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Continuing Education Credits


The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) has approved medical physics continuing education credit (MPCEC) for the AAPM 57th Annual Meeting.  The following information outlines the number of credits qualified medical physicists could earn for participating at the meeting. In addition, AAPM will offert up to eight (8) credits for general poster viewing. To obtain MPCEC credit, attendees must complete an on‑line evaluation survey. Please note your badge I.D. is required in order to complete the CEC evaluation survey.

Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits – Per Day/Session Time Block
July 12
per Time
July 13
per Time
July 14
per Time
July 15
per Time
 July 16
per Time
9:30 - 11:00
1.5 A
7:30 – 8:25
0.92 A
7:30 - 8:25
0.92 A
7:30 - 8:25
0.92 A
7:30 - 8:25
7:30 – 8:30
1 A
7:30 - 8:30
1 A
7:30 - 8:30
1 A
7:30 - 8:30
7:30 – 9:30
2 AB
7:30 - 9:30
2 AB
7:30 - 9:30
2 AB
7:30 - 9:30
11:00 – 12:30
1.5 B
8:30 – 9:30
1 B
8:30 - 9:30
1 B
8:30 - 9:30
1 B
8:30 - 9:30
1:00 – 1:55
0.92 C
10:15 - 12:15
2 C
10:15 - 11:15
1 C
9:30 - 11:00
10:00 - 10:55
10:15 - 12:15
2 C
10:00 - 11:00
10:00 - 12:00
2:05 – 3:00
0.92 D
1:45 - 2:40
.92 D
11:15 - 12:15
1 D
11:00 - 12:15
1.25 D
11:00 - 12:00
3:00 - 6:00
1:45 - 3:45
2 E
1:45 - 2:45
1 E
1:45 - 2:40
0.92 E
1:00 - 2:00
1:45 - 3:45
2 E
1:45 - 2:45
1 EF
1:00 - 2:50
2:45 - 3:45
1 EF
1:45 - 3:45
4:00 - 6:00
2 F
4:30 – 5:15
0.75 F
2:45 - 3:45
1 F
2:45 - 3:45
1 F
2:00 - 2:50
5:15 – 6:00
0.75 G
4:30 – 6:00
1.5 G
4:30 - 6:00
4:30 – 6:00
6.84 Maximum
7.5 Maximum
7.5 Maximum
6.75 Maximum
Maximum Credits for evaluating Sessions at the Meeting 34.42
Additional credits may be earned for viewing General Posters throughout the week up to 8 credits total

To obtain MPCEC, SAMs, MDCB and/or RLI credit, attendees must complete an online evaluation survey.

Following the meeting and the close of the AAPM online evaluation system, AAPM will provide CAMPEP with participant contact information, credits earned, and the appropriate processing fees in order for individual participants to access their personal 2015 AAPM Meeting transcript via the CAMPEP online MPCEC Repository database. Please be advised, CAMPEP transcripts are viewable via the CAMPEP online MPCEC Repository database. Participants will not receive a hardcopy CAMPEP transcript. Should a participant need a hardcopy of the 2015 AAPM Meeting transcript, an individual may order a hardcopy transcript from CAMPEP. View details here.

Note: Individuals registered as Companions are not eligible for MPCEC.

Continuing Education Program Objectives:

  1. Review basic knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
  2. Conduct sessions on the current state of the art and standards of practice.
  3. Provide a peer interchange forum for exchanging information and concepts

Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits

  • AAPM has applied to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) for MPCEC credit.
  • In order to obtain credits, attendees must evaluate ONE session during the designated time blocks.
  • Attendees can only evaluate sessions that have taken place on days covered by their registration category.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as defined by ABR


Many AAPM members now require Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as defined by the American Board of Radiology (ABR):

  • At least 75 continuing education (CE) credits are required every 3 years.
  • CE credits may be met by a combination of Category 1 credits (CAMPEP or ACCME) and self-directed educational projects (SDEPs).
  • At least 25 of the 75 CE credits must be self-assessment CE (SA-CE).
  • Other than ABR prequalified self assessment modules (SAMs) and SDEPs, the ABR will count all AMA Category 1 CME activities in “enduring materials” (including webbased and print) and “journal-based CME” formats toward the MOC self-assessment requirement.
  • SAMS are not required, but can be used to meet the (SA-CE) requirements.
  • Information regarding the MOC requirments can be found at What is MOC.

AAPM has selected to offer SAMs at the Annual Meeting as the mechanism by which attendees can earn SA-CE. SAMs allow for interactive learning and self-assessment of knowledge gained during designated sessions, submitted for ABR approval.

Deadline to register for SAMs is July 1. How Do I Register for SAMs sessions/credits at the 2015 Annual Meeting?

The AAPM Transfers SAMs Credits to the ABR via the CME Gateway.

Update your CME Gateway account for automatic transfer of SAMs/SA-CME Credits:

  • Sign onto the CME Gateway.
  • Select The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SAMs/SA-CME)
  • Enter your AAPM user ID and password and click register.
  • Click on the individual Participating Organizations Reports link to view the SAMs credit that will transfer to the ABR.
  • SAMs Credits will transfer to the ABR on 8/27/2015.

Medical Dosimetrists

The Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) has approved the AAPM Annual Meeting and Review Courses for MDCB credits. To obtain credit, attendees must complete an online evaluation survey. Badge ID and CMD Number are required. Message Center/CEC kiosks are available in the convention center for this purpose.

Following the meeting, AAPM will report the medical dosimetrist participants credits earned to the MDCB.

MDCB Credit Sessions

Annual Meeting

  • Current Topics in SRS/SBRT
  • New Developments in Hybrid MR-treatment: Applications (Session 4 of the MRgRT Certificate Course series)
  • Technological Advances in PET/MR Imaging
  • Radiochromic Film Dosimetry Update
  • Practical Guidelines for Commissioning Advanced Brachytherapy Dose Calculation Algorithms
  • Current Trends in Y90-Microsphere Therapy: Delivery and Dosimetry
  • Breast Brachytherapy: The Phoenix of Radiation Therapy
  • Patient Specific Q/A: Pre- treatment, During- treatment, and Post-treatment
  • MRI for Radiation Oncology (Session 2 of the MRgRT Certificate Course series)
  • Implementing SBRT Protocols
  • Outcomes of Hypofractionated Treatments - Results of the WGSBRT
  • A Review of Radiologic Anatomy
  • Pediatric Imaging
  • MR Basics I
  • Nuclear Medicine 101
  • Management Skills for Medical Physicists
  • Task Group 100
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Quality Control and High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy Hands-on Workshop
  • US Guided Systems for Brachytherapy
  • HIFU Therapies - A Primer
  • MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Therapy in Oncology
  • Treatment Planning Strategies, Modeling, Control
  • Educational: Diagnostic Ultrasound QA
  • New Methods to Ensure Target Coverage
  • Real-Time Imaging and Tracking Techniques for Intrafractional Motion Management
  • Nanotechnology for Imaging and Therapy
  • Treatment Planning System Commissioning and QA
  • MRI-Based Motion Management for RT
  • Ask the RO-ILS Experts
  • PQI
  • US Guidance for RT Interventions
  • Advanced Novel Technologies & Delivery Strategies
  • Therapeutic Strategies and Image Guidance
  • Advances in Ultrasound Contrast Agents for Diagnosis & Therapy
  • Measurement Devices and Techniques
  • Novel Treatment Delivery Devices and Techniques
  • Treatment Planning for External Beam Therapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Imaging for Therapy Guidance
  • Motion: Truth and Consequences
  • Mammography, Radiography and Fluoroscopy
  • MRI
  • Next Generation CBCT
  • Multi-Detector CT
  • John R. Cameron Young Investigator Symposium
  • Novel Delivery Techniques and Devices
  • MDCT - Reconstruction
  • Image Registration and Segmentation
  • Innovation in Medical Physics Education
  • Proton Therapy Planning and Bioeffects
  • Treatment Response
  • Nuclear Medicine, SPECT, PET
  • In-Treatment Imaging
  • PACS, Informatics, Virtual Tools
  • Preclinical Radiobiology Studies and Technology
  • CBCT-Novel Imaging Systems
  • Radiography, Fluoroscopy - Image Quality
  • Radiography, Fluoroscopy - Radiation Dose and Quality Assurance
  • Real-time Tumor Tracking and Gating
  • Brachytherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Novel Applications of MRI in Radiation Therapy
  • MDCT-Radiation Dose
  • Academic-Industrial Research and Development Partnerships - Nuts and Bolts, Pitfalls and Rewards
  • MBAs for Medical Physicists: Business School Basics
  • Session in Memory of Penny S. Slattery: Medical Physics Workshop - Update: Journal improvement activities and guidance on writing and reviewing papers
  • Process Control
  • Proton Therapy Beam Measurement and QA
  • Breast Imaging
  • Radiation Dose
  • MRI for RT Simulation
  • The Dynamic Patient
  • Imaging for RT Treatment Planning
  • Radiomics: Advances in the Use of Quantitative Imaging Used for Predictive Modeling
  • Computational Phantoms
  • Emerging Applications of X-Ray Imaging
  • In Memoriam of Jacques Ovadia - Reinvigorating Scientific Excellence: Electron Beam Therapy - Past, Present and Future
  • ACR Update in MR, CT, Nuclear Medicine, and Mammography
  • CT Scanner Hardware and Image Quality Assessment
  • CBCT-Reconstruction, Segmentation, Registration
  • President's Symposium: Revitalizing Scientific Excellence: Turning Research into Clinical Reality through Translational Research
  • SRS/SBRT Treatment Planning
  • Clinical Applications, Phantoms
  • Therapy: Deformable Image Registration, Contour Propagation, and Dose Mapping
  • Clinical Applications of 3D Printing
  • MR Basics II (Session 1 of the MRgRT Certificate Course series)
  • Advances in Ultrasound Imaging Technology
  • Patient Safety and Automation
  • Devices for QA of Beam Delivery
  • Proton Therapy Delivery and Measurement
  • Patient-specific QA in Photon Therapy
  • Imaging for Particle Therapy
  • Image Features for Therapy Guidance
  • Knowledge-Based Treatment Planning
  • Therapy Mash Up: Novel Innovations for Radiotherapy
  • Image Registration and Segmentation
  • MDCT - Quantitative Imaging and Clinical Applications
  • Next Generation IGRT
  • The Science of QA
  • Clinical Trials in Proton and Particle Therapy
  • New Developments in Knowledge-Based Treatment Planning and Automation
  • New Developments in Hybrid MR-treatment: Technology (Session 3 of the MRgRT Certificate Course series)
  • The Joint ESTRO-AAPM Symposium: Imaging Markers for Assessment of Treatment Response
  • Bridging the Scales from Molecules and Cells to Clinical Applications
  • The Joint AAPM-WMIS Symposium: Linking Pre-Clinical and Clinical Trials: Co-Clinical Trials
  • Iterative Reconstruction in CT
  • CT Lung Cancer Screening and the Medical Physicist: Moving Forward
  • Advances in Breast Imaging
  • Radiation Safety Officer Update
  • Clinical Implementation of HDR Brachytherapy
  • Eye Lens Dosimetry for Patients and Staff
  • Imaging Equipment Specification and Selection in Radiation Oncology Departments
  • Practical Statistics for Medical Physicists
  • Electronic Charting in EBRT and Brachytherapy
  • In Memoriam of Warren Sinclair: Physics Applications for New Radiobiology
  • High-Impact Presentations
  • Use of End-of-Life Brachytherapy Devices
  • Clinical Networks: IT for Radiation Oncology
  • Optimizing the Treatment Planning Process
  • Electronic Brachytherapy
  • Pediatric Radiation Therapy Planning, Treatment, and Late Effects
  • The Global Cancer Challenge: What Can We Do?
  • Imaging, Treatment Planning, and QA for Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • Incident Learning / RO-ILS
  • Deformable Image Registration: Is it Right for Your Clinic
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Point/Counterpoint: Biological Dose Optimization
  • Small Field Dosimetry: Overview of AAPM TG-155 and the IAEA-AAPM Code of Practice
  • Proton Therapy
  • Spine SBRT
  • Optimization of CT Planning Imaging and Techniques to Reduce Radiation Dose Resulting from Daily Imaging Guidance Procedures
  • Real Time Imaging Verification and Tracking for Moving Targets
  • Task Group 158: Measurement and Calculation of Doses Outside the Treatment Volume from External-Beam Radiation Therapy Treatment
  • Digital Tomosynthesis
  • Mobile Viewing Devices
  • MR Safety
  • Nuclear Medicine 102
  • Economics Update
  • The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC): What is it and why should medical physicists care?
  • Therapy: Deformable Image Registration, Contour Propagation, and Dose Mapping
  • Tools for Collecting and Analyzing Patient Dose Index Information from Imaging Equipment
  • Advances in Breast Ultrasound Imaging
  • 3D Printer Applications in Radiotherapy
  • SRS/SBRT Treatment Planning
  • Proton Therapy Treatment Planning
  • MRI in Radiation Therapy
  • Cone-beam CT
  • Nuclear Medicine, SPECT
  • Ultrasound Imaging: Diagnostic and Image Guidance
  • Nanoparticle Applications
  • Adaptive Radiation Therapy
  • Brachytherapy Applications and Techniques
  • Science Council Session: Radiomics and Imaging Genomics
  • Breast Imaging
  • MDCT - Novel Imaging Systems and Image Quality
  • Quantifying QA
  • Devices for Beam Measurement
  • Radiomics and Imaging Genomics
  • Patient Specific QA
  • Imaging for Particle Therapy
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Treatment Planning in External Beam Therapy
  • History Symposium: Radiological Physics Pioneers: Roentgen and the AAPM Award Eponyms - William Coolidge, Edith Quimby, and Marvin Williams - Who Were They and What Did They Do?
  • Modeling Cancer Complexity
  • Advances in Cone-Beam CT and Emerging Applications
  • The Aftermath of TG-142
  • Knowledge-Based Treatment Planning Automation
  • Reference Dosimetry for Beam Modalities Other Than MV Photons
  • Administrative Aspects of Medical Physics
  • Tools for Collecting and Analyzing Patient Dose Index Information from Imaging Equipment
  • Preclinical Studies
  • Outcomes and Modeling
  • Dose Measurements and QA Techniques
  • Proton Therapy Delivery, Verification and QA
  • 4D CT and 4D CBCT
  • MRI-Clinical Applications
  • Treatment Planning and Optimization
  • MBAs for Medical Physicists: DABR-MBA Alumni Panel
  • MRgRT (Session 5 of the MRgRT Certificate Course series)
  • Novel In-Treatment Imaging
  • Out-of-field Dose, Risk Assessment and Shielding
  • QA Methods and Devices
  • Nanoparticles in Radiotherapy
  • Image Features for Therapy Applications
  • Multi-detector CT
  • MRI
  • What is Medical Physics Without Radiation Safety

Diagnostic Review Course

  • Medical Physics Issues in Mammography
  • Ultrasound Physics & Technology
  • Radiation Shielding Design
  • Hospital Radiation Protection
  • Fluoroscopic Image Quality
  • Diagnostic X-Ray Equipment Testing
  • The Physics and Quality Characteristics of X-Ray Images
  • Digital Radiography Principles and Quality Characteristics
  • Patient and Fetal Dose
  • MRI Resonance Imaging Principles and Quality Characteristics
  • Informatics Essentials for the Medical Physicist

Therapy Review Course

  • X-Ray Treatment Planning I: Fundamentals
  • Nuclear Particles in Radiotherapy: Radioactivity; Hadron Beam Therapy
  • Radiation Generators for External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Measurement of Radiation
  • Brachytherapy Sources: Dosimetry and Quality Assurance
  • Radiotherapy Treatment Delivery: from Manual Treatment to Computer Control and IMRT
  • Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy
  • Anatomy and Imaging in 3-D Treatment Planning
  • Treatment Planning: Clinical Electrons
  • X-Ray Treatment Planning II: Computer-based Planning; Comparison of Rival Treatment Plans
  • X-Ray and Electron Interactions in Water and Tissue
  • Basic Principles of Radiation Therapy Shielding Design
  • Treatment Planning: Brachytherapy

Nuclear Medicine Review Course

  • CT Technology & Dosimetry
  • Radionuclides, Radiopharmaceuticals, Radiation Detection and Measurement
  • Gamma Camera Physics & Technology
  • PET/SPECT Physics & Technology
  • Radiation Shielding Design
  • Hospital Radiation Protection
  • Patient and Fetal Dose

Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI)

The 2015 AAPM Annual Meeting has been recognized by the Radiology Leadership Institute(RLI) for providing education aligned with the RLI Common Body of Knowledge™. To receive RLI credits for your participation at the meeting, please contact RLI staff member, Michelle Klinke at 703.346.8077 or (mklinke@acr.org). If you are enrolled in the RLI program you will be able to track any credits awarded through the RLI Navigator. Meeting attendees must also complete the online evaluation. Please note, in addition to your Badge ID, your ACR # is also required.

RLI Credit Sessions:

  • Management Skills for Medical Physicists
  • AAPM Professional Liability Insurance Update
  • PQI
  • Economics Update
  • Workforce Assessment Committee Update
  • Administrative Aspects of Medical Physics
  • MBAs for Medical Physicists: DABR-MBA Alumni Panel
  • What is Medical Physics Without Radiation Safety

Online Evaluation System

  • To obtain credit, attendees must complete an online evaluation survey. Internet/CEC kiosks will be available in the convention center for this purpose.
  • The Online Evaluation System will also be available via the AAPM website. Use your own device to access complimentary wi-fi throughout the Austin Convention Center (AAPM meeting rooms, exhibit hall and function space).
  • The Online Evaluation system will remain open through 11:59 pm ET, Thursday, August 20, 2015. Evaluations MUST be completed by that time for credits to be earned. After the close of the online evaluation system, registrants will be contacted with instructions for viewing the meeting transcript via the CAMPEP website. The transcript will list a description of the sessions and the number of continuing education credits obtained.
  • Please note: You must enter your Badge ID and Last Name in order to access the CEC evaluation system. A CMD number is required or Medical Dosimetrists.
  • Credits will be posted by August 27, 2015.


The survey is now closed. Credits will be posted by August 27, 2015.