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REMINDERS: 2003 Annual Meeting Home
  • No Icebreaker - Plan to join your colleagues during the 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM beer and refreshment break in the exhibit hall.
  • Residents now qualify for Student registration fees. See details under Student Registration.
  • Single LCD projection will be the ONLY presentation method available for oral presentations.
  • Remember.... sessions & exhibits all now begin on Sunday.

 5K Run/Walk

The AAPM 5K Run/Walk, scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, will again be sponsored by GAMMEX RMI this year. Registration for the run will be included as part of the meeting registration process. Please include your T-shirt size when you register. Race registration will close with the close of meeting registration on July 23, 2003. There is no registration fee for the run.

Registered participants must come by the AAPM meeting registration area in the convention center on Monday, August 11, between 10 am and 2 pm, to sign a waiver and pick up T-shirts and numbers. Since the race course is in close proximity to the convention center hotels, no transportation to or from the race location will be provided.

The course will start behind the convention center, just a short walk from the meeting hotels. From the start you will head south to Embarcadero Park South, loop around the park, then turn north past the starting area, turning left for a loop around Embarcadero Park North. You will continue north on the sidewalk to the turn around point near G Street, then retrace the route to the starting area. The route is all paved sidewalk and travels through picturesque Sea Port Village, with a breathtaking view of San Diego Bay, Coronado Island and North Island Naval Station. Water and refreshments will be available near the start/finish area.

Thanks again to GAMMEX RMI for continuing to sponsor this fun event.

  for 2003! The Welcome Center

At this year’s Annual Meeting, we are introducing The Welcome Center. This will replace the Companions Suite/Hospitality Suite of prior years. The Welcome Center is designed to be a more open and accessible area where you can meet other attendees, spouses and companions. This area will also offer Internet access. The Welcome Center will be located in the convention center near registration and food and beverage concessions.


Several tours, organized by The Meeting Manager, will be available to AAPM attendees. Purchases must be made by July 23, 2003. Tickets may be available for purchase on site, but there are no guarantees!

All tours will start and finish at the San Diego Convention Center at the times indicated.

Children are welcome on all tours, as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Waterways and Highways - A Tour of San Diego
$37 per person
Sunday, August 10, 2003
5 Hours: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
San Diego’s majestic beauty is unparalleled. With a multitude of unique and wonderful attractions and communities, this is truly ‘America’s Finest City.’ Guests may visit charming Seaport Village, chic La Jolla – known locally as the ‘jewel’ of San Diego, Historic Old Town, or beautiful Balboa Park. This tour will continue to enthrall guests as they embark upon a cruise on San Diego Bay, one of the most beautiful natural harbors in the world. From the water, visitors will view picturesque Harbor and Shelter Islands, Point Loma, which is home of the Cabrillo Monument, the magnificent Coronado Bay Bridge and the U.S. Pacific Naval Fleet.

Splash Zone – A Day at SeaWorld
$81 per person
Children age 3 and under are free (if riding on parent's lap)
Monday, August 11, 2003
5 Hours: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Some of the exciting Behind-the-Scenes possibilities include petting a baby penguin or one of the flying stars of the Bird Show; discovering how whales are cared for; handling shark specimens; visiting the sea lions; and, learning the nuances of marine mammal training. Guests will also be invited to feed the animals at one of the feeder attractions: Rocky Point Preserve, Forbidden Reef, Beached Animals, or Seal and Sea Lion. Additionally, they will be treated like VIPs with front-of-the-line privileges at Shipwreck Rapids and Wild Arctic. This tour is truly a unique way to explore one of the finest aquatic parks in the world.

Old Town Discoveries
$20 per person
Monday, August 11, 2003
4 Hours: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Welcome to San Diego’s birthplace! Old Town is where Father Serra came more than 225 years ago to establish the very first mission in a chain of 21 missions that were to be the cornerstones of California’s colonization. The central six blocks of Old Town is now a historic park, where original adobe ‘casas’ still line the streets. Guests will enjoy walking through this charming park, visiting the numerous artisans in the living history program, and experiencing the varied historic sites and museums. When guests have soaked up enough history, they will find treasures bright, bold and beautiful awaiting them in the boutiques of Bazaar Del Mundo, which offers international crafts, clothing, delicious ethnic foods and colorful tropical gardens.

Cultural and Natural Wonders – Experience Balboa Park
$63 per person
Tuesday, August 12, 2003
5 Hours: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This 1,400-acre park provides the setting for fourteen museums and art galleries, all within walking distance of each other. Among them are the Aerospace Museum, the Museum of Art, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, the Natural History Museum, the Mingei International Museum of Folk Art, the Hall of Champions, the Museum of Man, and the Museum of Photographic Arts. Guests may also stroll through the Botanical Gardens or the Horticultural Building and enjoy the pleasant environs.

Animal Explorations at the San Diego Zoo
$62 per person
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
4 Hours: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
By special arrangement, your guests will have the opportunity to observe the Zoo from Behind-the-Scenes, where they may learn about the accomplishments and development of ongoing projects of the San Diego Zoo. The breeding of endangered species, food warehouses, animal bedrooms, elephant or rhino barns, and animal nurseries are some of the features regularly included in these special tours.

Coronado Charm
$30 per person
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
4 Hours: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Guests will enjoy Coronado’s beautiful architecture and colorful history during a narrated walking tour. Depending on your guests’ interests, they may take advantage of quaint shops, cafes and galleries within easy walking distance along Orange Avenue, or they may decide to stroll along the sandy beach, the best seashell beach in San Diego. The final stop will be the picturesque Coronado Ferry Landing full of boutique stores ready to explore. Coronado is filled with more than 100 years of history, romance and charm.

Lifestyle La Jolla
$20 per person
Thursday, August 14, 2003
4 Hours: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
La Jolla’s Prospect Street is known locally for its upscale boutiques, brimming with designer clothing, jewelry, art and antiques. Chic cafes and elegant restaurants feature delicious menus to complement the legendary sunsets over the sparkling Pacific Ocean. This seaside town is home to the UCSD-Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum, Torrey Pines State Park, Torrey Pines Golf Course, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art and the Tony-Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse.

 Awards and Ceremony Reception

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine will honor AAPM award winners during a ceremony followed by a wine and cheese reception on Monday, August 11 from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. The ceremony will take place in the Marriott Hall and the reception will follow immediately in the San Diego Ballroom of the Marriott.

 Night Out

The Night Out will be held Tuesday, August 12 from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Embarcadero Park North. Embarcadero Park North is One of two green "arms" that reach into the San Diego Bay and wrap around the Embarcadero Marina, just a short walk from the AAPM hotels. With its rolling landscape and trees this is an incredible place to view activity in the largest natural harbor in the world. Passing by the park may be Navy ships, tuna seiners and pleasure boats. Roaming magicians and entertainers will perform on a specially constructed stage. Food and libations will be served from stations at various spots throughout the park. Don't miss the gorgeous sunset over the water!

Please Note: Each adult Night Out ticket will include 1 beer ticket. Once your ticket is used, a cash bar will be available. Nonalcoholic drinks will not require a ticket.


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