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Website Editor Report, December 2013 [publications | posted: 12/11/2013 | sunset: 1/15/2014]
Continuing Medical Physics Code Increases by 62% for 2014 [government affairs | posted: 12/9/2013 | sunset: 1/8/2014]
Radiation Oncology Program Accreditation Meeting : Registration and Housing Open [meetings | posted: 12/5/2013 | sunset: 3/14/2014]
AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting : Registration / Abstract Submission Open [meetings | posted: 12/4/2013 | sunset: 3/18/2014]
AAPM Safety Profile Assessment : A Tool for Safety and Quality Improvement in Radiotherapy [general | posted: 12/4/2013 | sunset: 1/3/2014]
Essentials and Guidelines for Clinical Medical Physics Residency Training Programs [publications | posted: 12/4/2013 | sunset: 1/3/2014]
Vendor Specific CT Dose Education Slides added to the CT Protocols Page [publications | posted: 11/27/2013 | sunset: 12/27/2013]
The Research Seed Funding Grant [education | posted: 10/21/2013 | sunset: 3/10/2014]
The AAPM Fellowship for the Training of a Doctoral Candidate in the Field of Medical Physics [education | posted: 10/21/2013 | sunset: 4/17/2014]
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