The main theme in JRC 2020 is 「一寸の光陰」 and “The power of Imaging”. I imagined something interesting from the two themes. 「一寸の光陰」 means that “every moment is precious or do not waste your time”, but I came up with light (光) and shadow (陰) at every moment(一寸)).
「一寸の光陰」 reminds me x-ray images, which represent a fundamental phenomenon of x-rays and medical applications found by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. Therefore, we are planning symposiums and educational lectures, which will make you think back to the principles of fundamental technologies and clinical applications.
“The power of Imaging” inspires me to come up with the powers of information that is extracted from medical imaging, that is, the powers of the state-of-the-art technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), quantitative imaging biomarkers (QIBs), radiomics (RO), etc. Thus, we are preparing special symposiums and lectures associated with AI, QIB, and RO, which take you back to the future.
Further, by focusing on the diversity of researchers, i.e., outstanding, female, and young researchers including international students and researchers, we are heading to the 119th JSMP with the diverse of research fields.
Please come to JRC 2020 in Yokohama, Japan, and the 119th JSMP (April 9, Thu - 12, Sun, 2020), and feel the power of medical physics.
We, the executive committee and program committee, are pleased to welcome all of you, so that you can feel the power of JRC2020 in Yokohama, Japan!
President of the 119th Scientific Meeting of the Japan Society of Medical Physics
Hidetaka Arimura, PhD