AAPM’s 59th Annual Meeting Program is Now Available

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The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) has posted the full Meeting Program for its 59th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, to be held in Denver, CO on July 30-August 3, 2017 on its website.

“We’re honored to have such a strong slate of presenters who will detail the latest research to our attendees,” said AAPM President Melissa C. Martin.

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) has posted the full Meeting Program online for its 59th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, to be held in Denver, CO on July 30-August 3, 2017. The program will also be published in its entirety in the June issue of the Medical Physics Journal.

The AAPM Meeting’s comprehensive program allows participants to share scientific discoveries, learn how to further improve patient diagnosis and care and exchange ideas with their peers in an effort to help therapy and imaging professionals meet increasing demands.

This year, AAPM has expanded its Self-Assessment Modules (SAM) offerings in Education, Practical, Professional and Scientific Programs to deliver a total of 86 SAM. SAM may be used to meet the ABR’s (American Board of Radiology) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements.

“We’re honored to have such a strong slate of presenters who will detail the latest research to our attendees in a variety of formats including E-poster sessions, distinguished lectureships and even a mini-series on MRI in RT,” said AAPM President Melissa C. Martin.

The AAPM Annual Meeting draws thousands of therapy professionals and imaging professionals working in a wide variety of medical imaging fields including radiology and oncology. Additional new and exciting features have been planned as AAPM brings the medical physics profession together to address and meet the new challenges medical physicists face daily.

Those interested in attending the AAPM Annual Meeting receive early registration savings when they sign up by June 21, 2017. More information is available at http://www.aapm.org/meetings/2017AM.

About AAPM and Medical Physicists
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is the premier organization in medical physics, a broadly-based scientific and professional discipline encompassing physics principles and applications in biology and medicine whose mission is to advance the science, education and professional practice of medical physics. Medical physicists contribute to the effectiveness of radiological imaging procedures by assuring radiation safety and helping to develop improved imaging techniques (e.g., mammography CT, MR, Ultrasound). They contribute to development of therapeutic techniques (e.g., prostate implants, stereotactic radiosurgery), collaborate with radiation oncologists to design treatment plans, and monitor equipment and procedures to ensure that cancer patients receive the prescribed dose of radiation to the correct location. Medical physicists are responsible for ensuring that imaging and treatment facilities meet the rules and regulations of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and various state regulatory agencies. AAPM represents over 8,500 medical physicists.

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