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Partners for the Future - Win an Amazon Gift Card!!

It is time to think about the future and educate the raising students in the Medical Physics field!

Again, this year, we will continue the Partners for the Future Program, connecting Corporate Affiliates and students at the AAPM Annual Meeting.

Participating corporate affiliates will be conducting demonstrations designed specifically for trainees, with the purpose of providing students with:

  • Contacts for future purchases/partnerships
  • Awareness of what products are available and will become available in the next couple years, and how they will help with clinical workflows
  • What opportunities exist for collaboration with each company and how they utilize clinical medical physicists to inform their product development

Students are encouraged to make the connection with your Partners for the Future

NEW!!! Students will have the opportunity to win a $100 Amazon gift card... details here »

Please join us for the Student and Trainee Day on Sunday July 30
The following events will be taking place:

Annual Student Meeting: Provocative Questions in Medical Physics Training

Sunday, July 30 • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Four Seasons 2, Street Level, Convention Center
followed by the Undergrad Networking Session • 10:00 am - 10:30 am

The AAPM Students and Trainees Subcommittee is hosting the Annual Student Meeting to debate provocative questions in medical physics. This event will consist of three topics of interest, with two speakers presenting an argument for each. The audience will then have a chance to engage in discussion with the speakers.

WGSTR Student and Trainee Lunch plus Career Expo

Sunday, July 30 • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Four Seasons 2, Street Level, Convention Center
Tickets are $10 per person. Space is limited. Registration deadline is July 5.
Already registered for the meeting and just want to add this ticket? Please call AAPM's registration call center: 508-743-8511 to add and pay for the ticket.

The Working Group on Student and Trainee Research and the Students and Trainees Subcommittee are hosting a joint luncheon & career expo to foster a discussion on the many career paths available in the expanding field of Medical Physics. This event will start with boxed lunches and introductions of representatives currently working in a variety of roles at companies, government agencies and labs, and academic research. Following prepared remarks, students, trainees, and young professionals are encouraged to connect individually with representatives to understand a physicist’s role at his/her company. This is not meant to be a job fair, but rather a place to facilitate discussions about future career paths and roles that medical physicists fill outside of the clinic.

Lunch tickets are available for $10 when you register for the meeting, or you may join the event at no cost (no lunch). Ticket holders will be allowed into the event first to collect box lunches, followed by non-ticket holders.

For information about the luncheon, please contact Stephanie Harmon.
For information about the Career Expo, please contact Alison Roth.
Company/Gov't Agency Reps: RSVP here

Residency Fair

Sunday, July 30 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lobby B, Street Level, Convention Center

The AAPM Students and Trainees Subcommittee, in collaboration with SDAMPP, is hosting a Residency Fair. This event will provide students an opportunity to learn more about individual residency programs and how they are structured. Come meet program directors and current residents from CAMPEP programs across the country.

Programs: Reserve Your Table here
Students/Attendees: RSVP here

AAPM Students and Trainees Night Out - Great Divide

greatdivideSunday, July 30 • 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Divide, 3403 Brighton Blvd, Denver
$20 per person
Space is limited. Deadline to register is July 5.
Already registered for the meeting and just want to add this ticket? Please call AAPM's registration call center: 508-743-8511 to add and pay for the ticket.

Join us for our Annual Students and Trainees Night Out sponsored by the Students and Trainees Subcommittee! Hosted on the first night (Sunday night) this event provides attendees the opportunity to network with fellow students, residents, and post-docs. The Great Divide will feature craft beer, a lounging area, ping pong, and cornhole.

The following activities will take place during the Annual Meeting that may be of interest to students and trainees:

Pizza Republica Students and Trainees Meet and Greet hosted by ACR

Saturday, July 29 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pizza Republica, 890 14th Street
FREE to attend for all registered students and trainees

The American College of Radiology (ACR), in collaboration with AAPM Student and Trainees Subcommittee, is hosting a casual social gathering at Pizza Republica on Saturday, July 29 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm for all registered students and trainees. Come out and enjoy some of the best pizza and drinks Denver has to offer with your fellow students and trainees.

Please RSVP here by Saturday, July 22

Society of Physics Students Poster Session

Sunday July 30 • 3:00pm
General Poster Area, Exhibit Hall
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) Undergraduate Research & Outreach Poster Session highlights the work of undergraduate students with an interest in medical physics. Stop by to meet the future faces of physicists in medicine!

Interview Workshop

Monday, July 31 • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Partners in Solutions Room, Exhibit Hall

The Students and Trainees Subcommittee (STSC) would like to invite students, trainees, and young professionals to attend an interview workshop to practice their interviewing skills and receive feedback from real interviewers. The first portion of the workshop includes concrete guidance and examples of how to respond in an interview setting; this aspect of the session is designed to be an informational introduction to interviews in general. The second portion of the workshop involves group interviews for those seeking careers in academic, research, or clinical environments, in addition to regulatory or industry positions.

Limited interview spots are available.
Students/Attendees: RSVP here
For questions, please contact Anna Rodrigues or Rebecca Meerschaert

Expanding Horizons

Tuesday, August 1 • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Poster presentations: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
General Poster Area, Exhibit Hall

Awardees from the 2016 Expanding Horizons Travel Grant cycle will discuss their experiences traveling to conferences that are not specifically geared toward traditional medical physics, focusing on broad scientific impact and opportunities for medical physicists in various fields. The Expanding Horizons paper poster session gives a venue for AAPM conference attendees to meet and discuss with awardees, learn the hot topics and emerging research areas presented at these conferences, and understand the relevance to future medical physics research. Students interested in applying for the 2017 application cycle are highly encouraged to attend!

AAPM New Member Symposium

Tuesday, August 1 • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 108, Street Level, Convention Center

As a new member of AAPM, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the size and complexity of the association and to be unaware of the benefits and opportunities available to members. At this year’s AAPM Annual Meeting, we will host a New Member Symposium where you can learn more about the organization, member resources, opportunities to get involved, and about topics of particular interest to new professionals. We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to learn valuable information and to grow your professional network.

Following an introduction from Melissa Martin, AAPM President, you will be given an overview and general information about the AAPM organization and how to become involved. A discussion panel with follow, consisting of people with diverse experience in building teamwork and becoming involved in leadership in your first job.

The New Member Symposium is a (free) ticket option when you register online for the Annual Meeting. Attendees registered for this event will receive a raffle ticket. Enter to win a complimentary registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Nashville!

In addition, all new members who register for the Symposium will receive a drink ticket, good for one complimentary soda or beer served after the New Member Symposium during the social with committee chairs from the 4 AAPM Councils.

Get your picture taken!!! There will be a photographer available to take pictures for your profile in the AAPM directory.

AAPM Annual Business and Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, August 2 • 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Four Seasons 2, Convention CenterButton

During the Annual Business Meeting, AAPM's President and Treasurer will report on the status of the organization. Immediately following, the AAPM Board of Directors will take questions from the audience. How can the organization better serve you? Do you have questions about the proposed changes to the Board of Directors structure and/or the upcoming vote?

Governance Quality Improvement Project
If you are a voting AAPM member, you will receive an e-ballot for amendment of the AAPM By-Laws shortly after the Annual Meeting in Denver. This proposal deserves your careful consideration for improving AAPM and hopefully a "YES" vote on the proposed changes. Learn more »