Ladies and gentlemen, esteemed colleagues,
I stand before you today with great pleasure and excitement as we gather for the 15th Annual Scientific Meeting, held from March 1st to March 3rd, 2024, at the Rua Rasada Hotel in the captivating province of Trang, Thailand. The theme of this year's conference is "Advanced Medical Physics improves Patient Outcomes," a subject that lies at the heart of our profession and touches the lives of countless individuals.
Trang province, located in the picturesque southern region of Thailand, is a place of unparalleled beauty. Its towering limestone karsts and pristine white sand beaches make it a truly stunning destination. In a nation that attracts tourists from all corners of the globe, Trang stands out as a hidden gem, offering a multitude of incredible attractions and activities without the crowds that often accompany more well-known destinations.
For those who venture through Trang City, a gateway to the nearby islands of Koh Muk, Koh Kradan, and Koh Ngai, there is a unique opportunity to experience an authentic Thai city that remains unspoiled by mass tourism. Trang is divided into two distinct sections, Trang City and Trang Old Town, where a rich and diverse culture thrives, harmoniously bringing together Buddhists, Catholics, and Muslims, all of whom take immense pride in their traditions, their culinary heritage, and their way of life. It is a truly remarkable place, and I encourage each of you to consider extending your stay to explore this captivating corner of Thailand.
The scientific program we have meticulously arranged for this event focuses on radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear medicine, with a special emphasis on medical imaging and medical physics. Over the course of two and a half days, our program will feature the prestigious Pradub Atthakorn Memorial Lecture, invited lectures, symposia, proffered papers, and a commercial exhibition, all designed to enrich our knowledge and spark fruitful discussions. I am delighted to inform you that TMPS members attending this meeting will be eligible to earn 12 credits, a valuable contribution towards the renewal of your Medical Physicist License.
Moreover, our Gala Dinner will be an occasion to celebrate the Certification of CQMP - ROMP, DRMP, and NMMP, recognizing the dedication and excellence of our colleagues.
I would like to take this moment to express our gratitude for your constant support and cooperation in making the Thai Medical Physicist Society what it is today. Your presence here underscores the strength and dedication of our community. We are all united by a common purpose: to advance the field of medical physics and ultimately improve patient outcomes. Let us continue to work together in pursuit of this noble goal.
With that, I wish you all an enriching and enjoyable experience at the 15th Annual Scientific Meeting, and I hope your time in Trang leaves you with lasting memories. Safe travels and thank you for your commitment to our profession.
Anchali Krisanachinda, Ph.D., FIOMP, FIUPESM
February 29, 2024