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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.

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The ASMIRT Conference will integrate the Student Conference in 2020 for the first time. The conference will be held 14 – 17 May 2020 in Melbourne with the student conference room running presentations on Friday 15 May and Saturday 16 May.

This new format is designed to give student delegates the opportunity to present to the wider audience and have a chance to answer questions from all delegates, a valuable learning experience indeed. Students can submit an abstract for oral presentation or a poster exhibit. Students are welcome to submit their oral presentation in the traditional presentation style or make use of the Pecha Kucha presentation style, as described in the Abstracts section of this website.

Abstracts .

Abstract submissions closed 6 December 2019.

Expand your presentation experience within the medical radiation sciences by presenting to ASMIRT-NZIMRT delegates at the 2020 Conference. Enjoy sharing your case studies and scenarios you have encountered; raise issues you think need debating and bounce ideas around on topics of interest that matter to you.

Abstracts for both poster and oral presentations are welcomed.  Please visit our Abstracts page to learn more about submitting your abstracts and the prizes available to ASMIRT student members.

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Program and Speakers .

There will be invited speakers who will present on topics key to all medical radiation science students. Stay updated via the email updates, sign up below!

INVITED SPEAKERS

Amanda Perdomo – Australasian College of Physical Scientists in Medicine (ACPSEM) certified diagnostic imaging medical physicist (Radiology)

Amanda will be a guest speaker fo rthe session on “Dose” and be involved in other apect of the Student Confernece across the two days.
Currently, she works as the medical physicist and RSO at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and as a senior consultant medical physicist with Medical Physics Specialists. Additionally, Amanda holds a teaching appointment in the Department of Radiology at the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked at Alfred Health (Medical Physicist, Acting & Deputy RSO) and Austin Health (locum Principal Medical Physicist).

Amanda particularly enjoys collaborating in a multidisciplinary environment to develop and achieve best practice culture. With a background in education, Amanda is also passionate about communicating medical physics concepts to different audiences.
Amanda also volunteers her time as the chair of the ACPSEM radiology specialty group, a member on two working parties working on reinvigorating general X-ray and fluoroscopy quality assurance in Australia and New Zealand, and a member of the ACPSEM advisory forum.

Joe Virgona – Director, Your Money Manager

Joe will present to students on the key life skill of managing your money. He is a financial planner with 19 years’ experience and a director at the financial planning firm Your Money Manager for the last 14 years. Joe works with and helps individuals and families to:

  • simplify and improve how they manage their money so they can start to save, get on top of debts and move from living pay day to pay day to focusing on how they want to live long term.
  • own their own properties, whether it’s their first home or an investment property and then combine this with using their superannuation and other investments to set themselves up.
  • create effective longer term strategies and plans so once they get to retirement they will have more choice about what they do and where they go.

He observes that the people who know how to look after their money are the ones who invest in themselves and their futures, and who can then go on and help their families and the wider community and wants to help as many people as possible to get into this position.

Key topics: managing your super, salary packaging and strategic investment

Key message – don’t live off your pay day to pay day and know how to manage your money

Social Functions .

It’s always fun to catch up with friends, and make plenty of new ones, at an ASMIRT event! Come along to one or more of these gatherings:

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.
PRICE: no cost – included in your registration

Friday 15 May  – Strike Bowling
Smash it out of the park at the ten pin bowling event! Held at Strike Bowling in Melbourne Central, featuring 10 lanes of bowling in action, shoe hire, use of pool tables, pizza and wedges and a complimentary drink. There is also the opportunity to purchase an additional ticket for a friend…all welcome.
PRICE: Student members – $25 inc GST, Members – $44 inc GST, Non-members – $66 inc GST per person

Friday 15 May – Cultural Activities
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! Tickets for Harry Potter will be available for the Wednesday 13th matinee/evening or Thur 14th/Fri 15th evenings and this special price is only on offer until March 17 so be quick before they go.
Times TBC
– AFL Game tickets – $40 inc GST per person
– Harry Potter tickets – $310 inc GST per person for both parts

Saturday 16 May – Saturday Gala
Gather and celebrate in one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings…The Regent Plaza Ballroom for a Vision Spectacular! The moment you enter this breathtaking historic venue, you will be swept away into a spectacular evening of entertainment and ambiance. Enjoy the delicious food, astonishing entertainment and the fantastic Baker Boys Band, you won’t want to miss this event!
7.30-11.30pm
PRICE: $150 inc GST per person

Book your social functions when you register.

Social Media .

Don’t miss a moment of the Conference action, follow our ASMIRT Student Facebook page and get to know the other student delegates attending from Australia and New Zealand!

Be sure to use and follow the #ASMIRTstudent2020 hashtag on social media.

 

Student Facebook Page

 

 

 

ASMIRT Conference Facebook Page

 

 

 

ASMIRT Conference Twitter Page

 

 

Follow all our conference hashtags

#ASMIRT2020 #NZIMRT2020 #2020VISIONMELB

We look forward to seeing your photos appear across the ASMIRT social media platforms! Tag your friends and let us know what you’re enjoying most about the conference.

Registration .

Registrations are now open, visit the registration page for pricing and to register. Any enquiries can be directed to conferences@asmirt.org

Do you qualify for Student Registration?

At the time of registration, if you are a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or Graduate Entry Masters (GEM) MRS program, this includes honours students, you will be eligible for the student rate.

NZ Students: As per the above rule, those who are members of NZIMRT will also be eligible for the Student Member rate.

Want to get involved? .

For anyone who is interested in being involved further and assisting with the smooth running on conference days, please keep an eye on the fortnightly ASMIRT eNews and this web page as we will advertise for expressions of interest for student helpers. More to come soon!

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