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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 ......

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......

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......

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......

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