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AAPM is a scientific and professional organization, founded in 1958, composed of more than 8000 scientists whose clinical practice is dedicated to ensuring accuracy, safety and quality in the use of radiation in medical procedures such as medical imaging and radiation therapy. We are generally known as medical physicists and are uniquely positioned across medical specialties due to our responsibility to connect the physician to the patient through the use of radiation producing technology in both diagnosing and treating people. The responsibility of the medical physicist is to assure that the radiation prescribed in imaging and radiation therapy is delivered accurately and safely.

One of the primary goals of AAPM is the identification and implementation of improvements in patient safety for the medical use of radiation in imaging and radiation therapy.



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Webinar Recording Available: A Medical Physics Guide to Sexual and Gender Minority Health & Well-Being: Part 2Speakers: Richard Castillo, Christina N. Dragon, Sunshine Osterman, Toni M. Roth, Eric Welch This is a members only link. [meetings | posted: 2023-09-22 | sunset: 2023-10-23]

Webinar Recording Available: 2024 Medicare Policy ProposalsSpeaker: Wendy Smith-Fuss This is a members only link. [meetings | posted: 2023-09-22 | sunset: 2023-10-23]

Webinar Recording Available: Pregnant Patients and Radiation – A Modern RefresherSpeakers: Samantha Simiele, Rebecca Milman, Jeff Masten, Christina Chapman This is a members only link. [meetings | posted: 2023-09-22 | sunset: 2023-10-23]

Webinar Recording Available: Development of the Next Generation Robotic RadiotherapySpeaker: Ke Sheng | AAPM Webinar Series on Advances in Medical Physics This is a members only link. [meetings | posted: 2023-09-22 | sunset: 2023-10-23]

The AAPM/ASTRO 2023 Core Physics Curriculum for Radiation Oncology Residents [publications | posted: 2023-09-20 | sunset: 2023-10-31]

International Day of Medical Physics - November 7, 2022 : Standing on the Shoulders of Giants [general | posted: 2023-09-20 | sunset: 2023-11-07]

International Day of Radiology 2023 - November 8, 2023 : Radiologists & Radiographers Supporting Patients [general | posted: 2023-09-20 | sunset: 2023-11-08]

Nominate Star Radiation Therapists and Medical Physicists in Patient Safety : RO-ILS is seeking nominations of radiation therapists and medical physicists who go above and beyond for patient safety and quality improvement. An underpinning goal of the RO-ILS program is to support and encourage a strong culture of safety this includes celebrating team members. For National Radiologic Technology Week and International Day of Medical Physics in November, RO-ILS will publicly recognize their important contributions. Nominations are open through Monday, October 16. [general | posted: 2023-09-20 | sunset: 2023-10-16]

QIBA MRI-Based Proton Density Fat Fraction 2023 Profile : Public Announcement and Request for Feedback - deadline is October 31 [general | posted: 2023-09-20 | sunset: 2023-10-31]

AAPM provides recent comments to the NRC on patient release guidance and extravasation rulemaking. [general | posted: 2023-09-15 | sunset: 2023-09-30]

AAPM Newsletter – September/October 2023 Edition [publications | posted: 2023-09-15 | sunset: 2023-11-30]

2024 Awards and Honors Nomination Submissions Schedule This is a members only link. [general | posted: 2023-09-14 | sunset: 2023-10-14]

Connect with the Board This is a members only link. [general | posted: 2023-09-15 | sunset: 2023-09-27]

New Online NCRP Publication Available : Commentary No. 033 – Recommendations for Stratification of Equipment Use and Radiation Safety Training for Fluoroscopy This is a members only link. [publications | posted: 2023-09-13 | sunset: 2023-10-13]

Workshop on Improving the Teaching and Mentoring of Medical Physics : CEC Online Evaluation System Available [meetings | posted: 2023-09-11 | sunset: 2023-10-24]

Voting Results on the 2023 Proposed Revision of AAPM Membership Classes and Corresponding Annual Dues and Structure This is a members only link. [general | posted: 2023-09-05 | sunset: 2023-09-30]

2024 AAPM Annual Meeting & Exhibition (Los Angeles, CA) – Request for Proposals (RFP) for Symposia [meetings | posted: 2023-08-28 | sunset: 2023-10-11]

2022 AAPM Professional Survey This is a members only link. [publications | posted: 2023-08-22 | sunset: 2023-09-30]

2024 AAPM Expanding Horizons Travel Grant Round 1 [general | posted: 2023-08-17 | sunset: 2023-09-30]

Request for Proposals - 2025 AAPM Summer School [meetings | posted: 2023-08-16 | sunset: 2023-10-04]

RSNA 2023 : Registration & Housing Open [meetings | posted: 2023-07-19 | sunset: 2023-10-05]