The Kildea lab was well represented at the COMP 2022 meeting in Quebec City.
We had two talks in the prestigious Young Investigators Symposium (Hossein Naseri and Kayla O’Sullivan-Steben), two of just ten students from across Canada.
We also had four posters on the floor - by Haley Patrick, Felix Mathew, James Manalad and John Kildea.
And, we were joined in Quebec by summer student Nicolas Desjardins-Proulx. Overall a great conference! We are looking forward to CARO-COMP in Montreal 2023!
Hossein and Kayla were among 10 finalists from across Canada presenting their PhD research projects in the Young Investigators Symposium.
Hossein presented his project on “Development and testing of an NLP and radiomics-based predictive model of pain for patients with thoracic spinal bone metastases”.
Kayla presented her project on “Design and implementation of a prototype radiotherapy menu in a patient portal to reduce patient anxiety and facilitate data sharing”.
This is Hossein’s second paper related to his PhD studies. It presents a novel method to distinguish between metastatic and healthy bone lesions through the use of radiomics and machine-learning applied to lesion-center-based geometric regions of interest.
Two years delayed due to COVID but the MSc class of 2020 finally got to graduate in person. Pictured here are David Santiago Ayala Alvare (left) with Felix (centre) and Chris (right). Chris and Felix undertook their MSc projects in the Kildea lab working on the NICE research program.
John provided an overview of some of the exciting events that shaped modern medical physics and provided a personal look into what the future holds in store for the field.
Video available via the McGill Medical Physics Unit’s YouTube channel.