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 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


 IRMER update 2019: Optimisation in clinical imaging
27th September 2019  09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

Building on the success of previous BIR IRMER updates, this event aims to provide an invaluable multi-disciplinary forum in which to hear about current practice and the direction of flow of IRMER. You will hear about the new working parties established to provide guidance on specific aspects of the new regulations – if you don’t know what they are – come along and find out!

It provides the opportunity, to consider the wide-sweep of IRMER from radiation safety culture to communicating with patients; and along the way hear about what happens when all the CQC inspectors converge on a single site.

Come to this event to network with your colleagues in radiology, physics, and the various government bodies.

Educational aim:
To provide information on the changing shape of IRMER and how it is to be applied in practice; including an opportunity to discuss the wider sphere of influence and involvement of IRMER


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/


RCR Lymphoma study day
1 October 2019

The Royal College of Radiologists, London

Led by Professor George Mikhaeel, this study day will provide an update on the latest evidence for radiotherapy indications and choice of optimal techniques with emphasis on the practical application of evidence, clinical examples and case discussions. The afternoon session includes a radiotherapy outlining workshop.


BAMRR  Annual Conference - Bournemouth on Saturday 5th October 2019.

Every October BAMRR holds an Annual Conference in locations all over the country to encourage learning, CPD and networking with other MRI Radiographers, MRI Physicists, Radiologists and MRI providers. Please find More information here.  


RPS Cardiff - Annual Radiation Protection Update Meeting 2019

 

This meeting offers a full update on radiation protection suitable for Radiology Services Managers, Radiation Protection Supervisors, Medical Physicists and all other radiation professionals working within the healthcare sector. Including speakers from Welsh Government, Healthcare Inspectorate Wales and the Health and Safety Executive. Invited speakers covering a range of topics such as the new Medical and Dental Guidance Notes, training of non-medical referrers, All Wales IR(ME)R procedures and experiences of an HSE inspection.


 MRI: Beyond the basics
11th October 2019  09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (GMT+01:00) Europe/London

This one-day event goes beyond the basics of MRI physics by closely mixing the explanation of advanced MRI concepts with real clinical examples. The speakers will discuss the clinical indications, principles, challenges and opportunities of the latest cutting-edge techniques provide. This event will cover imaging techniques including, but not limited to body, neuro and musculoskeletal.

This event is suitable for experienced MR radiologists, radiographers and physicists who already have a good understanding of the basic principles and clinical applications of MRI and who wish to understand the principles and practice of cutting-edge techniques in body, neuro and musculoskeletal MRI.

Educational aims:
To provide an understanding of the principles and practice of advanced MRI applications in body, neuro and musculoskeletal
To recognise the limitations of these advanced methods
To provide an update on MR safety


 RCR19 – oncology programme
14-16 October 2019
The ACC, Liverpool

• Living in interesting times: paradigm shifts in lung cancer management?
• Advances in management of oligometastatic and primary liver cancer
• Precision radiotherapy for biliary and pancreatic cancers
• Two radiotherapy planning outlining workshops
• 20% reduction in fees for trainees
• Dedicated trainee stream, focusing on imaging for radiotherapy planning workshop for oncologists


RCR19 – radiology programme
14-16 October 2019
The ACC, Liverpool

• 5 concurrent streams of lectures and workshops over 3 days
• A wide range of topics from expert speakers
• Topics include: Pitfalls in acute imaging, Lung cancer and TNM 8, MSK tumours
• 20% reduction in fees for trainees
• Dedicated trainee stream, focussing on cardiothoracic, vascular and intervention, sinonasal anatomy and pathology and the consultant interview


 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. 

 


3rd International Symposium on Functional Renal Imaging 
East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, UK.
October 15-17th, 2019

 

We warmly invite you to the 3rd International Symposium on Functional Renal Imaging in Nottingham. Please save the date.

The symposium will be held from 15th -17th October at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham, UK.

The symposium is designed to bring together scientists and clinicians from several disciplines, in a unique attempt to shape the future of renal functional imaging. It will provide an overview of cutting edge clinical and pre-clinical renal imaging techniques, and explore the clinical relevance of renal imaging, the future directions of renal functional MR, and the harmonization of these approaches with clinical applications.

We aim to provide a platform for engagement with colleagues and peers, and to foster the development of local, national and international collaborations to explore multi-disciplinary imaging approaches. The symposium is tailored to attract basic scientists, clinical scientists and clinicians from physiology, nephrology, radiology, internal medicine and related fields, as well as experts in imaging sciences and physics from all levels, ranging from students to advanced users and international experts.

We look forward to your participation.


 


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
Orthotic Management of Contractures: an ORLAU course
24 October 2019
Institute of Orthopaedics, Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry Shropshire

 

This course is an opportunity to learn how to use orthoses to manage contractures from the leading centre in the country. Our experienced multi-disciplinary team will describe the anatomy and physiology of contractures, identifying & measuring factors in their development, and how to apply orthotics as a means of treatment.  The evidence underlying treatment and the results of management will be presented. Hands-on sessions will give examples of devices from a wide range of manufacturers, and there will be demonstrations of measurement, manufacture and supply.

Target Audience: Orthotists, Physiotherapists, Clinical Scientists or Engineers, Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Doctors.

Delegate fee: £95, including lunch and refreshments.


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. 


Artificial Intelligence & Medical Physics Lecture
Tue, 12 November 2019, 18:30 – 21:30 GMT
King's College London - Waterloo Campus

King’s College London School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences in collaboration with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) has the pleasure to invite you to a thought provoking AI focused event.

Discover the impact of AI in society as experts discuss the future possibilities of artificial intelligence in healthcare and the role it will play for patients and hospitals.

Is it the global panacea we think it will be? Join our speakers from King’s College Hospital, NVIDIA and London Medical Imaging and AI Centre for Value Based Healthcare as they delve into these important issues and projects. You can download a flyer for the event here.

The lecture will be followed by a networking reception. Save the date and register now! Places are limited.


 BIR- Lung cancer imaging

Date: 15 November 2019

Venue: TBC, London

Register here

This one-day event will cover the evidence for screening, process of screening, pearls and pitfalls in detection, AI impact, management of nodules, management of incidental findings. It will also discuss who should be doing it i.e. chest or any radiologist. As quality assurance and credentialing is important, standards needed to be set will also be covered.
This event would be of interest to radiologists (consultant and trainee) as well as radiographers.
 
Educational aims:
To discuss the current multidisciplinary knowledge base regarding lung cancer diagnosis, including procedural techniques, management of complications and malignant pleural effusions, minimally invasive procedures, and optimal oncologic/radiotherapy options for patients with early and late-stage lung cancer
To capture new ideas on how to optimise the multidisciplinary conference approach to outstanding lung cancer care


RCR Skin meeting
9 December 2019
The Royal College of Radiologists, London

 Led by Dr Amarnath Challapalli, this event is aimed at Consultants and trainees in  oncology, dermatology and plastic surgery, this meeting will bring together national  experts to provide delegates with an update on the evolving and current treatment  strategies in the management of malignant melanoma and non-melanomatous skin  cancers (NMSC).


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!

 


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. 


Image Guided and Adaptive Radiotherapy in Clinical Practice Course 2020
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.

 


BNMS 48th Annual Spring Meeting 2020

ACC Liverpool 18th – 21st May

More information here.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 26th January 2020.

Update on PSMA, SPECT/CT Quantification, Cardiac, Thyroid, Prostate Theragnostics, ABC Imaging – Recent Advances, Brain, Artificial Intelligence, Radiomics, Dementia & Urology, Accreditation & RTN Advance Practice
Invited speakers confirmed:
Prof Anca. M Avram, Director of the Nuclear Medicine Therapy Clinic, University of Michigan, USA
Prof Mike Sathekge, Pretoria, South Africa
Prof Diwaker Jain, New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, USA
Highlights: Bootcamp, Proffered papers, Commercial Exhibition, Poster Presentations, Prizes and Awards, Social Events, President’s Reception, Awards Dinner & BNMS legendary after-party.


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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