EFOMP & EURADOS signed a Memorandum of Understanding!

Publication Date: May 23rd, 2020 16:34, Category: Press Releases

We are happy to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) and European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS) to establish the terms of long-term collaboration.

The MoU has been signed on the 1st of May 2020 by the EURADOS Executive Board Chair, Filip Vanhavere and EFOMP’s President, Marco Brambilla. 

The European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS) is a non-profit organisation for promoting scientific understanding, technical development and innovation of all dosimetric aspects regarding ionising radiation. The major fields of interest cover radiation protection, radiobiology, medical diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy. 

The European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP) was founded in May 1980 in London to serve as an umbrella organisation for all NMOs (National Member Organisations). The current membership covers 36 national organisations which together represent more than 9000 medical physicists and clinical engineers working in the field of medical physics.

The MoU sets out the terms and understanding between EFOMP and EURADOS to a possible co-operation in the topics covering the partners’ Strategic Research Agendas, specifically::

•    Individualized dosimetry in all fields of medical dosimetry: Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Molecular therapy, Radiation therapy, Radiation biology, Hadron therapy.
•    Improving radiation protection of workers and public.
•    Education and training    

This MOU reflects the intentions of EFOMP and EURADOS to share knowledge to jointly collaborate on topics of interest, to contribute together to research and development and to promote the integration and the efficiency of scientific education and training in the field of medical physics, radiation dosimetry and radiation protection. 

The collaboration will aim at the establishment of joint working groups for the stimulation of scientific research in the specified areas listed above, the dissemination of research results, and the implementation of education and training, for the benefit of the medical physics and radiation protection community, as well as for the benefit of patients, staff and the general public.