Key themes and topics

  • Hospital / Clinical accreditation
  • Quality systems/quality assurance
  • Clinical audits
  • Future perspectives on areas requiring standardization/accreditation and certification
  • Role of regulatory bodies
  • Standards
  • International healthcare accreditation
  • National accreditation schemes
  • Innovation and new/emerging technology in Radiation Oncology
  • Innovation and new/emerging technology in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Innovation and new/emerging technology in Nuclear Medicine
  • Target ablation by using microwave, radiofrequency, cryotherapy, etc
  • Small animal research technologies
  • Robotics and mechatronics in cancer diagnostics and therapeutics
  • Others
  • Biosensors
  • BioMEMs
  • Microfluidics & Lab-on-Chip 
  • Mutli-scale devices & systems
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Bioelectronics devices and applications
  • Emerging characterization techniques, devices and materials
  • Cell-material interface in natural systems
  • DNA damage and repair in cells and tissues
  • Off target radiation effects (cytoplasmic damage, bystander effect, genomic instability, fetal dose)
  • Tumour heterogeneity and radiation response
  • Cell radio sensitivity/radio resistance
  • Dose hypofractionation and hyperfractionation
  • Particle and high-LET radiations: implications for cancer treatment
  • Low dose effects
  • Radiomics and systems radiobiology
  • Biodosimetry
  • Clinical radiobiology
  • Others
  • Artificial organs
  • Biomaterials 
  • Controlled drug delivery 
  • Pharmaceutics 
  • Tissue engineering 
  • 3D printing and Bioprinting
  • Cardiovascular mechanics
  • Cell & molecular mechanics
  • Organ and tissue mechanics
  • Orthopaedic biomechanics 
  • Mechanobiology
  • Sports biomechanics & human performance
  • Computer-assisted surgery 
  • Medical robotics 
  • Rehabilitation engineering & assistive technology 
  • Exoskeletal & wearable devices
  • Smart sensors
  • Soft robotics
  • Modelling in treatment planning
  • Modelling for diagnostic imaging
  • Detector modelling
  • Modelling for radiation protection applications
  • Physiological modelling
  • Phantom modelling
  • Hemodynamic
  • Neurodynamic
  • Transport and physiological modelling
  • Ultrasound simulation
  • Others
  • Radiography/Fluoroscopy
  • Mammography/Tomosynthesis
  • Multi Detector CT
  • MRI
  • PET/MR
  • Optical
  • Small animal imaging systems
  • Radiomics (see L: Healthcare Analytics, Big Data and AI)
  • Quality assurance
  • Others
  • Cell-free synthetic biology
  • Engineering synthetic ecosystems
  • Microbial production of drugs
  • Artificial cells
  • Synthetic viruses
  • Genetic engineering
  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Computational designs
  • Tools and techniques
  • AI in healthcare
  • Data mining
  • Machine learning
  • Radiomics
  • Genomics
  • Quantitative Image Analysis
  • Deep learning
  • Treatment response
  • Autosegmentation
  • Statistical Models
  • Feature extraction
  • Computational Models
  • Cybersecurity
  • Telemedicine & healthcare
  • Digital medicine
  • Clinical decision support systems
  • Personalised medicine
  • Diagnostics
  • Therapeutics
  • Immunotherapy
  • Immuno-engineering
  • Liquid biopsy
  • Precision medicine
  • Vaccine Development
  • Bioethics
  • Education and training
  • Continuous professional development
  • Accreditation and certification
  • Regional/national experiences
  • Teaching healthcare professionals
  • Technology enhanced education
  • Career development
  • Disruptive technology for education
  • BioDesign in the BME curriculum
  • Imaging techniques for Radiation Therapy
  • MRI in Radiation Therapy
  • Imaging techniques for Particle Therapy
  • Imaging for Surgery and Interventional Radiology
  • Quantitative Imaging
  • Cone beam CT and IGRT
  • Treatment response assessment
  • Small Animal Systems
  • Others
  • Neuroimaging
  • Brain-machine interfaces
  • Advanced brain monitoring
  • Innovations in neurotechnology
  • Nuclear medicine instrumentation – present and future designs
  • Computed tomography in nuclear medicine
  • Magnetic resonance in nuclear medicine
  • SPECT, SPECT/CT imaging
  • PET/CT imaging
  • PET/MR imaging
  • Image reconstruction and correction strategies
  • Image registration and segmentation
  • Image quantification
  • Radionuclide therapy
  • Tracer kinetic modelling
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Nuclear medicine dosimetry
  • Monte Carlo modelling in nuclear medicine
  • Dosimetry in nuclear medicine (experiments, calculations)
  • Quality Assurance
  • Biosignal Processing
  • Others
  • Reporting systems
  • Accidents, incidents, and risk management
  • Skin injuries
  • Nuclear and radiological emergencies and preparedness
  • Mathematical modelling of radiation protection
  • Shielding design
  • Risk and dose optimization for radiation protection
  • Remote dose monitoring
  • Occupational dosimetry
  • Diagnostic reference levels
  • Caregivers
  • Safety of non–ionizing radiation
  • Human factors engineering for medical device and system design
  • Patient safety, medical errors, and adverse event prevention related to health technologies
  • Protocol optimization
  • Regulatory aspects of radiation protection and safety
  • Dosimetry in therapy (experiments, calculations)
  • Dosimetry in imaging (experiments, calculations)
  • Dosimetric techniques and phantoms
  • Micro– and nano-dosimetry
  • Small Field Dosimetry (see E: Radiation Therapy Physics)
  • Dosimetry and calibration
  • Nuclear medicine dosimetry
  • Imaging Dosimetry
  • Internal Dosimetry in nuclear medicine (experiments, calculations)
  • Clinical Dosimetry
  • Novel Dosimeters
  • Others
  • Brachytherapy (HDR, LDR and QA)
  • Photon therapy: VMAT and IMRT Planning and Delivery
  • Photon therapy: VMAT and IMRT Verification and QA
  • Stereotactic Radiotherapy: Planning, Delivery and QA
  • Electron Therapy: Planning, Delivery and QA
  • Particle Therapy: Planning and Delivery
  • Particle Therapy: Verification and QA
  • IGRT: Progress, delivery and QA
  • IGRT: Surface Guided RT and Ultrasound Guided RT
  • MR-Linac
  • Adaptive Radiation Therapy
  • Motion management
  • Radiobiological modelling
  • Treatment planning: Optimization, evaluation and robustness
  • Immobilisation technology
  • QA equipment technology
  • Dose calculations and delivery verification
  • Small field dosimetry
  • Quality Assurance
  • Ultrasound and Photodynamic therapy techniques
  • Others