Asset Publisher

Oman Hosts MEFOMP Conference

Oman Hosts MEFOMP Conference

Oman Hosts MEFOMP Conference


The Medical Physics Conference 2023 of the Middle East Federation of Organizations of Medical Physics (MEFOMP) kicked off on Saturday under the patronage of H.E Dr. Saeed bin Hareb Al Lamki, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for Health Affairs at Hormuz Grand Hotel. 

The three-day Conference, which is organized by the Ministry of Health represented by the Royal Hospital, gathers more than 40 international speakers in the field of radiotherapy, nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and a number of experts and legislators in radiation protection from the International Atomic Energy Agency and the MEFOMP.

The Conference is targeted medical physicists, radiologists, oncologists, clinical scientists, radiation safety specialists, regulatory authorities, biomedical engineers, therapists, Radiation technicians, radiation chemists, researchers, nurses, and students in related fields. In addition to those interested in the field of artificial intelligence, including programmers and developers of algorithms in the health sector from different countries of the world.

The MEFOMP Conference aims to discuss the latest developments in medical imaging and radiotherapy such as artificial intelligence, in addition to providing professionals and scientists with an in-depth view of future trends, innovations and technologies in this field.

Moreover, the Conference supports cooperation aspects in medical physics in the Sultanate of Oman and health professionals from the region and worldwide for the benefit of health services provided to patients.

Dr. Zakia bint Salem Al-Rahbi, Chairperson of the Local Organizing Committee for the Middle East Conference on Medical Physics, stressed, in her opening speech, that the Conference is an opportunity to build networks with experts and other academics in the same field from all over the world and to share and exchange ideas and experiences about recent developments and technological breakthroughs. She added that it is an opportunity to expand the knowledge of the Omani cadre, which contributes to raising the level of job performance and knowledge.

Over three days, the Conference includes many scientific sessions presented by a group of experts and legislators in this field which focused on the latest developments in artificial intelligence and the field of diagnostic radiology as well as discussing scientific research in the field of radiotherapy, diagnostic radiology, radiation protection and nuclear medicine.

It is worth mentioning that the Conference was preceded by a number of scientific sessions and research in various medical physics. It aims to provide the participants with comprehensive understanding of the basics of quality control and performance measurement (PET&SPECT) imaging. It enhances planners to achieve high-quality plans and improve the quality of radiotherapy planning, and safety in MRI.