Keynote Speakers


Important Dates

Call for Abstract Open:
March 2013

Online Registration Opens: June 2013

Abstract Submission Deadline:
12 July 2013
Extended to 26 July

Authors Acceptance Notification:
1 September 2013

Early Bird Registration Deadline:
15 September 2013

Registration Deadline Date for Authors:
30 September 2013


Poster Guidelines


An exciting line up of well-respected speakers shall be presenting at the EPSM 2013 conference.

Our keynote speakers are now confirmed. Please see below for further information on their background and research.

We have identified a number of visiting and regional researchers who are making inroads into new and emerging areas of research.

We are pleased to include these researchers in our list of Invited Speakers who will be giving presentations reviewing their specific research areas.

The EPSM Conference will also include a number of notable Western Australian researchers from allied areas.

Please click here to view the invited speakers biographies and pictures.


Catharine ClarkDr Catharine Clark

Dr Catharine Clark studied at University College London where she read Physics with Medical Physics followed by an MSc and PhD in Radiation Physics, which she completed in 1998. She moved to Paris, France where she was at the Institut Gustave Roussy and worked on the development of the Dosisoft treatment planning system. She then took up a post as a clinical Radiotherapy physicist at Stanford University, California, USA, as well as being involved in the development of an online training course for dosimetrists. Catharine returned to the UK in 2001 and joined the Royal Marsden in London. She led the IMRT QA for the first national head and neck IMRT trial and set up the UK IMRT credentialing programme. Catharine has worked in the field of IMRT for the last 12 years and has published widely in this area. She recently led a national dosimetry audit of rotational IMRT in the UK and this work was awarded the highest scoring physics abstract at the ESTRO 2nd Forum in Geneva. She has lectured on IMRT on many national and international courses. Catharine currently holds a joint post at the Royal Surrey Hospital, in Guildford, Surrey and the National Physical Laboratory in London, UK.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. DI Dietmar GeorgAssoc. Prof. Dr. DI Dietmar Georg

Dietmar Georg performed his graduate (M.Sc.) studies in Technical Physics as well as post-graduate studies (Ph.D. in Technical Sciences) at the University of Technology in Vienna. Between 1995 and 1999 he was working as a research fellow and post doc researcher at the Department of Radiooncology, Catholic University Leuven (KUL, Belgium). Since 1999 he has been employed at the Medical University of Vienna, becoming Associated Professor (Habilitation in Medical Physics) and Head of the Division of Medical Radiation Physics at the Department of Radiation Oncology in 2001. Dietmar Georg is the author or co-author of more than 110 peer-reviewed scientific articles in international journals, and has contributed to more than 200 oral or poster presentations for international and national conferences and meetings. The main topics of his scientific work include dose calculation, treatment planning, dosimetry, image guided radiotherapy, particle therapy, as well as quality assurance and radiation protection. He has received awards for his work from different international and national associations. Furthermore he is/was the project or work-package leader of several research projects related to image guided radiotherapy or ion beam therapy (e.g. ENVISION, ULICE, PARTNER, RegIonCo). In addition to his extensive teaching activities at the Medical University of Vienna, he was a lecturer and course director of ESTRO teaching courses for more than 10 years, and contributed to two ESTRO booklets on IMRT published in the ESTRO Physics series. He has organized various national and international meetings (e.g. ESTRO29, Dreiländertagung für Medizinische Physik, Winterschule für Medizinische Physik in Pichl) as scientific chairman or course director. Dietmar Georg is also a reviewer and/or editorial board member of major scientific journals in the fields of radiotherapy or medical physics (e.g. editorial board member Radiotherapy and Oncology, Vice Editor Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik). Working with motivated and ambitious students is an integral part of his scientific activities, and so far he has supervised more than 30 Masters and PhD students. As the Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Medical Radiation Research for Radiation Oncology he is providing great opportunities for both young and experienced researchers to contribute to the ongoing research activities in the multidisciplinary field of radiotherapy.


James KoflerJames M. Kofler, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM

Dr. Kofler completed undergraduate degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics and Physics at The University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he also completed his Ph.D. He has been a medical physicist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for over 20 years and has worked in general radiography and fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, and has specialized in computed tomography for the last 13 years. He has published over 40 journal articles and three book chapters. His interests focus on the clinical implementation of CT scanner technologies, radiation dose and protocol management, and CT quality assurance. Dr. Kofler is a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and is active in many professional societies, including the AAPM, the American College of Radiology, and the American Board of Radiology.


Joao SecoProfessor Joao Seco

Joao Seco is Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston USA. He earned his PhD from the Institute of Cancer Research, University of London in the United Kingdom 2002. He held research positions at the Royal Marsden Hospital, UK and the Harvard Medical School, Boston USA for several years. His group has published over 60 research papers and he was the recipient of the Harvard Club of Australia Foundation Award in 2012 on the development of Monte Carlo and optimization techniques for use in radiation therapy of lung cancer. His interests range from proton imaging and therapy to photon beam modeling Monte Carlo, electronic portal imaging and 4D Monte Carlo proton and photon dosimetry. He started working on Monte Carlo simulations while working as a Masters student at the Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics (LIP), a Portuguese research institute part of the CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) worldwide network for particle physics research.


Suzanne Smith

Professor Suzanne V Smith

Professor Suzanne V Smith has over 25 years of research experience in the production of reactor and cyclotron radioisotopes and their application in medicine, industry and the environment. A medical scientist in the Collider-Accelerator Department at the Brookhaven National Laboratory and she holds an Adjunct Professorship with Australian National University as a Principle Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Antimatter Matter Studies (CAMS - partnership of 8 Australian and 13 International Institutes). She was an Executive Board member and Node Director for over 7 years, and the National Materials Theme Leader for CAMS. Her current role involves research and development into the production of radioisotopes using high-energy protons of the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer. She has experience that spans all aspects of the research and development in radiopharmaceuticals from “bench to production” under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and ISO9001, including clinical trials under GCRP (Good Clinical Research Practices).


Pam SykesProfessor Pamela J Sykes

Prof Sykes obtained her PhD in somatic cell genetics at the University of Adelaide. She then undertook a post-doctoral position at the University of Oklahoma, USA on bacterial gene cloning before returning to Adelaide to the Flinders University to study residual disease in childhood leukaemia. During this time she joined the Pathology Service at Flinders Medical Centre, becoming the Department Head of Genetics and Molecular Pathology in 2004, and is a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Science in the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. Her current research is focussed on studying the mechanism of the protective role of low dose ionising radiation, which has been largely funded by the United States Department of Energy Low Dose Radiation Program. Prof Sykes was appointed as Professor, Preventive Cancer Biology in the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer at Flinders University in 2011. She has collaborative low dose radio-biology projects in Australia, Canada, UK and Italy. Current appointments include membership on state and national committees for radiation protection and research and she is an Associate Editor for the journal Radiation Research.