ERPW 2022

The 6th European Radiation Protection Week (ERPW 2022) took place in Estoril, Porutgal, from October 914, featuring a variety of workshops and meetings to discuss many facets of radiation protection, including issues related to the medical field.

For those who could not attend or for a refresher, workshop presentations for each day of the conference can be downloaded on the conference website.

EURAMED was heavily involved in the proceedings, hosting its annual General Assembly for members and 3 sessions on medical applications of ionising radiation. The scientific programme is available here, and a list of sessions relevant to EURAMED is below.

Tuesday, October 11: Medical applications on ionising radiation I 14:15–15:55
Topics: Flash therapy and compact proton therapy centers, diagnostic reference levels, lung CT and AI, patient-specific organ doses for abdominal CT, clinical audits
Wednesday, October 12: (invited) Hot topics in clinical medicine using ionising radiation 11:15–12:55
Topics: CT justification, lung cancer screening, radionuclide theranostics, radiation oncology, gonadal shielding
Wednesday, October 12: EURAMED Rocc’n’Roll project workshop 13:30–15:55
Topics: Strategic research agenda and roadmap
Thursday, October 13: Plenary on big projects, platforms and education & training 09:15–10:55
Topics: MEDIRAD project results and recommendations on low-dose radiation exposure, EURAMED Rocc’n’Roll strategic research agenda and roadmap
Thursday, October 13: Medical applications on ionising radiation II 14:15–15:55
Topics: Monte Carlo study of out-of-field organ doses in stereotactic body radiation therapy, radiobiologic calculations, HARMONIC out-of-field dosimetry, gold nanoparticles as radiosensitisers, dose estimation after mixed-field exposure, adverse outcome pathways for cardiovascular and breast patients

For the second year, EURAMED bestowed an award to the best medical radiation protection research abstract. This year’s winner was Dr. Naghmeh Mahmoodian (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, DE), who presented research on the topic “Lung and Lung Tumour Segmentation of CT Images during MWA Therapy Using AI Algorithm.” The inaugural winner at ERPW 2021 was Dr. Uta Eberlein of University Clinic Würzburg, DE.