PolyU hosts Greater Bay Area Medical Physics Summit
The Department of Health Technology and Informatics organised and hosted the Greater Bay Area Medical Physics Summit on 13 January. With over 110 attendees from Hong Kong, Macao, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing and South Korea, the event provided a platform for the exchange of knowledge on the development of the field in education and clinical practice.
Speakers explored advances in radiotherapy, diagnostic imaging and emerging technologies. University representatives discussed medical physics education programmes and accreditation, while regional hospital leaders highlighted new facilities and clinical systems in the GBA. Dr Jung Sun Yoo, programme leader of the PolyU MSc in Medical Physics, highlighted the growth of Hong Kong’s first dedicated MSc in the field.
A panel discussion focused on boosting cross-regional collaboration amid challenges that include a demand for increased standardisation. Professionals emphasised the importance of networking and partnerships to nurture talent as the demand for medical physics rises with aging populations. At the same time, while artificial intelligence cannot replace medical physicists, participants saw potential for AI to enhance clinical work.
As the largest post-pandemic gathering of GBA medical physics experts, the Summit stressed the need for collaborative efforts to advance the field and seize opportunities in the rapidly expanding healthcare sector across the GBA and beyond.
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