Boyce Worthley Oration

Boyce Worthley was one of Australia's most respected hospital physicists. For 40 years, from 1942, he provided medical physics advice and services to the Radiotherapy Department of the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He was a first  rate physicist - creative, innovative and fiercely independent - and revolutionised treatment planning and dosimetry in Adelaide for X- and gamma-ray sources.

In 2004 it was nominated and supported that the former Adelaide hospital physicist B. W. Worthley, as the distinguished scientist to be memorialised in the title of the proposed annual ARPS Memorial Lecture. Since then at each of the ARPS national conference a section of the conference has been dedicated to the Boyce Worthley Oration.

Boyce Worthley

Year

Number

Talk name

Presenter

2022

17th

Optimisation – Risk Management in Theory and Practice

Dr. Carl-Magnus Larsson

2021


POSTPONED to 2022


2020


POSTPONED to 2021


2019

16th

A controversy that needs to be resolved

Donald Higson

2018

15th

Prudence and conservatisam in radiation protection

Roger Coates

2017

14th

A Radiation Protection View of Australia and ARPS:  A View from Across the Pond with Some Insights for Discussions

George Anastas

2016

13th

Operating Uranium Mines

Sharon Paulka

2015

12th

With ARPS turning 40, do we need to look back? Will the lessons of the past still have a place in the future?

Paul Cardew

2014

11th

‘Drawing the line’: A risk communication perspective

Professor Rodney Croft

2013

10th

A Physicist's History of Mining of Uranium and other Radioactive Ores in Australia

Mark Sonter

2012

9th

The Early History and Subsequent Highlights of the ARPS

Dr. Ronald Rosen

2011

8th

The evolution of the system of radiation protection

Peter Burns

2010

7th

More Radiation for Better Health? (Deliberations of a Medical Physicist)

Professor Eva Bezak

2009

6th

People involved in radiation research and protection - An historical perspective

Bill Toussaint

2008

5th

The Environmental Legacy of Nuclear Weapon Development and Cleaning Up

Dr. Keith Lokan

2007

4th

The control and minimisation of exposures to ionising radiation
David Woods

2006

3rd

The seven ages of health physics

Rob Robotham

2005

2nd

Caging the Tiger

Ray de Groot

2004

1st

The early years of hospital physics in Adelaide: Some recollections

Bob Fry

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