EPSM 2017
29 October to 1 November
Hobart, Tasmania

Professional Development in a Clinical Environment Workshop
Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December 2017
New Law School Lecture Theatre 106
The University of Sydney

Student Research Symposium
Thursday 7 December 2017
New Law School Lecture Theatre 104
The University of Sydney

Professional Development in a Clinical Environment Workshop Draft Program

DRAFT Program*
*Program subject to change according to speaker schedules

Day 1 Thursday 30 November
Introduction to Management Principles, Leadership Styles, Professional Ethics, Financial Issues
Workshop objectives
Introduction to Management Principles
Introduction to management issues & leadership styles. Fundamentals of Management HBDI
Basic Management skills
Fundamentals of Management HBDI (cont.), including practical demonstrations & results of Lifehouse implementation
Diversity issues
Work-life balance.
Conflict and feedback
Conflict resolution, how to give feedback, bullying in the workplace
Professional Ethics
Workshop activities to include case scenarios
Running effective meetings
Include reflection on management issues, Q&A
How hospital budgets are created. Preparing a business case.
radiotherapy equipment

Day 2 Friday 1 December
Hospital Finances, Principles of Quality Management, ACPSEM governance Career Development
Equipment procurement
The tender process: writing, evaluating, acceptance testing
Hospital accreditation, ACHS, practice standards
Principles of quality management
Overview of incident and risk management systems
Professional Medical Physics Organisations
Tripartite Radiation Oncology Practice Standards, ARPANSA Code of Practice, ACPSEM association with ACHS.
Professional Standards Board (PSB)
Role of PSB, ACPSEM Code of ethics, being an ACPSEM Board Member
Career development
Career inhibitors and accelerators
Performance management
MP specific indicators
Career transitions
Completing a PhD, doing an MBA, transitioning from TEAP to MP
Short bites, each 10-15 mins
Career progression. Advancing to senior physicist
Preparing a CV, what to expect in an interview, NSW progression process
Panel Discussion Q&A

Course faculty includes:
Prof Annette Haworth: Director of the Institute of Medical Physics, School of Physics, The University of Sydney
Dr Robin Hill: Chief Physicist, Chris O’Brian Lifehouse
John Martin: Business manager with many years experience in public and private hospitals and radiotherapy centres
Jo Madden: Business Partner, HR Specialist and Accredited Herrmann Practitioner
Dr Lisa Wilfert, TEAP coordinator
Several experienced and well respected members of the Medical Physics community will share their experience and knowledge as chief physicists, members of ACPSEM committees and successful leaders

For further information:
Regarding the workshop please contact Annette Haworth at
Regarding registration and catering contact
Regarding TEAP contact Lisa Wilfert

Previous 2017 Workshops

Supersize my PET
Advances and Improvements in PET
Friday 10 February 2017

Meet the Professor Day
Brachytherapy: Training Module 6, All Levels
Monday 27 February 2017

2016 Workshops

Student Research Symposium
Thursday 8 December 2016
New Law School Lecture Theatre 104
The University of Sydney

2015 Workshops

Thursday 3 December 2015
New Law School Lecture Theatre 104
The University of Sydney

One Day Symposium on Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiation Therapy
Friday 24 July 2015 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
held on The University of Sydney Main Campus

IAEA SABR Regional Training Course
Monday 20 July - Thursday 23 July 2015
held on The University of Sydney Main Campus
in the New Law Lecture Theatre

Physics of SABR Workshop
Thursday 28 May and Friday 29 May 2015
The University of Sydney
Physics of SABR Program

Previous Conferences

The 7th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry
4 - 8 November 2012
Sydney, Australia
IOP Science site