IOMP President’s Message

John Damilakis, PhD
President, IOMP

ICMP, New website, eBooks 

Dear colleagues,

The International Conference on Medical Physics (ICMP-2023) was organized from 6 to 9 of December in Mumbai, India. I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your very enthusiastic participation. The conference brought together approximately 1400 colleagues from around the globe, fostering a rich exchange of ideas and insights. Your active involvement greatly contributed to the success of the event, making it a truly enriching experience for all. While we celebrate the achievements of the conference, we are also mindful of the challenges faced by some of our colleagues due to visa issues, preventing them from joining us in Mumbai. These challenges have provided us with valuable lessons, and we acknowledge the importance of addressing such issues for future events. The IOMP Executive Committee (ExCom) has thoroughly discussed the strengths but also the weaknesses and challenges faced, and we are committed to incorporating these lessons into the planning and organization of future International Conferences of Medical Physics. Your feedback and insights are crucial in shaping the success of these events, and we encourage you to share any further thoughts or suggestions.

I am very happy to announce the launch of the IOMP’s new website—a significant step forward in providing a modern gateway to information for our visitors. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive resource hub for our members. The new website is equipped with updated and organized content, covering a wide array of topics related to medical physics, events, publications, and more. In today’s digital age, a website serves as the virtual face of an organization, playing a pivotal role in disseminating information, fostering communication, and establishing a strong online community. The launch of our new website reflects our commitment to staying at the forefront of technology and meeting the evolving needs of our audience. The new website boasts a contemporary design that aligns with the latest trends in web aesthetics. This not only enhances the visual appeal but also reflects the innovative and dynamic nature of IOMP. Moreover, the new website features a user-friendly interface, ensuring that visitors can navigate effortlessly and find the information they seek with minimal effort. Recognizing the diverse ways in which our audience accesses information, the website is optimized for mobile devices. This ensures that users can engage with our content conveniently, regardless of the device they are using. I take this opportunity to thank Prof. Chai Hong Yeong. Her dedication and hard work have significantly contributed to enhancing IOMP’s online presence. We invite you to explore the new IOMP website at Your feedback is invaluable to us as we strive to continuously improve and tailor our online platform to meet the needs of our members.

The IOMP has signed an agreement with CRC Press concerning a book series entitled “Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering”. The Publisher provides gratis copies of each book published under this agreement to the IOMP in electronic format. A call for submission of interest for free copies of these eBooks has been made to medical physicists from low- and middle-income countries. Requests have been received from 300+ applicants. The publication committee is currently undergoing the selection process.