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A First Series of One Day Workshop on Application of Physics in Radiation Medicine

A First Series of One Day Workshop was jointly organized by Professor Dr. Nasir Amin, Chairperson Department of Physics/ Dean Faculty of Sciences and Technology and Director Dr. Muhammad Saeed from PINUM-Cancer Hospital Faisalabnad along with organizing team Dr. Aamir Shahzad (Assistant Professor), Dr. Tariq Munir (Assistant Professor), Mr. Amjad Farid (Lecturer) from GCUF and Dr. Sajid Bashir (Principal Scientist) and Ms. Humera Noreen (Principal Scientist) from PINUM-Cancer Hospital on “Application of Physics in Radiation Medicine” on January 12, 2017. Worthy Vice Chancellor GCUF Professor Dr Muhammad Ali (TI) graced the occasions as the Chief Guest.Dean/ Chairman Prof. Dr. Nasir Amin and Prof. Dr. Mukammad Saeed and Dr. Rubina Tabasim, Mr. Muhammad Shahbad from PINUM Faisalabad delivered presentations on different aspects of Radiation Medicine during this workshop.  The event at PINUM-GCUF was concluded with the shield and certificate distribution to the speakers and the delegates by the Worthy Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Ali (TI) and Director PINUM Muhammad Saeed. The purpose of this event is to get familiarize physics students about the profession of medical physics and the role of physicists that they play in hospitals. Hospital based physicists work in collaboration with physicians for the better diagnose and treatment of cancer patients. Contrary to past, the role of physicists is increasing with the advancing complexities in technology and treatment delivery. The physicists can perform clinical work, do research and development and teach. Therefore they can play an important role in patient. Physicists perform treatment planning and accurate measurement of the radiation output from radiation sources employed in cancer therapy. In nuclear medicine and in radiology, physicists are responsible for equipment perfor­mance, design of radiation installations, and control of radiation hazards. Physicists also teach physics students, technical staff of the hospital and residents. They also do research work either alone or with the collaboration of physicians. Generally, physics students have a little knowledge of the profession of medical physics. This workshop will provide a platform to get them acquainted with the different branches of medical physics, the working of hospital based physicists and different pathways to get into this profession. Furthermore, the student can get resolve their particular concern by exchanging views with the experts in the profession. It has been observed that the number of medical physicists increased in last 15 years in Pakistan as well as around the globe. This is a direct indication of the interest of physicists in this profession and the realization of their expanding role in patient treatment. In short, better medical physics, better patient care.