ASM – 2016

Annual Scientific Meeting 2016


The 7th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine was held on Saturday, the 2nd of April 2016 in Waterford. This meeting has been accredited by EFOMP as a CPD event for Medical Physicists (6 CPD credit points). As part of the Scientific Meeting our two invited speakers were:

Professor Saiful Huq, Pennsylvania, USA, is Director of Medical Physics and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh and has served in many capacities in various national and international organizations. He has a special interest in advanced quality methodologies in radiation oncology and is chair of the AAPM Task Group 100. Professor Huq will deliver a presentation on ‘Radiation Oncology: New Paradigms and Future Challenges’

Professor Mats Danielsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, heads a research group in medical imaging and holds more than 20 patents. He was the founder of Sectra Mamea, developing a mammography system based on photon counting detector technology which was subsequently purchased by Philips in 2011. Professor Danielsson will deliver a presentation on his current research work on ‘detectors and spectral imaging for clinical imaging in CT’.

As a precursor to the meeting, a workshop on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” was held on the 1st April 2016 followed by the conference dinner.

This workshop has been accredited by EFOMP as a CPD event for Medical Physicists(3 CPD credit points).

Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous support for this event without which it would not be possible.

Thanks also to UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre and B2B Communications for providing media coverage of the Annual Scientific Meeting.

Programme at a glance

  • 1st April 2016, 13:00 – 16:30 – Friday Workshop: “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”
  • 1st April 2016, (to follow immediately after workshop) – ICPM Annual General Meeting
  • 1st April 2016, 19:30 – Conference Dinner
  • 2nd April 2016 – 7th Annual Scientific Meeting

Workshop and Conference Venue

The Tower Hotel, The Mall, Waterford Please let a member of the hotel staff know if you require vegetarian, vegan or coeliac lunch menu options.

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will take place on Friday evening at La Bohème, 2 George’s Street, Waterford . A subsidised rate of €25 per person is available to conference delegates. Click to view an example menu.

Please let a member of the restaurant staff know on arrival if you require a vegetarian, vegan or coeliac menu option.

Imaging Equipment Bursary

Imaging Equipment Ltd. will be awarding a bursary of €500 to Trainees or Junior IAPM members with less than 2 years’ experience. This bursary is to be used for study, attending conferences / courses etc. The general theme for the competition is “clinical improvements to service offered through medical physics!” Guidelines for applicants are available here.

7th Annual Scientific Meeting Program

The program for the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) is available to download here. EFOMP CPD POINTS HAVE BEEN APPLIED FOR.

7th Annual Scientific Meeting Registration

Online registration for the 7th Annual Scientific Meeting is now closed. Late and on desk registration for the Annual Scientific Meeting is available -however, late fees apply.

Workshop Registration

The program for the workshop is available to download here.

How to get to Waterford City

Waterford City is located in the sunny south east of Ireland. It is famous for being the oldest city in Ireland as well as a Viking City. The Tower Hotel is located in the heart of the Viking Triangle, overlooking the River Suir and Reginald’s Tower. Waterford is easily accessible by road, rail and even by air.

By road

From Dublin: approx 1 hour 50 minutes via the M9 (motorway all the way)

From Cork: approx 1 hour 40 minutes via the N25

From Shannon: approx 2 hours 30 minutes via N24

From Kilkenny: approx 35 minutes via M9

Download full directions from the AA website

By rail

It’s possible to take a train from Dublin to Waterford City. Timetables are available at

By bus

Bus Éireann operate bus services from many parts of the country including Dublin Airport to Waterford City. For further information, please use this link. Bus Éireann

JJ Kavanagh Buses also offer a direct route from Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre to Waterford City. For further information, please use the links below. JJ Kavanagh Buses

By air

From Waterford Airport: by taxi

From Dublin Airport: by bus (see above)


The Tower Hotel, The Mall, Waterford. Booking early recommended. To avail of conference room rates(€69 for a single and €99 for a twin), please state that you are attending the IAPM ASM 2016

The Granville Hotel, Meagher Quay, Waterford

Fitzwilton Hotel, Bridge Street, Waterford

Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, The Island, Waterford

Visitor Attractions

If you are thinking of staying and would like more information on what to do in and around Waterford City and County please see the Visit Waterford website.

ASM Registration

Registration is now closed.

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission is now closed.