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    MondayJune 08, 2015

    • 08:00 - 10:00

      BMEE01: General BME Education / BME Technical / Service Courses

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE01.1: Biomaterials - Cell-Material Interactions: Biochemistry & Physics - Dennis Discher - University of Pennsylvania (USA)
      • BMEE01.2: Radiology 101: Intro to X-Ray Tubes (Manufacture & mMaintenance) - Phillip Bogolub - Dunlee-Division of Philips Healthcare (USA)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      BMEF01: Gestion en Génie Biomédical / Clinique

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – French, ,
      • BMEF01.1: Exemples de Bonnes Pratiques en Génie Clinique et Indicateurs - Mochine El Garch - Groupe Biomédical Montérégie (Canada)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      MPF01: Imagerie

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – French, ,
      • MPF01.1: Tomodensitométrie: Les Nouveaux Développements et Avenues de Recherche - Philippe Després - Université Laval (Canada)
      • MPF01.2: Résonnance Magnétique: Les Nouveaux Développements et Avenues de Recherche - Martin Lepage - Université de Sherbrooke (Canada)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      MPS01: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – Spanish, ,
      • MPS01.1: Radiobiology Applications for Clinicians - Isoeffective Dose Calculations, Hypofractionation, TCP/NTCP - Beatriz Sánchez Nieto - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      JT01: Imaging

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A, Room 801B
      Session Types: Joint Session, ,
      • JT01.1: SPECT and Gamma Camera State-Of-The-Art Technology and Current Research - R Glenn Wells - The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (Canada)
      • JT01.2: Magnetic Resonance Imaging State-Of-The-Art Technology and Current Research - Richard Frayne - University of Calgary/Foothils Medical Centre (Canada)
    • 15:00 - 16:00

      BMEE02: Medical Device Development and Commercialization

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE02.1: Med-Tech Commercialization – A Research Hospital’s Perspective - Mark Taylor - University Health Network (Canada)
    • 15:00 - 16:00

      BMEF02: Gestion en Génie biomédical/Clinique

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – French, ,
      • BMEF02.1: Clinical Engineering Standards of Practice – Normes de Pratique en Génie Clinique - Nouvelle édition Canadienne en Français - Mochine El Garch - Groupe Biomédical Montérégie (Canada) & Bill Gentles - BT Medical Technology Consulting (Canada)
    • 15:00 - 16:30

      MPE01: Medical Physics Education and Professional Issues

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE01.1: Workforce Models for Medical Physicists - Julian Malicki - Poznan University of Medical Sciences (Poland)
      • MPE01.2: International Educational Standards: Can We Define a Common Medical Physics Curriculum? - Colin Orton, Raymond Wu - University of Arizona Cancer Center (USA) & Tomas Kron
    • 15:00 - 16:00

      MPE02: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE02.1: Adaptive Radiotherapy - Jan-Jakob Sonke (Canada)
    • 15:00 - 16:30

      MPF02: Systèmes Informatisés

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – French, ,
      • MPF02.1: Éléments de Base: Réseaux Informatiques, Serveurs, et Standards de Communication - Stefan Michalowski - CHUM (Canada)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      BMEE03: Bioinformatics, Telemedicine and Hospital Information Systems

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE03.1: DICOM & PACS: Managing Digital Imaging Networks - Marvin Mitchell (Canada)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      MPE03: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE03.1: Image-Guided Radiotherapy, Including Commissioning, QC, and Imaging Dose - Douglas Moseley - Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Canada)
      • MPE03.2: In Vivo Dosimetry - Ben Mijnheer - The Netheralnds Cancer Institute (The Netheralnds)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      BMEF03: Gestion en Génie biomédical/Clinique

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – French, ,
      • BMEF03.1: Impacts de la Technologie Médicale sur la Santé de la Mère et de L'enfant - Gnahoua Zoabli - CSSS du Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes (Canada)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      MPF03: Radiothérapie

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – French, ,
      • MPF03.1: Appareils Spécialisés: Tomotherapy, CyberKnife, Brainlab, Gamma Knife - Veronique Vallet - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (Switzerland )
      • MPF03.2: Curiethérapie Guidée par L'image - Luc Beaulieu - CHU de Quebec (Canada)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      MPS02: Computerized Systems

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – Spanish, ,
      • MPS02.1: Radiation Treatment Planning Systems and Dose Computation Algorithms (including Monte Carlo) - Antonio Leal Plaza - University of Seville (Spain)

    TuesdayJune 09, 2015

    • 08:00 - 10:00

      MPF04: La Formation et Le Cheminement de Carrière des Physiciens Médicaux

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – French, ,
      • MPF04.1: Les Standards Professionnels et La Certification des Physiciens Médicaux - Clément Arsenault - Dr. Leon-Richard Oncology Centre (Canada)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      MPF05: Qualité et Sécurité

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – French, ,
      • MPF05.1: Le Partenariat Canadien pour la Qualité en Radiothérapie - Normand Frenière - CSSSTR - CHAUR (Canada)
      • MPF05.2: Les Facteurs Humains - Jean-Yves Fiset - SHUMAC (Canada)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      MPS03: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – Spanish, ,
      • MPS03.1: Protontherapy - Alejandro Mazal - Institut Curie (France)
      • MPS03.2: Nanoparticles and Radiotherapy - Yolanda Prezado - CNRS (France)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      JT02: Procurement and Equipment Selection

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A & 801B,
      Session Types: Joint Session, ,
      • JT02.1: UNICEF's Approach to Medical Device Selection and Procurement for Low-Resource Settings - Shauna Mullally - UNICEF Supply Division (Denmark)
      • JT02.2: Equipment Donation and Disposal - Goodwill vs. Risk - Mario Ramirez - The Hospital for Sick Children (Canada)
    • 08:00 - 11:30

      BMEF04: Gestion en Génie Biomédical/Clinique

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – French, ,
      • BMEF04.1: La Gestion de Projets et de Portefeuille de Projets en Technologies de la Santé - Mochine El Garch - Groupe Biomédical Montérégie (Canada)
    • 10:30 - 12:00

      BMES01: Interoperability in Health Technology

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – Spanish, ,
      • BMES01.1: Healthcare Continuum - Profiles - IHE - Vladimir Quintero - Universidad Simaon Bolivar (Colombia)
    • 10:30 - 12:00

      MPF06: Imagerie

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – French, ,
      • MPF06.1: La Boîte à Outils du Physicien Moderne: Instruments de Contrôle de Qualité - Alain Gauvin - McGill University Health Center (Canada)
      • MPF06.2: La Radiologie Interventionnelle, Incluant Un Survol des Nouvelles Technologies et Approches - Cécile Salvat - Paris Hospital (France)
    • 10:30 - 12:30

      MPS04: Imaging

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – Spanish, ,
      • MPS04.1: CT Basics - Caridad Borràs - N/A (USA)
    • 10:30 - 12:30

      JT03: Imaging

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A, Room 801B
      Session Types: Joint Session, ,
      • JT03.1: CT State-Of-The-Art Technology and Current Research Topics - Ting Lee (Canada)
      • JT03.2: Review of PET State-Of-The-Art Technology and Current Research Topics, Including PET/CT and PET/MR - Roger Lecomte - Université de Sherbrooke (Canada)
    • 15:00 - 16:00

      BMEE04: General BME Education

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE04.1: Biomaterials - Polymer/Organic Coatings - Min Wang - The University of Hong Kong (China)
    • 15:00 - 18:30

      BMEF05: Gestion en Génie Biomédical/Clinique

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – French, ,
      • BMEF05.1: Implantation du Guide des Bonnes Pratiques de L'ingénierie Biomédicale en Établissement de Santé - Fabienne Debiais (Canada) & Kevin Ducharme (Canada)
    • 15:00 - 16:30

      BMES02: Interoperability in Health Technology

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – Spanish, ,
      • BMES02.1: Business Opportunities - Mario Castañeda - Healthitek.com (USA)
    • 15:00 - 16:30

      MPE04: Quality and Safety

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE04.1: Quality Framework: The Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy - Michael Milosevic - Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Canada)
      • MPE04.2: Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation in the United States - Steve de Boer - Roswell Park Cancer Insitute (USA)
    • 15:00 - 16:30

      MPS05: Computerized Systems

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – Spanish, ,
      • MPS05.1: Managing Respiratory Motion, Including 4D and Gating Techniques; QC - Miguel de la Casa - Hospital U. HM Sanchinarro (Spain)
      • MPS05.2: Computerized Systems Basics: Servers, Data Standards (DICOM, HL7), Virtual Machines, Portable Devices - Armando Alaminos Bouza - Mevis Informática Medica (Brazil)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      BMEE05: Clinical Engineering/Technology Management

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE05.1: Introduction to Medical Technology Management (Clinical Engineering Practice) - Calill Saide - Universidade de Campinas (Brazil) & Anthony Chan - British Columbia Institute of Technology (Canada)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      MPE05: Computerized Systems

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE05.1: Database Rudiments and Clinical Use - John Kildea - McGill University Health Centre (Canada)
      • MPE05.2: Modern Radiotherapy Treatment Planning: Capabilities, Commissioning, and Clinical Use - Benedick Fraass - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (USA)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      MPF07: Radiothérapie

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – French, ,
      • MPF07.1: Nouvelles Technologies et Approches en Curiethérapie - Luc Beaulieu - CHU de Quebec (Canada)
      • MPF07.2: Protontherapy - Alejandro Mazal (France)
    • 17:00 - 18:30

      MPS06: Computerized Systems

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – Spanish, ,
      • MPS06.1: Optimization: IMRT and VMAT - Antonio Leal Plaza - University of Seville (Spain)
      • MPS06.2: Automated Contouring - Armando Alaminos Bouza - Mevis Informática Medica (Brazil)
    • 17:00 - 19:10

      MPS07: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – Spanish, ,
      • MPS07.1: Image-Guided Radiotherapy, Including QC and Imaging Dose; Adaptative Radiotherapy - Daniel Venencia - Instituto de Radioterapia (Argentina)

    WednesdayJune 10, 2015

    • 08:00 - 09:00

      MPS08: Medical Physics Education and Professional Issues

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – Spanish, ,
      • MPS08.1: Curriculum Design: How to Train the next Generation of Physicists? - Maria Ester Brandan - Instituto de Fisica, UNAM (México)
    • 10:30 - 11:30

      BMEE06: Medical Device Development and Commercialization

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE06.1: Regulatory Issues in Biocompatibility - Paul Santerre - University of Toronto (Canada)
    • 10:30 - 12:30

      MPF08: Systèmes Informatisés

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – French, ,
      • MPF08.1: Algorithmes de Calcul de Dose, Incluant Monte Carlo - Raphaël Moeckli - CHUV (Switzerland)
      • MPF08.2: Utilisation de la Maîtrise Statistique des Processus en Milieu Hospitalier - Karine Herlevin (Gérard) - Institut de Cancérologie de Lorraine (France)
    • 10:30 - 12:00

      MPS09: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – Spanish, ,
      • MPS09.1: Peripheral Neutron and Photon Doses - Beatriz Sánchez Nieto - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)
    • 10:30 - 12:00

      JT04: Ethics

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A & 801B, Room 801B
      Session Types: Joint Session, ,
      • JT04.1: Ethics for Biomedical Engineers and Medical Physicists Workshop - Jean-Pierre Bissonnette - Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Canada) & Monique Frize - Carleton University (Canada)
    • 13:30 - 14:30

      BMEE07: Bioinformatics, Telemedicine and Hospital Information Systems

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE07.1: E-medicine and Remote Medical Consultations - Gilad Epstein - Ontario Telehealth Network (Canada)
    • 13:30 - 14:30

      BMEE08: General BME Education

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE08.1: Biomechanics - Implant Design - Cheng-Kung (Richard) Cheng - National Yang Ming University (Taiwan)
    • 13:30 - 15:00

      MPE06: Imaging

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE06.1: 4D Imaging - Stewart Gaede (Canada)
      • MPE06.2: Dose from X-Ray Imaging Procedures - John Boone - UC Davis (USA)
    • 13:30 - 16:00

      MPE07: Radiation Safety

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE07.1: What Can IAEA Do for the Clinical Medical Physicist? - Joanna Izewska - N/A
      • MPE07.2: Safety Learning and Safety Management to Prevent Radiotherapy Incidents - Ola Holmberg - IAEA (Austria)
      • MPE07.3: Equipment Standards and Performance Measurements for Radiotherapy Systems - Jean Moran - University of Michigan (usa)
    • 13:30 - 15:00

      MPF09: Imagerie

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – French, ,
      • MPF09.1: TEP: Les Nouveaux Développements et Avenues De Recherche - Roger Lecomte - Université de Sherbrooke (Canada)
      • MPF09.2: Dosimétrie et Radioprotection en Radiologie - Sylvain Deschênes - CHU Sainte-Justine (Canada)
    • 13:30 - 15:00

      MPS10: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – Spanish, ,
      • MPS10.1: The Modern Physicist Tool Box: How to Choose Between Current Dosimeters - Faustino Gómez - Facultad de Fisica, Universidad de Santiago (Spain)
    • 15:00 - 16:30

      BMEE09: Bioinformatics, Telemedicine and Hospital Information Systems

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE09.1: Medical Device Network Connectivity - Ryan Forde - Draeger Medical Systems Inc (USA)
    • 15:00 - 16:00

      BMEE10: General BME Education

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE10.1: Multiscale Biomechanics in Deep Tissue Injuries - Arthur Mak - The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    • 15:00 - 16:30

      MPE08: Quality and Safety

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE08.1: Quality Systems in Radiotherapy - Mary Coffey - Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
      • MPE08.2: Cost and Resource Management of Radiotherapy - Peter Dunscombe - University of Calgary (Canada)
    • 15:00 - 16:30

      MPF10: Radiothérapie Part 1

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – French, ,
      • MPF10.1: La Radiothérapie Guidée par L'image, Incluant Doses et CQ - Myriam Ayadi-Zahra - Centre Léon Bérard (France)
      • MPF10.2: Dosimétrie in Vivo - Louis Archambault - CHU de Quebec (Canada)
    • 16:00 - 19:00

      BMES03: Interoperability in Health Technology

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – Spanish, ,
      • BMES03.1: Trends on IT and Health Technology - Antono Hernandez - ACCE , GHIA (USA)
      • BMES03.2: Interoperability - Vladimir Quintero - Universidad Simaon Bolivar (Colombia)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      BMEE11: Clinical Engineering/Technology Management / General BME Education

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE11.1: Trends in Medical Device Certification and improving Patient Safety through Evolving Standards - Dale Morgan - CSA Group (Canada)
      • BMEE11.2: Quantitative Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - Yongping Zheng - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      BMEE12: Clinical Engineering/Technology Management

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE12.1: Clinical Engineers & Biomedical Engineering Technologists Certification - International Perspective - Larry Boyce - Sodexo (Canada) & Petr Kresta - Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (Canada)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      MPE09: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE09.1: The Modern Physicist Tool Box: How to Choose Between Current Dosimeters - Jan Seuntjens - McGill University (Canada)
      • MPE09.2: Radiobiology Applications for Clinical Physicists: Isoeffective Dose Calculations; Hypofractionation; TCP/NTCP; Peripheral Doses and Secondary Cancers - Michael Joiner - Wayne State University (USA)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      MPF11: Radiothérapie Part 2

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – French, ,
      • MPF11.1: Stéréotaxie Extra-Crânienne: Techniques et CQ - Myriam Ayadi-Zahra - Centre Léon Bérard (France)
      • MPF11.2: La Radiothérapie Adaptative - Bernard Lachance - CHU de Quebec (Canada)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      MPS11: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – Spanish, ,
      • MPS11.1: Dosimetry Under Non-Reference Conditions - Faustino Gómez - Facultad de Fisica, Universidad de Santiago (Spain)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      MPS12: Imaging

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – Spanish, ,
      • MPS12.1: PET State-Of-The Art and Current Research Topics (Including CT-PET and CT-MRI) - Josep Martí-Climent - Clínica Universidad de Navarra (Spain)
      • MPS12.2: 4D Imaging - Manuel Llorente Manso - Centro Oncológico MD Anderson España (Spain)

    ThursdayJune 11, 2015

    • 08:00 - 10:00

      BMEE13: Clinical Engineering

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE13.1: Patient Safety and Optimal Performance: A Holistic Framework for Medical Devices - Saleh Altayyar - College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University (Saudi Arabia), Julie Polisena - Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (Canada), Michael Cheng (Canada) & Hal Hilfi (Canada)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      MPE10: Computerized Systems

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE10.1: Dose Computation Algorithms, Including Monte Carlo - Tommy Knoos - Skane University Hospital and Lund University (Sweden)
      • MPE10.2: Treatment Planning Optimization: IMRT and VMAT - Jan Unkelbach - Harvard University (USA)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      MPE11: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE11.1: Linear Accelerator Technology - Malcolm McEwen (Canada)
      • MPE11.2: Reference Dosimetry and its Uncertainties - Malcolm McEwen (Canada) & David Rogers - Carleton University (Canada)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      JT05: Leadership

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A & 801B,
      Session Types: Joint Session, ,
      • JT05.1: What Is Leadership? A Roundtable from Recognized Leaders - Kin-Yin Cheung - Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (Hong Kong), Tony Easty - Centre for Global eHealth Innovation (Canada), David Jaffray (Canada), Ratko Magjarevic (Croatia) & Herb Voigt (USA)
      • JT05.2: Meet the Leaders - Kin-Yin Cheung - Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (Hong Kong), Tony Easty - Centre for Global eHealth Innovation (Canada), David Jaffray (Canada), Ratko Magjarevic (Croatia) & Herb Voigt (USA)
    • 10:30 - 11:30

      BMEE14: Neural & Rehabilitation Engineering

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE14.1: Neuro-robotics - Brian for Machines: Giving Robot Intelligence - Nitish Thakor - National University of Singapore (Singapore)
    • 10:30 - 12:30

      BMEE15: General BME Education/ Clinical Engineering

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE15.1: Introduction to Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to Support Medication Safety Initiatives - Kim Streitenberger - Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (Canada)
      • BMEE15.2: Biomechanics - Computational Modeling and Analysis - Yubo Fan - Beihang University (China)
    • 10:30 - 12:00

      MPE12: Computerized Systems

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE12.1: Image Registration - Mike Velec - Techna Institute, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Canada)
      • MPE12.2: Automated Segmentation of Images for Treatment Planning Purposes - Greg Sharp - Massachusetts General Hospital (USA)
    • 10:30 - 12:00

      MPE13: Medical Physics Education and Professional Issues

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE13.1: Advocacy for Physicists and How to Deal with Government, Unions, Regulators, and Employers - Jerry Battista - Western University (Canada) & Wayne Beckham - BC Cancer Agency - Vancouver Island Centre (Canada)
    • 10:30 - 12:00

      JT06: Leadership / Science and Research

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A & 801B, Room 801B
      Session Types: Joint Session, ,
      • JT06.1: Hosting and Organizing an International Meeting - Mathias Posch - International Conference Services Ltd. (Canada)
      • JT06.2: Social Media in Science and Medicine - Parminder Basran (Canada)
    • 15:00 - 16:00

      BMEE16: BME Technical/Service Courses

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE16.1: Surgical Laser: Technology and Safety Issues - Murray Greenwood - Trillium Health Partners (Canada)
    • 15:00 - 16:00

      BMEE17: Medical Device Development and Commercialization

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE17.1: Technology Commercialization - Road Map and Precautions - Thomas Rock Mackie (USA)
    • 15:00 - 16:00

      BMEE18: General BME Education

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE18.1: BioMEMS - Microsensors; Microactuators; Microfluidics; Micro-Total Analysis Systems (e.g., Genomics and Proteomics) - David Weitz - Harvard University (USA)
    • 15:00 - 16:30

      MPE14: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE14.1: Radiotherapy Units: Cobalt-60 Units and Gamma Knife Units - Steve Goetsch - Dade Moeller Health Group (USA)
      • MPE14.2: Brachytherapy: Overview of State-Of-The-Art and New Developments - Nicole Nesvacil - Medical university of Vienna (Austria)
    • 15:00 - 16:30

      MPE15: Computerized Systems

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE15.1: Managing Respiratory Motion in Radiation Oncology - Paul Keall - University of Sydney (Australia)
      • MPE15.2: RadOnc Treatment Management Systems and the Paperless Treatment Process - Benedick Fraass - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (USA)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      BMEE19: BME Technical/Service Courses

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE19.1: Rechargeable Batteries: Characteristics, Performance, and Maintenance - Isidor Buchmann - Cadex (Canada)
    • 17:00 - 18:00

      BMEE20: Human Factors and Medical Device Safety

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE20.1: Clinical Alarms Management (incl. IHE Alarm Communication Mgt) - Tobey Clark - University of Vermont (USA), David Yadin - Healthcare Technology Foundation (USA) & Marjorie Funk (Germany)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      BMEE21: General BME Education

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE21.1: Biomaterials - Cell-surface Interaction - Caroline Loy - Laval University (Canada)
      • BMEE21.2: Biomaterials - Plasma Medicine - Michael Keidar (USA)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      MPE16: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE16.1: Specialized Units: Tomotherapy and CyberKnife Systems - Martina Descovich - University of California San Francisco (USA) & Robert Staton - UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health (USA)
      • MPE16.2: Heavy Particle / Light Ion Therapy - Oliver Jaekel - German Cancer Research Center (Germany)
    • 17:00 - 19:00

      MPE17: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE17.1: Chemotherapy and Its Influence on Radiotherapy: Basics for Clinical Physicists - Eva Bezak - Royal Adelaide Hospital (Australia)
      • MPE17.2: Models of Delivery of Radiation Therapy (Private, Public, BCCA/CCO, Etc) - Thomas McGowan - The Cancer Centre Bahamas & The Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean (The Bahamas) & Michael Sherar - Cancer Care Ontario (Canada)

    FridayJune 12, 2015

    • 08:00 - 10:00

      BMEE22: General BME Education

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE22.1: Biosensors and Signal Processing - Signal Analysis and Processing - Sri Krishnan - Ryerson University (Canada)
      • BMEE22.2: Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering - Nanoparticles in Diagnostic Therapy - Mukesh Harisinghani - Massachusetts General Hospital (USA)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      BMEE23: Clinical Engineering/Technology Management

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE23.1: Clinical Engineering Standards of Practice – Canadian New Edition and Other Countries - Anthony Chan - British Columbia Institute of Technology (Canada) & Bill Gentles - BT Medical Technology Consulting (Canada)
      • BMEE23.2: Emerging Medical Technologies - What to Expect, How to Prepare for it? - Jim Keller - ECRI Institute (USA)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      MPE18: Medical Physics Education and Professional Issues

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE18.1: Curriculum Design: How to Train the Next Generation of Physicists? - John Damilakis - University of Crete (Greece) & Geoff Ibbott - UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (USA)
      • MPE18.2: Professional Standards and Certification of Qualified Individuals - Matthew Schmid - BC Cancer Agency - Southern Interior (Canada)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      MPE19: Radiation Therapy

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803B,
      Session Types: Medical Physics – English, ,
      • MPE19.1: Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy, Including Commissioning and Quality Control - Timothy Solberg - University of Pennsylvania (USA)
    • 08:00 - 10:00

      JT07: Human Factors and Medical Device Safety

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A & 801B,
      Session Types: Joint Session, ,
      • JT07.1: FMEA and Root Cause Analysis - Eric Ford - University of Washington (USA)
      • JT07.2: Human Factors and Usability Assessment - Patricia Trbovich - University Health Network (Canada)
    • 10:30 - 11:30

      BMEE24: Medical Device Development and Commercialization

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE24.1: The Product Development Cycle - Lahav Gill - Kangaroo Group (Canada)
    • 10:30 - 12:30

      BMEE25: Clinical Engineering/Technology Management

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 803A,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE25.1: Clinical Engineering Best Practice and Bench-marking - Binseng Wang - Milwaukee School of Engineering (USA)
    • 10:30 - 12:00

      BMEE26: Clinical Engineering

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 802B,
      Session Types: Biomedical Engineering – English, ,
      • BMEE26.1: Collaboration on Health Care Decision-Making - Michael Cheng (Canada), Julie Polisena - Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (Canada) & Hal Hilfi - TBA (Canada)
    • 10:30 - 12:00

      JT08: Science and Research

      Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 801A & 801B,
      Session Types: Joint Session, ,
      • JT08.1: How to Get Grants: Tips for Success - Aaron Fenster - Robarts Research Institute (United Kingdom)
      • JT08.2: How to Write and Review Research Articles - David Rogers - Carleton University (Canada) & David Thwaites - University of Sydney (Australia)