Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

Simply enter your keyword and we will help you find what you need.

What are you looking for?

Conference

ASMIRT-NZIMRT Conference – 4-7 June 2021 hybrid event announced!

In-person and virtual registrations are now available*.

The new dates will be Friday 4 to Monday 7 June 2021. The event has been renamed Re-vision 2021.


The conference will be held in the same rooms, at the same venue, the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Friday 4 June is now workshops, meetings and exhibition load in day. Saturday 5 June features the opening ceremony and a full program. Sunday 6 and Monday 7 June see the program continuing, with our famous Gala Dinner held on the Sunday night.

View the program here.

*All Victorian residents should attend in person, unless there is a government directive which necessitates closure of the in-person event, in which case all registrations will be transferred to virtual.

Please note: this postponement will be an equivalent replacement for the planned event originally scheduled for 14-17 May 2020.

[Read More..]

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, from Friday 4 June to Monday 7 June 2021 and is named re-vision.

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? .

Speakers

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

Community
Make connections that will carry you through 2021 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 and connect with friends and colleagues in attendance, via the Virtual platform.

Join us for ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2020 Conference – 2021 Re-Vision

Make Your Case

Need help presenting the benefits of ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2021 to your boss? Use our templates to gain approval and showcase to your employer the costs and benefits for attending.

Submit an abstract
Abstract submissions are currently closed for this conference.

Talking points

So, you want to come to ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2021 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 2021 Re-Vision

  • Networking. Relationships, especially ones centred on face-to-face opportunities, are imperative in the MRS professions. ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2021 Re-Vision consistently brings together top thought leaders and key influencers that you can connect with both in person or online to gain insight and collaborate.
  • Education. Attending ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2021 Re-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.

You can transfer your virtual registration to an in person registration up to 2 weeks before the event – 20 May 2021. To transfer your registration contact conferences@asmirt.org.

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 .

November 2020

Registrations open

December 2020

Abstract submissions reopen

7 April 2021

Speaker Registration Deadline

28 January 2021

Abstracts submissions close

March 2021

Registrations for Online Attendance open

7 April 2021

Poster Submissions due

15 April 2021

Early Bird Registration Closes

4-7 June 2021

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

conferences@asmirt.org

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 .

General FAQs

What date is the event?

4-7 June 2021

Preconference workshops, committee meetings and exhibition load-in will be held on Friday 4 June. The Student Conference will be held across both Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June. The conference dinner will be held on Sunday 6 June. The main conference presentations and exhibition will be held from Saturday 5-Monday 7 June 2021. View current program here

Where is the event being held?

ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2021 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) situated in Melbourne’s vibrant South Bank. Entrance is from doors at 1 Convention Place.

What time zone will the program be in?

Program sessions will be streamed in AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Will there be changes to the program?

This event has been rescheduled. Although we understand that there will be some inevitable changes to the original conference program, all authors who were accepted to present at the conference, and are still able to do so, remain as part of the program. View the current program here

When will CPD certificates be emailed out?

CPD certificates will be issued around 2 – 4 weeks after the conference. This includes Virtual and In Person attendees. All attendees will need to log their own CPD hours for this event.

Can I purchase a registration on the day?        

No in person registrations will be accepted at the venue on the day in line with the venue’s COVID policy. Virtual registrations can be purchased on the day.

In order to get the most out of your virtual conference registration we recommend registering in the weeks leading up to the event. This will give you additional time to view pre-conference sessions, online networking and setting up appointments / meetings with sponsors / exhibitors and other attendees. Virtual registrations can be purchased on any day of the conference, and include on demand access for the full program.

What if the Conference location goes into lockdown?

In circumstances where restrictions are imposed or remain imposed by Australian government/s (Federal, State and/or Local) due to a pandemic (such as Covid-19), in Greater Melbourne, making it not possible or unsafe for the event to proceed in person, then the conference will proceed as a fully Virtual event. If this is the case, presenters will be contacted to arrange for recording / live streaming of their presentations as applicable.

Indemnity

In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the Host, Organising Committee, and the Organiser accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by delay or cancellation.

Registration FAQs

When does Registration open?

Please refer to the key dates page.

What registration options are available?

All registration types are available as student / member / non member and lower income countries

For in person attendance there are daily registrations available as well as full conference registrations. These are also available as SPP / intern and retired member. Please note in person attendance is the only applicable registration type for Victoria residents.

For virtual attendance registration is applicable for the full event (with the exception of workshops).

All registration types will include access to releasable on demand content post event.

What program elements do I have access to as a virtual delegate?

As a virtual delegate you have access to the live stream of all conference sessions in real time as stated in the Conference program. You also have on demand access to all presentations (as agreed by individual presenters) for up to six months after the Conference to watch at your convenience. You can also choose to participate in one of the virtual workshops (subject to registration and availability of spaces) and browse the Poster library.

How do I ask questions at the virtual conference?
The virtual conference platform will provide options to type questions in the Q&A during the session as well as contacting the presenter directly via the Meeting Hub and the App.

What networking tools are available to virtual delegates?

Virtual delegates can connect with fellow attendees, speakers and exhibitors throughout the Conference via the virtual platform Meeting Hub and the App.

What is on-demand?

On Demand will give you access to the releasable presentations from the Conference to view at your own convenience. On demand access to presentations will be available following the close of the Conference for up to six months.

Is there an Early Bird option for Virtual Registration?

Yes, Early Bird prices are available for both in person and virtual registrations.

Early Bird ends – Thursday 15 April 2021

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

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

Do I qualify as a student?

At the time of registration you must be:

  • A currently enrolled student in an undergraduate or Graduate Entry Masters (GEM) MRS program. This includes honours students.
  • A presenter who has previously been accepted to present at the student conference.

I have already purchased a registration. Will this still be valid?

Registrations which have already been booked remain valid for the 4-7 June 2021 ASMIRT-NZIMRT conference.

Those with day registrations can be transferred to the equivalent day in the new conference program. ie a one day Friday conference registration would now be a one day Saturday registration. (as the conference is now running Friday – Monday inclusive, rather than Thursday-Sunday)  The ASMIRT Conference Team will be in touch with all who have purchased a day registration to confirm their intentions.

How do I change my registration details?

Log back into your registration portal here at any time using your username and password and you will be able to update any information, or email conferences@asmirt.org for assistance.

I can no longer attend the conference in person. What are my options?

We expect all people living in Victoria to be able to attend the event in person.

If you are outside Victoria and not able to attend in person you can transfer your In Person Registration to a Virtual Registration. Any applicable differences in fees, will be invoiced or refunded accordingly.

As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another delegate without penalty.

If a refund is requested, the applicable amount will be processed back onto the credit card you used to register for the conference as per our standard Terms and Conditions.

I have a Virtual Registration but now I can attend in person

Virtual registrations can be upgraded to In Person registrations anytime up to 20 May 2021. Please contact conferences@asmirt.org and we can help you with this.

I purchased an in-person registration but want to attend virtually instead

In-person registrations can be transferred to the applicable virtual registration type. Any applicable differences in fees, will be invoiced or refunded accordingly. Please note the fee applicable (early bird/standard) at the date of the original registration will be honoured. We do require notification of your intentions via email to conferences@asmirt.org by 20 May 2021 (2 weeks out). After this date you can still transfer to a Virtual Registration, though no refunds will be issued – as we will have ordered and paid for all catering.

Can I get a refund if I cannot attend the virtual conference?

The ASMIRT-NZIMRT 2021 conference sessions will be available, for those with an in person or virtual registration, to view on demand following the conference. As such, no refunds will be available for virtual registrations.

Is there any penalty for cancelling my registration?

If a refund is requested, the applicable amount will be processed back onto the credit card you used to register for the conference. After 15 April 2021, refunds will only be applicable for those transferring from In Person to Virtual Registrations. An administration fee of $100 may be charged for refunds as per the conference terms and conditions

Refunds will be available as per our standard Terms and Conditions

Workshop FAQs

What workshops are available?

Workshops have limited numbers and need to be booked separately. We are currently assessing which workshops will run in person, and which will be made available virtually. Workshops can be added to registration later (see ‘How do I change my registration details’ below).

I have purchased a workshop. Will this still be valid?

We are currently assessing the viability of running workshops in person and online. We will be in touch soon with an update to this. If you have registered for a workshop that is unable to run, you will be able to swap to another if there is space available, or a refund will be available. If you have specific questions, please contact conferences@asmirt.org

How do I add a workshop to my registration?

Log back into the registration portal at any time using your username and password and add any workshop or social event to your registration. Please contact the Conference Team at conferences@asmirt.org for assistance.

Speaker/Presenter FAQs

I am a Conference Presenter – what about me?

All conference presenters are required to register and attend in person. This includes Poster presenters. For those whose workplaces (outside Victoria) have imposed restrictions on travel, you may be eligible to present Virtually. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and will require supporting documentation from management.

Will there be changes to the program?
This event has been rescheduled. Although we understand that there will be some inevitable changes to the conference program, all authors who were accepted to present at the conference, and are still able to do so, remain as part of the program. The Conference Team will be in contact shortly with all presenters to confirm presentation times and dates. View the current program here

What if the Conference location goes into lockdown or state borders close?

In circumstances where restrictions are imposed or remain imposed by Australian government/s (Federal, State and/or Local) due to a pandemic (such as Covid-19), making it not possible or unsafe for you as a presenter to attend in person, presenters will be contacted to arrange for recording / live streaming of their presentations as applicable.

Should travel restrictions be imposed by your individual employer, please contact conferences@asmirt.org to discuss alternate options. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and will require supporting documentation from management.

Accommodation FAQs

Is there a main Conference hotel?

Guest speakers, the ASMIRT Board and staff will be staying at the Crowne Plaza, which has recently undergone a $65 million refurbishment / renovation. Rooms are available from $230 p/n, and should be booked through the registration system or through InHouse Event Solutions
For all accommodation enquiries please contact Rebecca Williams at InHouse Event Solutions, conferences@inhouseeventsolutions.com or on 0424 577 281.

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

For all accommodation enquiries please contact Rebecca Williams at InHouse Event Solutions, conferences@inhouseeventsolutions.com or on 0424 577 281.