Program and Faculty

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Keynote Speaker - Quality Issues, Effectiveness and Politics in Breast Cancer Screening

Keynote Presentation



Martin Yaffe, PhD, C.M.
Senior Scientist
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON

Canada Safe Imaging - Quebec Perspective



Alain Cromp, M.I.T.(E), R.T.R., B.Ed., D.A.S., M.P.A., C.Adm
Chief Executive Officer
Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale,
en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale
du Québec (OTIMROEPMQ)
Montreal, QC


Controversies Associated with the Risk of Low Dose Radiation



Sandor Demeter, MHSc, MSc, MHP, FRCPC
Section Head of Nuclear Medicine
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, MB

Radiation Safety for X-ray Imaging Procedures Outside Imaging Departments



Ingvar A. J. Fife, Ph.D., CRadP, CSci, MIPEM
Head, Radiation Safety and Image Quality,
Medical Physics Division, CancerCare Manitoba
Adjunct Professor (Physics and Astronomy),
Assistant Professor (Radiology)
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba


 Canada Safe Imaging - European Perspective



Guy Frija, MD
Radiologist consultant and Professor Emeritus, Université Paris-Descartes
Chair, Eurosafe Imaging campaign
(European Society of Radiology)
Vienna, Austria

Vendor Breakfast Talk:

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis:
Technical characteristics & quality control principles
(please note: this session is not part of the University of Toronto accredited program)



Razvan Iordache, PhD,
Principal Engineer
Breast Care Advanced Imaging and Applications,
GE Healthcare
Paris, France

 Peer Review in Radiology: The Canadian Perspective



David Koff, MD, FRCPC
Professor and Chair
Department of Radiology, McMaster University
Diagnostic Imaging, Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton, ON


 Health Canada:  Safety Codes and DRLs



Narine Martel, M. Sc.
Medical Physicist, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety
Health Canada
Ottawa, ON


Clinical Decision Support for Appropriateness in Canada



 William Miller, MD, FRCPC
Deputy Chief and Chair of Diagnostic Imaging
The Ottawa Hospital
Canadian Association of Radiologists
Ottawa, ON 

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning… What are these and what do they have to do with healthcare?



Ross Mitchell, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Research
Precision Neurotherapeutics Innovations Lab
Phoenix, Arizona

 Merged Modalities



Darren Oczkowski, MRT(MR)
Manager, Specialty Imaging
Diagnostic Imaging Department
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Edmonton, AB


The Path to Appropriate Imaging:
A Nova Scotia Technologist's Experiences



 Stephanie Schofield, RTR
Quality Control Technologist, Diagnostic Imaging
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Halifax, NS


Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLs): Concepts, Canada, and Constraints



Graeme Wardlaw, PhD
Medical Physicist, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety
Health Canada
Ottawa, ON