IOMP Welcome Message

Dear FAMPO President,

After the unanimous Council approval of FAMPO's application as a new Regional Organization of IOMP it is my privilege to welcome the Federation of African Medical Physicists to the global community of IOMP.

We are proud of having FAMPO as the youngest Regional Organization of IOMP with us. My particular greetings go to you, the Officers of FAMPO and the many colleagues working behind the scenes to get FAMPO started. I would also like thank the many past Presidents of IOMP, in particular Prof. Azam Niroomand-Rad and Prof. Barry Allen, who supported this initiative.

When I came into office last year at the World Congress in Munich I declared Africa a focus area for IOMP during my term, and I would like to encourage you to provide us with ideas and suggestions as to how IOMP can help establish Medical Physics in the African countries. IOMP mainly acts through its Committees, Education & Training, Science, Professional and Publications.

You are cordially invited to cooperate particularly with these committees. Please, don ́t hesitate to approach the Committee Chairs and influence our work with your ideas.

I will be happy to take up any initiative FAMPO suggests. Please let me know of opportunities to directly interact with the Board of FAMPO and to discuss future initiatives for your organization that IOMP may be able to support, particularly within the framework of our close cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Again my warm welcome to IOMP and best wishes for a successful FAMPO.