ASMMIRT

11th Annual Scientific Meeting
of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy 

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ASMMIRT 2016 is pleased to announce a series of pre-conference workshops, which are planned to complement the main scientific program.

The workshops will run on Thursday 21 April 2016 and will cover a range of topics. 

Workshop tickets – are available through the ASMMIRT registration system at the time of registering for the conference. For those who have already registered and want new workshop, or event tickets, you can log back into your account at any time to add workshop or social function tickets to your registration. Please click on the Sign in with your Existing Account tab and enter your log in details. Select the tickets you wish to add and continue to the online credit card payment page. You will see the balance amount due and be able to make payment.

Publications and Research Workshop

Getting a paper published is easier than you think. In this workshop you will be guided by editors, reviewers and successful authors who will explain the review process and offer tips and tricks to improve your chances of your manuscript being accepted. Bring your ideas and unpublished manuscripts with you to receive personal guidance in the hands-on session.

Session 1

  • Welcome and introduction: Simple steps – manuscript submission to article publication - Cherry Agustin
  • Reporting guidelines - Cherry Agustin
  • Secrets for success: tips from a successful author
  • A reviewer‘s perspective: common pitfalls to avoid - Karen Dobeli
  • Count to 10: how to respond appropriately to reviewer comments - Kellie Knight
  • Omissions in reporting or flawed study? - Ann Poulos
  • Questions and information about Session 2 - Karen Dobeli

Session 2 - Workshop Sessions

  • Converting a conference presentation into a manuscript
  • Manuscript review: for new authors and reviewers
  • Publishing a literature review
  • Bring your own work

More details on these workshops is available here

This workshop will be highly relevant to you if:

  • You have had an oral or poster presentation accepted at a conference and want to make the most of your hard work by converting your presentation to a manuscript
  • You have completed or are undertaking a research project but have not yet submitted a manuscript
  • You have had a manuscript rejected by a journal but are looking to resubmit
  • You don’t have any data but are keen to write
  • You are interested in becoming a reviewer for JMRS but are unsure how the process works

 

Mentoring Relationships for Stronger Research

Aim: The aim of the workshop is to provide education and training in the area of research mentoring, tailored to the Medical Radiation profession, to equip people to undertake this role in their workplaces. This workshop would enable attendees to develop robust and supportive research groups in their own place of work and network with like-minded professionals.

Who is course for: Radiation Therapists and Medical Imaging professionals interested in and/or involved in research 

Duration: 3 hours (inclusive of afternoon tea break)

Conducted by, and format (subject to change):
Presentations from experienced health researchers and mentors, shared mentoring experiences from current researchers, discussion and exercises on finding mentors and evaluating the mentor-mentee relationship.

  • Professor Liz Ward, Director – Centre for Functioning and Health Research - General research conduct and research mentoring from the multidisciplinary Allied Health perspective
  • Professor Peter Hogg, Professor of Radiography, Salford University - General research conduct, research mentoring and capacity building in the Medical Imaging profession
  • Dr Georgia Halkett, Senior Research Fellow (RT), Curtin University - General research conduct, research mentoring and capacity building in the Radiation Therapy profession
  • Elizabeth Brown, Advanced Radiation Therapist, Princess Alexandra Hospital Radiation Oncology Department; PhD candidate – Queensland University of Technology - Research mentoring from the perspective of a researcher
  • Moderated panel discussion with invited speakers and MI and RT current researchers
  • Networking time

For program schedule click here

For full speaker list and panel member bios click here

Communication and Patient Safety (CaPS) Workshop

Aim: First do no harm. As individual health workers we live and breathe this credo. Nobody comes to work to harm people; sadly though, as a system, we continue to harm people in astonishing numbers. At the heart of this harm is communication. 

In this interactive workshop you will explore some of the fundamental building blocks of effective communication. You will learn skills and techniques for when communication becomes difficult, and you will learn how to confidently raise your concerns during safety critical moments. 

Who is the workshop for: Everyone. This training program was developed for all – if you work with another human, you should attend!

Conducted by: Kellie AllenCertified Trainer Crucial Conversations, Dip Practice M’mt, Dip Paralegal, Dip Training and Assessment, Executive and Business Coach

Social Media Workshop for MRPs

Thursday 21 April 1.00-2.30pm (90 minutes total)

Facilitators:

  • Amanda Bolderston (@amandaboldersto), Radiation Therapist from BC Cancer Agency, Canada; Twitter aficionado.
  • Julia Watson (@julia_watso), MRI/CT Radiographer from Canada/Australia; Co-founder of #MedRadJclub.

Who is the workshop for?  Everyone! Social media can deliver benefits to each and every medical radiation professional, irrespective of age, generation or smart device ability.

Objectives:

  • A look at how social media (Twitter, blogging and LinkedIn) be integrated into your professional life.
  • An exploration of the personal, educational and professional benefits of using social media.
  • How to evidence and record your educational activity on Twitter.
  • Twitter 101! You will be tweeting by the end of the session. Your first tweet may well land you a free espresso coffee, hand delivered to you in the workshop.
Philips Innovation & You Seminar - BCEC

Thursday 21 April 6:30pm  - Light supper and drinks provided

Duration: 2 Hours

ASMMIRT sponsor Philips will be hosting a special seminar on the latest in innovation which will be help at Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre on the Thursday evening of ASMMIRT. More information will be available on the conference website. For questions relating to this event contact: tania.marczenko@philips.com

Topics:

  • Philips Digital X-Ray Innovation & You – Technology update Presented by: The Philips Healthcare team 
  • The MAT Method: Improving Malpositioning in Horizontal Beam Lateral Knees Presented by: Kelly Fordyce, Logan Hospital
  • Journey from implementing a radiographer abnormality alert system to introducing a radiographer commenting system into a busy ED Presented by: Michael Neep, Logan Hospital
  • Improving radiographer’s ability to reposition lateral elbow – a novel approach. Presented by: Daniel Sgualdino, Logan Hospital

View the program here.

A Hitchhiker‘s Guide to MRLO and Beyond

Saturday 23 April 11:30 – 12:30 (Part 1), 3.30-4.30pm (Part 2). Register for one or both parts.

Duration: 1 hour for Part 1, 1 hour for Part 2

Facilitators: Min Ku & Tony Smith 

Contents: Medical Radiation Learning Online (MRLO) is a web-based platform for medical radiation health professionals to access continuing educational resources. This workshop will consist of two, interactive parts:

  • In the first part, participants will be given a tour of MRLO. Comments and feedback will be sought about how the contents and navigation pathways can perhaps better meet the needs of the prospective target population. Participants will be invited to write down their thoughts and submit them for consideration.
  • In the second part of the workshop, advice and guidance will be given to workshop participants about how they too can develop and contribute new online learning resources to MRLO. Examples of some existing educational resources and others ‘under construction’ will be demonstrated and the opportunity made available, with the necessary support, for practitioners to contribute knowledge in their field of expertise.
Elekta Breakfast Session

Saturday 23 April 7:30 – 8:30am 

The integration of MRI imaging and state of the art linac radiotherapy promises a new era of image guidance. A collaboration between Elekta, Philips Healthcare and the University Medical Centre Utrecht has resulted in several prototypes of research MRI linacs, including the latest non-clinical system currently being shipped to consortium facilities. The principle of the design, status and expected availability will be discussed as well as highlights of the research being done presently at the Consortium members, as well as a bibliography of the current publications.