ASMIRT 2023 Sydney Logo with wording Champions of Change


The 2023 Conference program includes a mixture of engaging invited international and domestic speakers who are leaders in their fields, proffered scientific and non-scientific papers, vibrant physical posters, interactive specialised workshops, significant milestone celebrations, social events you will not want to miss, and so much more. 

Student submissions will be fully integrated into the conference, putting our future change agents front and centre. For 2023, we have partnered with the Rural Alliance in Nuclear Scintigraphy to enhance our concurrent streams and bring you a dedicated nuclear medicine stream to complement our radiation therapy, medical imaging, and broader plenary sessions. There will be plenty for everyone. 
Come and join us and be the change!

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This is an ASMIRT endorsed CPD program.

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CPD Hours
ASMIRT will log CPD hours for all full and student members attending the conference.

Endorsed CPD hours:
• ASMIRT 2023 Conference - 6-8.5 hours per day
• ASMIRT 2023 Conference Workshops – 1.5-4 hours as per workshop
• ASMIRT 2023 Conference Site Visits – 2.5 – 5 hours per visit

In addition to the CPD hours for attendance, you may be eligible to apply for non-appellated CPD hours for:
• Giving Presentations – NONAPP-002083
• Present a Poster at a scientific meeting - NONAPP-002084
• Peer Review - NONAPP-002001
• Chair a session in a National Conference - NONAPP-002088

If you are presenting and/or chairing a session at ASMIRT 2023, please ensure you keep a copy of the conference program with your certificate as proof in the event of an audit.


Dr Ben Bravery

Doctor and author, Sydney, Australia

Originally a zoologist and science communicator, Ben worked for the Australian and Chinese governments before being diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer at the age of 28.

After undergoing 18 months of cancer treatment, Ben decided on a career change. He became a doctor in 2018 and is now undertaking specialty training in psychiatry. Ben volunteers, advocates, writes and speaks about colorectal cancer, living with cancer, cancer in young adults, medicine and medical education, and is committed to advocating for change in Australia's healthcare system. His memoir, The Patient Doctor, was released in 2022.

Dr Ben Britton

Head of Psychology, Hunter New England Mental Health, Australia

Ben is Head of Psychology at Hunter New England Mental Health in New South Wales, Senior Clinical and Health Psychologist, Clinical Research Fellow and founding Director of What Works in Health – a behaviour change consultancy.

Ben specialises in the practical implementation of evidence-based behaviour change in clinical health settings. For more than 15 years he has led clinical innovations in health behaviour change and award-winning research to evaluate it. He has led collaborations with hospitals and universities around Australia and the world.

Dr Amanda Bolderston

Faculty Educator, Radiation Therapy Program, University of Alberta, Canada
Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences

Amanda is a radiation therapist, educator and researcher. She teaches research at the University of Alberta in the radiation therapy undergraduate program. Prior to that she has worked in Ontario, the United Kingdom, British Columbia and the Netherlands in clinical, educational and leadership roles.

Amanda is a Fellow and Past-President of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists and the current Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. Her research areas include patient advocacy and improving affirming care for queer, trans and non-binary patients and their loved ones affected by cancer. She is a co-founder of the website Queering Cancer and has recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University Health Network in Toronto focusing on the experiences of queer, trans and non-binary oncology healthcare professionals.

Alexander Flight

Nuclear Medicine Techonologist, Sydney Brachytherapy Group, Sydney, NSW

Alexander is an academically focused and passionate nuclear medicine technologist with a keen interest in theranostics and camera technologies. The core focus of his work is mentoring students to empower them with the practical and theoretical skillset to provide thorough, compassionate and holistic care.

He demonstrates a broad experience of excellence in all aspects of nuclear medicine from general studies and PET, through to theranostics and clinical research. Alexander is looking forward to growing his contribution to nuclear medicine following formal medical training, and in the meantime, developing a robust 188Rhenium Skin Cancer Therapy service alongside Dr Joseph Grace. Outside of medicine, his interests lie in automotive culture, target shooting and software development.

Professor Beverly Snaith

Consultant Radiographer
Clinical Professor of Radiography, Bradford University, UK

Beverly has been at the forefront of radiography role development over the past three decades. Appointed as one of the first consultant radiographers in the UK, she has led the development of enhanced and advanced practice at a local, regional and national level. In 2017, Beverly was appointed a 50th Anniversary Chair at the University of Bradford. Becoming the first Clinical Professor of Radiography she is again breaking new ground. This joint appointment between the university and the National Health Service combines academic and research leadership together with ongoing clinical practice.

With over 80 peer-reviewed publications and multiple research grants, she remains a leading voice in radiography and wider imaging research, particularly around role and pathway redesign.

Dr Christina Malamateniou

Director, Postgraduate Programme of Radiography (MRI), City, University of London, UK
Chair, AI Advisory Group, Society and College of Radiographers

Christina is Director of the Postgraduate Programme of Radiography at City, University of London and a Visiting Professor of Radiography at HESAV in Switzerland. She is a widely published researcher, with more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and many book chapters. She has contributed to many guidelines on perinatal imaging, research ethics, artificial intelligence governance, patient and public involvement in research and has more than £3.25 million in research grants in her name as principal investigator and co-investigator.

Christina is an enthusiastic educator and enjoys research-informed teaching that is adapted to the student’s strengths, feeds their curiosity and improves clinical practice. Her areas of research revolve around AI adoption and education in radiography, person centred care, and supporting the workforce in its recovery after the peak of the pandemic.
Christina is Chair of the AI Advisory Group of the Society and College of Radiographers and will be the new Chair of Research for the European Federation of Radiographer Societies from April 2023. Christina believes in leading from the heart.

Dr David Gilmore

Program Director Nuclear Medicine Technology and Associate Professor, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, USA

David is the Program Director for Nuclear Medicine Technology and an associate professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. David has over 15 years of teaching in higher education serving in a variety of roles.

David is also an active member in the radiologic and medical imaging sciences. He has served as the President of the technologist section of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. He chairs a range of committees within the professional organisation and serves as a mentor to new leaders within the profession. His interests are centered on nuclear cardiology and globalisation, as well as promoting the profession with the encouragement of higher education degrees and opportunities for all technologists and therapists.

He is the author of the textbook, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging: Technology and Techniques (9th edition). David continues to present at local, regional, national and international meetings.

David received his certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Virginia. After completing a Bachelor of Science at Old Dominion University, he completed a Master of Science at Virginia Tech and a doctorate in education at Northeastern University in Boston.

Dr Don Nocum

Interventional radiographer, and lecturer, The University of Sydney, Australia

Don is an interventional radiographer at the Sydney Adventist Hospital in New South Wales and a lecturer (Clinical Education) at The University of Sydney. He has recently completed his PhD from The University of Sydney and has spent the past five years publishing research on uterine artery embolisation radiation dosimetry in various Australian and international journals. Don was recognised in 2022 as only the third-ever advanced practice radiographer by the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy.

Dmitry Beyder

Certified nuclear medicine technologist and SNMMI-TS President-elect, USA

Dmitry is a certified nuclear medicine technologist who holds a Master of Public Administration from New York University. During his career, he has been a direct health care provider as technologist, and leader in health care administration for molecular imaging and other hospital services. 

Dmitry has spent his career working for major academic facilities such as the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Oregon Health & Science University and most recently at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University. In his role at these facilities, he has led several PET programs to double digit growth, brought novel services to his patients, and participated in innovation that improved delivery and access to care. Dmitry is currently the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging – Technologist Section President-elect with a focus on improving the technologist workforce pipeline and growing theranostics in the field of molecular imaging.

Dr Elisabeth (Lisa) Rippy

Consultant Breast Surgeon, Sydney, Australia

Lisa is a reconstructive breast surgeon. She specialised in breast oncology and reconstruction after general surgery training and has a special interest in other breast disease, such as granulomatous mastitis. Lisa has rooms in North Sydney and the CBD and is the lead surgeon and consultant at Northern Breast Screen and the Sydney Breast Clinic. She operates at North Shore Private, Hunters Hill Private, The Mater and St Vincent’s Private hospitals.

Lisa has lectured for the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and is regularly involved with GP and breast cancer group education. She also writes for the Medical Observer and teaches breast reconstruction to breast registrars for BreastSurgANZ. Lisa is passionate about delivering breast care with the most up-to-date surgical techniques coupled with good old fashioned patient care.

Dr K Elizabeth Hawk

Nuclear medicine physician and neuroradiologist
Stanford University School of Medicine and University of California, San Diego, USA

Elizabeth is a nuclear medicine physician and neuroradiologist. Following an undergraduate degree in molecular cell biology at the University of California Berkley, Elizabeth completed a master’s in medical radiation physics and a PhD in neuroscience. She then completed her medical doctorate, residency and dual fellowship requirements at the University of Southern California and is dual board-certified in nuclear and molecular medicine as well as radiology. 

Elizabeth is the interim Nuclear Medicine Chief at the University of California, and an Assistant Professor at the Stanford School of Medicine. She holds several national leadership positions in organised medicine and is a member of the RADequal Board, promoting diversity in medical informatics.
Elizabeth’s current research focuses on artificial intelligence applications in patient-centred care and the ethical challenges in artificial intelligence adaptation.

Associate Professor Emma Hyde

Clinical Director, Personalised Care Institute
Diagnostic radiographer
Associate Professor, University of Derby, UK

Emma is a diagnostic radiographer currently working as an Associate Professor at the University of Derby. Her PhD work sought to define informed measures of patient-centred care in diagnostic radiography. Emma is passionate about person-centred care and strives to embed it in day-to-day clinical practice. Her aim is to support both students and qualified practitioners to be as person-centred as possible. Individuals attending for medical imaging or radiotherapy are often anxious, in pain, confused or disorientated. Emma believes that we can all do more to make medical imaging and radiotherapy departments more welcoming environments that put our patients at the centre of everything.

Emma is also Clinical Director of the Personalised Care Institute, that trains health and care staff in England to deliver personalised care. She is a member of the International Community of Practice for Person-Centred Practice, a member of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Editorial Board, has recently co-guest edited a special issue of Radiography dedicated to patient experience and patient voice, is Vice-President (Education & Workforce) of the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress 2023, and a member of the College of Radiographe

Professor Eric Rohren

Nuclear medicine physician and radiologist
Professor and Chair of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA

Eric is Tenured Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. He is a dual-trained radiologist and nuclear medicine physician with certification from the American Board of Radiology and American Board of Nuclear Medicine. Eric has over two decades of experience in the performance of molecular imaging and therapy procedures, including oncologic, neurologic and cardiac applications.

Eric previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, including a term as Chair. He is currently the nuclear medicine representative on the Radiology Review Committee for the ACGME, the oversight body for residency training the US. Eric maintains an active clinical practice in nuclear medicine imaging and therapy, with a focus on oncologic and neurologic applications. He has a particular interest in the evolving capabilities of artificial intelligence in radiology and nuclear medicine, including the ethical considerations as such technology is employed in the care of patients.

Professor Geoff Delaney AM

Clinical Lead, SPHERE Cancer Clinical Academic Group, Australia

Geoff is a radiation oncologist at the Liverpool Hospital, Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of New South Wales and Clinical Lead of the Translational Cancer Research Network for SPHERE. Until recently he was also the Director of Cancer Services for the South-Western Sydney Local Health District. His main clinical interest is breast cancer. 

His research interests include health services-based research, patient reported outcome measures, radiation incident reporting, the implementation of multi-disciplinary care, survivorship, and health service delivery inequities in cancer. He has published in the international literature, presented scientific papers and posters at national and international meetings and reviewed manuscripts for journals including The Lancet, Radiotherapy and Oncology, and the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. He is also an assistant editor for Clinical Oncology. He was awarded an AM for services to oncology and tertiary education.

Professor Hosen Kiat

Consultant cardiologist, The Cardiac Health Institute, Sydney, Australia

Hosen graduated from Monash University, completing his medical internship and residency at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and his general, interventional and electrophysiology cardiology training at the Alfred and Austin hospitals in Melbourne and Westmead Hospital in Sydney.

Appointed full-time staff cardiologist and Director of Cardiac Imaging Research at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, UCLA School of Medicine, Hosen has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications on cardiovascular medicine. A Diplomate of American Boards: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease – Subspecialty Cardiac CT, Hosen works closely with the Australian National University, Western Sydney University, Macquarie University, The University of New South Wales and Charles Sturt University.

Leighton Rogan

Regional Technical Manager, I-MED Radiology, Australia

Leighton is the Regional Technical Manager at I-MED Radiology for the Riverina region. Leighton graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (MRS – Nuclear Medicine) in 1994 and has been working in the private imaging sector in regional New South Wales for the past 27 years. In 2017, Leighton completed post-graduate studies in magnetic resonance PET at the University of Queensland and more recently has guest lectured as part of RMIT University’s nuclear medicine course.

Dr Lucinda Morris

Staff Specialist, Radiation Oncology, St George Cancer Care Centre, Sydney, Australia

Lucinda is a radiation oncologist based at the St George Cancer Care Centre in Sydney. She is Co-Chair of Targeting Cancer, an award winning internationally recognised public awareness campaign that aims to increase patient access to radiation therapy globally ( Lucinda is Chair of the Australian Clinical Dosimetry Service Clinical Advisory Group and is an elected Council Member of the RANZCR Faculty of Radiation Oncology. Her key area of expertise and clinical research is geriatric oncology, and her doctoral research focusses on improving care for older adults with cancer undergoing radiation therapy. Her novel research around clinician education and geriatric oncology has had significant global impact and has resulted in the development of multiple geriatric oncology education improvements. 

Most recently she led the global team that developed the world’s first dedicated Geriatric Radiation Oncology Curriculum Learning Outcomes, which are now internationally recognised as an education benchmark. She has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is a frequent invited guest speaker in geriatric oncology at international scientific meetings. She is a founding faculty member of the European Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology-Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology-Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (ESTRO-CARO-RANZCR) Foundations of Leadership in Radiation Oncology course.

Dr Michael Velec

Radiation therapist-clinician scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada

Michael is a radiation therapist–clinician scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, where he focuses on translating novel radiotherapy techniques and strategies into the clinic setting. He is also 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 fellowship at the Techna Institute in 2016.

Michael has current research interests in deformable image registration and dose accumulation for the applications of adaptive radiation therapy and understanding dose-response relationships for tumour control and normal tissue toxicities. Ongoing projects include the development of new models of care delivered by radiation therapists that simultaneously enables precision medicine and person-centred care. Michael is also engaged in teaching both trainees and practising health professionals in radiation medicine.

Dr Mitra Safavi-Naeini

Research Leader, ANSTO and CEO of GaiaPOD

Associate Professor Mitra Safavi-Naeini is a Principal Physicist and Research Leader in Human Health at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Mitra is a prolific researcher in the field of particle physics and medical radiation physics. Her two main research areas are radiotherapy (proton and heavy ion therapy and flash photon therapy), particularly in relation to treatment methods for cancers with poor prognoses, and image quantification (with a specific focus on positron emission tomography and its application to particle therapy). 

Mitra is one of the co-inventors of neutron capture enhanced particle therapy. She has brought together a multi-disciplinary team of expert scientists and established a large group of international industry and academic partners to form a consortium around the neutron capture enhanced particle therapy project and its translation.

Paulina Cegla

Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Greater Poland Cancer Centre

Paulina has been in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging for over 11 years. She works in two cancer centers in Poland. During these years, she was responsible for conducting all aspects of nuclear medicine procedures including radiopharmacy, patient preparation, PET/CT and SPECT/CT examinations, therapy procedures, quality control and scientific work. She is an Editorial Board member for Frontiers in Nuclear Medicine and collaborates with international centres in Australia and Germany in terms of nuclear medicine. She is a member of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, and the Polish Society of Nuclear Medicine.

Her current research is focussed on nuclear oncology, especially in the field of head and neck, thoracic, and gynecological cancers, trying to find nuclear medicine parameters that are helpful in predicting outcomes in oncology patients. She has recently started a project that is focussed on expanding the role of nuclear medicine in cardiology in Poland.
Paulina Cegla

Phillip Chlap

Senior radiotherapy software engineer, Sydney, Australia

Phillip is a senior radiotherapy software engineer at the Ingham Institute, The University of New South Wales and the Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre where his primary aim is the safe clinical implementation of research software, including AI, into the clinic. Within his part-time PhD he is exploring the development of an automated contour quality assurance tool for radiotherapy clinical trials. Phillip is also a member of the ACPSEM Artificial Intelligence Working Group and the Software Development Task Group, which provide guidance to the medical physics community around the safe implementation of AI and in-house developed software.

Phillip Ebbs

Paramedic and Senior Lecturer in Paramedicine, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Phillip is a paramedic and researcher. Formerly a senior manager with one of the world’s largest ambulance services, his experience extends across emergency practice and emergency management leadership, including in natural disaster, counter terrorism and international settings. He actively researches and presents in the areas of safe and effective practice in complex and high-stress emergency environments.

As a leader in the Australian paramedicine profession, he has held advisory positions to the Paramedicine Council of NSW, the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission – where he was also Deputy Chair of the multi-disciplinary clinical advisory council (2012–2015) – and Director for the Australian College of Ambulance Professionals (now the Australasian College of Paramedicine).

He has over published 20 peer-reviewed publications and is an invited speaker for national and international audiences.

Prue Lamerton

Team Leader in Nuclear Medicine, Hawkes Bay District Health Board, Te Matau a Māui Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Prue has had 44 years of continuous experience in nuclear medicine in New Zealand. She has represented New Zealand on many committees with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine. Prue was a professional member of the New Zealand Medical Radiations Technologists Board from 2010, where she was nominated to Chair in 2015, serving in this position until the end of her term in 2018.

Prue was instrumental in the development of PET/CT in New Zealand, and is currently the clinical leader at Hawkes Bay Hospital. She has also just taken on a role as the Clinical Lead for PET/CT and Therapy at TRG Imaging Ltd to develop a PET/CT service in the region.

Rachel Challen

Senior radiographer, St Vincent's Public Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Rachel is a senior radiographer at St Vincent's Public Hospital Sydney, specialising in CT, interventional radiology and interventional cardiology. She has a passion for patient-centred care. Rachel authored the article, Dementia Patient Care in the Medical Imaging Department (Radiography, UK, 2018), and continues to educate healthcare workers and inspire them to do better when providing imaging and care to people with dementia.

Stephanie Robbie

Nuclear medicine technologist, Queensland X-Ray, Australia

Stephanie is a nuclear medicine technologist currently working for Queensland X-Ray in the regional hub of Toowoomba in Queensland. She graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) in 2020, with her research focussing on extravasation rates in PET departments, with published work in this area. 

She is a member of the Rural Alliance in Nuclear Medicine Scintigraphy (RAINS) and is passionate about the growth and development of the nuclear medicine field, particularly in rural areas.

Suzanne McGregor

Teacher and cancer advocate, Newcastle, Australia

Suzanne was born and raised in Waratah West in Newcastle, where she currently resides. She has also lived in Lismore, Sydney and Queanbeyan. She is a primary school teacher and has been for 31 years. Suzanne has taught all grades from kindergarten to Year 6 in public schools in New South Wales, including the John Hunter Hospital School, where she first gained an interest in learning more about cancer, its different forms and treatments.

Other pursuits include life coaching and personal training, which align with her interests in growth mindset, good health, good nutrition and regular exercise. Suzanne has always been interested in and participated in a variety of sports. While training for her first marathon in 2021, she discovered a lump. From there she started her experience as a cancer patient. Now in survivorship, she has an increased interest in advocacy in the treatment of cancer for all patents.

Dr Tina M. Buehner

Nuclear medicine technologist and research scientist
Medical Science Liaison at GE Healthcare
Past-President of SNMMI-TS

Tina has been in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging for 22 years, having worked in all areas of nuclear medicine including nuclear cardiology and nuclear pharmacy, and in radiopharmaceutical therapies. She is board certified in nuclear medicine technology, computed tomography and radiation safety by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and in nuclear medicine technology and computed tomography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Tina has a passion for research in molecular imaging and therapy, and a special interest in women’s health. As such, she focused her doctoral research on using a novel amino acid PET/CT radiotracer towards improving the diagnosis of gynaecologic malignancies, specifically ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancers.

Tina has served in various leadership positions and committee appointments within the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the NMTCB, where she is the current Chair. She has been on the Board of Directors and House of Delegates in SNMMI since 2010, receiving her Fellowship in 2015. She has been an invited speaker both nationally and internationally, authored book chapters, and is an advocate for work-life balance and equality for women in medicine.
Tina works for GE Healthcare and is part of the medical affairs team in oncology, specifically breast oncology, where she is focused on advancements in breast cancer imaging.

Social Events

Cocktail function

Friday Night

Cocktail function

Come and connect with conference attendees at the fantastic Doltone House – Jones Bay Wharf. 

Socialise, network, meet new friends and old and be entertained during this great night. Come and enjoy drinks, delicious canapes, champagne, and lots of surprises, it is going to be a night to remember. Book your ticket as part of your registration.

Saturday Night

Gala Dinner - ICC Ballroom
The highlight of the Conference social calendar every year is the gala dinner, and this year will be no different! Starting in the 1920’s, the event will transport you back through the years, so pick your favorite decade and dress to impress.

The evening will feature entertainment, dancing, lots of fun and a 3-course meal with accompanying wines, soft drinks, tea and coffee. All while you are being taken through time… the 50s, 70s and even the amazing 80s and 90s and for the super young (and those young at heart) the 2000s and beyond. Book your ticket as part of the registration process.


On Saturday join a breakfast session which will run from 7:30am-8:30am.

GE Breakfast Session 


Join Rob Williams for a hands on presentation - Navigate your way around the AMX Navigate

Meet the presenter

Rob Williams

Rob qualified from University of Sydney with a Diploma of Applied Science in Medical Radiation Technology, Diagnostic in 1991, which he upgraded to a Bachelor degree in 1994. He worked in both public and private radiology sites before moving into the commercial arena where he has over 25 years experience largely in the medical imaging market. In 2017 Rob attained his MBA from the Australian Institute of Business. In recent years Rob worked as a product specialist for Carestream Health and as a Contracts Manager for NSW HealthShare, before joining GE HealthCare in Jan 2021 as the X-Ray and Mammography Product Sales Specialist Team Leader.

Elekta Breakfast Session 


Join Elekta for this breakfast session - 3 years of Unity MR-Linac program at GenesisCare

Meet the Speakers

Laura Mckenzie

Originally from New Zealand, Laura has 8 years’ experience working as Radiation Therapist across a variety of departments and roles. Since joining GenesisCare, she has contributed to the pre-treatment space and been an integral member of the St Vincent’s MR-Linac team over the past 12 months. Excited about what this new technology can offer, Laura recently took the lead role in their CNS project, which has enabled the treatment of patients with brain cancer on the MR-Linac.

Louise Hogan

Louise is the MR-Linac Lead RT at Genesis Care Murdoch, implementing the first MR-Linac in WA in May 2022, having worked previously at the GenesisCare St Vincent's site in Sydney. She has a keen interest in the clinical combination of SABR treatments and MR Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy, particularly in the treatment of Upper GI cancers such as liver and pancreas


ASMIRT 2023 Workshops announced!

We are pleased to let you know about our upcoming workshops for the ASMIRT 2023 Conference. Places are limited so ensure your book you spot when you register.

Read more about the workshops below...

GE HealthCare CT User Group

4pm - 6pm, Thursday 27 April 

Join your peers to learn about the latest AI CT technology and applications from the GE HealthCare.

Among the topics on the agenda are peer presentations (clinical cases), clinical scanning tips, and advanced post-processing demonstrations.


4:00pm - Registration and welcome drinks

  • AI in CT and what is Effortless Workflow
  • Why AI means you don’t need a filter to achieve fast ULD Chest imaging – Busting Myths!
  • GSI Xtream and how you achieve routine Spectral Scanning today.
  • Peer presented Clinical Cases – Real Cases from the BEST of our  radiographers across ANZ.
  • One Beat Cardiac and AI – Exclusives.
  • AW Workstation Demo – Check out the Advanced Apps

6:00pm - Conclusion

Canon CT User Group Meeting

Thursday April 27, 5PM-7PM

Join the CT user group meeting and connect with your peers over drinks and canapes on arrival. Learn more about the latest advances in technology from Canon.

The program will include presentations on CT Liver Imaging: A Focus on Oncology as well as the A to Z of CTPA, and more.


5.oopm - Registration, drinks & canapes
5.30pm - Welcome & Education update 
5.40pm - CT Technology update
6.00pm - Customer Case Study presentation
6.10pm - CT Liver Imaging: A Focus on Oncology 

6.30pm - Customer Case Study presentation
6.40pm - The A to Z of CTPA 
7.00pm - Program concludes

To ensure you place, please book via the registration form.

I’ve got an idea! Getting started in research and developing a project protocol
Getting started in research can be challenging when you are not sure where to begin. The aim of this workshop is to provide practical support for those who have a research idea they wish to develop or those who would like to become involved in research and want to know where to start. Strategies for getting started in research will be presented followed by small group work developing existing research ideas or working through prepared examples.
JMRS: An informative Q&A panel session for authors and reviewers
In this informal Q&A panel session with JMRS editorial and publishing team members participants will learn about a variety of topics related to publishing in or reviewing for a scientific journal, including: reporting guidelines, the impact of ChatGPT and similar AI software on journals, ethical dilemmas and novel solutions in peer review. Participants will also be encouraged to ask questions of and provide feedback to the panel on any other aspect of publishing in, or reviewing for JMRS.
Translating knowledge into evidence-based practice
In this workshop participants will actively work through the five stages of evidence-based practice. They will learn how to develop their clinical queries into answerable questions, search and appraise research and look at evidence-based strategies for effective translation.
Mammography Positioning

This is a hands-on positioning workshop for radiographers wishing to improve basic mammography positioning and troubleshoot technically challenging situations, as well as ergonomics for good positioning habits.
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Perform a basic 2 view mammogram
  • Understand adaptations needed for technically challenging patients
  • Understand the basics of imaging women with breast implants
  • Adopt good ergonomic positioning habits
Psychological safety and educator alliance on clinical placement
Clinical educators have a key role in supporting students during clinical placements. Maximum learning occurs when students are engaged with their learning and look for opportunities to learn. However, poor mental health is a prevalent issue in all university students, and signs of poor mental health can be difficult to differentiate from unengaged students, for example students who do not take feedback on board, seem lazy or cannot complete set tasks. This workshop aims to provide clinical educators with an overview of poor mental health issues in students and provide a toolkit of strategies that can be used in the clinical environment.
aRTificial intelligence: the opportunities for the profession
This workshop will provide attendees with knowledge of current and future uses of artificial intelligence in radiation therapy, how it may impact the radiation therapist role and the opportunities that it presents to radiation therapists.
Clinical supervision and assessment in MRS
This workshop will take participants through the fundamental principles of successfully supervising an MRS student placement and assessing the student’s performance so that their true capability is determined.
Recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient

This workshop will cover:

  • How to recognise the deteriorating patient or adverse reactions
  • ECG interpretation
  • How to respond to the deteriorating patient
  • Pharmacology of emergency drugs.
    (Note: this workshop is held in four parts over two sessions.)
Radiography escape room
Beat the clock and break out of the radiography department without compromising safety and patient care. This real-time clinical simulation puts you out-of-hours in a busy hospital working in general radiography. You must work efficiently against the clock through a series of ongoing clinical scenarios and puzzles that challenge your critical thinking and clinical decision making. As a team you must navigate this authentic clinical caseload during a live 90-minute session to escape your shift! The Radiography Escape Room will be followed by a debriefing session with opportunity for collaborative discussion and critical reflection.
Implementation of MRI-Guided RT Practice
MRI-guided, adaptive radiation therapy (RT) systems are increasingly being adopted and clincial experience continues to mature. This workhop is intended to share practices for radiation therapists with early, forthcoming, and experienced users of MR-linacs. 

The goals are to generate shared understandings of the requirements to:

  1. enable multi-disciplinary care by identifying roles and responsibilities, MR safety, technical training,
  2. develop site-techniques and workflows, using examples in the pelvis (e.g. prostate) and upper abdomen (e.g. liver, pancreas); and
  3. identify priority quality improvement and research opportunities in radiation therapy.

Presented by 
• Michael Velec, MRT(T), PhD 
• Vikneswary Batumalai, PhD
• Jenna Dean
• Sam Roberts

First year in a day: investigating the creation of an image

This workshop provides a quick-fire refresher and overview of the general radiography content typically taught in the first year of university education, but with a focus towards clinical application. The workshop will unpack and explore the fundamentals of exposure selection and describe the elements and relevance of a solid technical critique.

Embedding person-centred care in everyday practice
There is increasing emphasis in the literature, and from organisations such as the Health Foundation, Picker Institute and Nuffield Trust, on ensuring care is personalised, coordinated and enabling, and that individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Key to this is putting the person at the centre of the episode of care (rather than the clinician/process/system). In this workshop we will explore ways to deliver person-centred care that can be embedded in everyday practice. We will also consider enablers and blockers to person-centred care.
Radiotherapy image data analysis using Python
In radiotherapy research projects it can often be challenging to process large imaging datasets. Analysing contours or extracting dose metrics manually using software can often be time consuming and prone to manual errors. By using Python scripting, we can automate this process to streamline the analysis of our imaging data for our research. This includes developing scripts to inspect, convert, visualise and analyse radiotherapy imaging and planning data.

Site Visits

ASMIRT 2023 site visits will take place on Thursday 27 April. Choose one of the two visits below, each offering an exclusive interactive experience for all MRS professionals.

ANSTO Site Visit
In depth tour into the nuclear science industry
1pm – 4.30pm
A tour of ANSTO offers a comprehensive overview of the field of nuclear science and the role ANSTO plays in advancing health, preserving the environment, and serving industrial needs. It is a valuable experience for medical radiation professionals to gain insight into the technology, capacity, and safety standards in the nuclear science industry.
St Vincent’s MR Linac Site Visit
MR-Linac guided radiotherapy.
3pm – 5.30pm
The MR-Linac team at GenesisCare St Vincent's Sydney extends an invitation to attendees of ASMIRT 2023 to attend a tour of our facility. This visit will provide a chance for participants to gain knowledge about MR-Linac.

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