ECR 2016, Vienna

European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, March 2016

Professor Peter Hogg reports outcomes from the conference:

“In collaboration with external partners, staff and students from the radiography directorate gave 18 presentations at the recent ECR meeting. We also launched our OPTIMAX book; chaired 1 scientific session; and participated in 15 formal meetings. Audience size for lectures varied from >200 to a few tens. We were also lobbied heavily from some very prominent European researchers to involve them actively in our research. I am sure Leslie could wax lyrical about our Twitter presence, as I am told it was good. During the conference, in relation to Twitter, Dr Norgate (a UoS psychologist) emailed me from the University of Salford to alert me to the fact that Charlotte Beardmore (Director of Professional Policy at SCoR)  was tweeting about UoS radiography research. Also several presentations cited our research and perhaps more interesting was that ‘a number of invited papers’ dedicated several slides to the research conducted by us. Within EFRS (European Federation of Radiographer Sciences) much was made about OPTIMAX, as a valuable learning opportunity for undergraduate students. Leslie’s work was picked out for review by AuntMinnie – well done Leslie!

Research team
Staff with work presented at UKRC

The following radiography staff were co-authors of work at ECR: Jo Coward, John Thompson, Katy Szczepura, Andrew England, Andrew Tootell, Claire Mercer, Fred Murphy, Leslie Robinson, Julie Nightingale, Christine Blakely (OPTIMAX book editor) and Peter Hogg. Other co-authors include six BSc radiography students, two PhD students, Helen Baxter and a former BSc radiography student (Charlie Bloomfield).

Hats off to the following people in particular:

Charlie Bloomfield for presenting her BSc project as this was her first international conference presentation. She was absolutely amazing.

Jo Coward who flew over, delivered her paper, and then flew back almost immediately as she was only able to stay one night

Andrew England, for being elected onto the educational wing of EFRS

If you wish to see lectures from ECR they are available on line ; I suspect these streamed videos could be of value for our own CPD as well as student education. Please note that our papers were scattered across ‘breast’, ‘physics’, ‘radiography’ and ‘radiology’.

Attending ECR would not have been possible without people covering Salford-based responsibilities whilst we were working abroad. Thanks particularly to Rob Higgins (for covering Friday afternoon RiTe 1 feedback for Peter, and also for covering Claire’s PBL session) and Christine (for covering Andrew’s PBL session)”.

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