The role of Science and Engineering in shaping the future of Healthcare

MPEC 2019 took place at the Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel, Monday 23rd - Wednesday 25th September. 

A full copy of the Programme can be found here. 

This year we had a very exciting programme with the theme of ‘the role of science and engineering in shaping the future of Healthcare’. We had sessions exploring the future for workforce development, whilst also looking into service improvement. The conference provided a comprehensive scientific programme covering the most recent advances in physics and engineering in healthcare. The conference offered some exceptional invited talks, educational sessions, posters and an exhibition. 

Keynote Session on Health Science Strategy
The opening session of the conference, covered the health science strategy, offering a UK wide Perspective with talks given from representatives Dame Sue Hill - NHS England, Rob Orford - Welsh Government and Karen Stewart - Scottish Government.

Journal Prize Winners
We heard talks from the Roberts’ Prize for best paper published in Physics in Medicine and Biology in 2018, Dr Sonja Schellhammer from OncoRay - National Centre for Radiation Research in Oncology and also from the winner of the Martin Black Award for best paper published in Physiological Measurement in 2018, John Prince. 

Two interesting workshops being delivered on members day
On members day we held two fantastic workshops;
• Being an effective ally session: how medical physicists and clinical engineers can support LGBTQ+ and people from other minority groups.
• Environmental Sustainability

Plenary Talks
We were fortunate enough to have plenary talks from a wide range of invited speakers such as Francis Duck DSc MB, giving his talk ‘In search of Edith Stoney’ and Vivienne Parry, OBE giving her talk on members day.

Future workforce development session
The focus of MPEC this year was the role of science and engineering in shaping the future of healthcare, as such we were delighted to welcome a range of invited speakers such as former IPEM President Professor David Brettle and Professor Berne Ferry.  

We held a poster viewing session on Tuesday the 24th September, where delegates were able to discuss the posters with the authors. 

MPEC 2020
Coming up in 2020 it is our biennial radiotherapy meeting alongside MPEC, further announcements coming soon.

A big thank you to our 2019 exhibitors 

  • Cineon Training 
  • Oncology systems Limited (OSL)
  • UKAS
  • IoP Publishing 
  • PTW UK 
  • Phoenix Dosimetry Ltd
  • Varian
  • Oncology Imging Systems Ltd (OIS)
  • Vertec Scientific Ltd 
  • Bartec
  • Raysearch UK Ltd

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