EFOMP officers Spring meeting 2019
Publication Date: Apr 10th, 2019 21:51, Category: EFOMP Announcements
EFOMP Officers Spring meeting took place in Zeist hosted by the Dutch Society for Medical Physics, the NVKF, during it’s Spring Conference. EFOMP officers participated in specific sessions during the conference and joined NVKF's social events.The Spring Annual Conference of NVKF was held in April with the theme: "Crossing borders" at the Woudschoten Conference Center, situated in the middle of forest area near the city of Utrecht.
The Dutch annual conferences started in 1980 gathering no more than 50 medical physicists in a small hotel in a rural part of the country. The conference took one and a half days during which sequential presentations in Dutch were given on topics on radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, radiology, clinical audiology and hospital physics. All attendants (around 25 % of NVKF-members at that time) had to listen to all the presentations so the community of Dutch MPEs were well aware of each other’s fields of interest.
Ten years later parallel sessions were introduced which attracted many more attendees. Nowadays more than half of the Dutch medical physics community participates in the NVKF Spring Conference. The present conference has a broad spectrum in the plenary sessions and thematic parallel sessions. Topics include radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, radiological imaging, radiation protection, the physics of safety, operating room technology, intensive care medicine, clinical audiology, videology, neurophysiology and many more subjects belonging to the extensive field of medical physics.