In the Rectorate, University of Novi Sad, 8th Alpe-Adria Medical Physics Meeting was held from 25th May to 27th May 2017, organized by the Faculty of Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbian Society of Medical Physics and the Society for Radiation Protection of Serbia and Montenegro. Novi Sad welcomed over 120 experts from 22 countries, and for the duration of three days, more than 50 scientific papers were presented, in the fields of medical physics in radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, diagnostics and radiation protection.

Lecturers were outstanding experts from the entire Europe: Dr Renato Padovani, the director of the Centre for Medical Physics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Dr Joanna Izewska, Chief of Dosimetry Laboratory, International Atomic Energy Agency from Vienna, Dr Carmel Caruana, Chairperson for Education and Training of the EFOMP.

New contacts were established, useful information and results of previous research were shared with the aim to achieve better treatment of patients and safer use of ionizing radiation. The central theme of the meeting was the introduction and the implementation of new techniques in the treatment of cancer patients and their treatment during radiotherapy.

The Conference was supported by the funds from the Provincial Secretariat for Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Faculty of Sciences and the University of Novi Sad. The next meeting will be held in Austria.

The Faculty of Sciences has a long tradition in educating medical physicists, as well as a successfully completed IPA project of cross-border cooperation in the field of education and training for medical physicists MEPHYSTE, which made it possible for the Faculty to purchase valuable equipment for training medical physicists students and to obtain accreditation for the doctoral studies in medical physics.

Meeting participants