- 27 October - Quality Handbooks
SSRMP recently published two quality handbooks (QHB) related to the scope of clinical audits, which have been newly established as a peer review procedure on a national level:
– Recommendation for the preparation of a quality handbook for radiation oncology (SRO, SSRMP, SVMTRA)
– Empfehlung zur Erstellung eines Qualitätshandbuchs für CT-Untersuchungen (SGR, SGSMP, SVMTRA)
These documents are intended to be used as a guideline for radiotherapy and radiology centers in the preparation of a QHB, as required by Article 43 of the Radiation Protection Ordinance (RPO) of 26 April 2017.
The RPO2MPP working group (chaired by Peter Manser) created expert sub-groups of medical physicists and discussed the topic intensely with the members of RPO2MPP working group. Members of the Swiss Society for Radiation Oncology, the Swiss Society of Radiology and the Swiss Society of Radiation Therapists, were also involved in the creation and approval of these documents.
- 10 September - Bulletin 92
- 17 August - New SSRMP annual meeting web pages
Dedicated web pages have been created to host this year SSRMP annual meeting and those of the coming years. The pages of the current year’s conference are easily accessed from the top menu >Events>SSRMP Annual Meeting 2018>.
The past conferences pages, as well as the current’s year ones, remain available from the event calendar details. Go backwards in the calendar dates or go to >SSRMP Annual Meetings> from the top menu >Events>. >Read more> displays the event details and in particular the link to the event website.
Visit the SSRMP annual meeting 2018 web pages.
- 11 July - DRLs update in Computed Tomography and Radiography
The Radiation Protection Division of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) updated the diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) in Computed Tomography for adults and children as well as in Radiography for children. Earlier this year, FOPH published new DRLs in Computed Tomography in hybrid imaging.
The revised notes R-06-04 on the DRLs in Radiography, R-06-06 on the DRLs in Computed Tomography and L-08-01 on the DRLs in nuclear medicine are available in the three national languages on the FOPH website (de, fr, it).
In addition, a communication is scheduled in the August issue of the newsletter of the Consumer Protection Directorate.
- 14 May - Bulletin 91
- 10 April - Auditor training course 2018
With the entry into force in 2018 of the new Ordinance on Radiation Protection, clinical audits are performed on a peer review basis. Auditors should not only possess medical / technical expertise, but also master techniques related to audits.
Anyone currently working in Switzerland as a medical doctor, medical physicist or radiographer practicing in the areas that can be audited, can apply for this training.
More details here (FR-DE)
- 19 January - SSRMP Recommendations No.8
The board has approved the revision 2018 of the SSRMP recommendations No. 8 on Reference Dosimetry of High-Energy Therapy Photon Beams with Ionisation Chambers.
The recommendations No.8 (2000) had been revised by the working group on reference dosimetry chaired by Stephanie Tanadini-Lang. The AMP validated the revision in June 2017.
Go to SSRMP recommendations’ page
- 19 December - Bulletin 90
- 3 November - General Assembly 2017
The SSRMP general assembly 2017 was held at Bürgerspital Solothurn on October 27.
The statutes of the society were updated.
Art. 3, 14 and 25 were modified to improve the efficiency of the account management.
Art. 19 was modified to follow up a member’s motion submitted in 2016.
- 23 August - Bulletin 89
This issue comes with a fully renewed layout for improving the reader’s experience.
- 28 June - Revision of the legislation
Today, the Federal Office of Public Health additionally publishes a useful notice on the major novelties brought by this large ordinance revision:
Was ist neu im Bereich der Medizin?
Les nouveautés dans le domaine de la médecine?
Quali sono le novità nell’ambito della medicina?
- 21 June - AMP decision
On June 21, 2017, the AMP group decided to support the revision of the SSRMP Recommendation Nr. 8 on Reference Dosimetry of High-Energy Therapy Photon Beams with Ionisation Chambers. AMP participants considered a few updates to the final draft prepared by the working group chaired by Stephanie Tanadini-Lang.
The AMP group decided to launch a new working group dealing with the implementation of the new radiation protection ordinance (RPO) into medical physics practice (MPP). The SSRMP board found useful to propose such a dedicated working group for SSRMP members. It could serve as a platform where experts could identify and elaborate the adaptations needed in order to be online with the new RPO.
Go to the working group page.
- 13 April - Talk to the board
The SSRMP board would like to foster communications with our members by offering direct channels to get in touch.
Simply call a board member or write to the board.
- 13 April - Bulletin 88
- 25 March - SSRMP-SSR Consensus
- 21 December - Bulletin 87
- 8 December - IOMP – Medical Physics International Journal
The new issue of MPI Journal can be found at the following link: http://www.mpijournal.org/content_currentissue.aspx.
Virginia Tsapaki, IOMP Secretary General
- 21 November - AMP decision
On November 21, 2016, AMP group decided to support SSRMP board’s proposal in revitalizing the working groups’ organization tightly around AMP. Focusing on currently active working groups (Reference dosimetry, Medical imaging, Stereotactic beams, …), each of them will revise their aim, roadmap and time frame under AMP’s umbrella considering not only science but education and professional relevancies. Reporting twice a year at AMP meetings will be a regular expectation. Further details will be developed by the board and the Science committee.
- 11 October - AMP Meeting
The next AMP Meeting will be held on November 21, 2016, in Bern.
Check the Event Calendar for further details.
- 28 September - New appointments on the Board
The executive board of SSRMP decided new appointments:
Roman Menz was appointed as Secretary
Regina Seiler was appointed as Treasurer
Raphael Moeckli was confirmed as Vice-President
(go to the board’s page)
- 30 August - General Assembly 2016
The SSRMP general assembly 2016 was held at Campus-Sursee on August 25.
The executive board was renewed:
Peter Manser was confirmed as President SSRMP
Frédéric Corminboeuf was confirmed as chair of the committee for Educational Affairs
Jean-Yves Ray was confirmed as chair of the committee for Professional Affairs
Raphael Moeckli was confirmed as chair of the committee for Scientific Affairs
Roman Menz was confirmed as board member
Stefano Presilla was confirmed as board member
Yvonne Käser was elected as new board member
Regina Seiler was elected as new board member
With many thanks, Hans Roser (board member), Werner Roser (Treasurer) and Daniel Vetterli (Secretary) stepped down after several years of strong commitment to SSRMP.
- 23 August - Bulletin 86
- 10 August - New home page
A newer presentation of the website has been made available with a new front page providing a new experience for the visitors. It emphasises the organisation structure of the SSRMP executive board around its three committees. Each “block” allows the visitor for direct accesses to their related and managed topics. Top menus remain with about the same contents but with a new calendar of events grouping all categories. The new front page will offer different experiences of the contents and easier way to find what is looked for. The advanced search tool further supports the visitor.
The calendar of events has been totally redesigned to group all events in a unique section. It offers the visitor categories and tags allowing for event selections like courses or congresses only. Past events remain available by navigating through years and months.
Also new is the recovery of the member’s addresses query tool.
- 27 May - AMP 22nd June 2016
AMP Meeting Announcement 2016-06-22
Revision of SSRMP recommendation Nr 8
Bunker Shielding survey
TLD Intercomparison 2016
- 14 May - SSRMP Education Course on Medical physics in Nuclear Medicine
- 12 May - SASRO-SSRPM JOINT MEETING 2016