EFOMP’s European School for Medical Physics Experts
EFOMP’s European School for Medical Physics Experts (ESMPE) is our starting point for enhancing education and training programmes for Medical Physics in Europe; this objective is bolstered by two other important pillars, namely the biennial European Congress of Medical Physics and EFOMP’s official journal, the European Journal of Medical Physics (Physica Medica).
The main topics of ESMPE School editions are related to ionising and non-ionising radiation applied in medicine (Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, MRI) as well as specific topics such as Statistics, Artificial Intelligence and Informatics.
ESMPE organizes medical physics education and training events specifically targeted to Medical Physicists who are already Medical Physics Experts or would like to achieve Medical Physics Expert (MPE) status. The schools are accredited by an independent body (the European Board of Accreditation for Medical Physics) to ensure that they are at the required educational level, i.e., Level 8 of the European Qualifications Framework.
Thanks to a limited number of participants the interaction between lecturers and attendees is assured, guaranteeing the high quality of the courses.
Moreover, a distinctive tract of the school is to provide subsidized fees for a certain number of participants coming from low-income European countries.
The prominent Medical Physicists within the ESMPE Board ensure the high quality of the programmes and the future evolution of education and training in Europe.
The Board is open to evaluate all proposals for future Schools coming from EFOMP National Member Organisations or from individual members of the European Community of Medical Physics.
EFOMP school chairs (2013-2017): Carmel Caruana, Marco Brambilla, Alberto Torresin