February 11, 2011
Medical physics student wins third place at ImNO poster competition
Fourth-year medical physics student Firas Almasri won third place in a poster competition at the 2011 Imaging Network Ontario (ImNO) Conference in Toronto earlier this month.
The Imaging Network Ontario Conference runs annually and aims to partner the intellectual and innovative capabilities of Ontario universities with emerging and established medical imaging companies to create a strong and sustainable internationally competitive imaging industry in Ontario. Students and researchers present on a variety of topics including pre-clinical imaging, imaging for cardiovascular therapeutics, neuro-imaging, cancer imaging and challenges, and radiation oncology.
Almasri’s poster, entitled Ultrasound and microbubble potentiated enhancement of chemotherapy in vitro: Effect of cell type and acoustic pressure, took the prize in the Cancer Challenge Program category. Almasri was supervised by Ryerson professor Dr. Raffi Karshafian.
This is not the first time Almasri has claimed a prize at a poster competition. In October 2010, he presented at the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference (CUPC) at Dalhousie University in Halifax and took third place for best paper presentation in the medical/biophysics category.