EFOMP e-learning platform

Dear colleagues,

One of the missions of EFOMP is promoting medical physics education and training programmes in Europe.

In recent years we have accomplished this task by participating in European consortia (Eutempe-RX net) or by organizing directly through the European School for Medical Physics Experts (ESMPE), multiple editions of the School in the various sub-specialties of Medical Physics.

Under the coordination of EFOMP’s Communications and Publications Committee, with the collaboration of the ESMPE Board Chair, we established a new tool for providing educational opportunities for our community and we were proud to announce the opening of an e-learning platform on the EFOMP website in January 2019.

Within the e-learning platform, video recordings and pdfs of lectures given during the EFOMP school editions have been uploaded, starting from the three satellite ESMPE events which were held during ECMP2018 in Copenhagen and including the ESMPE Schools which have been held since then. Recordings of webinars are also available on the e-learning site, including the series of “Lockdown Webinars” organized by EFOMP and IAPM in Spring 2020. A summary of the e-Learning Platform’s contents is provided below.

In the future, we plan to upload on the e-learning platform all educational events organized directly by EFOMP. The e-learning platform will be supervised by the Education & Training (ET) Committee in collaboration with the EFOMP Internet Manager and the Communications & Publications (CP) Committee.

The EFOMP e-learning platform is accessible to all Individual Associate Members (IAM) of EFOMP. IAM status is open not only to European Medical Physicists but to all colleagues around the world who are interested in continuing their medical physics education and training.

To become an IAM is a very simple process: you only have to complete an online registration form and pay online a fee of 15 euro/year through the EFOMP website. 

Dr. Marco Brambilla – EFOMP President (2017-2020)
Prof. Paolo Russo – Chair of the Communications and Publications Committee (2017-2019)
Prof. David Lurie – Chair of the Communications and Publications Committee (2020-2021)

 

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e-learning Platform Content

2020 Webinars and Masterclasses joint EFOMP-EUTEMPE

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!

EUTEMPE Organisers: Danielle Dobbe, Ruben van Engen 

EFOMP Organisers: Paddy Gilligan, Efi Koutsouveli, David Lurie 

2020 Webinar Series: Medical Physicists during the Covid19 pandemic

The aim of the series of talks was to bring Medical Physicists closer together during the Covid19  first and second wave in 2020, discuss new working processes and practices, issues arising in our working environments, share approaches to providing physics services through the pandemic, define novel strategies and prepare ourselves for the challenges to come. 

Following on from EFOMP president's Marco Brambilla’s communication on the corona virus in March 2020, it became clear that many physicists were having similar experiences in adapting their medical physics service in the Covid19 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.

EFOMP Organizers: Paddy Gilligan (EFOMP Vice President) , Efi Koutsouveli (EFOMP Assistant Secretary General), David Lurie (Chair of Communications & Publications Committee).

2020 ESMPE Winter : Innovation in Technology in Nuclear Medicine

The EFOMP, EANM (The European Association of Nuclear Medicine) and COCIR (The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry) in collaboration with the Czech Association of Medical Physicists and the Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation of Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague would like to present the  ESMPE e-learning course on Nuclear Medicine 2020. 

During the course advanced tasks connected to molecular imaging related to methods, detector technology and the main physics aspects of multimodal PET and SPECT imaging systems, patient dosimetry and optimization are discussed.

This edition is jointly organized by EFOMP, ESMIT and COCIR. Lecturers identified by COCIR will give insides on the new scientific trends for novel PET and SPECT equipments.

The first day is dedicated to SPECT, the second to PET, the third is both.  New developments of digital PET are presented. In the first two days in the morning scientific lectures from Physics prospective are presented and later scientific lectures by Industry 

This two-and-half day event were accredited by EBAMP (European Board of Accreditation for Medical Physics) and is intended for practicing clinical Medical Physicists who are involved in the Nuclear Medicine Imaging field. 

Organizers: Adriaan Lammertsma , Stefaan Vandenberghe (Scientific Chairs), Alberto Torresin (Chair of the School) ,Jaroslav Ptácek, Tereza Hanušová (CAMP)

e-learning editing :  AVC-ČVUT, z.s. and Christos Alexakos (EFOMP Web Master)

e-learning supervisor : Alberto Torresin

2019 ESMPE Winter: Nuclear Medicine Dosimetry, Practical approach

The ESMPE will organise medical physics education and training events specifically targeted towards Medical Physicists who are already MPEs or would like to achieve MPE status.

These events are open to all European Medical Physicists and will be accredited by an independent body to ensure that they are at the required educational level, i.e., Level 8 of the European Qualifications Framework. 

The ESMPE is committed to document, implement and maintain a quality management system and continually improve its effectiveness in order to assure a quality service to individuals attending the School.

Organizers: Jaroslav Ptáček, Tereza Kráčmerova (Czech Republic), Manuel Bardiès (Scientific Chair), Alberto Torresin (Chair of the School)

e-learning editing AVC-ČVUT, z.s. and Christos Alexakos (EFOMP Web Master)

e-learning supervisor : Alberto Torresin

2019 ESMPE Summer: State of the Art and new trends of Angiographic equipment: Image Quality, Patient and Staff Dosimetry

The EFOMP and COCIR (The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry) in collaboration with the Czech Association of Medical Physicists and the Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation of Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague would like to present the ESMPE e-learning course on Interventional Radiology 2019, obtained from the school's registration of EFOMP Summer School 2019.

The school will be aimed at advanced tasks connected with Angiographic Equipment. The school will particularly focus on advanced tasks , covering the main physics aspects of the angiographic equipment technology, patient and staff dosimetry and optimization.

The School is jointly organized by EFOMP and COCIR and is endorsed by ESR. Lecturers identified by COCIR will give insides on the new trends for angiographic equipment.

The two-and-half day event has been accredited by EBAMP (European Board of Accreditation for Medical Physics) as CPD event for Medical Physicists at EQF Level 8 and awarded 34 CPD credit points (25 CPD credit points for those who do not sit for or do not pass the examination) and is intended for practicing clinical Medical Physicists who are involved in the Interventional field.

EFOMP and ESMPE hugely wish to thank all the speakers who  have dedicated and shared some of their  valuable and precious  time to the success of this experience for the  benefit and professional growth of our MPE Community. We look forward to welcoming them again.

Organizers: Jaroslav Ptáček, Tereza Kráčmerova (Czech Republic), Annalisa Trianni (Scientific Chair), Alberto Torresin (Chair of the School)

e-learning editing: AVC-ČVUT, z.s. and Christos Alexakos (EFOMP Web Master)

e-learning supervisor: Alberto Torresin

2019 ESMPE Autumn: Treatment Planning Systems

The EFOMP and COCIR (The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry) in collaboration with the Polish Society for Medical Physics (PSMP) prepared the  ESMPE e-learning course on Radiotherapy 2019.

The course was endorsed by ESTRO.

The audio and video material comes from the "in vivo recording" of the ESMPE Autumn School 2019.

The school will be aimed at advanced tasks connected with the use of Treatment Planning systems in radiotherapy planning. The school will cover the main physics aspects of the input data to treatment planning systems, an overview of the main dose calculation approaches, use of imaging in RT planning and delivery and future developments.

This edition is jointly organized by EFOMP and COCIR:lecturers identified by COCIR will give insides on the technical solution adopted by manufacturers in the relevant fields of dose calculation and optimization.

This two-and-half day event has been accredited by EBAMP (European Board of Accreditation for Medical Physics) as CPD event for Medical Physicists at EQF Level 8 and awarded 33 CPD credit points (25 CPD credit points for those who do not sit for or do not pass the examination) and is intended for practicing clinical Medical Physicists who are involved in radiotherapy treatment planning.

EFOMP and ESMPE hugely wish to thank all the speakers who  have dedicated and shared some of their  valuable and precious  time to the success of this experience for the  benefit and professional growth of our MPE Community. We look forward to welcoming them again.

Organizers: Brendan McClean (Scientific Chair), Pawel Kukolowicz and Anna Zawadzka (Polish Society), Efi Koutsouveli (ESMPE Board),  Alberto Torresin (Chair of the School)

e-learning editingAVC-ČVUT, z.s. and Christos Alexakos (EFOMP Web Master)

e-learning supervisor : Alberto Torresin

2018 ESMPE Winter: Computed Tomography. Technology, Dosimetry, Optimization

The EFOMP and COCIR (The European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry) in collaboration with the Czech Association of Medical Physicists and the Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation of Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague would like to present the  ESMPE e-learning course on Computed Tomogaphy.

The school will be aimed at advanced tasks connected with Computed Tomography. The school will cover the main physics aspects of the CT technology, Dosimetry and Optimization.

This edition is jointly organized by EFOMP and COCIR. Lecturers identified by COCIR will give insides on the technical solution adopted by manufacturers in the relevant fields of CT dose reduction and optimization.

This two-and-half day event will be accredited by EBAMP (European Board of Accreditation for Medical Physics) and is intended for practicing clinical Medical Physicists who are involved in Computed Tomography. As in last year’s school, there will be an optional examination at the end for those seeking a higher level of certification beyond attendance.

EFOMP and ESMPE hugely wish to thank all the speakers who  have dedicated and shared some of their  valuable and precious  time to the success of this experience for the  benefit and professional growth of our MPE Community. We look forward to welcoming them again.

Organizers: Jaroslav Ptácek, Tereza Hanušová (Czech Republic), Mika Kortesniemi (Scientific Chair), Marco Brambilla (Chair of the School)

e-learning editing :  Alberto Torresin and Christos Alexakos (EFOMP Web Master)

e-learning supervisor : Alberto Torresin

2018 ESMPE Summer: Statistics in Medical Physics

The school will be aimed at advanced tasks connected with the application of statistics in Medical Physics.

This one day satellite meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2nd European Congress of Medical Physics and will cover the methods most frequently used in medical statistics.

The event will be accredited by EBAMP (European Board for Accreditation in Medical Physics) and is intended for practising clinical Medical Physicists who are involved in data management and research.

EFOMP and ESMPE hugely wish to thank all the speakers who  have dedicated and shared some of their  valuable and precious  time to the success of this experience for the  benefit and professional growth of our MPE Community. We look forward to welcoming them again.

Organizers: Marco Brambilla (Scientific Chair and Chair of the School), Peter Sharp

e-learning editing :  Alberto Torresin and Christos Alexakos (EFOMP Web Master)

e-learning supervisor : Alberto Torresin

2018 ESMPE Summer: IMRT&VMAT Planning in practice

The school will be aimed at improving the skills in the ­field of the inverse planning for IMRT and VMAT in daily clinical practice.

This one day satellite meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2nd European Congress of Medical Physics and teaching sessions covering the main topics of inverse planning will provide the background for live exercises using clinical cases.

The event will be accredited by EBAMP (European Board for Accreditation in Medical Physics) and is intended for practising clinical Medical Physicists who are involved in radiotherapy treatment planning.

Topics:

Objective functions for IMRT planning: physical and biological optimizationPractical IMRT/VMAT planningKnowledge Based treatment planningManaging tradeoffs in radiation therapy: the multicriteria optimization

EFOMP and ESMPE hugely wish to thank all the speakers who  have dedicated and shared some of their  valuable and precious  time to the success of this experience for the  benefit and professional growth of our MPE Community. We look forward to welcoming them again.

Organizers: Brendan McClean (Scientific Chair), Gianfranco Loi, Eva Samsøe, Marco Brambilla (Chair of the School)

e-learning editing :  Alberto Torresin and Christos Alexakos (EFOMP Web Master)

e-learning supervisor : Alberto Torresin

2018 ESMPE Summer: Fundamentals of Nuclear Medicine Dosimetry

The school will be aimed at introducing the most recent aspects of Nuclear Medicine Dosimetry.

This one day satellite meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2nd European Congress of Medical Physics.

The event will be accredited by EBAMP (European Board for Accreditation in Medical Physics) and is intended for practising clinical Medical Physicists who are involved, or intend to be involved, in Nuclear Medicine dosimetry.

The event is under the auspices of the EANM.

Topics:

The MIRD formalism for radiopharmaceutical dosimetry Diagnostic dosimetry Activity determination Cumulated activity assessment Absorbed dose algorithms Absorbed dose effect Bone marrow dosimetry Dosimetry for PRRT Preclinical dosimetry Monte-Carlo modelling in nuclear Medicine

EFOMP and ESMPE hugely wish to thank all the speakers who  have dedicated and shared some of their  valuable and precious  time to the success of this experience for the  benefit and professional growth of our MPE Community. We look forward to welcoming them again.

Organizers: Manuel Bardiès (Scientific Chair), Marta Cremonesi, Marco Brambilla (Chair of the School)

e-learning editing :  Alberto Torresin and Christos Alexakos (EFOMP Web Master)

e-learning supervisor : Alberto Torresin

2013 ESMPE Summer: Clinical Medical Device Management: Specification, Acceptance testing, Commissioning, QC and Advanced applications in Whole-body PET/CT

The Czech Association of Medical Physicists in collaboration with EFOMP and Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation of Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague would would like to present the ESMPE e-learning course on the EFOMP School for Medical Physics Experts - Prague, Summer 2013. 

The school will be aimed at advanced tasks related to PET/CT - from specification of PET/CT system properties to image reconstruction, fusion and evaluation. This two-and-half day event will be an EFOMP accredited one and is intended for practicing clinical Medical Physicists who want to become a Medical Physics Expert in Nuclear Medicine.

EFOMP and ESMPE hugely wish to thank all the speakers who  have dedicated and shared some of their  valuable and precious  time to the success of this experience for the  benefit and professional growth of our MPE Community. We look forward to welcoming them again.

Organizers: Jaroslav Ptacek, Martin Steiner (Czech Republic) Carmel Caruana, Marco Brambilla, Alberto Torresin, Peter Sharp, Stelios Christofides (EFOMP)

e-learning editing:  Jaroslav Ptáček, Alberto Torresin

e-learning supervisor: Alberto Torresin