MIR 2014 Session

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) held a Radiation Protection Session at the Management in Radiology Annual Meeting 2014 on October 1, 2014 in Bologna/Italy.

A report on the session is available here.


Prof. Peter Vock, Berne/Switzerland

Prof. John Damilakis, Heraklion/Greece


The programme for the Session – which consists of lectures and interactive discussions on the theory and clinical practice of radiation protection, from a review of principles of radiological protection to a comprehensive discussion on protection of patients and staff in diagnostic and interventional radiology – is available here. You can also view the learning objectives for the Session.

Speaker Bios



Prof. Peter Vock

From 1989 until 2012, he chaired the Institute of Radiology of the University of Berne. Besides his activities in clinical radiology, his research concentrates on imaging of the chest, CT and radiation protection. For many years, he has been dedicated to radiation protection on an institutional, professional, national and international level. He has been a member of the Swiss Federal Commission of Radiation Protection for over twelve years, chairing the Medical Subcommittee for six years. He has also been responsible for radiation protection within the Swiss Society of Radiology and has served the European Society of Radiology as chairman of the Radiation Protection Subcommittee. He has represented the ESR in different radiation protection projects, such as EMAN, MEDRAPET, PiDRL. P. Vock is Deputy Editor of European Radiology.



Prof. John Damilakis

A full professor and chairman in the Department of Medical Physics of the University of Crete, Greece, John Damilakis has focused his research interests on radiation protection in diagnostic and interventional radiology. He has published more than 200 publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. John Damilakis is a leader in the application of medical radiation protection in everyday clinical  practice with about 30 years of clinical experience. He has broad experience coordinating or working on several national and European research and educational projects. John Damilakis is vice president and president elect of the European Federation of Organizations in Medical Physics (EFOMP) and chairman of the Education and Training Committee of the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP).