Welcome to the Irish Association of Physicists in Medicine Website

The IAPM is an Association of Medical Physicists working in Health Care and Academia in Ireland. The IAPM was founded in 2010 by the merger of the Association of Physical Scientists in Medicine and the Irish Radiotherapy Physics Group and currently has over 170 members.

The aims of the Association are as follows:

  • The promotion of the application of the physical sciences in medicine
  • Promotion of Research and Education in the physical sciences in Medicine
  • Establishing and maintaining professional standards
  • Promoting professional development and the interests of the membership.
  • To offer appropriate advice concerning the application of physical sciences to relevant bodies as required

The IAPM produces a biannual newsletter called "Making Waves". This publication aims to provide a platform for the discussion and debate of subject matters relevant to Medical Physicists working in Ireland. The Winter 2014 edition of Making waves will be available soon for download in the members area.

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Making Waves Issue 4

Annual Scientific Meeting 28th February 2015

After excellent presentations from our invited speakers there were some great talks in diagnostic imaging, radiotherapy and radiation protection sessions. A busy panel of judges agreed that there was a very high calibre of work presented at this year’s meeting. The following prizes were awarded:

Best Oral Presentation in Radiotherapy
Martin Sheridan
Hermitage Medical Clinic
Converting a CT Simulator Room to accommodate a Cyberknife facility.
Best Oral Presentation in Diagnostic Radiology
Joint Winners
Danielle Maguire
National University of Ireland, Galway
Establishing a relationship between Dose Area Product and Eye Dose during Fluoroscopic Interventional Radiology and Cardiology Procedures
Eamonn Loughman
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
A Comparison of target materials for routine MTF measurements on DR systems

There were a considerable number of abstract submissions this year resulting in a large number of posters on display, so there  were two sub-categories for the poster prizes - Science/Innovation and Patient care.  

Best Poster Presentation

Science/Innovation - Radiotherapy
Damianos Christophides,
Kent Oncology Centre
Differences in the distribution of MLC position error for static and RapidArc deliveries from EPID based picket fence tests
Patient care - Radiotherapy
Alan Pembroke
UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre
 A review of the effect of Deep Inspiration Breath-Hold (DIBH) for Left Breast radiotherapy on cardiopulmonary doses in UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre.
Science/Innovation - Diagnostic Radiology
Anne Marie McGarrigle
Cork University Hospital
Characterisation of Radfet Devices at the Diagnostic Energy Range
Patient care - Diagnostic Radiology
Claire Dooley
Galway Clinic
An investigation into the activity levels of I-131 Radioiodine patients 7 days post radioiodine treatment and the subsequent effects on their radiation precautions
Imaging Equipment Ltd. Bursary  - Trainee or Junior IAPM member (less than 2 yrs experience). Clinical improvements to service offered through medical physics!
Michael Martyn
National University of Ireland Galway
Determining the Dosimetric Effect of an Ultrasound Probe for use in Image-Guided Radiotherapy

Congratulations to all the prize winners.

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2015 YIG: Call for Applications Print E-mail
Written by Lynn Gaynor   
Monday, 09 March 2015 14:45

Applications are now invited for the Young Investigator Grant. This grant of up to €1,500 will be awarded on the basis of competitive peer review to support a research project in any area relating to medical physics and bioengineering. Further information on the YIG and previous awardees is available here.

Application deadline 12.00 Fri 29 May 2015

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 15:20
RPSIG Lismore 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Michael Manley   
Monday, 23 June 2014 12:56

IAPM RPSIG Workshoppe

Lismore Heritage Centre , in the county of Waterford between
the Hours of two and five pm on Thursday the Third Day of
July in the Year 2014.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 00:38
Funding and Bursary Applications Print E-mail
Written by Mike   
Friday, 13 September 2013 12:58

Application forms for Bursary and Workshop funding can be downloaded here

Bursary Application Form

Workshop Funding Application Form

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