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  • 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:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6JFRi0Qm_s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obscevgPDMI

    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 medicalphysicsweb.org. 

    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: http://medicalphysicsweb.org/cws/article/opinion/70286

  • 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:

    www.globalcancercontrolconference.com 

  • 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!


  • 15 Jun 2017 8:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • 31 May 2017 4:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Medical Physics for World Benefit (MPWB) will be holding information / membership meetings at both the COMP and AAPM annual scientific meetings. 

    COMP: Thursday 13 July 2017 at 5:30 pm in 'Confederation I' of the Westin Hotel in Ottawa. 

    AAPM: Tuesday 1 August 2017 at 12:15 pm in 'Mineral Hall A' of the Hyatt Regency Denver (see AAPM Committees and Activities Schedule). 

    As a heads up, MPWB will be opening the website for 'formal' membership applications in the near future. Stay tuned for the announcement when it is ready! 

  • 21 Nov 2016 1:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please find here, on the IAEA Human Health Campus, the newly published page about the IDMP 2016 event, also including the videos and the entire WebEx meeting:

    https://humanhealth.iaea.org/HHW/MedicalPhysics/TheMedicalPhysicist/IDMP/2016/index.html


  • 06 Nov 2016 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 31 Oct 2016 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After much deliberation, feedback, and contemplation, the board has approved a new name for the organization! See our latest newsletter for details! 

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"Benefits Exchange" is the MPWB newsletter. Therein you will find the latest updates and activities of our organization. 

Volume 2: Issue 1 (October 2016)

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Volume 2: Issue 3 (September 2017)

 



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