Ghana celebrates IDMP 2021

On 8th November 2021, Ghana Society for Medical Physics (GSMP) held a webinar in commemoration of the International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP). The Society joined medical physicists around the world in celebrating this important day instituted by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) to mark the 7th November birth date of Marie Skłodowska Curie for her pioneering research on radioactivity. Theme for the celebration was “Communicating the Role of Medical Physicists to the Public”.

GSMP’s scientific webinar hosted via Zoom, with over 80 participants including academicians, clinicians, policy makers, researchers, students among others, educated participants of the key roles medical physicists play in healthcare delivery.

Speakers for the day were Dr. Afua Yorke (University of Washington) and Mr. Theophilus Sackey (Ghana Atomic Energy Commission), with presentations on the topics “Medical Physics Quality Assurance and Safety Management Practices in LMICs – The Importance of Collaboration and Comprehensive Review of Current Practices” and “Minimizing and Communicating Radiation Risk to the Public – The role of Medical Physicist” respectively.