EFOMP News


Call for two EFOMP ECMP Bursaries for beginning Physicts

I am pleased to inform you that a call is open for two EFOMP ECMP Bursaries for Beginning Physicists - 2014, sponsored by EFOMP.

The purpose of this bursary is to make it possible for medical physicists who are members of an NMO of EFOMP to participate in the 8th European Conference of Medical Physics, that will be held in Athens Greece 11-13 September 2014.

Up to two awards may be maid per year.For details of the ECMP Conference please follow the link http://www.efomp-2014.gr.

Applicants must submit a CV, together with their application,within th 30th of June.

The value of the award will be the registration cost to attend the conference.Travel and subsistence cost are the responsibility of the applicant and can not be funded by EFOMP.The winners of the bursaries will be notified by EFOMP within the 15thof July.

Please communicate with Prof. Gunter Hartman (g.hartmann@dkfz-heidelberg.de), EFOMP Chair of the Education and Training Committee regarding the award .

 

Best regards,

Marco Brambilla

Secretary General European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP)

Call for two EFOMP ESMP Bursaries for beginning Physicts

I am pleased to inform you that a call is open for two EFOMP ESMP Bursaries for Beginning Physicists - 2014, sponsored by EFOMP.

The purpose of this bursary is to make it possible for medical physicists who are members of an NMO of EFOMP to participate in the European School of Medical Physics (ESMP). The applicants must have recently achieved, or be about to achieve, the level of a qualified medical physicist, and must have been involved in medical physics activities in either a hospital, university or research institute engaged in similar work for a period of at least two years prior to the start of the school. Up to two awards may be made per year. For details of the school programme please follow the link ‘European School of Medical Physics’ on the EFOMP website.

Applicants must submit a CV, together with their application.

Please communicate with Prof. Gunter Hartman (g.hartmann@dkfz-heidelberg.de), EFOMP Chair of the Education and Training Committee regarding the award and the application for the ESMP.

The value of the award is the cost of a one-week registration fee. It is my duty to remind that travel and subsistence costs are the responsibility of the applicant and cannot be funded by EFOMP.

May I remind also the obligation for the winners to write a report about their experience at the ESMP for the EFOMP website. The report should be received within 30 days following your stay at the school. Examples of previous reports can be found on the EFOMP website.

 

Best regards,

Marco Brambilla

Secretary General European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP)

EUTEMPE-RX Information Request Form

The EUTEMPE-RX is an FP7 Coordination and Support Action project that has started on the 1st of August 2013 with a duration of 36 months.

The main goal of the project is to develop a series of course modules for medical physicists in radiology. The course modules will provide opportunities to learners to become experts in the chosen fields. Medical physicists working in healthcare institutions, radiation protection authorities or medical equipment companies should find that modules are fulfilling their needs. The maximal use of e-learning methods will be very beneficial for medical physicists with travel restrictions.

If you wish to be informed about the progress of this project please complete this application form, scan it and sent it by email to (info@eutempe-rx.eu or info@eutempe-rx.org) .

Monte Carlo software for clinical linacs and dose distribution simulation

A new automated Monte Carlo software for clinical linacs and dose distribution simulation, named PRIMO, has been recently released.

Its computation engine is based on the well-known PENELOPE code.

PRIMO can simulate most Varian and Elekta machines, as well as imported phase-space files written in the IAEA format, and estimate dose distributions in water phantoms and computerised tomographies.

All these features are wrapped under an intuitive graphical user interface that runs on Windows.

The code can be freely downloaded from http://www.primoproject.net.