April 1-3, 2020

Holiday Inn Mérida

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March 28-29, 2020

Facultad de Ingeniería

Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Pre-Symposium School


March 30-31, 2020

Facultad de Ingeniería

Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán


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The Medical Physics Division of the Mexican Physics Society and the School of Engineering of Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán are pleased to announce the Sixteen Mexican Symposium on Medical Physics to be held at the Holiday Inn Merida hotel in Mérida, Yucatán, México on April 1-3, 2020 and invite you to be part of the biggest Medical Physics event across the country. The Symposium is sponsored by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP), the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and the Centro Latinoamericano de Física (CLAF).

In its XVI iteration, the Symposium´s goal is to provide a space of collegiate discussion on the scientific and technological advances, perspectives, and challenges of Medical Physics in dawn of the era of precision medicine. The theme of the symposium is:

Physics in precision medicine: advances in diagnostic and therapy

Following the tradition of previous symposium, the Organizing and Scientific Committees are aiming at providing continuing education on basic topics such as quality control and dosimetry through a Pre-Symposium school, to occur before the Symposium, on March 30th and 31st. At the same time, we seek to offer attendants a deep view about the state of the art of our field. To this end, we are inviting internationally renowned scientists and clinical medical physicists to share with us their research and expertise.

And, of course, no better place to meet than Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan. It is a place where present fuses with past and future, a city grounded in peace and hospitality and adorned by beautiful architecture. Mérida is an embracing city full of history and natural beauty. Yucatán, with the crystal-clear water of its cenotes (underground rivers) and majestic Mayan cities such as Chichen-Itzá and Uxmal, is a cultural melting pot that has given birth to artists, scientists, and one of the best cuisines in the world.

Orlando Soberanis-Dominguez, M.Sc. and Ivan M. Rosado-Méndez, Ph.D.

Chairs of Organizing and Scientific Committees 

XVI Mexican Symposium on Medical Physics

Plenary Speakers

Timothy Hall, PhD

Co-chair of the RSNA Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Alliance

Guillermina Ferro, PhD

Leader in the field of molecular imaging based on nuclear medicine

​T. Rockwell Mackie, PhD

Inventor of Tomotherapy and pioneer of treatment planning software

Daniel Razansky, PhD

Leader in the field of

photoacoustic imaging

Invited Speakers

Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dirección de Investigación Tecnológica, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares

Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Institute for Biomedical Engineering ETH Zurich


Eenas Omari, PhD - MRI guided radiation therapy

Loyola University Medical Center, USA

Paulina Galavis, PhD - Radiomics

New York University Langone Health, USA

Eric Ehler, PhD - 3D printing in radiation therapy

Medical School - University of Minnesota, USA

Guerda Massillon, PhD - Quantum aspects of solid state dosimetry

Instituto de Física, UNAM, Mexico

Ana Leonor Rivera López, PhD - Biomarkers from physiological signals

Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Mexico

Pre-Symposium School

A pre-symposium school intended for Medical physics professionals and Postgraduate students will take place on March 30-31 2020 at Facultad de Ingeniería of Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. 

The goals of the pre-symposium school are the following:


  • Offer continuing education to medical physicists working in the clinic, companies related to Medical Physics,  and  academic institutions.

  • Enrich the training of graduate students currently enrolled in graduate programs in Medical Physics or related areas, working on projects in Medical Physics.

  • Foster the interest of undergraduate students in Physics and related areas to pursue a career in Medical Physics.


To ensure an optimum learning experience, there are only 25 spots available for the pre-symposium school.  Applicants must have one of the following profiles:


  • Medical Physicists currently working in the clinic, a company related to Medical Physics, or an academic institution.

  • Graduate students currently enrolled in a Medical Physics graduate program, working on projects in any of the areas of Medical Physics. Those who graduated within the previous 6 months and who are not working are also considered within this category.

  • Undergraduate students in Physics or related areas, preferentially those within the last year of their program and those who took courses on radiation physics and optics or acoustics. 


National and International experts will impart the lectures on the following topics:

Pre-Symposium School Day 1: Radiation therapy and dosimetry

Objective; To study and discuss the value of innovation in Radiation Therapy to achieve clinical translation of new technologies. Other interesting topics will be beam quality assessment with thermoluminiscent dosimetry, Monte Carlo methods in Radiation Therapy and quantum aspects of solid-state dosimetry

Pre-Symposium School Day 2: Non-invasive biomarkers based on medical imagaging and physiological measurements

Objective: To review and discuss the physical concepts of quantitative diagnostic imaging, as well as the implementation of recent quality control protocols of different diagnostic imaging modalities. Also, to cover the basic principles and current applications of non-invasive biomarkers based on physiological measurements.

Invited Professors

T. Rockwell Mackie, PhD   

Maria-Ester Brandan, PhD

Héctor Garnica Garza, PhD

José Ramos Méndez, PhD

Timothy J. Hall, PhD

Ana Leonor Rivera López,PhD

Adel Mustafa, PhD

Jorge Castillo López, MSc

Re-certification credits from medical organizations

The enthusiasm of colleagues from the different branches of Medicine has been a driving force behind Medical Physics. The Organizing and Scientific Committees are fully convinced that the participation of fellow medical doctors is quintessential to foster multidisciplinary discussions that contribute to the progress of Medical Physics in Mexico. Thus, in recognition of this valuable contribution, we will be offering re-certification points from the following medical organizations:

Consejo Mexicano de Radiología e Imagen, A. C.  - 5 puntos

Consejo Mexicano de Médicos Nucleares, A. C. - 18 puntos

Consejo Mexicano de Certificación en Radioterapia, A. C. - 25 puntos

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