Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy: ‘Rise and Shine!’ , Brisbane, 2016
By Professor Peter Hogg
I was invited to present three papers at the Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMMIRT) which was held in Brisbane, Australia, from 21st to 24th April 2016. One paper, the conference keynote, considered controversies in mammography and it drew exclusively on research conducted by the University of Salford and its collaborators.
ASMMIRT was attended by approximately 1000 delegates, these included sonographers, diagnostic radiographers, radiation therapists (therapeutic radiographers) and nuclear medicine technologists. Students had a very high profile as they had their own conference which ran in tandem with the rest of the conference. Australian radiographers have a growing appetite for developing radiography research and opportunities exist to for the Directorate of Radiography in the University of Salford link with some Australian universities to develop projects and bid for grant money.