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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL IMAGING & RADIOTHERAPY

2020

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DATES

7-8-9th February 2020

VENUE

Radisson Blu, St Julian's, Malta

PROGRAMME

 

Day one - 7th February

14:00 Registration

 

14:30 Opening session
The President of Malta, His Excellency Dr George Vella

Session 1 - PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND EDUCATION IN MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY
Moderators: Dr Paul Bezzina and Ms Charlotte Beardmore

15:00 Challenges and Opportunities for Radiographers across Europe: updates from the EFRS

Assoc/Prof. Jonathan McNulty - EFRS / UCD (IR)

15:15 Post-secondary students’ knowledge and perception on a career in radiography in Malta

Ms Deborah Mizzi - UM

15:30 Perceptions of job satisfaction amongst Radiographers in Malta

Ms Tiziana Muscat - UM

15:45 A review of the recognition of professional qualifications across the EU: how the 2005/36/EC directive affects the movement of radiographers across Europe

Mr Jose Guilherme Couto - UM

 

16:00 Coffee break

Session 2 - SAFE EUROPE project

Moderators: Dr Ciara Hughes and Mr Marco Caetano

16:45 SAFE EUROPE study: Safe and Free Exchange of EU Radiography Professionals across Europe

Dr Sonyia McFadden - UU

17:00 WP3 - Graduates' competency on linear accelerator tasks across the EU: the effect of different course characteristics

Mr Jose Guilherme Couto - UM / UU

17:15 WP7 - Digital skills for Therapy Radiographer (TR) - a document analysis

Ms Barbara Barbosa - IPOP / UU (PT)

17:30 WP7 - Digital skills development assessment among therapeutic radiographers

Ms Dina Goncalves - IPOP (PT)

17:45 Discussion Panel on Education of Radiotherapy Radiographers

Dr Sonyia McFadden, Dr Paul Bezzina, Prof Isabel Bravo, Mr Filipe Moura, Ms Charlotte Beardmore and Mr Edward Farrugia Wismayer - UU, UM, IPOP, ART, EFRS and SRM

18:00 Session closed

 

19:00 Open bar reception

 

Day two - 8th February

08:30 Registration

 

Session 3 - BREAST IMAGING AND ULTRASOUND

Moderators: Ms Stephanie Bonello and Mr Efthimios Tim Agadakos

09:00 WHICH ULTRASOUND FEATURES OF THE ENDOMETRIUM ARE PREDICTIVE OF MALIGNANCY IN POST-MENOPAUSAL BLEEDING?

Dr Michele Montanaro-Gauci - UM

09:15 Pregnancy of Uncertain Viability (PUV): Prediction or strategy?

Dr Helga Consiglio - MDH

09:30 The Effect of Screening Age, Breast Thickness and Breast Compression on Mammography Image Quality

Ms Sarah M. Pullicino - UM

 

10:00 Coffee break

 

Session 4 - BEST PRACTICES IN DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

Moderators: Mr Marvin Grech and Dr Sonyia McFadden

10:30 The development and testing of a triage tool for patients undergoing treadmill exercise myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) in Malta

Dr Karen Borg Grima - UM

10:45 MR perfusion Imaging of Brain tumours

Mr Claude Portanier Mifsud - MDH

11:00 Hand Bolus Technique Vs Mechanical Injection Systems Mechanical

Ms Eleni Georgiadou - Metaxa Hospital / University of West Attica (GR)

11:15 Contrast media safety: where do we stand?

Mr Konstantinos Chatoupis - Aretaieion Hospital / National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR)

11:30 Optimisation of the lateral lumbar spine projection using an air-gap technique

Mr Andrea Bellizzi - UM

 

12:00 Lunch break

 

Session 5 - ADVANCES IN RADIOTHERAPY

Moderators: Mr Filipe Moura and Ms Celeste Oliveira

13:00 MR Linac - real-time on line radiotherapy

Dr Helen McNair - EFRS / Royal Marsden (UK)

13:15 Multimodality imaging in Radiotherapy

Marco Caetano - ART / Lisbon School of Health Technology (PT)

13:30 ART IN PROSTATE CANCER: HOW TO USE AN OFFLINE APPROACH WITH DAILY CBCT AND DEFORMABLE REGISTRATION

Ms Francesca Cavallo - UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre (IT)

13:45 Tangential Volumetric Arc Therapy (tVMAT) Versus Tangential Field in Field Technique (tFiF) for Early Stage, Left-Sided Breast Cancer: A Dosimetric Study

Mr Daniel Pace Warrington - UM

 

14:00 Coffee Break

 

Session 6 - PATIENT CARE IN RADIOTHERAPY

Moderators: Ms Isabel Lobato and Mr Guilherme Couto

14:45 Management of non-scheduled interruptions in radiotherapy

Prof. Isabel Bravo - IPOP (PT)

15:00 Holistic Patient Care at an Oncologic Setting in Wales

Ms Narelle Marie Vella / Mr Robert Pisani - UM

15:15 Assessment of Factors Influencing Distress in Adult Maltese Radiotherapy Patients

Ms Christine Borg - UM

15:30 Nutritional Support in Cancer Patients: Radiographers’ Perceptions

Ms Angelina Y. Dimitrova - UM

16:00 Session closed

19:30 Conference dinner @ Les Saliéres Restaurant, Salini Resort

Transport from the Radisson Blu hotel entrance at 19:00

Return transport to Radisson Blu hotel at 22:15

Smart casual dress code

 

Day three - 9th February

08:30 Registration

 

Session 7 - Radiation Safety

Moderators: Mrs Karen Borg Grima and Dr Francis Zarb

09:00 Patient Safety in Computed Tomography: The radiographer's perspective

Mr Efthimios Tim Agadakos - ISRRT (GR)

09:15 Development of a radiation protection educational package for non-medical referrers: A Scottish health board perspective

Mr Jason Stanley - NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (UK)

09:30 Potential for CT dose reduction based on QA phantom and human cadaver images

Mr Idris Garba - UM (NG)

09:45 Radiographer-Led Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED) Monitoring

Mr Robert Pisani / Ms Narelle Marie Vella - UM

 

10:00 Coffee break

 

Session 8 - Management in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy

Moderators: Mr Edward Farrugia Wismayer and Mr Claude Portanier Mifsud

10:30 Creating and sustaining a national quality and safety network for Italian national federation of radiographers and technical, rehabilitation and prevention professions

Dott. Matteo Migliorini - Italian National Federation of Radiographers and Technical, Rehabilitation and Prevention Health Professions (IT)

10:45 An audit on MR sequence repetition for motion artefacts at Mater Dei Hospital Malta

Dr Veronica Aquilina / Ms Sarah Farrugia - MDH

11:00 (Title TBC)

Dr Nick Refalo - SAMOC

11:15 Conference closed + best presentation prize

11:45 SRM's AGM (SRM members only)

13:15 Lunch Buffet

EFRS = European Federation of Radiographer Societies

UCD = University College Dublin

UU = Ulster University

ART = Associacao Portuguesa de Radioterapeutas

ISRRT = International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists

IPOP = Instituto Portugues de Oncologia

UM = University of Malta

MDH = Mater Dei Hospital 

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