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



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




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




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




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.



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




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




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





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




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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