Guelph Physics Live Stream: Medical Physics
Date and Time
Medical Physics: An Evening Examining the Intersection between Medicine and Physics
The Guelph Physics live stream series continues Tuesday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm EST with a discussion on the topic of Medical Physics.
We will be joined by U of G Physics alumni Dr. Alexandra Rink, lead brachytherapy physicist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Piotr Dubrowski, lead physicist at Stanford Cancer Center South Bay, for a discussion about the intersection of Physics and Medicine, what physicists have to offer health technicians, and the future of medical physics.
As always, we will have a live Q&A where we will endeavour to answer your questions in real time!
Please join us for this unique opportunity to join in with alumni who have become leaders in their field. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student looking for an interesting and compelling career, this will be the stream for you!
Streamed live to our YouTube channel and to Facebook @GuelphPhysics Tuesday March 2nd at 7:00pm EST
Meet our speakers
- Dr. Alexandra Rink is a Lead Brachytherapy Physicist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, ensuring that the radiation therapy delivered to patients is safe and accurate, and a member of Ontario Health Gynecological Cancers Community of Practice. Dr. Rink completed her B.Sc. in Chemical Physics at the University of Guelph in 2002, and her Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto in 2008, supported by the National Cancer Institute of Canada through a Terry Fox Foundation Research Studentship Award. Her graduate work focused on in vivo methods for patient dosimetry, a topic that she is still passionate about. She has completed her Medical Physics residency at the University of Toronto in 2009, and got her Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine certification in 2011. Aside from the clinical and professional duties, Dr. Rink also holds academic appointments with Departments of Radiation Oncology and Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto, working on research to improve quality of care for brachytherapy patients.
- Piotr Duvrowski’s interests in Veterinary science originally drew him to the University of Guelph, but he switched streams to Biophysics after his first year and graduated in 2005. Piotr worked the Summer and Co-op terms in Dr. John Dutcher’s lab studying bacterial biofilms and the interdisciplinary nature of that work inspired him to steer back towards healthcare and join a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics MSc Program at UBC. At the Department of Cancer Imaging, he worked on an automated fluorescence microscope to examine the genetic heterogeneity of cancer tumours and associated resistance to chemotherapy. Graduating in 2007, Piotr found a Radiation Therapy Physics Assistant position in PEI and by 2009 he started a Radiation Therapy Physics residency position at the BC Cancer Agency. Upon completion, he helped bring up BCCA’s newest cancer centre in Prince George, BC and after 3 years of developing the program from the ground up he joined Stanford University to help with the expansion of the Radiation Oncology Program there. As Lead Physicist of the Cancer Center South Bay, his role is an exciting blend of clinical responsibilities in an academic healthcare setting and translational research that directly impacts patient care. His research interests mainly focus on 3D printing in the clinic, treatment planning automation and advancing Radiation Therapy in developing nations with outreach work in Tanzania, Kenya and North Africa. Outside of work he loves being a dad to his 6-year-old daughter, playing music with his wife and endlessly exploring the great outdoors by camping, cycling, hiking and surfing. During the pandemic he has become a slightly less terrible baker.