16th International Conference & Workshop “Medical Physics in the Baltic States 2023”

The 16th International Conference and Workshop "Medical Physics in the Baltic States 2023" will take place from 9 to 11 November at Kaunas University of Technology.

Conference topics cover scientific and clinical aspects of medical physics.
The mission of the Conference is to consolidate the efforts of engineers, physicians and scientists working in hospitals, clinics, research and educational institutions and companies from different countries for solving health care problems related with radiation therapy, diagnostic, imaging, medical and technological information, and radiation protection.

For more information: http://medphys.lt/medphys2023/index.php

Explore the profession of medical physical engineers

The "Profesiju pasaule" website provides an overview of the profession of Medical Physical Engineer (Medical Device Engineer). The article describes in detail the duties, working conditions, occupation, job and career prospects, character traits, skills and competences needed to do the job well, and includes recommendations from the work experience of those in the profession.

Profesiju pasaules description of the profession of medical physical engineers: https://www.profesijupasaule.lv/medicinas-fizikalo-tehnologiju-inzenieris

Information prepared in collaboration with Artūras Grigorjevs, medical physicist and engineer, Latvian Society of Medical Engineering and Physics, and Anda Tomiņš, engineer and service manager, Medical Physical Technology, Medical Equipment Maintenance Service, Children's Clinical University Hospital.

82RB in PET - a detailed look at cardiac blood sampling

The first LMIFB online seminar of the year will take place on 14 March at 19:00. Let's start this year's series with nuclear medicine! The topic of the seminar is "82RB in PET scans - a detailed look at cardiac blood sampling", where Anna Čakština, Senior Clinical Technologist in Nuclear Medicine at Manchester University Hospital, will talk about her experience. To register, please fill in the form https://ej.uz/lmifb. All interested are welcome to participate! Don't be put off by the name and see you in a week to learn something new!

Deadline for abstract submission extended for NBC 2023

19th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Medical Engineering and Physics extends deadline for abstract submission to 12 March. Don't miss the opportunity to present your research at an international conference right here in Latvia!

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19th Nordic-Baltic Conference in Biomedical Engineering and Physics

12-14 June this year in partnership with RTU - Riga Technical University, the University of Latvia and the University of Liepaja are organising the 19th Nordic-Baltic Conference in Medical Engineering and Physics. The conference will take place in Liepaja and welcomes professionals from the field to present and discuss the latest developments in the field. More information on the conference website https://nbc2023.lmifb.lv

See you in June in Liepaja!

A visit to the Nucleo medical centre

On 10 January, LMIFB members had the opportunity to visit the medical centre of "Nucleo" Ltd (www.nucleo.lv), the only place in Latvia where a cyclotron has been installed. It will soon produce radiopharmaceuticals for nuclear medicine diagnostics using PET/CT equipment. During the visit, the members of the Society visited the cyclotron, the radiopharmaceutical production facilities and the PET/CT facility, and also got acquainted with the process of how radiopharmaceuticals are produced and how they are delivered to the patient. Our thanks to Edgars Čimbars and Gundars Strīķis, representatives of SIA "Nucleo" and Arbor Medical Korporācija SIA Maris Kuzminskis for arranging the visit, sharing his valuable insights and experience.