An international conference on ‘Physics in Medicine and Clinical Neuroelectrophysiology (PMCN2017)’ was held during 10-11 March, 2017 at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate building of the University of Dhaka. The event was organized jointly by the Bangladesh Medical Physics Association (BMPA), Bangladesh Clinical NeuroElectrophysiologists Society (BCNEPS) and the Department of Biomedical Physics & Technology of Dhaka University (BMPT) in co-operation with Institute of Nuclear Medical Physics Project (INMP), Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission.
The conference was endorsed by IOMP and AFOMP.
The presence of around 220 participants made the conference a great success. Sixty contributory papers in Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Health physics & Radiation, Clinical neuroelectrophysiology, Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics were presented from home and abroad. There were 10 Invited presentations in the conference. In the 2 days program, there were 2 parallel sessions.
Professor Dr. Gias uddin Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of Primeasia University was the Chief Guest at the inauguration ceremony while the Special Guests were, Mr. Mahmud Hassan, Managing Director, Tradevision Ltd. Three theme lectures presented in the inauguration ceremony were: Qualified Medical Physicists (QMP): Wheel of Global Health Care presented by Professor Sadiq Malik, President, Bangladesh Medical Physics Association and Chief Medical Physicist of Delta Medical College & Hospital, Clinical Neurophysiology in Bangladesh: 1996 to 2016 presented by Dr. Selina Husna Banu, Founder, Secretary General of BCNEPS & Head of Neurology Unit, ICH and SSF Hospital, and Telemedicine: taking modern healthcare to the doorsteps of the rural people presented by Professor K Siddique-e Rabbani, former President of BMPA and Honorary Professor of BMPT of Dhaka University. At the ceremony, Lifetime Achievement awards were given to Professor Dr. M A Hai for his lifetime contribution to Oncology in Bangladesh and Professor Dr. Giasuddin Ahmad was honoured for Pioneering Medical Physics in Bangladesh.
There was a Plenary Session on Education and Accreditation and ‘Open Floor and Panel Discussion’. The following were the speakers: Education and Accreditation K Siddique-e Rabbani, Accreditation, Certification & Recognition issues by Prof. Sadik R Malik, Education & Accreditation of Clinical Neuro Electrophysiology by Dr. S Banu and Accreditation and Certification: International Atomic Energy Agency’s Approach by Prof. Kamila A Quadir, Bangladesh. The session was chaired by Professor Dr. M Aminul Islam, former Vice Chancellor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh. Lots of suggestions came from the audiences during “Open Floor and Panel Discussion”. The session chair gave emphasis that all medical physicists should work together in Bangladesh so that they can achieve a process and program for the accreditation and certification of medical physicists in Bangladesh.
The conference ended successfully.