Improving Health Through Medical Physics


Robin Stern, PhD | Sacramento, CA

AAPM Newsletter — Volume 44 No. 3 — May | June 2019

We've got another great Annual Meeting programmed for this year. Some of the exciting and new offerings are:
  • Medical Physics Life Hacks (Tuesday 11:00-12:15). Learn real-world solutions to real-world problems in both the Therapy and Diagnostics realms. This will be a fun, engaging, interactive session where anyone can share their favorite tips, tricks, life-hacks, and Jedi mind tricks. You will be able to vote for your favorite hack, win prizes, and most importantly, learn something new that you can take back home and immediately apply to your practice. Be part of the session! Submit your hack along with photos, videos, and a description of how it all works and how it saves you time to by June 15.
  • Multidisciplinary Joint AAPM-SNMMI Symposium: Nuclear Medicine Theranostics and Functional Image-guided Radiation Therapy for Precision Oncology (Monday 7:30 – 9:30). Please joint this “Best of SNMMI” session, where highlights from the Physics, Instrumentation, and Data Science sessions as SNMMI will be presented.
  • Day of QA (Wednesday). The Therapy Education track is presenting an entire day of QA-related sessions. Come and see how your colleagues are performing QA from adaptive therapy to verification of your linac beams.
  • Joint ISMRM-AAPM Symposium on MR Safety Foundations (Monday 7:30 – 9:30). Three education sessions on MR safety practice will be delivered by field experts from clinical and research environments. Learn about MR safety foundations, operational structure and the role of physicist experts in maintaining the MR safe environment.
  • Outstanding Science Published in 2018: Medical Physics & JACMP (Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00). Hear award-winning authors discuss how they created and developed their projects, and receive advice on how to select and develop your own high-impact research project. Learn from the experts some of the pitfalls they have encountered and how to avoid them.
  • Day of Scripting and Programming (Monday). Three sessions spanning the Therapy Education and Practical tracks will discuss scripting and programming for the clinic and for research. These are complemented by two Partners in Solutions Therapy sessions on vendor solutions for scripting (Monday 1:30-3:45 and Wednesday 10:00- 12:15).
  • Current Challenges and Prospects in Particle Therapy (Monday 2:45 – 3:45). This session will present highlights from the November 2018 special edition of Medical Physics.
  • Young Investigators Symposium (Monday 1:45 – 3:45): Please note the time change for this session highlighting some of the best younger researchers in our field. And then attend the Awards Ceremony Monday evening to see which of them receive the John R. Cameron Young Investigator Awards.

There will be many more interesting sessions, including the 3-day Ultrasound Specialty track, two Distinguished Lectureships, a four-part Leadership Symposium on "The Understanding and Courage to Lead," the Med Phys Slam, and too many more to list. Check out the meeting program and use the taxonomy and keywords to help plan your meeting.

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