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.  


The 2019 BSHR Annual Lecture 
Liz Beckmann and Stephen Golding   7pm, 18th February 2019 
Governors’ Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital

 

Godfrey Hounsfield proved that the boy from the farm could do anything. With limited formal education, working with restricted resources and with limited support he proved the concept that became the CT scanner. Little could he have dreamt of the impact that this would have on medicine in the 2nd half of the 20th century.  This is the story of a gentle genius from his childhood on a farm to the impact of his invention the CT scanner on the world of medical diagnosis and patient management. Admission is free but tickets are required for entry. Please contact Dr Arpan K Banerjee at arpankb007@gmail.com by February  12th 2019. A retiring collection will be taken  with a suggested donation of £5.


Regulation of Medical Radiological Equipment
London (with Exhibition)
26 February 2019
  

This event has been organised by SRP's Medical Committee to explain the new regulatory responsibilities since the recent introduction of new UK radiation protection regulations.
View the draft programme of the day here.
Exhibitors:  If you would like to exhibit at this event, please email charlene.matthewman@srp-uk.org as soon as possible as places are limited.  The cost for an Affiliated Organisation is £420 plus VAT.


New Diagnostic and Therapy Cancer Advances for  Prostate, Breast, Thyroid, Neuroendocrine and more
20th March 2019,
London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London NW3 3ST

This meeting is an update by recognised experts highlighting advances of nuclear medicine imaging and radio-isotope targeted therapies i.e. theranostics in cancer.  Particularly exciting are the developments in prostate and potentially breast and renal cancers and the meeting includes a presentation of the pipe-line of new therapies. There will also be a dedicated session to the current and future placement of selective internal radiotherapy.

 


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


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


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.


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.


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.  


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. 


 

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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