EMP News Spring 2020

Publication Date: Mar 5th, 2020 15:03, Category: EMP News

Dear Reader,

EFOMP is delighted to announce the publication of the Spring 2020 edition of its Newsletter, European Medical Physics News!

I am writing in my new role as Editor-in-Chief of European Medical Physics News, a position that I feel honoured to hold.

This issue of EMP News contains an amazing range of interesting articles and features, confirming the knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm of Medical Physicists throughout Europe.

The Cover of this edition shows an extract from a comic strip that has been designed by a team of young medical physicists from the Czech Republic, aimed at educating the public (especially children) about radiation and its benefits; you can read the article and see the full comic strip on page 56 of the issue.

Two exciting EFOMP initiatives are described in the Spring edition, namely the official opening of EFOMP’s new membership category, “Individual Associate Membership” and the launch of EFOMP’s “Mentoring in Research” programme. 

Another highlight of this Newsletter is an article summarising recent activities the Medical Physicists’ Society of Lithuania. In addition, there is a very informative article from an early-career physicist, Cintia Ribeiro, about her Medical Physics “journey” which has taken her from her native Brazil to Italy for studies and now for her career.

Articles from EFOMP Company Members are always appreciated by our readership; this time you can find articles from Qaelum, RTsafe, RTI Group, Scandidos, Standard Imaging and Sun Nuclear.

Two fascinating articles have been contributed about on-going research in radiotherapy physics:  Antonio Sarno tells us about the “AGATA” breast imaging project, while members of a team working on Adaptive radiation therapy have written about their “POP-ART RT” study.

EMP News’s popular feature on hobbies, “What Medical Physicists do in their Free Time”, continues in this issue, with articles about two extremely diverse topics – namely Astrophotography and Brooch-making! 

I hope you will enjoy reading this issue of European Medical Physics News! Please do feel free to pass on the link or the pdf to friends, colleagues and students who you think might be interested.

David Lurie and the Editorial Team (pubcommittee@efomp.org), March 2020

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