- All members of the news media must register using the Press Registration Form.
- We encourage journalists to seek interviews with speakers or exhibitors of interest. Media Contacts:
Ben Stein, American Institute of Physics, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-209-3091
Jeff Limmer, AAPM Media Relations Subcommittee Chair, email@example.com
Phil Schewe, American Institute of Physics, 301-209-3092, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Journalists must respect media embargoes imposed by authors of abstracts submitted to AAPM.
- Audio and video recording by individuals other than the AAPM photographer is prohibited without prior permission from AAPM meeting officials. Per our exhibit policies, AAPM exhibitors have the right to prevent competitors from gaining access to, photographing, video taping or otherwise mechanically recording its exhibit or presentations.
- Distribution of printed materials by the news media or trade press during the show is prohibited. AAPM has literature bins for the distribution of printed materials. Please seek AAPM authorization prior to stocking the literature bin with promotional materials.
- No member of the news media or trade press may place signs in the convention center or in any hotel used by the AAPM to house registrants of the meeting.
The Virtual Pressroom will include expanded writeups on selected topics as well as other press materials. Reporters who would like to attend the meeting should fill out the Press Registration Form. Even if you can't make it to Minneapolis, the Virtual Pressroom will make it possible to write stories about the meeting from your desk.
About Medical Physicists
If you have ever had a mammogram, an ultrasound, an x-ray or a PET scan, chances are reasonable that a medical physicist was working behind the scenes to make sure the imaging procedure was as effective as possible. Medical physicists help to develop new imaging techniques, improve existing ones, and assure the safety of radiation used in medical procedures. They contribute to the development of therapeutic techniques, such as the radiation treatment and prostate implants for cancer. They collaborate with radiation oncologists to design cancer treatment plans. They monitor equipment and procedures to insure that cancer patients receive the prescribed dose of radiation to the correct location. AAPM's annual meeting provides some of medical physicists’ latest innovations, which may be coming soon to a hospital near you.
AAPM (www.aapm.org) is a scientific, educational, and professional organization of more than 6,000 medical physicists. Headquarters are located at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD. Publications include a scientific journal ("Medical Physics"), technical reports, and symposium proceedings.
Please read the General News Release here.
Links to press releases will be posted as they become available.
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Acceletronics, Inc. announces the installation of 15 TheraView LX® Technology Electronic Portal Imaging Systems for IGRT treatment verification
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Nucletron Announces OnCentra™ Master Plan v3.0 (click on News and Events)