ASM – 2019

Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

10th IAPM ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING and IAPM WORKSHOP

The 10th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine will be held in March in Dublin. This year’s ASM will be held in Croke Park on Saturday March 23rd. The IAPM ASM organising committee are working hard to bring you an exciting and stimulating programme that builds on the success of previous years. Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous support for this event without which it would not be possible.

Abstract submission is now closed. Click here to download the abstract submission guidelines. Click here to read the IEL Bursary guidelines.

 

Guest Speakers

  • Dr. Kyle Jones

Associate Professor, Department of Imaging Physics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dr. Jones is the Section Chief of Radiologic Physics in the Department of Imaging Physics at MD Anderson Cancer Center.  His current clinical focus is on interventional and intraoperative imaging. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and been awarded grants for his research.  In 2013, Dr. Jones received the Farrington Daniels Award for best paper on Radiation Dosimetry in Medical Physics, the journal of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Dr. Jones is currently leading the pilot phase of the ACR-SIR Fluoroscopy Dose Index Registry and he is the physics editor for the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.  He has delivered numerous presentations as an invited speaker at national and international conferences. Dr. Jones is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiological Physics, the American Board of Imaging Informatics, and is a fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

  • Prof. Brendan McClean
  • Dr. Virginia Tsapaki

Currently, head of the medical physics department at Konstantopoulio General Hospital of Athens, Greece (ESR Eurosafe Imaging 5 star hospital). 27 years of experience in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expert sent in more than 20 missions for the last 13 years. Participated in multiple European projects (ENEN+ project, Clinical DRLs project, BSS Transposition Project, ENETRAP III, Paediatric DRLs, EUTEMPE-RX, EMAN, SENTINEL, DOSEDATAMED II, DIMOND II and III). International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) Secretary General (SG) for the term 2015-2018 and 2018-2021, e Medical Physics World Newsletter and IOMP website chair for 2012-2015. Founder and Chair of the IOMP Women Subcommitte since 2015. EFOMP Chair of Communications and Publications Committee in 2012-2013 and EFOMP Projects Committee Chair for 2016-2017. Hellenic Association of Medical Physicists (HAMP) SG for 2010-2012 and HAMP President for 2012-2018. Member of Organizing, Scientific Committee, International Advisory Committee or chair of various international conferences. Editorial member of the European Journal of Medical physics (EJMP) and Medical Physics International. Section editor of the Hellenic Radiology Journal. Honorary Editor of IOMP eMPW. Member of the European Society of Radiology Radiation Protection Subcommittee. More than 120 publications in SCI journals and national and international journals or conference proceedings. More than 200 presentations and posters in national and international conferences. IOMP Fellow in 2016. International Day of Medical Physics Award 2017. Field of expertize: Patient and staff dosimetry, optimization, diagnostic reference levels, dose tracking software.

Programme at a glance

  • 22nd March 2019, 1pm to 5pm – Friday Workshop: “Research and Education”
  • 22nd March 2019, time TBC – Conference Dinner
  • 23rd March 2019, 8am to 5pm – 10th Annual Scientific Meeting

Workshop and Conference Venue

Croke Park stadium is the home of Gaelic games and the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). For more information about this historic landmark, visit their website: https://crokepark.ie/

There is free parking on-site for all IAPM ASM delegates.

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will take place on Friday evening. Full details TBC

 

Conference Hotel

The Croke Park Hotel is directly across the road from Croke Park. The hotel have kindly offered the following delegate rate for IAPM ASM delegates: €149BB single occupancy or €179BB double/twin occupancy inclusive of full Irish breakfast, complimentary car parking and high speed Wi – Fi.

To avail of these rates please phone the hotel on  (01) 871 4444 and quote our special discount code: BOOK230319.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM – SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD 2019
8:15 Registration

PLENARY SESSION
8:45 President’s Welcome

9.00 INVITED SPEAKER – Brendan McClean
09:45 QUESTIONS

09:50 INVITED SPEAKER – Kyle Jones
Estimation and interpretation of skin dose during interventional procedures
10:35 QUESTIONS

10:40 Coffee in the sponsorship area

DIAGNOSTIC PARALLEL SESSION
11:10 The impact of the heel effect and lag on the uniformity of a-Se detector for mammography application Paola Baldelli
11.25 Dose Optimisation from CR to DR: A Paediatric Perspective Andrew Moran
11:40 Initial experiences in establishing a 68Ga-based radiopharmaceutical service in PET/CT Ann McCann
11:55 Challenges encountered when shielding a Dual-Room Sliding Gantry CT Installation Aoife Gallagher
12:10 Relative response of eye dosimeters to variations in scattered x-ray energy spectra encountered in interventional radiology Maeve Masterson
12:25 Experience of implementing Patient Dose Tracking Software in Neuro and Vascular Interventional Radiology Ronan Faulkner

RADIOTHERAPY PARALLEL SESSION
11:10 Benchmarking novel optical fibre sensors for applications in radiation therapy Majed Alharbi
11.25 Using a deep neural network to predict deviations in mean heart dose during the treatment of left-sided deep inspiration breath hold patients Ciaran Malone
11:40 Dosimetry assessment of patient-specific 3D printable material for HDR surface brachytherapy Sarah Bassi
11:55 Superficial X-ray therapy beam measurements using a liquid-filled chamber array Keith Davey
12:10 Radiobiological modelling of clonogen distribution, hypoxic fraction and tumour size effects on local tumour control of non-small cell lung cancer Mohammed Alaswad
12:25 Testing of auto segmentation to improve the workflow for stereotactic radiosurgery Gordon Sands

12:40 Lunch in the sponsorship area

POSTER PRESENTATION SESSION

IMAGING EQUIPMENT BURSARY COMPETITION
Open to students, trainees or basic grade IAPM members who submitted work with a clinical application
13:40 – 14:15 10 entrants with 3 minutes each

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR GRANT
14:15 YOUNG INVESTIGATOR GRANT AWARD 2019
14:20 YOUNG INVESTIGATOR GRANTEE 2018 – Andrea Doyle
14:35 QUESTIONS

14:40 Coffee in the sponsorship area

JOINT SESSION

15:00 INVITED SPEAKER – Virginia Tsapaki
15:45 QUESTIONS
15:50 PANEL DISCUSSION ON MEDICAL PHYSICS EXPERT TRAINING
16:05 Radiation dosimetry across a variety of CBCT devices in Radiology Emer Kenny
16:20 EPA funded radon research in Ireland and its impact on the National Radon Control Strategy Mark Foley
16:35 History of Medical Physics and Physics in Medicine in Ireland Jim Malone
16:50 IMAGING EQUIPMENT BURSARY AWARD RESULT Phil Neale (IEL)
17:00 Close of Meeting David Lavin

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