when the final copy was prepared, I was delighted to see the wealth of interesting news in a frame of splendid images contained in this Summer 2019 issue of the EFOMP European Medical Physics News, which the editorial board prepared for you all.
The cover page of this issue honorsmedical physics in Croatia: its status is illustrated in the article on p. 12, while news from the Czech Association of Medical Physics are on p. 16.
You can find news from the last EFOMP Board meeting in the Netherlands, on p. 5. The Board’s meeting at the Woudschoten Conference Center was absolutely pleasant under the exquisite hospitality of the Dutch Society of Medical Physics: a young, enthusiastic community of medical physicists!
In the last months EFOMP decided to start several Working Groups: on p. 8 you can find an introductory report by Dr. Ruben van Engen, Chair of the group in charge of producing a protocol for quality control of digital breast tomography systems.
We welcome our new member of the Communications and Publications Committee, dr. Emer Kenny from Ireland (p. 9).
News from the Professional Matters Committee are sent by its Chair, Dr. Ad Maas (see his article on p. 10).
News of the next ESMPE events and EUTEMPE-net are illustrated, starting from p. 17.
Starting from p. 22 you can find reports from a number of European scientific events, including EuSoMII, ESMRMB, ECR, ISMRM.
The section “EFOMP Company member news” contains articles from RTI (page 31) and from RTsafe (page 33).
Important scientific news are sent by Dr. Sebastien Incerti on p. 36, about new important developments in the Monte Carlo Ge- ant4-DNA community.
What medical physicists do in their free time? This section (care of our Editor C. Caruana) contains articles on Medical Physics and Music (p. 47), Medical Physics and Yoga (p. 48), Medical Physics and role playing games (p. 50).
May I keep on reminding our important meeting for 2020, the next 3rd European Congress of Medical Physics, Turin, Italy, 24-26 September 2020, as announced also in this issue: we anticipate a very very large participation to our Congress, in the nice environment of Turin (See p. 4).