OMPI30: The Great (Medical Physics) Debate

OMPI30: The Great (Medical Physics) Debate

Categories: General, Lectures and Seminars | Intended for

Thursday, October 17, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Add to calendar

Location Details

40 Ruskin St., Ottawa ON K1Y 4W7, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Room H-2367 (Centre Foustanellas Auditorium)

Contact Information

Paul Johns, 6135202600,


No registration required.



About this Event

Host Organization: Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Ottawa Medical Physics Institute (OMPI)
More Information: Please click here for additional details.

This event is part of #OMPI30, a celebration of 30 years of collaboration and innovation in medical physics. To learn more visit

Join us for a showdown between two teams as they debate a subject in medical physics!

In lieu of the typical seminar, this special event is part of the continued OMPI 30th anniversary celebrations. “The Great (Medical Physics) Debate” – with topic chosen by the OMPI membership – will take place over approximately 60-65 minutes with two teams (of two debaters) putting their best words forward in favour or against the resolution to convince the audience that they deserve the win – using only their opening statement, rebuttal points, and closing statements to make their case, teams must ensure that their points are clear, concise, yet comprehensive.

The aim here is to have a structured yet fun flow of ideas and facts, not a TV style political debate to score points and airtime – although respectful challenges will be encouraged and permitted. Depending upon available time, there may be an opportunity to pose one or two questions to teams during or following the debate.

Please note: The seminar will begin promptly at 4 p.m.

For Oct. 17 at the Heart Institute, we recommend parking in the surface lot P2 on Ruskin St across the street from the Heart Institute, or the multi-storey garage P1. View the map or visit the Heart Institute website for more information about parking onsite.