EPSM & AOCMP 2019 will be offering workshops during the Conference. All workshops below are included in your registration but places are limited. You can select workshops via the registration form, if you have already registered you will receive an email to add workshops.
Subject to demand, we will generate wait lists for workshops if required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require workshop assistance.
Monday 28 October
ARPANSA Radiation Protection of Medical (RPOMP) Workshop
In producing its Radiation Protection of the Patient (RPOP) material, ARPANSA staff visited various medical facilities across the country. While RPOP addressed some issues for patient radiation safety, facility staff lamented that there was little accessible, authoritative information on occupational radiation protection.
ARPANSA’s Radiation Protection of Medical Personnel (RPOMP) material provides individually tailorable content, addressing potential concerns and providing advice and direction on best practice. The navigation is innovative, the content uses contemporary learning techniques and the modules are underpinned by scientific rigour.
This workshop provides opportunities to become familiar with key content, options for individual and group tailoring and the benefits and uses of the different download options, as well as providing feedback for ongoing development and potential collaborations.
Those who preview the RPOMP material will be able to add additional value to the workshop, however this is not compulsory. RPOMP can be previewed here.
Feedback is welcome and can be provided directly or via this survey instrument.
Film Dosimetry Workshop
Co-ordinator: Nick Bennie
This workgroup meeting is a continuation of the workgroup meetings held at previous EPSM conferences.
A goal of the 2017 meeting was to compile a consistent set of advice that would meet requirements of TEAP 188.8.131.52, understand the physical principles and operation of film for MV and kV dosimetry. This was achieved at the 2018 meeting and a discussion with ROCP followed as to what could be included in the TEAP CTG for film dosimetry. This is ongoing and the recommendations of this group will be reviewed to determine it still reflects current expectations.
The use of Radiochromic film in clinical practice in Australia and NZ is ongoing and a core aspect of the meeting is to discuss and review current practices, as such it would be encouraged for attendees to prepare an outline of current usage within their departments for discussion.
It was noted at the 2018 meeting that the main usage of film was for SBRT/SABR patient QA. However, it is encouraged for attendees to present novel uses which may generate interest in other aspects of film for use in Radiotherapy.
DIMP TEAP Discussion
Hear updates from TEAP co-ordinators, and ask questions about the DIMP TEAP program. An opportunity for registrars, supervisors and other interested people to discuss TEAP.
Tuesday 29 October
Facilitated by Lucy Cartwright
An open forum to discuss updates to mammography testing standards, any mammography questions or concerns you may have and give you the opportunity to share your experiences
Radiology Workshop: Quality Assurance of Digital Detectors
Facilitated by Tim Ireland and Adam Jones
This session will be a forum discussion between interested members to share their experience with digital detector quality assurance. Topics will cover
– Current direction of the digital detector component of the ACPSEM General X-ray QA working party
– Experience and insight with locally implemented digital detector QA programs (what works, what doesn’t)
– Tips, tricks and things to look out for
– Typical issues (commeon artefacts, calibrations etc)
Wednesday 30 October
ROMP TEAP Discussion
Hear updates from TEAP co-ordinators, and ask questions about the ROMP TEAP program. An opportunity for registrars, supervisors and other interested people to discuss TEAP.
Peter Mac Physical Sciences: History, Purpose and Present
70 years of Peter Mac and Physical Sciences today – Tomas Kron
Artificial intelligence in chase of muscle mass loss in cancer patients – Nick Hardcastle
Additive manufacture: Value added in radiotherapy – Adam Yeo
Theragnostics: Nuclear medicine’s new growth area – Lacklan McIntosh and Price Jackson
RPS TEAP Discussion
Hear updates from TEAP co-ordinators, and ask questions about the new RPS TEAP program. An opportunity for registrars, supervisors and other interested people to discuss TEAP.
1800-2200 (Rigby’s Bar after the close of EPSM & AOCMP)
2019 Medical Physics Future-Research Forum
How can clinical physicists engage in research?”
Join your colleagues in a casual setting to undertake some guided discussion around the role clinical physicists could, should, do or will have in undertaking novel research. Pub meals and drinks available throughout the night.
This event is ACPSEM CPD Endorsed (6 points) and sponsored by GenesisCare.
*please note catering is not provided, pub meals and drinks are available to purchase throughout the night