UKIO 2019: UK radiology and radiation oncology congresses unite

Published: 21 October 2018 Ezine

UKRC and UKRO are amalgamating in 2019 to become United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology (UKIO), designed to appeal to medical and healthcare professionals working across the entire spectrum of radiology and clinical oncology. 

The theme of next year’s educational meeting and technical exhibition, to be held at ACC Liverpool, 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 team guided by UKIO President, Dr Julian Kabala, is working to create a challenging education programme including a number of plenary sessions and debates.

Sean Henderson-Kelly, SCoR Membership and Public Relations Manager, commented: “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 17 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."

Sean continued, "Research papers, scientific presentations, as well as case studies, pictorial reviews, and audit swill all be considered, as well as sharing best practice and workforce developments.

“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."