Simulation and VR in clinical education and practice – multidisciplinary perspectives

13th - 14th October 2020   (GMT+00:00) GMT

This event is going virtual!
13-14 October 2020
13:00-15:35 BST
Up to 6 CPD credits (3 per day)

Given the rise in recent years of the interest and the use of simulation and virtual reality in healthcare, the BIR is hosting a meeting on the use of simulation and VR for clinical education and training. The event will primarily focus on experiences in both radiology and radiotherapy, but look to involve multidisciplinary perspectives from outside these two main professions, from which to learn and also to share expertise. The event looks to share expertise and best practice for using simulation and VR in medical education and practice; focusing on radiology and radiotherapy, but bringing in perspectives from other healthcare disciplines and beyond for a true cross-fertilisation of ideas.


View the virtual event programme!


Educational aims:

  • To disseminate and exchange knowledge and experience with simulation and VR for radiotherapy and radiology
  • To share experience and exchange viewpoints of simulation and VR from different disciplines and thereby cross-fertilize ideas and knowledge exchange
  • To learn from other disciplines for possible implementation within radiology and underlying sciences


Who should attend?:

Radiology: Consultant/Registrar Radiologists/Diagnostic Radiographers

Radiotherapy: Consultant/Registrar Clinical Oncologists/Therapeutic Radiographers/Medical Physicists/Dosimetrists/Engineers

Other clinical specialties – practitioners in surgery and nursing (e.g. consultant orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, orthoptists etc.)

Registration fees:
Non members £80
Plan 1 members £50
Plan 2 members £40
Trainee members £40
Retired/student member £30
*VAT will be added at checkout, where applicable

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

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:


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

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.

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.

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