General Information

The form consists of three parts: Meeting registration, Housing registration and Companion's Program Tour registration.

Please complete the form in its entirety and return with credit card information or enclose check payable to AAPM in U.S. dollars only. Send completed form and payment to:
P.O. Box 630554
Baltimore, MD 21263-0554

Applicants will receive written confirmation regarding registration and housing.


Fees for registration and meals will be refunded in full if written notice of cancellation is received by May 15, 1997. No refund will be given for cancellations received after May 15, 1997.


The Summer School has been approved by CAMPEP for a maximum of 26 hours of Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits (MPCEC). Credits will be awarded to medical physicists who participate in the program and submit the required documentation to the Program Director.


Georgetown University (GU), founded in 1789, is the oldest Jesuit college in America. In 1796, George Washington addressed the students from the steps of the Old North Building. The weathered cannons that sailed to the New World in 1634 on the Ark and the Dove now stand before the Healy Building as sentinels of religious freedom. The university's public collections include Mark Twain's handwritten manuscript of Tom Sawyer, and a copy of the Star Spangled Banner autographed by Francis Scott Key.
Located on the Potomac River, just west of the Capitol District, Georgetown is both old guard and avant garde. Visitors may avail themselves of museums, art & antiques galleries, a variety of shopping opportunities, and bookstores featuring both new and rare selections. In the evening hours, one may stroll shaded brick walkways adorned with historic homes, or wonderful old alleyways hiding carriage houses emitting the sounds of internationally acclaimed jazz music. There are many excellent places to dine, featuring a variety of ethnic cuisines.

The center of Georgetown is the busy crossroad of Wisconsin Ave. & M Street, highlighted by the gold dome atop Riggs Bank. Inside the bank's vault is the gold & marble gavel used by George Washington to lay the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol in 1793. Also located on M Street is the Old Stone House, which is believed to be the city's oldest building and only surviving pre- Revolutionary structure. As you tour the area you will notice many cobblestone streets, etched with the tracks of long silent trolley cars. Heading in the direction of the Potomac, there is a very pleasant river walk, along the C & O Canal towpath which is accented with flowers, fountains, and whimsical sculptures. Here you will be provided with a spectacular view of Washington Harbor and also have access to an international array of restaurants.

Among the many other visitor attractions are the Dumbarton House, a distinctive Federal mansion which displays eight rooms of outstanding nineteenth century English and American decorative arts, furniture, silver, and paintings, and The Dumbarton Oaks Museum which celebrates the Maya and Inca cultures, and also has a fine collection of Byzantine art. Tudor Place is an elegant Federal mansion, which is second only to Mount Vernon in its collection of Washington family treasures. The mansion conveys a rich Tudor tapestry spanning nearly two centuries of the Peter-Custis family.


Accommodations are available on campus in the Village C complex, Harbin Residence Hall, and Copley Residence Hall, all within easy walking distance of the conference venue and dining facilities.

Residence hall rooms in Village C are double occupancy rooms furnished with two twin beds, desks, chairs, and wardrobes. Each has a private bath and an individually-controlled air-conditioning unit. Each room is equipped with a telephone. Linens, towels, pillows, and blankets are provided along with daily towel exchange and trash removal.

A typical Harbin Hall room contains two twin beds, built-in desks and bookshelves, and built in wardrobes. Each room is air conditioned. There are no private bathrooms; single sex bathrooms are located on each floor. Telephones are not provided in rooms. Linens, towels, pillows, and blankets are provided along with daily towel exchange and trash removal.

Attendees who select to be housed in either Village C or Harbin Hall will have the option of either sharing a room with a fellow attendee or reserving a private room. If a private room is requested, the cost of the private room is double the cost of a shared room. (See Registration Form for costs).

Copley Residence Hall was renovated in 1995. The residence hall has gothic characteristics and wide corridors. A lounge and kitchen are located on all floors except the ground level. Rooms are arranged as suites with two double occupancy rooms sharing a bath. All rooms are furnished with 2 desks, dressers, beds, built-in closets, carpeting and air conditioning. Telephones are not provided in rooms. There is limited availability for suites and they will be assigned to families first.

Laundry facilities are located in most residence halls and apartment complexes. Magnetic debit cards, which can be purchased at the Leavey Center or in Village C, are required to operate the machines.

Attendees are advised to bring personal alarm clocks.

Check-in: Saturday, June 21 after 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: Friday, June 27 by 10:00 a.m.
Luggage storage: Available for early arrivals on Saturday, June 21 and departures on Friday, June 27.


The New South Cafeteria will serve all meals to summer school registrants beginning with breakfast on Sunday, June 22 and continuing through dinner on Thursday, June 26. You'll enjoy a salad bar, fresh baked goods and featured entrees including vegetarian. All scientific registrants residing on campus must purchase meal tickets. Attendees residing off campus and companions may elect to purchase meals at cost (Costs per meal: breakfast $6.20, lunch $7.30, dinner $8.45). Attendees residing off campus and companions may also choose to dine at the food court or other restaurants located in the Leavey Center.


Airlines and Airport Information: Washington, D.C. is served by three major airports, Baltimore/ Washington International (BWI) in Maryland, Washington National Airport in D.C., and Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. National Airport is recommended as your destination for its convenience to GU.

Association Travel Concepts: As an attendee of the 1997 Summer School, 5-10% off the lowest fare is available by simply calling Association Travel Concepts. You will automatically be entered into a drawing to win two round-trip United Airlines tickets, in addition to the already discounted travel, if you book your travel through ATC. (See Association Travel Concepts advertisement for details.)

Ground Transportation: At each airport there is a choice of taxi, shuttle or subway connection (except at BWI) for transportation to GU. You must arrange your own transportation. From National Airport the most convenient transportation is by taxi (cost approx. $12) and the most economical is by subway (MetroRail) and the Georgetown University Shuttle bus (GUTS) (cost < $5). Detailed directions will be provided in the confirmation packet which will be mailed following receipt of registration materials.

Rail: Union Station is your recommended destination. From Union Station take a taxi to GU (cost approx. $15) or use the subway and GUTS shuttle bus (cost < $5). Detailed directions will be provided in the confirmation packet which will be mailed following receipt of registration materials.

Driving to Georgetown: Detailed directions will be provided in the confirmation which will be mailed following receipt of registration materials.

Parking: GU is an urban campus and limited parking is available. Weekly parking is available at $40.00 per week in Lot 3, which is adjacent to university housing. Daily parking is available both at the Leavey Center parking garage and at Lot 3 at $12.00 per day (payable upon exiting Leavey Center or at the Lot 3 gate). Purchase of a weekly parking pass for Lot 3 is advised, which may be obtained by filling out the appropriate section of the registration form. Passes which are preordered will be available at check-in on Saturday, and on Sunday for late arrivals.


Registrants are encouraged to stay on campus. For those desiring to stay off campus, a list of hotels and their phone numbers is given. Please be aware that the Summer School has made no arrangements with these hotels for special rates or transportation. It is the responsibility of the individual to arrange trans-portation to and from GU. All buses for AAPM social events will be departing from GU/Village C.

Local Hotels

Located on GU campus:
Marriott 202-687-3200
Off Campus:
ANA Hotel 202-429-2400
Four Seasons Hotel 202-342-0444
Georgetown Dutch Inn 202-337-0900
Georgetown Inn 202-333-8900
Georgetown Suites 202-298-7800
Latham Hotel 202-726-4750
Park Hyatt 202-789-1234
Residence Inn by Marriott 202-298-1600
Watergate Hotel 202-965-2300
Wyndham Bristol Hotel 202-955-6400


Summers in Washington, D.C. are known to be "hot and humid." Lightweight clothes are suggested for both day and evening. Pack a light rainjacket, swimwear, hats and sunscreen. Rainfall is always a possibility.


The on campus recreational facility available to attendees is Yates Field House. Scientific attendees have the option of purchasing a weekly pass for $10.00. This fee is automatically covered in the registration fee for all companions 5 years of age and older. The pass entitles attendees to the use of the swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, aerobic classes, weight machines and stationary equipment, and both indoor and outdoor tracks. There is a pro-shop located in Yates Field House that sells Georgetown apparel and athletic equipment.

Off campus, attendees may enjoy renting a canoe or row boat at Fletcher's Boat House for a cruise on the Potomac River or enjoy a walk or run on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath located minutes from the campus. Directions will be provided on site.


Tour programs and transportation will be managed by On-Site Productions, Inc., an excellent event planning and destination management company located in Washington, D.C. During the Summer School, there will be a tour program offered daily from Sunday, June 22 through Thursday, June 26. Enjoy the historic capital of Annapolis, or visit exciting Baltimore where you can explore the National Aquarium, shop at the fashionable Inner Harbor, and dine on Baltimore's world famous crab cakes, or travel to Mount Vernon, Virginia, home of George Washington. Buses will be provided for the tours and will depart from GU near the Village C complex next to the security office on Prospect Street, N.W.

To ensure space, advance registration for these tours is required and all reservations must be made before May 30; any tours that do not have the minimum number of registrants by May 30 will be canceled. Participants who have purchased the Georgetown meal ticket will be served a box lunch for each tour reserved. Please be advised, children under the age of 3 are allowed free of charge on the tour bus but must be placed on the lap of an adult while in transit.


Parents may arrange babysitting through the GU Employment Referral Service (ERS) Student Temporary Pool by contacting their office at (202) 687-4187 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please note that the ERS acts only as a clearinghouse for information about jobs in the Washington metropolitan area but does NOT screen students for any particular jobs. They verify that individuals using their services are currently enrolled Georgetown students by checking the student I.D. cards. They expect the employer to interview and screen applicants and to check references where appropriate.
The ERS-Student Temporary Pool is a branch of the Employment Referral Service that refers GU students to employers who need temporary help. Students who are registered with their Child Care Pool provide the ERS with information about their availability and experience. When a parent calls, the ERS provides the names of five students whose availability and experience match the parent's requirements. If the first five students are not available, they will provide the names of five more students. Due to the limited availability of students during the summer months, students are under no obligation to accept positions and therefore, no guarantees can be made regarding child care.

Please be advised, by accepting this service, individuals agree that neither the AAPM nor GU can be held responsible for any damage or injury to persons or property in connection with the ERS service, regardless of the cause.


The highlight of every Summer School is the Tuesday Night Out. This year attendees will enjoy a serene and scenic cruise aboard the Spirit of Washington. Motor coaches from GU will transport attendees and registered companions to the heart of Washington's waterfront where the Spirit of Washington will welcome you aboard! The cruise will offer a unique waterborne perspective of the city sights and historic monuments of Washington. Also seen will be the colonial homes and quaint streets of Old Town Alexandria, the Torpedo Factory, Fort McNair and Washington National Airport from the open-air decks or from the comfort of the enclosed decks.

A sumptuous buffet dinner will be served, followed by entertainment from the waiters and waitresses performing rousing renditions of show tunes in the "Broadway Revue." You can then dance to the lively music of the band. Two beer, wine and soda drink tickets will be provided per person. Cash bar available.


The 1996 AAPM Summer School Talent Show was a great success and 1997 can be even better. Every attendee, young or old, companion, and youth is invited to be a part of this great event. We even expect to have prizes for the best amongst us. Your talent can be serious (violin solo, singing, etc.), comical (LAC skit, dying dog), or outrageously funny (so you think you can sing, ever get a second opinion?). Just come to the Summer School, prepared to do your thing. We will be soliciting throughout the week and the big event will be Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m.. Although we have only been allotted an hour, we will turn down NO serious offer (and all offers are serious)!


Upon arrival at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, proceed to your dorm to check in with Georgetown's housing personnel to receive your room assignment. Once you get settled, make your way to the Summer School registration area. Registration will be held in the Intercultural Center Galleria from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. After you have registered, join other participants for an Icebreaker reception to be held from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Intercultural Center Galleria. A light meal will be served at the reception. You must register first in order to enter the reception.

Summer School sessions will be held in the Preclinical Science Building (Rooms LA4 and LA6). Please see the campus map for location of facilities.