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Meeting attendees can earn MPCEC, SAM and/or MDCB credits for viewing of sessions in the live platform during the meeting or via the on-demand platform until 8/27/2020. Virtual attendance is required for the DURATION of each live or on-demand session. Attendance will be tracked via virtual software. The final step is to complete the required online CEC evaluation.

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Medical Physicists

The AAPM will apply to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) for approval of the 2020 Joint AAPM | COMP Virtual Meeting for (MPCEC) hours. In addition, AAPM will request up to eight (8) credits for general poster viewing. To obtain MPCEC credit, attendees must complete an online evaluation survey. Please note your badge I.D. is required to complete the CEC evaluation survey. The following information outlines the number of credits qualified medical physicists could earn for participating at the meeting

Shortly after their scheduled time, all presentations will be available on-demand, allowing attendees the flexibility to view content at their convenience up to six weeks after the meeting. Attendees can earn credits by viewing the on-demand content and completing the online evaluation survey.

To obtain MPCEC and/or SAM credit, attendees must complete an online evaluation survey.

Following the meeting and the close of the AAPM online evaluation system, AAPM will provide CAMPEP with participant contact information, credits earned, and the appropriate processing fees in order for individual participants to access their personal 2020 Joint AAPM | COMP Virtual Meeting transcript via the CAMPEP online MPCEC Repository database. Please be advised, CAMPEP transcripts are viewable via the CAMPEP online MPCEC Repository database. Participants will not receive a hardcopy CAMPEP transcript. Should a participant need a hardcopy of their 2020 Joint AAPM | COMP Virtual Meeting transcript, an individual may order a hardcopy transcript from CAMPEP. View details here.

Continuing Education Program Objectives:

  1. Review basic knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
  2. Conduct sessions on the current state of the art and standards of practice.
  3. Provide a peer interchange forum for exchanging information and concepts

Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits

  • AAPM has applied to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) for MPCEC credit.
  • Attendees can only evaluate sessions that have taken place on days covered by their registration category.

CEC Evaluation System is now closed. Credits will be released to attendees on September 8, 2020.


SAM Questions

The SAM quiz questions will be available for viewing before each SAM session starts. View the SAM quiz questions »

SAM Process

Many AAPM members now require Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as defined by the American Board of Radiology. SAM are not required but can be used to meet the (ABR) American Board of Radiology self-assessment continuing education (SA-CE) requirements. The 2020 Joint AAPM | COMP Virtual Meeting will offer 88 SAM sessions. 110 SAM SA-CE credit hours will be available.

In an effort to provide increased SAM offerings and to allow the maximum time for speakers to adequately cover presentation content, the AAPM has implemented a new SAM Process.

It’s simple….

  • SAM session attendance will be verified via virtual software.
  • Complete the SAM session questions using the Online Evaluation System. SAM questions are no longer embedded in SAM presentations, so audience interaction is not needed.

Here's how to successfully obtain SA-CE credit:

  • Individuals interested in earning SA-CE credit must register for SAM...pre-meeting.
  • Upon beginning a designated SAM session, your attendance will automatically be verified via the virtual software. You must attend the entire SAM session to be eligible to obtain SAM credit.
  • To obtain credit, you must answer the SAM questions associated with the session in the Online Evaluation System. Your answer does not need to be correct to earn credit, however, you must respond to all questions for the session to earn credit.
  • Your responses are a self-assessment of knowledge gained during designated sessions. In the evaluation system, you will be provided with the aggregate of how other participants responded to each question along with your answer.
  • The Online Evaluation system will remain open through 11:59 pm ET, Thursday August 27, 2020. Evaluations MUST be completed by that time for credits to be earned.

Please note:

  • SAM sessions are open to all meeting attendees. Individuals who do not need SA-CE credits can attend the sessions and complete the online evaluation to obtain MPCEC credit. SAM questions are not provided to Non SAM participants.


  • Use a personal smartphone, tablet, or laptop to access the Online Evaluation System in order to evaluate a session and complete SAM questions in real time during the session.
  • Attendees will have access to SAM questions prior to and during the meeting.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as defined by ABR

Many AAPM members now require Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as defined by the American Board of Radiology (ABR):

  • At least 75 continuing education (CE) credits are required every 3 years.
  • CE credits may be met by a combination of Category 1 credits (CAMPEP or ACCME) and self-directed educational projects (SDEPs).
  • At least 25 of the 75 CE credits must be self-assessment CE (SA-CE).
  • Other than ABR prequalified self assessment modules (SAM) and SDEPs, the ABR will count all AMA Category 1 CME activities in "enduring materials" (including webbased and print) and "journal-based CME" formats toward the MOC self-assessment requirement.
  • SAM are not required but can be used to meet the (SA-CE) requirements.
  • Information regarding the MOC requirements can be found at What is MOC.

AAPM has selected to offer 88 SAM sessions at the Annual Meeting as the mechanism by which attendees can earn SA-CE.

SAMs allow for interactive learning and self-assessment of knowledge gained during designated sessions, submitted for ABR approval.

Once the meeting registration closes you will not have the ability to add SAMs.

AAPM Transfers SAM Credits to the CME Gateway.

Update your CME Gateway account for automatic transfer of SAM/SA-CE Credits:

  • Sign onto the CME Gateway.
  • Click on the tab titled "Participating Organizations".
  • Select The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SAM/SA-CME)
  • Enter your AAPM user ID and password and click register.
  • Click on the individual Participating Organizations Reports link to view SAM credits.
  • 2020 AAPM Annual Meeting SAM Credits will transfer to the CME Gateway on September 08, 2020.

Medical Dosimetrists

AAPM will apply to the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) for approval of MDCB credits for the 2020 Joint AAPM | COMP Virtual Meetins. To obtain credit, attendees must complete an online evaluation survey. Badge ID and CMD Number are required.

Following the meeting, AAPM will report the medical dosimetrist participant credits earned to the MDCB.

MDCB Credit Sessions

  • Calibrating the Radiologist: Sequential Effects in the Reading Room (O)
  • Radiation Dose in Radiography and Fluoroscopy (O)
  • Ontologies Supporting Diagnostic Imaging, Therapy and Science (O)
  • Quantitative Imaging (O)
  • FLASH Therapy - Current Status and the Way to the Clinic (O)
  • Anatomical and Clinical Diagnostic Reference Levels: An Update (O)
  • Discontinuing Patient Gonadal Shielding: Why AAPM CARES (O)
  • Monitoring, Mitigation, and Impact of Intrafraction Tumor Motion (O)
  • Imaging for Proton Therapy (O)
  • Education Council Symposium: CAMPEP 101 (O)
  • Hashtags 101: Social Media for Medical Physicists (O)
  • Imaging/Diagnostics QA Phantoms (O)
  • Radiation Dose in Computed Tomography (O)
  • Multimodality Imaging (O)
  • SCIENCE COUNCIL SESSION: Data-Driven Automation and Decision Making and Explanatory AI (O)
  • Thunder and Light(ning): Applications and Potential of Radiation Acoustics and Optics (O)
  • The Era for Theranostics in Imaging and Therapy (O)
  • Advances in Permanent Seed/Source Implantation (PSI) Brachytherapy (O)
  • Adaptive Radiotherapy (O)
  • AAPM Medical Physics Student Meeting: Radiobiology - The Key Toward Individualized Patient Care (O)
  • Computed Tomography (O)
  • Pre-Clinical and Optical Imaging (O)
  • Medical Image Synthesis in Radiotherapy (O)
  • Image Registration and Synthesis (O)
  • Quality, Safety and Automation (O)
  • Dosimeters and Portal Dosimetry (O)
  • Image Quality and Dosimetry Assessments for C-Arm CBCT Systems - Assessment Options from AAPM Report 238 (O)
  • Case-based Review: MRI Safety (O)
  • TG 203: Implanted Cardiac Devices (O)
  • Clinical Outcomes Modeling (O)
  • Introduction to Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Therapy (O)
  • MS vs PhD vs DMP: A Live Medical Physics Podcast (O)
  • Beam Scanning Systems (O)
  • President's Symposium: Improving Health Quality; Increasing Global Impact (O)
  • J.R. Cameron - J.R. Cunningham Young Investigator Symposium (O)
  • Troubleshooting Issues in Diagnostic Imaging: Case Studies and Discussion (O)
  • A Point/Counterpoint on Current and Future Directions for Patient Specific QA (O)
  • ADCL Calibrations - More Than Just a Number (O)
  • Image Guidance for Therapeutic Ultrasound (O)
  • An Introductory Odyssey Through Spin Physics (O)
  • Multiparametic MRI for Precision Radiotherapy: From Physics to Clinical Applications (O)
  • Cranial SRS Advances (O)
  • President's Satellite Symposium: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Cancer Care (O)
  • Professional Economics Update (O)
  • More than Just a Pretty Picture: Making MRI Quantitative (O)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (O)
  • Imaging for Particle Therapy (O)
  • Automatic Segmentation (O)
  • FLASH Enabling Technologies and Fast Monte Carlo Methods (O)
  • ACR Programs and Updates (O)
  • The Water Tankless Annual and Two-Hour Monthly QA, Ways to Improve Your Life with Detector Arrays Without Sacrificing Quality (O)
  • The Radiation Oncology Data Sharing Landscape: Registries, Clinical Trials, Data Warehouses (O)
  • Getting Under the Hood in the IR/Cath Lab: Utilizing New Standards for Performance Evaluations (O)
  • Mentorship: Let's Look at Both Sides of the Equation (O)
  • The Robots are Coming! AI for Breast Imaging Interpretation (O)
  • Mammography and Other Breast Imaging (O)
  • Quantitative Imaging for Treatment Assessment (O)
  • AI in Clinical Medical Physics (O)
  • Recent Developments in Proton Therapy (O)
  • Real Time Imaging and Tracking for SBRT (O)
  • Updates on Shielding Design for Diagnostic Medical Physicists (O)
  • Practical Aspects of FLASH: What Physicists Should Know (O)
  • Imaging Biomarkers in Radiation Oncology and Beyond: Development, Evaluation and Clinical Translation (O)
  • Professionalism and Soft Skills in Residency: Finding a Happy Medium Between Didactic Instruction and Self-directed Learning (O)
  • Formalizing Professionalism and Soft Skills Training in Residency: Examples from Programs (O)
  • Cone-beam CT (O)
  • Radiography and Fluoroscopy (O)
  • Outcome Prediction and Treatment Assessment (O)
  • Patient-Centered Therapy (O)
  • Cardiac Imaging, Sparing and Ablation (O)
  • Modern Mammography QC: Managing Quality Amidst a Mindset of Growth (O)
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy and Beyond: Principles and Radiologists' Perspectives (O)
  • Matters of the Heart: From Cardiac Radioablation to Cardiac Sparing and Toxicity (O)
  • Automated Planning and Data-Driven Plan Quality Control (O)
  • MPLA Session: Personal Leadership in Uncertain Times (O)
  • Conflict to Mutual Goals: Foundational Mindset and Skills (O)
  • GYN Brachytherapy Applicators (O)
  • Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging: From Benchtop to a Clinical Protocol (O)
  • MRI in Radiotherapy (O)
  • Automated Treatment Planning (O)
  • Advanced MR in Clinic (O)
  • Mechanisms and Clinical Significance of Particle RBE (O)
  • Practical Integration of MRI in Clinical Radiation Oncology (O)
  • Guidelines for Writing and Reviewing AAPM Task Group Reports (O)
  • Why Smart AAPM and COMP Members Do Dumb Things (O)
  • Imaging/Diagnostic QA Software (O)
  • How Low Can CT Dose Go? Future Dose Reduction Technologies (O)
  • Development of New Affordable Medical Physics Technology for the Developing World (O)
  • Novel Imaging Technologies for IGRT (O)
  • Proton and Heavy Ion Therapy (O)
  • Radiobiology of Ion Therapy (O)
  • Molecular Imaging Guided Interventions (O)
  • Point/Counterpoint: Most Pediatric Patients Should Be Treated at Proton Therapy Centers (O)
  • Joint AAPM-ESTRO Symposium: Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Radiotherapy Practice (O)
  • Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise - Radiation Oncology Progress Report and Open House (O)
  • Are You the One Dropping the Ball? Tools, Tips and Tricks for Improving Workplace Efficiency in the Clinical and Research Setting (O)
  • Dynamic and Photon-Counting CT (O)
  • Nuclear Medicine (O)
  • Advances of Radiomics and Genomics in Cancer Management (O)
  • Small Animal Radiotherapy: What's New? (O)
  • Small Animal Irradiator and Radiobiology (O)
  • Fluoroscopic Dose Tracking: Trials, Tribulations, and Successes (O)
  • An Immuno-Oncology Primer for Physicists (O)
  • Physics Requirements for Implementing a Radiopharmaceutical Therapy (RPT) Program (O)
  • International Symposium: AAPM and International Activities-Bending Silos to Foster Success (O)
  • Hot Topics in Breast MRI (O)
  • Deep Learning in MRI (O)
  • Radiomics and Genomics (O)
  • Real-time Imaging and Tracking (O)
  • Radiation Therapy in the Era of Artificial Intelligence (O)
  • Current Status and Issues with Dental and Maxillofacial CBCT: Potential Methodologies for Quality Control and Management of this Technology (O)
  • Diagnostic Imaging and 100 mSv+ Doses (O)
  • End to End (E2E) Testing in Radiation Therapy (O)
  • Dual Energy CT Applications in Radiotherapy (O)
  • Clinical Communication Training for Medical Physicists (O)
  • Effective Communication for Leading Diverse Clinical Teams (O)
  • Joint EFOMP|AAPM Symposium: Total Body PET: The Ultimate Molecular Imaging Tool (O)
  • Next Steps in Image-Guided Surgery: Improvements in Planning and Delivery (O)
  • Image Guided Ablation:  Is It Heating Up or Cooling Down? (O)
  • Novel Brachytherapy Techniques (O)
  • Nanotechnology and Radionuclide Therapy (O)
  • Imaging for Treatment Planning and Adaptive Therapy (O)
  • Treatment Planning and Delivery Techniques (O)
  • Outcome Modeling and Response Prediction (O)
  • Scope of Practice, Code of Ethics, and Liability in Clinical Medical Physics Practice (O)
  • The Evolution of the ABR Certification Program to its Current State (O)
  • Spectral CT Imaging (O)
  • Novel Imaging Technologies (O)
  • Dosimetry for Radionuclide Therapies: How do we get there and where can it take us? (O)
  • Re-Irradiation Imaging, Planning and Biology (O)
  • NCRP 184 - Radiation Exposure to Patients in the United States (O)
  • Imaging for Surgery and other Interventions (O)
  • Development of a Clinical Program for MR-Linac Technology: Tips from Installation to Clinical Implementation (O)
  • Quality Control for Imaging and Therapy (O)
  • Y-90: Physician and Physicist Perspectives (O)
  • SBRT and SRS (O)
  • Imaging/Diagnostic QA Software (O)

Online Evaluation System

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as defined by ABR

To obtain credit, attendees must complete the online evaluation survey.

The Online Evaluation system will remain open through 11:59 pm ET, Thursday, August 27, 2020. Evaluations MUST be completed by that time for credits to be earned. After the close of the online evaluation system, registrants will be contacted with instructions for viewing the meeting transcript via the CAMPEP website. The transcript will list a description of the sessions and the number of continuing education credits obtained.

Please note: You must enter your badge ID and Last Name in order to access the CEC evaluation system.

Credits will be posted by September 08, 2020.

SAM Questions

The SAM quiz questions will be available for viewing before each SAM session starts. View the SAM quiz questions »