Speakers

 

Prof. Kunio Doi, PhD Prof. Kunio Doi, PhD
The University of Chicago, USA
Gunma Prefectural College of Health Sciences, Japan
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Prof. Kunio Doi, PhD received his B.Sc and Ph.D in Applied Physics in 1962 and 1969 respectively, both from Waseda University. His professional career began in 1962 at The Kyokko Research Laboratories, Dai Nippon Toryo Co., Ltd. in Japan, where he served as Chief of Radiography Research. In 1969, he joined the Department of Radiology, The University of Chicago as Research Associate (Assistant Professor). In 1977, he was promoted to Professor, and served as Director of the Kurt Rossmann Laboratories for Radiologic Image Research, and also Director of the Graduate Programs in Medical Physics from 1985 to 1998. In 1989, he was elected to the International Commission Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) Commission. In 1994, he was appointed as The Ralph W. Gerard Professor in the Biological Sciences and also Associate Chairman for Research from 1994 to 2003 in the Department of Radiology. In 2009, he has became Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, and appointed as President of Gunma Prefectural College of Health Sciences, Maebashi, Japan. Since 2007, he has been Editor-in-Chief of the Radiological Physics and Technology, the official English Journal of the Japanese Society of Radiological Technology and the Japan Society of Medical Physics. Kunio Doi is the author or coauthor of more than 600 publications.
Prof. Rethy Chhem, MD, PhD
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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Prof. Chhem Kieth Rethy, MD, PhD (edu), PhD (His) is a medical doctor which also known as biomedical scientist, science diplomat, historian of medicine, and educationalist. His expertise lies in “Science, Technology, and Innovation” (STI) and ASEAN Higher Education. He was active in various organizations in the past, being an IAEA Representative for 7 years as well as active in Davos World Economic Forum, UNSCEAR, and WHO.Having two PhDs in two fields, both obtained from University of Montreal, Canada, he is very familiar with ASEAN and Asia’s current condition of medicine world. His medical doctor degree and radiology training program which he received in France, helped him in managing various positions around the world, such as a Professor of Radiology at University of Sherbrooke, McGill University, and University of Western Ontario in Canada and National University of Singapore, as a Chair of Department of Medical Imaging at University Hospital in Western University, London, Canada, as a Director at Division of Human Health in Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA, and as an Executive Director at Cambodia Development Resources Institute.He is now acted as a visiting professor at various universities and institution around the world.
Prof. Kwan-Hoong Ng, PhD, DABMP Prof. Kwan-Hoong Ng, PhD, DABMP
University of Malaya, Malaysia
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Prof. Kwan-Hoong Ng, PhD, DABMP received his M.Sc. (Medical Physics) from University of Aberdeen and Ph.D. (Medical Physics) from University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is certified by the American Board of Medical Physicist. Prof Ng was honored as one of the top 50 medical physicists in the world by the International Organization of Medical Physics (IOMP) in 2013. He has authored/coauthored over 210 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 25 book chapters; co-edited 5 books. He has presented over 500 scientific papers. He has also organized and directed several workshops on radiology quality assurance, digital imaging and scientific writing. He is the co-founder and co-editor in chief of the open-access e-journal ‘biomedical imaging and intervention journal’ (www.biij.org). He serves in the editorial board for ten journals. He is leading research in breast imaging, intervention radiology, radiological safety and radiation dosimetry. Dr. Ng has been serving as an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) consultant and a member of International Advisory Committee of the World Health Organization. He had served as a consulting expert for the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). He is the Founding President of the South East Asian Federation of Medical Physics and is the Immediate President of the Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics.
Prof. Hidetaka Arimura, PhD Prof. Hidetaka Arimura, PhD
Kyushu University, Japan
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Prof. Hidetaka Arimura, PhD received a BS in 1989 and an MS in 1991 in electronics and information engineering, and his PhD in engineering from Kyoto Institute of Technology in 1996. He used to work for Shimadzu Corporation from 1991 to 1996, Tokyo Women’s Medical University from 1996 to 1998, Hiroshima International University from 1998 to 2002, and the University of Chicago from 2002 to 2004. He is currently working as a professor in Division of Quantum Radiation Science, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, and also he is a certificated medical physicist in Japan. His research interests include computer-aided diagnosis and image assisted radiation therapy based on medical image analysis and pattern recognition.
Dr. rer. nat. Marselina Irasonia Tan Dr. rer. nat. Marselina Irasonia Tan
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
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Dr. rer. nat. Marselina Irasonia Tan received her PhD from Institut für Molekulare Medizin/Medizinische, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany. Her research interest is mainly related to molecular process of tumorigenesis, metastasis and angiogenesis as well as stem cell research. Currently she performs research related to the mechanisms of cancer development (tumorigenesis) and metastatic process in cancer cells especially breast and ovarian cancer. She observed that some of extracellular matrix components, such as collagen IV played an important role in cancer development and angiogenesis. Collagen IV reduced proliferation activity of cancer cells, as well as down regulate the expression of several genes that are normally expressed in cancer. Interestingly, collagen IV is able to reduce proliferation activity of cancer cells treated by estradiol 17β. In our study with ovarian cancer, several studies conducted in recent years showed that GPR55 was expressed in ovarian cancer cells. From the previous literature, it was found that GPR55 is expressed primarily in neural tissues. Currently she is trying to observe what the role of GPR55 in cancer development. In ovarian cancer cell lines, she observed that GPR55 is important in cell adhesion.
In connection with cancer development, she also tries to search some natural bioactive compounds from our country that can act as anticancer compounds. She found that bioactive compounds in Phyllanthus amarus, mangostin. She observed the effect of each bioactive compound on some proteins and its pathway which are important in cancer development, such as PKA, p53. In addition to cancer research, she also performed stem cell research especially cell differentiation process of stem cells. She tried to observe several differentiation process of bone marrow stem cells in the presence of certain growth factor such as retinoic acid, Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2), and Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 (BMP-2).
Dr. Donald McLean Dr. Donald McLean
Canberra Hospital, Australia
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Dr. Donald McLean started work as a medical physicist in Westmead Hospital where he specialised in diagnostic radiology, developing QA equipment testing protocols and patient dosimetry methodologies. Interest in mammography and in paediatric CT dose developed while teaching at Sydney University. Ten years ago an opportunity to serve internationally resulted in 6 years at the IAEA working as a medical physicist in diagnostic radiology. Work at this time focussed on education and dosimetry assisting with IAEA publications including the handbook in Diagnostic Radiology Physics and the Human Health Series publication on Paediatric Dosimetry. He was also involved in the development of clinical training programs in the Asia Pacific region. Donald now works at the Canberra Hospital continuing his interests in clinical medical physics and education.
Dr. Anchali Krisanachinda Dr. Anchali Krisanachinda
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
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Dr. Anchali Krisanachinda received B.Sc (Hons.) in physics from Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and M.Sc. in radiation physics from University of London, UK. She then obtained Ph.D in medical radiation physics from University of Health Science, Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, USA. From 1978 to 1981, she was appointed as a director at School of Medical Physics, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University. In 1981, she joined the Department of Radiology at Chulalongkorn University Faculty of Medicine as a lecturer, followed by an appointment as assistant professor at the same department. In 2000, she was appointed as associate professor in radiology, diagnostic imaging. She was also appointed as a president of South East Asian Federation of Medical Physics (SEAFOMP). Currently, she holds the chair position of M.Sc. program in Medical Imaging and Ph.D program of Medical Physics at Chulalongkorn University. She is also the chair of Higher Graduate Diploma of Clinical Science Program in Medical Physics, Chulalongkorn University. In addition, she is currently appointed as the president of Thai Medical Physicist Society (TMPS), executive committee of Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (AFOMP), and officer of International Organization of Medical Physics (IOMP).
Napapong Pongnapang, PhD Napapong Pongnapang, PhD
Mahidol University, Thailand
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Napapong Pongnapang, PhD is an assistant professor and head of the Department of Radiological Technology at the Faculty of Medical Technology, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Radiological Technology from Mahidol University in 1994. He holds a Master’s degree in medical physics from the same institute in 1996. He attended the University Of Texas Graduate School Of Biomedical Sciences in San Antonio, Texas, USA and received his doctoral degree in Radiology – Medical Physics in 2002. Napapong’s professional expertise includes; physics measurements in radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, operational heath physics and radiography education. He holds dual professional qualifications as a licensed professional radiographer and a medical physicist. He is very active in medical physics and radiography profession practice and education in Thailand and in Asia region. He has been a reviewer for numbers of journals including Radiography, Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, the Asean Journal of Radiology, the European Journal of Medical Physics, Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal and the Thai Journal of Radiological Technology. Napapong has been involved with international organizations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as he has been assisting the agency in number of projects since 2009. He is currently the Vice President for Asia/Australasia Region for the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT).
Chai-Hong Yeong, PhD, MMedPhys Chai-Hong Yeong, PhD, MMedPhys
University of Malaya, Malaysia
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Chai-Hong Yeong, PhD, MMedPhys is a medical physicist and senior lecturer at the Department of Biomedical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Dr. Yeong obtained her PhD with distinction from the University of Malaya in 2012, as a product of collaboration with the University of Nottingham, UK. She is currently teaching in Master of Medical Physics, Master of Radiology, Master of Oncology and BSc Medical Imaging programs at the university. Her research interests include diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine (theranostics), interventional radiology, shear wave ultrasound elastography, advanced cardiac imaging, radiation protection, etc. She holds 2 patents derived from her research work. She has published in several distinguished international journals and books, and she is currently writing two academic books for medical physics and radiology trainees. Her clinical contribution is mainly in the area of nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging. She is the current trainee of the IAEA residential program in diagnostic imaging. Professionally she is the current Secretary General of Medical Physics Subgroup, Institute of Physics, Malaysia and a member of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), International Organization of Medical Physics (IOMP) and South East Asia Federation of Medical Physics (SEAFOMP). She is also a committee member in the ASEAN College of Medical Physics (ACOMP). She was involved as a project manager in a remote medical physics educational program in collaboration with Dr. Milton Woo from the University of Sunnybrook, Toronto. Besides research and teaching, Dr. Yeong is also the Assistant Managing Editor for an open-access journal “Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal (BIIJ)” and a Scientific Committee member of the University of Malaya Research Imaging Centre (UMRIC).
Gede Bayu Suparta, MS., PhD Gede Bayu Suparta, MS., PhD
Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
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Gede Bayu Suparta, MS., PhD obtained his bachelor and master degrees from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, and doctor in physics from Monash University, Australia. All of his degrees were finished with the thesis focused on tomography. At 1990, he joined the Department of Physics at Gadjah Mada University as a lecturer until present, as well as the member of Physics of Imaging Reserch Cluster/Group. His research interests are computed tomography, digital radiography, and visual inspection, in which he has received several research grants. Beside his activities in academics and medical physics, he also involves in cultural activities through joining The Yogyakarta Provincial Board of Culture.
Supriyanto Ardjo Pawiro, PhD Supriyanto Ardjo Pawiro, PhD
University of Indonesia, Indonesia
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Supriyanto Ardjo Pawiro, PhD received his BSc degree in physics from Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia in 2001 with emphasized on nuclear physics. In 2003, he continued his study at the medical physics program of the University of Indonesia and received his master degree in 2005. Subsequently, he was involved in Clinical Medical Physics Training of Radiotherapy Physics at Department of Radiotherapy, National Cancer Center of Singapore funded by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In 2008, he started his doctoral study in medical physics at Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna in cooperation with University Clinic of Radiotherapy and Radiobiology Medical University of Vienna/Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien (AKH), finished in 2011. His dissertation title was Validation of 2D/3D registration methods for Image-Guided Radiotherapy, which was funded by Asea Uninet Technology Grant. Before returning back to Indonesia, he worked at Medical Radiation Physics Section, Division of Human Health, IAEA as intern. Furthermore, he has also received several research grants from various sources, such as IAEA and Indonesian governmental body. His research focus is on radiotherapy, particularly in dosimetry and treatment planning system (TPS), in which he has authored and co-authored 13 journal publications for the last five years. Currently he is a faculty member at the Department of Physics, University of Indonesia.
Dr.rer.nat. Sparisoma Viridi Dr.rer.nat. Sparisoma Viridi
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
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Dr.rer.nat. Sparisoma Viridi received his BSc and MSc degrees in physics from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in 1998 and 2001, respectively. In 2007, he received his doctoral degree from Dortmund University, which later became Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. He is currently an associate professor of physics at ITB. His research expertise is in granular biophysics using modelling and computational techniques, and involved in research on computational and statistical physics, in which he has received grants and published several papers. In addition, he also actives in Master Program of Computational Sciences, ITB as a faculty member and thesis supervisor.