Webinar Series 2020-2021

 

Webinar and masterclass videorecordings will be permanently accessible via EFOMP's elearning platform

 

EFOMP-COCIR Webinars

A series of EFOMP-COCIR webinars are planned in March - October 2021.

Standards play a crucial part in our lives. In healthcare, standards have an indispensable role for the proper functioning of medical devices, for correct transmission of information, for therapy, for monitoring and support in treatment, and much more. Thus, standards help manufacturers to produce safe medical devices with constant high quality and, as such, help competent authorities to ensure that medical devices in their country provide the performance they want for their citizens.

All stakeholders are invited to participate in the drafting of international standards so that the requirements in these standards get the widest possible support. The rules under which standards are developed in IEC reflect six principles: openness, transparency, impartiality and consensus, effectiveness and relevance, coherence, and development dimension. This is to make sure that the result reflects the state of the art, regardless whether the experts are from industry, medical practice, test institutes, or authorities. Decisions come through voting by the National Committees. Having multiple rounds of commenting, redrafting, and voting, the standards mature to a level that is relevant for all stakeholders.

Organisers

Efi Koutsouveli, Emer Kenny, Loredana Marcu, Riccardo Corridori

Email: webinars@efomp.org

 

 

ΕFOMP/ COCIR webinar

Topic  

Lecturers-Panelists

1

March 19, 2021

12.00 - 13.30 CET

IEC overview: the importance for the MPE community

Available at e-learning platform

Remy Klausz, Regina Geierhofer, COCIR

Loredana Marcu, Alberto Torresin, EFOMP

 

2

May 20, 2021

12.00 - 13.30 CET

IEC standards for radiotherapy equipment 

Register now!

Inger-Lena Lamm, EFOMP

Thomas Jakob, COCIR

3

July 15, 2021

12.00 - 13.30 CET

IEC standards for nuclear medicine  equipment

 

4

September 17, 2021

12.00 - 13.30 CET

IEC standards for diagnostic imaging equipmen

 

5

October 15, 2021

12.00 - 13.30 CET

IEC standards for radiation dosimetry equipment  

6

November 19, 2021

12.00 - 13.30 CET

 IEC standards for electrical equipment, electrical systems and software equipment

 

 

 

ECMP2020 Warm-Up webinars

The Congress Planning Committee of the 3rd European Congress of Medical Physics (ECMP2020) is organising warmup webinars as precursor to the Congress which will take place in June 2021.

Organisers

Mika Kortesniemi, Efi Koutsouveli, David Lurie, Brendan McClean

Email: webinars@efomp.org

 

 

 

EFOMP-ECMP webinar

Topic  

Lecturers-Panelists

1

January 28, 2021

12:00 - 13:30 CET

AI in Medical Physics

Programme
Available at e-learning platform

Federica Zanca, Leuven, Belgium

Leonard Wee, Maastricht, Netherlands

Mika Kortesniemi, Helsinki, Finland

2

April 23,  2021

12:00 - 13:30 CET

PROTON & FLASH Radiotherapy - Challenges and Opportunities

Programme

The webinar is fully booked! The videorecording will be available

at EFOMP e-learning!

Joao Seco, Heidelberg, Germany

Kristoffer Petersson, Oxford, UK

Brendan McClean, Dublin, Ireland

Mika Kortesniemi, Helsinki, Finland

       
       

 

 

EFOMP-EUTEMPE Webinars

Providing experts in the field of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologic Physics with high-quality practical (EQF8) training is what the EUTEMPE team stands for. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is preventing us from doing this in the way we love: welcoming you to our facilities where you interact with our experts and gain practical experience, top level knowledge, skills and competencies. However, our aim of sharing our knowledge to help colleagues in our field grow as medical physicists has not changed! 

We just needed to find other ways to do this!  Hence, we are very happy to announce a series of EFOMP-EUTEMPE didactic webinars, followed by online masterclasses, which are free of charge.

The webinars will be in a familiar format, introducing a specific subject by means of a presentation, with room for interaction with the lecturers. 

The online masterclass for each topic will follow on two weeks after the original webinar. The masterclasses, which have a greater number of educational hours, will provide the opportunity to delve deeper into the subject, gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the topic and helping cement the knowledge gained.  The Masterclasses will consist of a mix of (short) lectures and short (group) assignments, and they will be highly interactive!

We’re looking forward to seeing you online soon!

Organisers

Danielle Dobbe, Ruben van Engen, Paddy Gilligan, Efi Koutsouveli

Email: webinars@efomp.org

 

 

EFOMP/ EUTEMPE webinar

EUTEMPE online Masterclass

Topic  

Lecturers

1

Oct 13, 2020

12.00 CET

Oct 29, 2020

12.30 - 14.30 CET

Webinar & Masterclass:
Telling ain’t Teaching!

Available at e-learning platform

Danielle Dobbe,

Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2

Nov 10, 2020

Nov 24, 2020

Webinar:
Building robust QC protocols for the assessment of medical x-ray imaging systems

Masterclass:
Assessing the performance of the Synthetic Mammography mode: what should a QC physicist do?

Available at e-learning platform

Hilde Bosmans & Nicholas Marshall

Leuven, Belgium

3

Dec 8, 2020

Dec 22, 2020

Webinar: 

The philosophy of QC protocols

Available at e-learning platform

Masterclass:

Digging deeper: The why behind a quality control protocol and how to adapt to varying realities

Available at e-learning platform

Ruben van Engen

Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

Ruben van Engen & Ioannis Sechopoulos

Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

4

Jan 12, 2021

Feb 2, 2021

Webinar:

An introduction to strategic and robust leadership in medical physics

Available at e-learning platform

Masterclass:

Medical physics leadership – real world case studies from the trenches

Available at e-learning platform

Carmel Caruana,

Msida, Malta

5

Feb 23, 2021

March 9, 2021

Webinar:

Personnel Dosimetry – a first step to radiation protection of the staff

Available at e-learning platform

Masterclass:

Personnel Dosimetry – two steps ahead

 Available at e-learning platform

Markus Borowski,

Braunschweig, Germany

Martin Fiebich,

Giessen, Germany

 

 

6

March 23, 2021

 

A guided tour of x-ray CT through dosimetry and image quality assessment

Available at e-learning platform

John Damilakis,

Irakleion, Greece

7

May 11, 2021

May 25, 2021

Webinar:

Beyond X-ray tubes: Innovation in radiological imaging with monochromatic sources

Masterclass:

Emerging technologies and challenges for future radiological applications

Paolo Cardarelli

Ferrara, Italy

Angelo Taibi & Paolo Cardarelli

Ferrara, Italy

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

Organisers

Paddy Gilligan, Efi Koutsouveli, David Lurie

Email:  webinars@efomp.org 

 

7th Lockdown event

"CT Lung Cancer Screening"

Prof. Jim Malone, WHO Consultant - Robert Boyle Professor (Emeritus), Trinity College, Dublin - John Tuffy & Dr. Paula Byrne, Regional Manager, Ionising Radiation & Health Services Researcher, respectively, Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) - Dr. Choonsik Lee Senior Investigator, Dosimetry Unit Head, National Cancer Institute, USA - Dr. Anne Marie Baird, Research Fellow, Trinity, Translational Medicine Institute, President of Lung Cancer, Europe

Thursday 22nd, October 2020 14:00-16:15 CET

 

6th Lockdown event

"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

5th Lockdown event

"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 event


"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 event

“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 event


“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 event


“Risk Assessment for Mobile Radiography Outside Intensive Care Units”

Lynn Gaynor, Beaumont Hospital, Ireland 

Tuesday 14th, April 2020