The 3rd European Congress of Medical Physics, organized by EFOMP and hosted by AIFM will be held in Torino, Italy at the Lingotto Congress Centre on September 24-26, 2020
ECMP 2020 welcomes
It is my pleasure to welcome all European medical physicists to participate in ECMP 2020, the third European Congress of Medical Physics, in Torino, Italy.
Following the successful second congress, ECMP 2018 in Copenhagen, we are looking forward to meeting an increased number of colleagues from all medical physics disciplines. The organizing committee of the congress is also happy to announce Spain as the welcome nation of ECMP 2020.
Our profession has always been constantly moving along with the new physical, technological, and quantitative methods emerging to support medicine. In our field, the state of change is a norm, not an exception. During recent years, we have witnessed even more rapid advancements in many areas, such as artificial intelligence, which calls for further reassessment of our professional development, roles, and education. We should embrace this change by using our expertise and updating our knowledge. Sharing ideas between medical physics specialities continues to be one of the keys to keep up with our evolving role in both research and clinical work. Embracing change and sharing knowledge is also the guiding objective of ECMP 2020 and its scientific program.
Our conference city Torino has a rich history from ancient times right up to these modern days. In addition to our scientific program, please enjoy your time in Torino by visiting its attractions, from historical architecture to the contemporary side, for example the car museum in the conference area. Outdoors, you may still enjoy the late summer and take a stroll in the parks and along the river Po.
I would like to express my thanks to AIFM - the Italian Association for Medical Physics - and to their President Michele Stasi for hosting the event, and for choosing the excellent venue at the modern and well accessible Lingotto Conference Centre. The venue represents by its part the principle of change, as the centre has been converted from Fiat’s first major car factory into a modern conference centre by Renzo Piano’s design.
Welcome - Benvenuti
President of the ECMP 2020
EFOMP newsletter Summer 2019
Read the EFOMP newsletter Summer 2019 with the ECMP 2020 president Mika Kortesniemi's article.
Physica Medica-EJMP ECMP 2020 Focus Issue
Physica Medica - European Journal of Medical Physics, will publish in 2021 a Focus Issue containing selected papers from contributions to ECMP 2020. Soon after the Conference, contributing authors, selected by a group of Guest Editors nominated by the Editor-in-Chief, will be invited to send electronically their manuscript, via the EJMP website, for the corresponding peer-review process according to the strict evaluation rules of EJMP. There will be no page charges for this Focus Issue which will contain regular papers (not Proceedings papers). Authors might wish to select the Open Access option and corresponding publication fee. Deadline for submission of invited contributions: 31 December 2020.
ECMP 2020 WELCOMES SPAIN
The congress organizing committee wishes to announce that Spain will be the welcome nation of ECMP 2020. Thank you SEFM for joining the conference, we look forward to welcoming you to Torino.
EFOMP newsletter Spring 2019
Read the EFOMP newsletter with ECMP 2020 announcement.
Embracing change, sharing knowledge: this is the ECMP 2020 motto. A few effective words to describe the conference philosophy.
Congress Program Committee
- CPC chair – Marco Brambilla – EFOMP president
- Mika Kortesniemi - Past Chair of the Scientific Committee
- Yolanda Prezado - Chair of the Scientific Committee
- Adrian Lammertsmaa - Chair of the Education and Training Committee
- David Lurie - Vice Chair of the Communications and Publications Committee
- Jaroslav Ptacek- Secretary General of EFOMP
- Carlo Cavedon – AIFM Scientific Committee Chair
Photo: City of Torino - Enrico Aretini
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Travel and Accommodation
How to get to Torino
Torino lies in the centre of Europe and takes advantage of a well structured connection system by plane, train and car.
Caselle International Airport (www.aeroportoditorino.it), 20 minutes away from the city centre, allows daily connections with the main European cities.
Moreover Malpensa International Airport (www.milanomalpensa1.eu/en), one of the main European hubs connected to more than 120 cities all over the world, is located only 60 minutes' drive from Torino.
Torino has two main railway stations, Porta Nuova and Porta Susa, both in the city centre. They are connected, also with frequent high speed rail services, to the main destinations in Italy and France, and from there to the rest of Europe.
Lyon can be reached in 2.5 hours, Paris in about 5 hours and Milan in only 50 minutes.
More info at www.trenitalia.com
Motorways A6 Torino-Savona, A4 Torino-Milan-Venice, A21 Torino-Piacenza-Bologna, A5 Torino-Aosta, A32 Torino-Bardonecchia connect Torino to most Italian cities, to France, Switzerland, Austria and the rest of Europe.
The recently fully renovated Porta Susa railway station (www.trenitalia.com)
Roman castrum, medieval town, first capital of Italy. Torino offers a lasting memory of castles, old beautiful palaces, royal residences, monuments. Torino is one of the cultural leading cities in Italy. The city’s lively cultural scene includes music, theatre, visual arts, photography, film, design, dance and heritage as well as a wide choice of museums, 46 in town, such as the world famous Egyptian Museum, the beautiful Galleria Sabauda with Italian and Flemish painting collections, the Automobile Museum, the Modern Art Gallery, the Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Cinema Museum with its unique interactive approach.
Around Torino thousands of excursion opportunities: the Alps, the lakes, the artistic cities and villages, the golf courses, the wine and food tours.
Torino and its Museums (video: www.to.camcom.it)
Torino offers both luxury and characteristic shops. Most of the luxury shops are located in the city centre on via Roma: fashion boutiques, jewelry shops, perfume shops and food and wine stores which feature the best of the regional products. Then there are the characteristic shops in the little alleys of the inner city, full of cafes and craftshops. Torino has a little bit (or, as is often the case, a lot) of everything and for all budgets as well.
Torino is one of the undisputed world capital of taste. It has always boasted a renowned food and wine tradition. The region’s extraordinary cuisine can be enjoyed in over 600 city restaurants. Restaurants are usually open from 12.00 to 14.30 and from 19.30 to 22.30. For those who prefer something different to the classic menus, Torino proposes a most pleasant alternative: wine bars. Torino is also renowned for the ability of its pastrycooks.
Located in the north-west of Italy Torino has a continental weather, which is usually mild in September. Average temperatures range from 17°C to 27°C.
More info on Turin at www.turismotorino.org
A night view of Piazza Castello, the heart of the city (photo: turismotorino.org)
Exhibiting and Supporting
Exhibiting and support opportunities
Attracting hundreds of specialists from all over Europe, ECMP will provide an important forum for companies to showcase their latest advances, ideas, technologies, products and services. If you haven’t thought about exhibiting at ECMP yourself, you may not yet realize how many potential benefits you can unlock.
Top reasons to exhibit at ECMP 2020:
1. Organized by EFOMP, ECMP is the premier European forum for Medical Physics and related topics
2. The conference maximizes exhibit time and flow of attendees by offering exhibit spaces close to conference session rooms and refreshment areas.
3. Introduce your products or services to over 1000 experts from all over Europe
4. Meet professionals and build product and brand recognition in a face-to-face stimulating environment
5. ECMP 2020 will be hosted by AIFM, the main Italian association of medical physicists with more than 1100 members all over Italy. AIFM will organize its national congress day, the most important Medical Physics event in Italy, during ECMP 2020.
6. Last but not least ECMP 2020 offer great educational opportunities.
Don't miss this opportunity! Download the exhibitor&supporter prospectus and find out how you can meet your promotional requirements at ECMP 2020.
Venue and general information
The Lingotto Conference Centre
The Lingotto Complex, located at a few minutes' distance by subway from the city centre, is a prestigious international centre for exhibitions and conference business. Renzo Piano’s design has made a modern centre of the building that once was Fiat’s first major car factory.
In short “Lingotto” means:
• Conference and Exhibition Centre
• 3 high-quality hotels
• 8 Gallery, a shopping centre with 90 shops, 20 restaurants and bars
• multiplex cinema with 11 theatres
• “Pinacoteca Agnelli”, an art gallery on the roof of the building with 25 masterpieces once belonged to the Agnelli’s family.
In particular, the Lingotto Conference Centre offers a wide range of technical and logistical facilities.
11 modern and comfortable meeting rooms from 50 to 1,900 seats plus several smaller meeting and board-style rooms, 1,070 sqm exhibition surface, adequate catering spaces, permanent secretariat desks and cloakrooms. Advanced AV equipment is available in every room.
The conference centre can be easily reached by subway or bus. An internal car parking space with thousands of places is also available.