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.

RCR The future of bladder cancer
12 December 2019
The Christie Education Centre, Manchester

 Led by Professor Annaya Choudhury, this packed and diverse programme offers a  fantastic opportunity to learn about the advances in imaging, treatment and rare  variants of bladder cancer.
 There will be the opportunity to take part in a contouring session before finishing  off  the day with a debate on the proposal: this house believes radiotherapy can cure  non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

MSK and spinal update organised by the BIR South West branch
17th January 2020
Southmead Hospital, Bristol

This one-day refresher course covers important topics relevant to daily practice in musculoskeletal and trauma radiology. This event will appeal to radiologists and other healthcare professionals. The event will aim to maintain their knowledge, clinical skills and meet their professional requirements for appraisal and revalidation purposes, as set by the General Medical Council and other healthcare regulatory bodies.

Register now to secure your place!

BTOG 18th Annual Conference 2020 - The Premier Thoracic Oncology Conference for the Multi-Disciplinary Team 
29th to 31st January 2020
Clayton Hotel, Dublin 

Join our 18th BTOG Annual Conference from 29th to 31st January 2020, Clayton Hotel, Dublin. 
With over 70 presentations, panel discussions, satellite symposia, subgroup updates and more. 
The 2019 Annual BTOG Conference was a great success attended by 921 attendees, speakers from 8 countries and 25 exhibition stands with over 200 exhibitors. 
The British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) is the multi-disciplinary group for healthcare professionals involved with thoracic malignancies throughout the UK and Ireland. 
The mission of BTOG is to support and educate healthcare professionals, creating a professional community to exchange ideas, information and innovation and to foster the development of research. 
Book early to avoid disappointment.
Please click here for further information and to register - 

BIR/BSHNI Head and neck imaging refresher course 2020
7th February 2020

Crowne Plaza, Newcastle 

Book by 15 December 2019 to take advantage of the early bird rate  


A one-day course as part of a three year rolling cycle providing a refresher in the imaging and investigation of head and neck pathology. Returning for its third year, the course will be focusing on soft tissues and thyroid imaging. The course aims to refresh and update knowledge in the common areas of practice for all practitioners whether specialist or generalists. 

Conference on Applied Radiation Metrology (CARM 2020)
14th - 16th January
National Physical Laboratory, Teddington

The Conference on Applied Radiation Metrology (CARM 2020) will be held at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK 14th-16th January 20120.

CARM is the latest in a series of annual three-day conferences run by NPL for the nuclear metrology community, bringing together expertise from nuclear medicine, the nuclear industry and environmental monitoring. The first day of this workshop (14th January) is dedicated to nuclear medicine and how we can address practical measurement challenges to support nuclear medicine clinics (along the lines of the previous NPL radionuclide calibrators user forum and nuclear medicine metrology meetings).

We hope this first day of the conference will be attractive to the UK nuclear medicine community and that it will promote some interesting discussions. The agenda for the meeting is currently being finalised but will include three nuclear medicine sessions on 14th January focused on Radionuclide standards, calibration and production, Quantitative Imaging and Dosimetry.

The Education and Conference Centre, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London - Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th February 2020


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 (EFOMP) The European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics. The curriculum covers many practical aspects and includes hands-on practical sessions, image matching, QA and dosimetry.


Incident reporting in radiology: Radiation incidents and near miss events across the UK
Date: 6 March 2020 
Venue: TBC, London

This event will provide an overview of radiology incidents and near miss events, including why errors occur, reporting, investigation and learning from errors.

The event hopes to address the following burning questions:

Why do errors happen?
What learning can be gained from the reporting and investigation of errors?
How can we prevent errors from occurring or re-occurring?
What learning can be shared to benefit all departments?
What are the multi-disciplinary roles involved in the investigation of a notifiable incident?


Educational aims:

To present the legislative requirements with regards to incident reporting under IR(ME)R
To provide education with regards to why errors happen and how future reoccurrences may be prevented
To learn from past incidents, local experience and identify transferable learning from radiotherapy
To discuss the CIB suggested radiology error taxonomy

Register now to secure your place! 


9-11 March 2020

The conference, which will be held in the great city of Munich, in the south of Germany, 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 such as Flash, 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.


If you are a scientist working in the field of precision radiotherapy or imaging with small animals, in particular for cancer, but also for other diseases, or if you use radiation injury to study certain phenomena, you should consider participating in this exciting conference to share your ideas and experience and expand your network. If you recently set up a small animal irradiation device or are considering acquiring one, you should not miss this unique opportunity. It will provide you with a wealth of useful information and facilitate the scientific exchange with other investigators in the field. If you are a physician interested in clinical translation of pre-clinical research, you shouldn’t miss this opportunity to present your ideas. Early registration is highly recommended because the number of participants is limited to 160, to stimulate discussion.

IGRT in contemporary radiotherapy
13th March 2020  09:00 AM - 05:00 PM 


Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) tools and protocols have changed considerably in recent years, with increasing use of volumetric and online IGRT techniques. This event will provide radiotherapy professionals with the information they need to understand best practice in the application of clinical IGRT. Image-guidance protocols for common clinical sites will be discussed and the evolving role of adaptive radiotherapy techniques described.

Where daily online IGRT is in use, the accepted methodology for margin calculation can be difficult to apply. We will present the new report from the BIR into this topic, and discuss how residual errors such as delineation error, deformation error, rotational variation, matching error amongst others can be measured and incorporated into a CTV-PTV margin formula.

More information available here. 


Head and neck ultrasound workshop
Date: 25 March 2020
Venue: British Dental Association, London

This one-day workshop focuses on ultrasound examination of the head and neck and is aimed at all ultrasound practitioners, including radiologists, sonographers and surgeons.

This interactive and practical workshop will be led by four consultant head and neck radiologists from a busy central London head and neck unit and will include live models and ultrasound machines.

The day will cover an intuitive approach to ultrasound of the head and neck that can be implemented in daily practice including approach to cervical lymph node, salivary, thyroid, laryngeal and oropharygeal ultrasound as well as intraoral ultrasound examination and FNA and core biopsy technique.

Educational aims:​

To provide a systematic approach to head and neck ultrasound to implement the correct method in clinical practice
To gain knowledge on the optimal FNA/core biopsy technique
To provide practical sessions with experienced radiologists to perfect technique and get feedback


Book by 31 December 2019 to take advantage of the early bird rate! 

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
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. 

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.

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.

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.


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


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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