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2017 AAPM Annual Meeting (Denver COJuly 30 - August 3) - Request for Proposals (RFP) for Symposia

Symposia and Educational Courses are an important part of the annual AAPM meeting. Scientific symposia, panel discussions, courses, and workshops on emerging and practical topics provide members with valuable opportunities to learn and interact with peers and luminaries. The AAPM Annual Meeting Program Directors would like your input on possible Symposia and Educational Courses for our 2017 meeting in Denver, CO. These can be scientific, educational, or professional in nature (or a combination):

All AAPM members are encouraged to submit proposals, including members early in their medical physics careers. All of the above programs are eligible to be a SAM session, given the following requirements (click here to see SAM guidelines.) Note: For a session to be designated as SAM, ALL speakers must agree to submit the required information (detailed presentation outline, questions, and references) by the stated deadline. This year we had 75 SAM sessions (up from 45 in 2015), a level which we wish to maintain or increase this year.

To submit an application for a Symposium or Educational Course click here. Please respond by October 5, 2016.

The online application will request the following information for proposals:

  1. Type of session (see list above)
       · Indicate if willing to be SAM by clicking the appropriate box.
  2. Title
  3. General Topic Area (short paragraph; 250 words maximum)
  4. Learning Objectives
  5. Suggested Speakers and/or Moderators (No more than one non-AAPM-member speaker, and preference is for symposia / courses with no more than one speaker from a given institution. Exceptions must be coordinated with the Program Director / Co-Director.)
  6. Vendor-marketed technology related to your session.
  7. Your Contact Information

Please note that your proposal is meant to serve as a suggested topic of interest, along with a recommended list of speakers. All proposals will be reviewed by the AAPM Track Directors, who will make the final selection of topic, content, moderator, and speakers. Selection of proposals will also be based on criteria such as the theme for the 2017 meeting and topics presented in previous years. Not all proposals will be accepted, and some proposals may be combined or re-categorized as deemed necessary by the Track Directors. The organizers whose proposals are accepted will be informed no later than December 15, 2016, and organizers will need to submit an abstract for inclusion in the 2017 AAPM Annual Meeting Program.


2017 Annual Meeting Program Sub-Committees

Scientific Program:
Kristy Brock – Chair Scientific Program Subcommittee
Laurence Court – Therapy Track Director
Lei Xing – Therapy Track Co-Director
Guang-Hong Chen – Imaging Track Director
Shuai Leng – Imaging Track Co-Director

Educational Program:
Robin Stern – Chair Education Program Subcommittee
Josh Evans – Therapy Track Director
Stephen Thompson – Therapy Track Co-Director
Christina Sammet – Imaging Track Director
Rick Layman – Imaging Track Co-Director
Tyler Fisher – Practical Medical Physics Track Director
Robin Stern – Practical Medical Physics Track Co-Director

Professional Program:
Jeff Limmer – Chair Professional Program Subcommittee
Ingrid Reiser – Professional Track Director
Blake Dirksen – Professional Track Co-Director

Specialty Ultrasound Program:
Chris John Diederich – Ultrasound Therapy Director
Tian Liu – Ultrasound Imaging Director