- All members of the news media must register using the Press Registration Form.
- We encourage journalists to seek interviews with speakers or exhibitors of interest. Media Contacts:
Jason Bardi, American Institute of Physics, 301-209-3091 office; 858-775-4080 cell
Sudarshan Chamakuri, AAPM Media Relations Subcommittee Chair
- Journalists are asked to abide by embargoes imposed on abstracts submitted to AAPM and not report on the research before the embargoes end.
- Audio and video recording by individuals other than the AAPM photographer is prohibited without prior permission from AAPM meeting officials. Per our exhibit policies, AAPM exhibitors have the right to prevent competitors from gaining access to, photographing, videotaping, or otherwise recording their exhibits or presentations.
- Distribution of printed materials during the show is prohibited. AAPM has literature bins for the distribution of printed materials. Please seek AAPM authorization prior to stocking the literature bin with promotional materials.
- No member of the news media or trade press may place signs in the convention center or in any hotel used by the AAPM to house registrants of the meeting.
Reporters who would like to attend the meeting should fill out the Press Registration Form. Even if you can't make it to Philadelphia, the Virtual Pressroom will make it possible to write stories about the meeting from your desk. The Virtual Pressroom will include expanded summaries on selected topics as well as other press materials.
About Medical Physicists
If you ever had a mammogram, ultrasound, X-ray, MRI, PET scan, or known someone treated for cancer, chances are reasonable that a medical physicist was working behind the scenes to make sure the imaging procedure was as effective as possible. Medical physicists help to develop new imaging techniques, improve existing ones, and assure the safety of radiation used in medical procedures in radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine. They collaborate with radiation oncologists to design cancer treatment plans. They provide routine quality assurance and quality control on radiation equipment and procedures to ensure that cancer patients receive the prescribed dose of radiation to the correct location. They also contribute to the development of physics intensive therapeutic techniques, such as the stereotactic radiosurgery and prostate seed implants for cancer to name a few. The annual AAPM meeting is a great resource, providing guidance to physicists to implement the latest and greatest technology in a community hospital close to you.
AAPM (www.aapm.org) is a scientific, educational, and professional organization of more than 6,000 medical physicists. Headquarters are located at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD. Publications include a scientific journal ("Medical Physics"), technical reports, and symposium proceedings.
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