Starts 1 Sep 2014
Ends 19 Sep 2014
Central European Time
ICTP
AGH (Kastler Lecture Hall)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), will organize a College on Medical Physics to take place from 1 - 19 September 2014.
The topic will be: Advances in Medical Imaging Physics to Enhance Healthcare in Developing Countries. 
 
OBJECTIVE OF THE COLLEGE ON MEDICAL PHYSICS 
The objective of the ICTP College on Medical Physics 2014 is to contribute to improved healthcare in the developing countries by applying physics knowledge and experience to increase the diagnostic effectiveness and safety of medical imaging procedures This will be achieved by providing participants with education, practical training and resources to enhance their effectiveness as practicing medical physicists and disseminators of this knowledge by providing educational and training opportunities to other medical professionals and students in their countries. A special emphasis of the College will be to provide participants with the knowledge and resources to support the clinical application of the many advances in medical imaging and digital technology that is becoming available. 
 
Knowledge of physics in the clinical setting is becoming an increasingly critical need because of the complexity of the modern medical imaging procedures that require optimization to achieve appropriate image quality and manage safety factors.

PROGRAM 
The program of the College will consist of lectures, tutorials, interactive discussions and problem solving sessions, focused practical exercise and applied learning experiences. The three-week College will be devoted to The Physics of Medical Imaging with an emphasis on developing educational activities to enhance clinical medicine and healthcare in developing countries. One of the major values of the College will be extensive attention to digital technology. The College will include specially designed practical activities at the local hospital as well as PC simulations that will apply didactic learning to a variety of medical physics clinical-support procedures. The College will include also a Workshop on Digital Medical Imaging development at participants countries, which will aim to exchange experience and form future collaborations, specifically relevant to colleagues from developing countries. 
 
The College Program will cover the physics of all medical imaging methods and the implementation of digital medical imaging in developing countries, with emphasis on: 
 
-Digital Image Applications in Each Imaging Modality 
- Image Characteristics and Quality Factors 
-Optimization of Imaging Procedures and Quality Control 
-Dose Management in Medical Imaging and Radiation Protection 
- Evaluation and Analysis of Images in Medical Applications 
-Development and Delivery of Highly Effective Educational Activities


TAQI BINESH PRIZE: To honour the memory of the late Prof. Taqi Binesh, his family has offered a prize, to be awarded to a young scientist from a developing country, working in the field of Medical Physics. This prize will be awarded to the best poster submitted by the participants of the College on Medical Physics (September 2014). The Selection Committee will consist of the Directors of the College.

Organizers

S. Tabakov, A. Benini, F. Milano, G.D. Frey, L. Bertocchi, P. Sprawls.
ICTP Local Organizer: L. Bertocchi

Co-sponsors