I would like to echo the Immediate Past President’s message on
AsiaSafe. We have come a long way since AsiaSafe was mooted in
September 2017 by Prof Dr Kwan Hoong Ng, PhD. It has taken hard
work, sheer persistence and patience for AsiaSafe to come to fruition. It
was officially launched in July 2021.
AsiaSafe is now be part of the global initiative to ensure our patients
are protected even whilst undergoing imaging investigations or therapy
involving ionising radiation. Worldwide, there are action groups to
improve radiation safety in medicine such as EuroSafe
Imaging, LatinSafe, Arabsafe and Afrosafe.
Prof Dr Ng received the prestigious Marie Sklodowska- Curie Award in
2018. In 2013, during the 50th Anniversary of the International
Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP), he was listed amongst the 50
Outstanding Medical Physicists during the period 1963-2013. AOSR is
proud to have Prof Dr Ng spearheading and mentoring the AOSR on
Asiasafe was the forerunner of the Quality, Safety and Standards
committee established in the AOSR. Asia Oceania is made up of diverse
cultures and socio-economies. We can do more to help each other
ensure patients get necessary, appropriate, optimised investigations,
interventions and therapies.
Let us build upon the efforts of AsiaSafe to reach out to all our
countries in the region, giving them guidelines that can be localized to
the needs in their own institution/country/region.
Put Patients First, be (Asia)safe!
Noriyuki Tomiyama, Jul 9, 2023
Reaching out, Growing Asia Oceania