The EUTEMPE-NET consortium (www.eutempe-net.eu) is proud to announce the start of the third run of its set of modules designed to help Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology physicists acquire CPD and achieve Medical Physics Expert status. This email announces the first module MPE01 - the EFOMP-EUTEMPE LEADERSHIP MODULE. The online phase will start 1 November 2018, whilst the face-to-face phase will be held in Prague 4 – 8 February 2019 (4 – 6 for those not taking the final assessment).
You can find an updated Module presentation, Extended Module Abstract including face-to-face programme in Prague and Gallery of photos from past editions here: http://eutempe-net.eu/mpe01/
115 EBAMP CPD Points (79 CPD credit points for those participants who do not sit for or do not pass the assessment; http://www.ebamp.eu/)
This module aims to help the future MPE in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (including imaging outside the D&IR department proper) acquire the knowledge, skills, competences and attitudes necessary to exercise a strategic leadership role within the profession in own country and in Europe both in terms of professional issues faced by the profession and own personal development as a leader. The content of the module will provide a framework for discussions for all the other modules. In the onsite phase participants will have the opportunity to interact with and discuss issues facing the profession and personal development directly with European leaders. The participants would also be updated with the latest EU directives, guidelines and policy statements impacting the role to ensure they are at the forefront of these developments. The module will achieve its learning objectives using a combination of online and onsite readings, fora, presentations and case studies. The online component will consist of sets of compulsory readings. Each set of readings will be accompanied by an online forum for difficulties and real world case studies to promote reflection on their own attitudes towards leadership and discussion in preparation for the assessment. The online phase will be asynchronous so that participants would not need to take time off their clinical duties and there will not be a problem with time zones. Module participants can put forward the issues they are facing in their own country and receive feedback and advice. As preparation for the assessment, further case studies will be discussed with the panel. Onsite presentations will be sent to the participants 2 weeks before the start of the onsite phase.
Number of participants will be limited to a maximum of approximately 25 to ensure a worthwhile experience for the participants. Application deadline is 20 October 2018. First come first served basis
REGISTER TODAY here! http://eutempe-net.eu/enrolment-information/
Accepted applicants will pay a registration fee of Euro 450. There is a reduced fee of Euro 250 for the first 6 applicants from the following countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.
Comments of the participants following the first run of the module:
“Content and course material were excellent”
“Very competent teachers, wide range of topic, wonderful atmosphere”
“Online part was very good. The content and the references worked very well in hand with the face-to-face”
“The use of case studies throughout the online session were very useful to focus on specific learning objectives”
“Guidance and support from the experts during the face-to-face”
“Possibility to learn from best speakers and best professional teachers in this area”
“Presentations with practical case studies”
“Broad scope with European leaders of the profession presenting and interacting with the participants”
“Online discussions with other participants”
“Guidance about my professional future and choices”
“Gave a great insight into what is required / expected of one in order to be a successful Medical Physics Expert”
Typical case studies discussed:
Case Study 1: A member of the hospital management team comes up to you stating: “MPEs are not important in D&IR, we don’t have the high doses that one finds in radiation oncology”. How would you tackle it?
Case study 2: The head of radiology clinic comes up to you and says “We don’t need an MPE here as our doses are according to national DRLs”. How would you tackle it?
Case study 3: You have noticed that one of the interventional cardiologists in your hospital tends to produce high cumulative KAPs and long fluoroscopy times. He is aversive to other professions ‘telling him what to do’. How would you tackle it?
Case study 4: You want to employ another medical physicist. The manager of the department of radiology tells you that you have enough staff. How would you tackle it?
Case study 5: You have just taken over as head of a department of medical physics at a medium sized hospital. You need to produce a strategic plan for the department. How would you tackle it?
Case study 6: It has come to your attention that an equipment procurement committee has been set up in your department. You have not been asked to sit on the committee. How would you tackle it?
Case study 7: You have taken up a job as lead medical physicist in the D&IR department of a medium sized hospital. An initial analysis indicates that the Medical Physics section has suffered from weak leadership in the past resulting in low linkage to the clinical milieu. How would you tackle it?
Case study 8: You have been practicing medical physics for several years. You feel that it’s time for you contribute to the development of the profession both locally and on the European scale. Few people know you.
How would you tackle it?
Hope to see you online and in Prague.
Prof. Carmel J. Caruana, Ph.D.
Module leader, lead Role Definition and Education and Training chapters of the ‘European Guidelines on the MPE’ project, EFOMP lead for the chapter for medical physicists in MEDRAPET
Dr. Virginia Tsapaki, Ph.D.
Module leader, Past-Chair EFOMP Projects Committee, Secretary General IOMP