Dr Manuel Arreola, Vice Chair of Medical Physics, was a featured speaker at the 1st Clinical Medical Physics Symposium at the Metropolitan Autonomous University (one of his alma maters), December 4-6, in Mexico City, one of the top academic universities in Mexico. It is also the only university in Latin America to offer a clinically-based medical physics master’s program.
Dr Arreola’s lecture lecture was titled “Brief History of Diagnostic Medical Physics from 1970-2020: The Impact of Medical Physicists in the Detection of Diseases“.
Attendance at the symposium was fantastic, with more than 40 graduate and undergraduate students participating, and more than 30 practicing medical physicists in attendance. These numbers were unexpected, but reflect the growing importance of the field of diagnostic medical physics in Mexico.
Dr Silvia Hidalgo, Director of the MS program at UAM and an MRI expert) and Dr Arreola have agreed to hold the 2nd Clinical Medical Physics Symposium at the Metropolitan Autonomous University again in 2020. It will fall on the International Day of Medical Physics – November 7. Dr Arreola and the UF Medical Physics team will again participate.