Letter from the Congress Planning Committee
Dear Medical Physicist,
This is to inform you that the deadline for submission of abstracts to the 3rd European Congress of Medical Physics (ECMP2020) is only three weeks away, on 1st February 2021!
As you know, the global pandemic prevented ECMP2020 from taking place in September 2020 as originally planned. Thus, our congress was postponed, and is scheduled to take place in Torino (Italy) from 16th to 19th June 2021 at the fabulous Lingotto conference centre.
The Congress planning committee and local
organisers believe that, even though there remain worldwide travel limitations,
the situation is very likely to improve in the coming months. Therefore, with
vaccinations already started and ramping up, we are certainly aiming
for an on-site congress.
Full information about the abstract submission procedures and what to do in case of already submitted abstracts (e.g. how to update a submitted abstract) can be found on the "scientific information - call for abstract" section of this web site.
Already more than 450 abstracts have been received.
Don’t delay in submitting
your work if you would like to be part of this important conference!
We look forward to seeing you in Turin in June!
Read the message from the EFOMP president Marco Brambilla and the ECMP president Mika Kortesniemi
The 3rd European Congress of Medical Physics, organized by EFOMP and hosted by AIFM will be held in Torino, Italy at the Lingotto Congress Centre on June 16-19, 2021
ECMP 2020 welcomes
It is my pleasure to welcome all European medical physicists to participate in ECMP 2020, the third European Congress of Medical Physics, in Torino, Italy.
Following the successful second congress, ECMP 2018 in Copenhagen, we are looking forward to meeting an increased number of colleagues from all medical physics disciplines. The organizing committee of the congress is also happy to announce Spain as the welcome nation of ECMP 2020.
Our profession has always been constantly moving along with the new physical, technological, and quantitative methods emerging to support medicine. In our field, the state of change is a norm, not an exception. During recent years, we have witnessed even more rapid advancements in many areas, such as artificial intelligence, which calls for further reassessment of our professional development, roles, and education. We should embrace this change by using our expertise and updating our knowledge. Sharing ideas between medical physics specialities continues to be one of the keys to keep up with our evolving role in both research and clinical work. Embracing change and sharing knowledge is also the guiding objective of ECMP 2020 and its scientific program.
Our conference city Torino has a rich history from ancient times right up to these modern days. In addition to our scientific program, please enjoy your time in Torino by visiting its attractions, from historical architecture to the contemporary side, for example the car museum in the conference area. Outdoors, you may still enjoy the late summer and take a stroll in the parks and along the river Po.
I would like to express my thanks to AIFM - the Italian Association for Medical Physics - and to their President Michele Stasi for hosting the event, and for choosing the excellent venue at the modern and well accessible Lingotto Conference Centre. The venue represents by its part the principle of change, as the centre has been converted from Fiat’s first major car factory into a modern conference centre by Renzo Piano’s design.
Welcome - Benvenuti
President of the ECMP 2020
New deadlines for registrations and abstract submission
The organizing committee has decided the following new deadlines for abstract submission and early/late registrations:
- Abstract submission deadline: 1 February 2021
- Congress early registration deadline: 15 April 2021
- Satellite pre-meeting registration deadline: 15 April 2021
- Congress late registration deadline: 17 May 2021
The Congress Planning Committee is announcing a series of warm-up webinars. The first one will take place in January 2021. See more details here
EFOMP CALENDAR 2021
Download the 2021 EFOMP calendar at this link.
Read the EFOMP winter newsletter
Read the EFOMP autumn newsletter
EMP News special issue on company members' news at ECMP2020
EMP News, the EFOMP newsletter will publish a special issue dedicated to ECMP2020, reserved for hosting EFOMP Congress news as well as articles for ECMP2020 from industrial exhibitors which are EFOMP Company Members. The issue will host Company members' news about their events organized during ECMP2020, and it will be distributed via email before the Congress to all registered participants to ECMP2020.
Physica Medica-EJMP ECMP 2020 Focus Issue
Physica Medica - European Journal of Medical Physics (EJMP), will publish in 2021 a Focus Issue containing selected papers from contributions (oral or poster) to ECMP 2020. We plan to publish up to 50 papers in such a Focus Issue. Soon after the Conference, contributing authors - selected by a group of Guest Editors nominated by the Editor-in-Chief- will be invited to send electronically their manuscript via the EJMP website https://www.physicamedica.com/ for the corresponding peer-review process according to the strict evaluation rules of EJMP. The Guest Editors will select the invited papers on the basis of the high scientific quality of the presentations. The group of Guest Editors will be coordinated by the Editor-in-Chief. There will be no page charges for this Focus Issue which will contain regular papers (not Proceedings papers). All papers should not exceed 10000 words.
ECMP 2020 WELCOMES SPAIN
The congress organizing committee wishes to announce that Spain will be the welcome nation of ECMP 2020. Thank you SEFM for joining the conference, we look forward to welcoming you to Torino.
Embracing change, sharing knowledge: this is the ECMP 2020 motto. A few effective words to describe the conference philosophy.
Congress Planning Committee
- Marco Brambilla – CPC chair – EFOMP President
- Mika Kortesniemi - Past Chair of the EFOMP Scientific Committee
- Yolanda Prezado - Chair of the EFOMP Scientific Committee
- Adrian Lammertsmaa - Chair of the EFOMP Education and Training Committee
- David Lurie - Vice Chair of the EFOMP Communications and Publications Committee
- Jaroslav Ptacek- Secretary General of EFOMP
- Carlo Cavedon – AIFM Scientific Committee Chair
- Simona Avramova, Bulgaria
- Marianne Aznar, United Kingdom
- Dimos Baltas, Germany
- Kirsten Bolstad, Norway
- Jens Edmund, Denmark
- Maurice Janssen, Netherlands
- Pantelis Karaiskos, Greece
- Kum Bae Kim, South Korea
- Irena Koniarova, Czech Republic
- Mika Kortesniemi, Finland
- Antonio M. Lallena, Spain
- Michela Lecchi, Italy
- Mark Lubberink, Sweden
- Pietro Mancosu, Italy
- Josep Mª Marti, Spain
- Brendan McClean, Ireland
- Sonia Nielles-Vallespin, United Kingdom
- David Norris, Netherlands
- Pawel Olko, Poland
- Massimiliano Pacilio, Italy
- Katia Parodi, Germany
- Liisa Porra, Finland
- Madan Rehani, USA
- Giorgio Russo, Italy
- Serenella Russo, Italy
- Elina Samara, Switzerland
- Johan Sjöberg, Sweden
- Lucie Sukupova, Czech Republic
- Daniela Thorwarth, Germany
- Michela Tosetti, Italy
- Stefaan Vandenberghe, Belgium
- Marie Vidal, France
Local Organizing Committee
- Michele Stasi (chair)
- Boris Augelli
- Vittorio Cannatà
- Carlo Cavedon
- Stephane Chauvie
- Carlo Chiesa
- John Damilakis
- Franco Fusi
- Cesare Gori
- Roberta Matheoud
- Angelo Monti
- Daniela Origgi
- Massimo Pasquino
- Francesco Pennanzio
- Nando Romeo
- Roberto Ropolo
- Serenella Russo
- Mara Severgnini
- Luigi Spiazzi
- Annalisa Trianni
- Anna Vignati
Via Gozzano 14, 10073 Ciriè (Torino) - Italy
Phone +390119211467 - Fax +390119224992
Download the preliminary programme at a glance
Preliminary list of invited speakers and talk titles:
- Jonas Andersson - Patient specific dosimetry in CT (AAPM-EFOMP TG-246)
- Manuel Bardies - Dosimetry in nuclear medicine
- Theocharis Berris - Practical machine learning for clinical scientists
- Ronald Boellaard - Digital PET, Tracer kinetic modelling
- Marco Brambilla - Cumulative radiation dose from medical imaging in chronic/recurrent patients or in a single episode of care
- Nico Buls - Clinical applications of spectral imaging and dynamic CT
- Harry Delis - EFOMP Cone beam CT protocol - a joint initiative between EFOMP, IAEA and ESTRO
- Glenn Flux - State of the art in nuclear medicine Theranostics
- Paolo Francescon - Challenges and opportunities of small field dosimetry in clinical practice
- Gisella Gennaro - New technologies for mammography imaging
- Ben Heijmen - Automated treatment planning - potentials and limitations
- Victor Hernandez - Complexity metrics for RT plan QA
- Brian Hutton - SPECT/CT
- Laetitia Imbert - Adaptive CZT body SPECT
- Maurice Janssen - Medical device integration with IT networks
- Terry Jones - The first total body PET scanner (EXPLORER)
- Nuria Jornet - Physics principles of SBRT
- Marc Kachelriess - AI applications coming soon to a CT scanner near you
- Bente Konst - Fluoroscopic imaging: Noise reduction versus introduction of lag - comparison between different vendors
- Love Kull - Advanced measurement techniques for CT
- Mark Lubberink - Correction and reconstruction algorithms
- Anna Catrine Martinsen - Optimization of image quality for advanced CT acquisition
- Cynthia McCollough - Photon counting detector CT
- Hugo Palmans - New developments and detectors for small field dosimetry
- Gian Luca Poli - IAEA human health campus and e-learning platform
- Serenella Russo - Small field dosimetry for QA of stereotactic radiotherapy
- Natalia Saltybaeva - Clinical dose reference levels for CT examinations
- Elina Samara - Examples of practical and clinical consequences after implementing dose monitoring
- Bernhard Sattler - PET/CT & PET/MR
- Reinhard Schulte - New Technologies in Hadron Therapy
- Carola van Pul - Medical alarm systems
- Leonard Wee - Predicting radiotherapy outcomes using real-world clinical data
Pre-congress events (Wednesday, 16th June)
- 11° Congresso Nazionale AIFM (AIFM National Congress - in Italian)
- ESMPE course 1: Artificial Intelligence (max attendees: 100)
- ESMPE course 2: Nuclear Medicine Dosimetry (max attendees: 35)
- ESMPE course 3: Patient Specific QA in Radiotherapy (max attendees: 80)
Call for abstracts
The ECMP 2020 congress programme will include selected oral communications and e-poster presentations on the following topics:
- Radiotherapy (RT)
- Diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine (NM)
- Diagnostic and interventional radiology (DR)
- Radiation protection and dosimetry (RP)
- Biomedical engineering (BE)
- Informatics (IT)
- Professional issues (PR)
- Education and training (ET)
- Abstracts must be submitted, using the congress template, through the on-line congress submission system.
- Abstracts will be reviewed by the ECMP 2020 Scientific Committee members.
- Authors can indicate the most appropriate topic for their work as well as their preferred method of presentation. The ECMP Scientific Committee reserves the right to reassign the accepted paper to a more appropriate session and/or method of presentation.
- For inclusion in the congress programme, at least one (co)author per abstract needs to be registered for the ECMP 2020.
- Maximum of two submissions are allowed per person as the first author.
- All abstracts must be written in clear English with grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication and submitted in Word and PDF format, using the congress template (download at the bottom of this page).
- Abstracts must include: title in bold letters; list of authors (first name, family name), presenting author must be underlined; authors' affiliations (institution and country). Use numerical superscripts after each name for different affiliations; contact details of the Corresponding Author (email); keywords (up to 5); abstract text (up to 400 words) structured under the following four subtitles: Purpose, Material and Methods, Results, Conclusions.
- Use 12-point Times font. The styles available are bold, italic and underlined. Presentation of equations is allowed.
Do not include tables. If
needed for a better understanding, a maximum of one figure can be included.
Please consider that the abstract total length must not exceed one page
including the figure.
More details on the abstract submission procedure can be obtained on the online submission form.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALREADY SUBMITTED ABSTRACTS
OPTION 1 - ABSTRACT MAINTAINED
In case you wish to keep the abstract you already submitted no action is required from your side.
Your abstract submission will be carried forward to the congress new dates.
OPTION 2 - ABSTRACT WITHDRAWAL
In order to withdraw your abstract, kindly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
OPTION 3 - ABSTRACT UPDATED
In order to update the abstract you have previously sent, kindly upload the new version of your abstract on the online submission system (http://www.symposium.it/ecmp2020/abstract/login.php)
and send an email to the Organizing Secretariat (email@example.com) to inform that a new version of your abstract is on the online submission system
The older version will be discarded and not considered for review
Abstract submission opens: 24 September 2019
Abstract submission deadline: 1 February 2021
THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SYSTEM IS NOW OPEN
Early registration fees (by 15 April 2021)
- Regular: € 200,00
- Student/trainee**: € 100,00
- Delegates under the age of 35 from low-income countries (see list*) : € 100,00 (50 seats available)
- Industry (not ECMP sponsors/exhibitors): € 350,00
Late registration fees (by 17 May 2021)
- Regular: € 250,00
- Student/trainee**: € 125,00
- Delegates under the age of 35 from low-income countries (see list*) : € 125,00
- Industry (not ECMP sponsors/exhibitors): € 400,00
Onsite registration fees
- Regular: € 300,00
- Student/trainee**: € 150,00
- Delegates under the age of 35 from low-income countries (see list*) : € 150,00
- Industry (not ECMP sponsors/exhibitors): € 450,00
All fees include Italian 22% VAT.
* Up to 50 registrations at reduced rates will be available for delegates under the age of 35 coming from the following low-income countries: Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine.
** Students/trainees are requested to show evidence of their status by emailing their student certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Regular & Student/trainee fees: admission to all scientific sessions (except pre-congress courses), exhibition opening cocktail reception on June 16, opening ceremony & welcome cocktail reception on June 17, coffee breaks.
PRE-CONGRESS EVENTS registration fees
11th AIFM National Congress (in Italian): free-of-charge (pre-registration via the online registration system required)
Pre-congress ESMPE courses:
1. Artificial Intelligence: € 90,00+VAT 22%
2. Nuclear Medicine Dosimetry: € 90,00+VAT 22%
3. Patient Specific QA in Radiotherapy: € 90,00+VAT 22%
- Registration opens: 24 September 2019
- Congress early registration deadline: 15 April 2021
- Satellite pre-meeting registration deadline: 15 April 2021
- Congress late registration deadline: 17 May 2021
THE REGISTRATION SYSTEM IS NOW OPEN.
- There will be no penalty for registration cancellations received by May 15, 2021. The full amount paid minus a processing fee (20 Euros) and wire transfer or credit card costs will be refunded.
- A cancellation fee of 50% of the full registration fee plus a processing fee (20 Euros) and wire transfer or credit card costs will be applied for cancellations received by May 31, 2021.
- A cancellation fee of 75% of the full registration fee plus a processing fee (20 Euros) and wire transfer or credit card costs will be applied for cancellations received by June 9, 2021.
- No refund will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days before the first day of the congress.
- All cancellations must be sent in writing via e-mail (email@example.com) to the congress secretariat. Cancellation confirmation will be sent within one week.
- The congress organising committee and secretariat are not responsible for problems beyond our control such as weather conditions, public order issues, strikes, etc. No refunds will be given in these situations. No reimbursement will be made for late arrival, unused services, unattended events or early departure from the congress.
- The final decision on refunds rests with the congress organizers.
- All refunds will be made within 30 days after the congress ending.
- When you register for the congress, you will be confirming that you have reviewed and understood this congress registration refund policy.
Registered congress participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the conference Secretariat are liable or assume any responsibility for damage or injuries to persons or property during the congress Participants are advised to arrange for their own health, travel and personal insurances. The congress organization does not cover individuals against cancellation of bookings, theft or damage to belongings.
All best endeavours will be made to present the congress programme as published. However, the congress Organizing Committee and the Secretariat reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the congress, for any cause beyond our reasonable control. The congress Organizing Committee and the Secretariat are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration.
Travel and Accommodation
How to get to Torino
Torino lies in the centre of Europe and takes advantage of a well structured connection system by plane, train and car.
Caselle International Airport (www.aeroportoditorino.it), 20 minutes away from the city centre, allows daily connections with the main European cities.
Moreover Malpensa International Airport (www.milanomalpensa1.eu/en), one of the main European hubs connected to more than 120 cities all over the world, is located only 60 minutes' drive from Torino.
Torino has two main railway stations, Porta Nuova and Porta Susa, both in the city centre. They are connected, also with frequent high speed rail services, to the main destinations in Italy and France, and from there to the rest of Europe.
Lyon can be reached in 2.5 hours, Paris in about 5 hours and Milan in only 50 minutes.
More info at www.trenitalia.com
Motorways A6 Torino-Savona, A4 Torino-Milan-Venice, A21 Torino-Piacenza-Bologna, A5 Torino-Aosta, A32 Torino-Bardonecchia connect Torino to most Italian cities, to France, Switzerland, Austria and the rest of Europe.
The recently fully renovated Porta Susa railway station (www.trenitalia.com)
The host city
Roman castrum, medieval town, first capital of Italy. Torino offers a lasting memory of castles, old beautiful palaces, royal residences, monuments. Torino is one of the cultural leading cities in Italy. The city’s lively cultural scene includes music, theatre, visual arts, photography, film, design, dance and heritage as well as a wide choice of museums, 46 in town, such as the world famous Egyptian Museum, the beautiful Galleria Sabauda with Italian and Flemish painting collections, the Automobile Museum, the Modern Art Gallery, the Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Cinema Museum with its unique interactive approach.
Around Torino thousands of excursion opportunities: the Alps, the lakes, the artistic cities and villages, the golf courses, the wine and food tours.
Torino offers both luxury and characteristic shops. Most of the luxury shops are located in the city centre on via Roma: fashion boutiques, jewelry shops, perfume shops and food and wine stores which feature the best of the regional products. Then there are the characteristic shops in the little alleys of the inner city, full of cafes and craftshops. Torino has a little bit (or, as is often the case, a lot) of everything and for all budgets as well.
Torino is one of the undisputed world capital of taste. It has always boasted a renowned food and wine tradition. The region’s extraordinary cuisine can be enjoyed in over 600 city restaurants. Restaurants are usually open from 12.00 to 14.30 and from 19.30 to 22.30. For those who prefer something different to the classic menus, Torino proposes a most pleasant alternative: wine bars. Torino is also renowned for the ability of its pastrycooks.
Located in the north-west of Italy Torino has a continental weather, which is usually warm in June. Average temperatures range from 20°C to 28°C.
More info on Turin at www.turismotorino.org
To find out whether, depending on your citizenship, country of long-term residence and the duration and reasons for your stay, you need a visa to enter Italy, see the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at www.esteri.it/visti/index_eng.asp or check with your local Italian Embassy or other diplomatic representative before you travel. The rules change regularly, so you should check you have the most up to date information for your trip.
The congress organization has selected some of the best hotels in town.
Reservations can be made via the online booking system.
Exhibiting and Supporting
Exhibiting and support opportunities
Attracting hundreds of specialists from all over Europe, ECMP will provide an important forum for companies to showcase their latest advances, ideas, technologies, products and services. If you haven’t thought about exhibiting at ECMP yourself, you may not yet realize how many potential benefits you can unlock.
Top reasons to exhibit at ECMP 2020:
1. Organized by EFOMP, ECMP is the premier European forum for Medical Physics and related topics
2. The conference maximizes exhibit time and flow of attendees by offering exhibit spaces close to conference session rooms and refreshment areas.
3. Introduce your products or services to over 1000 experts from all over Europe
4. Meet professionals and build product and brand recognition in a face-to-face stimulating environment
5. ECMP 2020 will be hosted by AIFM, the main Italian association of medical physicists with more than 1100 members all over Italy. AIFM will organize its national congress day, the most important Medical Physics event in Italy, during ECMP 2020.
6. Last but not least ECMP 2020 offer great educational opportunities.
Venue and general information
The Lingotto Conference Centre
The Lingotto Complex, located at a few minutes' distance by subway from the city centre, is a prestigious international centre for exhibitions and conference business. Renzo Piano’s design has made a modern centre of the building that once was Fiat’s first major car factory.
In short “Lingotto” means:
• Conference and Exhibition Centre
• 3 high-quality hotels
• 8 Gallery, a shopping centre with 90 shops, 20 restaurants and bars
• multiplex cinema with 11 theatres
• “Pinacoteca Agnelli”, an art gallery on the roof of the building with 25 masterpieces once belonged to the Agnelli’s family.
In particular, the Lingotto Conference Centre offers a wide range of technical and logistical facilities.
11 modern and comfortable meeting rooms from 50 to 1,900 seats plus several smaller meeting and board-style rooms, 1,070 sqm exhibition surface, adequate catering spaces, permanent secretariat desks and cloakrooms. Advanced AV equipment is available in every room.
The conference centre can be easily reached by subway or bus. An internal car parking space with thousands of places is also available.