Improving Health Through Medical Physics


Angela R. Keyser | Alexandria, VA

AAPM Newsletter — Volume 43 No. 4 — July | August 2018

AAPM has an independent audit performed yearly

AAPM created an Audit Committee that reports to the Board of Directors over 10 years ago to foster a governance structure of accountability. The primary function of this group is to monitor the integrity of AAPM's financial reporting process, the appropriateness of the organization's accounting policies and internal controls and the independence and performance of the independent auditors. AAPM's Audit Committee, chaired by Jennifer Smilowitz, met at AAPM HQ on June 5 and will provide a report to the Board at the August 2 Board of Director's meeting in Denver. AAPM audit reports going back to 1992 are available online.

AAPM Professional Survey

The 2017 Professional Survey is available online. You can download a PDF from the web or have the document emailed to you. If you have any problems, please contact HQ.

Election Process online only!

Elections for the 2019 Officers and Board Members-At-Large are now in process and will run through July 11. The election process will be online only so be alert to email announcements.

A new AAPM Report is available online:

Image guidance doses delivered during radiotherapy: Quantification, management, and reduction: Report of the AAPM Therapy Physics Committee Task Group 180 is now available on the AAPM Reports list.

AAPM and ASTRO leaders meet

Members of AAPM's Executive Committee and ASTRO Board of Directors are scheduled to meet on June 26 to discuss matters of mutual interest. This yearly meeting of AAPM and ASTRO leaders acknowledges the complimentary missions of the organizations, reflecting the close professional relationship between medical physicists and radiation oncologists.

#AAPM2018 – Annual Meeting News


Get your attendance approved now with the Top 5 Reasons the AAPM Annual Meeting Offers a Good ROI! Find supportive information to give to your supervisor and share our prewritten letter with all the benefits. Print and share with the individual who authorizes your travel.

Tuesday, July 31 from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM will be dedicated time to Visit the Vendors. An online Buyers Guide is available, with information about the exhibiting companies. Exhibit hours are:

  • Sunday, July 29 – 12:30 – 5:00 PM
  • Monday, July 30 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 31 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 1 – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Make plans to attend the 2018 Annual Business and Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, August 1 from 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm in the Karl Dean Ballroom A1 of the Music City Center. AAPM's President Bruce Thomadsen and Treasurer Mahadevappa Mahesh will report on the status of the organization. What should AAPM be working on? How can the organization better serve you? Members of the AAPM Board of Directors want to hear directly from the membership. Here's your chance to be heard.

Taking a lesson from the successful format of the 2016 and 2017 Nights Out, the 2018 Night Out will not be a dinner event. You are encouraged to meet your colleagues at the venue for limited light snacks and then make your way to one of the many restaurants in the area for dinner. Or, dine first and make your way to the event for a bite of something sweet at the end of the evening!

AAPM will take over the entire Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, featuring two expansive floors of gallery space, and safeguarding over 2.5 million diverse artifacts. Follow the evolution of country music, within the context of American history. For those who like to dance, Gary Jenkins & the Thundering Hearts will be playing upstairs. If you've ever yearned to try line dancing, two instructors will give lessons to those willing to try!

Each adult Night Out ticket will include one drink ticket, good for a beer or a glass of wine. Please make your plans and dine at a restaurant of your choice and favorite cuisine. We encourage you to either make reservations on your own, or with help from the restaurant desk at the Music City Center.

Please note: Trade in your Night Out ticket for a lanyard/event map required for admittance. Stop by the AAPM Registration Desk on Monday or Tuesday for your Ticket/Lanyard trade.

RSNA 2018 Tomorrow's Radiology Today

Register now for the RSNA 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 25 – 30. Reminder: AAPM's Headquarters Hotel is the Hyatt Regency Chicago located at 151 E. Wacker Drive.

AAPM's HQ Team . . . at your service!

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.

Headquarters News

Congratulations to AAPM's Office Services Assistant Aaron Rudd on receiving his Bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in HR Management from Strayer University on June 23.

Staff Recognition

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 following AAPM team members celebrated an AAPM anniversary in the first half of 2018. I want to publicly thank them and acknowledge their efforts.

Nancy Vazquez 22 years of service Rachel Smiroldo 7 years of service
Zailu Gao 18 years of service Shayna Knazik 4 years of service
Jennifer Hudson 17 years of service Richard Martin 4 years of service
Karen MacFarland 15 years of service Robert McKoy 4 years of service
Lisa Schober 13 years of service Jaime Hoza 2 years of service
Laurie Allen 11 years of service Jill Moton 1 year of service
Viv Dennis 8 years of service Aaron Rudd 1 year of service
Melissa Liverpool 7 years of service Ashely Zhu 1 year of service

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