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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.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE!

CPD Hours: ASMIRT members can log CPD hours for this meeting in the 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 …

Karen Dobeli – Radiographer, Australia

Karen is a radiographer consultant and CT team leader at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She has experience in postgraduate lecturing and higher degree research supervision in CT and is an associate editor for the Journal of Medical Radiation […]

LEADx Presentations .

What are LEADx Presentations?

LEADx presentations are presented by leading experts on their specialised area. These presentations use a minimalist format that focuses on the presenter. Take a note of these LEADx presenters in the program, add them to your schedule and enjoy listening […]

Francesca Langenberg – LEADx Presenter

Francesca is the Mobile CT Project Lead, Melbourne Brain Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and has an extensive background in Computed Tomography, having been the CT Supervisor at Royal Melbourne Hospital for over 25 years. During that time Francesca managed […]

Amanda Perdomo – LEADx Presenter

Amanda Perdomo is an Australasian College of Physical Scientists in Medicine (ACPSEM) certified diagnostic imaging medical physicist (Radiology) and is on the register of qualified medical physics specialists. She also has extensive Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) experience in a large […]

Christine Vanderley-Reichner – LEADx Presenter

Christine Vanderley-Reichner graduated as a Radiographer in New Zealand in 1975. While spending most of her life a CT specialist radiographer, she is now working at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania in Safety and Quality. Christine feels continuing education in […]

Brendan Erskine – LEADx Presenter

Brendan completed his angiography training at the Alfred Hospital in 2001, becoming the modality supervisor in 2008 and is currently the Angiography/Fluoroscopy/cath-lab supervisor radiographer, including nine years’ experience inserting over 500 PICC lines. He has been a writer for the […]

Anthony Buxton – LEADx Presenter

A radiographer since 1978, Anthony worked in the NSW public health sector, generally in senior positions, principally specialising in CT. In 1988 he was appointed the first academic radiographer at the now Newcastle University, to develop, accredit and support the […]

Social Functions .

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

Cultural Activities

Come to the Melbourne Room! You will be lead through virtual tours of our favourite galleries, streets, events and more. Stay tuned for details.
We will also host an AFL night – come in your jersey and cheer on your team, with online blow-by-blow, kick-by-kick chat in our Virtual Platform stream (game is dependant on the AFL fixture, to be announced closer to the date).
FREE

Gamification

Get ready to play when you join our Conference Virtual Platform, where you can win great prizes! Information to come.

Saturday 5 June – Exhibition Virtual Nibbles & Drinks

Sign up to attend, receive an Uber voucher, get set up with your fave beverage and snacks, then come and join us in the virtual Exhibition Hall where you will meet with our exhibitors at their booths and learn more about our conference partners. From 5.30pm to 6.30pm, longer if time permits.
FREE

Saturday 5 June – Trivia Night

Enjoy a night of quizzes and questions and join the ASMIRT-NZIMRT Trivia event! This event begins at 6.30pm for networking with trivia beginning at 7pm.
FREE

To book your social functions, respond to registration emails in your inbox.

Breakfast sessions .

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

ELEKTA BREAKFAST

Friday 5 June – 8:15am – 9:00am AEST

Gillian Adair Smith is the pelvic specialist therapeutic radiographer on the MR-linac at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. At this Elekta Breakfast Session, she will discuss how fully RT led adaptive treatments using the Elekta Unity MR-Linac have been implemented at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital.

Gillian first presented at ASMIRT in 2019 where she presented on the implementation of the Unity MRL system. This time, she will discuss the developments and innovations since then, with a focus on the RT led protocols that have been established – essentially removing the Radiation Oncologist from the daily online adaptive workflow.

Gillian graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2011 with a BSc in Radiotherapy and Oncology. After completing her studies, Gillian worked in both NHS and private sectors in London before joining the Royal Marsden to work on the MR-linac in 2018. Gillian has experience in treatment and pre-treatment, with special interest in implementing new techniques. Since joining the MR-linac team, Gillian has commenced academic studies in MRI and contributed to MR-linac research.

Attend to hear from Elekta representatives on the lastest technology and advancements of Elekta products. This is a free event and bookings are essential, reserve your seat via the registration portal.

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 so book now.
All workshops will take place on the morning of Friday 4 June.

 

WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED

Posters .

The conference will offer poster presenters the opportunity to display their posters in the virtual portal for the duration of the Conference. These posters will feature a new design concept, allowing delegates to more easily identify the content and outcomes of the work, encouraging conversations with people about their posters, thus creating more engagement and efficient learning outcomes.

All posters will be available to view online with a Q&A with the author available through the networking functionality.

Tours .

Delegates will have the opportunity to discover key buildings and experiences unique to Melbourne – all supplied online.

Tour program will be available soon.