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First look: our exciting plans for the RCR Annual Conference 2023

If you are looking to develop vital skills, build valuable connections and delve into the latest research, make sure to put 12-13 October in your diary as we look forward to hosting the RCR Annual Conference 2023.

It feels like only yesterday we were welcoming radiologists and oncologists at all stages of their careers to our first hybrid RCR Annual Conference. But the exciting news is that in just a few months’ time, it’s time to do it all again!

The challenge was for us to deliver an event even bigger and better for you in 2023. It’s been a busy time creating a checklist of everything needed to achieve exactly that – from a new venue at one of the UK’s biggest conference centres, to a vast educational programme and a host of expert UK and international speakers.

Here’s why you need to attend:

Embrace new ideas

The RCR Annual Conference is for everyone, no matter what stage of your career you are at. You will come away having embraced new ideas, be at the forefront of clinical knowledge and learn skills that will contribute to changing practice in clinical radiology (CR) and clinical oncology (CO). There will be six concurrent streams, including interactive workshops on areas such as innovation in interventional radiology, AI in practice, global health oncology and auto-contouring for OAR.

Develop your career

The RCR’s mission is to help you to develop your career, which is why several joint faculty sessions on personal and professional development have been organised for both days. These will cover topics such as how to write a business case, wellbeing, pensions, and mentoring. The conference will feature several UK and international speakers and facilitators providing access to cutting-edge developments and the latest practice.

Build your networks

Connecting, collaborating, and sharing experiences with your peers and colleagues across all career stages and geographies is important. Delivering on this has been high on our agenda for 2023, and at the time of writing we have over 20 countries registered.

Networking will be another key feature of the event. There will be many opportunities to speak with people throughout both days and explore our vibrant exhibition space with a wide range of industry partners, as well as at a drinks reception and quiz night to bring out the competitive element in everyone! For those attending online, you’ll be able to schedule meetings with other attendees pre- or post-conference and arrange online meetings with exhibitors.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Our CPD programme is devised and delivered by a faculty of subject matter experts, who bring the latest thinking and practical tools to improve clinical practice and enhance patient care. You will be able to gain seven CPD credits per day, with the option to gain extra credits by reviewing abstract posters and ePosters and completing a self-reflective form.

A world-class venue

The conference will be returning to Birmingham again, only this time in the heart of the city at the International Convention Centre. Yet again, you will have the opportunity to attend a fully-catered event in-person or join online – and you’ll even be able to watch back the recorded lectures for 30 days post-event.

You can have your first look at the Conference programme now. We’re really excited about what we’ve got planned and hope to see as many of you as possible at the Conference this October.

Professor Rowena Johnson
RCR Learning Committee Chair – Radiology

Dr Alexandra Taylor
RCR Learning Committee Chair – Oncology