CNSC guest speakers

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The CNSC hosts guest speakers on topics of interest to CNSC staff. These sessions take place on a regular basis throughout the year. The Guest Speaker Series is open to all CNSC staff and members of the public.

For more information please contact the CNSC.

Upcoming guest speakers

The CNSC Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Dr. Alexander (Sandy) McEwan on Friday, January 27. Dr. McEwan will be speaking at CNSC headquarters at 280 Slater Street, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in room 14-032.

Dr. McEwan’s presentation is titled “Medical Isotopes in Patient Care – Past, Present and Future”, and will focus on the therapeutic application of medical isotopes. He will give an overview of the use of medical isotopes in the past and describe how they have evolved to enhance patient diagnosis and care, as well as what can be expected in the future.

In addition to his role as a CNSC Commission member, Dr. McEwan is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of radioisotope therapy, molecular imaging and imaging biomarkers. He is currently Chair of the Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta. In 2002, he established the Edmonton PET Centre, and has built the program into major support infrastructure for the Department and for collaborators across the University. He was Special Adviser on medical isotopes to the Federal Minister of Health from 2009 to 2011, and he sits on the Nuclear Energy Agency’s High-Level Group on medical isotopes. Dr. McEwan is past president of the Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine as well as the Society of Nuclear Medicine in the United States. He is the lead in the Edmonton-led consortium to demonstrate the feasibility of manufacturing technetium-99m using a mid-energy medical cyclotron – a research program that has been awarded over $14 million through federal and provincial granting initiatives.

If you require further information or wish to RSVP, please contact Haajarah Ahmed.

The event will be held at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission headquarters at 280 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5S9.