Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to note that the 21st Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics (AOCMP) is being organized at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on 10-12 December 2021. Asian region has a tradition of organizing AOCMP regularly and 21st conference itself is a sign of the long history of this conference that is organized under the aegis of the Asian Federation of Organizations of Medical Physics (AFOMP). No other region of the world has been organizing regional medical physics conferences for that long. Congratulations to AFOMP for continued regular actions and we in IOMP are happy that AFOMP has been able to maintain this activity. Congresses provide effective means for continuing education. I note that AOCMP has invariably maintained reasonable balance between regional talents and external experts. I am sure this conference also will provide scientific feasts for all participants. The problems created by pandemic are insurmountable and we all are helpless in making the usual in-person happen with large attendance. Despite that, I believe the organizers will use best mechanism to have an effective conference.

I wish the congress great success.

Best wishes

Madan M. Rehani
President, IOMP