Sunday, August 4 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Room 141, Indiana Convention Center
Pathways to a Career in Medical Physics
Moderator: Scott Robertson, Virginia Commonwealth University
Speakers: George Starkschall, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Wendy Smith, University of Calgary
In the current climate of Medical Physics employment, establishing an entry-level position may be a daunting task for all individuals seeking to enter the profession. Whether enrolled in a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program or transitioning from a related field of study, the pathways into Medical Physics have become narrow and competitive. The purpose of this meeting is to summarize available post-graduate training opportunities en route to ABR certification. Our distinguished speakers will also be happy to answer general questions and address the major concerns of all students and trainees in attendance. Snacks will be served.
Tuesday, August 6 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Room 137, Indiana Convention Center
As a new member of the AAPM, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the size and complexity of the association and to be unaware of the benefits and opportunities available to members. At this year’s AAPM national meeting in Indianapolis, we will host a New Member Symposium where you can learn more about the organization, member resources, opportunities to get involved, and about topics of particular interest to new professionals. We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to learn valuable information and to grow your professional network.
Following an introduction from Dr. John Hazle, the AAPM President; Jessica Clements, chair of the Professional Services Committee, will speak on, “How and Why You Should Volunteer With a Professional Organization.” Next will be Dr. George Sherouse sharing invaluable information in his talk, “Things You Won't Be Able to Say Somebody Should've Told You.”
Registered attendees will receive a raffle ticket. Enter to win a complimentary registration for the 2014 Annual Meeting in Austin!
In addition, all new members who register for the Symposium will receive a drink ticket, good for one complimentary soda or beer served after the New Member Symposium during the social with committee chairs from 4 AAPM Councils: Science, Education, Professional and Administrative.
Wednesday, August 7 • 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Wabash Ballroom, Indiana Convention Center
Members of the AAPM Board of Directors want to hear directly from the membership. What should AAPM be working on? How can the organization better serve you? Here's your chance to be heard. AAPM's President and Treasurer will report on the status of the organization