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October 11, 2013

Horizons 2013: Connecting AAPM & PS-OCs
November 7 - 8, 2013; Bethesda, MD

Registration for this meeting is limited to the first 100 registrants. Make sure to register by October 16th to receive discounted registration fees. Register Now.

New RSNA / AAPM Online Physics Modules
New RSNA / AAPM Online Physics Modules on Estimating Cancer Risk from Imaging Procedures by Michael O’Connor and William R. Hendee is now available online to RSNA and AAPM members. View the modules.

Awards & Honors Committee - Call for Nominations
DEADLINE: October 15, 2013
AAPM Call for Nominations and Applications is now open. All nominations and applications must be received by October 15, 2013. The Awards available are:

William D. Coolidge Award
Marvin M.D. Williams Award
Edith H. Quimby Lifetime Achievement Award
John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award
AAPM Fellow

View the full details about each of the above. All nominations are now done through an online nomination system.

Applicants and nominees will be notified of decisions by May 1, 2014. Recipients will be honored at the AAPM Awards and Honors Ceremony and Reception during the 56th Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas in the year 2014.

This Issue

Sentinel event statistics released for the first half of 2013

RSNA Annual Meeting: December 1 - 6, 2013; Chicago, IL
• Spring Clinical Meeting: March 15 - 18, 2014; Denver, CO
Chapter Meetings
Endorsed/Sponsored Meetings

Website Editor Report, October 2013 This is a members only link.
Webcast of the Month: Establishing a New Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging Program: Roles of the Medical Physicist
Information for the NIH Extramural Grantee Community During the Lapse of Federal Government Funding
Interactions Between the NRC and NRC Stakeholders during a Lapse of Agency Appropriations
Pre-application Webinar for PAR-13-357 and PAR-13-358 "Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center" (X02 and U01)
Request for Proposals - Future AAPM Summer Schools
2013 AAPM Annual Meeting Kiosk Videos shown during the AAPM Annual Meeting
Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case
AHRQ Health IT Update: Pathways to Quality
Updated Diagnostic Radiology Residents Physics Curriculum
The AAPM WG on Standardization of CT Nomenclature and Protocols receives the CDRH Director’s Special Citation Award
IOMP announces International Day of Medical Physics


Sentinel event statistics released for the first half of 2013
The Joint Commission recently updated its sentinel event statistics with new summary data for the first six months of 2013. For the first six months of 2013, 446 sentinel events were reported. Sentinel event outcomes from 2004 through the first half of 2013 show that a total of 7,440 patients have been affected by these events, with 4,476 (59.6 percent) resulting in the patient's death, 700 (9.3 percent) resulting in loss of function, and 2,335 (31.1 percent) resulting in unexpected additional care and/or psychological impact.

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