The annual COMP Winter School was initiated in 2010 and has provided a rich and unique opportunity to foster interprofessional collaborative relationships and embrace new knowledge, while advancing continuing education and professional development goals.  The faculty for the Winter School has traditionally included medical physicists, physicians, and therapists. 

The program is designed to maximize interaction between participants, faculty and industry partners and typically includes hands-on sessions and workshops, micro-debates and interactive discussion sessions.

COMP's 14th Annual Winter School is being held virtually February 1-3, 2023

Advances in Breast Cancer Treatment and Imaging

This year’s program will help attendees:

  1.  Trace the evolution in management of breast cancer with radiotherapy 
  2.  Gain perspective on recent and emerging clinical trial outcomes in breast radiotherapy 
  3.  Bring your knowledge up to date on breast cancer imaging and the utilization of imaging techniques in the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer
  4.  Develop insight into current and emerging techniques in breast radiotherapy simulation, treatment planning and treatment delivery. 
  5.  Engage with a panel to learn the strengths and shortcomings of breast cancer management from a patient perspective

Are you a medical physicist tasked with technique implementation for breast radiotherapy at your centre?
Join us to see how your colleagues are tackling the challenges in a continuously evolving treatment site. Learn about how clinical trials in partial breast and hypo-fractionated breast RT are transforming treatment paradigms. Engage with technology vendors to see what's new! 

Are you a radiation therapist who creates breast plans, performs CT Simulation or treats breast patients?
Join us to learn what's new in immobilization, imaging and planning.  Tune in to hear how emerging clinical evidence is driving practice change. 

Are you a radiation oncologist who is curious about the ramifications of auto-contouring and AI in breast treatment planning?
Join us to discover new tools that are shaping current and future clinical practice.

Are you a diagnostic imaging physicist who would like to know more about how advances in detection and diagnosis are shaping prognosis for breast cancer patients?   Join us in bridging the gap between medical physicists working in breast radiation therapy and imaging. 


Organizing Committee

Tania Karan, Planning Committee Co-chair, BC Cancer - Vancouver Centre | Vancouver, BC
Cheryl Duzenli, Planning Committee Co-chair, BC Cancer - Vancouver Centre | Vancouver, BC
Lisa Glass, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency | Regina, SK
Marija Popovic, Education Committee Chair, McGill University Health Centre | Montréal, QC
Michelle Hilts, BC Cancer – Kelowna | Kelowna, BC
Ria Corsten, Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre | St. John’s, NL
Robynn Ferris, BC Cancer – Vancouver Centre | Vancouver, BC (CAMRT Representative) 
Samantha Lloyd, BC Cancer | Vancouver, BC,
Thalat Monajemi, Nova Scotia Health Authority | Halifax, NS
Erika Brown, COMP | Ottawa ON
Khadija Cutcher, COMP | Ottawa ON