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Industrial Physics Forum:
Frontiers in Quantitative Imaging for Cancer Detection and Treatment

2009 Industrial Physics ForumThe AAPM and the American Institute of Physics’ Corporate Associates invite you to attend the 2009 Industrial Physics Forum (IPF). For each of the past 51 years, this forum has brought together industry, academic, and government leaders to examine applications of scientific research to emerging industrial R&D activities.

This year’s IPF is themed, “Frontiers in Quantitative Imaging for Cancer Detection and Treatment” and will be held in conjunction with the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) on July 26-30, 2009 in Anaheim, CA. Embedded into the AAPM Scientific Program, the IPF sessions will be on Monday and Tuesday, July 27-28. There will be a Welcome Reception on Sunday evening, July 26.

During each IPF, a special session is dedicated to Frontiers in Physics, addressing the most exciting research going on today, regardless of field. In Anaheim, there will be speakers on next-generation DNA sequencers, on opto-genetics for brain imaging, and on how accelerator and particle physics enable some of the latest medical applications.

Program Outline


Sunday, July 26

Welcoming Reception
Disney Grand Californian, Sequoia South Ballroom

Sunday, July 26
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Gathering of IPF and AAPM attendees at Disney Grand Californian, Sequoia South Ballroom
1600 South Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802
Limited to IPF Registrants, AAPM Invitees, and Special Guests

Monday, July 27

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • AAPM President's Symposium: Present and Future Role of Computers in Medicine

1:30 pm – 3:20 pm                             

  • Challenges of Post-treatment and Real-time Imaging of Dose Deposition during Proton Therapy
  • Advances in Photon Counting Detectors in X-ray Imaging

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm                             

  • Frontiers in Physics Session
    • Opto-Genetics in Brain Imaging - Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University
    • Single Molecule Real-Time DNA Sequencers - Steve Turner, Pacific Biosciences
    • Challenges for Next-Generation Accelerators- Joseph Lykken, Fermilab

Tuesday, July 28

10:00 am – 12:00 pm             
  • Small Animal Image Guided Radiotherapy
  • Developments in Breast Imaging

1:30 pm – 3:20 pm                             

  • Improving the Radiation Therapy Process Using Industrial Process Development Techniques
  • Nanotechnology in Imaging and Therapy
  • Advances in Ultrasound Imaging

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Locating and Targeting Moving Tumors
  • Breast Cancer Imaging and Treatment/Optical Diffuse Tomography and Therapy
  • Advances in CT

Registration Information

Online Registration Opens: MARCH 18

Industrial Physics forum
REGISTRATION FEES
2-Day Registration (Monday & Tuesday, July 27 & 28)
  • Includes a ticket to Welcome Reception
  • Includes access to AAPM Technical Exhibits
  • May purchase tickets separately to AAPM Social Events
$530
1-Day Registration (Monday OR Tuesday, July 27 or 28)
  • Includes a ticket to Welcome Reception
  • Includes access to AAPM Technical Exhibits
  • May purchase tickets separately to AAPM Social Events
$265
Student Daily Registration (Monday and/or Tuesday, July 27 and/or 28)
  • Includes a ticket to Welcome Reception
  • Includes access to AAPM Technical Exhibits
  • May purchase tickets separately to AAPM Social Events
$10/day
  • Must send proof of student status:

    If you are not an AAPM Student Member, you must fax a letter from your Program Director that includes:

    • the name of the program
    • the name of the institution & its address
    • phone, fax & e-mail of the program director
    • type of degree that you expect to receive
    • your start date and expected end date of study

    Failure to fax this letter will render your registration incomplete. 
    Please fax the letter to:
    (301) 209-0862
    attention Hadijah Kagolo