The history of Japanese Medical Physics

Japan Society of Medical Physics(JSMP)is merged with Japanese Association of Radiological Physicists (JARP) and Japanese Association of Medical Physicists (JAMP) in March 2000.

1) About JARP

November, 1953
Japan Radiological Society (JRS) has set up Physics Committee of JRS, the Physics committee has engaged in amendment of medical low.
April, 1955
The 8th meeting of Physics Committee was held, thereafter, the committee’s activity was stopped.
May, 1957
The Physics committee’s activity has resumed. The first meeting of Physics Committee was held.
March, 1961*
The Physics Committee was dissolved after the 13th meeting. The Physics Committee was renamed to the special committee of medical physics which was Japan Radiological Society-affiliate committee.
October, 1961
The first meeting of the special committee of medical physics was held in Hiroshima, Japan.
April, 1965
The 12th meeting of the special committee of medical physics was held in Tokyo, Japan. The committee name was changed from the special committee to the physics committee.
1971
The dose calibration center in medicine was established by Japan Radiological Society (JRS).
March,1972
The contract of the physics committee was implemented.
October, 1985
The 50th meeting of the physics committee of medical physics (the 25th anniversary ceremony of the foundation of medical physics) was held in Akita.
1987
The medical physicist qualification was initiated in 1987.
October, 1992
The committee name was changed from the physics committee to Japanese Association of Radiological Physicists (JARP).
1996
The 72th meeting of JARP (The first meeting of Japan-South Korea) was held 1996
The 72th meeting of JARP (The first meeting of Japan-South Korea) was held
with Japanese Association of Medical Physicists (JAMP) and KAPM in Seoul.
1997
JARP published Japanese Journal of Medical Physics (JJMP) in cooperation with JAMP.
September, 1998
The 76th workshop that was jointly organized by JARP and JAMP was held in Ami, Ibaragi.
1999
The second meeting of Japan-South Korea (JARP, JAMP and KAPM) was held in Chiba, Japan.
March, 2000
JARP gained independence from JRS,
JARP and JAMP established Japan Society of Medical Physics (JSMP)

* The origination of JSMP fixed March,1961.

2) About JAMP

1957
Dr. Moos (United States physicist) sent a letter concerning an establishment of International Organization for Medical Physics to Prof. Mitsuo Miwa in Tokyo university of education. The contents of the letter was seriously considered by the committee of medical physics in JRS.
1963
Establishment of International Organization for Medical physics (IOMP).
1973
A task force for IOMP was created in the physics committee of medical physics in JRS.
1977
Japanese Association of Medical Physicists (JAMP) was established by physical scientists in JRS.
1977
The members of JAMP have participated to the board of directors of IOMP in
14th International Congress of Radiology, they explained domestic affairs of the physics committee in JRS and JAMP.
1978
JAMP started accession negotiations with IOMP.
1979
JAMP have finished the admission procedures for IOMP. The members of JAMP participated to the board of directors of IOMP as observers.
1980
JAMP received the approval to join a member of IOMP as the 22th.member. The first general meeting was held in Tsu city, and JAMP was established as a formal institution of medical physics.
1984
The first workshop of JAMP was held in Tokyo.
1991
The joint meeting of International Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and International Conference on Medical Physics was held in Kyoto.
1992
The 9th workshop of JAMP was held in Tokyo.
1996
The first meeting of Japan-South Korea (JARP, JAMP and KAPM) was held in Soul.
1997
JAMP published Japanese Journal of Medical Physics (JJMP) in cooperation with JARP.
1998
The 16th workshop that was jointly organized by JARP and JAMP was held in Ami, Ibaragi.
1999
The second meeting of Japan-South Korea (JARP, JAMP and KAPM) was held in Chiba, Japan.
March, 2000
JAMP and JARP established Japan Society of Medical Physics (JSMP)

3) About JSMP

May, 2000
The Asia-Oceania Federation of Organization of Medical Physics was established on May, 18, 2000.
August, 2002
The first Medical Physics Summer Seminar was held in Iizuna, Nagano.
2003
Medical physicist qualification with new certificate system was started in 2003.
April, 2004
Association for nuclear technology in medicine started radiation device calibration.
July, 2004
JSMP became a member of Japan Radiology Congress.
November, 2004
The Japanese organization of radiotherapy quality management was established and certification radiotherapy quality manager was started from the following year.
September, 2005
The 4th meeting of Japan-South Korea (The 5th meeting of AOCMP) was held in Kyoto, Japan.
January, 2008
The Journals of Radiological Physics and Technology was first published.
February, 2009
The Japanese Board of Medical Physicist Qualification was established by JSMP and JRS.
September, 2010
The 100th annual meeting of JSMP and memorial ceremony was held in Tokyo.
September, 2011
The 6th meeting of Japan-South Korea (The 11th meeting of AOCMP) was held in Fukuoka, Japan.
October, 2011
JSMP obtained corporate status.