The Mayneord-Phillips Educational Programme (MPEP), run by the Institute of Physics, the British Institute of Radiology, and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine is a forum for early-career professionals to explore new developments in medical physics, enhance subject-knowledge and form long-term networks. The programme hosts approximately 30 early-career professionals and has been successfully running since 2012. The aim is to host the event every two years.
The topic of the 2022 school will be Advances in Solid State Detectors for Early Diagnosis which given the current COVID pandemic, has emphasised how vital it is for scientists to explore and develop new solutions. The School will provide an opportunity for NHS Clinical Scientists, post-graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and engineers and innovators working on product solutions in industry to develop their interest and expertise in an exciting, nascent topic.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is fundamental in a field where new production cycles and technological advancements are being introduced rapidly, requiring previously-acquired knowledge to be renewed and updated. On a wider scale, scientists engaging in CPD activities on advancements in the field will provide a range of societal benefits including better healthcare practices, improved patient experiences and give reassurances to the general public that our scientists operate to high standards.