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It is with delight that we welcome you to the official website of Nigerian Association of Medical Physicists. We are the administrating body for Medical Physicists in Nigeria with application in Radiotherapy, Radiodiagnosis, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Protection and Education.

Medical Physics is the profession which applies physics principles to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Medical Physicists are highly qualified health professionals, with advanced postgraduate university degree (Masters or Doctorate) and specialized clinical training in Radiotherapy, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and/or Radiation Protection. Medical Physicists form part of comprehensive medical teams in radiation medicine.

The essential responsibility of the Medical Physicist’s clinical practice is to ensure safe and effective delivery of radiation to achieve a diagnostic or therapeutic goal as prescribed in patient care. Medical Physicists perform and supervise appropriate procedures necessary to achieve this objective. The responsibilities of the Medical Physicists include: establishment of adequate protocols to ensure accurate patient dosimetry; the measurement and characterization of radiation; the determination of delivered dose; protection of patients and others from potentially harmful or excessive radiation; advancement of procedures necessary to ensure quality of medical images; development of quality assurance programs; assistance to other health care professionals in optimizing the balance between the beneficial and deleterious effects of radiation, etc. Additionally, Medical Physicists play a key role in radiation protection education and training of health care professionals, and participate in research and development to improve patient care.

Without the service of qualified Medical Physicist(s), the application of radiation in medicine could lead to unsatisfactory outcomes. Patients may be under-dosed or over-dosed, leading to stochastic or deterministic effects, and the success of the diagnosis or treatment could be jeopardized. Medical staff and the public may also be in danger of unnecessary radiation exposure if Medical Physicists are not at post to ensure safety.

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TCS 71 IAEA Guidelines for Certification of CQMP

The IAEA has recently published “Guidelines for the Certification of Clinically Qualified Medical Physicists” has been published. The subtitle is “Endorsed by the International Medical Physics Certification Board and the IOMP.” As one of the contributors of the publication, Tomas Kron shared this remarks with the EXCOM: “In times of extensive use of technology in medicine most people would agree that medical physicists and their services are essential in many clinics. However, how to identify a suitable professional is not straight forward. The present document provides guidance for certification of medical physicists which can provide help. Best of all, like […]
By : admin | Feb 16, 2021

Online Workshop on Ensuring Access to Nuclear Technology for Human Health 17 February 2021 15:00 – 17:15 Central European Time

Click here to register Online Workshop Ensuring Access to Nuclear Technology for Human Health, 17 February 2021 15:00 – 17:15 Central European Time (CET)The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) cordially invites you to attend a workshop on ensuring access to nuclear technology to improve human health with a specific focus on cancer diagnosis and treatment and blood irradiation. The online workshop will take place on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, from 15:00 to 17:15 Central European Time (CET) via WebEx. Cancer is a growing global health and development challenge. Governments are under increased pressure to meet rising demands from […]
By : admin | Feb 16, 2021
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NAMP Elections 2021

Dear Distinguished Colleagues and Members. According to the approved Elections 2021 timetable, today marks the countdown to constituting another cabinet for our esteemed association and in I have the singular honour and privilege to so declare. From the Bank statement which should be available tomorrow, we shall know the numbers of the members that fulfills the necessary constitutional criteria to participate either as an elector or a budding EXCO member. Dr. T. A. Ige : Secretary-General
By : admin | Feb 3, 2021
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Call for Application: Medical Physics Harmattan School

Do you think you could be the next scientist to change the world with your innovation like Wilhelm Roentgen who discovered X-Rays or the two-time Nobel Laureate Marie Curie who discovered radioactivity? Are you an undergraduate student and would you like to know the role of physics in medicine? The journey starts now! Apply for the first medical physics harmattan school and be inspired! Theme: The application of physics in medicine. Please note that this program is completely free of charge and application closes 19th of February 2021. Click here to download program brochure Click on this link to apply […]
By : admin | Jan 25, 2021
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TCS 71 IAEA Guidelines for Certification of CQMP

The IAEA has recently published “Guidelines for the Certification of Clinically Qualified Medical Physicists” has been published. The subtitle is “Endorsed by the International Medical Physics Certification Board and the IOMP.” As one of the contributors of the publication, Tomas Kron shared this remarks with the EXCOM: “In times of extensive use of technology in medicine most people would agree that medical physicists and their services are essential in many clinics. However, how to identify a suitable professional is not straight forward. The present document provides guidance for certification of medical physicists which can provide help. Best of all, like […]
By : admin | Feb 16, 2021

Online Workshop on Ensuring Access to Nuclear Technology for Human Health 17 February 2021 15:00 – 17:15 Central European Time

Click here to register Online Workshop Ensuring Access to Nuclear Technology for Human Health, 17 February 2021 15:00 – 17:15 Central European Time (CET)The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) cordially invites you to attend a workshop on ensuring access to nuclear technology to improve human health with a specific focus on cancer diagnosis and treatment and blood irradiation. The online workshop will take place on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, from 15:00 to 17:15 Central European Time (CET) via WebEx. Cancer is a growing global health and development challenge. Governments are under increased pressure to meet rising demands from […]
By : admin | Feb 16, 2021
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NAMP Elections 2021

Dear Distinguished Colleagues and Members. According to the approved Elections 2021 timetable, today marks the countdown to constituting another cabinet for our esteemed association and in I have the singular honour and privilege to so declare. From the Bank statement which should be available tomorrow, we shall know the numbers of the members that fulfills the necessary constitutional criteria to participate either as an elector or a budding EXCO member. Dr. T. A. Ige : Secretary-General
By : admin | Feb 3, 2021
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Call for Application: Medical Physics Harmattan School

Do you think you could be the next scientist to change the world with your innovation like Wilhelm Roentgen who discovered X-Rays or the two-time Nobel Laureate Marie Curie who discovered radioactivity? Are you an undergraduate student and would you like to know the role of physics in medicine? The journey starts now! Apply for the first medical physics harmattan school and be inspired! Theme: The application of physics in medicine. Please note that this program is completely free of charge and application closes 19th of February 2021. Click here to download program brochure Click on this link to apply […]
By : admin | Jan 25, 2021
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SNMMI Annual Meeting 2020

For the third year in a row, the IAEA is granting free access to the Livestream of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). This year, the first virtual edition will be broadcasted live from 11 to 14 July 2020. It is thanks to your great interest and positive feedback over the years that we continue to join forces with this renowned professional organization to provide you with the opportunity to attend this annual event. To receive free access to the SNMMI Annual Meeting, please register using the following link by no later than 11:59 pm ET on […]
By : admin | Jun 25, 2020
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OUT NOW! AJMP Vol. 2

The official Journal of FAMPO – African Journal of Medical Physics (AJMP) publishes novel and high-quality research papers and other material on all topics relating to medical physics, biomedical sciences, medical imaging and molecular imaging for diagnosis, therapy and disease management. The journal provides an effective way to publish original research articles, review articles, short communication, rapid communication, letter to the editor, case report etc. Volume 2 Number 1 https://globalmedicalphysics.org/journal_volume-21/ Volume 2 Number 2 https://globalmedicalphysics.org/journal_volume-22/ Interested Authors are invited to register and submit their manuscript online via https://globalmedicalphysics.org/register/ https://globalmedicalphysics.org/instructions-to-authors/
By : admin | May 11, 2020