The Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine welcomes you to the 41st Annual Meeting of the AAPM. The combined scientific program, coordinated by Maryellen Giger and Eric Klein, and the educational program coordinated by Jerry Allison promise to be one of our finest.

The meetings and exhibits will be held in the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. The Opryland Hotel is a Nashville highlight featuring three indoor garden areas covered with beautiful glass roofs to ensure a year-round spring-like climate. The most spectacular of these areas are the Cascades, a two-acre water park with falls, fountains, foliage and a "Dancing Waters" centerpiece; and the Conservatory which features a two-acre tropical garden with running brooks, grottos and a seven-story fountain. Throughout the hotel, you will find numerous gift and specialty shops with eleven different restaurants and lounges offering food and entertainment. Food services range from fine dining to food court fare.

The AAPM Night Out activities are scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, July 27th. The festivities begin with a Southern country-style sit down dinner served at the Opryland Hotel. Following dinner, bus transportation will be provided for the short five-minute ride to the Opry House campus, home of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. An evening of delightful family music is planned showcasing a wide variety of Music City entertainment. The evening will conclude with desserts and coffee served at the Opry House portico, a southern-hospitality opportunity to relax with family and friends. Bus transportation will be provided for return to the Opryland complex. Please note that the Night Out is not an evening with the Grand Ole Opry. Grand Ole Opry performances are offered Friday and Saturday nights only. Tickets for the Grand Ole Opry performances can be purchased in advanced by calling the Opryland Hotel Ticket Office at 615-889-1000 x3861.

Adjacent to the hotel are the television production studios of The Nashville Network and the General Jackson Showboat. A short distance from the hotel complex is the Springhouse Golf Course, the site of the 1999 AAPM Golf Tournament. The Golf Tournament is a new AAPM feature being organized by Tom Slowey. The tournament is a scramble format on Saturday, July 24th - just prior to the meeting. Downtown Nashville, a popular tourist destination, is as close as a ride on a shuttle bus and a water taxi. From the taxi landing, you can walk a few blocks to dozens of places where you can eat, listen to music, buy tee shirts or even play laser tag. We have also prepared an exciting Companions Program, which has been designed to offer something for everyone.

We look forward to a successful meeting and one that will be enjoyable to all of our members and their companions. We eagerly await your arrival in Nashville in July.

The 1999 Local Arrangements Committee


AAPM has applied to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) for accreditation of the 1999 Annual Meeting. For each hour of verified attendance (this includes scientific sessions, poster sessions, symposia, professional and educational courses), 1 MPCEC hour of credit will be awarded. After the meeting, registrants will be sent a transcript that lists a description of the sessions and the number of continuing education credits obtained.

Continuing Education Sessions on Monday, July 26

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Clinical Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy-1:
IMRT Optimization, T.R. Mackie, Madison, WI

Utrasound Principles and Problems: Communicating with Physicians, C. Merritt, Philadelphia, PA

MRI Issues for Clinical Medical Physics-1:
Overview of the ACR MRI Accreditation Process, J. Hayden, Reston, VA

Special Dosimetry Measurements-1:
The AAPM's TG-51 Protocol for Clinical Reference Dosimetry of High-Energy Beams, D. Rogers, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

8:35 am - 9:35 am

Clinical Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy-2:
Serial Tomotherapy, D. Low, St. Louis, MO

MRI Issues for Clinical Medical Physics-2:
Test Objects/Equipment for Acceptance Testing, Quality Assurance and Compliance Testing, G. Clarke, Dallas, TX

Continuing Education Sessions on Tuesday, July 27

7:30 am -8:30 am

Clinical Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy-3:
IMRT with Conventional MLC's, L. Verhey, San Francisco, CA

Special Dosimetry Measurements-2:
Dosimetric Pitfall for Relative Dosimetry in Electron Disequilibrium Region, T. Zhu, Philadelphia, PA

Continuing Education Topics in Nuclear Medicine-1: New Scintillators & New Detectors for PET, R. Nutt, Knoxville, TN

8:35 am - 9:35 am

Clinical Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy-4: Clinical Implementation of IMRT, C.-S. Chui, New York, NY

Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging: Today and Beyond, P. Fitzgerald, Stanford, CA

10:15 am -12:00 pm

MRI Issues for Clinical Medical Physics-3:
Acceptance Testing of MRI Systems, E. Jackson, Houston, TX

1:30 pm - 3:20 pm

MRI Issues for Clinical Medical Physics-4:
Quality Assurance of MRI Systems, D. Hearshen, Detroit, MI

Continuing Education Sessions on Wednesday, July 28

7:30 am - 9:35 am//10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hands On Ultrasound Quality Control Workshop -
J. Zagzebski, Madison, WI; C. Kimme-Smith, Los Angeles, CA; M. Goodsitt, Ann Arbor, MI; E. Boote, Columbia, MO

7:30 am - 8:30 am

MRI Issues for Clinical Medical Physics-5:
Annual Compliance Testing, D. Hearshen, Detroit, MI

Special Dosimetry Measurements-3:
Two Dimensional Radiation Field Mapping using Radiochromic Film, A. Niroomand-Rad, Washington, DC, C. Soares, Gaithersburg, MD

8:35 am - 9:35 am

MRI Issues for Clinical Medical Physics-6:
MRI in Stereotactic Procedures, E. Jackson, Houston, TX

10:15 am -11:00 pm

What's New in Mammography-1:
The New NCRP Report on Mammography (NCRP 85 Rewrite),
L. Rothenberg, New York, NY

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

What's New in Mammography-2:
The New MQSA Rules & New ACR Recommendations, P. Butler, Reston, VA

1:30 pm - 2:25

What's New in Mammography-3:
The Design of Full-field Digital Mammography Systems,
M. Yaffe, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2:25 pm - 3:20 pm

What's New in Mammography-4:
Current Clinical Status of Full-field Digital Mammography,
E. Pisano, Chapel Hill, NC

Continuing Education Sessions on Thursday, July 29

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Special Dosimetry Measurements-4:
Three Dimensional BANG Polymer Gel Dosimeters, M. Maryanski, Madison, WI

Continuing Education Topics in Nuclear Medicine-2: Radiation Safety Audits In Nuclear Medicine, R. Lieto, Detroit, MI

8:35 am - 9:35 am

Continuing Education Topics in Nuclear Medicine-3: Quality Control of Scintillation Cameras (Planar and SPECT), M. O'Connor, Rochester, MN

What's New in Mammography-5:
Digital Stereo Breast Biopsy Systems: Design and Testing,
R. Pizzutiello, Victor, NY

Scientific Sessions on Monday, July 26

4:15 p.m.- 5:25 p.m.

Stereotactic Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy Instrumentation I


Scientific Sessions on Tuesday, July 27

10:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.


IMRT Optimization

Computer-Aided Diagnosis

1:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Calculations - Treatment Planning

IMRT Delivery

Digital Radiography

Scientific Sessions on Wednesday, July 28

10:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Radiotherapy Delivery Systems and Techniques

Treatment Planning Optimization

General Medical Physics

Diagnostic Imaging: CT

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Radiotherapy Measurements

Imaging and Feedback Radiotherapy

Diagnostic Imaging: MR, Radioisotopes, & Ultrasound Imaging

Diagnostic Systems

Scientific Sessions on Thursday, July 29

10:00 a.m. - Noon

Radiotherapy Instrumentation II

Radiotherapy Dose Calculations

Diagnostic Radiography

Refresher Courses on Monday, July 26

7:30 am - 8:30 am

TG-64 Prostate Implants - Technique and Dosimetry Review
D. Mellenberg, Iowa City, IA

The Basics of MTF, Wiener spectra, and DQE,
R. Nishikawa, Chicago, IL

8:35 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.

Gamma Knife Dosimetry and Treatment Planning
J. Arndt, Stockholm, Sweden

Navigating in the Bay of Funding, P. Strudler, Bethesda, MD

Detection Quantum Efficiency - 2,
I. Cunningham, London, Ontario, Canada

Refresher Courses on Tuesday, July 27

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Manpower Issues for Radiation Oncology, M. Mills, Louisville, KY

Computed Radiography Physics
J.A. Seibert, Sacramento, CA

Physical Principles of Phase-contrast, Time-of-flight, and Contrast-enhanced MR Angiography, F. Korosec, Madison, WI

8:35 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.

Revised U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10 CFR 35 Regulations for Medical Use of Byproduct Material in Radiation Oncology
J. Williamson, St. Louis, MO

Patient Dosimetry in Radiography & Fluoroscopy,
G. Barnes, Birmingham, AL

Fast Imaging Methods in MRI, W.T. Sobol, Birmingham, AL

Refresher Courses on Wednesday, July 28

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

The Multileaf Collimator: Past, Present and Future
J. Galvin. Philadelphia, PA

The Current Status of the Clinical Use of Electronic Portal Imaging Devices, J. Wong, Royal Oak, MI

Spiral CT: Single and Multiple Detector Systems
M. McNitt-Gray, Los Angeles, CA

8:35 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.

Mini and Micro Multileaf Collimators, T. Bortfeld, Heidelberg, Germany

Information Systems and Networks in Radiation Oncology
M. Herman, Rochester, MN

8:35 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.

How to Prepare and Deliver Electronic Presentations,
R. Pizzutiello, Victor, NY

Tomographic Image Reconstruction, X. Pan, Chicago, IL

Refresher Courses on Thursday, July 29

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Modern Day Linac Acceptance Testing and Commissioning
J. Palta, Gainesville, FL

QA of Teleradiology, A. Maidment, Philadelphia, PA

8:35 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.

Clinical Implementation of Non-physical Wedges
J. Gibbons, Columbia, SC and S. Chang, Chapel Hill, NC

Biological Indices in Treatment Planning, M. Martel, Ann Arbor, MI

PACS, CAD and Informatics Standards, F. Behlen, Chicago, IL

Symposia on Sunday, July 25

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Education Council Symposium:
Internet Tools for Education
Moderator: R. Ritenour, Minneapolis, MN
C. Daniels, Halifax, Nova Scotia
P. Sprawls, Atlanta, GA
D. Bourland, Winston-Salem, NC
C. Kelsey, Albuquerque, NM

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Professional Council Symposium:
CRCPD Overview and Malpractice Insurance Issues
Moderator: M. Gillin, Milwaukee, WI
J.Lipoti, Trenton, NJ
W. Roventine, Cumberland, RI

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Harold Johns Memorial Symposium
Moderator: J. Cunningham, Camrose, Alberta, Canada
J. Laughin, Scarsdale, NY
M. Yaffe, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
E. Podgorsak, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Symposia on Monday, July 26

10:00 a.m. - Noon

President's Symposium: Intravasular Brachytherapy: An Emerging Role for Medical Physicist
Moderator: G. Ibbott, Lexington, KY
J. Moses, New York, NY
T. Fox, Atlanta, GA
H. Amols, New York, NY,
R. Ayers, Bethesda, MD
I. Crocker, Atlanta, GA

1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.

Young Investigator's Symposium
Moderator: J. Gray, Rochester, MN
Advancements in Breast Imaging
Moderator: J. Boone, Sacramento, CA
J. Boone, Sacramento, CA
R. Nishikawa, Chicago, IL
D. Chapman, Chicago, IL
D. Plewes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

4:15 p.m. - 5:25 p.m.

Dose-Volume Specification for Radiation Oncology
Moderator: J. Purdy, St. Louis, MO
B. Mijnheer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
J. Purdy, St. Louis, MO
A. Niemierko, Boston, MA

Symposia on Tuesday, July 27

10:15 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

CIRMS Measurements for Radiation Therapy Applications
Moderator: L. DeWerd, Madison, WI
J. Shobe, Gaithersburg, MD, L. DeWerd, Madison, WI
B. Coursey, Gaithersburg, MD, C. Soares, Gaithersburg, MD
T. Heaton, Rockville, MD

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Recent Developments in Clinical Dosimetry of Low-Energy Interstitial Brachytherapy Sources
Moderator: J. Williamson, St. Louis, MO
B. Coursey, Gaithersburg, MD, R. Nath, New Haven, CT
J. Williamson, St. Louis, MO

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Analysis of IMRT Planning and Delivery Strategies
Moderator: B. Fraass, Ann Arbor, MI
J. Galvin, Philadelphia, PA, W. Schlegel, Heidelberg, Germany
B. Fraass, Ann Arbor, MI
CIRMS Measurements for Diagnostic Radiology Applications
Moderator: L. DeWerd, Madison, WI
M. O'Brien, Gaithersburg, MD, F. Cerra, Rockville, MD
L. DeWerd, Madison, WI, P. Lamperti. Gaithersburg, MD
Imaging Tumor Physiology
Moderator: G. Karczmar, Chicago, IL
G. Karczmar, Chicago, IL, R. Gillies, Tucson, AZ, D. Delbeke, Nashville, TN

Symposia on Wednesday, July 28

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Monte Carlo Methods in Radiation Treatment Planning: Current Status and Future Directions
Moderator: R. Mohan, Richmond, VA
R. Mohan, Richmond, VA, A. Nahum, Sutton, United Kingdom
J. Siebers, Richmond, VA, C. Ma, Stanford, CA

Feedback Radiotherapy
Moderator: M. Sontag, Memphis, TN
J. Balter, Ann Arbor, MI, F. Bova, Gainesville, FL,
M. Sontag, Memphis, TN

Guide to the AAPM: An Introduction for New Members
Moderator: M. Gillin, Milwaukee, WI
AAPM Officers, Council Chairs, & senior members of the association

Advancements in Visualization
Moderator: M. Vannier, Iowa City, IA
M. Vannier, Iowa City, IA, R. Robb, Rochester, MN
S. Napel, Stanford, CA

Evaluation of Perfusion by MRI
Moderator: G. Clarke, Dallas, TX
D. Bohning, Charleston, SC, T. Larson, Nashville, TN
J. Detre, Philadelphia, PA



The 13th Annual Medical Physics Review Courses, organized by the AAPM Continuing Education Committee, will be offered Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25 at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. There will be two courses offered, one in therapy and one in diagnostic medical physics. The courses will be held concurrently from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm on Saturday and 8:00 am - Noon on Sunday. Registration for the Review Courses is not included in the Annual Meeting Registration; you must register for them separately.


"Practical Digital Imaging and PACS" Summer School will be held June 27 - July 31, 1999 at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California.


New members of the AAPM are sometimes overwhelmed by the size and complexity of the Association. They may be discouraged from taking full advantage of its benefits or from participating in some activities. The leadership of the Association recognizes that this situation exists, and has undertaken to make the Association more accessible to new members. A symposium entitled "The AAPM: An Introduction to New Members" will be held on Wednesday, July 28 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm -- immediately preceding the 1999 AAPM Annual Business Meeting. This session is intended to introduce any interested member to both the organization of the Association, and to its officers and representative senior members.


Make plans to attend the 1999 AAPM Annual Business Meeting where the AAPM Executive Committee members, council chairs and some committee chairs will report on the status of the organization. The Annual Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 28 from 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm.


All scientific sessions and technical and scientific exhibits will be held in the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. The technical exhibits will be open from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Monday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 27 and from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 28. "Young Adult" registrants (ages 12 - 17) will be allowed in the exhibit hall with adult supervision. "Child" registrants (age 11 and under) will not be admitted.

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday, July 26
Therapy Poster
& Electronic Poster Sessions
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 27
Diagnostic Imaging
Poster Session
Wednesday, July 28
Works in Progress
Poster Session


Take advantage of discounted registration fees by registering by June 15th. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after July 1. Registrations received before July 1 will be confirmed via e-mail. Registrations that do not include an e-mail address will be confirmed via fax.

Registration will be held in the Delta B Lobby on Level 1 of the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center located at 2800 Opryland Drive. Registration will be open from Saturday, July 24 - Wednesday, July 28, from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, and on Thursday, July 29, from 7:00 am - 11:00 am.

Students - To register as a "Student Weekly" or a "Student Daily," you must be a current Student Member of the AAPM; other AAPM Member types are not eligible. If you are not an AAPM Member, but you are a full-time student in a graduate medical physics program, you must include a letter from your Program Director that includes: the name of the program, the name of the institution and its address, phone, fax and E-mail of the program director, the type of degree that you expect to receive, and your start date and expected end date of study. Failure to include this letter will render your registration incomplete.


Due to a reciprocal agreement with other national medical physics organizations, members of the following organizations can attend AAPM's Annual Meeting at AAPM Member rates:

SAAMP - South African Association of Medical Physicists


The following countries are recognized by the AAPM as developing countries. Residents of these countries are entitled to discounted registration fees.

Resident (must specify country)



Housing requests must be made on the Housing Request Form in this packet and returned to the Opryland Hotel via fax or mail. A limited number of rooms are available at the Inn at Opryland for a more modest price. The Inn at Opryland is located directly across from Opryland.

If you are interested in sharing your hotel room, please contact HQ by June 10 via E-mail to farhana@aapm.org or fax 301- 209-0862. A list of names and phone numbers will be faxed to you by June 12. It will then be your responsibility to contact others on the list and make arrangements to split housing costs.


AAPM has selected Opryland International Travel (OIT) to be the official travel agency for the 1999 Annual Meeting. OIT

  • is conveniently located in the Opryland Hotel
  • guarantees the lowest air fare on any airline based on availability
  • offers zone fares that do not require a Saturday night stay, with a 2-day minimum stay
  • provides $200,000 flight insurance at no cost
  • gives you FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE service (a $15 savings)
  • offers discounts on rental cars

Call OIT at 800-677-9526 from 8 am - 5 pm (Monday - Friday) and 9 am - 3 pm (Saturday) Central Time, or fax 615-871-5794.


Due to popular demand, AAPM has deemed the dress Code CASUAL for ALL future AAPM Annual Meetings. Coats, ties, dresses, and heels are discouraged for both Attendees and Exhibitors.



Starting in 1999, registrants may purchase an unlimited number of social function tickets to attend the Icebreaker, Awards Ceremony and Reception and the Night Out. People do not need to be registered for the meeting to attend the Icebreaker, Awards Ceremony and Reception or Night Out. Please check registration category descriptions on the registration form to determine which tickets are included in each registration category.

NOTE: Companions must be registered to enter the Hospitality Suite and participate in the organized tours.

Icebreaker - Plan to attend this opening event on Sunday, July 25 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the Opryland Delta Ballroom. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Each ticket for the event will include two drink tickets.

Awards Ceremony and Reception - Recipients of special awards will be honored during a ceremony followed by a wine and cheese reception on July 26, from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Night Out - The AAPM Night Out activities are scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, July 27th. The festivities begin with a Southern country-style sit down dinner served at the Opryland Hotel. Following dinner, bus transportation will be provided for the short five minute ride to the Opry House campus, home of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. An evening of delightful family music is planned showcasing a wide variety of Music City entertainment. The evening will conclude with desserts and coffee served at the Opry House portico, a Southern-hospitality opportunity to relax with family and friends. Bus transportation will be provided for return to the Opryland complex.

Please note: The Night Out is not an evening with the Grand Ole Opry. Grand Ole Opry performances are offered only on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets for Grand Ole Opry performances can be purchased in advance by calling the Opryland Hotel Ticket Office at 615-889-1000 x3861.

5k Run / Walk - Join your colleagues in the 19th AAPM 5 k Run / Walk on Tuesday, July 27th. The Opryland Trams will shuttle you from the Veranda Canopy (near Magnolia Lobby just off of the Cascades Conservatory east entrance) to the run site. Trams will begin shuttling before 6:00 am for the 6:15 am start time. The start/finish is located near the north entrance to the Opryland Hotel grounds on McGavock Pike. From there you will run/walk up Music Valley Drive past several famous music venues and restaurants like the Nashville Palace and Cock of the Walk. At the midway point in the run you will leave the business district and find yourself moving along Pennington Bend of the Cumberland river and flanked by Gleaves Farm. To register, print out the pdf form, complete and return via fax to AAPM at 301-209-0862.


The AAPM Golf Tournament (scramble) will be held at the Springhouse Golf Club at Opryland (Seniors Tour) on Saturday, July 24. It will be a great opportunity to network with your colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere before the Annual Meeting. Enjoy refreshments from the on-course beverage carts. The cost will be $100.00 per person and will include green and cart fees, a box lunch and the awards reception. Sign up Early - Play limited to 144 golfers.


  • Longest Drive
  • Straightest Drive
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Closest to the Pin on Second Shot
  • Longest Putt
  • Shortest Drive
  • Hole in One

"Scramble" will be played as follows: Each golfer will hit a drive from the tee box. All players will hit second shot from ball as selected by the foursome. Play will continue in that fashion until ball is holed out. Teams consist of four golfers (a mix of A, B, C and D players - set by handicap, or skill level). The Pro Shop at the Springhouse Golf Course is fully stocked and prepared to meet your needs including golf club and shoe rentals.

All companions must register for the meeting and pay the appropriate registration fee to enter the Companions' Hospitality Suite or purchase any tour tickets. NEW THIS YEAR! Companions do not have to be registered to use social tickets.

Sunday, July 25 Stars Homes Tour 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Advance Registration - $15 per person
On-Site Registration - $16 per person

No visit to Nashville would be complete without some stargazing. The tour will drive by the homes of Reba McEntire, Johnny Cash, Shotgun Red, Porter Waggoner, Roy Acuff, Roy Orbison, Hank Snow, and Johnny Wright. Also included is a stop at Music Valley Drive to visit the Wax Museum or shop for souvenirs. From there, we're on to the driving tour of the Opryland Complex known for its Grand Old Opry, lush gardens, waterfalls, and fountains making it the largest hotel in the United States outside Las Vegas.

Monday, July 26 Many Faces of Nashville Tour 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Advance Registration - $53 per person
On-Site Registration - $55 per person

This exciting tour lets you see the different faces that make up our great city. Historically, see Fort Nashboro, The District, Printer's Alley, the State Capitol, with a stop at Tennessee's newest state park, the Bicentennial Mall. We then proceed to the Country Music Hall of Fame, a visit to Studio B of RCA which has had the likes of Elvis Presley, Chet Adkins, Dolly Parton, and more #1 hits than any studio in the world. Next, it's a driving tour through Music Row where you might glimpse one of today's stars walking down the row. Next, we visit the Wildhorse Saloon for a musical luncheon buffet at Nashville's headquarters for foot stompin' fun. You might see the latest music video being made for TV or a party celebrating a new Gold Record. Lunch is a medley of country favorites with all the trimmings.

Tuesday, July 27 Historic Franklin Tour 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Advance Registration - $33 per person

On-Site Registration - $35 per person

Seventeen miles and 100 years down the road from Nashville is Southern charm and hospitality in the town of Franklin. A local historian will recount the tales of the Civil War Battle of Franklin while we view the restored 18th and 19th century homes on our way to the Carnton Plantation and Carter House, both of which played parts in the tragic Battle of Franklin in 1864. Our next stop takes us to Main Street, Franklin, to shop the quaint and totally original stores there and enjoy lunch at a restaurant of our choice.

Wednesday, July 28 Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Advance Registration - $47 per person

Jack Daniel was the founder of the first distillery registered with the U.S. government in 1866. Lynchburg, 70 miles south of Nashville, is the only place this sour mash whiskey is made. Witness the exclusive charcoal-mellowing process that produces the smooth flavor of this whiskey. Lunch will be at Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House where gracious family style meals are a favorite memory for years. Also available are many speciality items from the turn of the century and Jack Daniel's memorabilia at the general store. NOTE: No whiskey can be purchased in the dry county of Lynchburg. This tour requires a lot of walking and stair climbing. Reservations for this tour must be made before Friday, June 25.

Wednesday, July 28 Cumberland Science Children's Museum Tour 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Advance Registration - $27 for ages 11 and under

On-Site Registration - $29 for ages 11 and under
Advance Registration - $29 for ages 12 and over
On-Site Registration - $31 for ages 12 and over

From the forty foot domed planetarium and the child-sized Curiosity Corner to ever-changing blockbuster exhibits, the Cumberland Science Children's Museum offers unique opportunities for fun and discovery. Daily science programs, live animal programs, planetarium shows, and the 101 hands-on exhibits guarantee a fun visit for children, ages 4 - 15. Parents must accompany their children for this first-hand experience of how science can be fun. Lunch is available in the museum's snack bar.

Thursday, July 29 The Hermitage Tour 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Advance Registration - $45 per person
On-Site Registration - $47 per person

The Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home, is a National Historic Landmark on 650 acres of meadows and woodlands. It is recently restored with a most complete collection of original furnishings and personal belongings. Tour the mansion, stroll the gardens, see the family cemetery, and more. While there, we will enjoy a delicious southern lunch at the Cabin by the Spring, one of the oldest buildings still standing on the grounds. Then visit Tulip Grove, the home Andrew Jackson built for his niece and nephew.


The AAPM will not be sponsoring child care during this meeting. The following companies provide childcare services at Nashville area hotels:

Merry Poppins Nannies
Phyllis Goostree
(615) 824-0257

Laura Heyes
(615) 783-1680

Sitters for You
Becca Hill or Jennifer Marchisi
(615) 297-4341

Sitter Solutions
Debbie Bommicino
(615) 373-1717