PROGRAMME

We have got some great speakers coming up at MPEC 2020 and Biennial Radiotherapy Meeting. The programme is being updated constantly but the current version is as below:

 

 

21st September

18.00 – 19.00

 

AGM

 Welcome from

Professor Stephen O’Connor, IPEM President

Jim Al-Khalili, OBEFRSFInstP

Professor of Theoretical Physics and Chair in the Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey

22nd September

10.00 – 12.00

New Regulations

10.00 – 10.25

IR(ME)R clinical guidelines,

Hayley James, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS FT

10.25 – 10.50

CTRAD influence on radiotherapy practice in the UK

Anthony Chalmers, University of Glasgow

10.50 – 11.15

Photon MV Code of Practice

David Eaton, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

11.15 – 11.40

Regulations and accreditation route for M.P.E.’s

Jen Dennis, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

11.40 – 12.00

Questions

14.00 – 16.00

Prizes and Awards

Roberts Prize Winner

Generating synthesized computed tomography (CT) from cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) using CycleGAN for adaptive radiation therapy

Xiao Liang, UT Southwester Medical Center.

Martin Black Prize Winner

Prizes and Awards Ceremony

23rd September

10.00 – 12.00

MR in RT

10.00 – 10.25

IPEM report – Magnetic Resonance in Radiotherapy

Richard Speight, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

10.25 – 10.50

Two years’ experience of adaptive radiotherapy using the MR linac

Alex Dunlop, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

10.50 – 11.15

Clinical Experience of MR-Only Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer

Jonathan Wyatt, Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University

11.15 – 11.40

MR-only treAtmeNT planning for Anal and Rectal cAncer radiotherapY (MANTA-RAY)

David Bird, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

11.40 – 12.00

MR in radiotherapy - recognising your transferable skills

Hazel McCallum, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT

12.00 – 12.10

Questions

 

 

14.00 – 16.00

Artificial Intelligence

14.00 – 14.30

Teaching lecture on AI

Andrew Green, University of Manchester

14.30 – 15.00

Use of AI in Medical physics

Mark Gooding, Mirada Medical

15.00 – 15.30

“Is AI worth all the hype?”

Marcel Van Herk, University of Manchester

24th September

10.00 – 12.00

Radiotherapy Treatment Planning

10.00 – 10.30

Heart dose and its effect on outcomes.

Alan McWilliam, University of Manchester

10.30 – 11.00

Introduction to Immunotherapy

Louise Murray, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

11.00 – 11.20

Title TBC

Zoe Walker, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

11.20 – 11.40

Vaginal dose de-escalation in cervix brachytherapy
Lisa Hallett, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

11.40 – 12.00

Investigation, optimisation and validation of sliding window breast planning

William van den Berg, St Bartholomew’s Hospital

13.30 – 14.00

Key Note

Angela Douglas, Deputy CSO, NHS England

14.10 – 16.00

COVID 19 – the Challenges

14.10 – 14.35

Radiotherapy aspects of the Covid challenge

Eduardo Villarreal Barajas

14.35 – 14.55

Radiotherapy and COVID – what changed?

Andrew Reilly, Western Health and Social Care Trust

14.55 – 15.15

Redeployment during COVID

Eleanor Holden, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospita 

15.15 – 15.35

TBC

Mark Prentice, Queen Elizabeth University hospital

15.35 – 16.05

COVID Change in Practice Survey – UK Highlights

Marianne Aznar

16.05 – 16.15

Questions

 25th September

10.00 – 12.00

Particle Therapy

10.00 – 10.30

BNCT, update on developments globally and closer to home

Stuart Green, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

10.30 – 11.00

UCLH Proton Centre

Andrew Poynter, University College London

11.00 – 11.20

Assessing the sensitivity of photon VMAT and proton dose distributions to changes in patient anatomy over the course of radiotherapy treatment.

Kate Haines, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

11.20 – 11.40

VHEE

Louie Hancock,

11.40 – 12.00

TBC

Matthew Clarke, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

14.00 – 16.00

Industry Spotlight

The future of industry

 

 

28th September

10.00 – 12.00

Radiotherapy advanced techniques, QA and imaging.

10.00 – 10.30

SABR Expansion Programme

Patty Diez, SABR Consortium

10.30 – 11.00

MRL QA

Geoff Budgell, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

11.00 – 11.20

A systematic investigation of residual patient reaction to IGRT corrections in six degrees of freedom.

Geraldine Verschoor, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Trust

11.20 – 11.40

The Future of Linac QC? Development and Implementation of a novel Linac QC.

Michael Pearson, Guys and St Thomas' Hospital

11.40 – 12.00

 

14.00 – 16.00

Diagnostic radiology , MRI and radiation protection

14.00 – 14.30

Invited speaker

14.30 – 14.50

Variation of Radiation Dose with Distance from Radiotherapy Linac Bunker Maze Entrances.

Matthew Gardner, Formerly of University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

14.50 – 15.10

Evaluation of dose conversion coefficients in computed tomography of overweight and obese patients.

Camila Neyra, Newcastle University

15.10 – 15.30

Implementation and validation of a PET quantitative harmonization approach using a uniformity cylindrical phantom and a sphere simulation tool.

Jacinta Browne, Mayo Clinic Florida, USA

15.30 – 15.50

The potential role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in breast cancer brain metastasis management and treatment.

Andria Hadjipanteli, University of Cyprus

15.50 – 16.10

Development of an Anthropomorphic Transrectal Ultrasound Prostate Brachytherapy Training Phantom

Andrea J Doyle, Technological University Dublin 

16.10 – 16.20

Questions

29th September

10.00 – 12.00

Artificial Intelligence

10.00 – 10.30

 

Ben Heijmen, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute

10.30 – 11.00

 

Sarah Gulliford, UCL

11.00 – 11.30

Natural language processing AI

James Teo, Kings College Hospital

11.30 – 12.00

Clinical confidence for AI guided decision making in high stakes environments

Mike Nix, Leeds Cancer Centre, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

14.00 – 16.00

Clinical Engineering – changed forever?

14.00 – 14.20

“You’re not listening to me”: Why the system forgets you and what you can do about it

Keith Ison, & Chris Sidley Allen, Guy and St Thomas’

14.20 – 14.40

Technical Due Diligence Team - Lessons learnt establishing the national team to evaluate ‘exotic’ ventilators and infusion devices at the peak of the covid pandemic

Dan Clark, Nottingham Uni Hospital 

14.40 – 15.00

Reflections on local, regional and national initiatives to improve medical equipment logistics efforts in a pandemic situation.

Emmanuel (Didi) Akinluyi, Guy & St Thomas’

15.00 – 15.20

TBC

Paul White & Abi Bush, Cambridge NHS Trust

15.20 – 15.40

Clinical Engineering Innovation (CEI) Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Maighread Ireland, Addenbrooke’s Hospital,

15.40 – 16.00

Questions

30th September

10.00 – 12.00

Clinical Engineering

10.00 – 10.20

TBC

10.20– 10.40

COVID-19: What are the implications for Rehabilitation Engineering Services?

Colin Gibson, Cardiff and Vale UHB

10.40 – 10.55

Inside the Nightingale London: A Personal Insight

Azzam Taktak, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust

10.55 – 11.10

Clinical Engineering Trainees to Critical Care Technicians at Nightingale Hospital London

Michael Jeffryes, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

11.10 – 11.25

The Dragon’s Heart - A Trainee’s Experience During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Saul Harris, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

11.25 – 11.40

What have we learnt from how Clinical and Healthcare Scientist were utilised at the Nightingale and how can we as a professional group add the most value in a second wave?

Rebecca East & Erskinder Solomon

11.40 – 12.00

Questions

13.00 – 14.00

Key Note

14.00 – 16.00

Insights into Medical physics practices in a pandemic

 

Organised by the IoP Medical Physics Group

1st October

10.00 – 12.00

Environmental Sustainability

10.00 – 10.30

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

Frances Mortimer

10.30 – 11.00

The Green Labs Inititiative

Martin Farley, Sustainable Laboratory Advisor, Sustainable UCL

11.00 – 11.30

Practical tips on creating a plan

Rob Chuter, University of Manchester

11.30 – 12.00

Discussion

14.00 – 16.00

Career Pathways and Education

14.00 – 14.30

PTP route to registration

Karina Stewart, UWE

14.30 – 15.00

Route 2 Experience

Andrew Pollitt, Royal Preston Hospital

15.00 – 15.30

Healthcare science apprenticeships for technologists and scientists

Graham Wilson, National School of Healthcare Science

15.30 – 16.00

 

2nd October

 

Strathclyde Science

13.00 – 14.00

Key Note

Phil Hammond

NHS Doctor, Private eye journalist, campaigner and comic

Closing session

 

Horizon Sc

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