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International Day of Medical Physics
2020 IDMP Award

The IOMP is pleased to seek nominations for the IDMP Award. This award recognises excellence in Medical Physics with a particular view of promoting medical physics to a larger audience and highlighting the contributions medical physicists make for patient care. The IDMP Award is linked to the International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) from which it takes its name. The 2020 IDMP theme is “Medical Physicist as a Health Professional”

The 2020 IDMP Award will be given on the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) and will be announced on November 5, 2020.

The IDMP Award consists of an IOMP certificate, and additionally a short biography of the awardee will be published in the IOMP Newsletter Medical Physics World.

Criteria for selection:

• The recipient of the award should be a professional medical physicist holding a masters or higher degree or equivalent, who is an active member of the relevant Medical Physics society.
• The recipient should have taken active part in promoting medical physics, nationally or internationally.
• The recipient should have performed original and/or applied work of high scientific quality or made a significant professional contribution to Medical Physics in the past three years.
• It may be noted that only deserving candidates will be selected. If no one meets the requirements from the region, no award will be given.
• Nominee shall not be a current member of the IOMP Awards & Honors Committee or the IOMP ExCom.

Nominating Procedure

• The award will be widely advertised on the IOMP mailing list and website.
• The President of each IOMP Regional Organisation is kindly requested to nominate three medical physicists from her/his respective region. The Presidents of AAPM and COMP are kindly requested to nominate jointly three medical physicists from the North American region. Nominees should be full members of an IOMP National Member Organization (NMO).
• Self-nomination will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
• Nominations are to be made to the chair of the IOMP Awards and Honours Committee (AHC)
• The nomination should include the following:
1. A letter of not more than 1,000 words evaluating the nominee’s achievements and identifying the specific work to be recognized.
2. The IOMP award form (available on the IOMP website) as filled out by the candidate. (https://www.iomp.org/call-for-nominations/)
Nominations should be sent to Dr. Simone K. Renha, Chair of the IOMP Awards and Honours Committee (AHC) at simone@cnen.gov.br by September 30, 2020. Submissions should be in the form of: MS Word or PDF document. Nominations will be acknowledged by e-mail. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 72 hours please contact Dr. Simone and the Secretary General of the IOMP at sg.iomp@gmail.com. One medical physicist from the three nominations per region will be selected by the AHC to receive the award. The winners will be announced on November 5, 2020.


IUPAP Young Scientist Award
in Medical Physics 2020

The IOMP is pleased to announce the IUPAP Young Scientist Award 2020. This award was established and funded by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and awarded by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) as the IUPAP affiliated International Commission for Medical Physics.

The Award will include a cash prize of 1000 Euro, an IUPAP medal and the IOMP certificate. In addition, a short biography of the Awardee will be published in Medical Physics World.

Criteria for selection:

• The recipient of the award should be under 40 years of age as of 31 December 2019* and have completed 5 years of research or development in medical physics.
• The recipient should have performed original and/or applied work of outstanding scientific quality in medical physics. The committee may consider the achievements in the context of opportunity.
• The award may only be received one time by any individual.
• Nominee shall not be a current member of the IOMP Awards & Honors Committee or the IOMP ExCom.

*Under exceptional circumstances the age limit can be extended. Please contact the chair of the AHC if you would like to discuss this.

Nominating Procedure

• The award will be advertised by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) on the organization’s website: http://www.iomp.org
• Self-nomination will not be considered.
• Nominations can be made to the Chair of the IOMP Awards and Honors Committee (AHC) by IOMP National Member Organizations (NMO) or individuals through their NMO. Where this is not possible applications should be made directly to the Chair of the AHC. They should include the following:
1. A letter of not more than 1,000 words evaluating nominee’s achievements and identifying the specific work to be recognized.
2. One letter of support (up to a maximum of three pages) from someone not at the nominee’s institution and not a mentor or significant collaborator.
3. The IOMP award form (available on IOMP website) filled out by the candidate (https://www.iomp.org/call-for-nominations/).

The closing date for nominations is noon (EST) on 6 July 2020. Nominations should be sent to Dr Simone Kodlulovich Renha at simone@cnen.gov.br with a copy to the secretary of the IOMP at sg.iomp@gmail.com.
Submissions should be in the form of: MS Word or PDF document. Nominations will be acknowledged by e-mail. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 72 hours please contact Dr Simone and the secretary of the IOMP.
The winner will be announced on 20 July 2020.

The Award does not include any travel or conference expenses for the recipient.