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.  

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.

Eurpean Congress of Medical Physics
23-25 August 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark

Scientific Sessions
The Scientific Sessions at ECMP 2018, will be opened by a key-note speaker who will introduce the contributions selected for oral presentation. Please find below an update of established scientific sessions. Follow us for the next updates.

Subspecialty - Radiotherapy
August 23, 2018
Systematic evaluation of lung tumor motion using four-dimensional computed tomography,
Anna Bäck - Sweden

August 23, 2018
Automated inverse planning strategies for biological optimization: state of the art and future perspective, Lidia Strigari - Italy

August 24, 2018
Modern radiotherapy of localized prostate cancer, Pawel Kukolowicz - Poland
Subspecialty – Diagnostic Radiology- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
August 23, 2018
Challenges in Quantitative MRI, Gunther Helms – Sweden
August 23, 2018
Geometrical distortions in MRI, Ioannis Seimenis – Greece
Subspecialty – Diagnostic Radiology - Interventional Radiology
August 24, 2018
Patient dosimetry in Interventional radiology: concepts and tools, Annalisa Trianni - Italy
Subspecialty – Nuclear Medicine
August 24, 2018
Future trends of PET/CT technology, Soren Holm – Denmark
Subspecialty – Radioprotection
August 24, 2018
Implementation and practical experience with the new EURATOM Directive occupational dose limit to the lens of the eye, Colin Martin – United Kingdom

Plenary session
August 25, 2018
Deep Learning in Computed Tomography, Marc Kachelriess – Germany


IRMER update 2018
5 September 2018
Etc. venues St Paul’s, London


Building on the success of previous BIR IRMER updates, this event aims to provide an invaluable multi-disciplinary forum in which to hear about current practice and the directionof flow of IRMER. You will hear about the new working parties established to provide guidance on specific aspects of the new regulations – if you don’t know what they are – come along and find out! It provides the opportunity, in a single event, to consider the wide-sweep of IRMER from radiation safety culture to communicating with patients; and along the way hear about what happens when all the CQC inspectors converge on a single site. Come to this event to network with your colleagues in radiology, physics, and the various government bodies.
Educational aims: To provide information on the changing shape of IRMER and how it is to be applied in practice; including an opportunity to discuss the wider sphere of influence and involvement of IRMER

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 BIR/IDUG The future of molecular radiotherapy dosimetry
17th September 2018 in Oxford

Following two highly successful BIR/IDUG conferences in 2014 and 2016, this is an excellent opportunity to hear about the future of molecular radiotherapy dosimetry from an international faculty. There will be a poster session so that participants can present and discuss the work performed in other hospitals in addition to the talks. This conference would be useful for physicists, oncologists, radiologists, radiographers, and all people involved in molecular radiotherapy. The deadline for abstracts is 21 July. We are also offering 20% off this event until 31 July when using ‘SUMMER18’ at checkout.


Success of Satellites and Remote Working in Radiotherapy
27 & 28 September in London


This special event brings delegates the opportunity to attend two days of great lectures and speakers all focused around the success of satellites and remote working in radiotherapy. Delegates are given the choice to attend one day or both depending on their interests.  We are also offering 20% off this event until 31 July when using ‘SUMMER18’ at checkout.

Early Detection of Cancer Conference
2-4 October 2018
OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building, Portland, Oregon, US


OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Canary Center at Stanford, and Cancer Research UK are pleased to present the Early Detection of Cancer Conference 2018. The annual Conference brings together experts in early detection from multiple disciplines to share ground breaking research and progress in the field.

The Conference is part of a long-term commitment to invest in early detection research, to understand the biology behind early stage cancers, find new detection and screening methods and enhance uptake and accuracy of screening.

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. 


BIR Annual Congress 2018
Date: 1-2 November 2018
Venue: etc.venues St.Pauls


The BIR Annual Congress continues to grow. After a sell out exhibition in 2017, we are moving to a bigger venue - Etc. venues at St Paul’s - for 2018! We have also added a third stream of presentations, which will attract an even wider range of top health professionals and decision makers. Taking place over two days, the event provides excellent opportunities to meet delegates and network in an open and relaxed environment. There is also an informal evening event and networking drinks. This multidisciplinary event will appeal to anyone within radiology, radiation oncology and the underlying sciences, including radiologists, physicists, radiology managers, radiographers, oncologists, clinical scientists, physicians, radiation protection advisers and supervisors.

Further Information can be found here

2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference International
Convention Centre Sydney, in Sydney, Australia
10-17 November 2018


This conference is the premier gathering of experts in radiation detection instrumentation with its applications in nuclear science, medical imaging, and space. The synergy created by the joining of the NSS and MIC is significant as it is an ideal atmosphere for the exchange of knowledge, generation of new ideas, and application of radiation detectors among academics, engineers, medical physicists, and physicians. The 2018 international conference event marks the 65th meeting aimed at bringing additional research flavours by encouraging participation of new groups of people to create ideas leading to innovation in radiation detectors, signal processing, and imaging. The conference is of special interest to IEEE Region 10 scientists who will be able to participate and learn from the large and diverse group of people that regularly attend every year.


18th Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics (AOCMP) & 16th South-East Asia Congress of Medical Physics (SEACOMP)
Connexion Conference & Event Centre (CCEC), Nexus, Bangsar South City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 to 14 November 2018. 

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us at the 18th Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics (AOCMP) in conjunction with the 16th South-East Asia Congress of Medical Physics (SEACOMP), which will be held at Connexion Conference & Event Centre (CCEC), Nexus, Bangsar South City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 11 to 14 November 2018. 

AOCMP and SEACOMP are both important annual events in medical physics in the region. The objective of the congress is to gather the medical physics and allied health professionals in the region for the sharing of knowledge, expertise, scientific discussions, cultural exchange and medical technologies updates. This is the second time Malaysia is given the honour to host this event after year 2004. The congress is expected to attract more than 400 participants from the professions of medical physics, biomedical engineering, radiology, radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, radiation protection, biophysics, radiobiology and the related fields.

The theme for this conference is “A Sustainable Future for Medical Physics”. We have put forward a comprehensive scientific programme including orations, talks by eminent speakers, oral paper presentations, poster presentations, lunch symposiums, panel discussions and some pre-congress workshops that cover most of the disciplines in medical physics, i.e. diagnostic and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, radiation protection, radiobiology and new emerging techniques. We also look forward to promote collaboration between the various disciplines and our regional partners.

Towards Gender Equality in Physics 
12th November, Wesley Euston Hotel London

The Women in Physics Group and the Medical Physics Group invite you to this meeting celebrating and reviewing progress towards gender equality in Medical Physics, identifying that it is one of the few areas of physics where gender parity is being approached. We will hear from female medical physicists in the NHS, academia and industry, before discussing what it is about medical physics that fosters greater gender equality and whether these features can be used to inform diversity strategies within other fields of physics and STEM more generally.

IPEM Members can register at the reduced member rate.

For more details visit the IOP website.

7th Annual SPECT/CT Symposium
16 November 2018 in Birmingham

We are back this year with the 7th Annual SPECT/CT symposium in association with the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust. I have attached the flyer for you.
Educational aims:

•         To understand specific applications of SPECT/CT in various oncological and non-oncological applications
•         To develop best practice consensus: protocols and reporting scans
•         To define optimal patient management based on scan results/finding

We are also offering 20% off this event until 31 July when using ‘SUMMER18’ at checkout.


 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.




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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