Save the date: Symposium & Winter School

Yes, it’s on!!! Find your way to the Russell Strong Auditorium at the Princess Alexandra Hospital at any time between 8.30am and 4.30pm today (21st September) to join in the fun of the Winter School & Symposium!

The ACPSEM QLD Annual Symposium and Winter School is happening on Friday, 21st September. The theme for this year’s Winter School is Dose in Imaging. More details are to follow so please save this date in your calendar!

As usual, we would like to invite anyone who is interested in doing a 10 to 15 minute talk to register with myself (emma.spelleken@genesiscare.com). This is a great opportunity for anyone to practice their presentations for any upcoming conferences!

See you all at the Symposium!! 🙂

Thanks,

Emma Spelleken
ACPSEMQ Secretary

PRIMPS 25

The second PRIMPS event of 2018 is now here!

Date: Friday 8th June 2018
Time: 15:00-17:30
Location: BTS, Gregory Terrace
Extra bonus feature: Learn about the IQON Spectral Computed Tomography system
RSVP by: 5th June

There are still spots available for anyone who wishes to present. Contact the ACPSEM Qld branch Secretary (Emma Spelleken) to confirm your attendance, volunteer to present, or request more information.

PRIMPS 24 recap

PRIMPS 24, the first meeting in the “Progress and Research In Medical Physics Series” for 2018, was hosted by Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) on the afternoon/evening of 23rd March 2018. Most of the large crowd of visiting physicists from Brisbane and the Gold Coast arrived on a minibus hired for the occasion and were then treated to a tour of the impressive Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology facilities, and the beautiful buildings and gardens of SCUH, by Mikey Bernardo and Francis Gibbons. After the tour, we had the pleasure of listening to and learning from eight fascinating and friendly presentations:

  • Lucy Cartwright of UNSW – KIM vs CBCT
  • Daniel Serra of BTS – Pitfalls and issues in radiation shielding design
  • Deborah Carrick of GCUH – ROLLIS (Radio-Occult Lesion Localisation using I-125 seeds)
  • Elaine Ryan of BTS, working with University of Sydney – Improving the accuracy and reproducibility of breast tumour receptor status reporting using laser imaging
  • Athreya Sherma Buddhavarapu of QUT, working with SCUH – QATrack+ and routine output QA
  • Tanya Kairn of RBWH – Linac leakage dose measured using OSLDs
  • Lynsey Hamlett of SCUH – The introduction and validation of a model basd dose calculation algorithm for brachytherapy
  • Georgia Brown of PAH, working with RBWH and QUT – Dosimetric outcomes of respiratory gated breast radiotherapy

Scientific events were followed by drinks at a stylish venue just a few minutes walk from SCUH, with views onto an inlet of Lake Kawana, and then an informal dinner at a nearby Thai restaurant.

Many thanks go to Mikey Bernardo for organising this memorable PRIMPS event.

PRIMPS 24

PRIMPS 24, the first meeting in the “Progress and Research In Medical Physics Series” for 2018, will be hosted by Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) on the afternoon/evening of 23rd March 2018.

1:00 pm Bus departs Brisbane for SCUH
2:30 pm Tour of Medical Imaging (Radiology & Nuclear Medicine/PET) and Adam Crosby Cancer Care Centre
3:00 pm PRIMPS presentations
5:00 pm Post-PRIMPS refreshments/drinks/dinner
7:00 pm Bus departs SCUH for Brisbane
8:30 pm Bus arrives in Brisbane
Read the PRIMPS 24 flyer

Contact the ACPSEM Qld branch Secretary (Emma Spelleken) to confirm your attendance, volunteer to present, or request more information.