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The theme for TBIC 2019 revolves around Breast Cancer Screening. Topics include screening with imaging innovation, risk stratification, increasing your cancer detection rates, reducing false positives and much more. Join us to hear from a line up of phenomenal speakers.

Keynote Speaker

Edward A. Sickles, M.D.
Professor, Department of Radiology
Section Chief, Breast Imaging
University of California, San Francisco
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Target Audiences

  • Radiologists
  • Technologists
  • Radiology Trainees
  • Surgeons
  • Pathologists
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners
  • Oncology Trainees




In February 2019, the COMP Winter School will extend its traditional themes of quality and safety to the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). With increasing availability of MRI facilities and growing use of the technology, it is important to consider issues of quality and safety in MR imaging. Our objective will be to help participants expand their knowledge in these areas, to promote MRI safety, to encourage high quality MR imaging, and to discuss how to improve MR imaging in a multi-disciplinary setting.

The Winter School on MRI is open to all professionals working in this area, and the program features content from experts in patient care, MR safety, imaging systems, image quality, and advanced applications. Time will be set aside for stimulating discussion on these themes, touching on advances in the field and best practices in all aspects of MRI. Participants will have the opportunity to present related topics or research in project galleries. The 2019 Winter School on quality and safety in MRI for medical imaging and radiation therapy is organized in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) and the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT).

Join us at the 2019 Winter School in Ottawa, or encourage a colleague (physicist, technologist, radiologist, radiation oncologist, and others!) to attend and report back to your centre. The Winter School is a relaxed and collegial multi-professional learning environment where delegates learn from the experts and from each other.

Important Dates

5 – 8 February, 2019

2019 Organizing Committee

Ives Levesque, Physicist, Cedars Cancer Centre, Montreal, QC (Chair and Course Director)
Thor Bjarnason, Physicist, Interior Health, Kelowna, BC
Santanu Chakraborty, Radiologist, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, ON
Liz Lorusso, Technologist, Fanshawe College, London, ON
Atiyah Yahya, Physicist, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB
Beibei Zhang, Physicist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
Nancy Barrett & Gisele Kite, COMP Office

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