WMIC 2019

It was an immensely successful time for BIRC researchers and students at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) in Montreal, Sept 3-7, 2019. BIRC was well represented by 8 faculty and 16 students/research associates/lab managers.
A major highlight of the conference was the launch of WMISCan, a new Canadian chapter of WMIC. John Ronald (Robarts Imaging, Medical Biophysics), along with Naomi Matsuura (Toronto) and Adam Schuhendler (Ottawa) organized an exciting program of a pre-symposium featuring talks from Canadian molecular imaging researchers and trainees (followed by a poutine bar and pub night!), a breakfast and a Spotlight session that highlighted preclinical and clinical molecular imaging across the country. Congratulations, John! BIRC is a proud sponsor of WMISCan.
Our trainees were outstanding. Of note, Dr. Katie Parkins (Robarts Imaging, Medical Biophysics) was a finalist for the Young Investigator Award competition; Rebecca Sullivan (Lawson Imaging, Pathology) received a WIMIN (Women in Molecular Imaging Network) Scholar Award; and the Cellular and Molecular Imaging Group (CMIG) at Robarts won the This Is Our Lab competition!

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Meet our Featured Researcher

Dr. Stewart Gaede

Dr. Stewart Gaede

Dr. Stewart Gaede is an Academic Medical Physicist at the London Regional Cancer Program, Associate Professor in the Departments of Oncology and Medical Biophysics, and Associate Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute. His research areas lie in radiation oncology physics, including optimization of advanced radiation delivery techniques, respiratory motion management strategies, such as four-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT) and respiratory-gated radiotherapy, and measuring radiation-induced cardiac and lung toxicity in lung and left-sided breast cancer patients using advanced multi-modality imaging techniques such as hybrid PET/MRI and volumetric CT.

BIRC Events 

PeMS PET/MR Seminar Series - Sept. 20th at 4:00 pm

This special session of the PeMS PET/MR Seminar Series will take place in Shuttleworth Auditorium, SJHC on September 20th at 4:00 pm.


Dr. Piotr Slomka, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA will be presenting his talk titled "Latest Advances in Cardiac SPECT and PET".

BIRC Seminar Series - Sept. 26th at 12:30 pm

Dr. Ken Tichauer will present his talked titled "Quantitative Cancer Molecular Imaging using Paired Imaging Biodesign Innovation in Image Guided Therapy Devices: Concept to Clinical Adoption" at St. Joseph's Hospital, Shuttleworth Auditorium on September 26th at 12:30 pm (Pizza will be served at 12:15pm)


PeMS PET/MR Seminar Series - Oct. 2nd at 4:00 pm

The October PeMS seminar will take place in Shuttleworth Auditorium, SJHC on October 2nd at 4:00 pm.

Dr. Glenn Bauman, Radiation Oncologist, London Regional Cancer Program, will be presenting his talk on "Now you see it... the road to improved prostate cancer imaging" 


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