The Institute For Medical Physics (IFMP) in association with the Ionian University, Corfu, Greece, will organize the 2017 Corfu Workshop in continuation of the long series of Scientific Workshops done since two decades in South-Eastern Europe (recent ones were in Sarajevo 2014, in Shkodra 2014, Ohrid 2015 and Elbasan 2016).
This International Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering workshop in Corfu Island will be devoted to Medical Imaging for diagnosis with emphasis on Hybrid techniques and medical applications for Neurodegenerative diseases. It will be devoted also to Radiation Protection in Medicine and Innovations in Medical Physics. The workshop will be held in Ionian University from 6 to 10 November 2017 in close collaboration with IT Department and BiHE laboratory of Ionian University (Panayiotis Vlamos, Katerina Bobori).
The target audience includes senior Medical Physicists as well as young physicists working in the field. They can be from Greece but also from neighboring or distant countries. Lectures will be in English. We hope for free, frank and fruitful discussions during this workshop.
First participants and organizers: Panayiotis Vlamos* (Ionian University, Gr), Yves Lemoigne* (IFMP, Fr), Katerina Bobori* (Ionian University, Gr), Patrick Le Dû* (IPN Lyon,Fr & IEEE, USA), Zeta Theocharopoulou* (Ionian University), Albana Topi* (Siena University, It),Antagoni Avramouli (Ionian University, Gr), David Townsend (Singapore University, Sg), Palma Altieri (INFN, Bari, It), Thomas Beyer (WMU, At), Vesna Gershan (Skopje University, Skopje, Mk), Maria Gonidi (Ionian University), Paul Lecoq (CERN, Geneva, Ch), Jim Malone (Trinity College, Dublin, Irl), Sonja Petkovska (ACIBADEM, Skopje, Mk), Antonia Plerou(Ionian University, Gr), Ivo Rausch (WMU, At), David Townsend (Singapore University, Sg), Aris Vrahatis (PatrasUniversity,Gr)....
* = Organizing Committee
Some historical elements:
The building of the Ionian Academy was constructed during the Venetian rule. The Ionian Academy was established primarily thanks to English philhellene Frederick North, Earl of Guildford. Ioannis Karantinos, who had already learnt mathematics with Charles Dupin at the original Ionian Academy established by the French after their institution of the Septinsular Republic (1807–1824), was sent by Lord Guilford to study at the École Polytechnique in Paris, France, in Italy and in England between 1820 and 1823, and became the director of the school of Mathematics at the Academy.
The first schools to operate at the university were: the Law School, the School of Theology, the Medical School, the School of Philosophy, Polytechnic, Obstetrics and Pharmacy Schools. The Ionian Academy enjoyed such high prestige that students would come from all around Greece to study in Corfu. The academy contributed substantially to the intellectual renaissance of modern Greece during the 19th century. After the Ionian Islands’ unification with Greece in 1864, the Greek government of the time closed down the Ionian Academy. Since then, the central part of the building housed the Historical Public Library of Corfu until 1943, when it was burned down during German air strikes. The building was restored in 1994 to now house the Rectorate of the new Ionian University restaurated during the 20th Century.