The SEAFOMP Young Leader Award is given annually to recognize the achievements of young medical physicists from South-East Asian nations and to foster their leadership potential. The award is announced every year and the award ceremony will take place at closing ceremonies of SEACOMPs.
- The Nominee shall be a young medical physicist (including medical physics students and trainees) aged forty (40) or below at the time of nomination, and currently practicing in the SEA region;
- The Nominee shall be nominated by the respective SEAFOMP member organizations;
- On condition where the candidate’s country does not have national medical physics organization, any two medical physicists from the same country may nominate him/her. When there is no adequate number of peers from the Nominee’s country, other SEAFOMP country’s member organization may nominate him/her.
- Nominee originating from and practicing within South-East Asian nations.
- Demonstrating capability in supervising/leading medical physics services.
- Demonstrating strong leadership in local or international medical physics committees/organizations.
- Poses good record of scientific publication and effective communication.
- Nominee and Nominator should complete the Nomination Form given below.
a. For Nominee who is a member of SEAFOMP member organization, Tables 1 and 2 must be filled (Table 3 left blank).
b. For Nominee whose country does not have any national medical physics organization and is nominated by a minimum of two of his/her peers from the same country as Nominator, Tables 1 and 3 must be filled (Table 2 left blank).
c. For Nominee whose country does not have any national medical physics organization and is nominated by other country’s SEAFOMP member organization, Tables 1 and 2 must be filled (Table 3 left blank).
- Self-nomination will not be considered.
- Completed Nomination Form must be sent by email to the SEAFOMP Award and Honor Committee (email@example.com) on or before July 15, every on-going year.
- Nominations received shall be considered by the Awards & Honors Committee and endorsed by the SEAFOMP executive committee, whose decision shall be final. Nominators should provide in their nominations all relevant information for assessment by the Committee.
List of Awardees
The proud awardees are enlisted as follows:
Aninda Fitriandini (Indonesia)
Aninda Fitriandini (born in 1995) pursued both her B.Sc and M.Sc from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia in 2015 and 2018. Her undergraduate thesis (Comparison of dosimeter response: ionization chamber, TLD, and Gafchromic EBT2 film in 3D-CRT, IMRT, and SBRT techniques for lung cancer) and master’s thesis (Determination of composite field correction factor kpcsr, msr for Tomotherapy) were published in 2016 and 2019, respectively, by IOP Science Publishing. Since she was a student, she has actively participated in several national and international events, including the International Workshop of Modern Radiotherapy (2014) as a committee member and the IAEA Regional Training Course on Specification Evaluation, Acceptance, and Commissioning of Radiotherapy Equipment (2019) as an instructor. Currently, she serves as a medical physicist at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Cipto Mangunkusumo National General Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia. The hospital, which is also known as the center of education, allowed her to explore her role as a lecturer and supervisor on medical physics subjects for the residents of radiation oncology and medical physicist trainees. Since 2019, she has also served as a lecturer in the Medical Physics Training Program, managed by the Center of Medical Physics and Biophysics Universitas Indonesia. She is starting to expand her role in education by supervising the undergraduate thesis of a student at the Department of Physics, Universitas Indonesia. She recently completed the Medical Physics Residency Program organized by Universitas Indonesia under the supervision of the IAEA.
Mintra Keawsamur (Thailand)
Dr. Mintra Keawsamur graduated a Ph.D. in Medical Physics and Engineering in Particle Beam Radiotherapy from Gunma University, Japan. She attended the IAEA clinical training program in Radiation Oncology Medical Physics (ROMP) and completed with excellence in Thailand. She is currently a clinically qualified medical physicist with cross-functional experience in radiation oncology and medical imaging at the Division of Radiotherapy, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thailand. She also serves as a thesis supervisor for M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Medical Physics programs at Chulalongkorn University. She has been invited as an invited speaker at several local and international conferences. She has published extensively in several professional journals, proceedings, abstracts, and book chapters.
Nursakinah Binti Suardi (Malaysia)
Dr Nursakinah Suardi is a senior lecturer at School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia under Medical Physics section. She earned her Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Physics), Master of Science (Medical Physics) and PhD (Medical Physics) from Universiti Sains Malaysia. She passionately involves in academic and research activities. Currently, she is teaching undergraduate and postgraduate under Medical Physics programme as well as supervising postgraduate research students. Her primary research interests mainly are biophysics, laser therapy and photobiomodulation. She has been awarded six grants as primary investigator (national, university and industry), published 40 peer-reviewed academic papers, graduated total of 6 research students (PhD and Msc) and 6 ongoing PhD students under her supervision. She was appointed as Programme Chairman Medical Physics from 2019 until 2021. She also involved as a Member of the Committee under Malaysian Allied Health Professional Council (2020 – 2022) and Committee of Medical Physics Programme Standard Devolepment (2022) under Ministry of Health. She also served as Adjunct Lecturer at Center for Food and Technology and Research (CEFTER), Department of Physics, Benue State University, Makurdi Nigeria (2022).
Vincent M. Dalin (Philippines)
Vincent M. Dalin is a Medical Physicist working both in the Department of Radiology and Department of Nuclear Medicine of the Cagayan Valley Medical Center, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics at the University of the Philippines, Baguio City and Master of Science Degree in Applied Physics Major in Medical Physics at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. He was one of the pioneer residents and completed the IAEA pilot residency program in Diagnostic Radiology Medical Physics for the Philippines under IAEA RCA RAS/6/038 project. In 2019, he took and passed the first Philippine board certification examinations for Diagnostic Radiology Medical Physics. Mr. Dalin is one of the incorporators of the Society of Medical Physicists in the Republic of the Philippines (SMPRP) and served as an officer and member of its Board of Trustees from 2014-2020. He is the Chairman of the Philippine Board of Medical Physics section of Diagnostic Radiology Medical Physics under SMPRP. He also serves as one of the SMPRP representatives to SEAFOMP for the establishment of the ASEAN Diagnostic Reference Levels.
Indah Lestariningsih (Indonesia)
Aik Hao Ng (Malaysia)
Julie P. Cruz (The Philippines)
Suphalak Khanchonkham (Thailand)
Ath Vannyat (Cambodia)
My name is Vannyat Ath, a Cambodian radiotherapy medical physicist in National Cancer Centre, Calmette Hospital, Cambodia. I joined establishment of the NCC under support of IAEA, SEACOMP, and APSIG since the start. In 2015, I graduated a master of medical physics from University of Malaya, Malaysia, under IAEA fellowship and it was a very comprehensive program which equipped me well for entering the physicist career. I got another opportunity to get training medical physicist for three months in UZ Hospital in Ghent, Belgium in 2016 and then I started my work in NCC and continue my career journey till now.
It is such honor be one of five candidates of the Young Leader Award of SEACOMP in Thailand 2020 and it is extremely meaningful to all of my colleagues in country as well. Therefore, I would like to express my sincerely thank and dedicate the award to those who have been contributed to build this important reputation in my career and more specifically professor Rethy Chhem, professor Ng Kwan Hoong, Assco. Professor Ung Ngie Min, Professor Anchali Krisanachinda, and Ms Nikki Shelton. The dedication is also to SEACOMP and ASEAN countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Philippine, and Singapore that have played a very essential role to build human resource in the country for Cambodia.
Kitiwan Khamwan (Thailand)
Dr. Kitiwat Khamwan is an Assistant Professor & Medical Physicist at the Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He earned MSc in Medical Imaging and Doctoral Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University in 2012. He pursued a postdoctoral fellow at Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins University, USA, in 2015. He received the winner prize on the “young investigator award” in pediatric imaging from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in 2015.
He serves as a committee of the Thai Medical Physicist Society (TMPS), Thai Society of Radiological Technologists (TSRT), Council Member of ISRRT, Professional Relations Committee (PRC) of AFOMP, organizing committee of local and international meeting in medical physics such as TMPS, SEACOMP, AOCMP and the ICMP 2016. He also serves as a program director in radiological technology, and thesis supervisor for MSc and PhD students in medical physics at Chulalongkorn University. He has been invited as an invited speaker at several local and international conferences. He has published extensively in several academic journals, proceedings, abstracts, book chapters, and contributes as a reviewer for distinguished journals such as Medical Physics, Radiological Physics and Technology, etc.
Lukmanda Evan Lubis (Indonesia)
Born in January 1989, Lukmanda Evan Lubis obtained both his B.Sc and M.Sc from Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia in 2012 and 2014. Currently he is enrolled as a PhD candidate, and is a lecturer at the same department. In 2013, he helped to initiate the founding of the Center for Medical Physics and Biophysics in Universitas Indonesia (then Laboratory of Medical Physics and Biophysics) and worked as certified diagnostic x-ray compliance tester (2013-2015) and supervisor (2015-present). From 2015 to 2019, he served as Deputy Secretary General of the Indonesian Association of Physicists in Medicine (AFISMI), and again as Secretary General since 2019. Since 2016, he also served as a member of the Board of Experts for Medical Diagnostic X-ray Compliance Test of the Indonesian Atomic Energy Regulatory Agency. His primary research interest is in diagnostic radiology physics, particularly on interventional radiology and radiation protection. In 2020, he had published 28 citable scientific contributions (source: Google Scholar) resulting from his own research and students worked under his supervision. Since 2020, he received an appointment to work as part-time medical physicist in radiology unit of the newly-built Universitas Indonesia Hospital to sharpen his clinical skills.
Melanie Marquez (Philippines)
Melanie Marquez serves as the Vice-President of the Society of Medical Physicists in the Republic of the Philippines since January 2020. Prior to this, she has been a member of the Board of Trustees member of the organization since 2017. She pursued Medical Physics from the University of Santo Tomas after being a Physics Teacher. She has successfully passed the Residency Training Program Certification, with Dr. Donald McLean as the external examiner. Currently, Ms. Marquez is the National Specialty Coordinator of the Diagnostic Radiology Medical Physics Residency Training Program in the Philippines since 2016. She consistently served as a core organizer of local and international Medical Physics conventions held in the Philippines, including the SEACOMP in 2017. She is actively participating in the technical consultations with the Philippine regulatory agencies pertaining to DRMP practice.
Ung Ngie Min (Malaysia)
Dr. Ung Ngie Min is an associate professor and medical physicist at the Department of Clinical Oncology, University of Malaya. He possesses Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering and Master of Medical Physics from the University of Malaya. He then completed his PhD at the University of Western Australia in collaboration with Genesis Cancer Care (formerly known as Perth Radiation Oncology). Dr. Ung is currently one of the committee members for Malaysia Association of Medical Physics and Institute of Physics Malaysia (Medical Physics Division). He is also a committee member of the Funding Committee of Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics. Besides providing medical physics services to his department, Dr. Ung is actively involved in academic and research activities. To date, he has published 57 peer-reviewed academic journal papers, and supervised a total of 8 research PhD and master students to completion. His PhD work revolved around the investigation of uncertainties in fiducial markers tracking during image-guided radiotherapy of prostate cancer. Apart from IGRT, his other current research interests include novel detectors for radiation dosimetry, brachytherapy and advanced radiotherapy techniques.