The mission of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine is to advance the science, education and professional practice of Medical Physics; a broad-based scientific and professional discipline which encompasses physical principles with applications in biology and medicine. With 8413 members, the AAPM supports the Medical Physics community with a focus on advancing patient care through education, improving safety and efficacy of radiation oncology and medical imaging procedures through research, and the maintenance of professional standards. The AAPM has a staff of 24 and an annual budget of 10.5M, and is located at One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD.
The AAPM publishes two scholarly journals Medical Physics, and the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics (JACMP), as well as an AAPM Report Series. The AAPM sponsors three scientific meetings each year, a spring clinical meeting, a main summer annual meeting, and a fall scientific meeting (joint with the Radiological Society of North America). AAPM membership information and application forms are available online.
2015 AAPM Executive Committee
from left to right:
Todd Pawlicki, PhD, FAAPM - Secretary
John E. Bayouth, PhD, FAAPM - Chair of the Board
John M. Boone, PhD, FAAPM - President
Bruce H. Curran, MEng, FAAPM, FACMP - President-Elect
Matthew B. Podgorsak, PhD, FAAPM - Treasurer
Angela R. Keyser - AAPM Executive Director
The Presidential chain...
A candidate is elected to President-Elect Designate and moves to President-Elect on January 1 the following year. At that same time, President-Elect moves to President and President moves to Chair of the Board and Chair of the Board rotates off the Board.
Melissa Carol Martin
Chair of Board