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Program Schedule .

Attendees at the Conference will hear from a broad range of speakers on several streams of concurrent scientific and non-scientific sessions, with engaging invited speakers, interactive workshops and social functions to suit everyone.

Program will be available early February 2020.


CPD Credits

ASMIRT members can log CPD credits for this meeting in your membership portal.

Invited Speakers .

Suzanne Rastrick – Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, England

Suzanne Rastrick qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Oxford. She began her career in the acute hospital sector, specialising in orthotics / biomechanics in the specialties of orthopaedics and rheumatology, before moving to practice in community services. She gained her first general management position as the matron of a community hospital, a role which at that time, would generally have been held…

Michele Monahan – Radiography Manager, Ireland

Michele Monahan is the Radiography manager at Michele Monahan is the Radiography Manager at Connolly Hospital in Dublin, she is also the Secretary and Past President of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy. Michele’s main areas of interest […]

Dr Michael Velec – Radiation Therapist–Clinician Scientist, Canada

Dr. Michael Velec is an MRT(T) appointed as a Radiation Therapist–Clinician Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, where he focuses on translating novel radiotherapy techniques and strategies into the clinic setting. He is an Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto, and Affiliate Faculty at the Techna Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health. Michael completed his PhD in medical sciences at the University of Toronto in 2014, and a postdoctoral…

Dr Helen McNair – Therapeutic Radiographer, England

Dr Helen McNair is the lead research radiographer at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Cancer Research.
Helen trained at the Northern Ireland School of Therapeutic Radiography in 1986. After working in Australia for two years she returned to the UK and worked in the Westminster Hospital and subsequently at the Royal Marsden Hospital from 1990. During that time, she worked on the treatment Linacs and then in pretreatment where she gained extensive experience in patient reproducibility and motion in radiotherapy…

Dr Chris Harris – Orthopaedic Paediatric Surgeon, Australia

Mr Chris Harris completed his medical and orthopaedic training in the UK, followed by fellowships in limb reconstruction, trauma and paediatric orthopaedics in Melbourne and the USA before joining the orthopaedic consultant team at Royal Children’s Hospital in 2007. He also works as a consultant surgeon in the public system at Western Health, Melbourne where he treats both adult and paediatric…

A/Prof Ronil Chandra – Consultant NeuroInterventional Radiologist, Australia

As a Consultant NeuroInterventional Radiologist, Ronil’s clinical expertise focuses on the assessment and treatment of vascular conditions of the brain, head and neck, and spine using advanced neuro-imaging and minimally invasive procedure techniques. He has performed over 1000 neurointerventional procedures to improve the lives of patients.

In his role as a senior healthcare clinician leader and academic researcher, Ronil is passionate…

Dr Giuseppe ‘Peppe’ Sasso – Clinical Director, NZ

Dr Giuseppe ‘Peppe’ Sasso is currently the Clinical Director of the Radiation Oncology Department at the Northern Regional Cancer and Blood Services, Auckland City Hospital and Auckland District Health Board (ADHB), having moved to New Zealand, from Italy with his family in 2010. He attended medical school and trained as specialist in radiation oncology, both with first class honours, at the School of Medicine and Surgery of the Second University of Naples, Italy; which is renowned as one of the world’s oldest….

Professor Derek Roebuck – Professor of Paediatric Radiology, Australia

Derek Roebuck graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1984. He has come to Perth to take up the position of Professor of Paediatric Radiology at the University of Western Australia and Perth Children’s Hospital after 19 years in England, where he worked as consultant paediatric interventional radiologist and more recently Head of Clinical Service (Radiology) at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. Prior to his time in England he was Associate Professor in Radiology at the Chinese University …

Social Functions .

There will be plenty of opportunity for delegates to mingle and network with fellow medical radiations professionals across the Conference.

Social Functions are held on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May 2020.

Friday 15 May – Exhibition Welcome
Join these fun networking drinks, to be held in the Exhibition Hall at the Melbourne and Convention Exhibition Centre. Meet with exhibitors, colleagues and friends for drinks and finger food. The party starts straight after the conference sessions so come along.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and AFL at the MCG (Richmond vs Geelong) tickets will also be available for those who want to enjoy a cultural or sporting event after the Welcome drinks! Express your interest in attending when you register for the conference, tickets will be available soon.

Saturday 16 May – Saturday Dinner
Gather and celebrate in one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings…venue to be revealed soon. With delicious food, astonishing entertainment and the chance to dance the night away, you won’t want to miss this event!

Book your social functions when you register.

Breakfast sessions .

The early bird catches the worm! Be sure to book in soon and get up early to attend these enlightening Breakfast Sessions.

Breakfast Sessions program announced soon.

Workshops .

For a more intensive learning experience, facilitated by professionals passionate in their area, be sure to book in for a Workshop when you register. Places are limited at each session. Workshops will take place across morning and afternoon sessions on Thursday 14 May 2020.





Introduction to MRS Quantitative Research – May 14, 2020: 1000-1300

Want to get involved in “numbers” research, collecting data, but don’t know where to start? If you have the seed of an idea, but not sure how to create your research methodology, this workshop will assist in providing clarity in identifying the best study design. Participants will commence their journey by developing their research ideas into a robust research question.

Preparing for Disaster – May 14, 2020: 1000-1300

This workshop is aimed to assist MRS professionals involved in developing a Disaster Management Plan in the event of a major incident. Participants will consider the clinical challenges, understand the role of the forensic radiographer, appreciate the medic-legal considerations and reflect upon the psychological aspects of being involved in responding to a major incident.

Cultural Safety – May 14, 2020: 1000-1300 – Bookings open soon

With the release of the updated Professional capabilities document which comes into effect March 2020, MRS professionals need to be aware of their obligations and regulatory responsibilities. This cultural safety workshop is being conducted to inform practitioners of the key components of cultural safety in healthcare, particularly with respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.


Building resilience in MRS professionals – May 14, 2020: 1400-1730

As practitioners we experience daily situations that can deplete our coping capacity.  This interactive workshop has been designed to identify stressors and provide practical strategies to develop and implement resilience in the workplace.

Getting started with Qualitative Research – May 14, 2020: 1400-1800

This hands-on workshop will equip participants with practical skills and knowledge on study design, data collection and analysis, with myth-busting insights into using qualitative research.

Head and Neck Structure Contouring for Radiation Therapy – May 14, 2020: 1400-1700

Don’t know your pineal to your parotid gland? This interactive, hands-on workshop will provide participants with knowledge and practical experience to identify and contour anatomical structures in the head and neck region for radiation therapy planning.

Using a rubric to gain a clearer vision of clinical assessment for students – May 14, 2020: 1400-1700

Supervising students on clinical placement can be challenging. This practical workshop is targeted at clinically practicing medical imaging practitioners. Join with us to learn some key skills to design and utilise rubrics effectively, to assist in assessing and delivering feedback to students.

Posters .

ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 will feature a Poster display in the Exhibition Hall for the duration of the Conference, accompanied by short presentation Q&A sessions from participating authors.

Poster authors will be notified if their abstract has been accepted for the conference and will then be able to start on formatting their Posters. Documents with Poster guidelines and a template to use will be available later in 2019. Poster authors will also have the opportunity to have a scheduled short presentation with question and answer time.

Tours .

Delegates will have the opportunity to discover key building and experiences unique to Melbourne.

Tour program will be available soon.