AAPM will use Exhibit Halls B-C on Level I of the Minneapolis Convention Center. (Click on image to see full-size version).
The 2007 AAPM Annual Meeting has been approved for continuing education credit by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP). This includes both the Diagnostic and Therapy Physics Review courses. 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.
Following the meeting, AAPM will provide CAMPEP with participant contact information, credits earned, and the appropriate processing fees in order for individual participants to access their personal 2007 AAPM Annual Meeting transcript via the CAMPEP online MPCEC Repository database. Please be advised, CAMPEP transcripts are viewable via the CAMPEP online MPCEC Repository database. Participants will not receive a hardcopy CAMPEP transcript. Should a participant need a hardcopy of the 2007 AAPM Annual Meeting transcript, an individual may order a hardcopy transcript from CAMPEP. View details here.
Note: Individuals registered as Companions are not eligible for MPCEC.
CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
- Review basic knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
- Conduct sessions on the current state of the art and standards of practice.
- 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 either inside or outside the exhibit hall, 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.
You have until August 24 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.
MEDICAL DOSIMETRIST CERTIFICATION BOARD (MDCB)
The Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) has approved 263 continuing education credit hours of the meeting program, which includes the Review Courses. Medical Dosimetrists seeking credit should ask for a paper MDCB form at the AAPM registration desk in Minneapolis.
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC) as defined by ABR
Many AAPM members now require Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as defined by the American Board of Radiology. AAPM is offering Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) which allow for interactive learning and self-assessment of knowledge gained during 8 designated sessions, to be submitted for ABR approval.
The survey is now closed.
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.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is approximately 16 miles from AAPM convention hotels and the convention center.
Official Event Travel Service
AAPM has selected Travel Destinations Management Group as the official event travel service for the 2007 Annual Meeting. Travel July 14 - August 5 and reference the AAPM Annual Meeting to receive discounts on Northwest Airlines.
Travel Destinations Management Group
800-274-1997 (toll free)
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
A $32 transaction fee will be applied to all tickets purchased through Travel Destinations Management Group.
If you would prefer to make your reservations directly with Northwest Airlines, please call 1-800-328-1111 and mention code NMBLQ.
Ground Transportation from MSP
Downtown Minneapolis is approximately 16 miles from the airport, with taxi fares averaging $28.00-$36.00. Taxis are available at the Lindbergh and Humphrey Terminals. Taxi service at the Lindbergh Terminal is accessible via the Tram Level. Signs direct passengers one level up to the cab starter booth, where airport staff will assist passengers obtaining a taxi. At the Humphrey Terminal, taxi service is available at the Humphrey Ground Transportation Center, which is located in the Humphrey Parking ramp on Level 1.
Light Rail service to downtown is also available, however the closest station to convention hotels (Nicollet Mall on the Hiawatha Line) requires a bit of athletic endurance for attendees with luggage (5-8 block walk, depending on where you're staying.)
Rental car group rates are available at AVIS.
|NOW AVAILABLE||2007 AAPM Annual Meeting website - view the site for the most up to date meeting and abstract submission information.|
|January 8||Web site activated to receive electronic abstract submissions.|
|Deadline for receipt of 300 word abstracts and supporting data.|
|March 7||Meeting Registration and Housing available on-line.|
|By April 17||Authors notified of presentation disposition.|
|By May 11||Annual Meeting Scientific Program available on aapm.org|
|June 1||Meeting Registration Deadline to receive Discounted Registration Fees.|
|June 25||No refunds given for cancellations received after this time. On-line registration closes. On-site registration only after this date.|
|June 25||On-line housing closes.|
|July 22-26||AAPM Annual Meeting – Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN|
|July 27-29||AAPM Summer School - Shielding Methods for Medical Facilities: Diagnostic Imaging, PET, and Radiation Therapy - St. John's University, Collegeville, MN|
The dress code is business casual for the AAPM Annual Meeting.
Welcome! LAC Chair Richard Geise, along with other local yokels, has compiled this list of things to do around the Twin Cities.
Do you have an extra hour to save a life? Please consider donating blood during the Second Annual AAPM Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 24. Memorial Blood Centers in Minneapolis will park a van right in front of the convention center from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Our goal is to beat last year's 28 units collected!
Minneapolis is committed to accessible public space. AAPM wishes to take any steps required to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently due to the absence of auxiliary aids and services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act. If any such services are necessary in order for you to participate in the AAPM annual meeting, please communicate your needs well in advance by marking the "special needs " box when pre-registering. If you need a wheelchair, scooter or medical equipment while visiting Minneapolis, these resources can help:
Manual wheel chairs, electric scooter rental and medical supplies:
Dahl Pharmacy, 2 blocks from the convention center on 1200 Nicollet Avenue.
Thursday, July 26, 7:00am-5:30pm
Entrance to Hall B
Cost: $3 per checked item
Sunday - Thursday, 7:30am-5:30pm
Lower Level, Minneapolis Convention Center
Friends of Bill W Meeting
Sunday - Wednesday, 9:00pm-10:00pm
Room TBD, Hilton Minneapolis
A Companions' Welcome Center will be available to registered companions of the AAPM's 49th Annual Meeting in the Seasons Room on Level II of the Minneapolis Convention Center.
|Hours of Operation:|
|Sunday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 25||8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday, July 26||8:00 am - 11:00 am|
The AAPM will not be sponsoring child care during this meeting. The concierge at your hotel may be able to assist you with special child care arrangements.
Seating and complimentary wireless access will be available immediately outside the Exhibit Halls in the AAPM Welcome Center and Wireless Lounge.
Message Center terminals provide access to internet, as well as the CEC Survey which must be completed and submitted for credit.
The Message Center Numbers:
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.
|Hours of Operation:|
|Saturday, July 22- through Wednesday, July 25||7:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Thursday, July 26||7:00 am - 11:00 am|