UKRC and UKRO, the UK’s leading radiology and radiation oncology events are amalgamating in 2019 to become United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology (UKIO), and student members can register for a free day's attendance at the event which will include access to the exhibition, the ‘education on the stand’ lectures and other public lectures..
Sean Henderson-Kelly, SCoR Membership and Public Relations Manager, commented: “I would urge all urge students to get together with their colleagues, organise a group outing, sort out with academic and clinical staff if time off is required from academic activities or clinical placements and prepare for a professional, educational but above all enjoyable day out. Get the date in your diaries now!”
The theme of next year’s educational meeting and technical exhibition, to be held at the ACC Liverpool on the 10-12 June 2019, is ‘Personalise & Humanise’, with a scientific programme that promises to be both innovative and varied, covering the widest range of topics.
The congress is now organised by ROC, (Radiology Oncology Congresses) a charitable partnership of the British Institute of Radiology, The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and The College of Radiographers.
Newly appointed ROC Chair, Pamela Black said: “There is now a great opportunity for developing this new congress to meet the spectrum of needs of all those working in the imaging and oncology fields both in the UK, Europe and from around the world. This is just the start, and there are significant plans for developing the congress even further over the next few years.”
A very strong team, guided by UKIO President, Dr Julian Kabala, is working to create a challenging education programme including a number of plenary sessions and debates.
“I would urge anyone wishing to submit an abstract for UKIO 2019 to be mindful of the closing date for the call for papers which is Monday 17th December 2018. With the launch of UKIO, the organising committee are focusing the call for papers on clinical practice, education and research whilst maintaining traditional categories within imaging and radiotherapy/oncology. Research papers, scientific presentations, as well as case studies, pictorial review, and audit will all be considered as well as sharing best practice and workforce developments” said Sean.
“The organising committee want to provide delegates with a more integrated and accessible format with some streams being organised to reflect the contribution of the various professions and disciplines to the diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions. UKIO 2019 will provide an accessible overview of some of the areas of interest with a genuine celebration of the complementary roles of all professions involved.”
More information about the conference can be found at www.ukio.org.uk.