The 7th UK Radiation Oncology Conference (UKRO) was held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on 21st – 23rd October 2013.
This three day multi-disciplinary scientific conference offered essential updates and the latest information from leading industry speakers relevant to clinical oncologists, therapeutic radiographers, radiotherapy physicists, clinical radiobiologists, clinical technologists, dosimetrists and oncology nurses. The conference provided an excellent opportunity for delegates to exchange ideas, engage, debate, showcase their research and practice and network.
22nd - 25th September, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta
ASTRO's Annual Meeting is the premier radiation oncology scientific event in the world and draws more than 11,000 attendees each year. During the 2013 Annual Meeting, we will look at patient-centered care and the importance of the physician's role in helping with patient reported outcomes and the quality and safety of patient care.
Adaptive Radiotherapy (IPEM)
27th February 2013, Marriott Hotel, Leeds
This one day conference will clarify what “Adaptive Radiotherapy” is and will also provide an opportunity to highlight current adaptive radiotherapy within the UK
1st-4th September 2013
IPEM hosted the 20th International Conference on Medical Physics (ICMP2013) at the Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK from 1-4th September 2013. The event was held on behalf of the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) and incorporated the 7th European Conference on Medical Physics and the 2013 Medical Physics and Engineering Conference (MPEC).
19th - 23rd April 2nd ESTRO Forum in Geneva.
CoR 2013 Annual Radiotherapy Conference
1st - 3rd February 2013, Holiday Inn Brighton
The three-day programme of events promises to explore the very latest in radiotherapy practices and approaches and features research from leading professionals and proffered paper presentations. Topic areas include: patient care, national radiotherapy research, student education and career development.
IMRT Verification: Making the most if it
23rd November 2012, Geological Society, London.
IMRT is now offered in the majority of centres in the UK, however most centres still make measurements as part of their pre-treatment verification procedure. There are still many outstanding questions such as: how best to assess your QA results; how to be sure that errors are being identified; what is the impact of these errors; what is the right number of measurements to make; and when is it appropriate to stop making measurements? This meeting will address these questions and aim to provide the tools to help determine the answers.
The objectives of the meeting is to share information on best practice to reduce the number of measurements needed for IMRT verification, to analyse the results and to determine appropriate tolerances.
October 28th - 30th 2012, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston
The theme for ASTRO's 54th Annual Meeting is Advancing Patient Care Through Innovation. Changing demographics, a physician based delivery system predicted by many to be unable to meet future demand, dramatic growth in science and technology transfer, shifts in patient attitudes and expectation, and all in the context of a health care delivery system that is becoming increasingly unaffordable represent important societal trends that will force change in how health care will be conceived and delivered. These trends will have untold effects on radiation oncology care as well. Many health policy experts see “innovation” as the solution for these challenges to our health care system—not only technological innovation, but innovation in the delivery of care—to achieve improved outcomes while bending the cost curve.
OSL exhibited at booth 5127.
2nd UK and Ireland Dosimetry Check User Meeting and Symposium
Hosted by OSL in collaboration with Math Resolutions and Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, the 2nd UK and Ireland Dosimetry Check User Meeting and Symposium is open to all and will offer presentations, the opportunity for existing clinical sites to share user experience to date and the chance to see DC in a clinical setting/action.
This year the Medical and Physics Engineering Conference was held in Oxford between the 10th and 12th September 2012.
The three day conference covered a wide variety of themes as well as the usual IPEM eponymous lectures, and trainee sessions.
The conference theme is Fusion - demonstrating how the various medical physics disciplines collaborate and interact and bringing together techniques and technologies to enhance patient care.
AAPM - 54th Annual Meeting
This year the annual AAPM meeting was held in the Charlotte Convention Centre, 29th July - 2nd August. The scientific program featured the latest research in the physics of medical imaging and radiation therapy, including a major focus on the increasing integration on advanced imaging technologies in the guidance of medical therapeutics. New this year was the 2012 AAPM annual meeting app.
IPEM Clinical Technologist Study Day
25th July 2012, York Racecourse
Now in its 8th year, the 2012 Clinical Technologist Study Day promises to be even more exciting and informative than ever.
As well as educational sessions there are interactive workshops, plenary lectures and of course plenty of time to come face to face with the key manufacturers in your area of expertise and discuss all the latest developments.
The European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Anniversary Congress (ESTRO)
9 - 13 May 2012, Barcelona, Spain
ESTRO is an interdisciplinary society where radiation oncologists, medical physicists, biologists, radiation technologists and nurses work for the benefit of cancer patients, looking at the collaboration with all the organisations in force in the oncology field. At ESTRO 31 the multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinary components of radiotherapy practice will be reviewed, emphasising on the new opportunities that they represent for all of us. National societies and allied oncology organisations will convene to join efforts in promoting standards.
Society and College of Radiographers Annual Conference
27 - 29 January 2012, Birmingham, UK
At the three day annual conference, OSL will be exhibiting its range of radiotherapy solutions for SBRT.
European Medical Physics and Engineering Conference (EMPEC)
1 - 3 September 2011, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Two products distributed by Oncology Systems Limited (OSL) were in the spotlight at EMPEC (European Medical Physics and Engineering Conference) 2011 in Dublin. Incorporating EFOMP’s 5th European Conference on Medical Physics, IAPM’s Annual Scientific Meeting and IPEM’s annual Medical Physics and Engineering Conference, the three day event was attended by nearly 600 delegates from across the globe.
Chris Stacey, principal physicist at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust delivered a tutorial on rotational therapy, including the use of TomoTherapy at eight centres in the UK. Chris discussed the next steps for the product in the UK, including the recent installation of the UK’s first two TomoTherapy TomoHDs at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
Chris and Adrian were joined on the programme by Thomas ‘Rock’ Mackie, the founder of TomoTherapy Inc. who drew on his vast experience in radiotherapy to deliver the prestigious O’Connor lecture, with the title: Not Your Father’s Cobalt Treatments – how modern radiotherapy has revolutionised cancer care.
At UKRO 2011 in Manchester, Oncology Systems Limited launched its new relocatable radiotherapy treatment suite, OSL Pioneer and showed its latest line of patient positioning and immobilisation, Dosimetry/QA and oncology imaging systems and planning products.
A multidisciplinary conference for the UK’s clinical oncologists, therapy radiographers, radiotherapy physicists, clinical radiobiologists and oncology nurses. UKRO is a joint conference of the British Institute of Radiology, the College of Radiographers, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and the Royal College of Radiologists.
OSL staff were joined by Eric Colla of CIVCO.