Young Professional Workshop

11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesday September 12, 2018
CARO-COMP-CAMRT 2018 Joint Scientific Meeting
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, Montreal, Quebec
Level 3 Drummond

Back by popular demand, this interactive workshop is designed for early career medical physicists including students, physics residents, and junior physicists. This year’s topics have been selected to:

• Introduce potential career choices available to Medical Physicists with advanced degrees;
• Clarify job values for attendees to effectively consider the trade-offs among career choices;
• Help you reflect on your academic and professional goals, and begin the process of creating an individual development plan.

The session is FREE for COMP members*.  If you aren’t already, become a member today, the first year is free for students!

Workshop Schedule

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Exploring Career Opportunities in Medical Physics from Different Perspectives


Interactive panel session with:
Crystal Angers, Senior Medical Physicist, The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa
Claire Cohalan, Nuclear Imaging Physicist, CHUM, Montreal
Ives Levesque, MRI Physicist, McGill University, Montreal
Malcolm McEwen, Discipline Lead, Ionizing Radiation Standards, National Research Council, Ottawa
François Therriault-Proulx, Entrepreneur , MedScint Inc, Québec

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Complimentary Lunch

12:45 pm - 12:55 pm

COMP Introductory Comments

1:00 pm- 1:30 pm

Student Council Updates and Vote

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

How to Plan Your Life: Identifying Your Career Goals


Lorna MacEachern, MA, BA (Psychology), McGill University

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Networking Coffee Break

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Exploring the Landscape of Medical Physics


Thomas Bortfeld, Chief of Physics Division, Massachusetts General Hospital

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Pursuing a Career in Diagnostic Imaging Physics: The Role of Residency Training


Gino Fallone, Physicist and Director, Division of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute

 Register here.*
*Please note: If you are a COMP member and have difficulty registering for the free workshop, contact Gisele Kite at

NOTE:  COMP Student Night Out will be at Brutopia Brewpub, 1219 Crescent Street, immediately following the Keynote address by Thomas Bortfeld, on Wednesday September 12th.  Come join the COMP Student Council and network with fellow COMP students; there will be food, drinks and music!