Madan Rehani, PhD
Webinar participation certificate, WC2022, Women Subcommittee, IOMP elections, New Honorary members
We are closing the year 2021 with a still uncertain situation about the pandemic. It seems we are now settled with many having the full complement of duties in hospital and being there in-person while some amongst us working remotely and have not visited the office for almost 20 months. Thus, it is not easy to draw a general picture about the whole profession.
Webinars have emerged as a useful modality of education and IOMP has actively utilized this modality. We are wanting to award a certificate of participation and possibly a certificate for educational credit in 2022. This has been a long-standing demand of many participants. The TG is working out norms and procedures.
World Congress 2022 (WC2022) is now approaching and it has been decided that it will be a hybrid event. Please see the full article in this issue by Prof. James Goh, President, International Union of Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM) in this issue. Women Sub-Committee of IOMP has been active and an article by the Chair, Magdalena Stoeva provides a list of activities. An article reviewing the IDMP activities provides a spectrum of events that were organized during IDMP 2021.
The call for an election for the 2022-2025 term for IOMP Officers and Chairs of Committees was released on 6th November and is available at>>>>. The current deadline is 5th December, unless extended. Please keep a watch on the IOMP website. Those interested may send nominations as per requirements in the call.
IOMP decided to award Honorary membership to two distinguished non-medical physicists Dr. Donald Miller, USA who is a radiologist, and Dr. Noora Al Hammadi, Qatar (radiation oncologist). They will be awarded through a virtual ceremony in early 2022.
Season’s Greetings and very best wishes for a Happy Holiday season and a Very Happy New Year 2022.