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Continuing Education Credits


The 58th Annual Meeting & Exhibition has been approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) for 245 medical physics continuing education credit (MPCEC).  The following information outlines the number of credits qualified medical physicists could earn for participating at the meeting. In addition, AAPM will offer 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 31
per Time
August 1
per Time
August 2
per Time
August 3
per Time
 August 4
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
9:30 – 11:00
10:15 – 11:45
10:00 – 10:55
10:00 – 11:00
10:00 – 12:00
2:05 – 3:00
0.92 D
1:45 – 2:40
0.92 D
11:00 – 12:15
1.25 D
10:15 – 11:15
1 D
11:00 – 12:00
3:00 – 4:00
1:45 – 3:45
2 E
1:45 – 3:15
11:15 – 12:15
1 E
1:00 – 2:00
1:45 – 2:45
1 DE
10:15 – 12:15
2 EF
1:00 – 2:50
2:45 – 3:45
3:00 – 6:00
4:00 – 6:00
2 F
4:30 – 5:15
0.75 FG
1:45 – 3:45
2 F
1:45 – 2:40
0.92 F
2:00 – 2:50
5:15 – 6:00
0.75 FG
2:45 – 3:45
1 F
1:45 – 3:45
4:30 – 6:00
1.5 H
4:30 – 6:00
1.5 G
2:45 – 3:45
4:30 – 6:00
6.84 Maximum
7.5 Maximum
6.75 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, SAM, 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 2016 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 2016 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.

SAM Quesions

The SAM quiz questions are available for viewing before each SAM session starts. View the SAM quiz questions »

New SAM Process

Many AAPM members now require Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as defined by the American Board of Radiology. SAM are not required, but can be used to meet the (ABR) American Board of Radiology self-assessment continuing education (SA-CE) requirements.

In an effort to provide increased SAM offerings and to allow the maximum time for speakers to adequately cover presentation content, the AAPM has implemented a new SAM Process.

It’s simple….

  • SAM session attendance will be automatically verified via a Participation Device as you enter the session room.
  • Complete the SAM session questions using the Online Evaluation System.  SAM questions are no longer embedded in SAM presentations, so audience interaction is not needed.

Here’s how to successfully obtain SA-CE credit:

  • Individuals interested in earning SA-CE credit must register for a Participation Device (PD)...pre-meeting or onsite.
  • At the meeting, stop at the Participation Device (PD) registration counter so your PD can be activated. 
  • Upon entering a designated SAM session, your attendance will automatically be verified via your PD. You must attend the entire SAM session to be eligible to obtain SAM credit.
  • To obtain credit, you must answer the SAM questions associated with the session in the Online Evaluation System.  Your answer does not need to be correct to earn credit, however, you must respond to all questions for the session to earn credit.
  • Your responses are a self-assessment of knowledge gained during designated sessions.  In the evaluation system, you will be provided with the aggregate of how other participants responded to each question along with your answer.
  • The Online Evaluation system will remain open through 11:59 pm ET, Monday, September 5, 2016. Evaluations MUST be completed by that time for credits to be earned.

Please note:

  • SAM sessions are open to all meeting attendees. Individuals who do not need SA-CE credits can attend the sessions and complete the online evaluation to obtain MPCEC credit. SAM questions are not provided to Non SAM participants.


  • Use a personal smartphone, tablet, or laptop to access the Online Evaluation System in order to evaluate a session and complete SAM questions in real time during the session.
  • Attendees will have access to each SAM question set prior to and during the meeting.

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 (SAM) 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.
  • SAM 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 SAM at the Annual Meeting as the mechanism by which attendees can earn SA-CE. SAM allow for interactive learning and self-assessment of knowledge gained during designated sessions, submitted for ABR approval.

NO DEADLINE DATE TO REGISTER FOR THE PARTICIPATION DEVICE (PD) NEEDED FOR THE SAMs PROGRAM; registration is still open. If you wish to add the PD to your registration at this time, please call the registration call center at 508-743-8511. How Do I Register for SAM sessions/credits at the 2016 Annual Meeting?

AAPM Transfers SAM Credits to the CME Gateway.

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

  • Sign onto the CME Gateway.
  • Click on the tab titled "Participating Organizations".
  • Select The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SAM/SA-CME)
  • Enter your AAPM user ID and password and click register.
  • Click on the individual Participating Organizations Reports link to view SAM credits.
  • 2016 AAPM Annual Meeting SAM Credits will transfer to the CME Gateway on September 26, 2016.


Medical Dosimetrists

The AAPM 58th Annual Meeting & Exhibition has been approved by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) for approval of MDCB credits for the AAPM Annual Meeting and Review Courses. 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

  • Motion Management in Current Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) Practice
  • A Cliff's Notes Version of Proton Therapy
  • TG167: Clinical Recommendations for Innovative Brachytherapy Devices and Applicators
  • Prostate HDR Treatment Planning - Considering Different Imaging Modalities
  • Certificate Extension Process for DBT and the Medical Physicist's Role
  • Three Dimensional Dosimetry
  • Nuclear Medicine Physics and Testing
  • Financial Perspectives on Scientific Publishing
  • Segmentation
  • Inspiring Leadership
  • Innovation in Medical Physics Education
  • Image Registration and Segmentation
  • Proton Therapy
  • Particle Therapy Dosimetry and QA
  • Mammography/Radiography/Fluoroscopy - Radiation Dose
  • Brachytherapy and Radionuclide Therapy
  • Dosimetry and QA Tools
  • Tumor Tracking
  • Motion Management
  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis II
  • MR-Guided Radiotherapy
  • Image Registration and Segmentation
  • Mammography/Radiography/Fluoroscopy - Radiation Dose
  • MR-LINAC Design
  • Nuclear Medicine, PET, MRI, US - QA/QC
  • Image-Guided Interventions
  • Functional Imaging for Radiotherapy
  • Preclinical Science
  • Imaging Assessment of Treatment Response
  • Dosimetry and QA Methods
  • MRgRT
  • 4D Imaging - CT and MRI
  • Interoperability in Radiation Oncology: IHE-RO Committee Update
  • TG191: Clinical Use of Luminescent Dosimeters
  • Preclinical Science
  • CT - Image Reconstruction
  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis III
  • Dose Calculation
  • Modeling and Outcomes
  • Monitoring Patient Motion
  • Imaging in Radiotherapy II
  • Cone-beam CT
  • Radiomics
  • External Beam Treatment Planning
  • Innovations in Dose Calculation
  • Performance Assessment Safety and QA
  • New Member Symposium
  • Optimization and Inverse Planning
  • Breast X-ray Imaging
  • CT - Spectral/Dual-Energy Imaging
  • Biophysical Modeling
  • Use of Images in Radiotherapy Treatment Planning
  • Image Processing/Segmentation/Registration/CAD
  • Emerging Modalities
  • CT - Novel Systems and Image Quality
  • MRgRT Dosimetry
  • Radiation Countermeasures Research and Development
  • Motion Management for Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Therapy
  • Modeling and Outcomes
  • Radiomics & Data Mining Methods and Robustness
  • Session in Memory of Jean Pouliot: Next-Generation Deformable Image Registration
  • High impact Technologies for Low Resource Environments
  • CT Ventilation Imaging: The New Clinical Reality of Functional Avoidance and Response Assessment in Lung Cancer Radiation Therapy
  • Image-Guided Interventions: Advances in Intraoperative Imaging, Guidance, and an Emerging Role for Medical Physics in Surgery
  • Next Generation Dosimetry
  • Imaging for Radiotherapy I
  • CT
  • Knowledge-Based Planning
  • MRI in Radiotherapy
  • CT - QA/QC, Calibration and Imaging Protocol
  • Next Generation Quality Assurance
  • Brachytherapy and Radionuclide Therapy
  • In-Room IGRT Devices and Systems
  • MRI - Quantitative Imaging
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Connecting Radiation Physics with Computational Biology
  • Advances and Innovations in Image Guided Brachytherapy
  • Rest In Peace - ITV
  • Radiation and Cancer: Reality, Extrapolations, Myths & Practice
  • Model Observer Design and its Validation for Task-based Evaluation of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
  • Quantitative Assessment of CT Systems with Iterative Image Reconstruction Algorithms
  • Advances in Image-guided Neurointerventions - Clinical Pull and Technology Push
  • Advances in Dedicated Breast CT
  • Image Guidance Technologies and Management Strategies
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: SBRT/SRS Case Studies - Liver
  • Educational Point Counter/Point: Has Photon RT Hit the Limits?
  • SBRT Workflow Overview
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: SBRT/SRS Case Studies - Lung
  • TG180: Imaging Dose During RT
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: SBRT/SRS Case Studies - Brain and Spine
  • Big Data in Radiation Oncology
  • AAPM-AMPR (Russia)-SEFM (Spain) Joint Course on Challenges and Advantages of Small Field Radiation Treatment Techniques
  • How to Identify and Resolve Potential Clinical Errors Before They Impact Patients Treatment: Lessons Learned
  • New Task Groups for External Beam QA: An Overview
  • Online Adaptive Radiotherapy - Considerations for Practical Clinical Implementation
  • PET for Radiation Therapy
  • DBT Physics Basic to Advanced
  • Recent Advances in Virtual Tools for Validation of 3D/4D Breast Imaging Systems (TG234)
  • Where to send my manuscript
  • Imaging for Particle Therapy
  • Mammography/Radiography/Fluoroscopy
  • Performance Assessment
  • Knowledge-Based Planning
  • The Medical Physicist Value Proposition for Tomorrow and Today
  • Advanced Delivery Techniques
  • Monitoring Intra- and Inter-Fraction Motion
  • Proton Planning and Delivery
  • Session in Memory of Robert J. Shalek: High Resolution Dosimetry from 2D to 3D to Real-time 3D
  • Prognostic and Response to Therapy Predictive Models
  • The EPID Strikes Back
  • Advances in Preclinical Imaging
  • MRgRT
  • Implanted Markers for Radiation Therapy and TG 199 Update
  • Revitalizing Your Medical Physics Classroom: Some Examples and Thoughts From the Trenches
  • CT Systems Course
  • Body Tomosynthesis
  • Imaging Informatics
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound QA/QC Hands-on Workshop
  • MRI Physics
  • The Zagzebski/Carson Distinguished Lecture on Medical Ultrasound: Image Guided Ultrasound Therapy
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Nuclear Medicine Theranostics
  • Shear-wave Imaging and a QIBA US Biomarker Update
  • Pediatric Image Quality Optimization
  • Radiation Dose Monitoring and Protocol Management
  • The Quality Gap (Session 1 of the TG100 Certificate Course series)
  • Experiences with TG100 in Clinical Use (Session 5 of the TG100 Certificate Course series)
  • TG100 Workshop (Session 7 of the TG100 Certificate Course series)
  • Writing Good Multiple Choice Questions
  • Session in Memory of Laurence Clarke: Moving Radiomics Forward: Funding, Regulatory Issues, and Clinical Translation
  • An Introduction to Research and Clinical Development Using Treatment Planning System APIs
  • Identifying Image Artifacts, Their Causes, and How to Fix Them
  • HAZMAT Training for the Medical Physicist - Part I
  • HAZMAT Training for the Medical Physicist - Part II
  • Work of ICRP, NCRP and Others and How They Impact on Medical Physicists
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Medical Physics
  • CDRH/FDA Regulatory Processes and Device Science Activities
  • The Pursuit of Radiation Oncology Performance Excellence
  • John R. Cameron Young Investigator Symposium
  • Image Processing/Segmentation/Registration/CAD
  • X-Ray Imaging - Radiography/Fluoroscopy
  • CT - Calibration, QA/QC, Protocol Management
  • Cone-beam CT
  • Next Generation Dosimetry
  • The Challenges of Predicting RBE Effects in Particle Therapy and Opportunities for Improving Cancer Therapy
  • Research Opportunities with Digital Linear Accelerators
  • Joint WMIS-AAPM Symposium: Metabolic Imaging of Cancer
  • Federal Funding Opportunities and Grantsmanship
  • Basics of Proton Therapy
  • Emerging Technologies in SRS/SBRT Delivery
  • Key Dosimetry Data - Impact of New ICRU Recommendations
  • Pitfalls: Reliability and Performance of Diagnostic X-Ray Sources
  • Statistical Failings That Keep Us All In The Dark
  • Session in Memory of Donald Herbert: Anne and Donald Herbert Distinguished Lectureship on Modern Statistical Modeling
  • MRI for Radiation Therapy
  • Learning the New Approaches of TG-100 and Beyond (Session 3 of the TG100 Certificate Course series)
  • Harmonization & Robustness in Radiomics
  • Practical Implementation of Deep Inspiration Breath Hold Techniques for Breast Radiation Therapy
  • Planning and Delivering HDR APBI Treatments
  • Practical Statistics for Medical Physicists
  • Open Source Hardware in Medical Physics and its Potential to Accelerate Innovation
  • The American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification Process
  • Session in Memory of Franca Kuchnir: Excellence in Medical Physics Residency Education
  • Fostering a Successful Career in Research
  • Post-graduate Training of the Next Generation of Academic Medical Physicists
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Preparing for Parts 2 and 3 of the ABR Therapy Medical Physics Exam
  • Medical Physics Workshop: An Update on the Journal's Improvement Activities and Guidance on Writing and Reviewing Papers
  • International Symposium: Patient Dose Reduction in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Opportunities for Physicists to Support Low and Mid-Income Countries
  • Medical Physics Leadership Academy
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Patient Positioning
  • MRI
  • Technologies for Tumor Tracking
  • Joint AAPM-ESTRO Symposium: Advances in Experimental Medical Physics
  • Radiation and Immunotherapy: How to Ignite Long Term Anti-Cancer Response
  • MR-guided Radiotherapy
  • Range estimation/verification in proton therapy
  • Nanoparticles in Radiation Therapy
  • Monte Carlo Simulations
  • Virtual Tools, Simulations and Phantoms
  • Image Processing/Segmentation/Registration/CAD
  • Image Registration Performance
  • Contouring in Radiotherapy
  • Adaptive Radiation Therapy
  • Society of Physics Students (SPS) Undergraduate Research
  • Microdosimeters for Therapy
  • Dosimeters for QC in Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dosimeters for QC in Diagnostic Imaging
  • Novel Devices and Applications
  • Contouring and Auto-Planning
  • X-Ray Imaging
  • Radiation Therapy Quality Control
  • Target Tracking
  • Monitoring inter- and intra-fraction motion
  • IGRT
  • CT - Dose
  • Learning from Medical Errors: A Partnership for Progress (Session 4 of the TG100 Certificate Course series)
  • Preclinical and Small-animal Imaging Systems
  • Dual Energy CT in Radiation Therapy
  • In Memoriam of Jan van de Geijn: Knowledge-based Planning
  • AAPM Medical Physics Student Meeting: The Many Paths of Medical Physics
  • Mammography/Radiography/Fluoroscopy
  • Professional Proffered Session
  • MRI
  • AAPM Presidential Debate
  • History Committee Symposium
  • State-of-the-Art in Radiomics in Radiology and Radiation Oncology
  • Challenges in Radiomics and Big Data
  • Treatment Planning System Commissioning and QA
  • Optimizing the Treatment Planning Process
  • A Practical Guide to Radiation Safety Surveys
  • Teaching Radiology Residents: What, How, and Expectation
  • Preparing for the ABR Diagnostic and Nuclear Medical Physics Exams
  • The Gadget: Making of the Atomic Bomb
  • Risk Assessment and Patient Safety: New Results (Session 6 of the TG100 Certificate Course series)
  • Next Generation QA
  • Optimization and Inverse Planning
  • CT
  • New Approaches to Radiotherapy
  • Expanding Horizons
  • Microdosimeters for Therapy
  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis I
  • CT
  • Dose Calculation and Treatment Planning
  • Physical Measurements
  • Preclinical Science
  • MR-guided Radiotherapy
  • Imaging Genomics Associations and Biological Correlates of Radiomics
  • Professional Liability Insurance - what you need to know
  • Compliance with the AAPM CT Clinical Practice and Joint Commission Guidelines
  • Proton Therapy
  • Preclinical Science
  • Multimodal Imaging

Diagnostic Review Course

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

Therapy Review Course

  • Image-Guided Radiotherapy: Techniques and Quality Assurance
  • Measurement of Radiation
  • Radiation Generators for External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Brachtherapy Sources: Dosimetry and Quality Assurance
  • Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy
  • External Beam Radiotherapy: Techniques and Quality Assurance
  • Anatomy and Imaging in 3-D Treatment Planning
  • X-Ray and Electron Interactions in Water and Tissue
  • Basic Principles of Radiation Therapy Shielding Design
  • Treatment Planning: Photons (I) Fundamentals
  • Treatment Planning: Photons (II) TPS and Plan Comparison
  • Treatment Planning: Clinical Electrons
  • Treatment Planning: Brachytherapy

Nuclear Medicine Review Course

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

Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI)

The 2016 AAPM Annual Meeting will appy to the Radiology Leadership Institute(RLI) for RLI Credits. RLI Credits provide 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.

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, Monday, September 5, 2016. 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 for Medical Dosimetrists.
  • Credits will be posted by September 26, 2016.


The survey is now closed. Credits will be posted by September 26, 2016.

SAM Quesions

The SAM quiz questions are available for viewing before each SAM session starts. View the SAM quiz questions »