Improving Health Through Medical Physics

AAPM Newsletter — Volume 42 No.6 — November|December 2017

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT Angela R. Keyser, Alexandria, VA

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Did You Know?
  • AAPM now provides links to ACR-AAPM Practice Parameters and Technical Standards from AAPM's Publication page.
  • There is a new EFOMP-ESTRO-IAEA document available: Quality control in cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT).
  • There are 44,000+ pictures on AAPM's Flickr site, where you will find pictures grouped by event. AAPM's history has been well documented through the photographic efforts of many members. Take some time to stroll down memory lane!
AAPM Events During RSNA 2017

REMINDER! AAPM's Headquarters during the RSNA meeting will be located at: The Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Upper Wacker Drive.

AAPM Committee meetings and annual reception will be held at the Hyatt. Make plans to join your colleagues on Tuesday, November 28 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM for the annual AAPM Reception. Special thanks to ScandiDos and Siemens Healthineers for their financial contributions to offset the costs for this event.

Visit AAPM at Booth 1109 in McCormick Place - South Building - Hall A to charge your mobile devices! Pick up information on association programs, the current list of AAPM publications, and complimentary copies of Medical Physics. In addition,checkout the recent advancements in the AAPM Virtual Library.

The most up-to-date schedule for AAPM meetings during the RSNA meeting is available online.

2018 Dues Renewal

2018 dues renewal notices were distributed in early October. You may pay your dues online or easily print out an invoice and mail in your payment. I am pleased to report that all 21 AAPM Chapters have elected to have HQ collect chapter dues. We hope that you will appreciate the convenience of paying your national and chapter dues with one transaction!

Your Online Member Profile

This is a reminder to keep your AAPM Membership Profile information up to date by going to Member Profile and making any changes necessary. Please, upload your picture if you have not already done so.

Remember to review the "Conflict of Interest" area of the Member Profile to self-report conflicts per the AAPM Conflict of Interest Policy.

Staff News

Who does what on the AAPM HQ Team? See a list with contact information and brief descriptions of responsibilities online. An Organization Chart is also provided.

Andrew Gillis started in early September as the Staff Accountant working with the other members of the Finance Team. Specifically, Andrew is working on the monthly closing of the books of record, account reconciliation, and journal entry adjustments. Although he just "officially" joined the team, Andrew provided temporary accounting services through two recent AAPM year-end audit processes and is very familiar with AAPM processes and the HQ team.

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Congratulations go out to AAPM's Membership Manager, the former Ms. Jennifer Hudson on her October 7, 2017 marriage to Matthew Richardson. I know that you will join me in wishing the happy couple many happy years as Mr. and Mrs.

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On October 26, we said "until our paths cross again" to Janet Harris, AAPM's Accounting Assistant since 2012. Janet retired from "working" to spend more time with her grandchildren (and other family members too)!

Although change is never easy and it is hard to imagine not having Janet as part of the team, we were excited to welcome Janelle Priestly in early October as the new Accounting Assistant. Janelle has extensive accounting experience, including many years with the new accounting software that AAPM will be implementing in early 2018. Janet has worked hard to prepare Janelle and I am certain that she will be a great asset.

AAPM's Headquarters Team

I firmly believe that part of the success of AAPM HQ operations is our ability to attract and retain an excellent team of high performing association management professionals. The years of service documented below is are very telling; the AAPM HQ team is very committed to serving the AAPM membership. The following AAPM team members have celebrated an AAPM anniversary in the last half of 2017. I want to publicly thank them and acknowledge their efforts.

Lisa Rose Sullivan 24 years of service Jackie Ogburn 10 years of service
Michael Woodward 21 years of service Janet Harris 5 years of service
Farhana Khan 19 years of service Abby Pardes 4 years of service
Yan-Hong Xing 11 years of service Phyllis Doak 2 years of service
Tammy Conquest 10 years of service Rohan Tapiyawala 2 years of service
Corbi Foster 10 years of service Nick Wingreen 2 years of service

The AAPM Headquarters office will be closed Thursday, November 23 – Friday, November 24, Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1. I wish you and your loved ones all the joys of the season and happiness throughout the coming year.

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