Top 10 Reasons Academic and Research Minded Physicists Should Join COMP

  1. Have Impact. Present your research at one of COMP’s many scientific conferences and meetings and help shape ideas, clinical practice, and advancements. ​

  2. Stay Current. Stay up to date on the latest Canadian medical physics news through COMP’s quarterly InterACTIONS newsletter and member only e-broadcasts. Receive weekly notifications on new research published by members through Sosido.​

  3. Expand Your Network. Broaden and enhance your professional network by interacting with a diverse group of physicists, researchers, and other health care professionals. COMP has over 800 members worldwide, most of whom have graduate degrees in science and/or engineering. COMP members are employed by hospitals, cancer centres, research centres, healthcare industry and universities.​

  4. Research Translation. Share discoveries and developments with the broader physics community to enhance your impact on patient care, including diagnosis, imaging, and treatment delivery. Being part of the broader medical physics community will provide you with opportunity for your work to be known across a widespread and diverse network.​

  5. Clinical Motivation. Keep informed on current practice, challenges, and new directions in clinical medical physics to inspire and motivate your current research and expand future research areas. ​

  6. Recruit Better. Nearly a quarter of COMP members are students, residents, research associates, and post-doctoral fellows. Attend COMP meetings and take advantage of opportunities to interact with and recruit students onto your team. ​

  7. Research Collaboration. Drive academic success and secure funding support by leveraging COMP’s interdisciplinary network and connections within medical facilities and the healthcare industry. Join COMP’s Grant Writing Mentoring Program to improve your grant applications or help others in improving theirs.​

  8. Nurture the Next Generation. Help trainees to be successful in establishing a medical physics career setting an example. Join COMP and encourage trainees to present and network at COMP meetings and to use the resources available to members.  ​

  9. Shape Canadian Medical Physics. Volunteer or take a leadership role in COMP and help define the future of medical physics in Canada.  Amplifying the research and academic-focused voice in the organization can help ensure programming continues to bring you value.​

  10. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity. Participate in COMP programming and create a medical physics community that is more equitable, more diverse, and more inclusive.