On of the objectives of DoseDataMed II project is to foster the methodology developed within the RP 154 Guidelines in the different member states. One action to archive this will be a training course with a focus on the proper implementation of the RP 154 Guidelines. This training course will be held by European experts in the field and will take place the 19th-20th May 2011 in Sofia.
Registration is obligatory until the 8th May 2011, but free of charge. After registration a confirmation email will grant participation depending on availability of free space. To assure an effective workshop, the maximum number of participants is limited to 30.
|9:00||Opening and welcoming||Director NCRRP||Jenia Vassileva|
|9:05||Introduction of participants||All||Andreas Jahnen|
|9:15||Welcoming and introduction to the DDM2 project||Ritva Bly|
|9:25||Introduction to the RP 154 methodology for population dose estimates||Hilde Olerud|
|9:45||Country presentations: Availability of resources; responsibilities, problems||All partners from test countries|
|10:30||Coffee break|| ||
|10:50||Grouping of examinations and Methods of re-grouping of categories – introduction on categories of X-ray examinations in RP 154||Abbas Aroua and Ferid Shannoun||Hilde Olerud|
|11:10||Practical exercise: Grouping of categories to TOP-20 groups for one test country||One selected country + all|
|11:30||Discussion on national coding systems available in each test country (based on the prepared slides from each test country, according to instructions)||All partners from test countries|
|12:30||Lunch break|| ||
|13:30||Frequency survey methods and uncertainties||Elke Nekolla||Hannu Jarvinen|
|13:50||Practical exercise: designing a survey of frequency of X-ray examinations; scaling up to the whole country||One selected country + all|
|14:10||Discussion on available sources/systems for frequency collection, problems||All partners from test countries|
|15:10||Coffee break|| ||
|15:30||Introduction to patient dose quantities, measurement approaches and effective dose estimates in diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures||Hannu Jarvinen||Ferid Shannoun|
|15:50||Practical exercise: Effective dose estimate in general radiography||Simona Avramova|
|16:10||Practical exercise: Effective dose estimate in fluoroscopy/ interventional radiology||Renato Padovani|
|16:30||Practical exercise: Effective dose estimate in CT||Virginia Tsapaki|
|16:50||Discussion on measurement/calculation approaches; availability, problems||All partners from test countries|
|17:30||Conclusions from the first day|| |
|8:30||Grouping of NM examinations and design of a survey of frequency of NM examinations + conversion to effective dose||Ritva Bly||Stavroula Vogiatzi|
|8:50||Practical exercise: designing a survey in NM; effective dose estimate||Jenia Vassileva|
|9:10||Discussion on available sources/systems for frequency collection, problems||All partners from test countries|
|10:00||Coffee break|| ||
|10:20||Assessing age/sex distribution||E.T. Samara||Ritva Bly|
|10:35||Uncertainties in patient dose estimates. How to design a representative patient dose survey||Hannu Jarvinen|
|10:50||Discussion in groups - drafting work plan for each test country||Partners with experts||
|12:00||Full group: presenting draft work plan for each country and discussion||All partners from test countries||Jenia Vassileva|
|12:50||Summary and closing|| ||
Venue and accommodation
The training course will be held in the Hotel Forum Central in Sofia where all participants might be accommodated. The special price per room per night, including breakfast and all taxes, is 45 Euro for a standard room and 65 Euro for a luxury room. Participants have to make direct hotel booking by sending e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention in the e-mail the code: “NCRRP‑DDM2 meeting”.
Central Hotel Forum
41 Tsar Boris III Blvd.
Sofia 1612, Bulgaria
The closest airport is Sofia airport. The recommended transportation from the airport to the hotel is by taxi. Taxi can be taken at the designated taxi stands in front of the western exit from Arrivals at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
Alternatively, you could request a taxi at the desks of the taxi companies, which are located in the Arrival halls of the both terminals. For more information about taxi and alternative transportation:
Social event will take place the 19th May. It will include short sightseeing tour and a dinner in a national type restaurant Edno vreme (The olden times), located at the artificial Ariana Lake in the Sofia’s largest central park, Borisova gradina (Borisova garden).
You can try different kinds of delicious Bulgarian food and enjoy traditional national music and dances. The panoramic bus tour will include the most important landmarks of the central part of Sofia. The price of 30 Euro includes the sightseeing tour and dinner. If you want to join the social event, please indicate this in the registration form. The payment will be made at the registration desk during the first day of the training course.