Scheduled Events

Friday Morning Talks

Each Friday morning, one of our graduate students presents his/her research topic to the members of the MPU in the RBC Conference Room (DS1.1427) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Glen Site. The "FMTs" are attended by students and members of the MPU.

Visit our Friday Morning Talk schedule hosted on Google Sheets.

Friday Noon Talks

On most Fridays during the academic year, the MPU hosts a noon talk. Given the current COVID-19 situation, talks are presented in a virtual format. The talks are open to all staff, students, and colleagues, and are generally presented by a visiting scientist/clinician.


Time: 12:00-13:00 (Eastern Standard Time)

Where to watch: Recordings and live streams* on our YouTube channel

*The availability of the live stream depends on the consent of our invited speaker


Fall 2023

Date Speaker Abstract Link
December 15 Brian Pogue Medical Physics Research in Cherenkov Imaging & FLASH Mechanisms
November 24 Lennart Koetzier Deep Learning Reconstruction in CT Imaging: A Comprehensive Review for Medical Physicists and Radiologists
November 17 Udunna Anazodo Imaging Neuroinflammation with PET/MRI
November 10 Cornelia Laule Exploring human brain and spinal cord microstructure with quantitative MRI and histology
November 03 Heather Whitney AI of medical imaging: Impacts on pipeline differences on patient-level, personalized outputs
October 20 Jericho O'Connell Low cost external beam radiotherapy machine design considerations
September 29 Pawel Mekarski Identifying traces of nuclear events: Developing the next generation of radiation detection systems for environmental nuclear forensics
September 15 Judy Wang Population-based recurrence probability map for salvage radiotherapy after prostatectomy
September 08 Various speakers Medical Physics & Radiation Oncology Research Projects Overview

Winter 2024

Date Speaker Abstract Link
May 24 Ives Levesque (title to be confirmed)
May 10 Jan Schuemann Proton FLASH radiation therapy at MGH   [*Closed session*]
April 14 Dan Ma (title to be confirmed)
March 15 Eva Alonso Ortiz Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Magnetic Fields
March 01 Gabriel Sawakuchi Sensitizing immunologically cold tumours to immunotherapy by intratumoural delivery of alpha particles
February 23 Rikki Lissaman Using MRI to investigate menopause- and sex-related differences in the neural correlates of episodic memory at midlife
February 16 Richard B. Richardson Review of the Biological Effects, Mediators and Dosimetry of Radiation-induced Cataracts
February 09 Lydia Wilson Physics, Travel, and Saving the World: One physicist's journey to do all the things
February 02 Emily McWalter Quantitative MRI in the Loaded Knee
January 12 Emily Porter An Introduction to Microwave Medical Technologies for Accessible Healthcare
January 05 Sarah Aubert Feasibility of Photon-Counting Angiography

Thursday Journal Review and Research Meeting

On Thursdays, year-round (11:30 am), graduate students and staff meet to review new papers and discuss research topics in an informal context. Students discussing their topic present a very brief account of the status of their work and discussions and questions often lead to the resolution of specific problems ensues. The Journal Review sessions are attended by students and open to MPU members.

Visit our Thursday Journal Review schedule hosted on Google Sheets.

Monday Residency Sessions

On Monday afternoon (3:00 pm) Medical Physics residents in the CAMPEP residency program discuss Task Group reports or a clinical subject of interest. Attended by staff and residents.

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