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Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day!
October 02, 2019
The COMP Women’s Committee is seeking mentors and mentees for a special event October 8th! Do you aspire to: Lead! Inspire! Motivate! Suppor...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Sep 9 - Reminder for IDMP award nominations/Brexit and cancer treatment/COMP and CCPM AGMs Sept 26 in Kelowna/#Medphys on Instagram
September 09, 2019
The 2019 International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) theme is “It’s a Medical Physics World!" The IOMP is now considering nominations for the 201...

Call for nominations: The IOMP IDMP Award
September 06, 2019
This award recognizes excellence in Medical Physics with a particular view of promoting medical physics to a larger audience and highlighting the c...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Sept 2-Call for Symposia and Education Course Proposals for the 2020 JSM!/InterACTIONS Throwback/Chernobyl doc sparks tourism/ASM connections already starting…
September 02, 2019
September 27 is the deadline to submit Symposia and Educational Course applications for the 2020 Joint AAPM/COMP Meeting. The 2020 JSM is taking ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Aug 26-New AAPM Report/Some MedPhys History/IOMP Newsletter/#WomeninSTEM on Instagram
August 26, 2019
In case you missed it, new AAPM Report Available: Size Specific Dose Estimate (SSDE) for Head CT: The Report of AAPM Task Group 293 Physics ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Aug 19-The 2019 COMP Gold Medal Award Winner is…./ASM Kelowna Hotel Room Deadline!/6 mins Video Discussion on AI Usage/Student Travel Fund Winners
August 19, 2019
Announcing Terry Peters as 2019's COMP Gold Medal recipient! Join us in Kelowna to celebrate his work and contributions to the medical physics co...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Aug 12-ASM Room Block Reminder and Hike Details/Work of the AQCT/Magnetic Lashes and MRI Warning/ICYMI: COMP's 2019 Professional Survey Results
August 12, 2019
You have until August 23 to book  your ASM room at the Delta Okanagan Resort, $35 cab ride away from the Kelowna Airport. More information here a...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Aug 5-AAPM Award Winners/COMP AGM/Listserv AI Survey Results/COMP and CCPM on LinkedIn
August 05, 2019
Check out the 2019 AAPM Award winners here. (Congratulations, Yogesh Thakur and Marc Chamberland!) Don't miss the COMP AGM - taking place on Thu...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jul 29-New Addition to the History Page/MPWB Meeting at the ASM/Special Issue of MPI/Sea Turtle CT Scanner
July 29, 2019
The John (Jack) R. Cunningham Interview for the IOMP 50th Anniversary has been added to the history page, you'll find the videos at the bottom of...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jul 22- Kelowna Hotel Room Block Deadline Aug 23/TQC Feedback window closes July 27/#MedPhys Podcast/Marie Curie's Notebook Brings Unity to Twitter
July 22, 2019
COMP has secured a competitive room rate with the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, stay onsite and enjoy the elevator commute! Click here for details...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jul 15 - COMP Professional Survey 2019 now Available!/London, UK: Summit on Cancer Therapy & Radiation Oncology/Travel Grant Draw closes July 24!/IAEA's ode to the work of #medphys
July 15, 2019
Brand new addition to the COMP Members' website - Check out the latest Professional Survey here, special thanks to contributing members and the P...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jul 8 - Early-Bird for the ASM is Quickly Approaching/AI Coming but not yet for reading X-Rays /Canadian Night Out and MPWB at the AAPM ASM
July 08, 2019
This coming Friday, July 12 is the last day to register and save up to $150 for the ASM in Kelowna…click here for more details. Science Maga...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jul 1 - CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal Recipient 2019/IOMP Newsletter/Deep-Learning and Dense Tissue/Patient Safety Reminder
July 01, 2019
The 2019 CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics goes to Bela Joos, University of Ottawa, Member of CAP....

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jun 17 - 2019 IDMP Award/Phones as ultrasound scanners/ICYMI Dr. Mackie's Achievement/Daily life of a #MedPhys
June 17, 2019
The 2019 International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) theme is “It’s a Medical Physics World!" The IOMP is now considering nominations for the 201...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jun 10 - Last week for S3 Video Submissions!/Call for IUPAP Young Scientist Award nominations extended/Mentoring tool
June 10, 2019
Attention Student, Junior, or Resident members of COMP! June 14 is the last day to get your video submission in for Science Spoken Succinctly (S3...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jun 3-Prize for best S3 presentation is $1,000!/2019 CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal Recipient/Physics World: Warming-up tumors/Poetry celebrating Marie Curie
June 03, 2019
Just 2 weeks left to get your video submission in for Science Spoken Succinctly! June 14 is the last day to submit an entry for the $1000 cash pr...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of May 27-ASM Abstract Submission Deadline this week!/CCPM Volunteer Deadline/ESTRO Debate: Future-thinking MedPhys Skills/Anticipated Read from AAPM
May 27, 2019
Final week for ASM Abstracts! Don't miss your chance to earn the podium this year. — Dal Medical Physics (@DalMedPhys) September 14, 2018 ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of May 20-InterACTIONS articles due June 1/Ted Talk - Where did the Moon Come from?/Updates to ASTRO Safety Publication/IAEA initiative in Latin America and Caribbean
May 20, 2019
June 1st is the last day to submit articles for the July edition of InterACTIONS!  If you are not able to submit this time around the next deadli...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of May 13-ASM abstract submissions due May 31/BC Cancer-Kelowna bringing the patient data/IOMP adds to their official publications list/Cool Science Images: 2019
May 13, 2019
Have you figured out your ASM abstract approach yet? 2 weeks til the deadline of May 31 for the September 24-27 meeting in Kelowna, BC.  Spe...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of May 6-Mammography Workshop in 2 weeks!/Top 10 reasons for MRI Scientists to join COMP/Malware attack effects on CT Scans/New deadline: June 14 for S3 submissions!
May 06, 2019
The Mammography workshop is happening soon (May 18-19 Quebec City), register here if you have not yet done so! Do you know an MRI Scientist ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Apr 29-CCPM Board Position Vacancy/IOMP Newsletter/NCI on cellphones and brain cancer/Thank you, Elekta and Varian, Gold Sponsors!
April 29, 2019
Reminder to consider CCPM's General Board Member position opening here, before June 1, 2019. Check out the new IOMP Newsletter, Vol. 1 No.1 ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Apr 22-ASM abstract submissions and registration open today!/Award and Board nominations dueGender balance in STEM - International/Mammography workshop reminder
April 22, 2019
ASM coming up September 24-27 in Kelowna: Registration and abstract submission process open today, you have until May 31 to submit your abstract!...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Apr 15-AI trend leading 2019/ESTRO Survey - POP-ART RT/Science Spoken Succinctly (S3)/3D Printing, Software and the Dalhousie MedPhys Grad Program
April 15, 2019
Diagnostic Imaging article discussing the 7 Radiology Trends that Will Define 2019, AI leading the pack!  A working group from the European ...

Fellow of COMP (FCOMP) Nominations: due April 30!
April 10, 2019
Reminder that Fellow of COMP (FCOMP) award nominations are due by April 30. These prestigious awards celebrate significant contributions made to CO...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Apr 8-July 5 Deadline for Jerry Battista Award/One month later: IWD2019/IAEA Competition/ A big THANK YOU to COMP Volunteers
April 08, 2019
July 5 is now the date to ensure your applications for the Jerry Battista award are delivered. All medical physics associates and assistants, che...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Apr 1-ICCR Registration Reminder/H. E. Johns Travel Award (April 5)/Radiation Shielding Design in Toronto Next Week/Brexit Effects of Medical Supplies
April 01, 2019
Are you registered: June 17-21, Montreal QC - The International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy and the International Con...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Mar 25-COMP Mammography Workshop/Sylvia Fedoruk News and Nominations/Opportunity to Volunteer with CCPM/Windsor improving PET access
March 25, 2019
Mammography workshop happening this Spring (May 18-19) in Quebec City, more details here. March 30 is the last day to get your nominations i...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Mar 18-ICMP Abstract Extension/John Mallard Nominations/Reminder of WesCan 2.0 Meeting in Edmonton/Cremation and Brachytherapy
March 18, 2019
There is still time to submit your abstract for the International Conference on Medical Physics, the deadline has been extended to March 31. Inte...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Mar 11-FCOMP and Gold Medal Nomination Process/Spring-Summer PD Opportunities/Science Spoken Succinctly/MPWB Newsletter
March 11, 2019
Have you considered submitting a nominations for FCOMP or Gold Medal? Get started on the nomination processes today. Lots of professional de...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Mar 4 - The Importance of Women in Medical Physics/Mammography Workshop in Quebec City/New Book from COMP Gold Medalist/Member in the News
March 04, 2019
Happy almost International Women's Day! Here is a LinkedIn article from 2016 on the Importance of Women in Medical Physics by Shirin Enger. #Bala...

COMP Mammography Workshop - May 18-19 in Quebec City
March 01, 2019
Join us for a COMP Mammography Workshop from May 18-19 in Quebec City, held jointly with the Canadian Society of Breast Imaging (CSBI) Conference. ...

Western Canadian Medical Physics Meeting
February 25, 2019
Western Canadian Medical Physics Meeting March 28-30, 2019 - Edmonton Alberta Hotel block extended to March 1, 2019 Scientific Program updated ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Feb 25-Radiation Therapy Shielding Design in Toronto/InterACTIONS Article deadline/Wishing MCCP Writers Success/In Case You Missed it on Twitter
February 25, 2019
The Radiation Safety Institute of Canada is hosting a Radiation Therapy Shielding Design Course from April 11-12, 2019 in Toronto, ON. Click here...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Feb 18-Science Spoken Succinctly (S3)/COMP on LinkedIn/Full Human Phantom/Women in Leadership
February 18, 2019
Get your creative energy flowing: The COMP Student Council will be hosting a "Science Spoken Succinctly (S-Cubed)" competition at the 2019 ASM in...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Feb 11 - H.E. Johns Travel Award/New Addition to the History Page/Physicist Valentines Cards/Last Week for Abstracts on Using Computers in Radiation Therapy
February 11, 2019
Attention new CCPM Members (exam written within 3 years)! Have you considered applying for CCPM's H.E. Johns Travel Award? More details here. ...

Abstracts due Feb 15: The International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy and the International Conference on Monte Carlo Techniques for Medical Applications
February 05, 2019
Have you submitted your abstract for the ICCR-MCMA conferences in Montreal in June? The extended submission deadline ends on February 15th. Submit...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Feb 4-IUPAP Young Scientist Award Deadline Next Week/Articles for InterACTIONS due March 1/December Edition MPI/Shout-out to the Winter School Sponsors!
February 04, 2019
The IUPAP Young Scientist Award (presented by IOMP) celebrates one individual with up to 5 years of research/development experience in medical ph...

Western Canadian Medical Physics Meeting
February 01, 2019
Western Canadian Medical Physics Meeting March 28-30, 2019 - Edmonton Alberta    

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 28-Sylvia Fedoruk Award Nominations/CAMRT Oral Exam Support Needed/CIHI Health Workforce Indicators/Low Dose Video
January 28, 2019
New Nomination Process: Sylvia Fedoruk Award - Now any COMP member can nominate a single Canadian medical physics paper, including one of their o...

Support Required: Physicists Specializing in Breast and Palliative Radiation Therapy for the Oral Examination Process of CAMRT Advanced Practice Certification Process (APRT).
January 22, 2019
CAMRT’s APRT certification process was launched in 2017. CAMRT is looking for two physicists to assist with the oral examination process including ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 21 - CPQR Priorities/Radiation Safety Info for Parents/2018 Physics World's 2018 Breakthrough MedPhys Shortlist/Short Video to explain the MedPhys role
January 21, 2019
The Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy (CPQR) has established a set of ambitious priorities that support its core objective of ensurin...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 14 - Top 10 Reasons to be a COMP Member/Reducing Wasteful Imaging/Latest eMPW/Young Scientist Award Nominations
January 14, 2019
It is renewal time at COMP, a great time to reflect on the value of membership. Check out the top 10 reasons for academics and students to join h...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 7-COMP Jerry Battista Award/New IAEA Book/#MedPhys Profession Resources
January 07, 2019
We're back! Lots to think about this week, including what you will pack for Winter School… don’t forget your skates… Have you heard about th...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Dec 31-Few Days Left for Winter School Savings/2018 Board Changes/Article: RadOnc Staffing in ON/Listserv Joke
December 31, 2018
Only days remaining until the early registration deadline for the Canadian Winter School in Ottawa February 5-8. All MRI Professionals and Traine...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Dec 24-Gold Medal History/Winter School Savings/Article: Year One of Residency/Listserv Joke
December 24, 2018
We hope you are enjoying a great holiday with your family and friends! If you need a break, why not check out some COMP history? Our Gold Medal p...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Dec 17-Member Renewal Open/InterACTIONS Articles Due March 1/Article for Patients/New #Medphys Postcards
December 17, 2018
It's COMP membership renewal time! Click here to login and start the process today. If you need password help, Gisele is here for support! T...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Dec 10-Winter School Abstracts Due Dec 12!/Harvard's "New Einstein"/Cambodia Starting with Nuclear/new Sylvia Fedoruk Award Process!
December 10, 2018
New deadline for Canadian Winter School abstracts is December 12! Submission details here. Did Harvard just find the new Einstein? She's 23…...

Canadian Winter School abstract submission extended to Dec 12 (MRI, Quality and Safety Focus)
December 07, 2018
We just wanted to let you know that the deadline for Winter School abstract submissions (MRI, Quality and Safety Focus) has been extended to Wednes...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Dec 3-Final week for MRI Winter School Abstracts!/Updates from MPWB/Economic Improvements to X-Ray/VR Drama and Alzheimer's
December 03, 2018
Final week for abstracts for Canadian Winter School, focusing on MRI, February 5-8, 2019 in Ottawa. All submissions are due this Friday, December...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Nov 26-Job Postings/New Book/Update on Colour X-Ray/Gender Equality and MedPhys
November 26, 2018
Soooo many job postings! Check them all out here, some deadlines are approaching…. New book coming out in January/February…check out the det...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Nov 19-Winter School abstracts due Dec 7!/Nuclear hub coming to BC/CT scan risks/tc-99m shortage details
November 19, 2018
Winter School (quality and safety in MR imaging) abstract process now open! You have until December 7 to access the submission details here. ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Nov 12-IDMP for the Public/Inaugural IDMP Award Winners Announced/Ottawa Hospital Breast Health/CAP-COMP Kirkby Medal Nominations deadline this week!
November 12, 2018
What an excellent public piece on #IDMP2018 and the importance for Medical Physics in daily life. Way to go Ghana! Congratulations to the In...

#IDMP2018 Stories: Medical Physics role with patients
November 07, 2018
This year #IDMP2018 is all about celebrating the connection that Medical Physicists have with patients. A big thank you to our anonymous story cont...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Nov 5/Happy #IDMP2018 and Curie Cash/October eBroadcast/iPhones and Helium/EANM Conference Footage
November 05, 2018
Français #IDMP2018 this week! We always look forward to the creative ways you will celebrate, please share this year using #IDMP2018 and inclu...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 29-IDMP Webinar/Turning the tide for women in physics/UVic Public Exposure/Value of a Nobel Prize
October 29, 2018
IDMP Webinar coming up on November 7 hosted by the IAEA, details here. Did you catch this piece in Sosido a few weeks back? Time to read "Ho...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 22-Winter School Feb 5-8/IDMP Celebrations Contest/SNMMI Abstract Deadline/YP Workshop Survey Winners/
October 22, 2018
Winter School planning is underway - save the date and join us in Ottawa February 5-8! More information here. Are you ready to celebrate IDM...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 15-Extended to this Thursday: IDMP Nominations/3D Printing/New Process: Sylvia Fedoruk Award and ICYMI - Celebrating COMP Awards
October 15, 2018
Do you know someone who should be recognized on the International stage for excellence in Medical Physics? Someone with a particular view of prom...

Faits marquants de la semaine du 15 octobre/Prix de l’IOMP : encore jusqu’à jeudi pour les mises en candidature!/Impression 3D/Prix Sylvia Fedoruk : du nouveau!/Et encore Bravo aux lauréats et lauréates de l’OCPM!!!
October 15, 2018
Connaissez-vous quelqu’un dont l’excellence en physique médicale devrait être reconnue sur la scène internationale? Quelqu’un avec une optique pa...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 8-CAP-COMP Kirkby Medal Nominations due soon!/More on MRI AI/Canadian takes part of the Nobel Prize in Physics/Creativity and Science
October 08, 2018
Nominations close for the CAP-COMP Kirkby Medal on November 15…have someone in mind? Nomination details here. More internet mega companies e...

The Inaugural IOMP IDMP Award
October 01, 2018
This award recognizes excellence in Medical Physics with a particular view of promoting medical physics to a larger audience and highlighting the c...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 1-2019 ASM Save the Date/Rihanna bringing drama to Nuclear/Hottest topics from AAPM 2018
October 01, 2018
Did you know that the 2019 COMP ASM is taking place in Kelowna, BC? Save the dates - September 24-27 - and we will be in touch with more informat...

2018 COMP Award Recipients
September 25, 2018
2018 COMP Awards The COMP Gold Medal is the highest award given by the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists, introduced in 2006. It is aw...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Sept 24-2018 Winners/IDMP Stories/Deep Mind AI/Proposed Proton Therapy Centre
September 24, 2018
And the 2018 COMP Award winners are **drum**…**roll**...click here for more information! Another IDMP Story to stir your creativity; submiss...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Sept 17-2019 ASM in Kelowna!/Rarest drug on Earth lab/Imaging radiation info for patients/#IDMP2018 Call for Patient Stories
September 17, 2018
The #JSM2018 happened last week with over 600 attendees from CARO, CAMRT and COMP. COMP's next ASM will take place in Kelowna from Sept 24-27, 20...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Sept 10-#IDMP2018 Short Stories Wanted!/CWC Lunch Thursday Sept 13/Strategic Plan Update 2018/AI's Effect on Radiology
September 10, 2018
Short stories to celebrate #IDMP2018 and the Medical Physics role with patients are due this Wednesday, September 12. Click here to learn more! H...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of September 3-Top 10 Reasons to join COMP/Children's Book on CT/Australia and Nuclear Waste Storage/Good Luck FCCPM Oral Examinees!
September 03, 2018
Back to school and time to spread the word! Check out the fun top 10 reasons for Students and Academics to join COMP. New children's book av...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of August 27-More Colour X-Ray/Menstruation and Radiation Risk/IDMP Story Reminder!/Fun AAPM Tradeshow Floor Tweet
August 27, 2018
More on the new colour x-ray, developed by father-son duo from New Zealand.  Lots of buzz this topic, here is Aunt Minnie's take on how a "W...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of August 20-JSM Reminder/Patient Financial Toxicity/AAPM's MedPhys Slam/SNMMI and Mo-99 Production
August 20, 2018
22 days away...have you registered yet for the COMP-CARO-CAMRT JSM in Montreal? Patient perspectives: Although we do not see as severe of si...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of August 13-6th Annual IDMP-Call for Stories/U of T Presents New AI/Medical IT Acquisition List/Beer Ingredient to Detect Radiation Damage
August 13, 2018
The 6th annual International Day of Medical Physics (#IDMP2018) is coming up on November 7, celebrating Marie Curie's birthday by sharing the con...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of August 6-Submit your INTERACTIONS articles!/IAEA meeting recap/MRI Winter School Marketing tools/Cellphone radiation effects
August 06, 2018
Just under one month left to submit your InterACTIONS articles! September 1, 2018 is the deadline to send your articles to Elsayed Ali, InterACTI...

6th Annual International Day of Medical Physics: Medical Physics for Patient Benefit
August 01, 2018
Click here to access the IDMP 2018 poster! Wednesday, November 7, 2018 is Marie Curie’s birthday and the 6th Annual International Day of Medical P...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of July 30-Dr. Podgorsak honoured in Slovenia/JSM Final Early-Bird Reminder/Where to Read InterACTIONS/Neckties effect on brain blood-flow
July 30, 2018
Dr. Podgoršak was recently honored by the Slovenian Society of Medical Physics for his role in development and continuous support of medical phys...

Dr. Anna Celler: Recipient of the 2018 COMP Gold Medal Award
July 23, 2018
The Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Gold medal is Dr. Anna Celler. The Go...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of July 23-Gold Medal Ceremony/Mammography Stats/Colour X-Rays/MedPhys Clinical Role
July 23, 2018
Don't miss the ceremony to honour Dr. Anna Celler, 2018 COMP Gold Medal recipient! Her award will be presented on September 14, taking place at t...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of July 16-New Jobs/Don’t miss the COMP and CCPM AGMs!/YP Workshop Details/Hot off the press - MPWB July Newsletter!
July 16, 2018
Job postings galore! Check out what's new here. The COMP and CCPM AGMs begin at 4:30pm on Thursday, September 13 in Montreal during the JSM....

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of July 9-Journals and Reports galore!/Australian Reactor Status/JSM Reminder-Hidden Montreal/InterACTIONS Article call!
July 09, 2018
COMP has convenient links to all Partner journals and reports, any missing from this list? Let us know. Australian reactor issues, article b...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of July 2-David Jaffray ASTRO Gold Medal/Final Chance for Science Survey/Isotopes Coming to ON/Faxing Technology Under Fire
July 02, 2018
Happy belated Canada Day, let's celebrate with one of our Canadian members being honoured on the global stage - Dr. David Jaffray was recently aw...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of June 25-Neuroscience and Physics make art/PW Editor Update/Mammothon in North Bay/#MedPhys Travel Tips
June 25, 2018
A neuroscientist and an applied physicist describe the nature of human consciousness through art, see the cool outcome here. Physics World h...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of June 18-COMP Student wins CRPA Contest/IOMP Winners (includes Canadians)!/App that helps with MRI Anxiety/SNMMI Collaboration Initiative
June 18, 2018
COMP's own Humza Nusrat wins CRPA's Anthony J. MacKay Student Paper Award! More details on Humza's work and the contest here. An award winni...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of June 11-Science Survey! Member Opinions Needed/JSM Reminders/LinkedIn for Members/Sunnybrook testing MRI for depression
June 11, 2018
What consists of 12 questions, takes 2 minutes (on average) to complete and is critical to the future role of medical physicists in research, dev...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of June 4-2019 MRI Winter School Announced!/UofA and Isotopes/GBMs and Mobiles/Chalk River dump site issues brought to Parliament
June 04, 2018
Ever been to Winterlude? Now's your chance, 10th Annual Winter School – Quality and Safety in MRI in Ottawa, coinciding with the famous Winterlud...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of May 28-InterACTIONS articles due Friday/Medical Physics Congress in Malaysia/Bra that reduces radiation pain/MedPhys Podcast to check-out
May 28, 2018
Friday is the last day to submit your Article for the July Edition of InterACTIONS, contact  Chris Thomas, InterACTIONS Editor with any questions...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of May 21-AI and MedPhys/BC Cancer 20 Anniversary/Eureka Effect on the Brain/New Cancer Treatment promoted in NS
May 21, 2018
Thinking about the future? Here is an AAPM article on the future of AI and Medical Physics. Happy 20th anniversary, BC Cancer Kelowna! ...

JSM Early Bird Registration is OPEN!
May 16, 2018
  September 12-15, 2018 (Wednesday to Saturday)Sheraton Centre Montreal, QC All for One - Collaborating and Innovating for Person-Centered Care ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of May 14-JSM Registration Open!/The CNIC?/Cape Breton Cancer Centre Positive Impact on Patients/Radiation and Malware
May 14, 2018
September 12-15, Montreal, QC - the CARO-COMP-CAMRT JSM Registration is now OPEN. Here are the links to access: keynote speakers accommodat...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of May 7-JSM Preliminary Program is up!/STEM Camps/AAPM Medical Physics April Edition/SK Isotope Production Investment
May 07, 2018
It can change at any moment so you should check out the JSM preliminary program right now - click here to access this year's speakers and session...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of April 30-JSM Registration opening soon!/Pre-scan patient information stats/Equipment name contest/follow-up to fatal MRI case
April 30, 2018
JSM registration is opens soon….!!! More details coming to your inbox shortly. Radiology Business reports that 1 in 5 patients lack informat...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of April 23-NRU Final Power Down/COMP Membership Stats/ESTRO Conference - Positioning for Increased Survival Chances/MPWB Renewal Time!
April 23, 2018
This Canadian nuclear reactor has supplied medical isotopes to the world since the 1950s. Over 1 billion have been served by the isotopes provide...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of April 16-World Congress registration closing soon/Too much radiation?/functionality vs reward learning/Women in STEM discussing women in STEM
April 16, 2018
Regular registration available until April 30 - The World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering is happening June 3-8 in Prague....

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of April 9-Breast Imaging Conf Apr 26/New UPEI Physics Program/AAPM Journal/UofW Student Coding for CancerCare
April 09, 2018
Don’t forget about the Inaugural Canadian Society of Breast Imaging Conference on April 26 in Montreal, register here. Way to go UPEI! CBC A...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of April 2-"Spot the Physicist"/FCOMP reminder!/Winter School Recordings Available/AAPM Reports
April 02, 2018
COMP Member Nadia Octave is featured in the Canadian Association of Physicists "Spot the Physicist" campaign, check out the posters here! Ju...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of March 26-Harold E. Johns deadline is next week!/CRPA Savings Deadline/Last week to apply for InterACTIONS Editor/Hospital Play Specialist
March 26, 2018
Just over a week left to get your Harold E. Johns Travel Award application process complete-: Deadline April 6, 2018! More details on the applica...

In Memoriam: Peter Dunscombe
March 26, 2018
It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Peter Dunscombe. Please click here for more information on Peter's career.  Arrangements have ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of March 19-COMP Members (one, a very recent Gold Medalist) shine in Physics in Medicine & Biology/CSBI Conference next month/AAPM Spring Clinical and other events/Ted Talk on What to do about hate
March 19, 2018
Kurtis H Dekker,  Jerry J Battista and Kevin J Jordan's article ‘Scanning laser optical computed tomography system for large volume 3D dosimetry’...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Mar 12-CRPA Conference reminder/COMP Board Apr 30!/InterACTIONS Editor Mar 31!/Career Advice, Member:Member
March 12, 2018
The CRPA 2018 Conference in Quebec City is coming  up, more details here. The COMP Board Nominations are due by April 30, 2018. Are you look...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Mar 5-COMP on LinkedIn/3D Advanced Dosimetry Conference/Harold E. Johns Travel Award info/California's Cell Guidelines
March 05, 2018
Have you joined COMP on LinkedIn? We have a Group for idea sharing and job postings and a Page for Updates and Important news. Hope to see you in...

CCPM: HE Johns Travel Award: Deadline April 6, 2018
March 02, 2018
Harold Johns Travel Award: Deadline April 6, 2018 Applications are due April 6, 2018 for the Harold E. Johns Travel Award, given annually by the C...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Feb 26-InterACTIONS articles due/JSM Workshop and Refresher Course Proposal Reminder/Wishing MCCPM Writers Success/MPWB Updates
February 26, 2018
Last week to submit articles for the March edition of InterACTIONS, contact Chris Thomas with your submissions today!  If you are not able to sub...

Call for Abstracts: Cervix and breast cancer brachytherapy
February 20, 2018
Curietherapies invites you to sumit an abstract for a poster presentation at our 2018 workshop. All abstracts relevant to brachytherapy can be subm...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Feb 19-Simac Study Webinar Feb26/Winter School Update/Spring Learning Schedule/What Your Patients Might Read
February 19, 2018
Don't miss the Simac Study Information Webinar on February 26 at 1PM ET, more information here. The Canadian Winter School in Lake Louise, A...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Feb 12-Last week for ASM Abstracts!/Valentines - physics-style/Brachytherapy cost/Patient resource: videos to ease PET/MRI Nerves
February 12, 2018
This is the last week for 2018 Joint ASM abstract submissions. Click here for details and don't delay! A complicated physicist love story fo...

Need your 2017 membership receipt for taxes?
February 06, 2018
COMP members can access all receipts from 2015 to now by logging into the COMP website with your email and password (contact Gisele for password he...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Feb 5-World Cancer Day Feb 4/JSM Abstracts due in 10 days!/Is blueberry a radiosensitiser?/ASM 2017 throwback:Jerry and the Pacemaker performance
February 05, 2018
World Cancer Day Celebrations from yesterday, check out the action here! Just a little over one week left for 2018 Joint ASM abstracts, don’...

2018 CRPA CONFERENCE - OPEN FOR REGISTRATION !
January 30, 2018
The CRPA 2018 Conference in Quebec City is less than 4 months away! Dear Radiation Safety Professionals and CRPA colleagues; The CRPA Annual Confe...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 29-InterACTIONS article deadline is Mar 1/World Cancer Day is coming/RSNA's 2017 Research Round-Up/#MedPhys on a Soapbox
January 29, 2018
March 1st is the deadline for InterACTIONS Article Submissions, you have just over one month to submit your pieces to Chris Thomas! World Ca...

Reviewer Information: CARO COMP CAMRT 2018 JSM abstracts
January 23, 2018
Hello COMP Members! If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for the CARO COMP CAMRT 2018 JSM abstracts, please take a moment to complete this...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 22-ASM Call for Abstracts open til Feb 15!/NEW CT Scanner for MB to focus on Wildlife/CSBI Conference/Radiation is your Friend Buttons
January 22, 2018
Call for abstracts for the 2018 Joint ASM is quickly approaching! Check out the details here and get your submission in before February 15th! ...

Introducing the Canadian Society of Breast Imaging
January 16, 2018
An invitation from Dr. Jean Seely, founding President of the Canadian Society of Breast Imaging Recognizing that there was a need for a place to d...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 15-Renewal reminder/Volunteer Opportunities/CNSC Quiz (throwback)/Shout out to the Winter School Partners and Sponsors!
January 15, 2018
Renewal reminder! It's that time of year again, click here to renew today, thank you for your continuing support! Attention COMP members: we...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 8-Last day for Winter School savings/2018 ASM call for abstracts open, due Feb 15/New MPW/Carleton Medphys playing in the snow
January 08, 2018
Today is the last day to register for Winter School at the Early-Bird rate! Will you be joining us in Lake Louise February 11-15? Click here to r...

In Memoriam: Chris Thompson
January 04, 2018
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Christopher Thompson, COMP Member and 2014 Gold Medal Winner on December 26, 2017. His famil...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of January 1-Last week for Winter School Savings!/BBC making scientists celebrities/ Alberta's great medphys news week/Radiation mask idea
January 01, 2018
Only seven days left to register for Winter School at the Early-Bird rate, click here and join us in Lake Louise, February 11-15! The BBC is...

Happy Holidays!
December 22, 2017
Our offices will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 22nd to Tuesday January 2nd, we look forward to connecting with you in the New Ye...

2018 Membership Renewal Now Open!
December 19, 2017
Dear COMP Members, Thank you for your support of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists over the past year. The 2018 membership dues rene...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Dec 18-Medical Researchers and Holiday Parties/Office decoration idea/COMP Member featured in Carleton publication/Welcome Winter School Sponsors!
December 18, 2017
A fun chuckle for the holidays "Why You Shouldn't Invite Medical Researchers To Your Holiday Festivities" Thinking of re-decorating your off...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Dec 11-Mars and the heart/AI at RSNA/Reminder: Winter School (automation on the agenda!)/10 procedures you may not need
December 11, 2017
Would a trip to Mars be bad for the heart? Click here to read one writer's take on the planet's radiation effects. AI was a big feature are ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Dec 4-Register for Winter School!/Dalhousie and 3D Printing/Accuracy of Radiation info/Uwindsor Science Research Building almost done!
December 04, 2017
Have you registered and made your travel plans for Lake Louise this February? Don't miss Winter School and the collegial collaborative environmen...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Nov 27-MPWB updates/Chuck Norris vs. MRI/InterACTIONS submission reminder/Princess Margaret Transformers
November 27, 2017
Have you checked out what Medical Physics for World Benefit is up to lately? Click here for their news and update page.  In case you missed ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Nov 20-Winter School Early bird Savings end January 8!/Montfort's New CT/What patients could be reading: Over-Treatment/Apple Watch Radiation Exposure
November 20, 2017
We hope you got your Winter School Abstract Submission in this week…time to register at the discounted rate by January 8th and join us in Lake Lo...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Nov 13-Deadline for Winter School Abstract Submissions Nov 20/Caribbean training for Control of Nuclear and Radioactive Sources/IDMP Contest Winner!/10 Overused Medical Tests
November 13, 2017
Only one week left to submit your Winter School Abstract! What will you present? Details here. Along the same lines (quality and safety), Ca...

Celebrating Medical Physics across the globe, in honour of Marie Curie's 150th!
November 07, 2017
Time to celebrate the medical physics community and the important work that you do! Over the last 10 weeks, COMP profiled 10 Fierce Medical Physic...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Nov 6- Winter School Keynote, Inventor Christian Bagg/Fierce MedPhys Contest Details, Happy IDMP!/also…Happy MRT Week!/Radiation Effects on Monkeys
November 06, 2017
The Canadian Winter School offers high-quality content designed to motivate behavioural and cultural change with respect to how Quality and Safet...

IDMP Fierce MedPhys Profiles Week 10 - Representing BC, meet Alanah Bergman
October 30, 2017
Alanah Bergman, Radiation Oncology Physicist, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC What is your most gratifying experience as a medical physicist? Know...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 30- Fierce MedPhys Profile #10 for IDMP/Ms. Earth staying true to her MedPhys roots/ON Entertainment Ultrasound Regulation/Medical history: 3 treatments that used to be a good idea
October 30, 2017
IDMP 2017 - Fierce Medphys Profile #10 is up! The survey contest details will be out on November 7…stay tuned! Ms. Earth will be returning t...

IDMP Fierce MedPhys Profiles Week 9 - Representing MB, meet Anita Berndt
October 23, 2017
Anita Berndt, Radiation Oncology Physicist, CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB What is your most gratifying experience as a medical physicist? Work...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 23- Fierce MedPhys Profile #9 for IDMP/Winter School Reg and Abstracts Submissions Open!/Cutting Radiation Exposure/Patient Story
October 23, 2017
IDMP 2017 - Fierce Medphys Profile #9 is up! Check out the other profiles and contest details here and more information on events taking place ar...

IDMP Fierce MedPhys Profiles Week 8 - Representing QC, meet Aimee Lauzon
October 16, 2017
Aimee Lauzon, Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist, Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux de Laval, Laval, Quebec. What is your most gra...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 16- Fierce MedPhys Profile #8 for IDMP/Report: Diversity Needed in Canadian STEM/World Congress coming to Prague
October 16, 2017
IDMP 2017 - Fierce Medphys Profile #8 is up! Check out the other profiles and contest details here, all in celebration of International Day of Me...

IDMP Fierce MedPhys Profiles Week 7 - Representing NB, meet Naomi Shin
October 09, 2017
Naomi Shin, Radiation Oncology Physicist, Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre, Moncton, NB What is your most gratifying experience as a medical phys...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 9- Fierce MedPhys Profile #7 for IDMP/Save the Date for Winter School/Tips for CT Protocol implementation/Radiation Effect on Mars Colonists
October 09, 2017
IDMP 2017 - Fierce Medphys Profile #7 is up! Check out the other profiles and contest details here. Save the date for the Canadian Winter Sc...

IDMP Fierce MedPhys Profiles Week 6 - Representing ON, meet Daxa Patel
October 02, 2017
Daxa Patel, Radiation Oncology Medical Physicist, R. S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre, Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, ON What is your most g...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 2- Fierce MedPhys Profile #6 for IDMP/Daniel Rickey on 3D Printing and Imaging/Victoria's PET-CT Scanner Corporate Sponsor/Patient Resource for Understanding Medical Radiation
October 02, 2017
IDMP 2017 - Fierce Medphys Profile #6 is up! Check out the other profiles and contest details here. Interview with Daniel Rickey of CancerCa...

Matt Schmid, CCPM Past-President is Retiring
September 28, 2017
Written by Marco Carlone Matt Schmid, a past-President of the CCPM, is now retiring after a very successful career in Medical Physics. Matt starte...

IDMP Fierce MedPhys Profiles Week 5 - Representing PEI, meet Cindy Tam
September 25, 2017
Cindy Tam, Radiation Oncology Physicist, PEI Cancer Treatment Centre, in Charlottetown, PEI What is your most gratifying experience as a medical p...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Sept 25-Fierce MedPhys Profile #5 for IDMP/Gender Balance in STEM/New Patient Consultation Ideas in NZ/Stress Leading to Serious Dosage Error
September 25, 2017
IDMP 2017 - Fierce Medphys Profile #5 is up! Check out the other profiles and contest details here. Australia is trying to get more women in...

IDMP Fierce MedPhys Profiles Week 4 - Representing NL, meet Joy Huang
September 18, 2017
Joy Huang, Radiation Oncology physicist, Eastern Health, St. John’s, Newfoundland What is your most gratifying experience as a medical physicist? ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Sept 18-Fierce MedPhys Profile #4 for IDMP/QEH Gets New Equipment/One Patient's View of AI/More on Nuclear Waste Around the Globe
September 18, 2017
IDMP 2017 - Fierce Medphys Profile #4 is up! Check out the other profiles and contest details here. Congrats Queen Elizabeth Hospital (PEI) ...

IDMP Fierce MedPhys Profiles Week 3 - Representing AB, meet Monica Hira
September 11, 2017
Monica Hira, Radiation Oncology Physicist, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB What is your most gratifying experience as a medical physicist? I ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Sept 11-Fierce MedPhys Profile #3 for IDMP/Painting treatment masks/Radioactive waste management in Canada and the US
September 11, 2017
IDMP 2017 - Fierce Medphys Profile #3 is up! Have you checked out the other Profiles yet? Remember, there is Curie Cash at stake! A practice...

IDMP Fierce MedPhys Profiles Week 2 - Representing NS, meet Elena Tonkopi
September 04, 2017
Elena Tonkopi, Diagnostic Imaging (x-ray) Physicist, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS What is your most gratifying ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Sept 4-IDMP Fierce MedPhys Profile 2/Ebroadcast is out/Medphys Course Re-fresher/Safety Margins in Prostate Cancer: Research Update
September 04, 2017
IDMP 2017 - Fierce Medphys Profile #2 is up! Have you checked out Profile #1 yet? Remember, there is Curie Cash at stake! The August Ebroadc...

IDMP 2017: Contest Details!
August 31, 2017
November 7, 2017 marks the 150th birthday of Marie Curie. To celebrate, COMP is profiling 10 Fierce Female Medical Physicists from across the count...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Aug 27-IDMP 2017/New Jobs/McMaster hits TVO/Medical Imaging & Robotic Surgery/What the public may be reading…
August 28, 2017
IDMP is just around the corner! In honour of Marie Curie's 150th birthday, COMP is profiling some of our fierce female Medical Physicists from ac...

IDMP Fierce MedPhys Profiles Week 1 - Representing SK, meet Lisa Glass
August 28, 2017
Lisa Glass, radiation oncology physicist, Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina, SK What is your most gratifying experience as a medical physicist? ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Aug 21 - COMP History being told/MedPhys testing breast implants for gun defense/SK Cyclotron benefits Calgary
August 21, 2017
COMP's History is being told! Check out this important addition to our website here, it is a work in progress and will continue to grow as the Su...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Aug 14 - MPW available/Blog: MedPhys role explained/Risks with pediatric imaging/Radiotherapy facility design e-book update
August 14, 2017
The latest Medical Physics World is available, click here to view this publication. A blog post that breaks down the day of a Medical Physi...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Aug 7 - Sask. cuts PET wait times / Tomato juice and the mitigation of DNA damage / Ms. Philippines Earth is a #MedPhys / More on the Brexit effect
August 07, 2017
Saskatchewan cuts PET Scan wait times to one week, thanks to the new source of fluorine-18, click here to read more. Looking for the foods t...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of July 31 - COMP Members honoured at AAPM / Career advice from Women in Science / PET Scans and Alzheimer treatment / The Brexit effect on Cancer treatment
July 31, 2017
Career Advice From 6 Incredibly Successful Women In Science - including one Medical Physicist! Click here for the Refinery29 article.  PET S...

CPQR Update: Funding and Priorities through 2022
July 26, 2017
The Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy was initiated in 2010 as an alliance between the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology (CARO...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of July 24 - Lifeline acquires McGill Monte Carlo technology / Survey results of prostate cancer patients post-treatment / The Western Group Shot / Radiologist Jailed in France
July 24, 2017
LifeLine Software, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Radify Monte Carlo QA Technology from McGill University - click here to read more. Results ...

2017 Award Recipients
July 19, 2017
The COMP Gold Medal is the highest award given by the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists, introduced in 2006. It is awarded to a member ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of July 17 - Congrats Award Winners! / ASM Roundup / Celebrating Women in Science
July 17, 2017
Congratulations Award Winners! Check out the 2017 recipients here. Another excellent meeting! Don't miss the ASM coverage from last week, ph...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of July 10, 2017 - AGM Reminder! / What Bill Gates Reads / ASM Details / Spot the Canadians!
July 10, 2017
COMP Members - the AGM reminder was sent last week (happening on Friday!), contact us if you don't have it yet. Book lists are always fun, e...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of July 3, 2017 - Good Luck to the Examinees! / A reminder in MRI Safety / Student Travel Grant Recipients / SNMMI's Image of the Year
July 03, 2017
Wishing everyone who is taking their CCPM Fellowship Oral Exam all the best with your final preparations! The latest reminder of MRI safety:...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of June 26 - Download the ASM Mobile App! / TED Celebrating Women in Science through Art and Story / Winter School Faculty Member Appointed to CNSC / Stress growing amongst some med tech groups: CUPE Report
June 26, 2017
The COMP 2017 ASM Mobile App is now available for download! Click here or scan the QR code below to download today. Contact Christina if you have...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of June 19 - COMP AGM Reminder / MPWB Membership Open! / Engaging with COMP on LinkedIn / Discussion of JNM article
June 19, 2017
July 14, 5:30pm - don't miss the COMP AGM in Ottawa (Westin Ottawa, Confederation I room), an excellent opportunity to find out what's happening ...

NRC Ionizing Radiation Workshop
June 13, 2017
To many medical physicists in Canada “the NRC” is simply the place where they send their ion chamber for calibration every two years. However, ther...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of June 12 - Safety evolution in x-ray / on your marks…30-day ASM 5k run prep / Flying and radiation exposure
June 12, 2017
The Application of X-Rays in Radiology: From Difficult and Dangerous to Simple and Safe. A paper discussing the early x-ray tubes and a reminder ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of June 5 - Career musings / Reddit question / #RadOnc equipment tester taking on cybersecurity / J. Battista receives the CAP-COMP Medal
June 05, 2017
New addition to the career advice page - Michelle Hilts (COMP President) "Medical Physics and Career Musings". Excellent question in the Red...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of May 29 - Patient treatment perspective / Latest IOMP / Special eMPW edition / ASM Room block deadline approaching!
May 29, 2017
How a smile can make a big difference through the treatment process. Click here to read Sue's radiation experience, an excellent reminder of the ...

CNSC Innovation Fund Update
May 26, 2017
Earlier this year we announced an exciting funding opportunity available to COMP members by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). The aim ...

Dr. Jerry Battista: Recipient of the COMP 2017 Gold Medal Award
May 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:May 11, 2017 The Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2017 ...

NRC unearths important historical artefact
May 23, 2017
The Ionizing Radiation Standards group at the NRC today announced the discovery of an important historical artefact. It was a typical scenario: two...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of May 22 - Reminder: dues deadline / NRC's latest equipment discovery / Announcing the ASM Sponsors!
May 23, 2017
Dues deadline reminder: if you have not submitted your membership fees for the year please do so by June 1. Any outstanding memberships beyond th...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of May 15 - ASM Early-Bird extended to May 19th! / Dioptre inventor has medical physics roots / Abstract notifications delivered
May 15, 2017
Have you heard? There is still time to register….the ASM Early-Bird deadline is extended to this Friday, May 19, register now to save up to $150!...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of May 8 - Register for the ASM before Friday to save! / APBI Reminders / ESTRO36 Coverage / The future of patient access to their health paths
May 08, 2017
The ASM Early-Bird deadline is extended to Friday, May 19, register now to save up to $150! Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Symposium...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of May 1 - Submit an article for InterACTIONS /Curietherapies Workshop reminder / #LegoLinac
May 01, 2017
Have you considered submitting an article to InterACTIONS? The deadline to submit an article for the July issue is June 1, contact editor Chris T...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Apr 24 - COMP ASM and Award deadline reminders / Monte Carlo Conference Abstract Deadline May 1 / Apr 22 #ScienceMarch coverage / The daily work life of #medphys /
April 24, 2017
 April 30th is a big day at COMP! A few deadlines to note: COMP Gold Medal nominations deadline; FCOMP nominations deadline; ASM Early B...

Dr. Jerry Battista awarded The 2017 CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal for Outstanding Service to Canadian Physics
April 21, 2017
The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) are pleased to announce that the 2017 CAP-C...

Why can NRC not take part in the COMP 2017 competition to find the oldest piece of working medical physics equipment?
April 19, 2017
Here’s one reason: This is a Kelley-Koett x-ray unit. The control panel indicates an operating range of 20-100 kV. The manufact...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Apr 17 - What patients could be reading / Experiments with old medical equipment in Australia (reminder for COMP competition!) / #MedPhys news throwbacks
April 17, 2017
An important reminder as to what potential patients may be reading: MRIs carry rare — but very real — hazards What Australian Scientists are...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Apr 10 - ASM EarlyBird Reminder / APBI Symposium / Stretches for Sitters / Workshop on Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy
April 10, 2017
One month left to register at ASM early bird pricing, don't miss out on the savings! The May 19 2017 Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation ...

Cancer Care Standards Published by Accreditation Canada
April 07, 2017
Initially published February 22nd 2016 I am pleased to announce the new release of cancer care standards published by Accreditation Canada in Jan...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Apr 3 - Apr 7 Howard E Johns Deadline / ASM Sponsorship Opps / Museum-Worthy Equipment? / Sounds for De-Stressing
April 03, 2017
April 7 (this Friday!) is the deadline for Harold E Johns Travel Award submissions. If you are a within 3 years of graduating the CCPM Membership...

Curietherapies International Workshop on Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy
March 30, 2017
Curietherapies would like to invite you to an international workshop in Montréal May 19-20, 2017 on brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate can...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Mar 27 - CANSSI Stats Workshop Apr 4-5 / ASM Abstract Call Closes April 3! / 2017 IDMP Poster Here
March 27, 2017
CANSSI Workshop next week, don't miss the collaborative clash of statistics and medical physics, April 4-5 in Toronto, click here to register. ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Mar 20 - Virtual Library Updated / BC Cancer Foundation Highlighting MedPhys / MedPhys Reddit
March 20, 2017
Mammography Workshop and Winter School slide recording videos now available. Click here to view, must be logged in! Congrats to Michelle Hil...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Mar 13 - Early-bird deadline for membership approaching / ASM abstract submission reminder / U of T supporting MedPhys excellence in Kenya / Equipment recycling program
March 13, 2017
The early-bird rate for membership renewals ends March 31, 2017, if you have not renewed yet login using the link on the top right to start the p...

Happy International Women's Day!
March 08, 2017
Today, March 8th, is the International Women's Day, focusing this year on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. The UN, the ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Mar 6 - Happy Intl Women's Day! MPW dedicated to Women / Ottawa APBI Symposium / March JNM available / CANSSI Workshop Poster
March 06, 2017
Happy International Womens' Day (March 8, 2017)! A special issue of MPW dedicated to Women has been officially released. Click here to access thi...

Search to find Canada's oldest piece of functioning medical physics equipment
February 27, 2017
Contact Malcolm McEwen with any questions!  

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Feb 27 - CANSSI Workshop Reg Open! / New COMP Student LinkedIn Group / QEII In the News / Nuclear medicine meets celebrity status!
February 27, 2017
Registration is now open for the CANSSI-COMP Conference Medical Physics and Statistics: Exploring Interfaces and Building Collaborations in Toron...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Feb 20 - ASM reg open!/InterACTIONS submissions deadline March 1/2nd most popular Sosido article from 2016/Measuring radiation on astronauts
February 21, 2017
ASM Registration and abstract submission is now open! Click here for more details, see you in Ottawa... March 1 is the deadline to get your ...

CANSSI Workshop on Medical Physics and Statistical Science
February 17, 2017
COMP, in collaboration with the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) are co-hosting a workshop aimed at bringing together medical physi...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Feb 13 - World's smallest MRI/Final CNSC reminder/Harold Johns Travel Award Reminder/Path to becoming #MedPhys
February 13, 2017
World's smallest MRI helps tiny babies. Final CNSC reminder! Get those applications in by February 15, details here. Attention CCPM Members wit...

A New Workshop Bridging Medical Physics and Statistics
February 07, 2017
COMP, in collaboration with the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) are co-hosting a workshop aimed at bringing together medical physi...

Final Suite: CPQR Guidelines - Key objectives and criteria used in performance evaluation of radiation treatment equipment, technologies and systems
February 07, 2017
CPQR, together with COMP, has released the TQC Suite of Guidelines. This set of 14 guidelines and 1 overarching guidance document, reflect the lat...

Mammography Workshop and Winter School Wrap Up
February 07, 2017
What a week! Participants of the Mammography Workshop and the Winter School enjoyed the multi-discipline collaborative atmosphere both inside and o...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Feb 6 - Winter School and Mammography Workshop Success/IAEA WorldCancerDay Coverage/CNSC Funding deadline reminder/AAPM What is so great about being a MedPhys video
February 06, 2017
Another successful School in Montebello, click here for the twitter conversation and here for the presentations that were shared: (Mammography / ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 30 - New ICTP Medphys Class / Latest JACMP / 2016 Most clicked on Sosido
January 30, 2017
The International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Welcomes the next class of Future Medical Physicists. The latest JACMP is available, cl...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 23 - CBC Podcast: We need more Physicists / AAPM COMP Member Discount / MedPhys Residency coming to NOSM! / Hot off the press: JNM / CNSC funding Feb 15 deadline!
January 23, 2017
CBC Spark Podcast: In a world of probability and uncertainty, we need more physicists Listen here! Did you know that full COMP members are eli...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 16 - 3DMedNet #1 Article (Dr. Robar) / CNSC Funding deadline is Feb 15! / Women in #MedPhys around the globe
January 16, 2017
COMP's Dr. James Robar's (Nova Scotia Health Authority, Canada) article "Applications of 3D printing in radiation oncology" is 2016's #1 on 3DMedNe...

Still time to register for Winter School! February 2-5, 2017
January 10, 2017
Don't miss this leading professional development opportunity, register today! Keynote Presentation: Quality Issues, Effectiveness and Politics in ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 9 - Cannonball and Feather Demo / Most read article on Sosido 2016 / New jobs to check out!
January 09, 2017
Galileo's cannonball and feather theory put to the test - click here to see the video. The #1 clicked on Sosido article from 2016 is....Image Gu...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Jan 3 - eMPW available / Advancing MedPhys in Morocco / Top 5 2016 MedPhysWeb Articles / IOMP Women's Group Update
January 02, 2017
The latest issue (December 2016) of the eMPW is now available, click here to view (and don't miss the AAPM Annual Meeting Re-Cap written by COMP's ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Dec 26 - We are on holidays!
December 26, 2016
The COMP office is on holidays this week! We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support through the 2016 year and to wish yo...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Dec 19 - Early Bird Deadline tomorrow! / Blog post: proposed College for Diagnostic and Health Professions / Lecture Video: Radiation Hazards with Jerry Battista
December 19, 2016
The Winter School and Mammography Workshop early bird deadlines are tomorrow, Wednesday, December 21. Register now to secure your seat at these u...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Dec 12 - Register now for Winter School! / Fun article on the Role of Masking Tape / Website feedback wanted!
December 12, 2016
The Winter School and Mammography Workshop early bird deadlines are next Wednesday, December 21. Register now to secure your seat at these unique...

Latest Issue of the MPI Journal is now available
December 07, 2016
Click here to access the latest edition.

Top 5 reasons to register today for the Mammography Workshop and Imaging Winter School
December 07, 2016
The Canadian Winter School is a unique professional development opportunity in a collegial multi-professional environment in which participants lea...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Dec 5 - Physics awareness with High School / Guitar Physics / MedPhys Reddit Page
December 05, 2016
Queen's University is bringing awareness to the world of physics to over 200 high school students. The project is lead by a physics student curre...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Nov 28 - COMP Strategic Plan! / Advancing Medical Physics Blog Post / Open-Access Publishers
November 28, 2016
Have you seen COMP's new Strategic Plan? Hot off the press, check it out here! Advancing Medical Physics, one page at a time - the story behind th...

Update: Winter School on Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology
November 22, 2016
For the past seven years, COMP has led the national discussion on quality and safety in radiation oncology. This event has been tremendously succes...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Nov 21 - Extended nomination deadline CAP-COMP Medal / Thank you for Winter School Abstracts /
November 21, 2016
CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal Nominations deadline has been extended to this Sunday, November 27th. Nominate someone who has made an outstan...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Nov 14 - Abstract Deadline Nov 18 / New Linac for NRC / Winter School Welcome to Varian! / AAPM Endorsement
November 14, 2016
This Friday, November 18 is the deadline for Imaging Winter School Abstracts, click here for the instructions. COMP attended the official openin...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Nov 7 - IDMP / MPWB / Nov 18 Abstract Deadline / Post-ASM 2017 Activity
November 07, 2016
What a great IDMP, we wonder if everyone might be in a sugar coma following all the cake...? Thanks to everyone who made this year's IDMP so much f...

IAEA New Release of Nuclear Cardiology publication & recorded seminar series
November 07, 2016
In our continuous efforts to support the Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Community to strengthen the clinical practice, the IAEA works towa...

Deadline Nov 15: CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal Nominations
November 07, 2016
Nominate Someone Today! The CAP-COMP Peter Kirkby Memorial Medal recognizes outstanding service to Canadian physics. The medal is intended to rec...

Nov 18: Abstract Submission Deadline for Imaging Winter School
November 07, 2016
Submitting an abstract for Imaging Winter School coming up this February 2-5, 2017 in Montebello, QC? Click here to begin the process, before the N...

Latest news from Medical Physics for World Benefit (Including a new name - same mission!)
November 01, 2016
The latest newsletter from the Medical Physics for World Benefit is out, click here to access this important update!

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 31 - CWC Women's History Initiative / more ideas for celebrating #IDMP / MPWB update!
October 31, 2016
The COMP Women's Committee appealed to the membership over the last month with the #medphysbecauseofher twitter and facebook conversations. Thank...

October is Women’s History Month in Canada
October 25, 2016
Dear COMP Members, October is Women’s History Month in Canada, with this year’s theme being “Because of her”. It's to celebrate that where we are ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 24 Research Rockstar / Registration open for Winter School! / IDMP is right around the corner....
October 24, 2016
Research Rockstar: COMP's own Wendy Smith from the Alberta Cancer Foundation, click here to read about why Wendy loves her job so much! Imaging...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 17 - IDMP sing-along anyone? / mammography workshop speaker in the news / Most clicked on Sosido
October 17, 2016
New video and lyrics posted from the 2014 Banff #MedPhys sing-along. Check out "Those were the days" performed to "Hallelujah" here.  Dr. Jean S...

Early-Bird Registration and Abstract Submissions for the 8th Annual Winter School and Mammography Workshop Now Open!
October 11, 2016
The Canadian Winter School is a unique professional development opportunity in a collegial multi-professional environment in which participants lea...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 10 - Winter School Registration now open! / Michelle Hilts, COMP President, Guest Blogger / Medical Physics around the world / IDMP is still coming... / Members in the Community
October 10, 2016
Registration now open for Winter School and the Mammography Workshop - February 1-5, Montebello, QC! Michelle Hilts, COMP President, took over the...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Oct 3 - IDMP is Coming! / Nomination Deadline Approaching / Watermelon Phantom /
October 03, 2016
IDMP is right around the corner, check out some fun tips to celebrate in your department here. Thinking about who to nominate for the 2017 COMP ...

International Day of Medical Physics (#MedPhysDay)
October 03, 2016
#MedPhysDay #IntDayofMedPhys International Day of Medical Physics is coming up on Monday, November 7, 2016. Share your Team's contribution for a c...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Sept 26 - New Technologies from Nobel Theory / 3D Printing and MedPhys / New International Book on Writing to Get Published
September 26, 2016
How faculties and applied topics (including medical physics) come together using Nobel-winning theory to create new technologies: Scientific Amer...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Sept 19 - Isotopes in the news / McGill Calorimeter / Remember being a student? / Virtual Library Reminder Again!
September 19, 2016
From Medical Physics Web: US facing medical isotope shortage McGill Medical Physics - "Developing a #calorimeter device for the #radiation t...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Sept 12 - PMB Webinars/COMP Nominations/#MedPhysDay coming soon!
September 12, 2016
The PMB 60th anniversary webinar series presents: 60 years of the medical physics revolution, a complimentary 45 minute webinar. Click here for m...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of Sept 5 - Virtual Library/MRI Resource/MPW Research Round-Up
September 05, 2016
Have you checked out the ASM Session Recordings in the Virtual Library yet? You'll need your password, click here to access the library, which incl...

Update from OAMP
August 30, 2016
The Ontario Association of Medical Physicists held their first Annual General Meeting in St. John’s during the COMP meeting. This new organization ...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of August 29 - BrachyTalk / Converting to "medical physics"
August 29, 2016
"BrachyTalk" with Luc Beaulieu - Click here to access the video. Another physics student falls in love with the medical applications of the knowle...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of August 15 - IOMP Award Nominations/The role of a Medical Physicist: Lego Edition/Best in Physics re-cap
August 15, 2016
Pieces of Interest from COMP week of August 15 IOMP Award Nominations closing September 9th! Click here for more information, including their 2 ...

Congratulations to the 2016 COMP Award Winners!
August 09, 2016
Congratulations to the following Award Winners: COMP Gold Medal - Peter Raaphorst FCOMP Awards: Boyd McCurdy Peter McGhee Jason Schella M...

COMP Members Win at AAPM 2016
August 09, 2016
Congratulations to the following Members who won at the AAPM Meeting last week in Washington, DC: Fellow of AAPM: David Jaffray Innovation in Med...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of August 8 - Thinking Quote/Trends from #AAPM2016/Link to Recent Jobs
August 08, 2016
A quote from Marie Curie to ponder this week following all the recent education (coming soon: access to the COMP ASM CE session recordings): “...

Meet your New Board of Directors!
August 02, 2016
The COMP AGM brought some changes! COMP would like to sincerely thank Emilie Soisson and Luc Beaulileu for their dedication and support and welcome...

CARO Introduces New Radiation Therapy Patient Charter
August 02, 2016
Click here to access this important document.

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of August 1 - LinkedIn Article/ AAPM Annual Meeting
August 01, 2016
Week of August 1, 2016 Wishing you were outside enjoying the summer weather instead of inside at work? Here's a quick LinkedIn Article to remind...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of July 25, 2016 - Award Winners / ASM Social Media
July 25, 2016
Week of July 25, 2016 Congratulations to the following Award Winners: COMP Gold Medal - Peter Raaphorst FCOMP Awards: Boyd McCurdy Peter M...

The new eMPW from IOMP is now available for viewing!
July 12, 2016
Click here to access the eMPW to learn about the IOMP activities over the last 6 months and interesting information from various related organizati...

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics June Newsletter now available!
July 12, 2016
Click here to access the June Newsletter from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

2016 COMP Gold Medal Recipient: Dr. G. Peter Raaphorst
July 12, 2016
The Gold Medal is the highest award given by COMP and recognizes an active or retired member who has worked mainly in Canada, has had an outstandin...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of July 11, 2016 - Blog: The Path to MedPhys/LinkedIn Article: MedPhys effect on prostate cancer/Download the ASM App!
July 11, 2016
Week of July 12, 2016 Blog post for the BC Cancer Foundation by Dr. Michelle Hilts: Planting seeds for future researchers. (Check out her 3 othe...

Joining us in St. John's? The mobile app is ready, click to learn more and download today!
July 05, 2016
The official ASM Conference App is now ready for download. This tool will be your gateway to all things ASM, including speaker profiles, abstracts,...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of July 4, 2016 - Agenda for St. John's, trending on social, poster inspiration
July 04, 2016
Week of June 27, 2016 The ASM is 2 weeks away... check out the schedule for St. John's on the web by clicking here, or download the mobile App h...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016
Week of June 27, 2016 In memoriam: A beautiful Facebook tribute page to the life of Dr. Michael Sharpe can be found by clicking here. New progr...

2015 Annual Report Now Available
June 21, 2016
COMP's Annual Report is now available, click here to view.

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of June 20, 2016
June 20, 2016
Week of June 20, 2016 Canadian Computed Tomography Survey Results are now available here. The International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) ha...

COMP Announces New Award
June 15, 2016
Scientific papers written by COMP members have had a tremendous impact on the field of medical physics. To recognize the authors of such influentia...

Publication: Canadian Computed Tomography Survey Results
June 15, 2016
It is a pleasure to inform you that the report on the results of the Canadian Computed Tomography (CT) Survey including the national Diagnostic Ref...

Medical Physicists Without Borders Information Meeting at the St. John's ASM
June 14, 2016
Medical Physicists Without Borders is holding an information meeting at the 2016 COMP ASM in St John's, NL on Thursday 21 July 2016 at 5:00-6:00 pm...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of June 13, 2016
June 13, 2016
Week of June 13, 2016 The job board has been busy again this week, check out the new opportunities by clicking here. Great article on how one s...

Pieces of Interest from COMP week of June 6, 2016
June 07, 2016
Week of June 6, 2016 Article featuring COMP member Andrew Jirasek and team: Raman spectroscopic technique helps detect unique cellular changes t...

New Cross-Disciplinary Journal for Health Technologies Available to Members
May 31, 2016
Dear COMP Members, The International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPSEM) is now publishing Health and Technology, a c...

ASM Earlybird Deadline extended to Monday May 20th!
May 16, 2016
The 2016 COMP ASM is a unique opportunity to foster collaborative relationships and share and embrace new knowledge.  The meeting will take place a...

COMP Student Travel Grant
May 10, 2016
To be eligible for the draw of six $500 COMP Student Travel Grants, recipients must be a COMP student member in good standing and must be the first...

Fellow of COMP Award
May 02, 2016
Nominate a deserving colleague for the Fellow of COMP award.  The nomination deadline is Friday, May 6th.  Click here for more information.

Call for Nominations for Biomedical and Biological Physics rep on CAP-NSERC Liaison Committee
April 29, 2016
The CAP-NSERC Liaison Committee provides a forum for ongoing dialogue between the Canadian Physics research community and NSERC on matters of broad...

J.R. Cunningham Young Investigators Competition - Abstracts Due April 15th!
April 12, 2016
The J. R. Cunningham Young Investigator Symposium is widely recognized as one of the highlights of the annual meeting, with presentations that are ...

Deadline for ASM Abstract Submissions - Friday 15 April, 2016
April 11, 2016
Abstract submission for the 2016 COMP Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) is web-based.  The system closes this Friday, April 15th, 2016 (11:59 pm East...

Canadian Medical Imaging Inventory: Final Report Released
April 08, 2016
With support from COMP, under the leadership of Daniel Rickey, Chair of COMP Imaging Committee, the Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies in Hea...

AAPM Summer School Medical Physics Leadership Academy Opportunity
March 30, 2016
Interested in Participating in the 2016 AAPM Summer School Medical Physics Leadership Academy? Medical physicists are respected for their technica...

Budget 2016: Important new investments in research and a science culture for Canada
March 23, 2016
COMP is pleased to be part of the Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR).  Read the CCR's response to the March 22nd Federal budget.

Ontario Association of Radiologists’ Canadian Bone Mineral Densitometry Accredited Densitometry Technologist Course & Specialized Workshop for Medical Physicists
March 22, 2016
Date: April 9-10, 2016Location: Twenty Toronto Street, Conferences and Events (Downtown Toronto)Topic: Complimentary workshop for Medical Physicist...

Abstract Reviewers Needed
March 21, 2016
COMP needs your expertise to help review ASM abstracts!  If interested please email 2016 ASM Scientific Chair, Michelle Hilts with your CV or descr...

COMP Dues - Earlybird Rate ends March 31st, 2016
March 17, 2016
The 2016 online membership renewal process is available; please log in. Please note:  A late fee will be applied to dues paid after March 31, 2016.

Abstract Reviewers Needed
March 08, 2016
COMP needs your expertise to help review ASM abstracts!  If interested please email 2016 ASM Scientific Chair, Michelle Hilts with your CV or descr...

ASM Online Abstract Submission now open!
March 08, 2016
The system will be open for abstract submission from March 4th, 2016 to April 15th, 2016 (11:59 pm Eastern Time).  Prior to beginning the abstract ...

Canada Safe Imaging Website Launched
March 04, 2016
The Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists is currently one of the organizations contributing to the development of Canada Safe Imaging, and i...

COMP's 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting registration now open!
March 01, 2016
The 2016 COMP ASM is a unique opportunity to foster collaborative relationships and share and embrace new knowledge.  The meeting will take place a...

2016 ESTRO Course: Advanced Brachytherapy Physics - May 29 - June 1, 2016 in Vienna, Austria
February 22, 2016
The course is primarily designed for medical physicists interested in extending their knowledge in the field of brachytherapy physics. A basic know...

Call for Submissions for the April Issue of InterACTIONS
February 17, 2016
The deadline for submission for the spring issue of InterACTIONS is March 1st, 2016!! Please submit and encourage your co-workers to submit as wel...

COMP Dues - Earlybird Rate ends March 31st, 2016
January 26, 2016
The 2016 online membership renewal process is now available; please log in and click on the link under "Your Membership". Please note:  A late fee...

Announcement: Winners of 7th Annual Winter School's Scholarships
January 15, 2016
The Organizing Committee of the 7th Winter School are delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 scholarships: Radiation Therapists Scholarship...

Ontario Association of Medical Physicists
January 12, 2016
Since the last e-blast communication, plans to incorporate the Ontario Association of Medical Physicists (OAMP) have progressed well.   Directors a...

CPQR Technical Quality Control Guidelines for Public Review
January 12, 2016
As you may know, COMP is partnering with the Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy (CPQR) to undertake a review of all technical quality co...

COMP Dues - Earlybird Rate ends March 31st, 2016
December 22, 2015
The 2016 online membership renewal process is now available; please log in. Please note:  A late fee will be applied to dues paid after March 31, ...

Deadline Extended: Volunteers Required: CAMRT Advanced Practice Certification Partnership
December 15, 2015
The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) is looking for examiners for a new certification process for advanced practice ...

Deadline for earlybird Winter School registration is January 8th
December 14, 2015
To further encourage the participation of multi-professional teams, we are offering 15% off the registration fees for those centres who register pa...

COMP Holiday Office Hours
December 14, 2015
Please note that the COMP office will be closed for the holidays from Monday, December 21st until Monday, January 4th.  Wishing everyone in the COM...

What is a Qualified Medical Physicist?
December 07, 2015
What is a Qualified Medical Physicist (QMP)? We are pleased to inform the membership that COMP has published a statement defining a qualified medi...

CPQR Technical Control Guidelines for Public Review
December 07, 2015
CPQR Technical Control Guidelines for Public Review COMP is partnering with the Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy (CPQR) to undertake ...

Announcement - Canada Safe Imaging
November 26, 2015
Medical imaging technologies and techniques continue to evolve rapidly and while providing unprecedented visibility into the body, their use mean e...

Manitoba Government Introduces new legistration re: Use of X-ray Equipment
November 25, 2015
The Manitoba government has introduced new legislation that updates requirements for the use of x-ray equipment.  The Radiation Protection Act (Bil...

Winter School Abstract Deadline Extended to December 3rd.
November 24, 2015
The deadline for submission of abstracts for the 2016 Canadian Winter School has been extended to Thursday December 3rd at 5 pm EST.   The decisio...

COMP Member Tony Falco, Senior VP, Software Operations for Elekta has been awarded the Lionel-Boulet prize, for industrial research and development in the province of Quebec, Canada
November 12, 2015
Each year, the government of Quebec attributes five awards in the field of science. The purpose of this tribute is to recognize women and men who s...

COMP's Comment on the HARP Act Renewal Process
October 27, 2015
Click here to check out COMP's Comment on the HARP Act Renewal Process.  

7th Annual Winter School Abstract submission and Registration now open!
October 16, 2015
The abstract submission process and registration are now open for the 7th Annual Winter School, being held in Montebello, Quebec.

Lancet Oncology Commission on Radiotherapy
October 14, 2015
Take a moment to read the Lancet Oncology Commission on Radiotherapy report: http://press.thelancet.com/GlobalRadiologyCommission.pdf Medical Phys...

QARSAC Committee Representatives Present at CNSC Hearings
October 01, 2015
COMP members John Schreiner and David Wilkins represented COMP at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) hearings on October 1st. As members...

Call for Nominations - COMP Board
September 08, 2015
The COMP Awards and Nominations Committee is responsible for presenting a slate of nominations for the COMP Board of Directors to ensure that the o...