Draft Programme 2019

We are pleased to announce our draft programme for MPEC 2019. Please note this is subject to change and speakers may be unable to attend.

A pdf of the programme below can be downloaded here.

Tuesday 24th September 2019

 

DAY 2 (24th Sept)

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

09.00 – 09.30

 

Plenary talk

In search of Edith Stoney

Francis Duck

British Society for the History of Radiology

09.30 – 10.30

 

Journal Prize Winners

10.30 – 11.00

 

Tea/Coffee in Exhibition Hall

11.00 – 12:30

Collaborative working

Quality accreditation and Quality Improvement

 

Magnetic Resonance in Radiotherapy

 

11.00 – 11.30

 

 

Invited Speaker

 

Partnering for Transformation

 

Andrew Nisbet

 

Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust

 

Invited Speaker

 

Paul White

 

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Invited Speaker

 

Richard Speight

11.30 – 11.50

Sheffield MedTech Co-operatives: collaborative ecosystem for healthcare innovation

 

Angel Jimenez-Aranda

NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative

Highlights from the Revised IPEM Radiotherapy Extended Hours Working Party Report: Review Including Impact of the 2019 Radiotherapy Services Specification

 

Steve Blake

University Hospitals Bristol

 

Prostate Plan Adaptation on the Unity MR-Linac

Andrew Pollitt

The Rosemere Cancer Centre Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

(15 mins)

11. 50 – 12.10

The prizes and pitfalls of collaborative working

 

David Dommett

Southend NHS Trust

UK Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Study 2019

 

Timothy Taylor

Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

Inter-fractional stability of rectal gas in cervical cancer patients

Jane Shortall

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

(15mins)

 

12.10 – 12.30

From Physicist’s workbench to widespread clinical practice: how a Knowledge Transfer Partnership can develop new clinical equipment.

 

Antony Denman

The University of Northampton

 

Diagnostic Ultrasounds For First Year Medical Students

 

Constantinos Zervides

University of Nicosia, Medical School

Design and evaluation of a fast automated sanity check for online plan adaptation in MR-guided RT.

Anthony Carr

Christie Medical Physics and Engineering (CMPE), The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

 

(15 mins)

 

 

 

 

Calculation of dose on MR data sets for the MR-linac

Linnea Freear

Christie Medical Physics and Engineering (CMPE), The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Wilmslow Road

(15 mins)

 

12.30 - 13.30

 

Lunch in Exhibition Hall

 

13:30 – 15:00

Industry Session

Service Improvement

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy

 

13.30 - 14.00

 

 

Invited Speaker

Education and training Adam Gibson

Invited Speaker

 

Invited Speaker

Louise Murray

14.00 – 14.20

 

KFSH-D Experience as the first paperless RadOnc Department in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

Bilal Jalal

King Fahad Specialist Hospital- Dammam

 

 

Distributive quality assurance and delivery of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy treatments amongst beam matched linear accelerators: a feasibility study

James Rijken

Queensland University of Technology

 

14.20-14.40

 

Development of new Quality Assurance and Treatment Planning tools for MR guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (QUANTuM) exploiting a CSO Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the National Physical Laboratory.

 

Fiammetta Fedele

Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

 

Study of small field output factor variation for Elekta Agility linacs and the effect on SRS plan quality

 

Colin Jennings

Rosemere Cancer Centre

14.40 – 15.00

 

 

Validation of patient setup using ExacTrac stereoscopic x-ray system for Stereotactic Radiosurgery in comparison to Cone Beam CT (CBCT)

Claire Hardiman

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

 

15.00 – 15.30

 

Tea/Coffee in Exhibition Hall

15.30 - 17.00

Industry Session 2

Machine Learning

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy

 

15.30 – 16.00

 

Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker

 

Mark Gooding

 

Mirada Medical

 

Automated SRS Planning with BrainLab ELEMENTS v1.0 vs. Semi-Automated SRS Planning with BrainLab v1.5

 

Ewan Almond

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

 

16.00 - 16.20

 

Accuracy of machine learning methods for soft-tissue tumour classification using ultrasound data.

 

Jack Baldwin

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation

 

Novel use of the Elekta Leksell Gamma Knife Icon for the planning and treatment of fractionated Pituitary Adenoma; Considerations, Complications and Accuracy.

Lucy Winch

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

 

16.20 – 16.40

 

Effects of Microgravity on a Venous Vessel. A Computational Simulation.

 

Constantinos Zervides

University of Nicosia, Medical School

Investigation on the geometric uncertainties in lung SABR to derive PTV margins: A single centre approach

Sahar Mahmood

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

 

16.40 -17.00

 

 

A study into the efficacy of abdominal compression as a motion management strategy in NSCLC patients: are outcomes patient specific?

Henry Paul

Newcastle University

 

 

  

Wednesday 25th September 2019

   

DAY 3 (25th Sept)

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

 

09.00 – 09.30

 

Plenary talk

Angela Douglas

 

 

09.30 – 10.30

Imaging session

 

Imaging/Non Ionising

Protons

 

 

09.30 – 9.45

 

 

 

Update on PHE Plain Radiography, Interventional Radiography and Fluoroscopy National Patient Dose Surveys

 

Jennifer smith

Public Health England

 

Invited Speaker

 

 

Invited speaker

 

Radiation Protection for protons

Mark Hardy

 

 

9.45 – 10.00

Patients are not made of PMMA - The Use of Water-equivalent Diameter for Calculating Size-Specific Dose Estimates for Adult Body CT Examinations

 

Kate Sexton

Ninewells Hospital, NHS Tayside

 

 

10.00 – 10.15

Electronic Data for Patient Dose Audit - The Highs and Lows of TRAK in NHS Lothian

 

Clare Parry

NHS Lothian

Detecting Bladder Fullness from Sacral Roots: The First Step

 

Benjamin Metcalfe

University of Bath

 

Proton arc therapy improves plan quality in the presence of range and setup uncertainties compared to intensity modulated proton therapy

Yunzhou Xia

University of Manchester

 

 

 

10.15 – 10.30

A dose audit to determine whether adult bariatric patients are receiving a higher radiation dose for pelvic examinations than the recommended National Dose Reference Levels (NDRL)

 

Dean Harris

University of Liverpool

 

Development of a Cough Monitoring System

 

Ross Stephens

Poole Hospital Foundation Trust

 

Comparative planning study between photons and protons for the re-irradiation of pelvic cancer recurrence

Eloise Glassborow

Christie Medical Physics and Engineering, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

10.30 – 11.00

 

Tea/Coffee in Exhibition Hall

 

11.00 – 12.30

Imaging / Non Ionising

Physiological Measurement / Engineering

 

Dosimetry

 

11.00 – 11.30

 

 

Invited Speaker

Nick Stone

University of Exeter

Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker

MR-Linac QA: From commissioning to first patient treatments

Simeon Nill

The Joint Department of Physics at The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

 

11.30-11.45

Automated Measurement of Illumination Uniformity in Photodynamic therapy

 

Jennifer Summersgill

NHS Tayside

 

Using 3D printing to enhance provision of specialist wheelchair controls.

 

Sarah Mann

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

In-house software development for automated analysis of: Independent calculation of MU for VMAT treatments, CT scanner HU calibration checks, and MLC picket fence test.

Francesco Cosentino

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

 

 

11.45-12.00

Occupational exposure to MRI acoustic noise: Risks to patients and staff

 

Michelle Rooney

NHS Lothian

 

Prediction of individual positioning in a range of lying postures

 

Silvia Caggiari

Skin Health Group, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Southampton

 

A feasibility study of EPID transit dosimetry on patient daily CBCT

 

Simon Stevens

The London Clinic

 

 

12.00-12.15

Investigation into Eye Doses in Nuclear Medicine - Necessity & Utility of Monitoring

 

Benjamin Fongenie

King's College London

 

Use of analytical methods in order to inform Planned Preventative Maintenance schedules in an Environmental Control Service

 

Bernadette Deere

King's College London

 

Characterization of a gadolinium-oxysulfide scintillation-based CCD camera detector in MV X- Ray beams

Tina Ojevwe Orovwighose

MVZ DRH Strahlentherapie Nuremberg GmbH

 

 

12.15-12.30

 

Is your department Fire-Proof? - Recovery and lessons learned after the fire at Bristol Oncology Centre

 

Alison Stapleton

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Investigation and correction of a source of systematic bias in expected dose calculation for diode in-vivo dosimetry

Barry Park

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

12.30 - 13.30

 

Lunch in Exhibition Hall

 

 

Trainees/Early Career Scientists

Future Workforce Development

 

Treatment Planning

 

13.30 – 14:00

 

 

 

 

Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker

David Brettle

Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

 

Invited Speaker

Lessons learnt in Proton treatment planning

Mathew Clarke

 

 

14.15 – 14.30

 

 

Consequences of OAR Outlining Variations in the Radiotherapy Treatment Planning for Prostate Cancer

Michael Davies

Swansea University

 

 

14.30 – 14.45

 

 

Investigating generalised equivalent uniform dose (gEUD) objective in Eclipse treatment planning for organ at risks

Ghafour Hallaji Zahmatkesh

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals

 

 

14.45 – 15.00

 

 

VMAT Commissioning for Brain treatments at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital (NNUH)

Natasa Solomou

NNUH

 

 

15.00 – 15.30

 

Tea/Coffee in Exhibition Hall

 

15.30 – 17.00

Future technologies / Workforce development

Invited Speaker

Berne Ferry (30 mins)

National School of Healthcare Science

 

 

 

 

 

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