New developments in radiotherapy quality assurance

7 November 2017

Newcastle upon Tyne

Organised by IPEM's Radiotherapy Special Interest Group

Does your QA system minimise the chance of failure of treatment? Does it target the most likely points of failure in the radiotherapy process? Quality Assurance is paramount when failures could cause significant harm to patients, and IPEM's 2017 update to report 81 gives recommendations on how to ensure quality in the radiotherapy process. This meeting is an opportunity to discuss all aspects of QA in the radiotherapy process including pre-treatment imaging, treatment planning, treatment delivery, verification imaging, brachytherapy, high dose and high dose-rate exposures, function-based and process-based testing, automated and manual testing, manufacturer's and in-house tests.     

Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the issues to consider in designing and upgrading QA systems in radiotherapy
2. Awareness of national best practice in radiotherapy QA  


Target audience

Radiotherapy Physicists  


Programme
Download the latest provisional programme and poster list here.  
Download abstracts of papers to be presented at the conference here
Download invited speaker biographies here.  

Registration
 
On-line registration is now open. To book your place, click the 'Book Now' button below and then either log-in (members and registered users) or register (new users only)

IPEM member: £155
IPEM member trainee: £130
IPEM member technologist: £115
IPEM member student/retired/non-salaried: £85
Non-member: £205

Please note there is a £20 discount on these prices if booked up to 4 weeks in advance.
Full prices apply from 10th October 2017
Registration deadline: 24th October 2017

Venue
This conference will take place at The County Hotel in central Newcastle upon Tyne, directly opposite Newcastle train station. 
Full address:  The County Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 5DF
For map and directions, or to book a hotel room, visit the hotel's website.  
Special rates agreed with the hotel of £79 B&B for a single room or £89 B&B for a double or twin room. Contact the hotel directly and mention you are attending our conference.


Contact/Queries
If you have any queries, please 
email the IPEM conference team or tel: 01904 550598. 


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