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Connecting Our Pathways. Unifying our Profession.

I’d like to welcome you to the AAPM 59th Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Every year the annual meeting draws thousands of medical physicists who come to attend the world’s largest program of scientific, educational and professional presentations and exhibits in the medical physics community.

This year in an effort to further unite our profession and bring medical physicists together, the theme of the annual meeting is Connecting our Pathways. Unifying our Profession. The annual meeting has a variety of symposia, panel discussions, courses, and workshops on the latest medical physics topics. All these activities and events are planned to help give members several opportunities to learn and interact with peers and colleagues, make new connections and reconnect with old friends.

Denver is a beautiful city and offers a wide range of activities. Plus, it boasts of over 300 days of annual sunshine, almost guaranteeing a sun-filled meeting week. Along with the city’s great weather, Denver has a walkable downtown area. Within a 1-mile radius there are more than 300 restaurants, brew pubs, rooftop cafes and music venues.

Enjoy the meeting!

Melissa C. Martin
President, AAPM

Sessions of Note from the President

  • Professional Council Symposium: Communicating with Patients: A Vital Skill for a Medical Physicist
  • Joint Council Symposium: New Opportunities for Medical Physics
  • 2017 ICRU Gray Medal: Presentation of the Medal and Lectures by the Pioneers
  • President's Symposium: Connecting Our Pathways. Unifying Our Profession.
  • HDR Brachytherapy: Interstitial Treatments for GYN Panel Discussion
  • WMIS/AAPM Joint Symposium: Imaging Hypoxia
  • FUTURE: Provocative Questions in Medical Physics
  • Identifying Image Artifacts, Their Causes, and Solutions
  • Anne and Donald Herbert Distinguished Lectureship in Modern Statistical Modeling
  • Joint Scientific Symposium with ESTRO: From Bench to Bedside Via Veterinary Radiation Oncology
  • The Carson/Zagzebski Distinguished Lecture on Medical Ultrasound
  • Low Dose CT: Where Do We Stand Now?
  • Panel Discussion: Mentor and Mentee Roles
  • Joint Symposium of AAPM and ASTRO: Normal Tissue Dose-Volume Effects of Head/Neck and Liver/GI SBRT
  • How to Select and Evaluate a PET Auto-segmentation Tool - Insights from AAPM TG211
  • Education Council Symposium: Future Trends in Medical Physics Education
  • Recent Medical Physics Practice Guidelines and Your Delivery Path
  • HIFU in Oncology
  • Compliance with AAPM, ACR, TJC Guidelines on CT Clinical Practice
  • The Roles and Task of Medical Physicists in Clinical Trial (Session 4 of the Certificate Course Series)
  • Research Funding
  • In Memoriam of Michael Goitein: Milestones in Treatment Planning, Biophysical Modeling, and Delivery of Proton Therapy