Celebrating the International Day of Medical Physics

A WHOLE range of events took place at hospitals across the UK to mark the fourth International Day of Medical Physics.

Central to many of the events was the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine’s Science for Patient Benefit campaign. Talks, events and displays took place at medical physics departments in hospitals the length and breadth of the country and featured the campaign posters and pop-up banner stands.

And the campaign even featured at the SMS Medical College and Hospital in Jaipur, India, as members of the Department of Radiological Physics there requested some posters to help mark the International Day of Medical Physics during a two-day conference being held there on ‘Radiation in Health Care’.

A novel poster was also designed by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust’s Medical Physics Department to demonstrate the multiculturalism of their team and this was unveiled on the International Day of Medical Physics in both staff and public areas.

Andrea Shemilt, an imaging physicist at the hospital, said she had worked with colleagues to produce the poster entitled ‘Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering – makes sense in any language’ to show how multicultural their team is and to value the strength that diversity gives them.

As the theme of this year’s International Day of Medical Physics was ‘Education in Medical Physics – the Key to Success’ a highly-appropriate event took place at Kings Norton Boys School and Kings Norton Girls School in Birmingham.

This event was organised by the Radiation Protection Services (RRPPS) outreach team, based at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Matthew Gardner, a Clinical Scientist who organised the event, said both GCSE and A-Level students took part in interactive activities based on a medical physics theme, including imaging, radiation protection and radiotherapy.

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Posted: Nov 8, 2016,
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Author: Sean Edmunds
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