Welcome letter

Dear colleagues,

it is a great pleasure and honour for The Czech Society for Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics and for the Czech Association of Medical Physicists to be the host societies and organizers of the 2018 World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. The Congress will be held in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, in the beginning of June 2018. The Congress is represented by the Congress Organizing Committee (COC) and is organized in a close collaboration with the international societies IUPESM, IFMBE and IOMP represented by the Congress Coordinating Committee (CCC).

This triennially organized joint meeting of medical physicists, biomedical engineers and adjoining health care professionals is a unique opportunity to liaise with your professional colleagues from all over the world, learn and share your knowledge, and discuss the latest research outcomes and technological advancements as well as new ideas in both medical physics and biomedical engineering field. Besides the purely scientific and technological topics, the 2018 Congress will also focus on other aspects of our professional involvement in health care, such as the education and training, the accreditation and certification, the health technology assessment or the patient safety.

Scientific sessions, plenary sessions, poster sessions, keynote lectures, refreshing courses and special sessions will be the forms of the Congress events. These scientific meetings will be supplemented with exhibitions and presentations of the manufacturers, innovators and vendors, both local and global.

Dear colleagues, we do hope that the 2018 World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in Prague will become a memorable event both professionally and socially to all participants and we are very much looking forward to meet you in person.

On behalf of the COC

Jaromír Cmíral, Ing., PhD., DSc.
COC Co-chair (Biomedical Engineering)

Libor Judas, RNDr., PhD.
COC Co-chair (Medical Physics)