As we all abide by social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sun Nuclear is pleased to offer virtual educational opportunities to the physics community. We hereby announce a French Poster Competition in support of a Virtual QA & Dosimetry Symposium for France.

About the Event

The purpose of this event is for medical physicists to exchange ideas and QA and dosimetry experience using the solutions Sun Nuclear provides. Authors will submit the poster in both English and French. A panel of judges will select the top six posters to present in a series of Virtual QADS webinars to physicists in France. The top three authors will also receive the following prizes:

  • First Place: SunCHECK™ Machine (license for 1 linear accelerator) and one (1) Daily QA™ 3
  • Second Place: One (1) Daily QA™ 3
  • Third Place: One (1) travel grant to ESTRO 2021 (includes flight, hotel, and registration)*

Poster Topics

Authors may submit any work featuring a Sun Nuclear solution. Below are suggested subjects, but papers are not limited to these ideas:

  • Linac acceptance and TPS commissioning, with references to guidelines such as AAPM TG-106
  • Patient-specific QA, with references to guidelines such as AAPM TG-119 and TG-218
  • SRS/SBRT commissioning and QA, with references to guidelines such as AAPM TG-101 and IAEA TRS483
  • Linac QA, with references to guidelines such as AAPM TG-142
  • Comprehensive QA platform for efficiency improvement
  • Transit Dosimetry for patient safety throughout the treatment course
  • Remote QA during the pandemic
  • Modality/technique-specific QA, such as MR-Linac, Halcyon, HyperArc, etc.

Selection Process

A panel of judges consists of physicists from Sun Nuclear Corporation, including Jeff Kapatoes, Ph.D., Jennifer Hamilton, M.E., DABR, Mark Rose, Ph.D., Greg Robinson, M.S., Jennifer Clark, M.S. DABR, and Jie Shi, Ph.D. The panel will select the best posters according to criteria that includes:

  • relevance to the current clinical needs on QA and dosimetry,
  • originality,
  • quality of the data and data analysis,
  • organization/presentation of the materials.

Submission Details & Important Dates

Digital posters should be sent as a PPT or PDF file, and all submissions must be received via the Submission form.

Important Dates:

September 14, 2020Digital Poster Due
September 28, 2020Top-rated Posters Announced
October 12, 2020Virtual QADS Registration Open (no cost to join)
October 19, 2020Virtual QADS Webinar series begins

*All cash prize grants are reimbursed by receipts and are subject to verification of compliance with applicable laws, rules, and contractual obligations.

Submit your poster here

Our thanks to SEEmed, Sun Nuclear distributor in France, for co-sponsoring this event.