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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.


About .

The Victorian Branch of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT), along with our colleagues from the New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology (NZIMRT) warmly welcome delegates for the 4th combined ASMIRT-NZIMRT conference, to be held in Melbourne, 14 to 17 May 2020.

The theme of “Vision” offers a broad range of options and for us, a focus of innovation, imagination and ideas. Our mission statement is to deliver a conference that provides high quality content and delivery of presentations. We also have a focus on presentations that introduce new and emerging technologies and techniques and clinically applicable content, in a venue known for its inspirational design, maximising delegate opportunities to gather and network.

Melbourne is often regarded as the nation’s capital for sports, fashion and culture. It is home to a vibrant arts scene and is world-renowned for its great coffee, uber-hip cafés and amazing restaurants and nightlife. We look forward to showcasing our beautiful city to all friends, old and new and to provide a conference that embraces the vision of all who attend.

Wondering what ASMIRT-NZIMRT is going to be like? Here is a sample from the 2019 ASMIRT/AACRT 2019 Conference

Why Attend? .


Hear some of the most influential voices in medical imaging and radiation therapy.

Make connections that will carry you through 2020 and beyond. Join hundreds of like-minded professionals from Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Time is put aside for several networking and social sessions at the Conference to maximise your opportunities to make friends and meet others with similar interests. You can also filter for like-minded professionals through the official Conference App.

Join us for ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 Conference – 2020 Vision

Make Your Case

Need help presenting the benefits of ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 to your boss? Use our templates to gain approval and showcase to your employer the costs and benefits for attending.

Submit an abstract
We are currently open for abstract submissions, which close on 11 November 2019. It’s often easier to get funding approvals if you are accepted to present at the conference, so visit the abstract submissions page to find out more.

Talking points

So, you want to come to ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 as you know it’s going to have the right mix of technical sessions, workshops, exhibitors and social networking. Now it’s time to convince your supervisor to provide professional and financial support for you to attend. We can help. Here are some suggestions on how to get your request approved:

Details: Give your employer the relevant details. Review the program (when released) and outline for your supervisor the sessions that would be beneficial to your professional growth and to the organisation. Create a list of short and long-term goals and find the sessions that would help you achieve them. Review the list of workplaces and titles of previous attendees and explain the kinds of connections and relationships you will be making at the event and how they will benefit your organization.

Reasons to go: Bolster your request by explaining top reasons you should attend ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 Vision

  • Networking. Relationships, especially ones centred on face-to-face opportunities, are imperative in the M.R.S. professions. ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 Vision consistently brings together top thought leaders and key influencers that you can connect with in person to gain insight and collaborate.
  • Education. Attending ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 Vision will allow you to learn more about the industry and latest innovations. You can take the knowledge you gain and invest it back in your career and the company.
  • Representation. You can represent your organisation and return with contacts of individuals and vendors who you can collaborate and work with in the future. You will provide your department with key learning outcomes and share what you’ve learned.

Still need help? See below for what past attendees have said and use our email template to explain the above benefits to your employer.

Testimonials .

The food was fantastic and I loved the entertainment at both events, the bands were amazing!
The student conference was excellent and well organised. It was a good chance to hear about my future career pathways and get to know students from other places.
This conference exceeded all my expectations, I have come away invigorated and will recommend (rant) to any MRTs in MZ back in NZ who will listen to come next year!!
Excellent international key note speakers, they were of high quality and the information they provided was topical and engaging. Especially enjoyed presentations by Justin Pigg and Luke Oakden-Raynor.
Absolutely one of the best conferences I have ever been to. I loved that you can chose a talk that interests you out of five or six options. I also liked how some were combined so you get an understanding of the other sides needs and wants
This conference was a healing one for me as I'd not been for over a decade. I caught up with some really beautiful people who shared info from the past that has helped me to a brighter future.
Person centred care and the patient stories were very powerful! I really enjoyed these sessions

Key dates .

12 August 2019

Call for Abstracts Open

November 2019

Registration Opens

18 November 2019

Call for Abstracts extended

17 January 2020

Presenter Notification of Acceptance

27 February 2020

Speaker Registration Deadline

19 March 2020

Early Bird Registration Closes

14 – 17 May 2020

Conference – including Pre-Conference Workshops

Contact us .

Can’t find the answer? Then contact us.

Suite 1040-1044, Level 10, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne Vic 3004

+613 9419 3336

App .

The conference will have a dedicated app which will include the full scientific program, links to abstracts, exhibition information, social program, webcasting, gamification and more. This will be made available to event participants the month before the Conference – you will be emailed a link to download the app post-registration. It is the best way to keep up to date with everything happening across the conference.

FAQs .

What date is the event?

14-17 May 2020

Preconference workshops will be held on Thursday 14 May. The Student Conference will be held across both Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May. The main conference will be held from Friday 15 – Sunday 17 May 2020.

When does abstract submission close?

Abstract submission for the main conference will close on Monday 11 November 2019. The Abstract submission for the Student Conference closes Friday 6 December 2019.

When does registration open?

Please refer to the key dates page.

Do I qualify as a student?

At the time of abstract submission, to submit to the student conference you must be:

  • A currently enrolled student in an undergraduate or Graduate Entry Masters (GEM) MRS program. This includes honours students.

At the time of abstract submission:

  • If you are currently undertaking an AHPRA Supervised Practice Program (SPP) you must submit your abstract to the main conference for consideration.

** This also applies to student registration **

When will CPD certificates be mailed out?

CPD certificates will be issued around 2 – 4 weeks after the conference. Delegates will need to log their own CPD for this event.

When will the program be announced?

The conferences committee hopes to announce the conference program in early 2020. Please refer to the key dates page for more details.

I am an ASMIRT member. How do I apply the member discount to my registration?

Simply select the ‘yes, I’m a member” option and provide your ASMIRT member number where requested when registering for the event and the discount will be automatically applied.

How do I change my registration details?

Log back into your registration and you will be able to update any information, or email for assistance.

I can no longer attend the conference. How do I request a refund?

Refund requests need to be in writing and emailed to Please refer to the refund policy for details regarding the refund process.

How do I add a workshop to my registration?

Log back into your registration at any time and add any workshop or social event to your registration.

I want to change my accommodation, who do I contact?

For all accommodation enquiries please contact Rebecca Williams at InHouse Event Solutions,