Joint by SFPM (France) and the EFOMP

In June 2012 an important Joint Congress was organized in Strasbourg by SFPM (France) and the EFOMP . During the Congress one whole daywas presented in English to attract an international audience. Thissession was openedby the President ofthe French Society SFPM (Dominique Le Du); thescientific contenthaving been coordinated by Diran Karamanoukian and Penelope Allisy Roberts.


All the presentations are now published on the web (see “51e Journées Scientifiques de Physique Médicale” at

Specifically, the International session proposed an Educational session:

Andrew Beavis (MRI for radiation treatment planning, web link:; with several proferred papers on Imaging in Therapy:

Alberto Torresin (Imaging for radiotherapy : the role of Medical Physics for planning and image verification, web link:;voir=oui );

Thierry Gevaert (Evaluation of the clinical usefulness for using verification images during frameless radiosurgery, web link:;

Thierry Gevaert (Geometric accuracy of real-time tumor tracking with the gimbal Linac system of the novel VERO SBRT system, web link:;

Sandrine Huger (An automatic alert tool for head and neck patients requiring adaptive radiotherapy, web link:;

Maxime Desplanques (Reliability of the optical tracking system for patient positioning at the national center of hadrontherapy based on the first treatments, web link:


After this session there was a specific EFOMP session on: Medical Physics in Europe.

Peter Sharp presented “EFOMP and Medical Physics in Europe” (web link:;voir=oui  );

Carmel Caruana “Education and training requirements within the Medical Physics Expert project (web link: ) and finally

Wil Van Der Putten introduced a workshop: “Legal requirements for Medical Physics and for the Medical Physics Expert (web link:;voir=oui ) with commentaries provided by Steve Evans (UK, IPEM), Stan Heukelom (Netherlands, NVKF) and Nuria Jornet (Spain, SEFM). This provoked many questions from the audience and allowed a positive discussion concerning the items presented during the session.

The possibility to share all the presentations on the www is an important opportunity to increase the awareness of EFOMP activities and define new paths to develop future strategies.