Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 26 Jan 2021 11:30
Ends 26 Jan 2021 13:00
Central European Time
You are cordially invited to participate in the Graduation Ceremony of the students of the 6th cycle of the Master of Advanced Studies in Medical Physics, a two-year advanced training programme in the field of medical physics, jointly organised by ICTP and the Trieste University and co-sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The first year is spent at ICTP while the second year is dedicated to clinical professional training in a Medical Physics Department of an Italian hospital of the training network, supported by the Italian Association of Medical Physics (AIFM). The International organisation for medical physics (IOMP) has given an international accreditation to the programme.
The programme is supporting LMI countries in the development of medical physics, an applied physics sector contributing to the development, introduction and use of advanced technologies in the medical sector. Including the 12 students of this 6th cycle, so far the programme has graduated 97 medical physicists (32% female) from about 60 countries (45 from Africa, 24 from Asia, 21 from Latin America and Caribbean, 6 from Europe and 1 from Oceania).

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The tentative programme outline is as follows:

Moderator: Luciano Bertocchi (ICTP)

Welcome remarks:
Atish Dabholkar (ICTP Director)
Rafael Grossi (IAEA Director General)
Miranda Sylvia Celina Miranda Paniagua, Deputy Permanent Delegate of Nicaragua, UNESCO
Valter Sergo (Deputy Rector, Trieste University)
Deborah van der Merwe (Human Health Dept, IAEA)
Slavik Tabakov (IOMP Past President, IUPESM Vice-President)
Paddy Gilligan (EFOMP President)
Michele Stasi (AIFM President)

Invited lecture:  “Pros and Cons of Particle Therapy General overview, state of the art, future perspectives” Marco Durante (GSI, Germany) 

Brief remarks:
Ahmed Meghzifene (MMP External Advisor)
Renata Longo (Trieste University)
Renato Padovani (ICTP)

Degrees distribution (Renata Longo and Atish Dabholkar)
As of 2020, a total of 122 students have arrived at ICTP for the combination of theoretical and practical training offered by the Masters in Medical Physics programme since it was inaugurated in 2014. These new graduates will play key practical roles in healthcare as highly trained medical physicists, involved in both individual and public health.