Ethics and Research Using Ionising Radiation

Tuesday 29 October 2019
The Marriott City Centre Hotel 2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS1 3AD

Organised by IPEM's Diagnostic Radiology Special Interest Group

Ionising radiation is commonly used in many research studies and the Medical Physics Expert has a crucial role in ensuring these studies comply with the requirements of IRMER and the new Health Research Authority (HRA) Radiation Assurance procedures which are being rolled out. This educational workshop aims to provide delegates with the most up to date advice and guidance from HRA, ARSAC and other relevant bodies in order to facilitate IRMER compliance. The role of both the Lead and Local Medical Physics Expert and the Clinical Radiation Expert will be discussed and ‘common sense’ methods for assessment of research proposals will be presented. 

Other topics will include dosimetry for research purposes, setting dose constraints and communicating risk with the aim of providing standardised approaches to guide the MPE. Controversial issues, communication difficulties and application of professional judgement will also be discussed. In the light of upcoming requirements for MPE accreditation the workshop will also provide training for those who are new to MPE reviews of research applications as well as a session on Good Clinical Practice. Educational sessions including worked examples of lead HRA-style reviews and local IRMER reviews by experts in the field from various modalities will be included. 

The workshop will be especially beneficial for trainee MPEs completing a portfolio, experienced MPEs from all ionising radiation modalities as well as those seeking registration as an HRA reviewer.

Registration now open here :

Please note there is a £20 discount on these prices if booked up to 4 weeks in advance.

Registration deadline: 15th October.

Contact details

For any queries relating to this event please contact:

Jess Bagnall
230 Tadcaster road
YO24 1ES
United Kingdom