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"Benefits Exchange" is the MPWB newsletter (formerly known as "Borderless Exchange". Within these newsletters you will learn of our recent activities! 

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  • 12 Oct 2021 7:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    MWPB Webinar Series 

    We are extremely pleased to announce our next webinar on Wednesday, 20th October at 09:00 EDT (15:00 CET)

    Topic: Cost effective globally deployable radiation therapy: The same but smarter ... and radically different

    Speaker: Paul Keall

    Moderators: Sarah Ashmeg & Arjit Baghwala

    Please register here.

    For more information, please see here.


  • 01 Sep 2021 8:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Medical Physics for World Benefit is performing an international survey to investigate whether the Medical Physics community considers virtual mentoring to be of benefit to the community, especially for under-resourced contexts? Questions regarding challenges and successes in the virtual mentoring process will be addressed as a way of optimizing the virtual mentoring experience. All Medical Physicists (clinical, academic, industrial, or governmental) or Medical Physicists in training (graduate students or residents) from both high-income and lower-income countries are invited to participate. The link to the survey can be found here:  https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dgtHBEO2gPi2aS9

  • 27 Aug 2021 10:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MPWB 2021 Call for Nominations

    • At the end of 2021, two Board members will be finishing their terms of office: Parminder Basran (Director of Communications) and David Wilkins (Secretary/Treasurer).
    • On the recommendation from the MPWB Nominating Committee, the Board is recommending that these two members stand to be elected for another 3 year term. 
    • According to the MPWB policy and procedures, we are required to post a call for nominations from our membership at least 30 days before an election. Thus, this announcement formalizes the request for further nominations with a deadline of 30 September 2021. If you would like to stand for one of these positions, please contact the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Yakov Pipman.


    MPWB Webinar Series:  September 15, 2021

    We are please to host the next MPWB webinar:

    Technologies, Opportunities and Challenges of Automated Treatment Planning in Radiotherapy

    Speaker: Ben Heijmen (Erasmus MC, Netherlands) 

    Moderators: Sarah Ashmeg and Arjit Baghwala

    Wednesday, 15th September at 09:00 EDT (15:00 CET)

    Automated treatment planning is becoming a standard approach in IMRT/VMAT planning of radiotherapy which may reduce planning time, improve plan consistency and quality. The presentation will review different types of automation algorithms and discuss advantages and current challenges and limitations of automated planning.

    To register, please complete the information in the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fepFzJq8R66hCHevof_38g

  • 07 Jun 2021 5:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to our industry partners MPWB is pleased to announce an attendance award to AAPM 63rd annual meeting 2021. These awards are targeted to medical physicists in low to middle income countries (LMICs) who wish to attend the AAPM ASM. You can find more information about the award, application form and the details how to apply in the following link.

    Please submit completed application form to medphyswb@gmail.com (subject line: MPWB-AAPM Attendance Award) no later than June 25, 2021, 24:00(midnight) EST.

  • 26 Apr 2021 10:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    MWPB Webinar Series 

    We are extremely pleased to announce our first of many webinars on Wednesday, 12th May at 09:00 EDT (15:00 CET)

    Topic: Automated Treatment Planning: A resource with potential benefits in both high- and low-income countries

    Speaker: Laurence Court

    Moderators: Sarah Ashmeg & Arjit Baghwala

    Please register here.

    For more information, please see here.


  • 08 Feb 2021 6:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Started in 1979, the annual Winter Institute of Medical Physics (WIMP) provides a unique environment for participants from academics, industry, and clinics large and small to come together and share their ideas and work on a variety of topics in oncology, imaging, education, and technology.

    A major outreach component of the 2021 Winter Institute of Medical Physics meeting will be the Worldwide Innovations in Medical Physics (WIMP @ WIMP 2021) competition. The goal is to showcase innovations in science, technology, and novel “global” approaches to teaching and training being investigated and developed by early career medical physicists around the world. The competition is open to individuals nearly finished or within 5 years of having finished their advanced degree, fellowship, or training program!  Cash prizes of $250 USD for up to 20 semi-finalists and $1000 USD for up to 8 finalists will be awarded. First submissions are due February 12th, 2021.

    If you are interested in participating in the WIMP @ WIMP 2021 competition, please see the full details and instructions for submissions at www.GoWIMP.org!


  • 04 Feb 2021 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The International Conference on Advances in Radiation Oncology (ICARO-3), hosted by the IAEA, will take place February 16-19. This conference is free of charge for anyone to attend. 

    Please visit the main webpage for information. Registration forms are available here, and you can view the main programme here. If you wish to simply observe the conference, please see here for details. 

    Follow the conference via Twitter with #ICARO3, and through @iaeaorg, or via LinkedIn and Facebook.

  • 22 Dec 2020 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    It is time to renew your membership (or join!) MPWB! With help from COMP and the AAPM you can now become a member easily when paying your annual dues! Thank you for your support!
  • 23 Oct 2020 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are extremely pleased to announce the following results from the election results for the upcoming vacant MPWB board positions. 

    For President-Elect - Dr. Tomas Kron (2 year term). 

    Starting on 2021, he will be replacing Dr. John Schreiner, who will assume his new position of President, and Dr. Yakov Pipman will assume his new position of Past-President in 2021. Dr. Jacob Van Dyk (current Past-President) will be transitioning off the MPWB Board.

    For Director of Fundraising - Dr. Eduard Gershkevitsh, Ph.D. (3 year term)

    Starting on 2021, he will be replacing Dr. Robert Jeraj (current Director of Fundraising) who will be also transitioning off the MPWB Board.

    More news will follow on our transition strategy and the celebration of Drs Van Dyk and Jeraj immense contributions to our organization.

  • 01 Sep 2020 12:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year we have two open board positions for 2020 and will be holding an online election for full members in good standing (paid dues for 2020). Voting will open on September 2, 2020 and close on September 30, 2020. The nominations committee and board have approved the following two candidates to sit for election for these upcoming vacant positions. 

    We are pleased to share information about these outstanding candidates. Members will receive notification for casting their votes.


    For President-Elect:  

    Tomas Kron, Ph.D.  

    Professor and Director, Department of Physical Sciences, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Melbourne, Australia.  

    Tomas has had much international involvement with multiple activities especially with the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) involving many expert missions, training events and several QUATRO audits. He has also been working in the International Medical Physics Certification Board (IMPCB) since 2013 and chairs the Science Committee for the Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (AFOMP). 

    In 2013, he was awarded the Distinguished Services Award of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM) and nominated as one of 50 medical physicists by the IOMP who had a significant impact on medical physics in the last 50 years.  

    In 2014, he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to medicine, research and education. 

    His areas of interest include dosimetry of ionising radiation, image guided radiotherapy, clinical trials and education of medical physicists. He has published more than 280 papers in refereed journals and given more than 80 invited conference presentations. 

    For Director of Fund Raising:  

    Eduard Gershkevitsh, Ph.D.  

    Chief Medical Physicist, North Estonia Regional Hospital, Tallinn, Estonia and visiting lecturer at Tallinn Technical University and Tartu HealthCare College.  

    Eduard is a member of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). From 2011 to 2020 he served on the ESTRO Physics Committee. He has participated as faculty in ESTRO teaching courses and numerous expert missions for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in different continents related to treatment planning system and linac commissioning, QC/QA activities, and national and international audits. From 2015 to 2018, he served on the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) Awards and Honours Committee. 

    In 2019, Eduard was a Medical Physics Consultant at the IAEA Standard Dosimetry Laboratory in Seibersdorf, Austria. He has 18 peer-reviewed publications. 


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