Medical physicists to meet at congress


THE Medical Physics Division of the Malaysian Institute of Physics is organising the 18th Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics (AOCMP) in conjunction with the 16th Southeast Asia Congress of Medical Physics (SEACOMP) from Nov 11 to 14 at the Connexion Conference and Event Centre in Bangsar South City.

AOCMP and SEACOMP are both important annual events in medical physics.

The congress aims to gather top medical physicists and allied health professionals in the region to share their knowledge, expertise and medical rechnology updates.

This is the second time Malaysia is hosting this event since 2004.

“The organising committee is expecting to attract more than 500 participants to the congress,” says organising chairperson Assoc Prof Dr Yeong Chai Hong of the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor’s University.

Themed “A sustainable future for medical physics”, comprehensive programmes have been lined up, including talks by eminent speakers, roundtable forums, sponsored tech talks, paper and poster presentations and six pre-congress workshops.

“There are 11 symposiums on various topics. such as radiation safety, radiomics, 3D printing in medicine, small field dosimetry, mammography and women in medical physics.

“Dr Chau De Ming, an immunologist from Universiti Putra Malaysia will be speaking on molecular biology for physicists.

“Notable international speakers include Prof Dr Tomas Kron, recipient of the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for Services to Medicine, Research and Education, and Prof Dr Colin Martin, vice chairman of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) Committee 3,” she said.

According to Dr Yeong, the congress will hold roundtable discussions on the role of artificial intelligence in medicine and fostering a balanced view of the risks from radiation exposure in public safety.

For more information on the congress, visit www.aocmp2018.com.

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