EMP News Spring 2022 Issue

Dear Reader,

EFOMP is delighted to announce the publication of the Spring 2022 issue of its quarterly newsletter, European Medical Physics News.

This issue’s front cover shows a fragment of code that has been made available online by Jonas Andersson and Gavin Poludniowski, authors of the “Hacking Medical Physics” series of articles, the second part of which appears in this issue. The newsletter includes the third article by Prof. Jim Malone in his “Art to Challenge and Inspire” series, this time on a thought-provoking painting entitled “Blotter”, by Peter Doig. Meanwhile, Danielle Dobbe-Kalkman continues her “Meet the Prof” series with an illuminating interview with not one but two seasoned Medical Physics educators, namely Prof. Slavik Tabakov and Dr. Vassilka Tabakova.

The newsletter includes a host of regular features, including a medical physics book review, reports of recent meetings and an overview of recent papers published in Physica Medica. With the first in-person medical physics conference for over two years, ECMP 2022, in our minds, you will find an article from Paddy Gilligan updating us on preparations for the August congress, while Naomi McElroy writes about everything that Dublin, the conference city, has to offer. This time, the Medical Physicists’ hobby article is about collecting and growing orchids. As always, articles from EFOMP Company Members are always appreciated by our readership, and in this issue you can find 13 such contributions.

We hope you will enjoy reading this issue of European Medical Physics News! Please do feel free to pass on the link or the pdf to friends, colleagues and students who you think might be interested. And if you have an idea for a topic that you would like to see covered, or if you would like to contribute an article, just send us an email!

Finally, I should mention that this issue of EMP News is my last as Editor-in-Chief. It has been a privilege to serve in this role over the last couple of years and I am indebted to my talented and dedicated colleagues on the editorial team, without whom production and development of the newsletter would not have been possible. I wish Dr. Mohamed Metwaly all the best as he takes over as Editor-in-Chief of the newsletter!

David Lurie and the Editorial Team (pubcommittee@efomp.org), March 2022.

You can download the EMP News Winter 2021 Issue issue by following this link.

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