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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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 2015 2015 - Issue 1 
 2016 2016 - Issue 1
 2017 2017 - Issue 2 

2018 - Issue 1

2018 - Issue 2

2018 - Issue 3

2018 - Issue 4

 2019 2019 - Issue 1

2020 - Issue 1

2020 - Issue 2


2021 - Issue 1

2021 - Issue 2


2022 - Issue 1

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  • 26 Apr 2018 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Iranian Society of Clinical Oncology, in scientific collaboration with ESTRO is organizing: 

    Perspectives of Advanced Radiotherapy in Middle Income Countries

    26-28 September 2018 • Tehran • Iran

    For more details, please see their website.

  • 16 Mar 2018 6:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ICTP and the University of Trieste offers a two-year advanced training in medical physics, co-sponsored by the IIAEA, IOMP and the European Federation of Organization for Medical Physics (EFOMP) in collaboration with Trieste University Hospitals. See here to apply online (register first) and here for more details on the program. 

    Application deadline: 22 April 2018.

  • 08 Mar 2018 1:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." - Gloria Steinem

    Are you ready to #PressforProgress? 

    The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements highlight the fact still, in 2018, gender equality remains a global issue. International Women's Day is a day to recognize these challenges, shift away from complacency, and start thinking about solutions. 

    MPWB proudly supports the #PressforProgress movement and gender equality. It is up to all of us to find ways to make a difference and #PressforProgress in our communities. #IWD2018 belongs to all of us. On March 8, 2018 we challenge ourselves, our members, and our communities to find a way to #PressforProgress.

  • 26 Feb 2018 5:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    it is time to renew your MPWB membership! Please update your profile and renew your membership before March 31, 2018. Visit here start the process! 

  • 04 Feb 2018 1:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For World Cancer Day,  Dr Jake Van Dyk (President of MPWB) will be one of several presenters live-streaming messages.

    To go here to access the live-stream or archives of the event. or visit the iaea page for more details:

    World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). 

    #WorldCancerDay #WeCanICan

  • 06 Nov 2017 3:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    7 November marks the International Day of Medical Physics. The day celebrates the birthday of a pioneer in the field, Marie Curie (1867–1934), recipient of the 1903 Nobel prize in Physics, shared with Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel, and another in Chemistry in 1910 for discovering Radium and Polonium, and isolating and studying Radium.

    Her career stimulated profound changes in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. During World War 1, she help pioneered the concept of portable x-ray imaging—devices known as “Petite Curies”—throughout Europe. The impact of Radium in the treatment of cancer (via brachytherapy) cannot be overstated. She was a scientific pioneer in the truest sense.

    To learn more about her amazing career, take a look at some of these great videos:

    In many ways, Marie Curie provides the perfect starting point in defining the core facets of a medical physicist. It all started with intelligence, innovation, critical thinking, and an undeniable passion for excellence.

    She was an incredibly generous person, gifting the gold from her Nobel prizes to the government in support of the war effort. For her outstanding contributions in times of crisis, she was a board member of the Red Cross. 

    In many ways, Marie Curie's legacy serves as a measure of success for MPWB: 

    To support activities which will yield effective and safe use of physics and technologies in medicine through advising, training, demonstrating and/or participating in medical physics-related activities, especially in low-to-middle income countries.

    The difference today is that we all know how to use radiation in helping people, but we have significant challenges in getting that help to the people who need it most. 

    We have some exciting projects underway in achieving some of these goals, as noted in some of our earlier blog-posts. 

    We want to thank all of our supporters for their contribution in making the world a bit safer, and helping improve access to healthcare in our world.

  • 03 Nov 2017 7:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MPWB was featured in a recent article in 

    The 2015 Lancet Oncology Commission report, Expanding Global Access to Radiotherapy, indicated that more than 22,000 medical physicists will be needed over the next 20 years to address the rising cancer crisis in low-to-middle income countries (LMICs), if equal access to radiation therapy is to be available. Its "Call for Action" on human resources indicated that 6000 medical physicists should be trained in LMICs by 2025. The problem is that many LMICs lack access to medical physics education and training programmes.

    Read more about it here:

  • 31 Jul 2017 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Medical Physics for World Benefit has been asked to post the following position in Tanzania for a permanent Medical Physicist. While MPWB supports sharing information of postings like this, please note that MPWB has no formal partnering relationship with the source requesting this posting, nor claims responsibility for the position and requirements for employment. It is the responsibility of interested individuals to pursue such opportunities with their own due diligence.

    Please see details of the position as hosted on our website.

  • 13 Jul 2017 8:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Toronto Global Cancer Control Conference will be held March 1-3, 2018 at the Hilton Hotel, Toronto.  

    Please see the website for more details: 

  • 17 Jun 2017 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MPWB is finally ready to accept memberships and/or donations! Visit our membership page to complete your application or our donation page to make a donation.

    Read about it in our latest newsletter and watch our latest video!

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