India celebrates IDMP 2021

Virtual Conference on Radiation Applications in Medicine
7-8 November 2021
Christian Medical College and Hospital Ludhiana, India

The departments of Radiation Oncology and Radio Diagnosis, Christian Medical College and Hospital Ludhiana, Punjab organised a two-day international virtual scientific programme, Conference on Radiation Applications in Medicine from 7th to 8th November 2021 on the occasion of International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) and International Day of Radiology (IDoR).

Contribution of Medical Physics in healthcare is multi-dimensional and it has improved the healthcare tremendously. The recent advancements in Medical Physics may it be in Radio diagnosis, Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine and various fields specially using ionizing radiation has made monumental sprints. To bring over it and recognize the contribution of Medical Physics to healthcare, International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) has started to celebrate 7th November, the birthday of Madam Marie Curie as International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) since 2013. The main purpose of IDMP celebrations include motivating the organization of activities that result in the promotion of the subject of medical physics globally, increasing the visibility of the profession and outreach to fellow professionals and general public. Since the 7th day of November 2013, the very first International Day of Medical Physics, where various academic and teaching institutes showcased the contributions of medical physicists to healthcare globally and continues to be celebrated annually thereafter. Discovery of X-rays on 8 November 1895 by German physicist Prof Wilhelm Roentgen has revolutionised the medical diagnosis and treatment. The anniversary of this discovery is celebrated around the world as IDoR in recognition of the remarkable contributions made by radiological imaging and radiological treatment to health care, and the role of radiation professionals in providing quality care to patients.

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