As previously reported in this journal (News: Vol. 11, Iss. 2), the European Commission recently launched the MEDRAPET (MEDical- RAdiation Protection Education and Training) project to assess the implementation of the Medical Exposure Directive provisions related to radiation protection education and training of medical professionals in the EU Member States and update the Radiation Protection 116 Guidelines. As part of this, a workshop will be held from April 21 – 23, 2012 in Athens, Greece, with the aim of facilitating the discussion on issues related to radiation protection education and training of medical professionals in the EU member states. The MEDRAPET project is currently conducting an EU-wide study to establish the status in the member states regarding medical radiation protection education and training. Results of this study are going to be discussed during the MEDRAPET Workshop.
The outcomes will form the basis for a European Guidance on radiation protection education and training of medical professionals. The workshop provides a platform for all medical professionals to exchange knowledge, share experience and discuss challenges and solutions to existing problems known in radiation protection education and training. For those interested in taking part, please note that while this workshop requires no registration fees, the maximum number of places is 100.
The professional organisations involved include the European Society of Radiology (ESR) as coordinator as well as the European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (EFOMP), the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS), the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO), the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE). Detailed information about MEDRAPET can be found at the project website at www.medrapet.eu.