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November 7, 2023
IDMP 2023 Message by the IDMP Coordinator
Dear Medical Physicists across the Globe,
The theme for the International Day of Medical Physics in IDMP 2023 is, “60th Anniversary: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants“. This reflects the celebration of a significant milestone in the field of medical physics. To understand this theme more deeply, let’s break it down:
60th Anniversary: This part of the theme marks a remarkable milestone. It signifies that the Medical Physics has been extensively developed over the past 60 years. IDMP is observed globally to raise awareness about the importance of medical physics in healthcare, and its role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Over these six decades, the field has seen remarkable progress and contributions to medical science.
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: This emphasis that the advancements and achievements in the Medical Physics field are built upon the knowledge and work of those who came before. It acknowledges the foundational contributions of the pioneers and experts who have made significant contributions to the field. These individuals are the “giants” on whose “shoulders” the current generation of medical physicists stands.
By adopting this theme, the IDMP 2023 recognizes the rich history and evolution of medical physics, honoring the legacy of those who have paved the way for modern developments. It also underscores the importance of continued progress, research, and innovation in the field to improve healthcare outcomes and enhance patient care.
This theme serves as an opportunity to reflect on the journey of medical physics, express gratitude to those who have made significant contributions, and inspire the current generation to carry the torch forward. It highlights the collaborative nature of scientific and medical advancements and encourages the global medical physics community to embrace their role in shaping the future of healthcare.
I wish all my colleagues around the World a Happy Medical Physics Day. Enjoy the celebrations of this day and make sure as a Medical Physicist to keep on going!
Ibrahim Duhaini, PhD, FIOMP, DIMPCB
For more info on IDMP 2023, please visit: https://www.iomp.org/idmp-2023/