Improving Health Through Medical Physics


Angela R. Keyser | Alexandria, VA

AAPM Newsletter — Volume 43 No. 5 — September | October 2018

AAPM Website

Thanks for your patience through this transition to the new AAPM database. If you find a page or section of the website that is not working as it should, please send an email to which will put things into the Information Services Team queue. Someone will then respond to let you know when it has been resolved.

AAPM Transparency

Ever want to know more about the operations and governance of AAPM? AAPM's volunteer leadership continues to provide a wealth of information about the management of the organization to Members via the web. I applaud current and past leaders for seeking to provide a high level of transparency. Won't you take a few moments to review the information?

Members will find:

  • Links to AAPM's governance documents;
  • Audited financial reports dating back to 1992;
  • AAPM's current budget;
  • Minutes from AAPM Board meetings and background;
  • Minutes from past Annual Business Meetings; and,
  • Reports from all the Headquarters Site Visit Committees, a group of volunteers that reviews HQ operations every three years.

Should you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

International Day of Medical Physics on November 7

IOMP is once again promoting activities to raise awareness about the role of medical physicists through the International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP). The 2018 IDMP is scheduled for November 7, the birthdate in 1867 of Marie Sklodowska-Curie. The theme of IDMP 2018 is "Medical Physics for Patient Benefit." This is an excellent opportunity to promote the role of medical physicists. Visit the IOMP website for more information and promotional resources.

RSNA 2018 — Tomorrow's Radiology Today

Register now for the RSNA 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 25 – 30. AAPM Members must register by October 26 to receive complimentary registration. Reminder – AAPM's Headquarters Hotel is the Hyatt Regency Chicago located at 151 E. Wacker Drive. The AAPM Reception will be held on Tuesday, November 27 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Hyatt.

2018 Dues Renewals

Dues renewal notices for the 2019 year will be sent out in early October. I encourage you to pay your dues via the AAPM website. Remember, many of the regional chapters are partnering with HQ on the dues process, so make sure to check the invoice to see if you can pay your national and chapter dues with one transaction. Be mindful, though, that some chapters have a membership application process. Please only remit dues for chapters of which you are an official member.

Interested in Emeritus Membership?

If you have fully retired from the field after being a Full or Associate member of AAPM for 10+ total years (the last two consecutive) and are over the age of 55, you are eligible for Emeritus Membership.

To request a change to Emeritus, email with your request and our HQ team will do the rest!

Mark your calendars!

The 2019 AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting will be held March 30 – April 2 in Kissimmee, Florida.

The 2019 Summer School on Practical Medical Image Analysis will be held June 3 – 7 at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT.

AAPM's 2019 Annual Meeting will be held July 14 – 18 in San Antonio, TX.

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The 2017 Education and Research Fund Annual Report was recently released and is available online.

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.

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