We are delighted to have our honorable keynote speaker from

Dr. Ola Holmberg, PhD
Head, Radiation Protection of Patients Unit (RPOP), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Dr. Ola Holmberg is the Head of the Radiation Protection of Patients Unit at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria – an organization within the United Nations family. He is a medical physicist from Sweden with radiotherapy experience from Skåne University Hospital, Malmö; Sweden, St. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; and The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam. Prior to his appointment to the IAEA in 2008, he was the Chief Physicist at Copenhagen University Hospital, Herlev, Denmark.

He is a co-founder of the Radiation Oncology Safety Information System (ROSIS, 2001) an international voluntary safety reporting system for radiotherapy, and has also participated as a Task Group member for the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) on prevention of accidental exposures from new external beam radiation therapy technologies, which led to the ICRP Publication 112.

Dr Holmberg has published scientific papers on radiation protection of patients in journals such as The Lancet. He has served as Course Director for ESTRO on radiotherapy treatment planning and has also lectured on prevention of accidents in radiotherapy in many different countries. He was the Scientific Secretary for the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine – Setting the Scene for the Next Decade, held in Bonn, Germany, in December 2012, which led to the Bonn Call for Action – a joint position statement by the IAEA and the WHO, as well as for the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine – Achieving Change in Practice, held in Vienna, Austria, in December 2017.

Dr. Madan M. Rehani
President, IOMP

 Dr. Madan M. Rehani is Director, Global Outreach for Radiation Protection at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA. He is President, International Organization for Medical Physics (2018-2021). He has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Duke University, USA. He was earlier Radiation Safety Specialist at the International Atomic Energy Agency for 11 years and prior to that Professor and Head of Medical Physics at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. Dr. Rehani is an Emeritus Member, International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), having been active member for 24 years. He is author of 9 Annals of ICRP, 4 of which as Chair of the Task Group. He is Senior Editor Br J Radiology and Assoc Editor, Eur J Medical Physics. He has more than 175 publications, has written 40 chapters in Books and has edited 5 books. Besides radiology journals, he has published papers in high impact factor journals e.g. JAMA Intern Med, Br Med J, Eur Heart J, Cardiovascular Imaging, Am J Gastroenterol, Circulation J, The Lancet.

Prof. Dr. Arun Chougule
President, AFOMP

Dr. Arun Chougule is the Senior Professor and Head of Department of Radiological Physics, SMS Medical College & Hospitals, Jaipur, Ex. Pro Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan University of Health Sciences and Dean Faculty of Paramedical Science, Jaipur India. He has 37 years of professional and teaching experience in medical physics. He is considered as one of the pioneers in radiation experiment dosimetry and radiobiology in India. He has been on many significant positions and member to countless committee and organizations. He is the past President of Association of Medical Physicist of India (AMPI) and currently he is President of Asia-Oceania Federation of Organization for Medical Physics (AFOMP) and Chair of education and training committee of International Organization of Medical Physics (IOMP), Chairman IOMP Accreditation Board. He is member of Board of Directors of International Medical Physics Certification Board [IMPCB]. He has more than 120 publications in national and international journals and presented more than 350 papers in national and international conferences. He has been authoring to two books. His research interest includes radiation biology, experimental dosimetry in teletherapy, radiation safety and protection in radiology and radiotherapy, QA-QC in Radiology.

He has served as an expert to IAEA and has been regular associate to ICTP for 8 years. He has done a significant work for radiation safety Training programs of VLIR, Belgium, for many years as key resource person. He has been awarded with numerous fellowships and awards mainly IOMP-IDMP 2016 for contribution of Medical Physics, AFOMP Member Excellent Presentation Awards, Outstanding Faculty award 2019 SMS Medical College, Govt. of Rajasthan, Dr. Farukh Abdulla Sher – e- Kashmir best researcher award for 2011-12. Recently he has been awarded as AFOMP outstanding medical physicists 2020 for his contribution to Medical Physics education, research and professional development. His contribution to health sciences and awarded prestigious fellow National Academy of Medical Sciences- FAMS in 2021. He is associated with over 27 national and international scientific organizations, Associate editor of 4 international journals and editorial board member of many journals. He is associate with many NGO’s working in the field of cancer awareness. He is very widely travelled across the world.

Prof. Dr. Golam Abu Zakaria
Prof. of Clinical Engineering, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Koethen, Germany.
Member, EFOMP Artificial Intelligence Group

Dr. Golam Zakaria is currently the Prof. of Clinical Engineering in the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Koethen, Germany. After his post-graduate studies on medical physics at the University of Goettingen, he received his doctorate in medical physics at the University of Heidelberg in 1986. From 1987, Prof. Dr. Zakaria was chairman and chief medical physicist of the independent Department of Medical Radiation Physics at Gummersbach Hospital, an academic teaching hospital of the University of Cologne. In 1990 Dr. Zakaria was recognized as a qualified expert in medical physics (radio- oncology, nuclear medicine and radiological diagnostic) by the German Society for Medical Physics (DGMP). Prof. Zakaria has been invited as Guest/honorary/adjunct professor in many institutes or universities in Germany, Italy, China, India and Bangladesh. Furthermore, he set up cooperation with various institutes, hospitals and universities in all those countries for teacher- student- exchange programs and medical physicists training.

Prof. Dr. Zakaria is also the founder chairman of the “South Asia Centre for Medical Physics and Cancer Research” in Dhaka, Bangladesh (was founded July 2018).  Dr. Zakaria is nominated as the Accreditation Committee-2 Chair (Radio-Oncology Physics) of the International Medical Physics Certification Board (IMPCB) since January 2018 and Vice Chair of the International Organization Medical Physics (IOMP) Accreditation Board since October 2018. He is one of the member of EFOMP Working Group on “Artificial Intelligence”

Dr. Mohammad Hassan KHARITA
MEFOMP Secretary General
Assistant Executive Director – OHS Department
Medical Physics Section, Hamad Medical Corporation

 Dr. Mohammad Hassan KHARITA (born 05-03-1966) joined Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) on 1 March 2015, he is now Assistant Executive Director (of Occupational Health and Safety Department – Medical Physics) overseeing all medical physics aspects in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine in addition to radiation safety issues at all 15 HMC hospitals.

Dr. Kharita was a Radiation Safety Consultant in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 2014-2015. He obtained a PhD. Degree in Radiation Dosimetry in 1996 and M.Sc. degree in Applied Radiation Physics in 1992 at the University of Birmingham, UK.  He had vast experience with the IAEA as an expert to more than 35 missions.

He is Secretary General of the Middle Eastern Federation for Medical Physics (MEFOMP) 2018-2022. He is the Vice president of the Qatar Medical Physics Society (QaMPS) 2018-2022. He was the Chairman of the Website and newsletter committee in MEFOMP 2015-2018.     He is one of the founding members of the (MEFOMP) in 2009 and the representative of Syria in MEFOMP 2009-2015.

Prof. Dr. Marc Kachelrieß
Division Head and Group Leader, X-Ray Imaging and Computed Tomography, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) Heidelberg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Marc Kachelrieß is chair of the division of X-Ray Imaging and CT of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. After finishing his diploma in theoretical physics he started his PhD research on metal artifact reduction in CT in 1995. In 2002 Marc Kachelrieß complet-ed all post-doctoral lecturing qualifications (habilitation) for Medical Physics and in 2005 he was ap-pointed Professor of Medical Imaging at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Since 2009 Marc Ka-chelrieß additionally holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the Department of Radiology at the University of Utah, USA. In 2014 Marc Kachelrieß was appointed full Professor of X-Ray Imaging and CT at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany. His research interests are basic algorithmic and physics aspects of tomographic imaging with ionizing radiation, with a focus on x-ray computed tomography.