RICOMET 2021: EURAMED rocc-n-roll workshop

A EURAMED rocc-n-roll workshop on “Ethics, artificial intelligence and implications for medical applications of ionizing radiationwill be held during RICOMET 2021.

The workshop will provide an update on several new initiatives for ethics in medical applications of radiation that are underway in the international community (including imaging and radiotherapy). Specifically, a new ICRP Report is well advanced and focuses on ethics for radiation in medical diagnosis and treatment (ICRP TG 109). WHO has initiated work suggesting that ethics become a fourth pillar (with regulation; professional practices, and safety culture) for Radiation Protection in Medicine. A policy brief is being created which will inform further work. In addition, sessions on ethics in medical RP were included in the recent IRPA International Congress and the 2021 European Congress of Radiology.

Within the EURAMED rocc-n-roll project, relevant ethics considerations of the agenda for digitalisation of medical applications of ionising radiation and related radiation protection are being addressed through SHARE in the context of a wide range of opportunities, caveats, and challenges, including those coming with the use of artificial intelligence and big data. Ethics responses are often framed very broadly by scientists, engineers, equipment developers, manufacturers, medical practitioners et al. A broader perspective must also include elements from law, good practice, guidelines, standards, and unstated values sets, all of which and help underpin safety and efficacy.
Preliminary SHARE perspectives on this work in progress will be presented at the workshop and participants will be encouraged to work in small groups to generate new ideas, challenges and comments to help shape the SHARE response to the digitalisation imperative.

The workshop will held online on September 10, 10:00-12:00 CEST.

Participation is free of charge. To register for the workshop, please click here.

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