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Annual Meeting Online Submission (AMOS) System Instructions

Welcome to the 2017 Annual Meeting Abstract Submission System

Abstract submission for the 2017 AAPM Annual Meeting is a 100% web based process. In order to complete a SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSION, understanding how the system works, what the requirements are, and what information is needed will streamline the process for you.

So prior to beginning the abstract submission process, please take a few minutes to review the information. With a general understanding, your submission should be successful.

The Abstract Submission System is CLOSED for Proffered Submissions



Items of Interest:

  • Consider submitting an abstract for the following. Please view the Requirements.
    • John R. Cameron – Young Investigator Competition (The top 3 awardees will receive a plaque and cash award.)
    • Junior Investigator Competition – Two (2) awards for Junior Investigators have been established: In honor of Dr. Jack Fowler, Emeritus Professor of Human Oncology and Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, and In honor of Dr. Jack Krohmer, a pioneer in the medical physics community, formerly known as the AAPM Science Council. Each Awardee will receive a plaque and a cash award.
    • Science Council Session – Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology
    • Education Session – Innovation in Medical Physics Education Competition (The top presenting abstract will be presented a plaque and a $2,000 prize)
    • NEW SPS Undergraduate Research & Outreach – The Society of Physics Students (SPS) Undergraduate Research & Outreach poster session highlights the work of undergraduate students with an interest in medical physics. The first author (and presenter) of all posters in this session must be an undergraduate at the time of submission. Posters should reflect either research related to medical physics or outreach to promote the importance of and relationship between physics in medicine. All joint SPS-AAPM undergraduate members are invited to submit.
  • Registration Fee Waivers for Presenting Authors from Developing Countries:
    AAPM will be awarding 15 registration fee waivers to PRESENTING AUTHORS who reside and work in developing countries recognized by AAPM.

    • Individuals who are interested in the potential registration fee waiver must complete the Registration Waiver Request Form and submit to HQ as instructed by MARCH 9.
    • Preference is given to those abstracts which are accepted for Oral presentations.
    • Only the PRESENTING AUTHORS (who reside and work in developing countries per the recognized AAPM list) of Oral presentations are eligible for the first round of the selection process for the registration fee waivers.
    • If the number of eligible authors is more than 15, the AAPM International Affairs Committee (IAC) will select one from each region. The remaining awards will be selected by IAC members from the remaining eligible authors by ballot.
    • Recipients of the registration fee waivers will be contacted by May 19, 2017.
  • Self Assessment Modules (SAMs): 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 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.
    • Please note that the SAMs sessions will be open to everyone, but only those pre-registered for the audience response technology will be eligible to receive an interactive response unit. Questions will be asked during the SAMs sessions, and participants must answer electronically. There is no pass/fail. The idea is to assess knowledge gained during the session.
  • Meeting Registration will be available online: March 22, 2017.

General Rules and Guidelines

  • Proffered Abstracts should be original work not previously presented or submitted to any other conference or published in a journal (work submitted but not accepted for publication, is acceptable), unless specific permission has been granted by the Scientific Program Directors. Presenters of proffered papers at the AAPM Annual Meeting are encouraged to submit their work to Medical Physics for review and possible publication.
  • No part of the Abstract, Supporting Document, or Funding Disclosure should contain identifying information such as author names, affiliations, institutions, etc. Submissions containing such information may be rejected without review.
  • See detailed information under Instructions to Authors tab for additional instructions.
  • To submit an abstract, you are not required to be a Member of AAPM, unless otherwise indicated for that submission type in the instructions.

Submission Details and Authors

  • Complete all information regarding the Abstract submission and contributing authors: Submission Type, Title, Subject Category, Requested Presentation Mode, Contributing Author Information, and Program Byline (Author Information, Institutions, Acknowledgements/Agreements, etc.).
  • Funding sources, financial disclosures, and conflicts of interest should be listed in the designated field. The information provided should encompass all funding sources supporting the research and disclosures / conflicts of interest pertaining to any or all persons on the author list.

Abstract

  • Enter your Abstract in the designated field. The Abstract is limited to 300 words and should be structured as Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.
  • The abstract entry field is text only and does not support symbols or equations except those shown in the table. The abstract field cannot contain graphs, figures, tables, images or other multimedia objects. (These can be entered in the Supporting Document.)
  • The Abstract should NOT include Title, author names, affiliations, or other identifying information.

Supporting Document

  • A Supporting Document is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED (but optional) for regular scientific abstracts and limited to 1 page.
  • A Supporting Document is REQUIRED for the following submission types:
    • John R. Cameron - Young Investigator Competition - a Supporting Document submission is REQUIRED and limited to 2 pages.
    • Junior Investigator Competition - a Supporting Document submission is REQUIRED and limited to 2 pages.
    • Science Council Session - a Supporting Document submission is REQUIRED and limited to 2 pages.
    • Innovation in Medical Physics Education - a Supporting Document submission is REQUIRED and limited to 2 pages.
  • The Supporting Document should contain the title and supporting text and graphics. It may contain equations, graphs, figures, and/or tables.
  • The Supporting Document should NOT contain author names, affiliation, or other identifying information. Abstracts disclosing author information may be rejected without review.
  • Preferred format is illustrated in the Sample Supporting Document.

Review the Sample Abstract and Sample Supporting Document prior to preparing your submissions.

Policy on Number of Submissions

  • An individual can present up to TWO first-authored presentations at the meeting, although the individual's name may appear on more than two Abstracts.
  • If a presenter has submitted several Abstracts for presentation as first author, the TWO highest-scoring Abstracts will be selected, and the other(s) will be rejected.

Before Submitting Your Abstract and Supporting Document

  • Gather each Author's full name, institution name, full mailing address, and email address.
  • Determine the most relevant Subject Category.
  • Determine your requested Presentation Mode.
  • The Abstract text is limited to 300 words.
  • The Abstract text should contain text only and does not support symbols or equations.
  • Supporting Documents:
    • For regular abstracts: Strongly encouraged (but optional) and limited to 1 page.
    • For Young Investigator Symposium: Mandatory and limited to 2 pages.
    • For Junior Investigator abstract: Mandatory and limited to 2 pages.
    • For Science Council Session: Mandatory and limited to 2 pages.
    • For Innovation in Medical Physics Education: Mandatory and limited to 2 pages.
    • The Supporting Document must be submitted as a PDF file.
    • Should contain Title but no author names or affiliations.
    • Should include a statement of "Innovation/Impact" (see Sample Supporting Document).
    • May contain graphs, figures, equations, tables and images. See Upload the Supporting Document.
    • Preferred format is illustrated in the Sample Supporting Document.

Presentation Modes Defined

NEW this year - Submitters can select 1-3 of the presentation modes (Oral, ePoster, Paper Poster) during the abstract submission process. Please note, by not selecting all options, your chances decrease for having your abstract submission included in the meeting.

Abstracts selected for presentation will be assigned as one of the following:

Oral Presentation

  • Oral presentation (8 minutes + 2 minutes Q/A) during scientific sessions.
  • Each scientific session room will be equipped with one digital projection system for single projection of Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations.
  • Top-scoring abstracts in each category will be selected for Best in Physics. In addition to an oral presentation, these abstracts will be highlighted in an electronic poster discussion session.

SNAP Oral Presentation

  • Brief oral presentation (5 minutes + 2 minutes Q/A) in a moderated session.
  • Authors are to present a very concise description covering Introduction, Materials & Methods, Key Results, and Conclusion.

Poster Presentation

  • Brief overview of poster given during designated standard poster session.
  • Electronic Campus Posters: Some high-scoring abstracts selected for Poster Presentation will be presented in electronic (not hardcopy) form in the Electronic Campus area with a moderator.
  • General Posters: The standard format for abstracts selected for General Posters is 4' x 4' hardcopy poster (3.83’ x 3.83’ usable surface) displayed in the Exhibit Hall.
  • General ePosters: This is an alternative to the hardcopy general poster to allow the authors to present their general poster electronically at a large screen display dedicated to only their poster during a specifically assigned 30-minute time slot.

Abstract Formatting Guidelines

Adhere to the following when preparing your Abstract. The abstract text MUST be structured as follows:

  • Purpose:
  • Methods:
  • Results:
  • Conclusion:

**Any abstract that does NOT conform with this structured format will be REJECTED.**

  • Review the Sample Abstract and Supporting Document before preparing your submission.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 300 words.
  • Enter Abstract text directly in the designated field on the website. If you Copy/Paste from word processing software, be sure to proofread integrity of the text. Symbols and equations are not supported.
  • DO NOT include Title, Author names/institutions, graphs, figures, tables, images or multimedia elements. Titles and Author information is entered elsewhere in the system and will be merged with the abstract file later in the process.

Abstract Review Criteria

The following criteria will be used in determining the abstract score. If a Supporting Document is included, it will be used as additional information in determining the score.

  • Clarity
  • Quality and rigor of supporting data
  • Significance
  • Innovation and/or scientific impact
  • Timeliness
  • Interest to the medical physics community

In addition, abstracts submitted to the Innovation in Medical Physics Education will be judged on the following criteria

  • Educational utility
  • Extent to which the innovation has been implemented and assessed
  • Extent to which the innovation can be implemented or used at a variety of other institutions

Accessing the Submission System

Once you have accessed the System Site (AMOS), in order to access the submission system, you'll be prompted to login using an Abstract Submission Username and Password.

  • If you have not submitted an abstract for this meeting, enter your email address and press ”submit”. Enter your First and Last Name and press “send it!” to have the system email you a temporary Username and Password.
  • If you have forgotten your assigned Abstract Submission System Username or Password, enter your email address and press “submit” to have the system email the information.
  • Once you obtain a username and password, you can access the submission system and will be taken to your personal Homepage for the meeting.

Personal Homepage

What information is available to me on the homepage?

  • This page will have your address information, and information on any submissions that you create or that have been submitted on your behalf.
  • The type of submission is shown next to the Title.
  • The status of each submission is shown (Incomplete or Complete).

What can I do from my homepage?

  • You may edit your personal information at any time including your username and password.
  • If submission is open, you may create a new submission.
  • You may edit any submissions where you are listed as the Corresponding Author.
  • For submissions where you are listed as a Presenting or Contributing Author only, you will be able to view, but not edit the submission.

How do I create a new submission?

  • Next to the meeting name, there is a link to "CREATE A SUBMISSION", click this link to begin the submission process.
  • The steps for submitting an abstract are outlined in the next tab.

Instructions to Authors

To Create a New Submission

The following step by step instructions should be followed once you have accessed the abstract system to begin the submission process.

Review these instructions before you begin. You will need to follow these instructions precisely to successfully create and submit your abstract.

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Identify the submission as one of the following:

  • Proffered Submission
  • John R. Cameron Young Investigator Symposium
  • Junior Investigator Competition
  • Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology
  • Innovation in Medical Physics Education
  • SPS Undergraduate Research & Outreach

John R. Cameron Young Investigator Symposium

Each year AAPM conducts a Young Investigator Symposium (YIS) competition at the Annual Meeting. Young Investigators, as defined below, are encouraged to submit abstracts for the competition. The 10 highest scoring Young Investigator submissions as determined by the abstract reviewers will be selected for presentation in a special symposium in honor of University of Wisconsin Professor Emeritus John R. Cameron, Ph.D.

A panel of judges will score the oral presentations according to criteria that include scientific merit, originality, and organization/presentation of the material. Awardees will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during the Annual Meeting. The top 3 Awardees will receive a plaque and a cash award.

Young Investigators are not eligible for the Science Council Session.

All abstracts submitted to the YIS Competition that are NOT selected for the competition, will be considered for oral, SNAP oral, or poster presentation.

Young Investigator Definition: At the time of abstract submission, candidates for the Young Investigators' Symposium must be a graduate student OR within one year post-graduation, and if post-graduate, candidates must be in a medical physics residency program or a medical physics related postdoctoral position.

FINALISTS will be required to submit a letter of eligibility from the presenting author's thesis advisor identifying the institution. The letters are not to be submitted until the FINALISTS are identified in April, at which time the Finalists will be contacted with further instructions. Contact the AAPM Programs Manager with any questions regarding the Young Investigator Competition.

Only one submission from each Young Investigator can be submitted for consideration for the Young Investigator Award competition. (Note, however, the Oral Presentation Policy below).

NOTE: The winner of the Young Investigator Award Competition is not allowed to participate in the Young Investigator Award Competitions of future AAPM Annual Meetings.

Authors interested in being considered for the Session MUST:

  • Select the submission type: John R. Cameron Young Investigator Symposium
  • Select a subject category
  • Select Oral Presentation mode
  • Submit REQUIRED support documentation not to exceed 2 pages in length.

Junior Investigator Competition

Two (2) awards for Junior Investigators have been established: In honor of Dr. Jack Fowler, Emeritus Professor of Human Oncology and Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, and In honor of Dr. Jack Krohmer, a pioneer in the medical physics community, formerly known as the AAPM Science Council.  Each Awardee will receive a plaque and a cash award.

Junior Investigators, as defined below, are encouraged to submit abstracts for the competition. One Junior Investigator submission for each award will be selected from the highest scoring abstracts judged to be at the highest level of scientific innovation and impact, and the awardees will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during the Annual Meeting. If you wish to submit an abstract for the Junior Investigator Competition, you must identify the abstract by selecting the submission type: Junior Investigator Submission. All instructions given below for regular proffered submissions apply to Junior Investigator (JI) submissions with the exception of the Supporting Document, which is REQUIRED for JI submissions and must not exceed 2 pages in length.

A single abstract can not be submitted to both the Junior Investigator Competition and the Young Investigator Competition.

Abstracts submitted to the Junior Investigator Competition are eligible for the Science Council Session (provided, of course, that the abstract is appropriate to the topic of the Science Council Session).

All abstracts submitted to the Junior Investigator Competition that are NOT selected as the winner, will be considered for oral, SNAP oral, or poster presentation.

A Junior Investigator is defined as one of the following. (The junior investigator must be an APPROVED member of AAPM at the time of abstract submission):

  • Current medical physics resident, OR
  • Current postdoctoral fellow, OR
  • Staff/faculty member who is within 4 years of having obtained a graduate degree (at the time of abstract submission).

The AWARDEE will be required to submit a letter of eligibility from a Full Member of AAPM at the junior investigator's sponsoring institution. The letter is not to be submitted until the Awardee is identified in April. Contact the AAPM Programs Manager with any questions regarding the Junior Investigator Competition.

Only one submission from each Junior Investigator can be submitted for consideration for the Junior Investigator Competition.

Authors interested in being considered for the Session MUST:

  • Select the submission type: Junior Investigator Competition
  • Select a subject category
  • Select Oral Presentation mode
  • Submit REQUIRED support documentation not to exceed 2 pages in length.

Science Council Session

A topic of particular relevance in medical physics research is identified each year, with proffered submissions on that topic considered for inclusion in a scientific session entitled the Science Council Session. Abstracts selected for the Session will be highlighted in the scientific program.

The topic selected for the 2017 Science Council Session is: Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology.

The Science Council Session includes proffered abstracts on a topic at the cutting-edge of medical physics research, presented in a special, high-visibility proffered oral session. For the 2017 Annual Meeting, the Scientific Program invites abstract submissions on “Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology,” emphasizing research on physics contributions to artificial intelligence and the application of deep learning to find useful meaning to big data.

Criteria for abstract evaluation include the novelty of the research, the emphasis on innovation in the development and application of artificial intelligence and deep learning, and the potential impact / significance in diagnosis and therapeutic intervention

Authors interested in being considered for the Science Council Session MUST:

  • Select the submission type: Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology
  • Subject category will default to Joint Imaging-Therapy: Science Council Session: Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology
  • Select Oral Presentation mode
  • Submit a Structured Abstract as described in the Instructions to Authors
  • Submit a REQUIRED Supporting Document not to exceed 2 pages in length.

Innovation in Medical Physics Education

The Education Council of AAPM is sponsoring a session to honor and publicize Innovation in Medical Physics Education. AAPM members are invited to submit an abstract describing innovative medical physics educational activities for radiology residents, radiation oncology residents, medical physicists, technologists or others. The abstract can describe novel teaching strategies such as team teaching or adult learning efforts, novel educational materials such as lectures, websites, educational videos or interactive media, novel program designs, or other innovations.  Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: the level of innovation, the potential for educational use, the extent to which the innovation has already been implemented and assessed, and how readily the innovation could be implemented or used at a variety of other institutions.

The top six submissions will be invited to present their abstracts at the session during the Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Each speaker will be allocated 15 minutes. The top presenting abstract will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during the Annual Meeting and presented a plaque and a $2,000 prize. The Award for Innovation in Medical Physics Education is made possible by a generous bequest of Harold Marcus.

Authors interested in being considered for the Session MUST:

  • Select the submission type: Innovation in Medical Physics Education
  • Select the subject category: Innovation in Medical Physics Education
  • Presentation mode will default to “Oral”
  • Submit REQUIRED support documentation not to exceed 2 pages in length.

All abstracts submitted to the Innovation in Medical Physics Education that are NOT selected for the session, will be considered for standard poster presentation.

SPS Undergraduate Research & Outreach

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) Undergraduate Research & Outreach poster session highlights the work of undergraduate students with an interest in medical physics.  The first author (and presenter) of all posters in this session must be an undergraduate at the time of submission. Posters should reflect either research related to medical physics or outreach to promote the importance of and relationship between physics in medicine. All joint SPS-AAPM undergraduate members are invited to submit.

Please note that submissions to SPS Undergraduate Research & Outreach will not be published in the Medical Physics Journal.

Authors interested in being considered for the Session MUST:

  • Select the submission type: SPS Undergraduate Research & Outreach
  • Subject category will default to SPS Undergraduate Research & Outreach
  • Presentation mode will default to “Poster”
  • No support documentation for this submission type.

Enter the title of the abstract to be submitted.

  • Use sentence case when entering title.
  • To enter superscript text put the following tags around the text to be superscripted: <sup>text</sup>
  • To enter subscript text put the following tags around the text to be subscripted: <sub>text</sub>

Select the Subject Category that best pertains to your Abstract. Category tree available here.

Rules regarding Requested Presentation Mode for Abstracts:

  • Submitters can select 1-3 of the presentation modes (Oral, ePoster, Paper Poster) during the abstract submission process, unless otherwise indicated. By not selecting all 3 presentation modes, your chances decrease for having your abstract submission included in the meeting.
  • Final presentation mode assignments will be made by the Program Committee.
  • Submissions requesting Oral Presentation may be assigned as ANY of the following:
    • Oral Presentation
    • SNAP Oral Presentation
    • Poster Presentation
  • Any submission may be rejected based on the reviews by at least 4 referees.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published in Medical Physics (submissions to SPS Undergraduate Research & Outreach will not be published in Medical Physics).

PRESENTATION MODES DEFINED:

Oral Presentation

  • This category entails a brief 8 minute presentation followed by a 2 minute question/discussion period. NOTE: Single LCD projection will be the ONLY presentation method available.
  • Details will be provided in abstract acceptance notification.
  • Top-scoring abstracts in each category will be selected for Best in Physics. In addition to an oral presentation, these abstracts will be highlighted in an electronic poster discussion session.

SNAP Oral Presentation

  • SNAP oral sessions will consist of a brief oral presentation (5 minutes) in a moderated session with separate time allowed for discussion and Q/A.
  • Sessions will have moderators in a manner similar to standard oral sessions.

Poster Presentation

  • Posters must be displayed during the entire poster viewing time. General Posters should be hung no later than Sunday July 30 at 3:00 pm (in time for the General Posters Discussion Session) and should be removed no earlier than Wednesday August 3 at 12:15 pm (at the designated Tear-Down time).
  • General Posters: The standard format for abstracts selected for General Posters is 4' x 4' hardcopy poster (3.83’ x 3.83’ usable surface) displayed in the Exhibit Hall. Pushpins will be provided.
  • Electronic Campus Posters: Some high-scoring abstracts selected for Poster Presentation will be presented in electronic form in the Electronic Campus area with a moderator.
  • General ePosters: This is an alternative to the hardcopy general poster to allow the authors to present their general poster electronically at a large screen display dedicated to only their poster during a specifically assigned 30-minute time slot

NOTE: The individual names of contributing authors MUST appear on all posted presentations.

On the Abstract Submission Status screen, you will be prompted to add any contributing author(s) to your submission.

To Add Author(s):

  • Select the link to 'add an Author' and search for an individual's last name.
  • A list of potential authors will be generated if the 'last name' is in the system. Select the correct contributing author(s) for the submission.
  • Identify each author as 'Presenting Author' or 'Author.' Also identify the 'Senior Author.' (Note that the Senior Author can be the Presenting Author or any other Author.)
  • Continue the process until all contributing authors have been added.
  • Each submission is allowed only ONE Presenting Author.
  • Each submission is allowed only ONE Senior Author.
  • Corresponding Authors are NOT automatically added to the submission as a contributing author. If the Corresponding Author is a contributing author, you MUST add the individual at this point.

If a Contributing Author is NOT Currently in the System:

  • Once you have searched for the last name and it does not appear on the generated author list, select 'Click Here to Add a New Author' and proceed through the process of creating a new record for the individual.
  • By entering a unique email, each author will have access to the abstract submission content, but ONLY the corresponding author may edit the content.
  • Use proper capitalization when entering a new author.
  • Check your entry as you go as the system does not correct spelling or grammar.

Helpful Hints:

  • Add your 'presenting author' first. You can later use the arrow buttons at left of names to change order, once all authors have been added.
  • Finally, arrange the author names in the order they are to appear when published in the "Program By-Line" and "Calendar of Events By-Line." ANY AND ALL CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS MUST BE ADDED IN THIS SECTION OF THE PROCESS IN ORDER TO GENERATE THE CORRECT 'BY-LINES'. (see Step 6).

Back on the Submission Status Page:

  • The system will have generated a list of contributing authors added to your submission.
  • If any contributing author's names are missing, go back and add the individuals.
  • If the order of names is NOT correct, go back and use the arrow buttons to rearrange.
  • The presenting author's name will be denoted with an asterisk.
  • Any time you add/remove/reorder author names or reassign the presenting author, the system will change the content listed in Steps 6, 7, and 8 so it is IMPORTANT you review the content with each change made.

On the Abstract Submission Status screen, you will be prompted to view the 'Program By-Line' (Authors/Institutions) generated by the system. It is IMPERATIVE that the Program By-Line be VIEWED and EDITED as instructed.

What the System Generates:

  • For a single author, the system will list author's name (first initial, last name), institution, city, and state.
  • If multiple authors have been entered, the system will list ALL author names (first initials, last names) in the order of entry, followed by the first author's institution, city, and state, then the second author's institution, city, and state, etc.

To Edit the By-Line:

If all authors are from the SAME INSTITUTION:

  • The final/correct By-Line should list ALL AUTHOR names (first initials, last names) followed by ONE listing of the institution, city, and state.
  • YOU MUST REMOVE all additional listings of institution, city, and state in order for the By-Line to be correct.
  • YOU MUST SELECT the check box 'Click inside the check box if all authors are from the same institution' in order to proceed back to your status page or you will be forced to add super/sub-script coding, that is not necessary.
  • Do not include "USA" or zip codes. Do not include departmental information.
  • Do not abbreviate institution names.

    --Use the following format when all authors are from the same institution:

    T Webster*, M Warden, L Salliman, A Geyser, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY
    (NOTE: The Presenting Author's name will be denoted with an asterisk.)

If authors are from MULTIPLE INSTITUTIONS:

  • The final/correct By-Line should list ALL AUTHOR names (first initials, last names) followed by EACH AUTHOR'S institution, city, and state.
  • YOU MUST ADD 'super/sub-script coding' (<sup>1</sup>; <sup>2</sup>, etc) in order to correlate the correct Author with the correct institution, city, state.
  • Do not include "USA" or zip codes. Do not include departmental information.
  • Do not abbreviate institution names.

    --Use the following format to add the required 'super/sub-script coding' when Authors are from multiple institutions:

    Note that this code:

    T Webster*<sup>1</sup>, M Warden<sup>1</sup>, L Salliman<sup>2</sup>, A Sullivan<sup>3</sup>, (1) Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY, (2) University of Maryland, College Park, MD (3) UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

    --Produces this output:

    T Webster*1 , M Warden1 , L Salliman2 , A Sullivan3 , (1) Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY, (2) University of Maryland, College Park, MD, (3) UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Changes to By-Line:

  • Anytime you make changes to the Author List, the system will require that the By-Line be reviewed again. The system will display the former By-Line, before changes were made.
  • If you want the system to regenerate the By-Line with the new authors/changes, (1) clear out the text field, (2) press the Update By-Line Button, (3) Edit the text field (if needed), (4) then click the Update By-Line Button again to submit changes.
  • The 'Program By-Line' is EXACTLY what will be published in Medical Physics with the Abstract:
    Byline Example

The corresponding author must indicate if the submission is to be considered for the Science Council Session.

  • If YES, the submission subject category MUST be: Joint Imaging/Therapy: Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology

The corresponding author must agree to and select the following "Verification of Contributing Authors" statement button in the submission process:

"By checking this box, I verify that each author to be listed on the submitted abstract has contributed to the content of the abstract and consented to the submission of said abstract."

The corresponding author must agree to and select the following "AAPM Participation Agreement" statement button in the submission process:

"By checking this box I verify that each author listed on the abstract has been appropriately credited for their contributions to this presentation. It is understood that each presentation will be constructively evaluated in areas of presentation quality, achievement of educational objectives, and utility/usefulness of content. The evaluation will be confidential and communicated only to the contributing authors upon request.

I further verify that any potential conflict of interest(s), as set forth in the preceding statement, has been listed in the abstract and will be disclosed during the presentation.

I agree that AAPM is not responsible for the content of my presentation, abstract, or any representations made by me regarding the contents of the presentation or abstract, and that AAPM is not responsible for any representations or omissions made by me on my submitted abstract or during the course of my presentation."

The corresponding author must indicate whether or not permission was obtained in the following "Distribution of Abstract and Presented Materials Agreement" statement button in the submission process:

"Non-copyrighted materials obtained from sources such as colleagues or the web will be attributed accurately. Where possible, prior permission for its use will be obtained.

BY SELECTING YES, I verify that I have obtained permission from each author listed on my abstract (submitted presentation) allowing me to distribute the abstract at the AAPM meeting, via the AAPM website, or via any other publication that may result from this meeting. I certify that I am not receiving a financial benefit for this presentation and that I have fully and accurately credited each author and writing that was consulted or used in the creation of my presentation. 

Under this constraint, I verify that all contributing authors will obtain or have obtained permission for the use of any copyrighted materials that may be presented at the AAPM Annual Meeting for educational purposes from the appropriate copyright owner(s) and publisher(s).

BY SELECTING NO, I verify that I did not obtain permission from each author listed on my abstract (submitted presentation) and that my use of each listed author’s material constitutes a “fair use” of the material for nonprofit educational purposes, allowing me to distribute the abstract at the AAPM meeting, via the AAPM website, or via any other publication that may result from this meeting. I certify that I am not receiving a financial benefit for this presentation and that I have fully and accurately credited each author and writing that was consulted or used in the creation of my presentation."

Identify the Principal Investigator's E-mail if your research is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Identify sources of funding, financial disclosures, and conflicts of interest in the submission field entitled "Funding Support, Disclosures, and Conflict of Interest." This information is entered once for the entire abstract and should list funding sources pertinent to the research and encompass disclosures and conflicts of interest pertinent to all authors.

Corresponding Author Contact Information is entered on this screen. If you are an AAPM member, first log into the AAPM website. The following required fields will automatically be completed for you. The following fields are required:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Phone
  • E-mail
  • Street Address
  • City/State/Zip
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Submission Categories

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  • Innovation in Medical Physics Education
  • Professional Practice of Medical Physics
  • Education (Clinical)
  • Legislation and Regulation
  • Administration and Management
  • Compliance and Quality Management
  • Radiography/Fluoroscopy
    • Dual-energy Imaging
    • Acquisition Image Physics and Novel Systems
    • Image Quality - Measurement & Modeling
    • Image Processing/Analysis/Segmentation/Registration/CAD
    • Clinical Applications
    • Dosimetry and Safety
    • Calibration and QA/QC
    • Quantitative Imaging
    • Virtual Tools and Phantoms
    • Therapy Guidance (Please submit under Science Council Session in Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Radiomics / Imaging Genomics
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Multi-detector CT
    • Dual-energy or Multi-energy CT
    • Acquisition Imaging Physics and Novel Systems
    • Reconstruction
    • Image Quality - Measurement, Modeling, and Artifacts corrections
    • Image Processing/Analysis/Segmentation/Registration/CAD
    • Clinical Applications
    • Dosimetry
    • Radiation dose reduction
    • Protocol Management/Optimization
    • Calibration and QA/QC
    • Quantitative Imaging
    • Dynamic imaging (Time-resolved/4D imaging)
    • Virtual Tools and Phantoms
    • Therapy Guidance (Please submit under Science Council Session in Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Radiomics / Imaging Genomics
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Cone-beam CT
    • Dual-energy or spectral imaging
    • Acquisition Imaging Physics and Novel Systems
    • Reconstruction
    • Image Quality - Measurement, Modeling, and Artifacts corrections
    • Image Processing/Analysis/Segmentation/Registration/CAD
    • Clinical Applications
    • Dental Imaging
    • Breast Imaging
    • Dosimetry
    • Calibration and QA/QC
    • Quantitative Imaging
    • Dynamic imaging (Time-resolved/4D imaging)
    • Virtual Tools and Phantoms
    • Therapy Guidance (Please submit under Science Council Session in Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Radiomics / Imaging Genomics
    • Protocol Management/Optimization
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Mammography/Tomosynthesis
    • Dual-energy or Spectral Imaging
    • Acquisition Imaging Physics and Novel Systems
    • Reconstruction
    • Image Quality - Measurement & Modeling & Artifacts correction
    • Virtual Tools and Phantoms
    • Image Processing/Analysis/Segmentation/Registration/CAD
    • Clinical Applications
    • Dosimetry
    • Calibration and QA/QC
    • Quantitative Imaging
    • Time-resolved mammography/breast tomosynthesis
    • Therapy Guidance (Please submit under Science Council Session in Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Radiomics / Imaging Genomics
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Nuclear Medicine, PET and PET/MR
    • Acquisition Imaging Physics and Novel Systems
    • Attenuation Correction and Reconstruction
    • Image Quality - Measurement & Modeling & Artifacts correction
    • Image Processing/Analysis/Segmentation/Registration/CAD
    • Clinical Applications
    • Dosimetry
    • Calibration and QA/QC
    • Quantitative Imaging
    • Dynamics Imaging (Time-resolved/4D PET/SPECT/PET-MR)
    • Virtual Tools and Phantoms
    • Therapy Guidance (Please submit under Science Council Session in Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Radiomics / Imaging Genomics
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • MRI
    • Acquisition Imaging Physics and Novel Systems
    • Reconstruction
    • Image Quality - Measurement & Modeling & Artifacts corrections
    • Image Processing/Analysis/Segmentation/Registration/CAD
    • Clinical Applications
    • Safety
    • Calibration and QA/QC
    • Quantitative Imaging
    • Dynamic imaging (Time-resolved/4D imaging)
    • Virtual Tools and Phantoms
    • Therapy Guidance (Please submit under Science Council Session in Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Radiomics / Imaging Genomics
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Pre-Clinical (Small Animal) Imaging Systems
    • Small-Animal Therapy-related Systems (Please submit under Therapy Track)
    • CT
    • MRI
    • CBCT
    • Nuclear Medicine, PET and PET/MR
    • Multi-modality
    • New and Emerging Modalities
    • Optical
    • Virtual Tools and Phantoms
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Optical
    • Acquisition Imaging Physics and Novel Systems
    • Reconstruction
    • Image Quality - Measurement & Modeling & Artifacts correction
    • Image Processing/Analysis/Segmentation/Registration/CAD
    • Clinical Applications
    • Calibration and QA/QC
    • Quantitative Imaging
    • Virtual Tools and Phantoms
    • Therapy Guidance (Please submit under Science Council Session in Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Radiomics / Imaging Genomics
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • New and Emerging Technology
    • X-Ray Phase-Contrast Imaging
    • X-Ray Fluorescence Imaging
    • X-ray imaging with distributed sources
    • Clinical Applications
    • Quantitative Imaging
    • Virtual tools and phantoms
    • Novel Contrast Agents and Nanoparticles for Imaging
    • Therapy Guidance (Please submit under Science Council Session in Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Radiomics / Imaging Genomics
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Multi-Modality Imaging
    • Acquisition Image Physics and Novel Systems
    • Reconstruction
    • Dosimetry
    • Image Quality - Measurement & Modeling & Artifacts correction
    • Image Processing/Analysis/Segmentation/Registration/CAD
    • Clinical Applications
    • Calibration and QA/QC
    • Quantitative Imaging
    • Virtual Tools and Phantoms
    • Therapy Guidance (Please submit under Science Council Session in Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Radiomics / Imaging Genomics
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • PACS/Informatics
    • PACS
    • Display Calibration and QA/QC
    • Image Quality - Measurement & Modeling
    • Image Processing/Analysis/Segmentation/Registration/CAD
    • Clinical Applications
    • Virtual Tools and Phantoms
    • Data Mining
    • Radiomics / Imaging Genomics
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • MedPhys3.0
    • MedPhys3.0 is an initiative to define and practice sustainable excellence in medical physics. Topics sought include practices of physics that extends to operational activities, new domains of practice, physics beyond radiation medicine, and innovative educational methods.
  • Other Imaging Related Topics
    • 3D Printing and Clinical Applications
    • Radiomics / Imaging Genomics
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Imaging in Treatment Planning and Adaptive Radiation Therapy
    • CT (including CT simulation)
    • MRI
    • Image Registration: Single-Modality
    • Image Registration: Multi-Modality
    • Segmentation: Novel Methods
    • Applications in Therapy Guidance
    • Molecular Imaging in Treatment Planning
    • Functional Imaging in Treatment Planning
    • Deformable Image Registration
    • Adaptive Radiation Therapy
    • Online Replanning
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • MRI in Radiation Therapy
    • MRI for Treatment Planning and Target Definition
    • In-Room MRI for Therapy Guidance
    • Real-time Imaging and Tracking
    • Pre-treatment Motion Assessment/Management
    • MRI Calibration and QA
    • MRSI, DCE and Other Novel Techniques for Planning
    • MRI for Assessment of Therapy Response
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
    • Quality Assurance
    • In-Room Localization: Radiographic (kV or MV)
    • In-Room Localization: Tomographic (All Modalities)
    • In-Room Localization: Optical
    • In-Room Localization: MRI
    • Real-time Imaging and Tracking
    • Dosimetric Effects
    • Marker-Based Guidance
    • Novel Modalities
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Motion and Uncertainty Assessment and Management
    • MRI
    • 4D-CT Reconstruction and Applications
    • 4D-CBCT Reconstruction and Applications
    • Real-time Imaging and Tracking
    • Intra-fractional Margin Assessment
    • Inter-fractional Margin Assessment
    • Motion Modeling
    • Dosimetric Effects
    • Delivered Dose
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Treatment Response Assessment
    • kV/MV Fluoroscopy / Projection Imaging
    • kV/MV CT or Cone-Beam CT
    • Nuclear Medicine, PET, and PET/MR
    • MRI
    • Ultrasound
    • Novel Modality
    • Multi-Modality Imaging
    • Radiomics / Imaging Genomics
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review
  • Imaging for Particle Therapy
    • kV/MV Fluoroscopy / Projection Imaging
    • kV/MV CT or Cone-Beam CT
    • Proton Radiography / Proton CT
    • Nuclear Medicine (PET, Prompt Gamma etc)
    • Novel Modality
    • MRI
    • Residual Range Detection
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Image Guidance for Surgical and Other Interventions (not Radiation Therapy)
    • Surgical Planning
    • Interventional Imaging (All Modalities)
    • Tracking and Navigation
    • Robotics
    • Image-Guided Ablative Therapy (RF, Cryo, Thermal, etc.)
    • OR Safety
    • Quality Assurance and Imaging Dose
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Radiobiology and Small Animal Systems (Please submit under Therapy Track)
  • Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology (submission type only)
  • Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology
    • Image informatics and general topics in informatics
    • Big data science and analytics
    • Clinical applications of big data
    • Radiomics
    • Deep Learning
    • Artificial Intelligence
  • Radiomics
    Please consider if Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology: Radiomics under the Joint Imainging-Therapy Track is appropriate for your submission.
    • Quantitative Image Analysis (CAD, Computerized Assessment of Prognosis, etc.)
      • Please consider if Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology: Radiomics under the Joint Imainging-Therapy Track is appropriate for your submission
    • Treatment Response
      • Please consider if Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology: Radiomics under the Joint Imainging-Therapy Track is appropriate for your submission
    • Robustness and Variability
      • Please consider if Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology: Radiomics under the Joint Imainging-Therapy Track is appropriate for your submission
    • Association with Genomics
      • Please consider if Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology: Radiomics under the Joint Imainging-Therapy Track is appropriate for your submission
    • Clinical Translation
      • Please consider if Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology: Radiomics under the Joint Imainging-Therapy Track is appropriate for your submission
    • Data Mining
      • Please consider if Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology: Radiomics under the Joint Imainging-Therapy Track is appropriate for your submission
    • Feature Extraction
      • Please consider if Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology: Radiomics under the Joint Imainging-Therapy Track is appropriate for your submission
    • Data Harmonization
      • Please consider if Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology: Radiomics under the Joint Imainging-Therapy Track is appropriate for your submission
    • Statistical Models and Methods
      • Please consider if Science Council Session - Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology: Radiomics under the Joint Imainging-Therapy Track is appropriate for your submission
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • MedPhys3.0
    • MedPhys3.0 is an initiative to define and practice sustainable excellence in medical physics. Topics sought include practices of physics that extends to operational activities, new domains of practice, physics beyond radiation medicine, and innovative educational methods.
  • Other Joint Imaging-Therapy Related Topics
    • Novel Applications
    • Novel Image Guidance Modalities
    • Radiomics / Imaging Genomics
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Imaging for Planning (Please submit under Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
  • Photon Therapy - SBRT/SRS
    • Image Guidance (Please submit under Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Imaging for Verification (Please submit under Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • 4D Treatment Planning
    • Inverse Planning and Optimization Techniques
    • Planning and Dose Calculation Methods
    • Plan Evaluation Including Statistics and Robustness Analysis
    • Treatment Delivery Techniques and Novel Applications
    • Dose Measurement Tools and Equipment QA
    • Biological Modeling
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Photon External Beam Therapy
    • Image Guidance (Please submit under Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Imaging for Verification (Please submit under Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Adaptive Radiation Therapy (Please submit under Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • 4D Treatment Planning
    • Inverse Planning and Optimization Techniques
    • Planning and Dose Calculation Methods
    • Monte Carlo Dose Calculation
    • Biological Modeling
    • Plan Evaluation Including Statistics and Robustness Analysis
    • Treatment Delivery Techniques and Novel Applications
    • IMRT or VMAT Patient-specific QA
    • EPID-based Portal Dosimetry Patient-specific QA
    • In vivo Dosimetry (non EPID-based)
    • QA of Linear Accelerators and Ancillary Systems
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Immobilization Technology
    • External Immobilization Methods
    • Internal Immobilization Methods (balloon etc)
    • Motion Management (Please submit under Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Electron Beam Therapy
    • Treatment Delivery Techniques and Novel Applications
    • Dose Calibration and Verification
    • Planning and Dose Calculation
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Brachytherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals
    • HDR Techniques
    • LDR Techniques
    • Planning and Dose Calculation
    • Biological Modeling
    • Brachytherapy QA
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Particle Therapy (Protons and Heavy Ions)
    • Image Guidance (Please submit under Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Imaging for Range Verification (Please submit under Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • 4D Treatment Planning
    • Proton Beam Delivery Techniques
    • Heavy Ion Beam Delivery Techniques
    • Planning and Optimization Techniques (including robustness analysis)
    • Dose Measurement Tools and Equipment QA
    • Dose Calculation and Calculation Tools
    • Biological Effect and Modeling
    • Uncertainties and Range Verification
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Outcome Modeling and Assessment
    • Imaging for Therapy Assessment (Please submit under Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Late Effects
    • Early Effects
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
    • Incident Learning
    • Risk Analysis
    • Statistical Process Control
    • Novel QA Systems and Approaches (for IMRT QA submit under Photon External Beam Therapy)
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Informatics
    • Please submit under the Science Council Session Joint Imaging - Therapy Track
  • Radiobiology and Small Animal Systems
    • Pre-Clinical Radiobiology and Imaging Studies
    • Novel Systems for Small Animal Experiments
    • Radiobiological Modeling
    • Clinical Studies
    • Nanoparticles in Imaging and/or Therapy
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Radiation Protection and Shielding
    • Brachytherapy
    • Photon Therapy
    • Particle Therapy
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Targeted Radionuclide Therapies
    • Novel Radionuclide Therapies
    • Image Guidance (Please submit under Joint Imaging-Therapy Track)
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • MedPhys3.0
    • MedPhys3.0 is an initiative to define and practice sustainable excellence in medical physics. Topics sought include practices of physics that extends to operational activities, new domains of practice, physics beyond radiation medicine, and innovative educational methods.
  • Other Therapy Related Topics
    • Computational Phantoms
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Ultrasound for Diagnostic Imaging
    • Acquisition Image Physics and Novel Systems
    • Image Quality - Measurement & Modeling
    • Image processing/analysis/segmentation/registration/CAD
    • Photo-Acoustic Ultrasound
    • Calibration, QA/QC, and Safety
    • Image Registration for Diagnostic Radiology
    • Emerging Ultrasound Imaging Technnology
    • Preclinical/Small Animal
    • Contrast Agents
    • Ultrasound Imaging of Therapy Response
    • Molecular Imaging
    • Quantitative Imaging
    • Ultrasound Elastography
    • Clinical Applications
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Ultrasound for RT Therapy
    • Quality Assurance
    • Robotic US Guidance
    • Monitoring of Therapy
    • Image Registration with US for Patient Positioning
    • Ultrasound Imaging of Therapy Response
    • Ultrasound Treatment Planning
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
    • High-Intenstiy Therapetic Ultrasound Devices
    • Ultrasound Hyperthermia/Thermal Ablation
    • Advanced and Novel Delivery Systems
    • Small Animal Systems
    • Image Guidance and Assessment (US, MRI,CT)
    • Treatment Planning
    • Therapy Modeling & Control
    • Drug Delivery, Activation, & Enhancement
    • Clinical Therapy
    • Ultrasound Therapy Standards
    • HIFU/Ultrasound with Radiation Therapy
    • HIFU and Immunotherapy
    • Other
      • While "OTHER" is an appropriate abstract submission category in some cases, please be sure to examine other categories to see if there is one that fits the topic of your abstract. The Program Directors may reassign abstracts submitted within the "OTHER" category to facilitate peer review.
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