical instrumentation fields. This conference brings together engineers and scientists from around the world to share their knowledge and to gain insight and inspiration from others. The conference will include a distinguished series of short courses, relevant refresher courses, and workshops that will address areas of particular interest.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
Mon 30 Oct – Wed 2 Nov 2017
Royal Marsden Hospital & Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, London, UK

This 3-day course gives an introduction to methods and applications of biomedical Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy, assuming no prior knowledge. It is intended for NHS physicists who deal with MR in a clinical setting, and for scientists (such as postdocs and PhD students new to the field) performing research in the field of in vivo NMR. It includes lectures, small group tutorials, and a demonstration on a clinical MRI system.

 


 

Course 1                Mon, 30 Oct – Wed, 1 Nov 2017              Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (MRI)

Course 2                Wed, 22 – Fr, 24 Nov 2017                       Ultrasound Imaging

Course 3                Tues, 20 Feb 2018                                    Image Theory, Perception and Processing

Course 4                Wed, 21 Feb – Fri, 23 Feb 2018                Diagnostic Radiology and CT

Course 5                Tues, 13 – Fri, 16 Mar 2018                       Nuclear Medicine

 

The course provides the necessary physics background that underpins day-to-day medical imaging physics activities. It is aimed primarily at new entrants to the profession, but should be of benefit to postgraduate students, postdoctoral research workers, physicist-managers, representatives of allied commercial organisations and anyone wishing to deepen or re-establish their understanding of the physics of medical imaging.

 


 

 

 17th Asia Oceania Conference of Medical Physics and 38th Annual Conference of Association of Medical Physicists of India
 4th-7th November 2017
 SMS Medical College and Hospitals, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

 
The 17th Asia Oceania Conference of Medical Physics and 38th Annual Conference of Association of Medical Physicists of India is going to be held at SMS Medical College and Hospitals, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India from 4th to 7th November 2017. The theme of the conference is 'advances in medical physics: shaping the future of modern healthcare'


Radiotherapy Physics Course: (Radiation Dosimetry, Imaging for Radiotherapy, Treatment Planning and Patient Specific Dosimetry)
7-11 November 2017
Suttton

This course provides a practical and theoretical background to Radiotherapy with its main focus on Radiotherapy Physics aspects. The course is aimed at recently qualified radiotherapy physicists and includes an MSc module for students at Kings College, London. However, the course should also be invaluable to PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, newly specialising clinical oncologists, radiotherapy engineers, radiographers, manufacturers’ representatives and, in fact, anyone needing to deepen or update their understanding of this rapidly evolving field. The faculty is composed of physicists, clinical oncologists and radiographers, many of whom are internationally renowned for their expertise. Saturday workshops and demonstrations are included.


UK Mammography Physics Group
Date: 9th November 2017
Location: Birmingham

The UKMPG is an informal users group consisting of physicists and technical officers involved with the application of physics to mammography.  The annual meeting welcomes submissions of proffered papers on mammography.
We currently boast over 150 members, mainly from the UK, but including countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, France and USA.
The group is independent of any professional organisation or manufacturer and is run by its members, which means we can be open and honest about our findings and opinions.


Robocare: A multidisciplinary view of practical and ethical
Monday 4 December 2017
Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON

This 1 day meeting will bring together leading practical experts in the field of robotics to discuss how their advances can contribute to patient care and the ethical issues of replacing caregivers.

 


Image guided brachytherapy course 2018
Thursday 18-Friday 19 January 2018
Mount Vernon Hospital, London

The course covers the clinical indications for and the delivery of brachytherapy for all tumour sites. There is an emphasis on the implementation of image guided brachytherapy with practical workshops providing delegates the opportunity to consolidate their skills.

 


 

Accelerator Design, QA, Radiobiology, Brachytherapy & Radiotherapy Verification Imaging
6-10 March 2018
Chelsea

This course provides a practical and theoretical background to Radiotherapy with its main focus on Radiotherapy Physics aspects. The course is aimed at recently qualified radiotherapy physicists and includes an MSc module for students at Kings College, London. However, the course should also be invaluable to PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, newly specialising clinical oncologists, radiotherapy engineers, radiographers, manufacturers’ representatives and, in fact, anyone needing to deepen or update their understanding of this rapidly evolving field. The faculty is composed of physicists, clinical oncologists and radiographers, many of whom are internationally renowned for their expertise. Saturday workshops and demonstrations are included.

 


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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