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BENefit Exchange

"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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  • 01 Feb 2024 9:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Speaker: Dr. Peter Sandwall (USA)

    Moderators: Sarah Ashmeg and Lindsey Bloom

    Please register:

    Peter Sandwall, PhD DABR is a clinical physicist at OhioHealth in Mansfield, Ohio. A first generation Bolivian and second generation Swede, Dr. Sandwall has family in La Paz and Stockholm. This global perspective motivates him to maintain engagement in Global Health endeavors with ongoing projects in Latin America and West Africa. Dr. Sandwall serves on the board of trustees for Radiating Hope, is an active independent consultant, and instructor at his local community college. He is passionate about his family and helping others.

  • 02 Nov 2023 5:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     The IAEA consistently supports the safe use of nuclear science to enhance global health including medical imaging; however, proper training, equipment management, and an inclusive workforce are essential to maximize its benefits and ensure the highest levels of quality and safety.

    The Women in Nuclear IAEA Chapter is organizing this hybrid event with distinguished guest speakers. The event seeks to emphasize the importance of medical imaging in health, advocate for skilled training and diverse human resources, promote gender inclusivity in the profession, and encourage collaboration across various entities to bolster these goals.

    Event Date: 2 November 2023
    Event Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Hours Vienna time

    Venue: Board room A, M-building, 2nd floor & online via WebEx:

  • 26 Oct 2023 4:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear MPWB Community,

    We recognize these recent weeks may have been difficult for our community, and we know that they have also been deeply painful for some friends and members of our community. The MPWB board expresses its utmost rejection of violence in any form, especially those directed at innocent civilians.

    Our mission is to support activities that will yield effective and safe use of physics and technologies in medicine, especially in low to middle-income countries. Core values of MPWB include "Spirit of Collaboration" by aiming to work together with professional colleagues and partner agencies and organizations, and "Mutual Respect" by considering local circumstances, customs, and cultural diversity.

    In stressful moments like this, MPWB encourages us all to embrace our shared humanity, be supportive of one another, and work together to improve access to healthcare, particularly for those on earth who need it most.

    Tomas Kron

    MPWB President

  • 13 Jul 2023 8:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Did you know that MPWB hosts regular webinars?

    Our latest one, features Navneeth Hariharan as he reviews the key elements of TG-100 and Risk-Based Quality Management with a focus on radiation oncology.

    Navneeth is a seasoned clinical physicist with over a decade of experience in the field. He has made significant contributions to the medical community as an active AAPM volunteer and a member of the working group on Implementation of TG100. He also serves as an ACR ROPA surveyor and volunteer at the ABR. Prior to his career in healthcare, Navneeth earned a degree in Industrial Engineering, bringing a unique perspective to his work as a medical physicist. Currently, he works at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard medical school teaching hospital in Boston. His passion lies in improving patient safety and refining clinical processes through innovative projects.

    Link to his and other invited webinars here

  • 16 Jun 2023 11:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 16 Jun 2023 11:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • Are you going to the AAPM ASM in Houston? Do you like meeting people? Are you as passionate about helping people in low to middle-income countries access high-quality healthcare as much as we are? Then join us! We are looking for volunteers to station our booth at the AAPM. Join us, spare a few hours, and meet other MPWB members. Please get in touch with if you can spare an hour or two during the meeting.
    • We are pleased to host an information meeting at the AAPM ASM! Details are Tuesday, July 25, 12:15-1:45, Room 350D in the George Brown Conventional Center. Learn more about our projects and meet some of our volunteers and board members! If you cannot, drop by our booth in the exhibition area!

  • 16 Jun 2023 11:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • MPWB once again received great interest from Medical Physicists in low to middle-income countries expressing an interest in attending the AAPM ASM virtually. We are currently reviewing applications and hope to alert applicants soon on their status.  
    • Last year, we were able to secure funds for approximately 40 medical physicists to attend, and this year our numbers look relatively the same.

  • 18 May 2023 10:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    • MPWB is please to again offer medical physicist colleagues around the world an opportunity to attend the virtual component of the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Medical Physicists.
    • We will sponsor free registration to access the AAPM meeting's virtual content. Registrants will be able to access all recordings for 1 year following the meeting.
    • Candidates who comply with all the requirements shall be scored according to an evaluation criteria that includes membership with MPWB, minimum 2 years of work experience, working in a low to middle income country as per the World Bank 2022 data.
    • The application is available here . The application deadline is May 26, 2023. Registrants will be notified by June 23, 2023. The meeting starts on July 23, 2023. Apply for this opportunity. Find details regarding this award here.

  • 29 Dec 2022 11:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please see our latest newsletter from MPWB. Thanks again to Dr Peter Sandwall for his editorship!

  • 04 Oct 2022 4:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MPWB at the AAPM 2022

    While it has been some time since the AAPM 2022 conference, we have a few updates to share.

    • We are happy to share that MPWB approved applications from 49 medical physicists from developing countries to virtually attend the AAPM conference in Washington in July. We hope to share some of the supportive comments from these virtual attendees in our next newsletter.
    • Thank you to everyone who visited our physical booth at the AAPM. We had a great many fruitful conversations and will consider adding a booth to future conferences 


    The Vice-President of MPWB (Dr Tomas Kron) has been appointed as an official MPWB representative on the Professional Relations Committee of the International Organization for Medical Physics. We thank the IOMP for making this connection in hopes to further reduce barriers to knowledge, expertise, and training and educational resources to global medical physics communities.

    MPWB & US Department of Energy & National Nuclear Safety Agency

    MPWB is participating in a review of the global radiotherapy landscape focusing on the use of radioactive sources in RT, sponsored by the US Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Agency, conducted by a group at Sandia National Laboratory. We will participate in a series of discussions and provide feedback on important matters related to nuclear safety in the context of low and middle income countries.

    AAPM Webinar - Global Rising Stars Webinar Series

    The AAPM Global Research and Scientific Innovation Committee (GRSIC) is excited to launch the Scientific Excellence and Global Rising Stars (GRS) webinar series. We will be hosting our first webinar “Creating and Fostering Global Collaborations in Medical Physics” on Tuesday, October 11th at 5-7pm EDT (US).

    This free webinar is open to anyone globally to attend. This session will include presentations from an incredible line-up of invited speakers, followed by a panel discussion that is open for attendees to ask questions and engage with the speakers.

    We have also included a direct email sign-up list for interested attendees to hear about the latest webinars: Register for the latest webinar here.

    International Day of Medical Physics Contest 

    Get ready for IDMP 2022 on November 7! To celebrate the theme of sustainability for this year, we are holding a contest for you to share your thoughts on what sustainability in medical physics means to you! Create an Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook post and use the hashtags #IDMP2022 and #MPWB in your post. Or, send us an email with an attachment of a comment, image, video, or any other multimedia which tells us what "Sustainability in Medical Physics" means to you! We will support five free MPWB memberships for the year of 2023 for winners of this contest!

    By the way, if you don't already follow us, be sure to follow our TwitterInstagramFacebook, and/or LinkedIn pages.

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