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 Lifecycle of Radionuclides in Medicine
Institute of Physics, London
7 June 2019


Please save the date for the upcoming joint meeting, organised by the Medical Physics Group and the Nuclear Industry Group. More details can be found here. https://www.iopconferences.org/iop/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=861568. Registration will open next week!

 

The event aims to bring together all strands of the lifecycle of nuclear medicine, allowing for interested researchers, clinicians, scientists, industry stakeholders and members of the public to get a better picture of this wide and varied field. Topics for discussion include:

• Production of relevant nuclides within reactors and accelerators. 
• The preparation of nuclides to be used as radiopharmaceuticals. 
• The techniques and uses of these species in medicine. 
• The safe disposal of radioisotopes.

The Medical Physics and Nuclear Industry Groups, believe this one-day event to be a rare opportunity for the varied topics related to the use of radionuclides in medicine to be presented and discussed in a high-level cross-sector manner. The event will also provide opportunities for current and future challenges in the field to be discussed.
Please forward this email to others who you think may find the event of interest.

We look forwards to welcoming you all at the IOP in London on the 7th of June

 


 

The 5th Annual Future of Medicine conference 
Savoy Place, London

11 June 2019

This conference will explore just how far the delivery of health and care has been improved by the availability of new technology, and what the latest predictions are by those working in the field of how medicine will really be practiced in the future. Supported by the IET Healthcare Technologies and and IET Robotics and Mechatronics TPN

 


 

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.


King’s College London Course on Simultaneous PET-MR: Science and Practice 2019
Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 June 2019 
St Thomas’ Hospital, London, SE1 7EH 

 

We offer a three-day course (CPD recognition applied  for) for the novel technology of PET-MR. The first day will review either PET or MR theory separately for people with a background in the respective other modality. We will then cover the new simultaneous PET-MR scanners in terms of technology and applications. There will be lectures, scanner visits, interactive Active Learning  sessions, workshops and sessions on reading scans together with clinicians. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate understanding for PET or MR (whichever the modality they were not familiar with before), the principles of PET-MR, its clinical and scientific uses,  with knowledge of opportunities and limitations.

Fees:          £595 Corporate,  £480 Non-corporate, £395 Internal, £275 Student

For more information/registration, please click here


OSWESTRY ORLAU GAIT COURSE 
26-28 June 2019  
Conference Centre, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

Target Audience:  Orthopaedic Consultants and Senior Trainees, Rehabilitation Doctors, Physiotherapists, Orthotists, Clinical Scientists and other Allied Healthcare Professionals with an interest in gait.


Aim:  This course will provide a unique insight into why we walk the way we do. Learn about normal gait and how impairments can impact on this pattern of movement. It will provide a mixture of lectures, practical workshops and patient case studies in small groups to help delegates understand and interpret video, 2-D video vector and 3-D gait analysis. A multi-disciplinary approach will give participants an awareness of how gait analysis can guide our management of mobility problems to improve patient outcomes.


Faculty:  Staff from ORLAU, Keele and Salford Universities who have significant experience in teaching gait both nationally and internationally.


Fee £350 to book:  Visit www.orthopaedic-institute.org or Email sian.jones36@nhs.net


 

Healthcare Scientist Conference 2019
1st July 2019
UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre

The Healthcare Science Conference hosted by the Southwest Lead Scientist Network will be held in Bristol on Monday 1 July 2019 at UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre.  The key themes of the plenary sessions are NHS England’s HCS Strategy, Leadership, Quality Accreditation, Training and Workforce.

For further details visit https://www.nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/component/k2/item/708-healthcare-scientist-conference-2019
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.  


BioMedEng 19
5-6th September 2019  
Imperial College London

 

The large number of BioMedEng science and technology themes on our website is reflective of the breadth and depth of our discipline and of the scope of attendees that we can expect: this twelfth meeting in the series follows on from last year’s successful conference at which we had over 500 delegates from 67 separate universities and 32 companies and other organisations. 

This congress truly has become the annual jamboree for all of those who consider themselves Bioengineers, Biomedical Engineers and Medical Engineers and so I invite you to join us in presenting your work and participating in what is sure to be another stimulating and enjoyable meeting. See you in London in September.


C3Bio/IBST Conference on Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices
University of Bath
9-10 September 2019


The Centre for Biosensors, Bioelectronics and Biodevices (C3Bio) at the University of Bath and the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology (IBST), Bristol welcome academics, industry, healthcare professionals, environmental agencies and other stakeholders to this conference on different aspects of biosensors, bioelectronics and biodevices. 
Registration fee: £50 
The event is free for staff and students of the University of Bath and the University of the West of England, as well as student presenters from the University of Bristol.
Exhibitors: £200, which includes a table, space for banners and 2 participants in the conference. 
Registration includes refreshments throughout the event, evening reception on the Monday, lunch on the Tuesday. 

 


THE EARLY DETECTION OF CANCER CONFERENCE
24–26 September 2019
Stanford University in sunny Palo Alto, California


The organising committee, led by Ashok Venkitaraman, Sharon Pitteri and Bree Mitchell, has put together an exciting and progressive agenda covering integrative early detection through multiple tehnologies; understanding susceptibility for early detection; looking for signals in the immune system and microenvironment; and making prognoses from early detection signals.

To support this, we have confirmed a stellar line-up of contributors including Denise Aberle, Jim Ford, Ruth Etzioni, Tony Ng, Antonis Antoniou, Tanya Stoyanova and George Hanna.

Registration and poster abstract submission is now open – places are limited so secure yours now

 

 


NAAE-28 Conference
Thursday 3rd of October 2019:

The theme of this years NORTHERN EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR ACCELERATOR ENGINEERS conference is Old and New Radiotherapy Technologies & Training

 

http://www.naae.se/conference-2019/


 

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. 

 


Radioactive Waste Advisers Training Course
21-23 October 2019

London

This course provides the theoretical background and training necessary for managing and giving advice on the use of sealed and unsealed radioactive sources in hospitals. 
The three-day course covers all aspects of legislation and safe practice in the medical uses of radioactive substances. As well as lectures, there will be workshop sessions which will help to reinforce the topics covered.

The course is at a level suitable for hospital physicists working in hospital radiation protection and is particularly suitable for those who wish to become Radioactive Waste Advisers.
For more information, please visit: https://www.icr.ac.uk/studying-at-the-icr/opportunities-for-clinicians/radiotherapy-and-imaging-training-courses/radioactive-waste-advisers-training-course

Early bird offer ends 6 September 2019

 


The Wonders of Hybrid Imaging and Molecular Radiotherapy
5 November 2019
London
                                                                                           


This event will provide an insight into current and future clinical issues for healthcare professionals working within molecular imaging and theranostics. Expert speakers working at the cutting edge of technology and practice will share their knowledge and experience with delegates. Exploration of new techniques, treatments and challenges will help nuclear medicine technologists, radiographers and other non-medical professionals to prepare for a bright future in nuclear medicine practice.

 

SoR member, SoR student member, and non-member rates are available. Visit the event webpage for more information and to book.

The Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Advisory Group (NMMAG) of the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) invite submission of posters from students, nuclear medicine trainees, clinical radiographers at all tiers, nuclear medicine technologists, service managers, research radiographers, educationalists, and other members of the multiprofessional nuclear medicine team to be presented at the event.

Abstract submission deadline is Sunday 30 June
For more information about the specific topic areas and guidance on how to submit, please visit https://bit.ly/2Sd9JSw


BIR Annual Congress 2019
Date: 7–8 November 2019
Venue: etc.venues County Hall, London

 

The BIR Annual Congress continues to get BIGGER and BETTER! Now at etc.venues County Hall with three exciting streams that offer a comprehensive programme on the latest innovations in imaging and treatment to medical imaging professionals and their senior management teams. 

Taking place over two days, the event provides excellent opportunities to meet delegates and network in an open and relaxed environment (including an opportunity to attend Congress dinner and networking drinks).

This year's streams include:

  • Imaging in obesity
  • Radiology errors and artificial intelligence
  • Management
  • Patient dose
  • Incidentalomas
  • Post-treatment imaging
  • Cases from the archives

Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest and passion for radiology, radiation oncology and the underlying sciences, including radiologists, physicists, radiographers, oncologists, physicians, radiation protection advisers and supervisors.


 


ICIS interactive Masterclass in Imaging of Prostate Cancer 
London, UK
8th November 2019

 

Learning objectives for this course:

  • To know in detail the pathologic states, problems of categorisation and clinical needs of patients in each clinical state in the prostate cancer pathway.
  • To understand how imaging can help meet clinical priorities and so promote the personalisation of care in the advancing prostate cancer pathway.
  • To show how next generation prostate imaging (multiparametric MRI & MR-directed biopsies) and whole body assessments (whole body MRI & PET/CT) with clinical      biomarkers, create opportunities to support and refine management pathways of patients.
  • To understand the prostate patient’s journey from suspected cancer to the advanced disease state using the framework of definable clinical states.

 


Practical and Theoretical Radiotherapy Physics Courses
5–9 November 2019:  Radiation Dosimetry, Treatment Planning and Patient Specific Dosimetry, to be held in Sutton.
3–7 March 2020: Accelerator Design, Radiobiology, Quality Assurance, Brachytherapy and Radiotherapy Imaging, to be held in Chelsea.

 

This course provides practical and theoretical education for the support of a modern radiotherapy physics service within radiotherapy. It is aimed primarily at recently qualified radiotherapy physicists, but should also be invaluable to post-graduate students, researchers, clinical oncologists, 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, clinicians and radiographers, many of whom are internationally renowned for their expertise. Saturday workshops and demonstrations make full use of the facilities of the Radiotherapy and Physics Departments of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. The course content is reviewed annually to reflect changes in practice and technology.


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

https://www.cuh.nhs.uk/medical-physics-and-clinical-engineering/medical-physics/radiation-protection

 


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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