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Continuing Education Credits


The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) has approved the AAPM 59th Annual Meeting for (MPCEC) hours. The following information outlines the number of credits qualified medical physicists could earn for participating at the meeting. In addition, AAPM will request up to eight (8) credits for general poster viewing. Note: Individuals registered as Companions are not eligible for MPCEC. To obtain MPCEC credit, attendees must complete an online evaluation survey. Please note your badge I.D. is required to complete the CEC evaluation survey.

Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits – Per Day/Session Time Block
July 30
per Time
July 31
per Time
August 1
per Time
August 2
per Time
 August 3
per Time
8:30 – 10:00
1.5 A
7:30 – 8:25
0.92 A
7:30 – 8:30
1 A
7:30 – 8:25
0.92 A
7:30 – 8:25
9:30 – 10:30
1 B
8:30 – 9:30
1 B
8:30 – 9:30
1 B
8:30 – 9:30
1 B
8:30 – 9:30
9:30 – 10:00
9:30 – 11:00
10:30 – 11:30
1 C
10:15 – 12:15
2 C
9:30 – 11:00
10:15 – 11:45
1.5 C
10:00 – 10:55
1:15 – 1:45
11:30 – 12:30
1 D
1:45 – 2:45
1 D
11:00 – 12:15
1.25 D
10:15 – 11:15
1 D
11:00 – 12:00
(1:45 – 3:15)*
1:15 – 1:45
1:00 – 1:55
0.92 E
2:45 – 3:45
1 E
1:45 – 3:15
1.5 E
11:15 – 12:15
1 E
1:00 – 2:00
3:45 – 4:15
2:05 – 3:00
0.92 F
4:30 – 5:30
1:45 – 2:45
1 F
1:45 – 3:45
2 F
2:00 – 3:00
4:30 – 6:00
3:00 – 4:00
1 G
2:45 – 4:45
1 G
4:30 – 6:00
3:45 – 4:15
3:00 – 5:00
4:30 – 5:30
3:00 – 6:00
4:30 – 6:00
4:00 – 5:00
4:00 – 6:00
9.34 Maximum
7.42 Maximum
8.25 Maximum
8.92 Maximum
Maximum Credits for evaluating Sessions at the Meeting 39.77
Additional credits may be earned for viewing General Posters throughout the week up to 8 credits total
* D Partners in Solutions (1:45 – 3:15) 1.5

To obtain MPCEC, SAM, MDCB and/or RLI credit, attendees must complete an online evaluation survey.

Following the meeting and the close of the AAPM online evaluation system, AAPM will provide CAMPEP with participant contact information, credits earned, and the appropriate processing fees in order for individual participants to access their personal 2017 AAPM Meeting transcript via the CAMPEP online MPCEC Repository database. Please be advised, CAMPEP transcripts are viewable via the CAMPEP online MPCEC Repository database. Participants will not receive a hardcopy CAMPEP transcript. Should a participant need a hardcopy of the 2017 AAPM Meeting transcript, an individual may order a hardcopy transcript from CAMPEP. View details here.

Note: Individuals registered as Companions are not eligible for MPCEC.

Continuing Education Program Objectives:

  1. Review basic knowledge of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
  2. Conduct sessions on the current state of the art and standards of practice.
  3. Provide a peer interchange forum for exchanging information and concepts

Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits

  • AAPM has applied to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) for MPCEC credit.
  • In order to obtain credits, attendees must evaluate ONE session during the designated time blocks.
  • Attendees can only evaluate sessions that have taken place on days covered by their registration category.

SAM Questions

The SAM quiz questions will be available for viewing before each SAM session starts. View the SAM quiz questions »

SAM Process

Many AAPM members now require Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as defined by the American Board of Radiology. SAM are not required, but can be used to meet the (ABR) American Board of Radiology self-assessment continuing education (SA-CE) requirements.

In an effort to provide increased SAM offerings and to allow the maximum time for speakers to adequately cover presentation content, the AAPM has implemented a new SAM Process.

It’s simple….

  • SAM session attendance will be automatically verified via a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon as you enter the session room.
  • Complete the SAM session questions using the Online Evaluation System.  SAM questions are no longer embedded in SAM presentations, so audience interaction is not needed.

Here’s how to successfully obtain SA-CE credit:

  • Individuals interested in earning SA-CE credit must register for SAM...pre-meeting or onsite.
  • At the meeting, stop at the registration counter to obtain your badge and your Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon. 
  • Upon entering a designated SAM session, your attendance will automatically be verified via your beacon. You must attend the entire SAM session to be eligible to obtain SAM credit.
  • To obtain credit, you must answer the SAM questions associated with the session in the Online Evaluation System.  Your answer does not need to be correct to earn credit, however, you must respond to all questions for the session to earn credit.
  • Your responses are a self-assessment of knowledge gained during designated sessions.  In the evaluation system, you will be provided with the aggregate of how other participants responded to each question along with your answer.
  • The Online Evaluation system will remain open through 11:59 pm ET, Monday, September 6, 2017. Evaluations MUST be completed by that time for credits to be earned.

Please note:

  • SAM sessions are open to all meeting attendees. Individuals who do not need SA-CE credits can attend the sessions and complete the online evaluation to obtain MPCEC credit. SAM questions are not provided to Non SAM participants.


  • Use a personal smartphone, tablet, or laptop to access the Online Evaluation System in order to evaluate a session and complete SAM questions in real time during the session.
  • Attendees will have access to each SAM question set prior to and during the meeting.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as defined by ABR

Many AAPM members now require Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as defined by the American Board of Radiology (ABR):

  • At least 75 continuing education (CE) credits are required every 3 years.
  • CE credits may be met by a combination of Category 1 credits (CAMPEP or ACCME) and self-directed educational projects (SDEPs).
  • At least 25 of the 75 CE credits must be self-assessment CE (SA-CE).
  • Other than ABR prequalified self assessment modules (SAM) and SDEPs, the ABR will count all AMA Category 1 CME activities in “enduring materials” (including webbased and print) and “journal-based CME” formats toward the MOC self-assessment requirement.
  • SAM are not required, but can be used to meet the (SA-CE) requirements.
  • Information regarding the MOC requirments can be found at What is MOC.

AAPM has selected to offer SAM at the Annual Meeting as the mechanism by which attendees can earn SA-CE. SAM allow for interactive learning and self-assessment of knowledge gained during designated sessions, submitted for ABR approval.

NO DEADLINE DATE TO REGISTER FOR THE PARTICIPATION DEVICE (PD) NEEDED FOR THE SAMs PROGRAM; registration is still open. If you wish to add the PD to your registration at this time, please call the registration call center at 508-743-8511. How Do I Register for SAM sessions/credits at the 2017 Annual Meeting?

AAPM Transfers SAM Credits to the CME Gateway.

Update your CME Gateway account for automatic transfer of SAM/SA-CME Credits:

  • Sign onto the CME Gateway.
  • Click on the tab titled "Participating Organizations".
  • Select The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SAM/SA-CME)
  • Enter your AAPM user ID and password and click register.
  • Click on the individual Participating Organizations Reports link to view SAM credits.
  • 2017 AAPM Annual Meeting SAM Credits will transfer to the CME Gateway on September 13, 2017.


Medical Dosimetrists

The AAPM 59th Annual Meeting & Exhibition has been approved by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) to offer MDCB credits for the AAPM Annual Meeting and Review Courses. To obtain credit, attendees must complete an online evaluation survey. Badge ID and CMD Number are required. Message Center/CEC kiosks are available in the convention center for this purpose.

Following the meeting, AAPM will report the medical dosimetrist participants credits earned to the MDCB.

MDCB Credit Sessions

Annual Meeting

  • Novel Treatment Investigations
  • Dosimetry
  • Treatment Planning II
  • Preclinical Studies
  • Radiomics
  • Image Segmentation
  • Tracking and Image Guidance
  • Cone Beam CT I
  • CT/MR/Multi-Modal Imaging in Radiation Therapy
  • Novel Systems and Preclinical Imaging
  • MRI
  • Image Segmentation
  • MRI
  • Inverse Planning and Optimization
  • MRI
  • MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy
  • In Vivo Dosimetry / Transmission Detection Systems
  • Treatment Planning I
  • Functional Imaging and Modeling
  • Adaptive Therapy and Image Guidance
  • Image Analysis and Learning
  • Dose Calculations
  • Patient Safety
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Radiography/Fluoroscopy
  • Multi-Energy CT
  • Applications of Imaging in Proton Therapy
  • Safety and QA
  • CT
  • Treatment Planning II
  • Brachytherapy
  • Phantoms
  • Dose Response Studies
  • Image Guidance and Verification of Proton Therapy
  • Radiography/Fluorocopy
  • Ultrasound Imaging and Guidance of Radiation Therapy
  • Dose Measurments and Shielding
  • Particle Therapy
  • Broad and Interesting Therapy Topics
  • Treatment Planning III
  • Imaging
  • John R. Cameron Young Investigator Symposium
  • Novel Delivery and QA Techniques
  • Radiobiology and Small Animal Systems
  • Innovation in Medical Physics Education
  • Advances in Brachytherapy
  • Current and Future Aspects of Clinical Trials: Quality Assurance and Quantitative Imaging (Session 3 of the Certificate Course Series)
  • Imaging Guidance and QA
  • Nuc Med
  • Outcome Modeling
  • Mam/Rad/Flu
  • Cone Beam CT II
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • CT
  • New Treatment Devices and Approaches
  • MRI and Radiation Therapy
  • Dose Measurements
  • Radiomics and Image Analysis
  • Mam/Tomo/MBI
  • Image Processing/Analysis
  • Particle Therapy
  • Functional Imaging and Therapeutic Evaluation
  • CBCT
  • Radiomics and Quantitative Imaging
  • New Treatment Techniques
  • 4D Imaging
  • CT Dose
  • Metal Artifact Reduction
  • Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology
  • Tracking and Motion Management
  • New Tech/Preclinic
  • Treatment Planning I
  • AAPM Medical Physics Student Meeting
  • Professional Council Symposium: Communicating with Patients: A Vital Skill for a Medical Physicist
  • Joint Council Symposium: New Opportunities for Medical Physics
  • Clinical IGRT: In-Room Imaging Technologies and Image Processing for Patient Alignment
  • Question Writer Workshop
  • Personalized Electron Beam Therapy Using Custom Treatment Devices
  • Recent Changes to the ABR MOC Process
  • MR in RT: MR Image Processing, Registration and Planning in Radiation Therapy
  • Machine Learning Role in Radiomics and Radiogenomics
  • 2017 ICRU Gray Medal: Presentation of the Medal and Lectures by the Pioneers
  • EI DI Oh! Implementation and interpretation of the Exposure Indicator for Digital Radiography
  • President's Symposium: Connecting Our Pathways. Unifying Our Profession.
  • Clinical IGRT: Treatment Site Uncertainties, IGRT Protocol Design and Informed Margins
  • Machine Learning in Medical Physics
  • Clinical Implementation of Pencil Beam Scanning (PBS) Proton Therapy
  • HDR Brachytherapy: Interstitial Treatments for GYN Panel Discussion
  • HDR Brachytherapy: Treatment Verification Methods
  • MR in RT: MR Pulse Sequences and Image Acquisition (Including Radiation Therapy Applications)
  • Hands-on Workshop for Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging Quality Control, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy and Ultrasound-guided Therapy
  • Microscopic Monte Carlo Simulations for Radiobiology Modeling: Advances and Challenges
  • Code of Ethics: Practicing Our Values
  • Inverse Optimization Meets High Performance Computing
  • Big Data 1: Current Big Data Resources and Technology in Radiation Oncology
  • Good, Bad and Ugly of Patient Exposure and Dose Tracking
  • Advanced Training of Medical Physicists beyond North America
  • Update on Task Group 270: Display Quality Assurance
  • WMIS/AAPM Joint Symposium: Imaging Hypoxia
  • Deep Learning and Applications in Medical Imaging
  • US Guidance for RT Interventions
  • FUTURE: Provocative Questions in Medical Physics
  • Design for Care
  • Auto-segmentation for Thoracic Radiation Treatment Planning: A Grand Challenge
  • Identifying Image Artifacts, Their Causes, and Solutions
  • Roles of In-vivo Dose Verification in Radiation Therapy
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound and Immunotherapy: A Primer
  • Best Practices in Pediatric Imaging
  • Advanced Novel Technologies & Delivery Strategies in HIFU
  • Leading From the Middle (Ticketed Event)
  • Anne and Donald Herbert Distinguished Lectureship in Modern Statistical Modeling
  • Joint Scientific Symposium with ESTRO: From Bench to Bedside Via Veterinary Radiation Oncology
  • Non-conventional Multi-source X-Ray Imaging: Cardiac, Breast Imaging and Cone Beam CT
  • An Interactive Safety Session for New Brachytherapy Practitioners
  • HIFU Treatment Planning, Modeling, and Dose
  • The Role of Physics in Long Term Epidemiological Studies of Pediatric Radiotherapy Patients
  • Optical Image-guided Surgery
  • Performance Evaluation of Ultrasound Systems: Advanced Methods and Applications
  • The Carson/Zagzebski Distinguished Lecture on Medical Ultrasound
  • Recent Advancement of Imaging Guidance in Clinical Trial (Session 2 of the Certificate Course Series)
  • Professional Liability and Legal Considerations
  • Medical Physics 3.0 in Practice
  • Quantitative Imaging Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy
  • In Memoriam of John "Jack" F. Fowler: The Mathematics of Dose-fractionation Effects
  • Low Dose CT: Where Do We Stand Now?
  • Panel Discussion: Mentor and Mentee Roles
  • Statistical Failings that Keep Us in the Dark & Practical Statistics
  • Big Data 2: New and Emerging Big Data Strategies in Radiation Oncology
  • MR in RT: Implementation in RT Planning and Delivery
  • Physicists' Roles and Workload for NCTN (National Clinical Trials Network) Clinical Trials
  • In Memoriam of Ann Wright: Panel Discussion: Promoting Diversity Through Active Mentoring
  • In Memoriam of Bob Gorson: Radiation Programs in Medical Centers
  • ROC: A New Method in Radiotherapy QA
  • Emerging and New Generation PET: Instrumentation, Technology, Characteristics and Clinical Practice
  • Joint Symposium of AAPM and ASTRO: Normal Tissue Dose-Volume Effects of Head/Neck and Liver/GI SBRT
  • Implementation of the 2016 ACR Digital Mammography Quality Control Manual
  • Strategies for Quality Improvement Based On RO-ILS Information
  • Changing Paradigms for Linac QA Using EPIDS
  • Improving Dose Prescriptions for Safety, Reporting, and Clinical Guideline Consistency
  • Computed Tomography Imaging: From the Order to Dose Monitoring and Review
  • Management of Radiotherapy Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices
  • Advances in Ultrasound Imaging Technology
  • Diagnostic Workforce Study Report
  • Adult Learning (Andragogy) Techniques for Medical Physics
  • How to Select and Evaluate a PET Auto-segmentation Tool - Insights from AAPM TG211
  • Quality Assurance Phantoms in Diagnostic Imaging (Ticketed Event)
  • PROSTATEx-2 Challenge
  • Education Council Symposium: Future Trends in Medical Physics Education
  • Advancements in MRI and MR-Guided Interventions
  • Multi-modality 4D Imaging: From Principles to Applications
  • Tailoring CT Protocols to the Patient's Age, Size, and Clinical Scenario
  • In Memoriam of Michael Sharpe: The Future of Precision in RT
  • Recent Medical Physics Practice Guidelines and Your Delivery Path
  • QA for Modern Radiation Therapy
  • HIFU in Oncology
  • Developments in Clinical Reference Dosimetry
  • MR-guided Radiotherapy
  • Photon Counting Detectors and Their Applications in Medical Imaging
  • Compliance with AAPM, ACR, TJC Guidelines on CT Clinical Practice
  • Therapeutic Strategies and Image Guidance in HIFU
  • Radiomics for Lung Cancer
  • New Member Symposium
  • Electronic Charting in Radiation Oncology and Integration with Hospital EMR
  • 90Y-Microsphere Therapy: Emerging Trends and Future Directions
  • Intra-Operative Radiotherapy (IORT): Breast and Beyond
  • Overview of Imaging's Role in Clinical Trial (Session 1 of the Certificate Course Series)
  • Intellectual Property Law for the Medical Physicist
  • Economic Issues in Medical Physics
  • Medical Physics 3.0 in Design
  • Quantitative Multi-Energy Computed Tomography: Imaging and Therapy Advancements
  • SRS/SBRT: Clinical Implementation and Small Volume Dose Limits in Brain/Spine
  • Advances in Ultrasound Contrast Agents and Elastography
  • US Guided Systems for Brachytherapy
  • MR in RT: Professional Requirements for Physicists in MRI Guided Radiation Therapy
  • What to Do: Medical Physicist Assistants
  • DBT Quality Assurance: Medical Physicists Role, From Equipment Evaluation to Soft Copy Image Display
  • Navigating the Board Certification Process: Therapy Physics
  • Advanced Breast Imaging: Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Updates and Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography
  • The Roles and Task of Medical Physicists in Clinical Trial (Session 4 of the Certificate Course Series)
  • Recent Advances in Brachytherapy
  • Research Funding
  • History Symposium: Radionuclide Therapy: Dr. Saul Hertz to Present
  • Ultrasound in Monitoring Treatment and Response
  • Best Practices for Physics Plan and Chart Review: Report of AAPM Task Group 275
  • Secondary Dose Calculation Programs (Ticketed Event)
  • How to Prepare for and Navigate the Board Certification Process in Diagnostic and Nuclear Imaging
  • From the Trenches: Implementing the Changes of the New MR QA Manual
  • Perspectives in MRI Safety for Medical Physicists
  • In Memoriam of Michael Goitein: Milestones in Treatment Planning, Biophysical Modeling, and Delivery of Proton Therapy
  • Nanoparticles for Imaging and Therapy
  • Contour Quality Assurance and Decision Support: Implications, Issues, and the State-of-the-Art
  • The Future of Medical Physics in Relation to Low Dose Radiation Effects

Diagnostic Review Course

  • Radiation Shielding Design
  • Patient and Fetal Dose
  • MRI Principles and Quality Characteristics
  • Fluoroscopic Image Quality and Radiation Dosimetry
  • Diagnostic X-Ray Equipment Testing
  • Digital Radiography Principles and Quality Characteristics
  • Medical Physics Issues in Mammography
  • The Physics and Quality Characteristics of X-Ray Images
  • Ultrasound Physics & Technology
  • CT Technology & Dosimetry
  • Hospital Radiation Protection
  • Informatics Essentials for the Medical Physicist

Therapy Review Course

  • X-Ray and Electron Interactions in Water and Tissue
  • External Beam Radiotherapy: Techniques and Quality Assurance
  • Radiation Generators for External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Brachytherapy Sources: Dosimetry and Quality Assurance
  • Basic Principles of Radiation Therapy Shielding Design
  • Measurement of Radiation
  • Treatment Planning: Photons (I) Fundamentals
  • Treatment Planning: Brachytherapy
  • Image-Guided Radiotherapy: Techniques and Quality Assurance
  • Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy
  • Anatomy and Imaging in 3-D Treatment Planning
  • Treatment Planning: Photons (II) TPS and Plan Comparison
  • Treatment Planning: Clinical Electrons

Nuclear Medicine Review Course

  • PET/SPECT Physics & Technology
  • CT Technology & Dosimetry
  • Radiation Shielding Design
  • Hospital Radiation Protection
  • Patient and Fetal Dose
  • Radionuclides, Radiopharmaceuticals,Radiation Detection and Measurement
  • Gamma Camera Physics & Technology

Radiology Leadership Institute (RLI)

The 2017 AAPM Annual Meeting has been approved to offer the Radiology Leadership Institute(RLI). RLI Credits provide education aligned with the RLI Common Body of Knowledge™. To receive RLI credits for your participation at the meeting, please contact RLI staff member, Michelle Klinke at 703-346-8077 or (mklinke@acr.org). If you are enrolled in the RLI program you will be able to track any credits awarded through the RLI Navigator. Meeting attendees must also complete the online evaluation. Please note, in addition to your Badge ID, your ACR # is also required.

RLI Credit Sessions:

  • President's Symposium: Connecting Our Pathways. Unifying Our Profession.
  • Code of Ethics: Practicing Our Values
  • Panel Discussion: Mentor and Mentee Roles
  • In Memoriam of Ann Wright: Panel Discussion: Promoting Diversity Through Active Mentoring
  • Recent Medical Physics Practice Guidelines and Your Delivery Path
  • Intellectual Property Law for the Medical Physicist
  • Economic Issues in Medical Physics

Online Evaluation System

  • To obtain credit, attendees must complete an online evaluation survey. Internet/CEC kiosks will be available in the convention center for this purpose.
  • The Online Evaluation System will also be available via the AAPM website. Use your own device to access complimentary wi-fi throughout the Denver Convention Center (AAPM meeting rooms, exhibit hall and function space).
  • The Online Evaluation system will remain open through 11:59 pm ET, Monday, September 6, 2017. Evaluations MUST be completed by that time for credits to be earned. After the close of the online evaluation system, registrants will be contacted with instructions for viewing the meeting transcript via the CAMPEP website. The transcript will list a description of the sessions and the number of continuing education credits obtained.
  • Please note: You must enter your Badge ID and Last Name in order to access the CEC evaluation system. A CMD number is required for Medical Dosimetrists.
  • Credits will be posted by September 13, 2017.


Complete and submit online by Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 11:59 PM Eastern Time to be eligible for CAMPEP credit.

SAM Questions

The SAM quiz questions will be available for viewing before each SAM session starts. View the SAM quiz questions »