UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA CELEBRATES THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MEDICAL PHYSICS WITH GLOBAL WEBCAST
In celebration of the 150th birthday of Marie Sklodowska-Curie, the 2017 International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) dedicated the this year celebration’s theme to women safety in radiation medicine: “Medical Physics: Providing a Holistic Approach to Women Patients and Women Staff Safety in Radiation Medicine”.
A global webcast on “Marie Curie’s Life and Achievements” organised by the University of Malaya (UM) in cooperation with the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), has been successfully held on 7 November 2017 to celebrate the 2017 International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP). The webcast was streamed live on YouTube from the Clinical Auditorium, UM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Three distinguished speakers delivered their presentations during the webcast: Professor Dr. Madan Rehani, Vice President of the IOMP on the topic of “IDMP: What, Why, How, Expectations and Outreach Achieved”; Dr. María del Rosario Pérez, Scientist of WHO on the topic of “Building on Marie Curie’s Legacy for Strengthening Radiation Safety Culture in Healthcare”; and Dr. Noriah Jamal, Director of the Division of Planning and International Relations, Malaysian Nuclear Agency, on the topic of “Madam Marie Curie - A Great Scientist’s Contribution to Humankind”.
IDMP is an excellent opportunity to promote the role of medical physicists in the international wide medical scene. This year, the IOMP celebrated the 5th IDMP by organizing three international events in Jaipur, Kuala Lumpur and Vienna in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the WHO, the Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics and the University of Malaya. All three events were broadcast live in different time zones (GMT+1 (Vienna), GMT+5.5 (India) and GMT+8 (Malaysia) hour) to reach audiences in the respective regions.