NAMP Set To Host 2018 Annual Conference and Workshop

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The Nigerian Association of Medical Physicists (NAMP) have set into motion all mechanisms necessary to have an amazing Annual Scientific Conference and Workshop for the year 2018. Announcing the composition of the committee in Lagos, the President of the Association – Prof. M. A. Aweda said “This years’ conference is going to discuss recent discoveries and research in the world of Medical Physics and also about the practice of Medical Physics in Nigeria. Last year was a success, we are putting all hands on deck to build on its legacy”. This years conference will hold at the National Hospital Abuja […]

The IUPESM WC 2018 In Prague (Czech Republic) – FAMPO Delegates Report

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The Congress debuted on Sunday 3rd June at the Forum Hall of the Prague Congress Centre – right at the centre of the historic capital city of the Czech Republic  – at precisely 14.00 hours with Opening Ceremony / President’s of IFMBE, IOMP, CAMP, CSBMEMD Welcome Addresses and IUPESM, IFMBE, IOMP Presidents’ Plenary speeches. Thereafter Plenary lectures by invited speakers were delivered with Prof. Uwe Oelfke (UK) talking on – Improving Clinical Outcomes of Adaptive Cancer Therapies with Radiation: Strategies, Technologies and Challenges. The second invited speakers plenary lecture by Prof. Russell Ritenour (USA) was on – Physicists and Engineers Interaction […]

56th SAAPMB Congress and School

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  We are excited to announce that the 56th SAAPMB Congress and School will be held from 22-26 October 2018 at the Farm Inn, Tshwane, South Africa. This year’s Congress will be hosted jointly by Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital (CMJAH), the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) and Wits Donald Gordon Radiation Oncology Unit under the theme “Patient Safety and Quality”.See you there! The main Congress will include two and a half days of presentations by local and international authorities. The School will expand on the theme “Patient Safety and Quality”. We invite all Physicists, Radiation Protection Scientists, Radiobiologists, SAAPMB […]

5th African IRPA Congress – Call For Abstracts

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Participants to AFRIRPA05 Congress wishing to apply for an oral or poster presentations are invited to send their abstracts through the online submission system at: http://afrirpa05.org/index.php/call-for-abstracts. The abstract should briefly outline the purpose of the work, the materials and methods used, as well as the main findings and conclusions. It must be sent either in French or in English. The acceptance of abstracts will be based on their scientific and technical quality.  Young scientist and professionals in radiation protection are encouraged to submit their abstracts. There is a number of grants for young persons available from the IRPA Montreal Fund and sponsoring […]

ICON CONFERENCE 2018

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Biennial National Conference of the  Independent Clinic Oncology Network 17 – 19 August 2018 Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are pleased to invite you to the 5th ICON Conference to be held at Century City Convention Centre in Cape Town from 17 to 19 August 2018. The theme for this year’s conference is Optimising Outcomes: Unlocking Value. We invite all specialist oncologists, chemotherapy staff, radiation therapists, medical physicists, radiobiologists, business managers, senior administrative staff and stakeholders from the funding environment to engage with the collective aim of improving cancer treatment in South Africa. […]

Call for Application: Ghana-Norway Summer School 2018

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SIU in conjunction with University of Ghana and Norwegian University of Science and Technology presents 2018 Ghana-Norway Summer School on ‘MRI, Ultrasound and X-Ray Imaging for Medical Physicists and Radiographers’. This summer school which is open for practitioners, interns and students is scheduled to hold from 25th June to 29th June 2018. Click here to download application form >>>SuS 2018 Application Form Completed application form should be sent to summerschoolgh@yahoo.com, sinkoom@gmail.com, mnashiru@uds.edu.gh and haspee@yahoo.co.uk on or before 15th April 2018

As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan – NY Times

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In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts. By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. OCT. 7, 2017 In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, will steeply discount the prices of cancer medicines in Africa. Under the new agreement, the companies — Pfizer, based in New York, and Cipla, based in Mumbai — have promised to charge rock-bottom prices for 16 common chemotherapy drugs. The deal, initially offered to a […]

Survey for Treating Patients in Upright Position

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Dear Colleagues, This survey try to establish whether clinical staff will accept treating patients in an upright position. Please have a look, and also forward to your colleagues – we are keen to get responses, especially from radiation oncologists and other professionals in LMICs. The introductory video: https://vimeo.com/256856248   (password: Upright) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T7VWTD8