Webinar Series

Lockdown Webinars

The aim of these lockdown talks was to bring Medical Physicists closer together during the Covid-19 time and discuss new working arrangements and challenges in diagnosis and treatment, issues arising in our working environments, novel strategies applied and lessons learned that may improve our practices and services in the future.

Following on from EFOMP president's Marco Brambilla’s communication on the corona virus , it became clear that many physicists were having similar experiences in adapting their medical physics service in the covid Covid-19 era. It was also evident that sharing of good scientific knowledge and experience would help defeat the virus (or instead perhaps “would help in the fight against the virus”).

The webinars are organised by IAPM (Irish Association of Medical Physicists) and EFOMP with contribution from the Medical Physics societies of Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and UK. Lectures have a duration of 45 minutes and 15 minutes discussion with audience interaction and polls.

Videorecordings will be permanently accessible via EFOMP's elearning platform

Please send your questions, comments and suggestions to Paddy Gilligan, Efi Koutsouveli, David Lurie via:  webmaster@efomp.org 



6th Lockdown lecture

"The new normal for medical physics keeping yourself and your patients safe"

Martin Cormican, Consultant Microbiologist, National Clinical Lead for HCAI and AMR, Professor of Bacteriology at NUI Galway, Ireland

Tuesday 30th, June 2020 13:00 CET

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5th Lockdown lecture

"Implementing a system for automated, remote quality assurance in CT, Radiography and Mammography"

Erik Tesselaar, Linköping University Hospital, Sweden - Liz Keavey, Irish Breast Screening Service, Ireland

Tuesday 12th, May 2020 


4th Lockdown lecture

"Radiotherapy Physics during the pandemic: Short term changes and longer term possibilities" 

Brendan McClean, St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network, Ireland -   Holger Wirtz, Lake of Constance Radiation Oncology Center, Germany

Tuesday 5th, May 2020

3rd Lockdown lecture

“SAR vs SARS, MRI and PPE in the time of COVID” 

Nigel Davies, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS, UK - Niall Colgan, NUI Galway, Ireland - Cormac McGrath, Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Service, Ireland

Tuesday 28th, April 2020

2nd Lockdown lecture

“A primer on ventilators and organ support systems for medical physicists during the COVID crisis” 

Fran Hegarty, New Children's Hospital, Ireland - Carola van Pul,  Maxima Medical Center, Netherlands 

Tuesday 21st, April 2020

1st Lockdown lecture

“Risk Assessment for Mobile Radiography Outside Intensive Care Units”

Lynn Gaynor, Beaumont Hospital, Ireland 

Tuesday 14th, April 2020