RP SIG Lismore 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:46

The IAPM Radiation Protection SIG held a by now annual Medical Physics themed workshop at the 4th Robert Boyle Summer School in the beautiful Lismore, Co Waterford  on the 25thJune 2015. Once again a large attendance of over 30 people filled the side of the room nearest the door. The title of this year’s workshop (which was again smoothly organised by Paddy Gilligan) was ‘Science and Communication’.

After a slightly delayed kick off, Tom Heary provided both a useful overview of dose tracking software and an early test of session chair John Upton's time keeping skills. Susan Maguire then raised many important issues regarding prenancy policies in radiology while discussing results of a brief survey. David Fenton provided an interesting account of radon gas monitoring and awareness campaigns, including a clip from The Simpsons. A brief intermisson then allowed imbibing of the copious amounts of tea and coffee supplied by the hosts to wash down the biscuits. Afterwards Geraldine O'Reilly and Fintan Bradley aired their views on open disclosure and Ruairi O'Donnell explained the process of introducing new PET products. John Upton then briefly recapped on all talks and allowed any further questions that hadn't been asked directly after each talk.

 Annual photo 

The programme was as follows:






Clinical experience of using two systems (Radimetrics and Dose watch) in the communication of radiation exposure alerts and tracking dose indices.

Tom Heary, Beaumont Hospital.



Questioning the potentially pregnant woman  (or Man) prior to medical irradiation:  Adequate or Legalistic and Missing the Point?  

Susan Maguire, Mater Private Hospital



“You Know Yourself”, Lessons learned from advising of high radon levels,

David Fenton, EPA ORP



Discussion and Coffee




Open Disclosure of Medical Radiation Risk, incidents and high doses (Diagnostic Radiology)

Geraldine O’Reilly, St James’s Hospital


Open Disclosure of Medical Radiation Risk, incidents and high doses (Radiotherapy).

Fintan Bradley, CUH


New PET Radiopharmaceuticals  and methods of introduction into Ireland

Ruairi O Donnell, M2I






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