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Nov. 10, 2018
2018 DPMB Newsletter is published.[link]

Jun. 14, 2018
Congratulations to the student winners from DPMB for the oral and poster presentation competition at the 2018 CAP Congress! [details]

Apr. 10, 2018

DPMB calls for nominations of Vice Chair position.[link]

Jan. 31, 2018

Invited speakers for DPMB organized (jointly organized) sessions in the 2018 CAP Congress are announced.[link]

Jan. 17, 2018
The 2018 CAP Congress abstract submission is open with the submission deadline of Feb. 28, 2018. DPMB welcomes submissions for both oral and poster presentations. [link]

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Welcome to DPMB!


The Division of Physics in Medicine and Biology (DPMB) brings together university physicists, researchers, clinical physicists, graduate and undergraduate physics students that share a strong interest in the application of physics to solve complex problems from the cellular dynamic level to cancer treatments encompassing, but not limited to, mathematical and numerical modeling of biological systems, biomechanics, imaging from single cells to the human body, nuclear medicine as well as new theragnostic developments. As such, the mission of the DPMB is two folds: 1) to raise the profile of research in physics related to medicine and biology in Canada and 2) to support research opportunities and graduate training for students interested in research related to medical and biological physics. This website is our attempt to fully promote DPMB mission and simultaneously favor greater interconnection among the Canadian physics community for all topics related to the application of physics in the biological and medical fields. We openly welcome all interested in these topics to join CAP and DPMB (more information for the membership). We are looking forward, with the input of this community, to see its scope growing over time.


Message from the Past Chair

The 2018 CAP annual meeting was the home of a few firsts for the division. We saw the first edition of a DPMB 101 session (link for details) to open the meeting. Based on a proposal by former division Chair Christopher Bergevin, these are meant as introductory talks, accessible to any physicists to promote concepts used in biophysics and medical physics. This year Chris discussed random walker and electrodiffusion while Philippe Després introduced us to computed tomography imaging, looking into the historical perspective, recent advance and an overview of where the field is going. Another first was the get-together event at the University Club (pub!), where numerous ideas to help further the standing and activities of the division were discussed around a beer. A few of these ideas look promising and will be further explored by the executive in developing the 2019 meeting in Simon Fraser. ... [read more]