The Projects Committee is responsible to the Council of the Federation for participating in the implementation of projects and supporting the participation of Medical Physics institutions for improving research in Medical Physics and the professional status of Medical Physicists in Europe and Internationally.
The committee identifies project calls, in particular tender requests from the EU and links with NMOs and relevant professional societies to put together a bid.
1) EURAMED: European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research
The European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research (EURAMED) represents a consortium of associations involved in the application of ionising radiation in medicine, namely the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), the European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (EFOMP), the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS), the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) with the goal of jointly improving medical care and its medical radiation protection issues through sustainable research efforts. Since October 1st, 2017 EURAMED is a non-profit organisation registered in Austria.
2) BSS Transposition
The new Basic Safety Standards Directive (Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom) modernises European radiation protection legislation by taking account of the latest scientific knowledge, technological progress, and operational experience with current legislation. At the same time, the new BSS consolidates the existing acquis of Euratom radiation protection legislation into one single piece of legislation, merging five Directives and upgrading a recommendation to become legally binding. As a result of the consolidation process, the new BSS Directive was given a broader scope and a completely new structure improving coherence and clarity of both definitions and requirements. The objective of this EC tender project was to evaluate Member States‘ activities for the transposition and implementation of Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom in the medical area. In addition, Candidate and EFTA States were contacted to help facilitate the detection of issues, an exchange of first experiences and resolutions, and the identification of good practices.
This project was awarded to a consortium headed by the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP). Other participating organisations were the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS).
3) ENETRAP III European Network on Education and Training in Radiological Protection. A pilot course satisfying the training requirements for the RPE in the medical sector was run in Budapest in 2016. Successful course participants are able to show that they are able to provide expert radiation protection advice to employers, staff and members of the public in the medical field. This allows them to seek the status of Radiation Protection Expert (RPE) in the medical field from an authorised body following the recognition procedure of the respective Member State. The consortium are now considering a re-run of the course in late 2017/18.
4) EUROPEAN NUCLEAR EDUCATION NETWORK - ENEN PLUS Project
ENEN's mission is the preservation and further development of expertise in the nuclear fields by higher Education and Training.
The primary motivation of the ENEN+ project is to substantially contribute to the revival of the interest of young generations in the careers in nuclear sector. This is to be achieved by pursuing the following main objectives:
- Attract new talents to careers in nuclear.
- Develop the attracted talents beyond academic curricula.
- Increase the retention of attracted talents in nuclear careers.
- Involve the nuclear stakeholders within EU and beyond.
- Sustain the revived interest for nuclear careers.
The ENEN+ consortium will focus on the learners and careers in the following nuclear disciplines:
- Nuclear reactor engineering and safety,
- Waste management and geological disposal,
- Radiation protection and
- Medical applications.
1) ACCIRAD project Guidelines on a risk analysis of accidental and unintended exposures in radiotherapy. The ACCIRAD report was published in the Radiation Protection Series RP181 http://www.accirad.eu/guidelines
2) PiDRL project 27-month tender project on the establishment of European DRLs for paediatric patients. http://www.eurosafeimaging.org/pidrl
3) EMAN project: on the specific roles of the different experts, as well as training, organisational and ethical aspects. More information can be found here: http://www.eurosafeimaging.org/eman
4) European Guidelines on the MPE project Comprehensive guidelines on the role, education and training, staffing levels and recognition of the MPE in Europe based on the provisions for the MPE in EU directive 2013/59/EURATOM. https://ec.europa.eu/energy/sites/ener/files/documents/174.pdf
5) MEDRAPET project Study on the Implementation of the Requirements of EU directive 2013/59/EURATOM with regard to Radiation Protection Education and Training of Medical Professionals in the EU; more information here: http://www.eurosafeimaging.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/175.pdf
6) DOSEDATAMED II Project European Guidance on Estimating Population Dose from Medical X-ray Procedures1 (RP154). http://ddmed.eu/
7) EUTEMPE-RX FP7 project EUropean Teaching and Education for Medical Physics Experts in Radiology. The project partners created 12 courses to achieve EQF level 8 in Medical Physics in Radiology, www.eutempe-RX.eu
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