Program Information

Program Description

Objectives: This workshop is designed to help medical physicists become better teachers of physicians, graduate students and technologists.  In addition to featuring a number of  keynote and plenary speakers, participants will engage in several work sessions designed to learn from one another.  The objective of the workshop is that each participant will leave with an action plan he or she has designed to be a better teacher. 

Who Should Attend: Appropriate to medical physicsts just beginning their careers, as well as senior medical physicists. This includes those with major teaching responsibilities for radiology and radiation oncology residents and practicing physicians, radiographers and radiation therapists.

Self-Directed Educational Project (SDEP):
All registrants are expected to participate in the entire program and complete a self-directed educational project (SDEP) as outlined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the American Board of Radiology.

Registrants must identify the area(s) in which improvement and/or augmentation as a medical physics teacher is needed or would be of value. The approach to a SDEP must be prospective and must be defined in advance. This part of the SDEP will be accomplished at the workshop.  The components of the SDEP include:

Guidance in preparing a SDEP to become a better teacher will be provided during the workshop.

CAMPEP Credit:
AAPM will seek approval for continuing education credit by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP). For each hour of verified attendance, 1 MPCEC hour of credit will be awarded.

Program Directors

William Hendee, PhD
Herb Mower, ScD
Ervin Podgorsak, PhD

Invited Faculty

Kimberly Applegate, MD, University of Indiana
Gary Becker, MD, American Board of Radiology
Jay Burmeister, PhD, Karmanos Cancer Institute
Philip Heintz, PhD, University of New Mexico
William Hendee, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Edward Jackson, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mary Martel, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Victor Montemayor, PhD, Middle Tennessee State University
Herb Mower, Lahey Clinic
George Nikiforidis, PhD, Patras University School of Medicine, Greece
Ervin Podgorsak, PhD, McGill University
Edward Redish, PhD, University of Maryland
E. Russell Ritenour, PhD, University of Minnesota
J. Anthony Seibert, PhD, University of California, Davis
Stephen Thomas, PhD, American Board of Radiology

For Additional Information, Contact:

Karen MacFarland
AAPM Meetings Manager
College Park, MD 20740-3846
Tel:   (301) 209-3382
Fax: (301) 209-0862