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Program Information

Program Objectives

To teach participants

Program Outline

All sessions take place in Armstrong Theater unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, June 20
6:30pm-8:30pm McHugh Commons and Alumni Plaza
Icebreaker Reception
Sunday, June 21

Chapter

Time

Title

Lecturer

7:00am-8:15am Breakfast in Worner Campus Center
8:15am-8:30am Welcome/Housekeeping Rogers/Cygler
1
8:30am-9:15am History and Need for Accuracy Almond
2
9:15am-10:30am Basic Interactions and Quantities Siebers
10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break
3
11:00am-12:15pm Cavity Theory with Corrections Nahum
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch in Worner Campus Center
4
2:00pm-2:45pm Dosimetric Quantities, Terminology and Notation
Rogers
5
2:45pm-3:30pm Monte Carlo Intro Seuntjens
3:30pm-4:00pm Refreshment Break
5
4:00pm-4:30pm Monte Carlo Applications in Clinical Dosimetry Seuntjens
23
4:30pm-5:15pm Radiochromic Film Soares
5:30pm-6:30pm Dinner in Worner Campus Center
7:00pm Informal Evening Session with Lecturers in McHugh Commons/Alumni Plaza

Sunday Night Featured Vendors:
Radiological Imaging Technology, Inc.
International Specialty Products, Inc.
Monday, June 22

Chapter

Time

Title

Lecturer

7:00am-8:30am Breakfast in Worner Campus Center
6
8:30am-9:30am Ion Chambers Instrumentation DeWerd
7
9:30am-10:15am TG-51 Outline Huq
10:15am-10:45am Coffee Break
8
10:45am-11:30am TG-51 Clinical Issues Followill
9
11:30am-12:15pm The Physics of TG-51
Rogers
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch in Worner Campus Center
10
1:45pm-2:45pm TG-61 Overview Ma
11
2:45pm-3:45pm Photon Beam Dosimetry Palta
3:45pm-4:15pm Refreshment Break
12
4:15pm-5:00pm Electron Beam Dosimetry Mihailidis
6:00pm-7:00pm Dinner in Worner Campus Center
7:00pm Informal Evening Session with Lecturers in McHugh Commons/Alumni Plaza
Monday Night Featured Vendors:
MGS Research
Standard Imaging, Inc.
Tuesday, June 23

Chapter

Time

Title

Lecturer

7:00am-8:00am Breakfast in Worner Campus Center
13
8:00am-8:45am TG-43: Formalism for Brachytherapy Rivard
14
8:45am-9:30am TG-43: Measurements and Calculations  Williamson
9:30am-10:00am Coffee Break
24
10:00am-10:45am TLDs DeWerd
25
10:45am-11:15am OSL Cygler
26/27
11:15am-12:15pm

Radiographic Film
Diamond Detectors

Das
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch in Worner Campus Center
followed by Afternoon on Your Own (click here for options)
6:00pm-9:00pm Night In on the Quad
Wednesday, June 24

Chapter

Time

Title

Lecturer

7:00am-8:30am Breakfast in Worner Campus Center
15
8:30am-9:30am Primary Standards: Air Kerma and Absorbed Dose McEwen
16
9:30am-10:15am Brachy Primary Standards Mitch
10:15am-10:45am Coffee Break
17
10:45am-11:30am The Dosimetry Chain: BIPM, PSDLs, ADCLs
Seuntjens
18
11:30am-12:15pm QA in Dosimetry Ibbott
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch in Worner Campus Center
28
1:30pm-2:15pm Diodes Zhu
29
2:15pm-3:00pm MOSFETS Cygler
30
3:00pm-3:30pm Gel Dosimetry Schreiner
3:30pm-4:00pm Refreshment Break
31
4:00pm-4:45pm Alanine and Fricke Dosimetry McEwen
32
4:45pm-5:30pm Plastic Dosimeters Beddar
5:30pm-6:30pm Dinner in Worner Campus Center
7:00pm Informal Evening Session with Lecturers in the Bemis Great Hall

Wednesday Night Featured Vendors:
Landauer, Inc.
Sun Nuclear Corporation
Best Medical
Modus Medical Devices, Inc.

followed by AAPM Idol - Talent Show at 8:30pm

Thursday, June 25

Chapter

Time

Title

Lecturer

7:00am-8:00am Breakfast in Worner Campus Center
21
8:00am-9:00am Hadronic Dosimetry Palmans
22
9:00am-10:00am Uncertainties in Dosimetry
Mitch
10:00am-10:30am Coffee Break
19
10:30am-11:30am IMRT Dosimetry Mackie
20
11:30am-12:15pm SRS/SRT Dosimetry Dieterich
12:15pm Closing
Grab Box Lunches in Loomis Hall, Check-out and Depart
Rogers/Cygler

 

Continuing Education Credits

The Summer School program has been approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) for 26.50 credits. The AAPM Summer School has also been approved by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) for 26.50 MDCB credits.

DVDs of Audio Presentations

AAPM is partnering with Blue Sky Broadcast to host educational courses on the AAPM website in the Virtual Library. Presentations posted in the AAPM Virtual Library will include streaming audio of the 2009 Summer School speakers, transcription of the audio presentations, and slides of the presentations.

Access to the AAPM Virtual Library is a service provided to AAPM members. AAPM members may earn continuing education credits for selected presentations posted in the Virtual Library by subscribing to the AAPM On-Line Continuing Education Program. Click here for details on registering for the AAPM Virtual Library and information on the AAPM On Line Continuing Education Program.

DVDs of the audio presentations (identical to what will be posted in the AAPM Virtual Library) can be pre-ordered when you register on-line, and will be mailed after the school once production is complete.
Cost is $115
Plus $15.00 shipping & handling per order within the United States
If shipping is to an address outside of the continental U.S., shipping & handling will be $25.00

Program Directors

Invited Faculty

Peter Almond, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Dimitris Mihailidis, PhD, Charleston Radiation Therapy Consultants
Sam Beddar, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Michael Mitch, PhD, NIST
Joanna Cygler, PhD, Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Ctr Alan Nahum, PhD, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology
Indra Das, PhD, Indiana University Hugo Palmans, PhD, National Physical Laboratory
Larry DeWerd, PhD, University of WI-Madison/ADCL Jatinder Palta, PhD, University of Florida
Sonja Dieterich, PhD, Stanford University Cancer Center Mark Rivard, PhD, Tufts Medical Center
David Followill, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center David Rogers, PhD, Carleton University
Saiful Huq, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center John Schreiner, PhD, Cancer Center of Southeastern Ontario
Geoff Ibbott, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Jan Seuntjens, PhD, McGill University
Charlie Ma, PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center Jeffrey Siebers, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Thomas Rockwell Mackie, PhD, University of WI-Madison Chris Soares, PhD, NIST
Malcolm McEwen, PhD, National Research Council of Canada Jeff Williamson, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
  Timothy Zhu, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Local Arrangements

Jerry White and Chris Dennett, Local Arrangements
Robin Miller, Local Arrangements Work Group