October 15 to 20, 2023

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Oct 15-20, 2023

Place Skopje, NMD
Date Oct 15-20, 2023
Duration 1 week (Mo-Fri, with Icebreaking event on Su)
Organizer IFAMP

Target audience
Medical and allied-health professionals (e.g., medical physicists, biomedical engineers, (radio-)pharmacists, physician scientists, medical doctors) in training (incl. late studies PhD students and post-docs) or early career. Attendees should come with basic knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology. All attendees should have a demonstrated interest in biomedical and/or clinical applications of natural sciences. They also must be able to communicate in English with their peers, and be willing to engage actively in open discussions as well as in joint Q&A sessions with the faculty.

To provide an update on current development and future trends in imaging-related technologies and clinical (research) applications. In addition, a curriculum will be offered to early career stage professionals with a focus on “How to” compose a CV, an application letter and deal with professional and career developments. A second curriculum will be offered on soft skills in professional and intercultural engagements to early- and mid-career stage professionals.

The course will be split into a core curriculum on imaging modalities (one modality per day) and two ancillary curricula on related professional development.
Ample time will be given throughout for Q&A sessions and interactions with a faculty of renown experts from European institutions and SMEs.

Topics and Scope

This school is dedicated to biomedical imaging. Attendees shall be provided with experts' perspectives on state-of-the-art instrumentation and approaches as well as ongoing developments in key clinical/biomedical imaging modalities (e.g., US/PA, CT, SPECT, PET and MRI). The 1-week course will be designed to promote a high level of interaction between audience and faculty. At the end of the course, attendees will confidently grasp both current and (near) future technological aspects and key applications of bespoke imaging modalities. Through additional insights into current and foreseen clinical applications, this will provide attendees with the deeper understanding and broader capability for supporting implementation and/or research into new areas of imaging applications.


Our international faculty comes with deep knowledge in imaging technologies. Each speaker is a well-acclaimed professional with a wide experience in clinical and research applications of imaging modalities, such as CT, SPECT and PET, MRI and Ultrasound. We also have faculty with an in-depth knowledge of AI and data analytics present during day 2 of the meeting. Our faculty includes clinicians, researchers, imaging physicists and entrepreneurs.

Time table

Mo, Oct-16
X-ray and CT
Tue, Oct-17
Radiomics, AI and Data analytics
Wed, Oct-18
Thu, Oct-19
US – PhotoAcoustic
Fri, Oct-20
SPECT and PET (and Hybrids)
Official Welcome and Introduction to the course

Basics of CT Radiomics and AI in medical imaging – What is working and what not? Basics of MRI Basics of Ultrasound and Photoacoustics
Basics of PET and SPECT
Advances in CT imaging Next generation applications of AI in healthcare Next generation High field MRs Advancing US and Photoacoustics
Advances in SPECT and PET
Novel medical applications CT How to bring AI to the healthcare market Novel applications of MR in the clinics Novel and clinical applications of PA/US Novel applications (incl tracers) of hybrid systems in clinics
Career planning I: What is a career and how to choose it?
Career planning II: How to present yourself, CV, pitch? Career planning III: Mastering universities and industries? Career planning IV: Managing cultural chasms Summary and take home
Icebreaking event Symposium dinner


Registration fee is 800 EUR, which includes access to all lectures and on-site tours, and coffee/lunch breaks. A limited number of stipends is available to IFAMP trainees (students and early stage professionals with their last academic degree received no more than 2 years ago). In case you are interested, please complete the form below and send a copy of your CV together with a letter of motivation to with the headline “2023 Skopje Symposium”. Please note, IAEA trainees are invited to indicate their interest in this course by completing this form; their participation will be handled by representatives of the IAEA. Thank you.

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