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1st EMF-Med Training School Split, 13-15 September 2018

1st EMF-Med Training School Split, 13-15 September 2018:

“Experimental dosimetry of EMF in biomedical research setups and in medical applications”

Brochure: 1st EMF-Med Training School – 2nd Announcement

Call for trainee grants: Call for 1st EMF-Med Training School Grants

General registration information for all attendees: read below

About this newly founded school:

EMF-Med Training School Split is the first proprietary EMF-Med training school – an interdisciplinary school dedicated exclusively to this specific field: beneficial uses of EMFs in biomedical applications; initiated by COST Action EMF-MED; organized by FESB, University of Split, and co-organized by COST EMF-MED.

The title of this year’s course is:

“Experimental dosimetry of EMF in biomedical research setups and in medical applications”

The course will cover the biomedical research setups, as well as physical and engineering aspects of generating and controlling EMF in such setups. Additionally, selected medical applications will be reviewed from the same aspects, including the topics of accuracy and uncertainty of EMF dosimetry.

Course Coordinators:

  • Dr. Lourdes Farrugia, University of Malta, Malta
  • Prof. Niels Kuster, IT’IS Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society / ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dr. Emily Porter, National University of Ireland – Galway, Ireland
  • Prof. Antonio Šarolić, FESB, University of Split, Croatia

EMF-Med Training School Split Director:
Prof. Antonio Šarolić, FESB, University of Split, Croatia

List of lecturers (alphabetically):

  • Antonino Cassara, IT’IS Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Marta Cavagnaro, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Vedrana Čikeš Čulić, Medical School, University of Split, Croatia
  • Alexandru Deftu, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Lourdes Farrugia, University of Malta, Malta
  • Srećko Gajović, Croatian Institute for Brain Research, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Stavros Koulouridis, University of Patras, Greece
  • Lluis Mir, Vectorology and Anticancer Therapies, UMR 8203 CNRS – University Paris-Saclay, France
  • Manuel Murbach, IT’IS Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Azadeh Peyman, Radiation Dosimetry Department, Public Health England, UK
  • Emily Porter, National University of Ireland – Galway, Ireland
  • Mykolas Ragulskis, Keysight Labs, Linz, Austria
  • Antonio Šarolić, FESB, University of Split, Croatia
  • Gerard van Rhoon, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, The Netherlands

School topics:

  • Introductory lectures:
    • EMF-Med: Biomedical applications of EMFs (Šarolić)
    • Evidence based medicine (tba)
    • Translational medicine: from the experimental bench to the patient bedside (Gajović)
  • Crash courses:
    • Electromagnetics: crash course for life science reserachers (Koulouridis)
    • In vitro biological experiments: crash course for engineers (Čikeš Čulić, Deftu)
    • EMF simulations for biomedical applications: crash course (Cassara, Murbach)
  • Lectures on selected setups and medical applications
    • EMF dosimetry in experimental in vitro and in vivo setups – accuracy and uncertainties (Cassara, Murbach)
    • Neuromodulation applications: EMF dosimetry, accuracy and uncertainties (Cassara, Murbach)
    • Electroporation: EMF dosimetry, accuracy and uncertainties (Mir)
    • Dielectric measurements: accuracy and uncertainties (Farrugia, Ragulskis, van Rhoon, Porter, Peyman)
    • Hyperthermia applications: EMF dosimetry, accuracy and uncertainties (van Rhoon)
    • RF and microwave ablation: EMF dosimetry, accuracy and uncertainties (Cavagnaro)
  • Practical demonstrations (Cassara, Murbach / Čikeš Čulić, Deftu)
  • Final remarks, discussion, conclusions and wrap-up

1st EMF-Med Training School - Draft program

- Tentative program (click to enlarge)

Attend the entire EMF-Med week in Split 10-15 September 2018:

EMF-Med Week Split - tentative time schedule

- EMF-Med Week Split tentative time schedule (click to enlarge) –

Registration fees:

This 1st EMF-Med TS is being organized 13-15 September 2018, adjacent to (i.e. immediately following) the 1st EMF-Med World Conference 10-13 September 2018, providing the possibility to participate at both events forming an entire EMF-Med week in Split.

The school fee will be 200 € + 25% VAT = 250 € (Academic), or 300 € + 25% VAT = 375 € (Industry).

For those trainees registering also for the conference, i.e. attending the entire EMF-Med week, the discounted fee applies:
160 € + 25% VAT = 200 € (Academic), or 240 € + 25% VAT = 300 € (Industry).

All registered attendees are provided with:

  • Light lunches and coffee breaks on all conference days
  • Welcome and farewell cocktail
  • Training School materials

COST EMF-MED will provide 24 trainee flat rate grants, set to max. 600 EUR, based on the Call for 1st EMF-Med Training School Grants, followed by COST EMF-MED Training School grant approval procedure. Eligibility is restricted to COST countries. Different grant amounts can be attributed to each trainee (as an additional decision in the process of grant approval procedure performed by ESTC and SG), based on the trainee’s point of origin.

Registration will be open soon, and instructions will be posted.