Beyond Clinical Medical Physics: Entrepreneurship and Opportunities in Industry
Moderators: Anna Rodrigues, Duke University and Jason Stanford, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Speakers: Roberto Pizzutiello, Upstate Medical Physics and Michelle Svatos, Varian Medical Systems
Sunday, July 20 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Ballroom E, Austin Convention Center
The purpose of this meeting is to emphasize entrepreneurship and opportunities in industry as a valuable part of our profession, bringing the benefits of new ideas and techniques generated by the basic scientists to the broad patient population. Thinking outside the traditional “clinical Medical Physics box”, there are a variety of ways that individuals can use their medical physics training/experience in entrepreneurial endeavors. Whether as an individual, a small group of medical physicists, or part of an industry (corporate) environment, the speakers will explore how current students and trainees can make a veritable impact to our profession in a non-clinical setting. Our distinguished speakers will also be happy to answer general questions from the audience. Snacks will be served.
Tuesday, July 22 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Room 19AB, Austin 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.
Registered attendees will receive a raffle ticket. Enter to win a complimentary registration for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Anaheim!
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, July 23 • 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Ballroom FG, Austin 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