Date: 17 – 19 September 2018
Place: Varna, Bulgaria
The widely recognized success of the 1st and the 2nd training schools in Varna and Leuven respectively, organized and conducted under the MaXIMA project, expanded the interest in the 3rd training school “Application of computer models for advancement of X-ray breast imaging techniques”. The increased expectations of the participants challenged the team to perform the event on a very high level, wherefore the hosts from the University of Naples “Federico II” have invited distinguished experts in the specific field as guest-lecturers.
The 3rd Training School was held in Naples, Italy from 17th to 19th September 2018 and was officially opened by Prof. Giovanni Mettivier, local coordinator at UNINA and Prof. Kristina Bliznakova, coordinator of the MaXIMA project. The event topics covered the advancing research approaches and techniques in the breast imaging: Phase Contrast, Photon Counting, Breast CT.
Over 50 participants from around 15 countries attended the school lectures given by the distinguished speakers as follows:
Prof. K. Bliznakova, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria
Prof. J. M. Boone, UC Davis, USA
Prof. W. A. Kalender, Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany
Prof. R. Longo, University of Trieste and INFN, Italy
Prof. A. Olivo, University College of London, UK
Dr. A. Bravin, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France
Prof. A. Tomal, University of Campinas, Brazil
Dr. M. Esposito, University of Lincoln, UK
Prof. E. Fantacci, University of Pisa and INFN, Italy
Dr. J. Vignero, Katholieke University of Leuven, Belgium
Dr. G. Paterno, INFN Ferrara, Italy
Prof. E. Cossu, University di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Conclusively, have in mind the participation of world scientists as Prof. W. A. Kalender and Prof. J. M. Boone, together with the training school assessment by the participants, the team recognized the 3rd Training School as very successful and outstanding completion of the MaXIMA project training activities.