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. 

 


EPSRC Image-Guided Therapy Network+ Meeting
Monday 16th October, 2017
University of Manchester

The Network+ aims to bring together UK specialists working in the field of image-guided therapies (IGT) to identify major challenges, enhance collaborations and promote relationships with industry stakeholders. The common goal is to translate clinical advances in IGT to achieve improved patient care. We are an open and growing community, currently with 223 members across 26 UK partner organisations.

To facilitate the long-term research aims we organise tri-annual Network+ events for members which tour our partner organisations. Our next meeting is hosted by Prof Marcel van Herk at the ​​​University of Manchester, Monday 16th October and we would be delighted to see you there.

If you would like to submit a request for membership you can do so through our ​​​Contact Page or by e-mailing the network co-ordinator Rahima Begum (rahima.begum@ucl.ac.uk) directly.

 


Institute of Engineering and Technology
1-day conference Artificial Intelligence for Better Patient Outcomes
18 October in Cambridge

Artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and machine learning all serve to interpret big data for an end goal. In healthcare, better patient outcomes are the great incentive.

With rapid advances in imaging, monitoring technologies, genome sequencing, etc., the amount of health information being gathered is overwhelming.

Being able to translate it quickly and accurately is vital for predicting the pattern of disease and identifying suitable treatment options for patients.

This exciting conference is essential for clinicians, academics and others already working in healthcare, but also engineers looking to apply their expertise from other industries to this rapidly advancing sector.

 


The CT User Group
Thursday 19th of October 2017
MShed in Bristol

The CT User Group (CTUG) is a UK based group for people with an interest in medical CT scanning. Our main aim is to share experience and knowledge relating to CT scanning with each other, as well as to provide an educational forum. Our primary interactions are via our meetings, which are held in locations all round the UK and are a great way to share knowledge, research work, projects and questions in an informal setting. The 19th annual meeting is being held at MShed in Bristol on Thursday 19th of October 2017.
For information on past meetings and to become a member of this group, please see www.ctug.org.uk. For further information about this year’s meeting please contact secretary@ctug.org.uk


Engineering & Physical Sciences in Medicine Conference 2017
29 October – 01 November 2017
Hobart, Tasmania , Australia

 

The theme for this year’s EPSM Conference is “Future of Medical Physics – ART and Science”. Planning is well underway for a comprehensive program offering exciting, innovative and creative presentations that embrace the theme of ‘ART’ or ‘art’ in science and engineering.

EPSM 2017 begins with the Welcome Reception on Sunday 29 October and closes late afternoon on Wednesday 1 November. A standalone workshop is being planned for Thursday 2 November. As in previous years the EPSM conference will be preceded by a Summer School organised by the ACPSEM.

 


IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
 21st-28th October 2017
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The IEEE NSS/MIC is a well-established meeting that has continuously provided an exceptional venue to showcase outstanding developments and contributions across the nuclear and medical instrumentation fields. This conference brings together engineers and scientists from around the world to share their knowledge and to gain insight and inspiration from others. The conference will include a distinguished series of short courses, relevant refresher courses, and workshops that will address areas of particular interest.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
Mon 30 Oct – Wed 2 Nov 2017
Royal Marsden Hospital & Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, London, UK

This 3-day course gives an introduction to methods and applications of biomedical Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy, assuming no prior knowledge. It is intended for NHS physicists who deal with MR in a clinical setting, and for scientists (such as postdocs and PhD students new to the field) performing research in the field of in vivo NMR. It includes lectures, small group tutorials, and a demonstration on a clinical MRI system.

 


 

Course 1                Mon, 30 Oct – Wed, 1 Nov 2017              Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (MRI)

Course 2                Wed, 22 – Fr, 24 Nov 2017                       Ultrasound Imaging

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.

 


 

 17th Asia Oceania Conference of Medical Physics and 38th Annual Conference of Association of Medical Physicists of India
 4th-7th November 2017
 SMS Medical College and Hospitals, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

 
The 17th Asia Oceania Conference of Medical Physics and 38th Annual Conference of Association of Medical Physicists of India is going to be held at SMS Medical College and Hospitals, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India from 4th to 7th November 2017. The theme of the conference is 'advances in medical physics: shaping the future of modern healthcare'


Laboratory Design - Who thought that was a good idea?!?
7th November 2017
The Francis Crick Institute, London

Who thought that was a good idea?! Laboratory design in new and refurbishment projects, including common radiation protection issues.

In the context of working with ionising radiations, this event explores the complexities of laboratory design, whether new builds or refurbishments, and the pitfalls that can trap the unwary.  If you are likely to become involved in laboratory design to some extent (or suspect you might be) this event aims to help you. It does this by drawing on the experiences of people from different perspectives who have been involved in laboratory design recently. This event may also be useful to RPAs who are asked for advice on RP issues in new laboratory designs.


 

 

Radiotherapy Physics Course: (Radiation Dosimetry, Imaging for Radiotherapy, Treatment Planning and Patient Specific Dosimetry)
7-11 November 2017
Suttton

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.


UK Mammography Physics Group
Date: 9th November 2017
Location: Birmingham

The UKMPG is an informal users group consisting of physicists and technical officers involved with the application of physics to mammography.  The annual meeting welcomes submissions of proffered papers on mammography.
We currently boast over 150 members, mainly from the UK, but including countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, France and USA.
The group is independent of any professional organisation or manufacturer and is run by its members, which means we can be open and honest about our findings and opinions.


Medical Physics Group: Symposium for Early Career Physicists
10th of November 2017
Institute of Physics London

On the 10th of November 2017, the Institute of Physics Medical Physics Group shall hold a symposium for Early Career Physicists to promote career development and networking opportunities. It is targeted at those at an early stage of their careers in the field of physics as related to medicine, or those changing career path or returning to their careers after a break. The symposium welcomes medical physicists from a broad range of careers, including those employed in hospitals, as clinical researchers, as academics and those in industry. The scope of medical physics encompassed by the meeting includes, but is not limited to, medical imaging, medical acoustics, biomedical optics, nuclear medicine, radiation safety and radiotherapy physics.

The meeting will combine technical talks by early career physicists, with open panel discussions and a question and answer session with physicists who have navigated the career ladder and those who provide advice, training and/or advocacy within the health services. Attendees should be aspiring to personal and professional career development in both themselves and in others. Participation in this interactive meeting will provide an opportunity to network across the breadth of Medical Physics and attendees should come away feeling inspired to further their career in the discipline.

  


Neuromonitoring UK scientific meeting in conjunction with British Scoliosis Society Annual Conference
Venue: ICC Birmingham
Thurs 30th Nov and Fri 1st Dec 2017

Following the success of the first joint NM UK/BSS meeting in 2015 NM UK are delighted to announce the next major meeting in conjunction with the BSS annual meeting.

The programme will follow similar format in that there will be some joint BSS/NM UK sessions as well as separate NM UK only sessions. We have invited some of our surgical colleagues to present at the meeting in addition to presentations from neurophysiological monitoring colleagues. There will also be IONM related company stands.

 

We are honoured to have Dr David MacDonald, an international speaker as our main speaker. He is a founding member and past president of International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology.

 

Registration via the BSS and is now open. Please ensure you select NM UK member/non-member as the registration type in order to gain access to the NM UK meeting. Please note the ‘allied health professional’ option will not give to access to the NM UK sessions.

 

To register for the NM UK/BSS meeting:             http://www.cvent.com/d/35qq52  


Robocare: A multidisciplinary view of practical and ethical
Monday 4 December 2017
Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON

This 1 day meeting will bring together leading practical experts in the field of robotics to discuss how their advances can contribute to patient care and the ethical issues of replacing caregivers.

 


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.


ESMPE (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.


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
n

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


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


 

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

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 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.


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.

 


 

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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