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Convention Center Floorplan

AAPM will use Exhibit Halls D-E in the West Building. An overview can be found here [PDF].

Continuing Education Credits

The 2006 AAPM Annual Meeting will be submitted for approval for continuing education credit by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP). We anticipate that for each hour of verified attendance (this includes scientific sessions, poster discussion sessions, symposia, professional and educational courses), 1 MPCEC hour of credit will be awarded. AAPM will request up to eight (8) credits for general poster viewing.

Note: Individuals registered as Companions are not eligible for MPCEC.

CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

1. Review basic knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

2. Conduct sessions on the current state of the art and standards of practice.

3. Provide a peer interchange forum for exchanging information and concepts.

To obtain credit, attendees must complete an on-line session survey. Internet terminals will be available on-site for this purpose. You may also use your own laptop at the Wireless Lounge near the registration area, or in the comfort of your hotel room. Please note you will require your badge I.D. in order to complete the CEC session survey. A paper session tracker has been included in your registration tote, which you may find useful to track and evaluate sessions until you have time to go on-line.

You have until August 23 to complete the survey. After the meeting, registrants will be contacted with instructions for viewing the meeting transcript via the CAMPEP website.  The transcript will list a description of the sessions and the number of continuing education credits obtained.

The Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB)has approved 243 continuing education credit hours of the meeting program, which includes the Review Courses.

The survey is now closed.

Travel Arrangements

Apply early for your Visa!
Visa applicants are advised to apply as soon as they decide to travel to the United States, and at least three to four months in advance of their travel date. The following sites have additional information on applying for a visa:
United States Visas
U.S. Department of State
The National Acadamies International Visitors Office

Need a Visa letter inviting you to the AAPM Annual Meeting? Generate one here.

Offical Event Travel Service
AAPM has selected Travel Destinations Management Group as the official event travel service for the 2006 Annual Meeting. Travel July 25 - August 6 and reference the AAPM Annual Meeting to receive discounts on American Airlines.

Travel Destinations Management Group
CONTACT INFORMATION:
800-274-1997 (toll free)
410-363-3830

Reservation Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

A $30 transaction fee will be applied to all tickets purchased through Travel Destinations Management Group.

If you would prefer to make your reservations directly with American Airlines directly, please call 1-800-433-1790 and mention code A2876AG.

Ground Transportation
Rental car group rates are available at AVIS.

Shuttle transportation from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to our convention hotels is $16 one way and $26 round trip. Mears offers this discount coupon for AAPM attendees. A taxi is about $35 from the airport.

I-Ride Trolley
To travel from the convention hotels to local shops, attractions and restaurants, the convenient I-Ride Trolley operates daily 8:00am-10:30pm. The trolleys travel along International Drive, and arrive at designated stops at 20-minute intervals. A single fare is $1.00; Senior citizens pay $.25 and kids age 12 and under ride free when accompanied by a paying adult. I-Ride Trolley Map

Dates to Remember

NOW AVAILABLE 2006 AAPM Annual Meeting website - view the site for the most up to date meeting and abstract submission information.
NOW AVAILABLE Web site activated to receive electronic abstract submissions.
MARCH 2
(5 PM PT)

Deadline for receipt of 300 word abstracts and supporting data extended to March 3.

March 15 Meeting Registration and Housing available on-line.
By April 26
(REVISED DATE)
Authors notified of presentation disposition.
By May 12 Annual Meeting Scientific Program available on aapm.org
June 7 Meeting Registration Deadline to receive Discounted Registration Fees.
June 18 - 22 AAPM Summer School – "Integrating New Technologies into the Clinic: Monte Carlo and Image Guided Radiation Therapy" -University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
June 30 Last day to make housing reservations on-line at the guaranteed convention rate.
July 5 No refunds given for cancellations received after this time.  On-line registration closes.  On-site registration only after this date.
July 30 – Aug 3 AAPM Annual Meeting – Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, FL

 

Dress Code

AAPM has deemed the dress code business CASUAL for ALL AAPM Annual Meetings. Coats, ties, dresses, and heels are discouraged for both Attendees and Exhibitors.

Orlando Points of Interest

Golf Courses
Great Birding Trail, a 2,000 mile network of prime bird-watching and conservation sites.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Orlando Visitors Page
Orlando Museum of Art

Orange County Regional History Center
SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World Resort - Order discount park tickets on-line through Convention Planning Services.
Urban Think Bookstore

Special Services

Wheelchairs/ECV Rentals
Several companies in Central Florida rent wheelchairs, electronic convenience vehicles and scooters for your stay. AA Tourist Rentals, (800-941-4662, 407-767-9651) offers rentals. Wheelchairs, electric scooters and medical equipment can be rented from CARE Medical Equipment (800-741-2282, 407-856-2273) or Walker Medical and Mobility Products (888-SCOOTER, 407-331-9500). These companies will deliver to your hotel or home.

EMT on Duty
In the event of a medical emergency, dial ext. 5-1119 from any house phone in the building and/or notify a uniformed security representative.  Please have as much information about the emergency as possible (location, type of individual, nature of the emergency).  AAPM will provide a designated EMT during session hours.

Friends of Bill W Meeting
Sunday - Wednesday, 9:00pm-10:00pm
Bayhill 1, Mezzanine Level, The Peabody Hotel
Find other meetings in the area.

Companions

A Companions' Welcome Center will be available to registered companions of the AAPM's 48th Annual Meeting on Level III of the Orange County Convention Center.
Hours of Operation:

Sunday, July 30- through Wednesday, August 2 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, August 3 8:00 am - 11:00 am

 

Child Care

The AAPM will not be sponsoring childcare during this meeting. The concierge at your hotel may be able to assist you with special child care arrangements.

AAPM Welcome Center and Wireless Lounge

Seating and complimentary wireless access will be available immediately outside the Exhibit Halls in the AAPM Welcome Center and Wireless Lounge.

Wireless access in other parts of the Orange County Convention Center are available at $4.95 per hour or $24.95 per 24 hours.

Message Center

Message Center terminals provide access to internet, as well as the CEC Survey which must be completed and submitted for credit.  Terminals will be located: 

Level II
Exhibit Hall E
Near AAPM Registration, outside Room 224E

Level III
At the top of the escalator, outside Room 330

Level IV
Outside the Valencia Ballroom

The Message Center will be capable of receiving telephone and fax messages, and forwarding them to the appropriate attendee's on-site electronic mailbox. Faxes may be picked up in the registration area, during registration hours. Phone: 407-685-4000, FAX: 407-685-4002

Hours of Operation:  
Saturday, July 29- through Wednesday, August 2 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 3 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Contact Us

For general meeting information, please contact Hadijah Robertsonat hadijah@aapm.org
For scientific program or exhibitor information, please contact Lisa Rose Sullivan at lrose@aapm.org