Professional Development

Dr. Howell Round
Committee Chairman
100 Te Awa Road,
R D 3, Hamilton 3283
New Zealand

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Committee members

Kwan-Hoong Ng, Malaysia
Shigekazu Fukuda, Japan
Raju Srivastava, Nepal
Anchali Krisanachinda, Thailand
Lilian Rodriguez, Philippines
Joseph An Chen Shiau, Taiwan
Francis Tang, Hong Kong
Xiaowu Deng, PR China
Kuppusamy Thayalan, India
Youngyih Han, Korea

Committee roles

  1. To promote the professional development of AFOMP medical physicists
  2. To develop policy and strategic action plan on the promotion of the status and recognition of the medical physics profession in AFOMP countries
  3. To develop and make proposal for a registration and certification system for AFOMP physicists
  4. To develop standards, guidelines and protocols on medical physics procedures and services, including dosimetry and QA protocols
  5. To develop AFOMP policy statements on definition and roles and responsibilities of medical physicists and the physicist service manning scale for medical physics services
  6. To develop codes of practice or standard on radiation safety and protection
  7. To develop a system of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for AFOMP

Committee accomplishments

  1. AFOMP definition of a medical physicist:
    "A qualified Medical Physicist is a person who possesses a university degree at master level or equivalent in physical science or engineering science and works in alliance with medical staff in hospitals, universities or research institutes. He/she shall also have received clinical training in the concepts and techniques of applying physics in medicine, including training in the medical application of both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. This person shall have a thorough knowledge and be able to practice independently in one or more sub-fields of medical physics, including imaging physics, radiation therapy physics, nuclear medicine physics and radiation protection."
  2. AFOMP Policy Statement No.1: The Roles, Responsibilities and Status of the Clinical Medical Physicist