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Convention Center Floorplan

Anaheim Convention CenterAAPM will use Exhibit Halls A-B on Level One of the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC) [Image courtesy of PCC]

Continuing Education Credits

MEDICAL PHYSICISTS:
The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) has approved the 2010 AAPM Annual Meeting for MPCEC credits. This includes both the Diagnostic and Therapy Physics Review courses. Attendees will receive medical physics continuing education credits for sessions attended as outlined below. AAPM will request up to eight (8) credits for general poster viewing.

To obtain credit, attendees must complete an on-line evaluation survey.

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 2010 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 2010 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 Physics Continuing Education Credits
  • The AAPM 2010 AAPM Annual Meeting has been approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP).
  • The following outlines the number of credits an individual could earn for participating at the meeting.
  • In order to obtain credits, attendees must evaluate ONE session during the designated time blocks.


Sunday, July 18 Credits per Session Time Block
AA
9:30  - 11:00
1.5
BB
11:00 - 12:30
1.5
DD
1:30 - 2:15
0.75
EE
2:15 - 3:00
0.75
FF
2:00 - 4:00
2
HH
4:00 - 6:00
2
Maxium Credits for Sunday Participation
8.5


Monday, July 19
Credits per Session Time Block
A
7:30 - 8:25
.092
B
8:30 - 9:25
.092
C
10:00 - 12:00
2
D
1:30 - 3:20
1.83
E
4:00 - 5:30
1.5
EE
4:00 - 4:45
.75
FF
4:45 - 5:30
.75
Maximum Credits for Monday Participation
8.67


TUESDAY, July 20
Credits per Session Time Block
A
7:30 - 8:25
.092
B
8:30 - 9:25
.092
C
10:00 - 12:00
2
D
1:30 - 3:20
1.83
E
4:00 - 5:30
1.5
Maximum Credits for Tuesday Participation
7.17


WEDNESDAY, July 21
Credits per Session Time Block
A
7:30 - 8:25
.092
B
8:30 - 9:25
.092
C
10:00 - 12:00
2
D
1:30 - 3:20
1.83
E
4:00 - 5:30
1.5
Maximum Credits for Wednesday Participation
7.17


THURSDAY, July 22
Credits per Session Time Block
A
7:30 - 8:25
.092
B
8:30 - 9:25
.092
C
10:00 - 12:00
2
D
12:30 - 2:20
1.83
Maximum Credits for Thursday Participation
5.67


Maximum Credits for evaluating Sessions at the Meeting
37.18
Additional credits may be earned for viewing General Posters through out the week
up to 8 credits total


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, Friday, August 20. 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.
  • Credits will be posted by 8/26/2010.

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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 2010 Annual Meeting?

The survey is now closed.

Travel Arrangements

Apply early for your Visa!
The 2010 AAPM Annual Meeting has been registered with the U.S. Department of State. 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:
U.S. Department of State
The National Academies International Visitors Office

Need a Visa letter inviting you to the AAPM Annual Meeting? Generate one here.

The National Academies International Visitors Office has designed a questionnaire to collect information regarding visa-related issues from the scientific community.  If your visa case has been delayed for more than 21 days and you are willing to share this information, please submit a questionnaire

By Air
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Drive time: 15 minutes (8 miles) to Center City
SEPTA Regional Rail: Take the R1 Airport Line from the airport to the Market East Station at 12th and Filbert. Purchase tickets in advance for a discount, or pay slightly more to purchase a ticket on-board the train with cash
Taxi: $28.50 Flat Rate from the airport to Center City. All taxi rates are based per trip not per person. Most taxis can accommodate up to 3 passengers.

By Train
Philadelphia 30th Street Station (PHL)
Drive time: 6 minutes (1.5 miles) to Center City
SEPTA Regional Rail: Take the R2 from the train station to the Market East Station at 12th and Filbert.

Dates to Remember

January 6 Web site activated to receive electronic abstract submissions. To begin the submission process, first review the Instructions to Authors information.
MARCH 3
3:00 PM Pacific
Deadline for receipt of 300 word abstracts and supporting data.
March 18 Meeting Registration and Housing available on-line
Notices sent April 20
April 27
Authors notified of presentation disposition
By May 13 Annual Meeting Program available on-line
June 10 Deadline to receive discounted registration fees
June 23 Deadline to cancel housing reservation without a $25 cancellation fee
June 23 Housing reservation deadline
July 8 Last day to register for SAMs
July 18-22 AAPM Annual Meeting – Pennsylvania Convention Center
August 20
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.

Philadelphia Points of Interest

Philadelphia welcomes AAPM - click here for ideas for visitors. The Independence Visitor Center has tickets for over 50 tours and attractions. They also have a concierge desk located in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Second City at Philadelphia Theater Company
$41 reserved seats to The 50th Anniversary of Second City show are now being offered to AAPM members for just $25. The show features scenes written by comedy greats – Alan Arkin, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, and more – all who graced the stages of The Second City over the last 50 years. Call the box office at 215-985-0420 and tell them you're in town for the AAPM meeting to get the discount!

Philabundance Service Project

Philabundance LogoSaturday, 9:00am-Noon
Bus departs from Marriott at 8:30am
Deadline to Register: July 13, 2010
No on-site registration

Philabundance is the Philadelphia region's largest food bank and hunger relief organization. AAPM wishes to serve the community by enlisting volunteers who will sort and pack food at a local food bank on Saturday, July 17. This is an excellent opportunity to catch up with colleagues while you work to help others. Transportation will be provided from the Philadelphia Marriott 12th Street entrance promptly at 8:30am Saturday morning. No on-site registration.

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive

red crossAAPM Heart Pin Thank YouTuesday, 10:00am-3:00pm
Exhibit Hall B
Click here to schedule your donation appointment.

All blood donors will receive a pin to wear proudly on their meeting badge.

Not only will you save a life with your blood donation, but from July 1st through September 12th, 2010 all presenting donors who donate blood at an American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Region blood drive will be entered into that week's drawing to win a $250 GiftCertificates.com SuperCertificate® redeemable for $250 worth of gift certificates from hundreds of stores, hotels, airlines, theaters and more. You will also be entered to win the Grand Prize giveaway of a $2,500 GiftCertificates.com SuperCertificate®!



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.

Scooter Rental
Individuals who require a mobility scooter may rent one through our service provider, Scootaround.

Luggage Check
Monday - Wednesday, 7:00am-5:30pm
Thursday, 7:00am-2:30pm
$2/checked item
12th Street Concourse, near Room 107
Philadelphia Convention Center

Reflection/Prayer Room
Sunday - Thursday, 7:30am-5:30pm
Room 300, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Friends of Bill W Meeting
Monday - Wednesday, 9:00pm-10:00pm
Room 304, Marriott

Companions

Welcome Companions! Stop by Room 304 in the convention center to chat with friends, meet with family members after sightseeing, or grab a cold drink. No packaged tours will be offered. Instead, a concierge from the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau will be happy to assist you with plans to explore the city -- your interests on your schedule.

COMPANIONS' WELCOME IN Room 304, Pennsylvania Convention Center
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, July 18 through Wednesday, July 21
8:00 am - 11:00 am Thursday, July 22


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

The Pennsylvania Convention Center offers complimentary wireless access in most public space, except for the Grand Hall. Seating and complimentary wireless access will be also 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 at the AAPM Member Services Desk, on the Convention Center bridge, outside halls AB.

Message Center phone: 215-418-2076
Message Center fax: 215-418-2077

Contact Us

  • For general meeting information and exhibitor information, please contact Kathleen Dwyer at kathleen@aapm.org
  • For scientific program, please contact Laurie Hayden at laurie@aapm.org