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Speakers Biography

Dr Nina A. Mayr, MD, FASTRO, FAAAS

Professor and Senior Academic Advisor to the Executive Vice President of Health Sciences

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI USA

Dr. Nina Mayr is a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington. Dr. Mayr specialises in the treatment of women’s cancers, lung cancer, neuro-oncology, and tumour imaging.


Dr. Nina A. Mayr is Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany. She completed her radiation oncology residency and a fellowship in Breast and Gynecologic Radiation Oncology at the University of Iowa, where she subsequently served on the faculty. Before she created the Department of Radiation Medicine at the Ohio State University and served as its inaugural Chair, she was the Director of Radiation Oncology and Professor & Vice Chair of Radiological Sciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU), where she built OU’s new radiation oncology facility. In 2013 Dr. Mayr joined the University of Washington (UW) and served as the Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology from 2013 to 2018. She is currently the George E. Laramore Endowed Professor in the UW School of Medicine.


Dr Gael Boivin, MD-PhD

Senior Scientist in Radiobiology


 Varian Medical Systems

Gael Boivin is a MD-PhD graduated in radiobiology-immunology from the university of Lausanne Switzerland.


He graduated from Medicine in 2014 in Geneva, joined the Department of Radiation Oncology in Lausanne from 2014-2019 where he did his fundamental PhD studying lung cancer radiation, FLASH radiation and tumor immunology; as well as acquired some clinical experience.


Prior to joining Varian, he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at EPFL Switzerland studying mechanisms of resistance to standard therapies in lung cancer. He currently works at Varian in the Medical Affairs Department as a Senior Scientist in Radiobiology. He supervises multiple research projects, mostly related

to FLASH, across multiple public institution.

Medical Director &

Senior Radiation Oncologist

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Dr Wong Seng Cheong, Alvin

Senior Consultant, Department of Haematology-Oncology, National University Cancer Institute Singapore


Department of Medical Oncology, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Dr Alvin Wong graduated from NUS in 1992 and completed his training in medical oncology with the Department of Haematology Oncology in 2001 where he now serves as senior consultant. He did a laboratory stint in Tumour Immunology at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore in 2002. He sub-specialises in genitourinary malignancies (kidney, prostate, bladder and germ cell cancers). His research collaborations include the investigation of Tumour Associated Macrophages in Renal Cell Carcinoma (Singapore Immunology Network) and the epidemiology of prostate cancer (NUS Epidemiology & Public Health). He has published on a range of topics in local and international journals and enjoys a ‘seamless’ approach to GU cancers with his trainees and colleagues. He maintains a lively interest in bioethical issues.

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