Organization:International Organization for Medical Physics

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International Organization for Medical Physics
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Official language
Madan M. Rehani
John Damilakis
Past President
Slavik Tabakov
Eva Bezak

The International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) is a professional organization for medical physics with nearly 22,000 members in 84 countries.[1]

Objectives and History

IOMP is charged with a mission to advance medical physics practice worldwide by disseminating scientific and technical information, fostering the educational and professional development of medical physics and promoting the highest quality medical services for patients.

IOMP was formed in January 1963 initially with 4 affiliated national member organizations (Canada, Sweden, UK, USA).[2] After 50 years of active existence and global support for the medical physics profession, IOMP has a membership of 80 national member organizations and 6 regional organizations. IOMP is affiliated to IUPESM, IUPAP and ICSU and is officially connected to IFMBE.

IOMP collaborates with professional bodies such as IRPA and ICRP and international organizations such as WHO and IAEA in promoting the development of medical physics and safe use of radiation and radiological equipment technology.

IOMP publishes an electronic Newsletter (Medical Physics World) and an open-source journal (Medical Physics International).

To raise awareness about the role medical physicists play for the benefit of patients, IOMP organizes the annual International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) on November 7 - the birthday of Marie Sklodowska-Curie.[3]

The World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (World Congress) is organised by IOMP (together with IFMBE and IUPESM) as well as the International Congress of Medical Physics (ICMP), held between World Congresses.[4]

IOMP Member Countries

State[2] Member Organisation[5] Date of membership
 Australia Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM)
 Canada Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP)[6] 1963
 Sweden Swedish Society of Radiation Physics[7] 1963
 UK Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)[8] 1963
 USA American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 1963
 Germany Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Physik (DGMP)
 Romania Romanian College of Medical Physicists (CFMR) 1990 (renewed 2010)
 Moldova Association of Medical Physicists from the Republic of Moldova (AFMM) 2016
 New Zealand Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM)
 Denmark Danish Society for Medical Physics (DSMF)[9] 1982
 South Africa
  Switzerland Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Strahlenbiologie und Medizinische Physik
Société Suisse de Radiobiologie et de Physique Médicale
Società Svizzera di Radiobiologia e di Fisica Medica
Swiss Society of Radiobiology and Medical Physics (SGSMP-SSRPM-SSRFM-SSRMP)
 Hong Kong
Template:Country data Philippine
 Sri Lanka
Template:Country data Trinidad & Tobago
 Czech Republic
 United Arab Emirates
 Saudi Arabia

Countries are represented by the respective National Organizations for Medical Physics.

Regional organizations