6th Annual International Day of Medical Physics: Medical Physics for Patient Benefit

Published by Mara Juneau

Published on August 01, 2018

Click here to access the IDMP 2018 poster!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 is Marie Curie’s birthday and the 6th Annual International Day of Medical Physics (#IDMP2018). This year COMP is celebrating the connection that all Medical Physicists have with patients!

We want your perspective - in the spirit of Patient Benefit, we are collecting short stories (300 words or less) on the Medical Physics role with patients:

  • Consider writing from any perspective, research, clinical or maybe you have been a patient or you know someone who has. If writing as a medical physicist, you may have direct or indirect contact with patients, every frame is important!
  • The stories will be posted on the COMP News page and shared across our social networks in the lead up to the big day, November 7, to highlight the special work of all medical physicists and their impact on patients.
  • Submissions received to christina@comp-ocpm.ca will be entered into a random draw for $150 Curie Cash*.
  • Please help us ensure patient anonymity and avoid any identifiers, if using a fictional name let us know and make it obvious! Let the creativity flow…**

Wait...we have one other draw for $150 Curie Cash*! All those who celebrate patient engagement on November 7 with a social post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram using #IDMP2018 (details below) will be entered. Please ensure you consult and respect your Institution’s Privacy (and any other associated) Policies and Guidelines!

Wishing you a fun #IDMP2018 full of excellent patient connections!

  • Post it on our Facebook page;
  • Tweet it to our twitter account @medphysca, (hashtag #IDMP2018);
  • Post it to Instagram with #IDMP2018;
  • Post it to the LinkedIn Group; or
  • Using a different platform or want us to post it for you? E-mail your posting information or a link of your posting on a different platform to christina@comp-ocpm.ca

* Curie Cash can be used towards COMP membership or event registration, to be eligible, you must be a member in good standing with COMP. Good luck!

**COMP may need to change story details based on content, we will always contact the author for consent before any changes are made.