Medical Physics Seminar 2011

John C. Arbo, Coordinator

Health Physics

Robert Anigstein, Sanford Cohen & Associates (SC&A, Inc)
"Using gamma cameras to assess intakes of radioactive materials"
Host: John C. Arbo

John Mauro, Senior Vice President, Sanford Cohen & Associates (SC&A, Inc)
"A Window on the Health Physics Profession"
Host: John C. Arbo

Jo-Ann Provencher, Physicist, Radiation Safety Office, Mt. Sinai Hospital
"Embarking on a Health Physics Career in a Medical Center Environment"
Host: John C. Arbo


Aaron Svoboda, Medical Physicist, Radiation Oncology, Mt. Sinai Hospital
"I wish they taught me THAT back in medical physics school!!!"

no seminar - midterm exams

no seminar - Spring Break

Brachytherapy (arranged by Jerome A. Meli, Ph.D.)

Jerome A. Meli, Ph.D., Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
"Introduction to Brachytherapy Sources, Dosimetry and Treatment Planning"

Gil'ad N. Cohen, MS, Dept. of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
"Brachytherapy Prostate Implants"
Host: Jerome A. Meli

David J. Brenner, DSc, Higgins Professor of Radiation Biophysics
Director, Center for Radiological Research, Columbia University    
"Using radiobiology to optimize prostate cancer Brachytherapy"
Host: Jerome A. Meli

Albert M. Sabbas, PhD, Chief Physicist, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell        
"High Dose Rate Brachytherapy Physics Perspectives"
Host: Jerome A. Meli

James T. Dobbins, III, Ph.D. FAAPM, Assoc. Prof. of Radiology & Biomedical Eng.
Director, Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University Medical Center
Chair, Board of Directors, Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Pgms
Part 1: "Digital tomosynthesis: current research and clinical applications"
Part 2: "The changing landscape in medical physics education"
Host: Cheng-Shie Wuu

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