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 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.

Immersive Technologies for Healthcare
19 November 2018 - 13:00-20:00
IET London: Savoy Place

The Institution of Engineering and Technology and Immerse UK present their partnership event entitled, “Immersive Technologies for Healthcare”, which will take place at IET London: Savoy Place on the 19 November 2018.
Bringing together an interdisciplinary community across academia, creative industries, and clinical practitioners, this event will highlight some of the UK’s most exciting work in immersive technologies across medical, mental and behavioural healthcare.
Throughout the day participants and speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities for stakeholders within the community and share their own knowledge and experiences. Together we will explore ways to develop possible new pathways to support, testing and distribution and encourage more creative cross-industry collaboration

Medical Devices and Data: Future-proofing Health & Care
22 November 2018 - 17:00-22:00
Cambridge - The Bradford Centre

The IET Think BIG Series event entitled, “Medical Devices + Data: Future-proofing health & care”, organised with the support of the Eastern Academic Health Science Network and Medcity, will take place in Cambridge on the 22 November 2018. 
The event will bring together leading scientists, engineers, opinion formers, politicians, thought leaders and the media to discuss the opportunities and challenges that big data and Medical devices present. Medical devices are indispensable for health care delivery, but that their selection, regulation and use present enormous ethical and practical challenges. We hope to learn, discuss and understand the achievements that have been made in the field and to explore the challenges that still lie ahead.
Hear from leading figures on the latest tech solutions, visionary speakers from industry and academia, as well as tech entrepreneurs and much more. Engage in thought-provoking debate, case studies, keynotes and workshop discussions that will equip you with the right skills and knowledge to understand the current landscape.



The fifth Proton Physics Research and Implementation Group (PPRIG) workshop 
National Physical Laboratory 
Thursday 7th and Friday 8th February, 2019

The ​aim ​of ​this ​2-day ​workshop ​is ​to ​initiate ​discussions ​between ​experts ​in ​the ​field ​of ​proton ​therapy ​physics; ​develop ​links ​and ​collaborations; ​as ​well ​as ​to ​inform ​relative ​new ​comers ​to ​the ​field, ​providing ​access ​to ​a ​network ​of ​experts. ​

The ​fifth ​Proton ​Physics ​Research ​and ​Implementation ​Group ​(PPRIG) ​workshop ​will ​be ​held ​at ​the ​National ​Physical ​Laboratory ​on ​the ​7th ​and ​8th ​of ​February ​2019. ​

Abstracts ​are ​invited ​to ​be ​submitted ​for ​both ​oral ​and ​poster ​presentation. ​Students ​with ​accepted ​oral ​or ​poster ​presentations ​will ​have ​a ​discount ​registration ​fee ​of ​£50. ​Further ​details ​of ​the ​workshop ​will ​be ​available ​through ​the ​website ​of ​the ​Proton ​Physics ​Research ​& ​Implementation ​Group ​(PPRIG) ​in ​the ​very ​near ​future. ​

Early ​bird ​delegate ​registration ​(including ​workshop ​dinner) ​until ​30th ​November ​2018 ​£200 ​incl. ​VAT ​
Delegate ​registration ​(including ​workshop ​dinner) ​until ​9th ​January ​2019 ​£300 ​incl. ​VAT ​
Student ​registration ​(including ​workshop ​dinner) ​if ​abstract ​is ​accepted ​for ​oral ​or ​poster ​presentation ​£50 ​incl. ​VAT 


 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.

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 by February  12th 2019. A retiring collection will be taken  with a suggested donation of £5.



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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