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ChargeThe Therapy Physics Committee (TPC) is a committee of the Science Council and has direct authority and responsibility over all AAPM scientific activities pertaining to radiation therapy physics. The Therapy Physics Comittee will achieve the following broad goals primarily through its Subcommittees, Working Groups and Task Groups. 1. Improve the accuracy and consistency of radiation therapy and other medical interventions through development and publication of scientific, technical and educational documents. 2. Improve therapeutic medical interventions through research in medical physics and promote scientific research in therapy applications of medical physics within AAPM. 3. Provide guidance to outside agencies and organizations relative to the scientific and clinical interests of AAPM membership. 4. Remain aware of developments from and collaborate with outside organizations.
Bylaws:Not Referenced.Rules: 3.8.1
Approved Date(s)Start: 12/1/2004
End: n/a
Committee Keywords: TPC

M. Saiful Huq
Committee Chair

2016 Roster

(dates shown below are beginning date of position) View 2017 Roster

There are 29 members and guests.
=complete and up-to-date, =complete, out-of-date, =incomplete conflict of interest statement.
VOTING Appointments
Debra H. Brinkmann, PhD

1/1/2012  Chair , Therapy Imaging Subcommittee (ex officio)
Jeffrey T. Colvin, MS

8/6/2010  Chair , Radiation Safety Subcommittee (ex officio)
Larry A. DeWerd, PhD

1/1/2012  Chair , Brachytherapy Subcommittee (ex officio)
no coi on file
Sonja Dieterich, PhD

1/1/2014  Member
Lei . Dong, PhD

1/1/2012  Member
Eric C. Ford, PhD

1/1/2016  Member
no coi on file
M. Saiful Huq, PhD

1/1/2012  Committee Chair
no coi on file
David A. Jaffray, PhD

1/1/2012  Chair , Therapy Emerging Technology Assessment Working Group (ex officio)
no coi on file
Robert . Jeraj, PhD

1/1/2016  Liaison - Research Committee
Siyong Kim, PhD

1/1/2013  Member
Moyed Miften, PhD

1/1/2014  Chair , Radiation Dosimetry & Treatment Planning Subcommittee (ex officio)
no coi on file
Jean M. Moran, PhD

1/1/2012  Committee Vice Chair
Niko . Papanikolaou, PhD

1/1/2011  Member
Robin L. Stern, PhD

1/1/2015  Chair , Quality Assurance and Outcome Improvement Subcommittee (ex officio)
Randall K. Ten Haken, PhD

1/1/2016  Chair , Biological Effects Subcommittee (ex officio)
Ronald E. Tosh

1/1/2016  Chair , Calibration Laboratory Accreditation Subcommittee (ex officio)
Ping Xia, PhD

1/1/2016  Member
no coi on file
Ning J. Yue, PhD

1/1/2012  Member
Timothy C. Zhu, PhD

1/1/2012  Chair , Treatment Delivery Subcommittee (ex officio)
no coi on file
X. Ronald Zhu, PhD

1/1/2016  Member
no coi on file
NON-VOTING Appointments
Maryann O. Abogunde, MSc

1/1/2015  Consultant - NRC Representative (nonvoting)
no coi on file
Elsayed S. Ali, PhD

7/24/2015  Guest (nonvoting)
no coi on file
Jacek Capala, PhD

3/22/2012  Liaison - NCI (ex officio, nonvoting)
no coi on file
David S. Followill, PhD

1/1/2011  Liaison - The Imaging and Radiation Oncology Core (IROC) Group (ex officio, nonvoting)
Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD

1/1/2011  Liaison - IEC (ex officio, nonvoting)
Stan Mansfield

7/30/2014  Liaison - MITA (nonvoting)
no coi on file
Ahmed Meghzifene, PhD

1/1/2013  Liaison - IAEA (ex officio, nonvoting)
no coi on file
Michael G. Mitch, PhD

3/2/2010  Liaison - National Institute of Standards & Technology (ex officio, nonvoting)
Ying Xiao, PhD

7/3/2014  Liaison - NRG (ex officio, nonvoting)

STAFF Appointed to Committee

There are 2 staff.
Fairobent, Lynne A  

5/13/2005  AAPM Staff - Senior Manager for Government Relations (ex officio, nonvoting)
Knazik, Shayna 

12/24/2014  AAPM Staff - Programs Manager - (ex officio, nonvoting)

Individual Appointments
the individuals listed below report to, but are not necessarily members of, this committee as individual appointments
Culberson, Wesley S.    - [conflict of interest information]       [Individual appointment reports summary]
     1/1/2015-12/31/2016 Liaison to IEC 62 C (USNC), International Electrotechnical Commission
Miften, Moyed  - [conflict of interest information]       [Individual appointment reports summary]
     1/1/2015-12/31/2017 Representative- Therapy, Imaging and Radiation Oncology Core
Rivard, Mark J.  - [conflict of interest information]       [Individual appointment reports summary]
     1/1/2008-12/31/2016 Brachytherapy Physics Representative, European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology