March 30-31, 2020
Facultad de Ingenieria
Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan
April 1-3, 2020
Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de la Península de Yucatan
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 in Mérida, Yucatán, México on April 1-3, 2020 and invite you to be part of the biggest Medical Physics event across the country.
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
Thimothy Hall, Ph. D
Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Guillermina Ferro
Dirección de Investigación Tecnológica, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares
Mackie Rockwell, Ph. D.
Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Daniel Razansky
Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Department of Information Technologies and Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich
Dr. Christina Brunnquell
Department of Radiology, University of Washington (TBC)
Dra. Paulina Galavis
New York University Langone Health (TBC)
Dr. Héctor Garnica-Garza
CINVESTAV Monterrey (TBC)
Dra. Ana Leonor Rivera López
Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares
A pre-symposium school intended for Medical physics professionals and Postgraduate students will take place on March 30-31 2020. National and International experts will impart the lectures on the following topics:
Pre-Symposium School 1: Radiation therapy and dosimetry
Objective; To study and discuss the physical principles and implementation details of the AAPM Task-Group report 483 on relative dosimetry in small static photon fields, as well as ongoing strategies for improving the precision of high dose rate brachytherapy. Other topics to be covered are Monte Carlo methods in Radiation Therapy and quantum aspects of solid-state dosimetry
Pre-Symposium School 2: Update on diagnostic imaging quality assurance
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.