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Postponement information: ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 Conference

As all medical radiation practitioners are no doubt aware, we are in the midst of an expanding global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has now been categorised as a pandemic by the WHO. ASMIRT and NZIMRT extends their support to all those who have been affected by the outbreak to date – either directly or indirectly.

With respect to the ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 conference, participant and wider community health and safety, is of utmost importance to us, so we are ensuring that we are taking all necessary precautions regarding COVID-19.

As a result, ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 has been postponed.

We are currently working with the conference venue, the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC) to secure another date for this event. We expect an announcement to be made on this within the next two weeks.


Abstract submissions are now closed


The organising committee of the 2020 ASMIRT-NZIMRT joint conference wish to invite all Medical Radiations Sciences professions to submit abstracts for consideration of oral and poster presentations for the 2020 Conference, to be held in Melbourne, 14 – 17 May 2020.

Most importantly, please remove any mention of your hospital/university/workplace from your abstract and title submission. This is in order to ensure the integrity of the double blind review process.

The organising committee invite all Medical Radiations Sciences professionals and students to submit abstracts for consideration. This years’ theme is VISION; inspiring ideas on innovation, imagination, foresight and visionary concepts. Presenters are encouraged to show their diverse research, work and viewpoints as session themes cover the breadth of Medical Radiation Science topics.

Abstracts submissions for oral and poster presentations for the Student Conference closed 6 December 2019.

Download our handy guide to preparing an abstract

How to prepare a Scienticic Abstract

Theme .

The theme for the conference is “Vision”, this single theme offering a wide range of possibilities; from innovation and imagination to foresight and ideas. The program promises to be a vibrant one, with a new style of oral presentation to be offered and a return to physical poster presentations including a new, more striking design concept.

Opportunities abound for those interested in showcasing their research, work and ideas with session themes that cover the breadth of Medical Radiation Science topics and those relevant to health professionals. This includes topics specific to Radiation Therapy and Medical Imaging and to the profession as a whole, with topics such as Management, Education, Workplace Culture, Indigenous Health and Patient Care to name a few.

Pecha Kucha Short Presentations .

Along with the traditional oral presentation format, the 2020 conference will also offer abstracts for a new format of oral presentation known as Pecha Kucha, pronounced: Pecka Koo-cha. This format limits presenters to 20 slides that change every 20 seconds (20 in 20, see what we did there?). The Pecha Kucha presentations will run for a total duration of 6 minutes and 40 seconds, ideal for those wishing to present smaller volumes of information in a condensed, challenging and engaging manner.

More information about Pecha Kucha is also here.

Posters .

Another new concept for the 2020 conference is a familiar one; the return to physical posters. The conference will offer poster presenters the opportunity to physically display their posters with a new design concept, allowing delegates to more easily identify the content and outcomes of the work and thus more engagement and efficient learning outcomes.

Download the ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 Poster Guidelines for instructions on how to create your Poster.

We will soon have a link to upload your Posters and up to three supporting PDF documents or URL links  (these are for full papers, further reading, video etc.)
ASMIRT will add a QR code to your Poster prior to it being printed (placed over the current example QR code on the template).
This will point to a webpage with your Poster and  with additional links / PDF’s that you have added.

To assist with creating your poster, download these documents:

ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 Poster Template

ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 Poster Template – Example


You will be able to upload your Posters from this page by mid-March 2020.

The Vision .

The vision for the Conference is to provide high-quality content and delivery of presentations that introduce new and emerging technologies, techniques and clinical practices, in addition to patient centred care that inspires, challenges and leads our profession in the rapidly evolving technological age.

We, the organising committee, look forward to receiving your abstract submission and building for you a wonderful scientific program for the 2020 Conference in the world’s most liveable city.

Click here to download the Abstract Marking Rubric

Click here to download the Abstract Terms and Conditions

Click here to download the Abstract Reviewer Portal User Guide

Unsure who should be included as an author on your abstract? Please follow this link for clarification:

Download the 2020 Vision Student Abstracts poster

ASMIRT Awards .

ASMIRT Awards include Life Membership, Fellowship and Nicholas Outterside awards.


Fellowship of ASMIRT

Awarded to members of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy who have fulfilled the requirements of the Board. Fellowship represents the highest category of membership.

Nicholas Outterside Medallion

Awarded to members of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy who have significantly contributed to the Society over many years.

Life Membership of ASMIRT

Life Membership is awarded to those retired members in recognition of the significant contribution that they have made to the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy at a state and national level during their professional working life.

Varian Award

Awarded to a radiation therapist who has made a significant contribution to the field of radiation therapy.

Advanced Practice of ASMIRT

Awarded to members of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy who have met the criteria of Advanced practice as defined by the ASMIRT Board of Directors.

Download the Adjudication Matrix here

The above awards may be awarded at the conference, though is subject to a nomination and approval process. For more information on how these awards are nominated and awarded please contact

Download the Adjudication Matrix here.