Taking place early every November on a Thursday and Friday, the two-day Annual Meeting, for many of our members, is the foremost source of education and professional support in paediatric radiology available in the UK and an opportunity to meet old friends and make new contacts. For trainees and potential employers there is an opportunity to get together.
The Annual Scientific Meeting, or just the annual meeting as it is widely known, has been a two-day meeting for the last few years.
The location varies around the country, set by the Executive Committee from members who volunteer to be local organisers.
The local team are given full autonomy to organise the meeting but have financial support from the society.
There are invited speakers, proffered papers and a poster section. Posters and presentations from trainees, students and radiographers are encouraged (see below for prizes).
Prizes, awarded by the local organisers and executive committee, are given to the best presentation and posters.
- Claire Dicks-Mireaux Prize. This is for the best oral presentation by a trainee.
- Poster Prize. This is for the best poster presentation.
The Executive Committee may also make discretionary awards at the annual meeting if a presentation or poster fails to win one of the above prizes but is though worthy of an award.
A Medical Student who presents a paper will usually receive a discretionary award.
There is an active trainees section with a social evening where trainees and potential employers can find each other.
Socially the meeting is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends. There is a social evening/meal on the first night.
On the final day of the meeting in the AGM for the executive where members can be updated on the workings of the society and vote on matters arising.