Students, researchers win best poster awards
At the recent 54th annual Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) scientific meeting in Quebec City, Queen's researchers and clinical physicists at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario (CCSO) at Kingston General Hospital won both best poster awards.
The winning posters were won by groups led by Sandeep Dhanesar, a Physics PhD candidate, and Xiangyang Mei, a medical physics resident, in the Medical Physics group at the CCSEO.
Sandeep Dhanesar, Johnson Darko, Chandra Joshi, Andrew Kerr and L. John Schreiner of the departments of Oncology and Physics at Queen's won first place for their poster entitled Comparison of Cobalt-60 and 6 MV Linac Based Tomotherapy: A Prostate Case Study.
Xiangyang Mei, Gary Bracken and Andrew Kerr of the CCSO and Queen's won second place for their poster entitled Evaluation of a Commercial 2D Ion-Chamber Array for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Dose Measurements.
A total of 42 posters were presented at the meeting, which was attended by about 250 people from across Canada and the USA. The posters focused on many fields in radiation therapy, nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging.
This was the third year in a row that the CCSEO has won best poster awards at COMP (which are reviewed by a pre-meeting panel and then by anonymous judges at the meeting). In fact, it has won four of the five poster awards in those three years.
This year, Oliver Holmes, a Queen's physics MSc candidate, made the top 10 finalists for the Young Investigators competition. He presented Scatter Correction of Cone Beam Optical Computed Tomography for Polymer Gel Dosimetry (with co-authors T. Olding, and L. J. Schreiner).