Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility

COMP and the ASM Planning Committee are committed to recognizing and celebrating diversity among the COMP community.

Following the Recommendations to the COMP Board of Directors from the CWC-IDEA Sub-Committee based on the 2021 EDI Climate Survey Results, our Mission and Vision and a collective commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) within the medical physics community, the ASM Planning Committee is prioritizing IDEA principles in our planning and hopes to cultivate an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and empowered to contribute.

The Planning Committee is actively striving to create a diverse and inclusive meeting that incorporates IDEA best practices into the program, and mitigates barriers to attendance. Some ways we are doing this include:

  • Incorporating diverse representation and voices in session moderation
  • Introducing unconscious bias training for judges
  • Providing a dedicated, private space for those who need to decompress or nurse their infants.

We acknowledge that a more diverse community improves our understanding of challenges faced by underrepresented and equity-denied individuals and groups and encourages a more inclusive event.  We strive to address those challenges together.