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How International Actions Interface and Support Med Phys 3.0

K Kanal1*, E Samei2*, V Tsapaki3*, K Ng4*, M Rehani5*, (1) Univ Washington, Seattle, WA, (2) Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, (3) Konstantopoulio General Hospital, Anixi, Attiki, ,(4) University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, ,(5) Boston, MA


(Monday, 7/15/2019) 1:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Room: 302

Medical physics has done much to advance medicine. We can be proud of our collective accomplishments. The MP3.0 initiative reflects a conviction that medical physics still has a lot more to offer. Think about the foundational presence of physics in all aspects of nature, including the human body, and in all the technologies used in medicine. In light of this, nearly every medical inquiry or intervention could be informed by the work of physicists. Why then aren't physicists more broadly present in medicine? Wasn't that the origin of the moniker "medical physics" — physics, in medicine — the idea that energized many of us to want to become medical physicists? If physics is so foundational and relevant to the human body and medical technology, isn't it conceivable that every medical school would have a "Medical Physics Department" alongside other core basic biomedical science departments, and biomedical physics would be included in medical school curricula?
The development of medical physics in Europe has been driven by the regulatory requirements for radiation safety initially of staff and lately of patients. In a number of European countries, binding regulations appear also on non ionizing radiation such as MRI, US and others. Artificial Intelligence and leaderships issues are also given a lot of attention. Do we have the same initiatives in regions like Asia? What about the rest of the world? How to transition from radiation safety based needs to overall needs is where international professional societies like International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) come up. The session shall deliberate on how the concept of MedPhys3.0 can be pursued at global level
Learning Objectives
1. To understand the basis, objectives and approaches involved in MedPhys3.0
2. To lean how medical physics has developed in large part of the world outside USA.
3. To understand approaches that can be used to achieve upgradation of medical physics as a specialty on a global scale



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