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EUropean Training and Education for Medical Physics Experts in Radiology

Objective

Medical exposures for radiological examinations represent the highest and fastest growing contribution to manmade radiation exposure in the EU underlying the need for medical physics experts (MPEs), regulators and scientists in industry to bring in new research results and expertise and to deploy resources in addressing this important issue. The EC recognized the urgency and the EU tender ‘European guidelines for the Medical Physics Expert (MPE)’ (TREN/H4/167‐2009) was issued to develop and update the role of MPEs in Europe. The final report has been approved by the EC and includes an agreed mission statement and key activities for MPEs. The new qualification framework defines the MPE as an MP who, through planned advanced training and CPD, achieves the highest level possible (i.e. European Qualifications Level 8) in her/his specialty.
However, it is recognized that few Member States have the expertise and facilities to provide the necessary training. A preliminary survey among National Organisations of MP and medical device companies showed that a dedicated training scheme has become a necessity. Three end-users were identified: the hospital MPE, the scientist in industry and regulators assessing exposures in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology.
The EUTEMPE-RX consortium will develop, put into practice and evaluate a new pilot EFTS for the MPE in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, which includes both face-to-face and on-line teaching. The aim is to ensure that candidates become knowledgeable about all current issues in radiation safety culture in hospitals and to make the MPE a radiation protection advocate for patients. The course will address the themes identified in the MELODI strategic research agenda, DoreMi and EMAN projects. A business plan will be developed for the sustainability of the network, which would provide a template for the development of similar programmes in the other specialties of medical physics.

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2013
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 532 338

Participants (13)

EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF ORGANISATIONS FOR MEDICAL PHYSICS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 151 405
Address
Tadcaster Road 230 Fairmount House
YO24 1ES York

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
John Pemberton (Mr.)
SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 56 442
Address
Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 7
28020 Madrid

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Portolés (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 97 905
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Grazia Brunelli (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 73 830
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mercè Torrellas (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 73 830
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Calabrese (Prof.)
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF VARNA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 122 056
Address
Ul Studentska 1
9010 Varna

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kristina Bliznakova (Dr.)
ROYAL SURREY COUNTY HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 111 280
Address
Egerton Road
GU2 7XX Guildford

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ken Young (Prof.)
CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE VAUDOIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 73 830
Address
Rue Du Bugnon 21
1011 Lausanne

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francis Verdun (Prof.)
STICHTING LANDELIJK REFERENTIE CENTRUM VOOR BEVOLKINGSONDERZOEK
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 81 534
Address
Weg Door Jonkerboos 90
6532 SZ Nijmegen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ruben Van Engen (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 81 855
Address
University Campus Gallos
74100 Rethimno

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Damilakis (Prof.)
AZIENDA SANITARIA UNIVERSITARIA INTEGRATA DI UDINE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 790
Address
Via Pozzuolo 330
33100 Udine

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elda Cameranesi (Ms.)
STADTISCHES KLINIKUM BRAUNSCHWEIG GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 67 945
Address
Freisestrasse 9-10
38118 Braunschweig

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Klaus Jahnke (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE MITTELHESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 29 960
Address
Wiesenstrasse 14
35390 Giessen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank Runkel (Prof.)