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Convention Center Floorplan

Anaheim Convention CenterAAPM will use Exhibit Halls B-C on Level One of the Anaheim Convention Center [Image courtesy of AOCVCB]

Continuing Education Credits

MEDICAL PHYSICISTS:
The 2009 AAPM Annual Meeting has been approved for medical physics 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 and the close of the AAPM online evaluation system, AAPM will provide CAMPEP with participant contact information, credits earned, and the appropriate processing fees in order for individual participants to access their personal 2009 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 2009 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

  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.

MEDICAL DOSIMETRISTS:
The AAPM will apply to the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) for continuing education credit hours for the meeting program, which includes the Review Courses.

Following the meeting, AAPM will provide medical dosimetrist participants with a transcript of credits earned to be used for self reporting credits to the MDCB.

ONLINE EVALUATION SYSTEM
  • To obtain credit, attendees must complete an on-line evaluation survey. Message Center/CEC kiosks are available in the convention center for this purpose.
  • The Online Evaluation System will also be available via the AAPM website. You may use your own laptop at the Wireless Lounge in the Exhibit Hall, or in the comfort of your hotel room.
  • The Online Evaluation system will remain open through 11:59 pm EST, Wednesday, August 26. Evaluations MUST be completed by that time for credits to be earned. After the close of the online evaluation system, 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.
  • Please note: You must enter your badge id and last name in order to access the CEC evaluation system.

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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. Deadline to register for SAMs is July 8. How Do I Register for SAMs sessions/credits at the 2009 Annual Meeting?

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.

Air Travel - 4 Nearby Airports
John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA)
Drive time: 20 minutes (13 miles) to Anaheim
Shuttle Services: $10 per person/one way
click here for Super Shuttle 10% off shared ride/per direction
Taxi: $35 per car or van load/one way, rates are metered

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Drive time: 50 minutes (35 miles) to Anaheim
Shuttle Services: $15 per person/one way
click here for Super Shuttle 10% off shared ride/per direction
Taxi: $90 per car or van load/one way

Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Drive time: 30 minutes (18 miles) to Anaheim
Shuttle Services: $28-33 for the first person + $9-10 each additional person/one way
click here for Super Shuttle 10% off the first passenger rate/per direction
Taxi: $50 per car or van/one way, rates are metered

Ontario International Airport (ONT)
Drive time: 45 minutes (36 miles) to Anaheim
Shuttle Services: $35-39 for the first person + $9-10 each additional person/one way
Taxi: $95 per car or van/one way, rates are metered

Official Event Travel Service
AAPM has selected Travel Destinations Management Group as the official event travel service for the 2009 Annual Meeting.

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 $32 transaction fee will be applied to all tickets purchased through Travel Destinations Management Group.

Dates to Remember

January 7 Web site activated to receive electronic abstract submissions. To begin the submission process, first review the Instructions to Authors information.
MARCH 4
5:00 PM Pacific
Deadline for receipt of 300 word abstracts and supporting data.
March 18 Meeting Registration and Housing available on-line
Notices sent April 30 Authors notified of presentation disposition
By May 14 Annual Meeting Program available on-line
June 10 Deadline to receive discounted registration fees
June 24 Deadline to cancel housing reservation without a $25 cancellation fee
June 24 Housing reservation deadline
July 8 Last day to register for SAMs
July 26-30 AAPM Annual Meeting – Anaheim Convention Center
August 26
11:59 PM Eastern
Deadline to complete the on-line evaluation in order to receive CAMPEP Credit
(equivalent to CME category 1)


Dress Code

The dress code is business casual for the AAPM Annual Meeting.

Anaheim - It's So California

Click here for Anaheim points of interest, discount theme park tickets, and more.

Third Annual AAPM Blood Drive

Tuesday, July 28
10:00am-3:00pm

UC Irvine Medical Center has the only Level I Trauma Center in Orange County, and transfuses an average of 1000 units of blood each month. Blood collected during the AAPM blood drive will be used by UC Irvine patients.  Please consider donating blood in front of the Anaheim Convention Center on Tuesday. Did you know . . . .

Service Project: Beach Clean-Up with The Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider Foundation

Saturday, July 25
8:00am-Noon

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans. Does your travel schedule allow you to arrive in Anaheim a day early?  Join your colleagues on a California beach for a little community service, a little physics chatter, a little sun.  You and your family members are invited to participate.

A bus will transport volunteers from the Anaheim Convention Center promptly at 8:00am. Pre-registration is required (no fee).

The deadline to sign up for the Service Project has passed. No on-site registration.

Special Services

ADA Accessibility
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.

Rent a Scooter or Wheelchair
Click the link above to make reservations in advance.

Luggage Check
Monday - Wednesday, 7:00am-5:30pm
Thursday, 7:00am-2:30pm
$3/checked item
Lobby near AAPM Registration, Anaheim Convention Center

Reflection/Prayer Room
Sunday - Thursday, 7:30am-5:30pm
Room 212A, Anaheim Convention Center

Friends of Bill W Meeting
Sunday - Wednesday, 9:00pm-10:00pm
Gold Key III, Marriott

Companions

Welcome Companions! Stop by the Veranda Room in the Marriott to chat with friends, meet with family members after a tour, or grab a cold drink.

COMPANIONS' WELCOME IN THE Veranda Room, Anaheim Marriott
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, July 26 through Wednesday, July 29
8:00 am - 11:00 am Thursday, July 30


Child Care

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.

AAPM Wireless Lounge

Seating and complimentary wireless access will be available in the Exhibit Hall during exhibit hours.

Message Center

Message Center terminals provide access to internet, as well as the CEC Survey which must be completed and submitted for continuing education credit.  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 at the AAPM Member Services Desk, located in the Exhibit Hall.

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