New deadline for abstracts submission: March 31, 2019
Welcome message from the Presidents
We are delighted to invite you to participate in the 24th International Conference on Medical Physics (ICMP) being held in Santiago, Chile on 8-11 September 2019. This will be 8th Latin American Congress of Medical Physics and 2nd Chilean Congress of Medical Physics. The most recent ICMPs were 2016 in Bangkok, 2013 in Brighten, UK and 2011 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. ICMPs of IOMP are held in between the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.
You can be assured of academic feast with eminent faculty from all over the world. The educational sessions will be highly enriching your knowledge and experience sharing by experts shall give you golden opportunity to learn from several decades of collective experience of experts in the field.
Even though there will be vast coverage of the medical physics field as a whole in its application to radiological sciences (Radiotherapy, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine Imaging), there will be important coverage of professional issues, education and training and connected areas of physics applications in non-radiological sciences.
There will be participation of the international organizations like International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO).
The conference will give impetus to development of medical physics and radiation safety in the region. Medical physics in Latin America has been developing steadily and there is a need to keep up with changing scenario globally of technological advances. Medical physicists are best connected with technology and play significant role in safer and effective use of technology. The teaching to residents and postgraduate students in radiological sciences is important part of day-to-day activities of medical physicists. With increasing use of fluoroscopy in areas outside radiology, in operation theatres of urology, orthopedic surgery, vascular surgery and in cath labs of cardiology and electrophysiology necessitates involvement of medical physicists.
The conference will show how medical physicists are getting involved in non-traditional areas and are playing indispensable role. This will help colleagues in Latin American countries to diversify and extend their roles to areas where it has not so far.
Chile is that balcony from where the mountain range of Los Andes looks to the Pacific along more than 6,000 km of coast. It is a country where soaring peaks meet rushing rivers. Long and narrow, it is full of contrasts with arid deserts and the largest reserves of fresh water in the form of glaciers, inaccessible mountains, volcanoes with eternal snows and more than 3,000 islands which make the country of Pablo Neruda a destination for all tastes. It will be the first time that the ICMP would be realized at a Spanish speaking country.
We look forward to welcoming you to Chile
Let's imagine the future together!
Jose Luis Rodriguez