Conferences and Courses of interest

Below is a list of Conferences, 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 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. 



Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Open day for trainee healthcare scientists in medical physics & clinical engineering
Saturday 6th January 2018 11 am—2 pm


Are you thinking about a career in Medical Physics or Clinical Engineering?
The Open Day is suitable for undergraduates in Year 2 and above, or graduates of a Physical Sciences/Engineering degree. We will also accept people interested in other STP specialisms if there is space.

To book a place please email Charlotte Porter on


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.

1st International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Health (AI4Health)
January 19 - 21, 2018
Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)


The workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Health - AI4Health 2018 - aims at bringing together researchers from academia, industry, government, and medical centers in order to present the state of the art and discuss the latest advances in the emerging area of the use of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing techniques in the fields of medicine, health care and wellbeing. AI4Health is expected to cover the whole range of theoretical and practical aspects, technologies and systems related to the application of artificial intelligence and soft computing methodologies to issues as machine learning, deep learning, knowledge discovery, decision support, regression, forecasting, optimization, and feature selection in the healthcare and wellbeing domain.

SMPE (European School for Medical Physics Experts) course:
Computed Tomography. Technology, Dosimetry, Optimization.
25-27 January 2018, Prague, Czech Republic


The EFOMP and COCIR (European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry) in collaboration with the Czech Association of Medical Physicists and the Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation of Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague would like to invite you to the next ESMPE CT 2018.

The school will be aimed at advanced tasks connected with Computed Tomography. The school will cover the main physics aspects of the CT technology, Dosimetry and Optimization. This edition is jointly organized by EFOMP and COCIR. Lecturers identifed by COCIR will give insides on the technical solution adopted by manufacturers in the relevant fields of CT dose reduction and optimization. This two-and-half day event will be accredited by EBAMP (European Board of Accreditation for Medical Physics) and is intended for practicing clinical Medical Physicists who are involved in Computed Tomography.


BIR Theranostics Series: Prostate Cancer
5th February 2018  08:30 - 17:30 (GMT+00:00) GMT
Venue:  The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, London W1G 0AE


Attend this course to discover an integrated approach of imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Our renowned international multidisciplinary faculty of expert oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians will provide a comprehensive overview of imaging technology and therapies. Attendees will develop their skills in the management of prostate cancer with talks covering radiological imaging, PET/CT, radionuclide therapy, early stage diagnosis and hormone sensitive advanced prognosis. There will also be opportunities for case-based discussions with our expert panel.

This meeting will be of interest to all nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, oncologists, onco-surgeons, trainees, clinical physicists, technologists and health-care managers.

This is first of the BIR Theranostics Series in collaboration with the Nuclear Medicine faculty from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Image Guided Radiotherapy in Clinical Practice Course (IGRT) 2018
Thursday 8th  – Saturday 10th February 2018
The Education and Conference Centre, The  Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Londo

This three day course is designed to help clinicians, physicists and radiographers develop and maintain for the clinical implementation of image guided radiotherapy.
The course has been awarded 19 RCR Category I CPD credits under The Royal College of Radiologists CPD scheme. In 2017 it received 20 CPD credit-points from The European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP).
The curriculum covers many practical aspects and includes hands-on practical sessions, image matching, QA and dosimetry.
We recommend a team of oncologist, physicist and radiographer from the same centre attend together. Included in the cost of the course are a set of lecture notes, an online link to access  the presentations, lunches, refreshments,cheese & wine event, and a course  evening meal.

Conference: 9th annual Irish association Physicists in medicine, Annual Scientific Meeting
Dates: 16th-17th February
Venue: City Hotel Derry/Londonderry  (Workshop in North West Cancer Centre)
Gala Dinner: Guildhall Derry
Theme: Advances in imaging for diagnosis and radiotherapy

The 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine will be held on Saturday, 17th February 2018 in Derry/Londonderry. The IAPM ASM organising committee are working hard to bring you an exciting and stimulating programme that builds on the success of previous years. Further information will be available in due course. Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous support for this event without which it would not be possible

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.

Event: MediSens Conference 2018
Date: 26-27 February 2018
Location: The Royal Marsden Hospital, London


Overview: MediSens provides a forum for discussions between the clinical and technical community, improving imaging technologies for cancer diagnosis and treatment. The meeting gives clinicians a chance to share their perspectives and find solutions from the medical physics and engineering community. Our speakers will present on a range of sensor technologies and development requirements for high quality, reliable imaging.

Discount for IPEM: 15% off ticket prices – use this link. Medical professionals can attend free of charge

CPD: 13 hours


National Training Scheme for Bone Densitometry course 2018

 Date: 6th and 7th March 18
Venue: Conference Aston, Birmingham

The National Training Scheme for Bone Densitometry is the only course that offers Certification in Bone Densitometry for healthcare professionals or clinical scientists. The scheme consists of a two-day lecture course on 'Bone Densitometry in Osteoporosis Assessment and Management' followed (at a later date) by an online examination and portfolio submission process, successful completion of which leads to Certification in Bone Densitometry providing operators with proof of their competence to perform bone densitometry measurements. 


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


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.


2018 National Diagnostics Forum
Wednesday 7 March 2018
Birmingham City Football Ground, Birmingham



Showcasing best practice from across the NHS diagnostic pathway, this national summit is a unique opportunity to learn how to drive forward standards for your diagnostics team, whether you manage a pathway or work specifically in one diagnostic area. The morning sessions will offer practical new approaches to your biggest challenges with educational presentations covering capacity and demand, how to develop your current workforce as well as giving you a chance to benchmark on a national level. You will then be given a choice of 4 afternoon workstreams, allowing you to drill down in to the specifics of your most challenging area:


Workstream 1: Improving Quality and Capacity for Radiology

Workstream 2: Enhancing Workforce Efficiency in Nuclear Medicine

Workstream 3: Progressing your Cardiac Physiology Service

Workstream 4: Building Adaptability in your NHS Audiology Service 

2018 International Conference on Medical Physicis in Radiological Oncology and Imaging
ICMPROI2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh
10th-12th March 2018


On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to inform you that the “3rd International Conference on Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology and Imaging (ICMPROI)-2018” will be held in Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM), Dhaka, Bangladesh from 10 to 12 March 2018. The conference will be organized by Bangladesh Medical Physics Society (BMPS), co-organized by Bangladesh Cancer Society (BCS) and Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Gono University, and  in co-operation with Nepalese Association of Medical Physicists (NAMP). Since 2000, Medical Physics in Bangladesh, particularly in Radiation Oncology and Imaging fields, had been started to develop and now it is in a sustainable phase where the further capacity building is certainly required. The theme of the conference is “Challenges Facing Cancer Treatment in the Developing Countries”. As a contribution to that, this conference is aiming to present and discuss current achievements and further activities on an international scale. According to the tradition of the previous ICMPROI in 2011 and 2014, we are working hard to prepare a conference agenda focused on educational workshops and scientific meetings, talks by eminent speakers, oral papers, posters, panel discussions, that will be meaningful and productive for all involved in the field Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

Meeting Dates: March 12-14 2018
Meeting Title: Fourth Conference on Precision Image-guided Small Animal Radiotherapy
Location of Meeting: Lisbon, Portugal

The conference, which will be held in beautiful Lisbon (Portugal), brings together various disciplines in the new field of image-guided precision radiotherapy for small animals. In a 2.5-day program various aspects of this developing field will be highlighted: cancer biology, radiotherapy side effects, novel radiotherapy strategies, synergy of radiation with drugs, development of novel irradiation technology, novel imaging methods, pre-clinical studies, translation strategies.

The conference aims to allow biologists, physicists, physicians and other scientists to exchange ideas on modern small animal pre-clinical radiation research. Manufacturers of modern animal irradiation and imaging equipment will actively participate in the meeting.

SRP Annual Conference 2018 – Southport
1 – 3 May, Southport Theatre and Convention Centre

As the UK legislative landscape for radiation protection changes due to the BSS implementation and 'Brexit' it is an ideal time to reflect on what has worked, what learning opportunities there are from what hasn't and as the impact of the revised legislation is revealed, what the future of radiation protection looks like going into the future.

Call for Abstracts

As well as invited speakers giving their expert views, we would like to invite members of the Society and non-members to submit presentation and poster abstracts. Final deadline for receipt of abstracts to be considered for oral presentation is 31st October 2017 and final deadline for receipt of poster abstracts is 15th March 2018 (please note that these cannot be considered for oral presentation if submitted after 31st October 2017). Please click the 'Submit an Abstract' tab above.

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Prague, 3-8 June 2018

This triennially organized joint meeting of medical physicists, biomedical engineers and adjoining health care professionals is a unique opportunity to liaise with your professional colleagues from all over the world, learn and share your knowledge, and discuss the latest research outcomes and technological advancements as well as new ideas in both medical physics and biomedical engineering field. Besides the purely scientific and technological topics, the 2018 Congress will also focus on other aspects of our professional involvement in health care, such as the education and training, the accreditation and certification, the health technology assessment or the patient safety.


Mellanby Course: Diagnostic tests for osteoporosis 2018
Day 1: Clinical Use of Bone Turnover Markers
Day 2: Identification of Vertebral Fractures
Please note delegates are invited to do EITHER OR BOTH of the days.
Date: 13th and 14th June 2018            
Venue: The Edge, Sheffield     

This two-day course applies the scientific knowledge and research expertise developed within the Mellanby Centre and within the National Osteoporosis Society to offer high quality training for clinicians, allied health professionals and laboratory scientists working in the field of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. The focus of the training is on two key topics: Bone Turnover markers (BTM) and Vertebral Fracture Identification and participants are able to sign up for a single day or both days. 


The 3rd Christie Advanced Radiotherapy Summer School
Monday 18th – Thursday 21st June 2018
Education Centre, School of Oncology, The Christie, Manchester, M20 4BX

The themes for each day will be:

-  Mon: Proton beam therapy

-  Tue: SABR/SRS

-  Wed: Novel & specialised radiotherapy

-  Thu: Adaptive radiotherapy


The course is designed as an integrated programme but one day attendance options are available.


The target audience is:  The school is deliberately aimed at a wide audience: radiographers, medical physicists and clinicians as well as those from a more academic environment who wish to learn more about this subject.


Contact e-mail:


CARS 2018 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
32nd International Congress and Exhibition
June 20 – 23, 2018
Hotel NH Collection Berlin Mitte Friedrichstrasse
Berlin, Germany


Main Themes:

• Medical Imaging

• Computed Maxillofacial Imaging

• Image Processing and Visualization

• PACS and IHE

• Telemedicine and E-Health

• Computer Aided Diagnosis

• Computer Assisted Radiation Therapy

• Image and Model Guided Therapy

• Personalized Medicine

• Surgical Navigation

• Surgical Robotics and Instrumentation

• Surgical Simulation and Education

• Computer Assisted Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgery

• Computer Assisted Head and Neck, and ENT Surgery

• Image Guided Neurosurgery

• Minimally Invasive Cardiovascular and Thoracoabdominal Surgery

• Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Intervention

• Digital Operating Room

• Human-Machine Interface

• Pathology Informatics

• Integrated Patient Care

• Tumor Boards

• Innovative Clinical Investigations


Deadline for abstract/paper submission: January 10, 2018

Expected number of attendees: 800
Expected number of exhibitors/sponsors: 20 



XIV European Association of Thermology Congress
Thermology in Medicine: Clinical Thermometry and Thermal Imaging
4th – 7th July 2018
National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, London

The EAT and the National Physical Laboratory are delighted to invite you to participate in the XIV EATCongress in Teddington, London, United Kingdom from 4th to 7th July 2018. The European Association of Thermology exists to promote, support and disseminate research in thermometry and thermal imaging in the fields of human and veterinary medicine and biology. We do this through our peer-reviewed journal Thermology International, regional seminars around Europe, and our flagship Congress, which takes place every three years. Following on from the most recent meetings in Porto (2012) and Madrid (2015), the Congress heads back to northern Europe for 2018 to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the United Kingdom. The EAT Board looks forward to welcoming you to NPL’s world class conference facilities in the summer
of 2018.



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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