AS part of the response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine has opened up one of its communication channels to non-members.
The Communities of Interest (CoI) are specialist forums for healthcare scientists working in everything from clinical engineering to nuclear medicine, aspiring Medical Physics Experts to those working in rehabilitation engineering, magnetic resonance imaging or ultrasound.
Professor Stephen O’Connor, IPEM’s President, said: ‘We want to use the CoIs as a way for healthcare scientists to share best practice in their particular area and to be able to provide professional, expert advice on dealing with the Covid-19 crisis to those that need it.
‘To help share this as far as possible, we are opening up the communities to non-IPEM members. We feel this is an important step in sharing the expert knowledge our members have with colleagues who they might work alongside but who are not IPEM members.
‘One member has, for example, produced some extremely useful material on clinical engineering, which has been shared with almost 400 members of that particular CoI.
‘We have seen a huge increase in the amount of conversations taking place on them and already, after only a couple of days of being extended, we have several non-IPEM members who have asked to join the CoIs.’
In order for non-members to join, they need to simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with their details and they can then be added to the communities they are interested in.
As a reminder to members, in order to login to the CoI you need to do the following:
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