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Globalization of Medical Physics

M Rehani
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A Meghzifene

V Tsapaki

R Padovani

Y Pipman

E Lief

M Rehani1*, A Meghzifene2*, V Tsapaki3*, R Padovani4*, Y Pipman5*, E Lief6*, (1) International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, (2) IAEA, (3) EFOMP/IOMP, (4) EFOMP, (5) Forest Hills, NY, (6) Marsden Medical Physics Associates, Pelham, NY


WE-E-19A-1 Wednesday 1:45PM - 3:45PM Room: 19A

Following successful 2012-2013 International Professional Symposiums as a part of Annual AAPM meetings, representatives of AAPM and International Organization of Medical Physics (IOMP) suggested to make this tradiational Symposium a permanent part of Annual AAPM meetings in future. Following the tradition, this session includes presentations of representatives of AAPM, IOMP, European Federation of Medical Physics (EFOMP), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP). The speakers will cover various aspects of International collaboration such as educational, professional, and scientific issues, as well as help to developing countries.

With further developments of medicine and technology and increased communication with our colleagues overseas, Medical Physics becomes more and more global profession. Use of the same technology, significant progress in medical physics research and developing practical regulations worldwide makes it increasingly useful to organize global collaboration of medical physicists. Several international organizations are tasked to promote such collaboration and provide help to developing countries. Not all AAPM members are fully aware of these international efforts. It is very useful for medical physicists to know about success of our profession in other countries. Different schools
present different approaches to the same problem which allows to find the best solution. By communicating with colleagues overseas, one can learn more than from just reading
scientific publications. At this session the attendees will receive a glimpse of International Medical Physics activities.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the globalization of Medical Physics profession and advantages of collaboration with foreign colleagues.
2. See what role AAPM is playing in establishing contacts with colleagues overseas.
3. Understand the role of IOMP and main directions of its activity.
4. Learn about IAEA and how it helps developing countries.
5. Learn about activity of EFOMP and how can help the global development of Medical Physics.
6. Find out about ICTP and its educational programs.


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