TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ORGANISATION OF
MEDICAL PHYSICISTS (TTOMP)
The TTOMP is a recently registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Trinidad and Tobago. The TTOMP provides a voice for all medical physicists on the island and serves as an avenue for bringing awareness to members of the general public. Additionally, it acts as a link to other international organizations such as the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP), of which we are a member, and is a benchmark for ensuring consistency and optimization of science in both medical and industrial settings.
Medical Physics, as defined by the IOMP, is a branch of applied physics that uses physics principles, methods and techniques in practice and research for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases with a specific goal of improving human health and well-being. The field is a very small but developing one in Trinidad and Tobago with all professionals split between clinical service and research. In its early days, the TTOMP has plans to form collaborations with the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine campus and the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) to promote awareness of the field to its students through seminars, workshops and observer-ships conducted at health centres throughout the country. As a body incorporating all ionizing radiation experts in the country, the TTOMP also provides consultancy services to stakeholders requiring advice on radiation protection protocols.
Membership to the TTOMP is open to anyone and is categorized into four (4) areas. These include:
- Ordinary membership
open to individuals holding a postgraduate degree in physical sciences applied to medicine
- Associate membership
open to interested individuals who are ineligible for ordinary membership
- Student membership
open to any undergraduate or post graduate student interested in Medical Physics
- Corresponding membership
open to any medical physicist working in another country who wishes to be associated with this organization