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.


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:


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:



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.          

Metabolomics Data Processing and Data Analysis  
12 October - 6 November 2020 

This online course explores the tools and approaches that are used to process and analyse metabolomics data. You will investigate the challenges that are typically encountered in the analysis of metabolomics data, and provide solutions to overcome these problems. The course is delivered using a combination of short videos, articles, discussions, and online workshops with step-by-step instructions and test data sets. We provide quizzes, polls and peer review exercises each week, so that you can review your learning throughout the course.

The material is delivered over a four week period, with an estimated learning time of four hours per week. We support your learning via social discussions where you will be able post questions and comments to the team of educators and the other learners on the course. In the final week of the course there is a live question and answer session with the entire team of educators. If you do not have time to complete the course during the 4-week period you will retain access to the course material to revisit, as you are able. 

A Course in Radiotherapy Physics      
12 – 16 January 2021
Imaging for Radiotherapy, Radiation Dosimetry Treatment Planning,
and Patient Specific Dosimetry. (Sutton Site)

This course provides a practical and theoretical background to
Radiotherapy with its main focus on Radiotherapy Physics aspects.
The curriculum covers many aspects and each course includes
a workshop session on Saturday,
Included in the full cost of the course
are a set of lecture notes, a link to the presentations, lunches, refreshments, cheese & wine and a course meal in a local restaurant.

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

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


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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