International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
For more than 50 years, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has been a driving force behind global efforts to advance scientific expertise in the developing world.
- Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics 2020-2021. The Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics (MMP) is a two-year advanced training programme run jointly by ICTP and the University of Trieste. The programme is designed to provide young, promising graduates of physics or related fields (mainly from developing countries) with postgraduate theoretical and clinical training so that they may be recognised as clinical medical physicists in their home countries.The programme comprises a year of basic and advanced courses (taught in English) prepared with the assistance of experts from ICTP's UN partner the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This is followed by a year of professional clinical training in a medical physics department of a hospital in the programme's training network.The MMP is co-sponsored by the IAEA, and is supported by the International Organisation for Medical Physics (IOMP) and the European Federation of Organizations in Medical Physics (EFOMP), in collaboration with Trieste hospital.
- Joint ICTP-IAEA Workshop on Establishment and Utilization of Diagnostic Reference Levels in Medical Imaging, 18 - 22 November 2019, Trieste, Italy. Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLs) are recognized as an important tool for optimization of radiation protection of patients in diagnostic imaging. Their utilization, however, is insufficient. Human resource limitations and lacking knowledge are recognized as challenges, particularly with respect to highly qualified medical physicists. The workshop will assist in overcoming this deficiency. Participants should be medical physicists or other clinical scientists who are involved in patient dose measurements and patient radiation protection in diagnostic imaging. They must be able to facilitate, motivate and cooperate with other persons in their own facility and in other facilities in their country, to carry out the necessary steps, after the workshop, to bring about the implementation of DRLs in their country.