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The following topics will be offered during the meeting:

Imaging Track

Therapy Track

The Therapy Physics CE series will feature approx. 30 lectures. The program will feature courses on standard therapy physics practices, including radiation shielding and safety, IMRT/IGRT QA, and treatment planning of complex cases. Lectures on special clinical procedures, such as SRS/SBRT, brachytherapy, and proton therapy will be included. In addition, the topics functional imaging and image processing will be covered.

Joint Imaging-Therapy Track

Continuing Education Imaging Track

There will be approximately 30 Continuing Education courses in Diagnostic Imaging Physics and Technology. They will cover all imaging modalities, radiation safety and risk management issues, issues related to accreditation and recent developments in medical imaging physics education.

Continuing Education Therapy Track

The Therapy Physics CE series will feature approximately 30 lectures. The program will feature courses on standard therapy physics practices, including radiation shielding and safety, IMRT/IGRT QA, and treatment planning of complex cases. Lectures on special clinical procedures, such as SRS/SBRT, brachytherapy, and proton therapy will be included. In addition, the topics functional imaging and image processing will be covered.

Professional Track

John S. Laughlin Science Council Research Symposium

Topic: Hybrid Systems for Multi-Modality Imaging: New Technologies and Applications in Imaging and Image- Guided Therapy

NEW IN 2009 - Innovations in Medical Physics Education

The Education Council of the AAPM is sponsoring a symposium to honor and publicize innovations in Medical Physics Education. AAPM members are invited to submit a one page description of innovative medical physics educational activities for radiology residents, radiation oncology residents, medical physicists, technologists or others. The projects can be scientific research, novel teaching strategies – team teaching or adult learning efforts, novel educational materials – lectures, websites, or other innovations.

The top six submissions will be invited to present their projects at the symposium during the 2009 AAPM annual meeting in Anaheim, CA. Each speaker will be allocated 15 minutes.

The top project will be presented a plaque. Additional honorable mention plaques may be awarded. Unfortunately no travel support is available. The deadline for submissions is March 4, 2009. Selected submissions will be notified by April 21, 2009.

NEW IN 2009 - Industrial Physics Forum

2009 Industrial Physics ForumOn behalf of the American Institute of Physics’ Corporate Associates, AAPM members are invited 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.  The theme of this year's IPF is “Frontiers in Quantitative Imaging for Cancer Detection and Treatment” and will be held in conjunction with the AAPM Annual Meeting. Details here.