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Scientific Program

The NACP symposium is a meeting for medical physicists and will cover subjects of interest for medical physicists working within the fields of diagnostics and therapy. The meeting will focus on technical issues within diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy, and aims to include discussions of clinical practice.

The symposium will consist of plenary sessions and parallel sessions with invited speakers and proffered papers.


The scientific committe has invited outstanding speakers and top leaders in their field.

Confirmed invited speakers as of February 4 (tentative titles):

  • Introduction to AI

    • Mads Nielsen, Copenhagen

  • Applications of AI to CT image formation

    • Marc Kachelrieß, Heidelberg

  • Total body PET

    • Simon Cherry, UC Davis

  • Quantitative PET: New horizons in molecular imaging

    • Thomas Beyer, Zurich

  • PET guided dose painting

    • Daniela Thorwarth, Tübingen

  • Why are new technologies not translated from research to clinic?

    • Søren Bentzen, Maryland

  • Clinical translation of Hyperpolarized MR

    • Jan Henrik Ardenkjær-Larsen, Copenhagen

  • Expansion of proton therapy indications in the thorax

    • Antje Knopf, Gronningen

  • Phase contrast CT

    • Martin Bech, Lund

  • Spectral CT

    • Francis Verdun, Lausanne

  • Bringing photon-counting-detector CT from the research lab into clinical practice: current experience and future directions

    • Cynthia McCollough, Rochester

The session topics in the preliminary program are:

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Quantitative MRI

  • Radiomics

  • Advanced PET

  • PET/MR

  • Proton therapy

  • Iterative reconstruction for CT

  • MR-Linac

  • Advanced CT

  • Clinical RT

  • Panel debate: Why are new technologies not translated from research to clinic?

  • ... and much more to come!

Clinical application workshops:

There will also be pre-conference clinical application workshops on Sunday 10th with informal presentations and discussions.

Workshop topics:

- Workshop 1: Clinical applications: Plan and delivery quality

- Workshop 2: Clinical applications: Radiology and nuclear medicine

- Workshop 3: To be announced

Contact nacp2020@gmail.com for more information.

NACP2020 gratefully acknowledge our sponsors and exhibitors:

Gold sponsor

- Varian

Silver sponsor

- Vision RT


- Agfa Healthcare

- Brainlab


- Elekta

- GE Healthcare

- Gold Anchor

- Nanovi

- PAR Scientific

- Radeq

- RaySearch Laboratories
- ScandiDos

- Scanflex Medical

- Siemens Healthineers

Due to the current COVID-19 epidemic, the hosts of the NACP 2020 has decided to postpone the symposium to April 11 - 13 2021.


Vendors and registered participants will be contacted by the PCO First United.


We look forward to welcome you to Reykjavik next year!