Programme and Abstracts for 2018

If you would like to see what happened at MPEC 2018 you can download the programme and abstracts here:

Download the full conference programme here (updated 30th August)

Download the poster list here (updated 30th August)  

Download the abstract book here (updated 30th August)
Please note there will not be a printed abstract book at the conference, so please download this pdf version for reference.

Tuesday 18th September - Members' Day

18th Sept

Strand 1

Strand 2

Strand 3

09.15 – 09.30

Welcome from Professor Mark Tooley, IPEM President

09.30 – 10.30

Keynote session: Innovation

Speakers will cover the topic of innovation from University to industry, and how NHS innovation can be turned into reality. There will be time for questions and debate with the audience.

Prof Gary Green, former Director of the York Neuroimaging Centre 2004-2016 at the University of York and Chief Technology Officer of York Instruments

Paul Gaudin, CEO of Tutella Ltd and NHS CEP Mentor and Advisor: NHS Clinical Entrepreneurs Programme and National Innovation Accelerator Programme

10.30 – 11.00


11.00 – 12.00

Medical Physics
professional session

MPE – a new Regulatory Council? - Dr Niall MacDougall, IPEM MPE working group (invited)

MPACE: accreditation for your department - David Compton, UK Accreditation Services

professional session

The Engineering Standards Review - Katy Turff, Engineering Council

Engineering better healthcare - Professor John Clarkson, University of Cambridge

professional session

Medical Device Driving Licence - Paul Lee, NAMDET

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.00

Leadership session

Developing healthcare science leaders - Fiona Carragher, Deputy Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England

My KTP experience - Dr Bal Sanghera, Associate on the CSO’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme for Leaders in Healthcare Science

Innovation session

Why does data matter? Is it all hype, or could it save the NHS? - Prof Stephen Keevil,
Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Deep Learning in Cardiac MRI
Nick Byrne,
Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

AI in Health and Care – a national mapping exercise
Melissa Ream, Future Foundations

TBC, Yorks & Humber Academic Health Science Network

Patient assessment
skills session

Mark McDade, Senior Clinical Technologist, Glasgow

This session will provide the necessary standardised tools to fulfil patient assessment  competencies with confidence

15.00 – 15.45

IPEM Question Time (30 mins)

Public Engagement Panel (15 mins)

15.45 – 16.05


16.05 – 16.15

Prizes & Awards

16.15 - 17.00 The Woolmer Lecture
Prof Alison Noble
, University of Oxford 



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