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. However please note the decision to include your advert on here is taken by IPEM at our discretion. It is our policy that we do not advertise events where there is a direct clash with IPEM organised events.


Healthcare Technologies Student and Early Career award    

The Healthcare Technologies Network offers three reputable awards open to Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students, as well as early-career professionals.
These have been designed to encourage and support the work and research of academics and newly qualified professionals in healthcare, medical and biomedical engineering arenas.
Apply today for the opportunity to:

  • win cash prizes and one year’s free membership to the
  • present your work amongst experts from industry and academia
  • raise your profile.

Winners will also be invited to present their work to a prestigious audience at our Annual Healthcare Lecture 2020 at IET London: Savoy Place in October.

Deadline for entries: 31 July 2020


RPS Training Course (Diagnostic X-Ray and Veterinary) 
Date: 3 April 2020
Venue: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS FT

A one-day course aimed at new Radiation Protection Supervisors working with x-rays, and existing RPSs with little formal training. The course will cover legislative requirements under the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 including employer’s responsibilities, Local Rules and the role of the Radiation Protection Supervisor. For part of the day, optional parallel sessions will focus on the role of the RPS in a veterinary setting.

You can register here


SRP Annual Conference
28 – 30 April 2020

Practical radiation protection: innovation and challenges for 2020 and beyond.
The last few years have seen a variety of changes and challenges in the RP community with the implementation of the 2013 EURATOM Basic Safety Standards into UK legislation and the impact of BREXIT. The focus is how we address these challenges from a practical stand point, and how implementation has worked for example:

• Medical sector - has the revision to IRRs including changes to the new eye lens dose, IR(ME)R and CDG changed the practice of RP in hospitals?
• Nuclear Sector - for compliance with REPPIR, how does an RPA argue SQEP to deal with a site emergency when the highest activity experienced is 1 Bq/cm2 alpha on a foot?
• Oil and Gas industry - how have changes involving NORM affected work and disposals of waste arisings?
• Has Brexit impacted foreign students attending UK universities and R&D at establishments such as JET?
• Has the cost associated with notification etc, meant schools no longer teach with radioactive sources when discussing half life and shielding?
• What future RP challenges does the future hold with the development of the UKs Geological Disposal Facility and development of Small Modular Reactors.

This conference intends to address these and other concepts from a practical standpoint with presentations from across all areas of the RP community, from the medical field to non-nuclear with speakers with experience as RPAs, RWAs, regulators, instrumentation and dosimetry experts .


PORTFOLIO - The BIR/DMC Radiology Reporting "Hands-On" HRCT
London
29th April 2020  09:00 AM - 05:00 PM 

After a sell-out event in 2019, this event is back again in London for 2020!
Educational aims:

To become familiar with common patterns of diffuse lung disease
To understand the relationships between radiological patterns and the likely pathological processes
To develop a systematic approach to HRCT interpretation in diffuse lung diseases
To become familiar with typical and atypical appearances of specified diffuse lung diseases

More information available here. 


Radiation Biology and Modelling
National Physical Laboratory, Teddington 

Practical and theoretical course on radiobiology and modelling to support clinical/research staff working in radiotherapy and related fields.

Learning outcomes
Develop a fundamental, theoretical and practical understanding of all aspects of clinical and pre-clinical radiation biology.
Familiarity with radiobiological models and their use in creating radio-biologically optimized treatment plans
Appreciation of the technical challenges and considerations involved in radiation biology experimentation
Awareness of/training in computing tools (free software) designed to complement radiotherapy treatments

More information available here. 


ICIS Masterclass in Oncological Whole Body MRI  
London, 1 May 2020CPD Points: 6   

This one-day, work-station based teaching course will highlight the application of WB-MRI in cancer. Designed for radiologists interested to learn the daily application of WB-MRI in clinical practice. 

Learning objectives

  • To learn how to perform and read WB-MRI scans for disease detection and response assessments.
  • To understand how WB-MRI can help maintain health by early disease detection and disease characterisation.
  • To discuss guidelines and benefits ofWB-MRI in multiple myeloma.
  • To discuss benefits of WB-MRI in prostate and breast cancer assessments compared to conventional imaging and PET/CT techniques.


Irish SRS & SBRT Symposium 
7/8 May 2020 
HERBERT PARK HOTEL DUBLIN 2


This symposium aims to increase the awareness and knowledge of the indications and techniques of intra-cranial SRS and extra-cranial SBRT, at a time when an expansion of SRS/SBRT activity is planned across Ireland and the European Continent. This two-day, fully interactive educational program will cover some of the fundamentals and advanced concepts of SRS/SBRT, technological challenges, quality assurance and patient safety, and the present and future clinical applications. Interactive workshops on treatment planning, respiratory motion analysis and multimodality imaging for intra-cranial planning will be run during the symposium. 

The symposium faculty has significant links with the academic and research world, both nationally and internationally, as well as Trans-European experience. The target audience includes Radiation Oncologists, Medical Physicists, Radiation Therapists, and allied health professionals, as well as Neurosurgeons, Medical Oncologists and Researchers. 

This event is jointly organized by Beacon Hospital, St Luke's Institute of Cancer Research and Hermitage Medical Clinic. EACCME,ESTRO EFOMP, IIRT accreditations applied 

Abstract Submissions is open for the poster exhibition. Closing date for Applications is April 1st 2020. www.irishsrsandsbrtsymposium.com  

Thanks to our generous sponsors, this year registration for the symposium is complementary. 



CANCER RESEARCH UK BRAIN TUMOUR CONFERENCE 
12–14 MAY 2020 | LONDON 



After our highly successful meeting in 2018, the Cancer Research UK Brain Tumour Conference returns to London in 2020. Join us for another stellar line-up of international experts from brain tumour research and allied disciplines, and stimulating sessions designed to spark new opportunities for collaborative research. 
Hear from last year’s speakers
Our scientific steering committee have curated a programme guaranteed to generate fresh insights and scientific debate. 
Themes include: 
• Synaptogenesis and glioma
• Tools to manipulate the nervous system
• Stem cells and the developmental origins of brain tumours
• Neuroimmunology and therapeutic opportunities
• Understanding the microenvironment and new therapeutic opportunities
• Biology and omics for precision medicine

 

The conference will unite the brightest minds in cancer research to discuss and debate some of the greatest issues in the field. Our multidisciplinary programme combines expertise from across the breadth of brain tumour research, together with insights from allied disciplines, to spark new opportunities for collaborative research.

Although survival rates for most cancers have shown an encouraging upward trend, the fearsome complexity of the brain, and the plethora of different disease subtypes, has left brain tumour survival languishing at the bottom of the table.

Our intention is to provide a stimulating environment where scientists from across the research pipeline can showcase new discoveries, spark new collaborations, and create the synergy needed to accelerate progress for patients.


Third Annual Peter Wells Memorial lectureA joint public lecture organised by the IET, IMechE and IPEM
IET London: Savoy Place, 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL                               

 

The Third Annual Peter Wells memorial will be given by Dr Kianoush Nazarpour, a Reader in Biomedical Engineering at Newcastle University. Kianoush has a poignant connection to the significance of this lecture as Peter Wells was his external PhD examiner.
The talk will centre around prosthetic hands, with deep learning and EMG based control loops, and is using these in the NHS

Reasons to attend:

  • Meet members of other organisations, with similar interests
  • Expand your knowledge of prosthetics and implementation
  • Peter Wells was the external PhD examiner for Kia


BIR - Paediatric radiology for the general radiologist
15th May 2020, London

 

With a national shortage of paediatric radiologists, the task of diagnostic imaging often falls on the shoulders of a radiologist with a broad scope of practice. This broad based teaching study day is designed with this radiologist in mind, covering a wide range of topics.

This event will be suitable for general radiologists, paediatric sonographers as well as other healthcare professionals and those with an interest in paediatric radiology.


BNMS Spring Meeting 2020
18 - 20th May at the ACC, Liverpool

Highlights include: Bootcamp, proffered papers, Commercial Exhibitor, Dedicated Industry Session, Poster Presentations, Prizes and Awards, Social Events, President's Reception, Awards Dinner and After party.

Sessions including: Update on PSMA, SPECT/CT Quantification, Cardiac, Thyroid, Prostate Theragnostics, ABC Imaging – Recent Advances, Brain, Artificial Intelligence, Radiomics, Dementia & Urology, Accreditation & RTN Advance Practice

You can submit an abstract here. 

You can register here.


King’s College London Course on Simultaneous PET-MR: Science and Practice 2020
20th -22nd May 2020 at St Thomas' Hospital 

Professor Alexander Hammers and Professor Andrew Reader are  the course directors.
They offer a three-day CPD approved course 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.


GI imaging update organised by the BIR Scottish Branch 
29th May 2020, Edinburgh

 

This one-day event will cover various aspects of gastrointestinal imaging including diagnosis of common pathological conditions through utilising different imaging modalities. It will highlight several new diagnostic strategies and imaging modalities related to the gastrointestinal.
 
It is suitable for radiologists – both consultants and trainees – as well as for allied health professionals with an interest in the area such as radiographers.
 
Educational aims:
To keep updated on the current knowledge in diagnostic gastrointestinal radiology
To keep up-to-date with emerging diagnostic strategies
To provide an overview of image guided intervention in the gastrointestinal



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.


ICIS - FREE MEETING: The Wizardry of Artificial Intelligence 2.0: AI and Machine Learning in Cancer Imaging
Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
18 - 20 June, 2020 

• Jointly presented by the International Cancer Imaging Society and the Champalimaud
• CPD points: 12
• Registration is FREE for this three day meeting.  All attendees will receive CPD and CME points, accreditation has been applied for.
• Call for Abstracts - please submit by 3rd April

 

 


THE OSWESTRY ORLAU GAIT COURSE 
24-26 June 2020
 

 

Venue: 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: https://www.orthopaedic-institute.org/the-oswestry-orlau-gait-course-24-26-june-2020.html
For information: sian.jones36@nhs.net


 

Transport of Radioactive Material 
Date: 9 July 2020
Venue: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS FT

This is a short course covering the essential requirements for staff involved in the process of transporting radioactive materials, including those consigning radioactive material for transport.

You can register here


Course:  ERASMUS Basic MRI Physics 2020
Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee, 21-25 September 2020
 

Synopsis:  This one-week ERASMUS module provides delegates with a sound understanding of the basic physics of MRI. The course format includes lectures and supervised tutorial Q/A sessions – covering everything from basic NMR, T1 and T2, through to advanced neuro, body and cardiovascular applications.  No previous knowledge of MR physics is assumed.  Two social events are also included as part of the registration fee. The University of Dundee will award a certificate to successful candidates, and 20 CME credits will be applied for.  A full course programme can be found at: www.emricourse.org/basic_2020.html.

 


RCR2020
5–7 October at the ACC, Liverpool
 

RCR2020 is being held on Monday 5 October to Wednesday 7 October 2020. The conference will run four dedicated radiology and oncology lecture streams, two workshop streams and three outstanding plenary lectures. Our abstract competitions are held as part of RCR2020 and submissions are open until Monday 6 April 2020. It will be held at the ACC in Liverpool, L3 4FP and the link to the website is: https://www.rcr.ac.uk/college/rcr2020.

 


 

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.          


Scientist Training Programme ‘Train the Trainer’ TP TTT dates:
 
18th June 2020 in Exeter
1st October 2020 in Croydon
5th November 2020 in Leeds
 
This event will include the following topics:
 
• the aims and structure of the STP
• role and responsibilities as a STP training officer
• training planning for your trainee
• learn about assessing competencies and giving feedback
• use the functions and features in the STP e-portfolio OneFile
• supporting your trainee throughout the programme
• You will also have the opportunity to network with colleagues from your own, and other STP specialties, giving you the chance to exchange ideas and good practice.
 
Venues are yet to be confirmed. Places will be prioritised for those who are new to the role, and are on a first come first served basis.
 
If you are a workplace Supervisor  or Training Officer who is new to role and are interested in attending any of the events, please email us on nshcs.assessment@hee.nhs.uk


Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme ‘Trainer the trainer’ dates:
 
7th May 2020 in Birmingham
26th November 2020 in Sheffield
 
This event will include the following topics
 
• HSST supervisor role and responsibilities
• understanding and using the e-Portfolio to facilitate training and evidence achievement
• annual review of progression and programme completion
• supporting your trainee
• the completion process
• There will also be an opportunity to participate in theme-based workshops on
• developing and maintaining a training plan to monitor progress
• work-based activities, exemplars of evidence against the 5 domains (16 standards) of the HSST
• 
A venue are yet to be confirmed. Places will be prioritised for those who are new to the role, and are on a first come first served basis.
 
If you are a workplace Supervisor or Training Officer who is new to the role and you are interested in attending any of the events, please email us on nshcs.assessment@hee.nhs.uk

 



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 Institute of Cancer Research Various Courses  

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years.

They also run various courses on Radioactive Waste Advisers Training, Physics of Medical Imaging and Radiation Protection Training  a list of these, along with the registration form, can be found on their website here.



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