The payment of the fee for the symposium before January 31 is a REQUIREMENT for the abstract to be published in the Symposium's abstract book and the conference proceedings.
The deadline for the abstract submission is November 29, 2019 (23:59 Mexico City time).
Authors are required to specify the presentation mode they prefer (poster or talk). However, the final presentation mode will be assigned by the Scientific Committee.
Please send your abstract in PDF and Word files to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the phrase “FIRST-AUTHOR-LAST-NAME_ABSTRACT” for filename and e-mail subject. Also, indicate the presentation mode (talk or poster), submission type: “Proffered submission” PS, or “Student Competition” SC. Abstracts submitted as SC are works developed and presented by undergraduate or graduate students that want to participate in the Best Student Paper Competition. Please see eligibility criteria and requirements below.
The abstract must be one page, use the font Times New Roman and contain the following:
GENERAL TOPICS OF THE SYMPOSIUM
A. PHYSICS AND DOSIMETRY OF RADIOTHERAPY
B. PHYSICS AND DOSIMETRY OF MEDICAL IMAGES (IONIZING RADIATION)
C. USE OF NON-IONIZING RADIATION IN MEDICINE
D. BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS, PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS AND MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN MEDICAL PHYSICS
E. EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
F. RADIATION PROTECTION AND HEALTH PHYSICS
Topics A-D include abstracts in clinical and preclinical applications concerning image and signal acquisition, processing, and analysis; imaging in treatment planning, guidance, patient positioning, target definition, adaptive therapy, tracking, gating, and treatment response assessment; the development/validation of novel systems, technologies, phantoms, probes, and biomarkers; and delivery techniques, dosimetry and quality assurance, biological effects, and radiation protection and shielding.
Topic E includes abstracts about the guidelines, legislation and regulation, administration, compliance, and quality management in Medical Physics education and professional practice.
BEST STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION
Students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate (master or doctoral) program and who are submitting an abstract based on original research can participate in the Best Student Paper Competition
To be eligible to participate, an author must:
Be enrolled as a student in an undergraduate (licenciatura) or graduate program (maestría o doctorado), and provide a letter from an academic authority from their institution confirming enrollment in the undergraduate or graduate program (this letter should be attached in the abstract submission).
Request an oral presentation and indicate “SC” (student competition) as the submission type.
Be listed as the first and presenting author on the submitted abstract
Submit the proceedings paper at the same time the abstract is submitted
Present the paper at the Symposium
Those interested in participating should explicitly state their intent in the abstract submission by indicating the submission type (“SC”) and including the phrase "I am interested in being considered for the student paper competition". The proceedings paper should be in the format required for publication by AIP (see Conference Proceedings tab).
The finalists will be selected by the Scientific Committee based on the proceedings paper and will present in a special session at the Symposium. Winners will be selected during this session by an anonymous jury, who will also consider the scores given to the proceedings papers. The awards will be announced at the closing ceremony.