Scientific Calendar Event

You are cordially invited to participate in the hybrid (part online part in presence) Graduation Ceremony of the students of the 7th 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.

The tentative programme outline for this hybrid event is as follows:

Moderator: Luciano Bertocchi (ICTP)

Welcome remarks:
Atish Dabholkar, Director, ICTP (in remote)
Valter Sergo, Deputy Rector, Trieste University (on behalf of the Rector, Trieste University) 
Hua Liu, DDG and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, IAEA (in remote)
Rashaun Watson, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations and Other International Organisations, Geneva (in remote)

Anthony Scott (Jamaica), Best MMP student 2021

Testimonial: MMP former student Jumaa Kisukari, Tanzania (in remote)

Deborah van der Merwe, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA 
Slavik Tabakov, IOMP Past President, IUPESM Vice-President (in remote)
Paddy Gilligan, EFOMP President (in remote)
Annalisa Trianni, AIFM

Invited lecture:
"PET/CT/MRI applications: opportunities and challenges" by Professor Vesna Sossi (University of British Columbia, USA) in remote (* abstract below).

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

Degrees distribution (Renata Longo and Misha Kiselev)

Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The event is also in live streaming at:
Light refreshments will be provided after the ceremony.

* Abstract for invited lecture:
The more we learn about human disease the more we appreciate its multifaceted complexity and variability. This knowledge requires increasingly more sophisticated non- invasive investigative tools and data analysis algorithms to better understand and characterize disease, identify new therapeutic targets, evaluate treatment efficacy and optimally stratify subjects for clinical trials and treatment strategies. Multi-modality imaging including PET, CT and MRI, which offer complementary information, is optimally suited to address many aspects of physiological complexity of the human body. This talk will describe the interplay  between scientific discoveries and developments in instrumentation and data analysis and how their synergies are opening news fields of investigation and facilitate clinical applications. Specific examples will be will be drawn from oncology and neurodegeneration.  
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