ASM – 2023

Annual Scientific Meeting 2023



We are delighted to announce the upcoming 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, set to take place at TU Dublin, Grangegorman Campus on Friday, June 16th and Saturday, 17th June. As a highly anticipated return to an in-person event after COVID-19, this meeting brings together leaders from all branches of medical physics to share their latest findings, discuss emerging trends, and explore innovative approaches to complex challenges. With a lineup of keynote speakers and panel discussions to be confirmed, this year’s meeting promises to deliver thought-provoking insights and engaging discussions that will inspire new ideas and collaborations. Join us for a day of intellectual stimulation, networking, and knowledge exchange!



Dr. Cormac McGrath did his Ph.D. in Atomic and Molecular Physics at Queen’s University Belfast and continued with post-doctoral work there and then at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Switching tack in 2003, he re-trained in Medical Physics and is now a Consultant Clinical Scientist and the head of the Non-Ionising Radiation Group for the Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Service where he also leads the MRI team. He is a Magnetic Resonance Safety Expert for five NHS trusts in NI. He is a previous chair of the UK Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine Magnetic Resonance Special Interest Group, and is currently a very active corresponding member. He formed and chaired the IPEM working party that produced a freely available set of MRI Safety Notices (available in a number of languages), and is a member of the UK MRI site planning and MRSE accreditation working parties. He sits on the IPEM MR Safety Expert Accreditation Panel. He was a founding member of the American Board of MR Safety (ABMRS) and currently sits on the Board of Directors as an international member. His current interests are quantitative MRI, MR safety, MR quality assurance, MRI suite design, MRI and radiotherapy planning, 3D printing and Virtual Reality in medicine.

Dr Irene Hernandez Giron obtained her Ph.D. on “Model observers applied to low contrast detectability assessment in Computed Tomography” from the Universidad Rovira I Virgili Spain while also teaching and researching part-time alongside her studies. Prior to that, her M.Sc. focused on the doses imparted in Cardiac CT. After completion of her Ph.D. she worked at Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) in Leiden as a Medical Imaging postdoctoral researcher until recently where she recently joined University College Dublin (UCD) as an Ad Astra Fellow as a lecturer and assistant professor.

Irene’s current research interests investigate objective methods for image quality assessment and developing anthropomorphic models and phantoms as patient surrogates based on 3D printing. Her work also focuses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) perception of diagnostic images. Irene adopts a multidisciplinary approach to research, collaborating with professionals in different fields such as radiologists and clinicians, engineers, X-ray technicians, medical physicists and computer scientists to tackle complex problems in Radiology. This complements her other research interests in X-ray imaging devices with a special focus on Computed Tomography, mammography and cone beam CT.

Irene has also been involved in several international working groups related to standardization of quality control in medical imaging, dose optimization and artificial intelligence implications. She actively participates as teacher in training courses, programs and curriculum development for medical physicists (EFOMP, ICRP).

Colin Kelly received his formative education at Synge Street CBS before attending UCD to study experimental physics and mathematics. He completed a masters in physical sciences by research at DCU (where he claims to have been the late great Wil van der Putten’s first successful student!) and in recent years obtained masters in leadership and management in healthcare from the RCSI. Colin has over 30 years’ experience in clinical medical physics working at St Vincent’s Hospital, St Anne’s Hospital, The Royal London Trust and St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network. Colin is currently head of physics at SLRON St James’s Centre.  He is a council member of the IAPM and represents the association as a member of the ESTRO National Societies Committee. Colin’s development and research focus concentrates on Re-irradiation and Quality. He is a member of the ESTRO taskforce on Re-irradiation and is an EFOMP nominee on the MARLIN consortium currently fulfilling an EU contract on the on reporting and learning from patient-related incidents and near misses in radiotherapy, interventional cardiology, nuclear medicine and interventional and diagnostic radiology.

Xiel Bursary

We are delighted to announce that applications for the Xiel Bursary 2023 are now open!

Xiel Ltd will be awarding a bursary of €500 to an IAPM trainee/student member or member with <2years experience to be used for continued professional development and conference/course attendance. The theme of this year’s bursary is ‘Advances of science in medical physics that directly benefit the patient pathway’.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, we ask that you submit your project abstract in addition to a PDF document containing a 1 page CV and 300 word statement describing how your abstract meets this year’s bursary theme to the abstract submission portal (don’t forget to tag your submission with the “Xiel Bursary” topic!).

Up to 10 candidates will be shortlisted from the submitted abstracts. If shortlisted you will present a 3 minute/ 3 slide oral presentation of your work at this year’s IAPM ASM held on the 17th June in TU Dublin, Grangegorman Campus in addition to a poster presentation which will be on display at the event.

Programme at a glance

8:00 Registration
8:30 Plenary Session
10:40 Coffee
11:10 Parallel Session
12:40 Lunch
13:40 Xiel Bursary
14:05 ESRA
15:10 Coffee
15:30 Joint Session
16:30 Award Ceremony


Click here for the full programme!

Venue Accommodation

TU Dublin has agreed to offer a discounted accommodation rate for attendees in Yugo Ardcairn House at 8 Grangegorman Lower, only 5 minute walk from the main campus.

ASM attendees can avail of a special rate of €85 a night for the period of 15/06/2023 to 18/06/2023, either booking 1 or up to 3 nights depending on requirements. The offer is based on live availability and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Interested parties are advised to book early. Note that all bookings made through the IAPM ASM link are non-refundable.

The link to avail of the discount has been circulated on the IAPM mailing list. If you missed it, please contact for details.

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The ASM will be hosted in the Central Quad building at TU Dublin, Grangegorman Campus.

TU Dublin has five campuses across the Dublin region with Grangegorman being their flagship campus in north inner city Dublin only about 1km from the city centre. It is just north-west of Smithfield, to the east of Stoneybatter, south of Carba and west of Phibsborough which has it nestled in between some of north Dublin’s most popular neighborhoods.

For those visiting from outside Dublin, the campus is a short walk from the Smithfield Red Line Luas stop which runs to and from Heuston and Connoly train stations.

The Central Quad is located right in the centre of the campus and is the largest building onsite with a large range of teaching spaces and informal learning areas. ASM talks will take place across the large Intel Lecture theatre with smaller nearby lecture theatres handling small concurrent events.

Click here for directions to the Central Quad.

Click here for Google Maps pin to nearby road with free Saturday parking.

An Introduction To Applied Neuroscience For More Effective Team Communication

Presented by Dierdre Morrison (CNTC – Certified Neurotransformational Coach).

ASM Registration

Registration is now closed.

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission is now closed.