Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 20 Nov 2022 07:30
Ends 23 Nov 2022 13:30
Charmo University

ICTP Physics Without Frontiers, in partnership with the Medical Physics Department, College Medical And Applied Sciences, Charmo University, is organizing a four-day nuclear medicine school to provide an environment of opportunity that will allow the students to learn and manage the well-rounded Nuclear Medicine of tomorrow successfully.

The school will be held from 20 to 23 November 2022 at Charmo University, Chamchamal, Iraq.

The school's goals are to obtain a general understanding of an operational radiopharmacy site, starting from radionuclides production up to synthesis, quality control, dose dispensing and clinical use of radiopharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine laboratories and to observe on-site cyclotron-PET operations.

The main target participants are undergraduate and graduate students. It is important that the participants are interested in learning or improving their knowledge and skills in Nuclear Medicine, which will greatly impact their research work. This school also gives opportunities to the students to discuss face-to-face with the experts and show them the opportunities for their future carrier.

Several topics will be part of the school:
learning about a cyclotron-PET facility's design and available equipment and tools in nuclear medicine facility;
responsibilities, training and the qualification of the personnel;
site-planning and operation of a cyclotron;
liquid and gas targets;
daily operational techniques for production and quality controls on PET radiopharmaceuticals (such as [18F]FDG, [11C]methionine, [11C]choline, etc.); radionuclide calibration;
general understanding of maintenance, calibration, cleaning of the equipment.

Particular attention will be paid to the role of Nuclear Medicine Physicists who are responsible for ensuring the correct operation and calibration of all equipment used in nuclear medicine facilities, such as the dose calibrator (to precisely measure the amount of radioactivity in a sample) or PET scanners. The knowledge and skills the Nuclear Medicine Physicists obtain during their studies and training equip them well to support the department to keep the sophisticated high-technology instruments running and educate them to attain a high quality of healthcare with the goal of medical service.

Kindly use the QR code in the poster or the following link to submit your application.
Registration link:

The deadline for submitting your application is 5 November 2022

1- Only students from Kurdistan region of Iraq can apply.
2- Third and fourth-year undergrads, and also graduated students can apply.
3-  Speciality must be in Physics or Medical Physics.

Organizing committee
Project coordinator:
Hiwa A. Ahmed, Charmo University, Particle Phenomenology, PWF volunteer

Local coordinators:
Peshwaz Abdulkareem Abdoul, Head of Medical Physics Department, Charmo University
Hastyar Omar Mohammed, Charmo University

Scopelliti Fabrizio, Radiopharmacist PhD, Head of Radiopharmacy, Cannizzaro Emergency Hospital, Catania, Italy
Abubaker Farmesk, Physicist PhD, Lecturer,  College of Education, University of Sulaimani, Iraq
Favetta Marco, Physicist PhD-Medical Physics, Biophysics PostDoc, Physicist Manager at Polyclinic Hospital Bari, Italy
Maspero Marco, Radiopharmacist, National Council of Research-San Raffaele hospital, Italy
Pisciotta Pietro, Physics PhD, UMC Groningen,  Netherlands
Pometti Marco, Radiochemist PhD, Cannizzaro Emergency Hospital, Catania, Italy
Ietto Francesco, Nuclear Medicine Physician, Provincial Health Hospital, Catania, Italy
Caramma Sebastiano, Nuclear Medicine Technician, Garibaldi Hospital, Catania, Italy
Tosto Mattia, Nuclear Medicine Technician, Garibaldi Hospital, Catania, Italy

ICTP PWF, Charmo University, and Cannizzaro Emergency Hospital.