News items tagged as 'COMP/OCPM'

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 ...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 ...

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): “...

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...

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...

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...