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Task Group No. 338 - Task Group on Hands-on Workshops on Focused Topics for Medical Physicists (TG338)

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Preamble: The President-elect, Dr. Saiful Huq is proposing a new AAPM initiative for the clinical as well as non-clinical members. This will be short (1-2 days), hands-on, and well-defined focused workshops on topics that are timely and of interest to the AAPM members. These workshops will be analogous to ESTRO style courses; ((https://www.estro.org/courses)).
The Task Group charge is as follows is as follows:
  • What is the value of such workshops to the AAPM membership, especially the clinically focused members?
  • What is the best forum for holding such hands-on workshops – should these be held in conjunction with a chapter meeting or as a stand-alone workshop or as some other forum?
  • What will be the financial cost of holding such a workshop and how AAPM might eventually benefit financially from holding such workshops? 
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of holding such workshops in conjunction with a chapter meeting
    • Will we need much of any HQ support if such workshops are done in conjunction with say a chapter meeting?
  • What are some of the possible topics for such workshops? 
  • How best can AAPM brand this to the membership and to the rest of the medical physics community around the world?
  • Should vendor support be solicited for these workshops?
  • Is there a potential downside to the proposed initiative?
Bylaws:Not Referenced.Rules: Not Referenced.
Approved Date(s)6/12/2019
Committee Keywords: No Keywords Entered

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James Balter
Task Group Chair

2019 Roster

(dates shown below are start and end dates of position.)

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VOTING AppointmentsThere are 9 voting members.

up-to-dateJames M. Balter, PhD

6/12/2019 - 12/31/2020 Task Group Chair

up-to-dateGary A. Ezzell Ph.D., PhD

6/12/2019 - 12/31/2020 Member

up-to-dateEric C. Ford, PhD

6/12/2019 - 12/31/2020 Member

up-to-dateM. Saiful Huq, PhD

6/12/2019 - 12/31/2020 Member

up-to-dateRobert Jeraj, PhD

6/12/2019 - 12/31/2020 Member

up-to-dateAaron K. Jones, PhD

6/12/2019 - 12/31/2020 Member

up-to-dateHolly M. Lincoln, MS

6/12/2019 - 12/31/2020 Member

up-to-dateJatinder R. Palta, PhD

6/12/2019 - 12/31/2020 Member

up-to-dateJan P. Seuntjens, PhD

6/12/2019 - 12/31/2020 Member
NON-VOTING AppointmentsThere are 0 non-voting members and guests.
STAFF Appointed to CommitteeThere are 1 staff.

up-to-dateLisa Rose Sullivan

6/12/2019 - 12/31/2037 Director, Meetings & Programs (ex officio, nonvoting)