IUPAP International Commission on Medical Physics
Medical Physics: Ensuring the quality of imaging and treatment procedures while minimizing radiation risks
Medical physicists are highly qualified professionals, with an advanced postgraduate university degree followed by specialized clinical training in one or more medical physics disciplines, such as radiation oncology, diagnostic and interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation protection.
The International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) represents about 25,000 medical physicists worldwide. The mission of IOMP is to advance medical physics practice by disseminating scientific and technical information, fostering the educational and professional development of medical physicists, and promoting the highest quality medical services for patients.
IOMP collaborates with the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) on various topics of mutual interest. The IUPAP Young Scientist Awards have been established and funded by the IUPAP and awarded by the IOMP as the IUPAP affiliated International Commission on Medical Physics. The IUPAP Young Scientist Awardees for 2018 and 2019 will be presented at the 24th International Conference on Medical Physics (ICMP).
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
To assist in the worldwide development of physics, to foster international cooperation in physics and to help in application of physics toward solving problems of concern to humanity
IUPAP commissions promote the objectives of the Union within their areas of expertise and provide advice to IUPAP on the activities and needs of the subfields of physics they represent. The International Commission on Medical Physics was established in 2015.
Each year, IUPAP sponsors from 20 to 30 international conferences and awards grants to some of them. The financial support given to these International Conferences is derived from funds collected as membership dues from the members of IUPAP.
Main Medical Physics Scientific Meetings:
• World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
• International Congress of Medical Physics (ICMP)
IUPAP has sponsored major Medical Physics events including the last World Congress in Prague (2018) and the forthcoming ICMP in Chile (September 8-11, 2019, Santiago).
IOMP invites you to participate in both scientific events ICMP 2019 and World Congress 2021. There will be vast coverage of all fields of Medical Physics including professional, educational and training topics.