Events in the United Kingdom

Coming Soon! Action Radiotherapy webinars for the radiotherapy profession

Profession led webinars via Zoom. First topic: Late effects. Date TBC

Virtual Event: Lung cancer imaging: Update for the not-so-new normal

Date: Friday 11 September 13:30-16:45

After a sell out event last year, lung cancer imaging is back again in 2020! 
 his virtual study day will provide an update within the field of lung cancer imaging and give an insight into all round elements of imaging in lungs and what may be the new norm after the COVID-19 pandemic.

3 CPD Points

Virtual Event: Brachytherapy – an update on current UK practice

Date: Friday 18 September 13:30-16:45 

This exciting half-day virtual event will provide updates for best practice for gynaecological and prostate brachytherapy from leading clinicians in the field. Radiotherapy experts will explain the best way to plan these treatments. Furthermore, an overview of emerging techniques / treatment accuracy / safety will be presented.

3 CPD points

Virtual Event: Adaptive RT: Setting up a service

In light of strict social distancing and restricted footfall measures at The Christie, moving forward we are extending our offering of 'virtual' learning and livestreaming for our forthcoming programmes. The transition will enable educational study days to be available to all healthcare professionals, regardless of location – UK or overseas. Livestream audience participation will be enabled, with the facility to ask questions, engage with panel discussions and take part in polls and voting. This will be an exciting new change in our approach to education events, and will support our ethos that cancer education is still at the forefront of what we do for patient care.  

​Date: Monday 21 September 09:00 – 15:30 

Our first event is ‘Adaptive RT: Setting up a service’ on 21st September. Join us for this brand new interactive online study day run by international experts and secure yourself 5 CPD Points! Participants will acquire knowledge of the practicalities of setting up an adaptive radiotherapy service and gain a foundation of the skills and knowledge required by radiotherapy teams. Suitable for Radiotherapy Radiographers, Doctors, Physicists, Students and Radiotherapy Service Managers.


You can expect case-based presentations and interactive sessions describing:

• Evidence base for adaptation

• Current and future adaptive radiotherapy strategies

• Resources needed

We currently have several offers on tickets for individuals and teams; if you submit an electronic abstract/poster you will be entitled to apply for ticket at a reduced rate. 

If you want to apply for funding through your workplace/Trust, register for the event and select the ‘pay by invoice’ option (this will secure your ticket under the promotional ticket rate). We won’t contact you or your workplace for payment until closer to the event so you have plenty of time for approval. We understand that times are uncertain and your circumstances may change so we are happy to offer fee-free cancellation 7 days before the event. Book now to receive a 10% discount - enter code RT10 at checkout.

5 CPD points

Virtual Event: IRMER update 2020

Date:  Friday 25 September from 12:30pm

Building on the success of previous BIR IRMER updates, this half-day virtual event aims to provide an invaluable multi-disciplinary forum in which to hear about current practice and the direction of flow of IRMER. You will hear about the new working parties established to provide guidance on specific aspects of the new regulations – if you don’t know what they are – register and find out! It provides the opportunity to consider the wide-sweep of IRMER from radiation safety culture to communicating with patients; and along the way hear about what happens when all the CQC inspectors converge on a single site.

3 CPD points

Virtual Event: BIR/IDUG Molecular Radiotherapy Dosimetry

Date: Tuesday 29 September - Friday 2 October each day from 12:00-13:00

Following three highly successful BIR/IDUG conferences in 2014, 2016 and 2018, this is an excellent opportunity to hear about the future of molecular radiotherapy dosimetry. Because of the ongoing uncertainty, this event will now be held virtually over four consecutive days during hour-long sessions from 12:00-13:00 BST. If you are unable to attend any of the live sessions, you will be able to access them on demand after the live sessions if you have registered for this event and still be able to get CPD for your participation. 

4 CPD points

Virtual Event: Preliminary clinical evaluation in MRI: Part 1

Date: Saturday 10 October 

Virtual event – Saturday 10 October 
4 CPD points

Preliminary clinical evaluation in MRI: Part 1 - Saturday 10 October 
Preliminary clinical evaluation in MRI: Part 2 - Saturday 24 October 
If you wish to attend both parts of the event, you will need to register separately for each.

Due to the remote nature of many static departments and the mobile service, many MRI radiographers rarely see a radiologist or gain feedback on scans and reports. This two part, virtual event aimed at radiographers, offers an overview of interpreting MR images of the spine (part 1) and brain (part 2). It provides a review of normal and abnormal appearances that will help radiographers ensure that they are providing the necessary images for the radiologists and correct demonstration of the area. The events will also cover how to identify red flag symptoms, manage urgent findings and when to escalate. This event is sponsored by InHealth and is run in association with Canterbury Christ Church University College.

4 CPD points

Virtual Event: Simulation and VR in clinical education and practice – multidisciplinary perspectives

​Date: Tuesday 13 to Wednesday 14 October 13:00-15:45

Given the rise in recent years of the interest and the use of simulation and virtual reality in healthcare, the BIR is hosting a meeting on the use of simulation and VR for clinical education and training. The event will primarily focus on experiences in both radiology and radiotherapy, but look to involve multidisciplinary perspectives from outside these two main professions, from which to learn and also to share expertise. The event looks to share expertise and best practice for using Simulation and VR in medical education and practice; focusing on radiology and radiotherapy, but bringing in perspectives from other healthcare disciplines and beyond for a true cross-fertilization of ideas.

MRI Virtual Event - breast and gynaecological/pelvic imaging

Date: Friday 16 October from 12:30pm

Built around the theme of ‘Women’s health’, this half-day virtual event goes beyond the basics of MRI physics by closely mixing the explanation of advanced MRI concepts with real clinical examples. The speakers will discuss the clinical indications, principles, challenges and opportunities that the latest cutting-edge MRI techniques provide within breast and gynaecological imaging subspecialties. This event is suitable for experienced MR radiologists, radiographers and physicists who already have a good understanding of the basic principles and clinical applications of MRI and who wish to understand the principles and practice of cutting-edge techniques in breast and gynaecological MRI.

3 CPD points