This year’s Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) is on track to be the best attended since the meeting moved to the Barbican in 2011.
Developed by the Professional Learning and Development Sub-Committees of each Faculty, the programme features over 130 lectures and 18 workshops, with many sessions being hosted by RCR Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
Once again, the ASM programme features leading key speakers. The 2016 Couch Kerley lecture will be delivered by Professor Vicky Goh who will speak on the role of imaging in predicting tumour behaviour. Another plenary speaker, Dr David Larson will give the 2016 Middlemiss lecture on ‘Moving from peer review to peer learning’, which will be accompanied by a peer review workshop attended by key industry representatives. Dr Nicola Strickland’s inaugural President’s lecture on the future of Oncologic imaging in clinical decision making will be delivered by Professor Hedvig Hricak.
The programme also includes a full day of FRCR trainee workshops, giving hints and tips on the 2B examination and the excellent Ansell competition proffered paper presentations.
On 14 September, a dedicated oncology stream on Optimising pelvic radiotherapy caters for clinical oncology delegates and features speakers from the UK and America including Professor Soren Bentzen who will speak on normal tissue tolerance.
A record number of abstracts are being received for this year’s Audit and Ansell competitions, and posters will once again be on show for delegates to view.
Take up of the ASM app has been strong with delegates using it to personalise their schedules, access teaching points and references for lectures and add CPD value to their attendance.