ACRF Image X group, USYD at AAPM 2018
Elisabeth Steiner, a postdoctoral fellow at the ACRF Image X Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, was awarded a Sydney Vital Travel Award which she used to attend The American Association of Physics in Medicine (AAPM) 60th Annual Meeting in Nashville, USA.
The AAPM Annual Meeting is the largest and most prestigious medical physics conference in the world, it saw medical physicists come together to share their research findings and to discuss new ideas and future projects. The meeting boasted a scientific programme expanding over five days and included symposia, panel discussions, courses and workshops on the latest medical physics topics. This year’s programme included over 2000 accepted presentations on topics ranging from deep learning to knowledge based treatment planning.
This theme for this year’s meeting was ‘Beyond the Future’ – addressing various aspects of the future for medical physics. There was an exciting line up of speakers, including Paul B.Brown, author of Own Your Future and many other books. Robert Jeraj spoke about new fronteirs for medical physics.
Elisabeth Steiner presenting at AAPM 2018
Elisabeth was selected for an oral presentation, from a collaborative project with RNSH, elaborating on how ‘4DCT and 4DCBCT Under-Predicts Inrtafraction Lung Target Motion During Radiotherapy,’ on presenting her work she comments, “it was a great opportunity for me, I have had people approaching me after the session to discuss my work and their observations and received emails from other researchers wanting to discuss my research in more detail.”
The extensive exhibition of radiotherapy vendors provided Elisabeth with the opportunity to see and test new equipment available for patient treatments, research and quality assurance and she was able to ‘gain substantial insights into recent developments in the field of Medical Physics,’ which will be very useful for her research.
Sydney Vital would like to congratulate Elisabeth and encourage her to keep up her good work. Keep up-to-date with our scholarships, funding and awards and check out our grant schemes here.