The IUPESM represents the combined efforts of more than 40,000 medical physicists and biomedical engineers working on the physical and engineering science of medicine. Its principle objective is to contribute to the advancement of physical and engineering sciences in medicine for the benefit and wellbeing of humanity. To achieve its purpose, IUPESM engages in several activities. It organizes and coordinates the triennial World Congress for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering as well as organizing and/or coordinating international meetings or conferences for the IUPESM constituent organizations. Further, it establishes committees, commissions, working groups and other bodies for purposes within its mandate. Two important task groups are IUPESM’s Health Technology Task Group and its Women in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Task Group. It is also involved in publishing scientific journals (notably its Health and Technology Journal), newsletters, books and electronic documents to enhance progress. It is also committed to disseminating, promoting and/or developing standards of practice in the fields of medical physics and biomedical engineering to enhance the quality of health care worldwide. IUPESM also represents the interests of its members in the International Council for Science and similarly collaborates with other international scientific, professional and medical organizations with common interests
The International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP), established in 1963, is the primary professional organization for medical physics. IOMP represents 86 National Members Organizations and 6 Regional Federations worldwide. IOMP is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). IOMP is charged with a mission to advance medical physics practice worldwide by disseminating scientific and technical information, fostering the educational and professional development of medical physics and promoting the highest quality medical services for patients. IOMP publishes the web-based Newsletter Medical Physics World and the web-based Journal Medical Physics International. Additionally IOMP sponsors most of the medical physics journals worldwide and organizes various educational and professional events worldwide, aiming to boost the global development of the profession. IOMP is one of the founding bodies of the International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM) and co-organizes the tri-annual World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, as well as the International Conference on Medical Physics. The statutes, bylaws, administrative structure, activities, awards, publications and other information about IOMP can be taken from its web site at: www.iomp.org
The International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) established in 1959 is primarily a federation of national and transnational societies. These professional organizations represent interests in medical and biological engineering. The IFMBE is also a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO), where we are uniquely positioned to influence the delivery of health care to the world through Biomedical and Clinical Engineering. The IFMBE’s objectives are scientific and technological as well as educational and literary. Within the field of medical, biological and clinical engineering IFMBE’s aims are to encourage research and application of knowledge, and to disseminate information and promote collaboration. The ways in which we disseminate information include: organizing World Congresses and Regional Conferences, publishing our flagship journal Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (MBEC), our web-based newsletter – IFMBE News, our Congress and Conference Proceedings, and books. The ways in which we promote collaborations is through networking programs, workshops and partnerships with other professional groups, e.g., Engineering World Health. Visit our website: www.ifmbe.org
The history of medical physics in the Czech Republic is as long as the history of using ionizing radiation, dating back to pioneering activities of František Běhounek and Rudolf Jedlička. The very first physicists were involved mainly in radiotherapy and nuclear medicine.
While the history of medical physics in the Czech Republic is quite long, the history of the Czech Association of Medical Physicists (CAMP) is dated from the 6th April 2004.
The main goals of CAMP are to represent medical physicists towards the state institutions and to support education, research and development in the field of medical physics. CAMP cooperates with national and international organizations and associations like EFOMP and IOMP. One of the main tasks of CAMP is to be a partner for the Ministry of Health (medical physicists in the Czech Republic are recognized as healthcare professionals) and for the State Office for Nuclear Safety. The current number of CAMP members is about 150 which is a number slightly lower than the total number of medical physicists in the Czech Republic (CAMP is a voluntary based association). The majority of CAMP members are involved in clinical radiotherapy, than in nuclear medicine, and there is also a constantly growing (but still minor) family of medical physicists working in diagnostic and interventional radiology.
The board of CAMP has 7 members who are elected for 4 year term during the general assembly of all members. The first president of CAMP was Libor Judas (2004 - 2006 and 2006 - 2010), the second president is Jaroslav Ptáček (2010 - 2014 and 2014 - 2018).
Since 2006 CAMP organizes its own one-and-a-half day Conferences in Medical Physics with 110 participants in 2017. Since 2013 CAMP cooperates with EFOMP in organizing European School for Medical Physics Experts in Prague with 9 editions so far and more than 300 unique participants in total. CAMP is proud to be responsible, together with the Czech Society for Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics, for organization of the IUPESM World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering 2018 in Prague.Visit our website: www.csfm.cz
The Czech Society for Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics is a member of the Czech Medical Association J.E. Purkyne. The Society was established in 1975 as the Society for Biomedical Engineering. To reflect widened scope of activities, its name was changed to the Society for Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics in 1990 and a separate Section for Biomedicine Informatics has been formed within the Society.
The Society is governed by a board of 11 members elected always for a 4-years period. Main activities include organisation of different scientific meetings (seminars, symposia, conferences) focused on BME related issues, cooperation with state authorities (e.g. Ministry of Health) on healthcare legislation and regulatory affairs, and participation on development of BME education, both on the pre-gradual and post-gradual level. As a member of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, International Medical Informatics Association, European Federation for Medical Informatics and International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth, it represents the Czech BME profession on the international scene. From its inception, the Society also runs its own scientific journal - “The Clinician and Technology Journal”. For each of those activities, separate working groups have been established within the board.
In its history, the Society was twice entrusted with organization of a large international BME meeting – the EMBEC (European Medical and Biological Engineering Congress in 2007 and this year with the Czech Association of Medical Physicists the IUPESM world congress.
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