ESTRO Annual Report 2018

EURAMED European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research

The joint roadmap led by the CONCERT project is seen as a guide for future strategies and funding in this field. The mapping exercise showed four contexts for which radiation protection may be required, namely: i) human activities related to medical therapy and diagnosis using radionuclides and x rays, protons or ions; ii) human activities related to nuclear energy applications and other industrial applications for ionising radiation not related to medical applications; iii) human activities related to the use of natural resources, containing naturally occurring radionuclides (NORM / TENORM); and, iv) natural radiation as source of ionising radiation. The exercise defined “optimised radiation protection inmedical applications of ionising radiation” as one of the major challenges in radiation protection research and development. Furthermore EURAMED also encouraged the medical community to develop research proposals for the Euratom 2018 calls and has itself participated in the SERENADE project proposal addressing the call ‘Strategy for the Exploitation of Research Results Funded under Euratom Research and Training Programmes in the Field of Radiation Protection’.

The European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research (EURAMED: www.euramed. eu) is composed of five Europeanmedical societies: ESTRO, the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM), the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP), the European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) and the European Society of Radiology (ESR), under the umbrella of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research ( Since its existence in October 2017, EURAMED’s work has included: participation in the ICRP- ERPW 2017 (International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection European Radiological Protection ResearchWeek) in Paris. At this event and of interest to members of the ESTRO community was the announcement that the ICRP, to celebrate their 90th year, was making publications 1 – 28 and recommendations from 1928 – 1959 freely available on the website. The ultimate aimwas to provide free access to all ICRP publications, with the exception of themost recent rolling two years. In October 2018, EURAMED participated in the European Radiation Protection Week in Rovinj, Croatia. It included several sessions dedicated to the medical field. At this meeting EURAMED was approved as an International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) Special Liaison Organisation and presented its mission and activities. EURAMED also engaged in a joint roadmapping exercise led by the CONCERT Project, which EURAMED joined as a project partner in 2018, and initiated its own roadmap development, for which a working group has been established with representatives fromEURAMED’s five founding societies, whose input is in the process of being collected.


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