The ACPSEM QLD Branch AGM will once again be combining with the final PRIMPS of the year in 2016. This year, PRIMPS 20 and the AGM will be held at GO Lounge, Greenslopes, on Friday December 2nd. See the attached flyer for the event timetable.

The 2016 ACPSEM QLD branch AGM will run from 2 – 2:30pm, and will include election of the 2017 ACPSEM QLD branch committee. All members are invited to attend the AGM. The AGM will be followed by PRIMPS 20, 2:30 – 3:30pm.

All members and guests will have free, exclusive access to all board games at GO Lounge between 2 – 5pm. Before you land on Mayfair one too many times, the festivities will continue on to Stones Corner Hotel.

We hope you can all join us to help celebrate another year of medical physics.

Please RSVP presentations and attendance to Bess Sutherland at

PRIMPS 17 Recap

The final Progress and Research in Medical Physics (PRIMPS) meeting for the year was held on the 27th November, following the branch AGM. The event, which was well attended, was held at the Queensland Maritime Museum. Discussions continued on at the Ship Inn after the event.

The meeting started with presentations from Scott Crowe and Rebecca Murry before a popular poster session. Poster authors included Andre Asena, Katrina Biggerstaff, Diana Binny, Paul Charles, Scott Crowe, Tanya Kairn, Aleksandra Kali, Pat O’Connor, Patrick Stevenson, Steven Sylvander, Hassan Albarakati, Rami Alharbi, Alanood Alshamsi, and Deborah Tout; with the latter 4 having their posters printed by the college.

Tim Ireland was elected as chair of the Queensland Branch for 2016 at the AGM, with Katrina Biggerstaff elected to the vice chair role. This was the last AGM for current chair Paul Charles, who has done a magnificent job in the position since 2014.

See you next year!

Support the Duck Challenge

The ACPSEMQ will support the Duck at the annual Support the Duck event run by the PA Research Foundation on October 18th. It’s a great opportunity to support cancer research and promote medical physics to the wider community. The team challenge involves designing a motorised or non-motorised duck to float down 25m or power down a 100m section of the Brisbane river. The teams receive a GIANT Race Duck, t-shirts and everything needed to get started. The best team wins a mystery prize!

Please lend your support to the ACPSEMQ team here. For more information on teams, joining or donating contact Katrina Biggerstaff.