The department of Radiological Physics, SMS Medical College and Hospitals, Jaipur hosted two days international Conference on Radiation in Health Care CRHC 2021 virtually on 26th and 27th April 2021 on the occasion of the International Medical Physics Week (IMPW) celebrated from 26th to 30th April 2021.
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. However, it was thought that a week devoted to the contributions of medical physicists to healthcare to be celebrated as International Medical Physics Week. For the first time, it was celebrated from 11th -15th May 2020, where various academic and teaching institutes showcased the contributions of medical physicists to healthcare globally.
IMPW was launched with the purpose to motivate organization of activities in a defined week 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. The theme of this year’s celebrations was ‘Communicating the Role of Medical Physicists to the Public’. The Department of Radiological Physics, SMS Medical College and Hospitals, Jaipur, India celebrated IMPW with a two days international scientific programme Conference on Radiation in Health Care. The rapidly evolving applications of physics in medicine and the current pandemic all over the world demands new set of skills as well as outlooks to meet the challenges efficiently and successfully. This virtual conference offered a forum for sharing invaluable experiences for improving the practice of Medical Physics and an opportunity to listen to a number of great people holding and practicing high ideas in life as well as profession.
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