Medical Applications of Nuclear Science in Debate
Next Friday, 27 April, FCT and the Instituto Superior Técnico organize the symposium New Horizons for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies in Portugal: Health and Cancer Applications. The event celebrates 60 years of research in the area of Nuclear Science and Technology in Portugal and will be held at the Campus Tecnológico e Nuclear, in Loures, from 10h to 13h.
The session will feature a lecture by the General Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, and brief interventions by the Portuguese Minister for Health, Adalberto Fernandes, and the Portuguese Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor. The event will mark the signature of a memorandum of understanding between Portugal and the IAEA to strengthen technical and trilateral cooperation, which will have an impact on the creation of a health unit for the treatment of cancer patients, research and development in the field of high-energy beam particle therapies, to be integrated in the Portuguese National Health System, and in the provision of short and long-term education and training for professionals from African Countries, in particular from Portuguese speaking countries (PALOP), in the areas of nuclear medicine and radiotherapy, among others.
The event has a moment of recognition for the work of researchers in nuclear sciences, with the attribution of scientific medals. It also includes a session dedicated to proton therapy, with an initial intervention by Professor João Seco, from the German Cancer Research Center – DKFZ, followed by a debate with the participation of Medical Doctors and researchers working in that area in Portugal.
Programme available here.