MPE12 : Occupational dosimetry in diagnostic and interventional radiology: Personnel dosimetry and competences for MPE with RPE responsibilities

A practical challenge to be solved: what are the appropriate methods and what degree of dosimetry is reasonable for different groups of personnel exposed to ionising radiation? How do you convince staff of the very real benefits that arise from personnel dosimetry?

Importance and impact of the training module: personnel dosimetry is used globally to monitor radiation exposure of persons within radiological departments. Different approaches exist and different techniques are being used depending on whether the dosimetry is performed for legal reasons or as non-governmental dosimetry. Techniques also differ depending on whether dosimetry is performed for a whole body exposure, or for extremity or eye lens exposures. Even within specific applications, there is a lack of harmonization. This course is suited to offer a deep and comprehensive insight into the different techniques of personnel dosimetry. The trainees shall study different groups of personnel and different exposure situations and decide which methods are best suited and what are the limitations. Further they shall get a feeling for special dedicated dosimetry systems, e.g. optically stimulated luminescence dosimetry. The course will help them in future tasks of training radiation protection experts (RPE).

Lead: Dr. M. Borowski, Klinikum Braunschweig and Dr. Fiebich, university of Giessen (partner 13)

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Online start: April 2022

Face-to-face period: 16 – 22 May 2022

Location: Braunschweig, Germany

Registration fee: € 760

Reduced registration fee: € 400

Reduced registration fees are available upon request for the first 6 applicants of one of the following countries (with a maximum of 2 participants per country): Albania, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, UN list of least developed countries.

The registration fee covers the costs of the course.

Additional information is listed below:

Food & drinks (coffee breaks) Water and juice will be provided free of charge.
Lunch Lunch is possible in the hospital canteen (3€/person and lunch) – as an alternative you can bring your sandwiches with you, go to a bakery or order a pizza at a small pizzeria in close vicinity.
Lodging of participants There are accomodations at all prize levels availible in Braunschweig, including a youth hostel and flats; we are able to provide access to university flats at a rate of 150€-175€ for the whole on-site phase – the flats contain private restroom and shower as well as a small kitchen; breakfast is then not included.
Transport Public transport is available at a rate of approx. € 2.00 per trip.
Facultative visits to companies, hospitals, musea, guided tour of the city, social events We will offer some social events like bowling, a river course or a guided city tour that can be chosen on owes own interest; the expenses are around approx. 15€ per event (optional).
Cost for conference dinner We intend to organize some dinner for the group on each day of the course (all optional).
Costs of books, papers, … We will provide a highly elaborated online phase, making access to primary literature reasonabe for further information, however not necessary in most cases. The literature that we recommend for further reading is freely availible in most cases; some articles, however, are not open access. If necessary we will try to provide access to these articles for a small fee (optional).
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