BIR Annual Congress 2020

4th - 6th November 2020   (GMT+00:00) GMT

Up to 21 CPD credits available

With a record number of delegates last year, The BIR Annual Congress continues to get even BIGGER and BETTER in 2020! 

With the current situation and keeping in line with government guidelines, this year's Congress will be delivered virtually with an exciting new structure.

A mix of four different streams offering a comprehensive programme on the latest innovations in imaging and treatment to medical imaging professionals and their senior management teams.

Taking place over three days with a range of short pre-Congress sessions leading to the main days, the event provides excellent opportunities to learn, interact and engage with attendees, speakers and industry representatives. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

This year's streams include:

  • Leadership and wellbeing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Oncology
  • Patient safety
including exciting and insightful key note sessions by Dr Clare Gerada and Professor Evis Sala.

View programme here

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest and passion for radiology, radiation oncology and the underlying sciences, including radiologists, physicists, radiographers, oncologists, physicians, radiation protection advisers and supervisors.

Sponsorship opportunities

The BIR Annual Congress 2020 offers sponsors an excellent opportunity to reach out to a large number of multidisciplinary medical professionals - both national and international. Please view the virtual BIRAC20 sponsorship brochure to see the packages available.

To secure sponsorship at the congress, please complete and return the booking form to:

Registration fees*:
All BIR members: FREE
Non-member (Consultant or equivalent): £100
Non-member (Other grades): £65
Non-member (Student/Retired): £50

*VAT will be added at checkout
All regisration fees includes pre-Congress session (26 October-3 November)

Registration information
Payment for all events must be made via a debit or credit card. Invoices and PO numbers cannot be used for registration payment. If you need your hospital, Trust, or organisation to pay for registration fees, we advise them to fill out the event registration form and return to Please note VAT will be added for all virtual events to the registration fees listed. For any further inquiries please contact
If you are having issues registering for the event please create or login to your MyBIR account via this link and then register for the event after you have logged in. If you are still experiencing any issues please email




We are very grateful to the following organisations for supporting this event.


4ways is a multi-accredited provider of remote radiology reporting services. We provide a highly flexible and responsive teleradiology service to meet your needs. We operate 24/7/365 working with over 70 NHS Trusts and numerous private clients across c.160 sites. 4ways offers a high quality industry compliant service supported by our reporting panel of over 235 UK based Consultant Radiologists.

Advanced Accelerator Applications

Advanced Accelerator Applications, S.A. (AAA), a Novartis company, is an innovative medicines company developing targeted radioligand therapies and precision imaging radioligands for oncology. We are committed to transforming patients’ lives by leading innovation in nuclear medicine. AAA currently has over 1,000 employees working across 31 sites in 12 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the US). The company also has global manufacturing capabilities with 19 facilities in eight countries, and six research & development sites. For more information, please visit:


Aidence rallies the brightest minds in deep learning and radiology to create Veye Chest, an AI-based assistant for lung nodules on chest CT. Cutting through the hype around AI, we bring applications that add value for radiologists. Veye Chest is currently running in Lung Health Checks pilot sites and in routine practice across the UK.


Bayer’s Radiology business is well placed to be the partner of choice in helping NHS trusts to address the many challenges faced today including the increasing need for governance to demonstrate best practice and improving patient care within increasing financial constraints. With market-leading contrast media and power injector systems, Bayer is able to offer innovative patient care and with the addition of its informatics platform, it can support radiology departments in driving protocol standardisation and easily accessible audit data that enable departments to meet further challenges faced around contrast and radiation dose management. 0118 2063999


contextflow empowers radiologists to complete their daily workload faster and with higher quality and cost-efficiency by delivering a unique and scalable AI backbone that fully integrates into clinical workflows. Its core technology includes SEARCH, a 3D image-based search engine, which provides relevant statistics, reference cases and differential diagnosis information at the point of care within seconds. It currently supports 18+ disease patterns in lung CTs, including those related to COVID-19. TRIAGE is a separate tool that allows radiologists to reorder their worklist based on the presence of specific or time-critical findings. All contextflow products are developed in close collaboration with practicing radiologists and thus integrate directly into your RIS/PACS. contextflow is a spin-off of the Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Technical University of Vienna (TU) and European research project KHRESMOI. It was founded by a team of AI and engineering experts in July 2016. It is currently testing its software with 10+ partner hospitals and clinics throughout Europe. contextflow: See beyond a single case.

GE Healthcare Ltd

GE Healthcare is a leading provider of medical imaging, monitoring, and life science technologies. GE Healthcare enables precision health in diagnostics, therapeutics and monitoring through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services to help providers, researchers and life sciences companies in their mission to improve outcomes for patients around the world.

Medica Group

Medica is the UK’s largest teleradiology provider, connecting and supporting clinical professionals to ensure the best patient care. Medica’s approach is patient first and truly collaborative. Their NightHawk, Elective and Specialist services are trusted by over 50% of NHS hospitals and supported by over 500 reporters globally. Please visit to find out more.

Medical Protection Society

We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support and can also provide, depending on the type of membership required, the right to request indemnity for any complaints or claims arising from professional practice. Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries. Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We do this by promoting risk management through our workshops, E-learning, clinical risk assessments, publications, conferences, lectures and presentations.


Philips Healthcare

Enabling better health and better care at lower cost Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people`s lives across the health continuum - from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Applying advanced technologies and deep clinical and consumer insights, Philips delivers integrated solutions that improve people`s health and enable better outcomes. Partnering with its customers, Philips seeks to transform how healthcare is delivered and experienced. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.

Resonance Health Ltd

Siemens Healthineers

At Siemens Healthineers, our purpose is to enable healthcare providers to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, and improving patient experience, all enabled by digitalising healthcare. An estimated 5 million patients globally everyday benefit from our innovative technologies and services in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine, as well as digital health and enterprise services. We are a leading medical technology company with over 170 years of experience and 18,000 patents globally. With more than 48,000 dedicated colleagues in 75 countries, we will continue to innovate and shape the future of healthcare. For more information and latest product line, please visit

Smart Reporting

Telemedicine Clinic (TMC)

Telemedicine Clinic (TMC) are Europe’s largest provider of teleradiology reporting services and the only provider in the UK that adds true additional reporting capacity to the NHS by utilising qualified, sub specialist and GMC registered radiologists from Europe. TMC pioneered the follow the sun model for overnight emergency reporting allowing for UK emergency cases to be read in real time during the day from around the globe with offices in Noosa and Sydney Australia. TMC also has its own unique bespoke RIS which provides audit in real time, second read reporting functionality, structured reporting templates plus much more. TMC’s services include elective and overnight reporting, daytime emergency reporting, inpatient evening reporting as well paediatric and cardiac reporting and TMC Oncology, a sub specialist reporting for cancer cases including lung screening, prostate, CTC and breast and gynae/Pelvis. For more information please contact TMC through our website or


Visiana develops and markets software-based medical devices for automated interpretation of images in skeletal radiology. Our mission is to provide validated solutions that support the workflow in the clinic, add value to radiologists and clinicians, and thereby improving patient care. BoneXpert for automated bone age determination was introduced to the market in 2009. The system was developed in a cooperation with researchers from Tübingen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, Zürich University Hospital and the Foundation for Growth Science in Tokyo. BoneXpert provides quick and accurate bone age measurements and supports an efficient workflow in the radiological department. BoneXpert has been validated in numerous peer-reviewed publications, and is installed in more than 150 hospitals and clinics. See for more information.

Zebra Medical Vision

Zebra-Med’s mission is to impact hundreds of millions of patients' lives by teaching computers how to read and diagnose medical imaging scans. In a world where 4 billion people lack access to expert radiology advice, with a growing and aging population, and burnt-out and retiring radiologists, there is an acute need to leverage existing imaging data, in order to quickly build AI solutions that will help both doctors and patients. At Zebra-Med we try to solve the global supply vs. demand problem in radiology, empower radiologists and help them and health providers manage the ever-increasing workload without compromising quality of care. With 9 CE marks, 6 FDA approvals and commercial deployment globally, it provides an All-In-One (AI1™) solution - access to ever-growing AI solutions integrated into radiologists workflow. The AI1 bundle ranges from Oncology and Bone Health to the world’s first Multi-modality Triage AI solutions for Mammograms, CTs and X-rays, that alerts at point of care.