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November 24, 2021

Items of Note

Important notices, upcoming deadlines, and events happening in the Medical Physics community.

  • Comments Requested
    ASTRO SRS/SBRT Safety White Paper
    Deadline: November 27, 2021
    Submit Comments This is a members only link.
  • Request for Proposals (RFP)
    2023 AAPM Summer School
    Deadine: November 29, 2021
    Submit a Proposal
  • 2022 Health Policy Update
    Medicare Final Rules Updates Posted
    View Updates This is a members only link.
  • AAPM Reports
    • Recommendations for Intraoperative Mesh Brachytherapy: Report of AAPM Task Group No. 222
      View Report 222
    • Electronic Charting of Radiation Therapy Planning and Treatment: Report of AAPM Task Group 262
      View Report 262
  • AAPM Webinars
    • Understanding 2022 Medicare Reimbursement
      A 90-minute webinar will be offered to address 2022 changes to Medicare policies and payments to hospital outpatient departments, freestanding cancer centers and physicians. This session will also provide an update on the Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model slated to begin on January 1, 2022.
      Speaker: Wendy Smith Fuss | Moderator: Michele Ferenci
      Monday, December 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET
      Register Now This is a members only link.
    • Episode #12 | AAPM Webinar Series on MP3.0 Transformational Medical Physics
      Can a consulting physicist practice MP3.0?
      Medical Physics 3.0 is sometimes portrayed as an advanced practice only applicable and doable in the context of in-house physics support. However, consulting physics remains a strong component of clinical physics. This webinar demonstrates how MP3.0 can be approached in a consulting settings of both imaging and therapy practices.
      Speakers: Geoff West, Thomas Petrone | Moderator: Ehsan Samei
      Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET
      Register Now
    • Episode #28 | AAPM Webinar Series on Advances in Medical Physics
      Thoughts on the Implementation of AI in Clinical Practice
      Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world and will likely transform healthcare. In the past several years, a lot of research has been done in the field of AI in medicine in general, and also, specifically, in radiation oncology. We have seen a lot of exciting research work published, however, very few of these tools have been used in routine clinical practice. In this talk, I will discuss these challenges and present some thoughts and work on potential solutions.
      Speaker: Steve Jiang | Moderator: Amit Sawant
      Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET
      Register Now This is a members only link.
    • Episode #1 | AAPM Webinar Series on Inertia or Excellence: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within AAPM
      EDI in AAPM: Why Should I Care?
      Over the last 2 years, AAPM has ramped up several of our equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) efforts. This webinar will provide a taxonomy and vocabulary for AAPM members who are interested in understanding EDI concepts and desire to be more equitable and inclusive in their daily life and workplace. Also, this webinar will be used to introduce 3 of our new affinity groups, the Black and African American Physicist Subcommittee (SC), the Hispanic and Latin-x Physicist SC and the Sexual and Gender Minority SC.
      Speakers: Julianne Pollard-Larkin, Stephen Avery, Rick Castillo, Angélica Pérez-Andújar, Toni Roth, Sunshine Osterman, Victoria Ainsworth, Mahadevappa Mahesh | Moderator: Julianne Pollard-Larkin
      Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET
      Register Now This is a members only link.
  • AAPM Funding Opportunities
    • 2022 DREAM - Diversity Recruitment Recruitment through Education and Mentoring Program
      Deadline: February 2, 2022
      Learn More & Apply
    • 2022 Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
      Deadline: February 3, 2022
      Learn More & Apply
    • ASTRO-AAPM Physics Resident/Post-Doctoral Fellow Seed Grant
      Deadline: February 11, 2022
      Learn More & Apply
    • 2022 Research Seed Funding Grant
      Deadline: April 1, 2022
      Learn More & Apply
    • 2022 AAPM / RSNA Doctoral and Masters Graduate Fellowships
      Deadline: April 20, 2022
      Learn More & Apply
    • 2022 AAPM / RSNA Imaging Physics Residency Grant
      Deadline: May 3, 2022
      Learn More & Apply
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Spring Clinical Meeting Poster

2022 Spring Clinical Meeting

March 26 - 29, 2022 | New Orleans, LA Save the Date!
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Abstract Submission System Open
Abstract Submission Deadline: November 30
Annual Meeting Poster

Accelerating Women and Minority Physicists
August 19 - 20, 2021 | Virtual
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IMRT QA: Learning from our Past to Move Patient Safety Forward
January 24 - 25, 2022 | Virtual
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2021 Summer School
Modern Applications of MR in Radiation Therapy
June 26 - 29, 2021 | Virtual
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63rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition
July 25 - 29, 2021 | Virtual
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RSNA 2021
November 28 - December 2, 2021 | Chicago, IL
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Corgi Phantom:
The Corgi Phantom is designed to evaluate cone beam CT systems. The modular phantom can be configured for different scan sizes, providing tests for multi-axis high resolution, sensitometry, cone beam artifacts, and uniformity. Additionally, the phantom includes holes for measuring dose.

Liver Phantom:
The Liver Phantom combines the advantages of objective test objects and anthropomorphic elements for evaluation of advanced iterative processing. The phantom includes low contrast test objects designed both for ROC tests along with conventional patterns, metal artifact inserts, and beads for MTF calculations.

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