Medical physicists gathering in Kuala Lumpur

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The Medical Physics Division of the Malaysian Institute of Physics will be 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 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 technology updates. This is the second time Malaysia is hosting this event since 2004.

“The organising committee is expecting more than 500 participants,” says organising chairman Associate Professor Dr Yeong Chai Hong of Taylor’s University School of Medicine.

Themed “A sustainable future for medical physics”, comprehensive programmes have been lined up.

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

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

Chau, a graduate of Cornell University, is now a senior lecturer whose research focuses on cancer stem cells.

“Notable international speakers include Professor Dr Tomas Kron, recipient of the Order of Australia Medal for Services to Medicine, Research and Education, and Professor Dr Colin Martin, vice-chairman of the ICRP Committee 3,” added Yeong.


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