Providing experts in the field of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologic Physics with high-quality practical (EQF8) training is what the EUTEMPE team stands for. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is preventing us from doing this in the way we love: welcoming you to our facilities where you interact with our experts and gain practical experience, top level knowledge, skills and competencies. However, our aim of sharing our knowledge to help colleagues in our field grow as medical physicists has not changed! We just needed to find other ways to do this!
Hence, we are very happy to announce a series of EFOMP-EUTEMPE didactic webinars, followed by online masterclasses.
The webinars, which are free of charge, will be in a familiar format, introducing a specific subject by means of a presentation, with room for interaction with the lecturers. The online masterclass for each topic will follow on a number of weeks after the original webinar. The masterclasses, which have a greater number of educational hours, will provide the opportunity to delve deeper into the subject, gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the topic and helping cement the knowledge gained.
The 4th EFOMP-EUTEMPE webinar will take place on Tuesday 12th, January 2021 12:00 CET and masterclass on Tuesday 2nd, February 2021 12:00 CET. And will be presented by Carmel Caruana.
Webinar: An introduction to strategic and robust leadership in medical physics
Masterclass: Medical physics leadership – real world case studies from the trenches
In today’s highly competitive world, being a good scientist is not sufficient for a profession to expand and prosper; strategic and robust leadership has become critical. Leadership is of concern to all healthcare professions, but it is critical for small professions such as ours. This webinar is an invitation for present and future Medical Physics leaders to think more deeply about their role in today’s world. I hope to provoke much needed discussion and debate and to encourage more Medical Physicists to devote some of their quality time to this highly relevant issue. Present professional challenges need to be addressed in the same way that we address our Medical Physics problems: we need to analyze them, research them and devise a strategy to solve them. To be successful as a profession, we need strategic and robust leaders who are well-prepared to take on difficult challenges and who do not only aim to preserve the successes and gains of the past but can push the profession to new heights.
In the masterclass we will, together with a panel of leaders, discuss and attempt to formulate strategies for some case studies of real world challenges that the profession is facing out there (including ones submitted by participants of the webinar).
Carmel J. Caruana PhD FIPEM
Full Professor and Head of Medical Physics at the University of Malta, Professor Caruana specializes in diagnostic and interventional radiology, radiation protection, medical devices, physical agents and legislative, professional and education and training issues. Owing to the importance of education and training and professional matters for the development of the Medical Physics profession he has dedicated the last twenty years of his career to these issues and has over sixty papers and innumerable conference presentations in these areas to his name. He is past-chairperson of the Education and Training Committee of EFOMP, lead author of the role and education and training chapters of the EU document ‘European Guidelines on the Medical Physics Expert’, lead author of the EFOMP policy statements on education and training (PS12.1) and the role of the Medical Physicist (PS16) and past Associate Editor for Educational and Training and Professional issues for Physica Medica, the European Journal of Medical Physics. He set up the European School for Medical Physics Experts in Prague and authored the EUTEMPE-EFOMP leadership module ‘Leadership in Medical Physics, Development of the profession and the challenges for the Medical Physics Expert’ which was the first such module worldwide. In 2020 he published the first ever book on leadership in medical physics entitled ‘Leadership and Challenges in Medical Physics: A Strategic and Robust Approach’.
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