International Day of Medical Physics (November 7, 2018)
Medical Physics for Patient Benefit
Official Web Page of IDMP
International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) - http://www.iomp.org/idmp/
IDMP 2018 in Europe
Cyprus - Greece
The Cyprus Association of Medical Physics and Bio-Medical Engineering (CAMPBE) and the Hellenic Association of Medical Physics (HAMP) are organising a multidisciplinary conference '"Diagnosis &Therapy" in Paphos, Cyprus to celebrate the International Day of Medical Physics IDMP2018 as well as the 30th anniversary of CAMPBE. The conference unifies the fields of Diagnosis and Therapy, with Medical Physics bridging the gap. Since scientists across the full spectrum of Medical Imaging and Therapy will participate, the meeting is expected to advance the multidisciplinary cooperation in Cyprus and Greece.
Erato Stylianou - Markidou, President of the Cyprus Association of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (CAMPBE)
Gerasimos Messaris, President of the Hellenic Association of Medical Physics (HAMP)
The Italian Association Of Medical Physics is organising a celebration in Palermo, Italian Capital of culture in 2018.
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.