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 5

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. For a list of prize winners click here




RP SIG Lismore 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Michael Manley   
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:

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 08:48
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
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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