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New for the 2010 Program: For many years, continuing education sessions have been held between 7:30 and 9:30 am, with scientific sessions following.  In 2010, on Tuesday and Wednesday, some educational sessions will take place later in the day and some science tracks will begin at 7:30 am.  We hope that this will better serve researchers who want a full day of science as well as those who would like educational sessions available later.

The following topics will be offered during the meeting:

Imaging Track

Therapy Track

Joint Imaging-Therapy Track

Educational Course - Imaging Track

There will be approximately 30 Continuing Education courses in Diagnostic Imaging Physics and Technology.  They will cover all imaging modalities, radiation safety and risk management issues, issues related to accreditation and recent developments in medical imaging physics education.

Educational Course - Therapy Track

The Therapy Physics CE series will feature approx. 30 lectures. The program will feature courses on standard therapy physics practices including linac calibration and QA as well as special clinical procedures including volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI), and SBRT. Additional topics include data flow and management, outcomes-driven IMRT treatment planning, and a physicist’s guide to QUANTEC.

Professional Track

A number of sessions will be provided to keep our members abreast of the latest professionally related developments. A session for Hazardous Materials training will also be included. Topics are likely to include: news on licensure, a leadership development presentation, negotiation skills, PQI session, a session for new members to meet the medical physics leaders, and a historical look at medical physics.

John S. Laughlin Science Council Research Symposium

Topic: Advanced Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Technologies for Lung Cancer

Innovations in Medical Physics Education

Since this symposium was so successful at our meeting in Anaheim last year, the Education Council of the AAPM will again be sponsoring the Innovations in Medical Physics Education symposium to honor and publicize innovations in Medical Physics Education. AAPM members are invited to submit a one page description of innovative medical physics educational activities for radiology residents, radiation oncology residents, medical physicists, technologists or others. The projects can be scientific research, novel teaching strategies – team teaching or adult learning efforts, novel educational materials – lectures, websites, or other innovations.

The top six submissions will be invited to present their projects at the symposium during the 2010 AAPM annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Each speaker will be allocated 15 minutes.

The top project will be presented a plaque. Additional honorable mention plaques may be awarded. Unfortunately no travel support is available. The deadline for submissions is March 3, 2010. Selected submissions will be notified by April 20, 2010.