Congratulations to the following winners of the following scholarships:
2019 RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Professor Rob Davidson for his project titled “Can x-ray and imaging services for residents of residential aged care facilities be improved? A pilot project.” The aim of this project is to evaluate imaging services of residents in residential aged care facilities across Australia including those in metropolitan, regional and rural locations and those in differing socio-economic locations.
Scott Jones for his project titled “Hydrogel Spacers in External Beam Radiation Therapy of Prostate Cancer: Patient Selection and Cost-Effectiveness.” Scott’s project investigates which prostate cancer external bean radiation therapy patients, are most likely to develop rectal toxicities and benefit from a hydrogel spacer. The research will employ statistical machine learning to make predictions on available patient data, alongside a cost – effectiveness analysis.
2019 INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Medical Imaging Early Career
Nicholas Gatehouse is an early career radiographer who has been awarded the international scholarship to attend the Lightbox Radiology Education Course: X-Ray – Chest and Emergency Interpretation to be held on 27-30th January 2020 in Niseko Japan. This course will further improve Nicholas’s image interpretation skills to better assist colleagues in medical imaging and junior physicians with pathology identification of an urgent nature.
Nicholas is also hoping to attend and present research in CT dose reduction at his first international conference the JRC (Japan Radiology Congress) to be held on 9-12th April 2020 in Tokyo Japan.
Jacqueline Spurway is a radiographer/sonographer who previously worked both in Australia and overseas. She is currently a chief sonographer and clinical co-ordinator for ultrasound services in her local Health District. Jacqueline is responsible for overseeing ultrasound services at ten hospital sites focussing on education, scanning protocols, equipment and providing a support network for rural and remote radiographer / sonographers.
Jacqueline will be utilising her travel scholarship to attend the biennial Toronto Symposium in Fetal Cardiology: From Basics to State of the Art at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, 2020. The conference will provide a comprehensive overview of fetal cardiovascular medicine encompassing recent advancements in imaging, diagnosis and management of fetal cardiovascular abnormalities.
Katelyn Cahill is a radiation therapist working in the Sunshine Coast. Katelyn has a significant interest in the implementation and evaluation of an MR simulation service. Katelyn will be attending the 8th MR in RT 2020 Symposium in Heidelberg Germany May 25 – 27, 2020. This symposium will enable an increased understanding of the clinical application and potential limitations of this imaging modality, ensuring high quality integration within radiation oncology workflows. This will also be an opportunity for Katelyn to network with an international contingent of radiation therapists, radiographers, medical physicists and oncologists to strengthen interdisciplinary awareness and association.