IAPM Converges in Waterford for 7th Annual Scientific Meeting
Over 130 physicists converged in Waterford earlier this month for the Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine (IAPM) 7th Annual Scientific Meeting.
Principal Physicist at UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre, Amanda Barry, was delighted to bring the conference to Waterford under her tenure as President of the IAPM.
The two-day event featured an interactive session on Innovation and Enterprise for scientists in healthcare, academia and commercial enterprise and was moderated by David McCullagh, RTE’s political correspondent and presenter of current affairs programme Prime Time.
On the second day of the scientific meeting, speakers and delegates were welcomed by the Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John Cummins.
Guest speakers included Professor Saiful Huq, Director of Medical Physics at the Department of Radiation Oncology at UPMC CancerCenter and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, who spoke on the topic “New paradigms and future challenges in radiation oncology.”
Professor Mats Danielsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm addressed the delegates on the topic of “Detectors and spectral imaging for clinical imaging in CT.”