International Day of Medical Physics (November 7, 2019)
It is a Medical Physics World
IDMP 2019 Message
Dear Medical Physics Colleagues across the Globe,
It is my pleasure to announce to you the theme of this year to mark the celebrations of the International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP 2019): It is a Medical Physics World
Aside from being to commemorate the establishment of the IOMP e-Newsletter (eMPW), this theme reflects the fact that many medical physicists (more than 25,000) around the globe are mostly united through their corresponding national societies (around 86) and regional organizations (6) under the umbrella of IOMP.
This unification helps us as medical physicists to enhance our profession for the best interest of our communities and patients everywhere.
I wish all my colleagues around the World a Happy Medical Physics Day.
Enjoy the celebrations of this day by preparing symposiums, parties, contests, gathering, rallies, or any other means to show our pride of being a Medical Physicist!
Official Web Page of IDMP
International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) - http://www.iomp.org/idmp/
IDMP 2019 in Europe
On the occasion of the International Day of Medical Physics, the Italian Association of Medical Physics (AIFM) will organize a national meeting to be held on November 7th and 8th, 2019.
This high-profile, two-day event will take place in the city of Matera the European Capital of Culture 2019. The scientific program will be dedicated to the new challenges of medical physics, playing an important role as a bridge between innovation and medicine. Experts from all over Italy and abroad will gather in Matera to discuss the most topical themes related to the profession of medical physicist. As usual, the IDMP event organized by AIFM will also be an important chance to make the role and daily work of medical physicists, known to a wider audience. With this in mind, the next event has been included in the official event calendar of Matera European Capital of Culture, thus granting a higher media visibility.
Michele Stasi, President of the Italian Association of Medical Physicists (AIFM)
Virtual Special Issue of Physica Medica
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Marie Curie
November 7th 2017 has marked the150th anniversary of the birth of Marie Sklodowska Curie. EJMP celebrated the occasion by publishing a special Virtual Issue which looks back at her remarkable career and the impacts she has had on modern science.
Marie Curie was the co-discoverer (with Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel) of the new elements polonium and radium, and one of a handful of scientists who ushered in the birth of nuclear science at the turn of the 20th century. During her lifetime, she was rewarded for these accomplishments in basic science with two Nobel Prizes; the first in physics in 1903 and the second in chemistry in 1911. These contributions were matched by her accomplishments and leadership in applied radiation sciences. She can be considered the founder of the disciplines of radiochemistry and radiologic technology, and one of the world’s first medical physicists. Her example has inspired multiple generations of women, many of whom have made major contributions to the physical and health sciences.