Friday Noon Talks

Speakers – Fall & Winter 2020-2021

All presentations take place from 12:00-13:00 (Eastern Standard Time).

**Due to the Covid-19 situation, presentations take place via Zoom.**


Winter 2021

Friday, 08 January : Lesley Buckley

(Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON)

The many twists and turns in the life of a clinical medical physicist:

How to prepare for the unexpected

Friday, 15 January : Grace Kim

(University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA)

Using incident learning system to improve patient care: UCSD experience

Friday, 22 January : Atiyah Yahya

(Cross Cancer Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB)

Optimized magnetic resonance spectroscopy for metabolite quantification at 9.4 T

Friday, 05 February : Principal Investigators

(Medical Physics Unit, McGill University / Oncology, McGill & MUHC)

Master's research projects overview

Friday, 12 February : Teo Stanescu

(University of Toronto - to be confirmed)

Friday, 19 February : Wes Culberson

(University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI)

Keeping radiation therapy dosimetry standardized with evolving technologies

Friday, 12 March : Roger Lecomte

(Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec)

PET detectors (title to be confirmed)

Friday, 19 March : Stefanie Ruel

(Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)

Gender diversity in STEM

Friday, 09 April : Pavlos Papaconstadopoulos

(Medical Physics, NKI - Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

(title "to be confirmed")

Friday, 16 April : Bo Stenerlöw

(Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden)

(title "to be confirmed")

Friday, 07 May : Marika Nestor

(Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden)

Cancer-targeting strategies for improved molecular radiotherapy

Friday, 14 May : Jan Schuemann

(Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts)

(title "to be confirmed")


Fall 2020

Friday, 11 September : McGill Medical Physics Unit Principal Investigators

(Oncology, McGill University / Medical Physics, McGill University Health Centre)

Various research topics

Friday, 09 October : Chuck Mayo

(University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI)

Special medical physics consult process for re-irradiation at University of Michigan

Friday, 06 November : International Day of Medical Physics, International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP)

(various - McGill University event marking IDMP 2020)

Medical Physicist as a health professional

Friday, 13 November : Radiation Oncology Town Hall, Improvement Committee

(Oncology, McGill University Health Centre)

Machine performance and audits; Event reporting, debriefs and disclosure

Friday, 20 November : Arman Sarfehnia

(Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON)

Going beyond TG51: Reference dosimetry in MR-linac

Friday, 27 November : John Kildea

(Oncology / Medical Physics Unit, McGill University)

Opal and the Quebec SmartCare Consortium

Friday, 04 December : Mark Pagel

(M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, TX)

Molecular imaging of the tumor microenvironment

Friday, 11 December : François DeBlois

(Chief Physicist, Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal)

3D printing in Radiation Oncology at the CHUM



Additional presentations are currently in preparation.


For questions related to the Medical Physics Unit Noon Seminar Series, please contact:

Ives Levesque: ives.levesque(at)

Marija Popovic: marija.popovic(at)

Shirin Enger: shirin.enger(at)

Peter Watson: peter.watson(at)

John Kildea: john.kildea(at)



For invited presentations given during previous academic years, please see below:











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