10 years of PRIMPS!

Hello ACPSEMQ members, 
You are invited join the ACPSEM QLD branch on the 12th of October for a night of celebration for the 10 year anniversary of PRIMPS (Progress and Research in Medical Physics Series). PRIMPS is a regular informal ACPSEM QLD event that allows all ACPSEM members to present work to a group of their peers.
The night is inclusive of a 3 course meal, 4 hour drinks package and entertainment.

Register here: https://www.acpsem.org.au/events/event/10-year-anniversary-of-primps

Details are as follows: 

  • Venue: Moda Portside Events, Hamilton.
  • When: 12th of October, 7pm til late.
  • What: 3 course meal, 4 hour drink package and entertainment included.
  • Dress code: Cocktail attire.
  • Cost: $60 pp (partners welcome!)


Dance the night away as we reminisce on the last 10 years of PRIMPs.
Thank you for your support over the last 10 years.

Thank you to our sponsors of the event: 

  • Varian Medical Systems
  • Hologic
  • Elekta
  • Canon
  • Volpara Solutions

If you have any questions let me know, can’t wait to see you all there ! 
Emma Whittle

Branch Committee member ACPSEM QLD

2019 Bob Fitchew Award for Member of the Year

The Bob Fitchew member of the year award recognises excellence in the fields of physical sciences & engineering in medicine within the ACPSEM QLD Branch.

The nomination of candidates for the Bob Fitchew Member of the Year award are open until the 31st August. This award recognises excellence in the field of physical sciences & engineering in medicine within the ACPSEM QLD Branch. The guidelines for nomination and judging are outlined in the document sent out by Emma Spelleken to the branch.

If you would like to nominate a candidate, please fill out this nomination form. Your nomination can be submitted by emailing Emma Spelleken at emma.spelleken@genesiscare.com.

Annual ACPSEM QLD Symposium 2019

Please see the following event information below for the annual ACPSEM Queensland symposium. We will be hosting keynote and other speakers on the topic of “Radiation Biology and the Bio-effects of Radiation Exposure”. Also a “How to communicate radiation risk” workshop will be held in the afternoon. This workshop is an opportunity for healthcare professionals to discuss radiation risk and what to consider when communicating risk to other staff.
The details are as follows:

When: 13th September 9:30am-4:30pm

Where: Russell Strong Auditorium, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Registration: https://www.acpsem.org.au/events/event/qld-annual-branch-symposium-2019

CPD points available.

PRIMPS 28 TOMORROW!

Don’t forget PRIMPS 28 at Sunshine Coast University Hospital, 

It will be held on Friday 28th January from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Lecture Theatre 02, Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) (circled in yellow on map).

To register for the event, please visit:

https://www.acpsem.org.au/events/event/qld-branch-event-primps-28

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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MATLAB workshop

Registration is now open for the MATLAB Computational Methods for Radiation Oncology workshop.

This is an open free event for medical physicists, radiation oncologists and ACPSEM members interested in computational analysis and image processing. Limited spots available so register fast!

Details are as follows:

July 5th 9am- 5pm at Princess Alexandra hospital. 

Introduction to MATLAB

Learn how to use MATLAB to import, analyse and visualise medical data. Here we will demonstrate the scripting, automation, app development and publishing capabilities of MATLAB. This session will help familiarise yourself with MATLAB as a technical computing tool.

Diagnostic Image Processing

In this session, learn how MATLAB can be used to easily read and process medical images.  A special focus of this presentation will be on the use of interactive Apps, enabling you to perform your analysis without having to write any code.Topics discussed will include DICOM file support, image enhancement, and image segmentation. Images of phantoms implanted with fiducial markers will be used as an example.   

Other Examples

This session will explore other useful applications of MATLAB in Medical Physics. Topics may include mathematical modelling and image registration for radiation dosimetry, deep learning for image segmentation, and application deployment. 

Hands-on MATLAB Workshop (part 1)

In part 1 of this hands-on MATLAB workshop you will learn to use data importing, analysis, and visualisation tools with medical data.

Hands-on MATLAB Workshop (part 2)

In part 2 of this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to work with DICOM files and apply image processing techniques to medical images.

Register at the following link: https://au.mathworks.com/company/events/seminars/computational-methods-for-radiation-oncology-using-matlab-2807168.html

Certificate will be issued for CPD points (ACPSEM members).

PRIMPS Bus registration

Hi ACPSEMQ members,

The results are in and a bus has been requested! Please respond to the following survey by Monday next week (17/06/2019). Bus registration is limited to 21 people.

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F992C8B

See info below:

PRIMPS 28 held on the 28th June 2019

PRIMPS 28 will be held on 28th June from 3-5pm at Sunshine Coast University Hospital. 

Bus will approximately leave at 1:30pm from BTS central (450 Gregory Terrace, FV), and leave from SCUH return at 7pm after a light dinner.

REGISTER NOW through ACPSEM at the following link: https://www.acpsem.org.au/events/event/qld-branch-event-primps-28

CPD points are available for attendees with additional CPD points for those who present.

Kind regards

Emma Whittle 

Committee member of ACPSEM Queensland

Website: http://acpsemq.org.au

Facebook page: http://fb.me/ACPSEMQ  

PRIMPS 28 held on the 28th June 2019


PRIMPS 28 will be held on 28th June from 3-5pm at Sunshine Coast University Hospital. 

REGISTER NOW at the following link: https://www.acpsem.org.au/events/event/qld-branch-event-primps-28

CPD points are available for attendees with additional CPD points for those who present.

Thanks goes out to Kurt Byrnes (SCUH) for providing space for the event.

PRIMPS is a regular informal ACPSEM QLD event that allows all ACPSEM members to present work to a group of their peers.

Current Presenters:

David Willis  (SCUH) – “A Vision for 3D Tech in Rad Onc at SCUH”

Scott Crowe RBWH) – “3D Printing of Quality Assurance Phantoms”

Tim Ireland (BTS)- “3D Printing in Radiology”

Paul Charles (Herston Biofab) – “The Herston Biofabrication Institute”

Christian Langton (3D one)  – “Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices for Radiation Therapy”

Open Forum –  “The Future of 3D Printing in Medical Physics”

If you would like to present on any topic, please contact Chris Noble (Christopher.Noble@health.qld.gov.au).

Please vote for transport options on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/26QPTHT 

Kind regards

Emma Whittle 

Committee member of ACPSEM Queensland

Website: http://acpsemq.org.au

Facebook page: http://fb.me/ACPSEMQ