AAPM has applied to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) for accreditation of the 1997 Annual Meeting. For each hour of verified attendance (this includes scientific sessions, poster sessions, symposia, professional and educational courses) 1 MPCEC hour of credit will be awarded. After the meeting, registrants will be sent a document that lists a description of the sessions and the number of continuing education credits obtained.


The 11th Annual Medical Physics Review Courses, organized by the AAPM Continuing Education Committee, will be offered Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 at the Wisconsin Center. There will be two courses offered, one in therapy and one in diagnostic medical physics. The courses will be held concurrently from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm on Saturday and 8:00 am - Noon on Sunday. Registration for these sessions is separate from the Annual Meeting Registration. Contact AAPM Headquarters at (301) 209-3350 for Review Course registration forms.


AAPM has appointed Association Travel Concepts as the official travel agency to coordinate all travel arrangements for attendees of the 39th Annual Meeting. To take advantage of discounted meeting fares, or for more information, call Association Travel Concepts at (800) 458-9383. United and Midwest Airlines are the official co-carriers for the meeting. Alamo Rent A Car is offering special rates for car rentals. See advertisement for additional information.


The Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau will be handling the hotel reservations for the 39th AAPM Annual Meeting. Housing requests must be made on the "Housing Request Form" in this packet. Convention rates are available at nine downtown Milwaukee hotels. The Hyatt has been designated the Headquarters Hotel. The Companions' Suite, AAPM committee meetings and the Awards and Honors Reception will take place in the Hyatt, which is connected to the Wisconsin Center via skywalk. A shuttle service will be available from the other eight meeting hotels. See the "Housing Request Form" for hotel locations and rates.

If you are interested in sharing your hotel room, please contact HQ by June 10 via E-mail to or fax (301) 209-0862. A list of names and phone numbers will be faxed to you by June 12. It will then be your responsibility to make contact and arrangements to split costs.


Registration is required for all attendees and guests who wish to attend ANY AAPM Annual Meeting functions. Tickets will be collected for all social programs and name badges will be required. Register with credit card information on-line through AAPM's SECURE server at Take advantage of discounted registration fees by registering before June 15th. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after July 1. Registrations received before July 1 will be acknowledged by mail.

Registration will be held on the street level of the Wisconsin Center located at 500 West Kilbourn Avenue. Registration will be open from Saturday, July 26 - Wednesday, July 30 from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, and on Thursday, July 31 from 7:00 am - 11:00 am.

To register as a "Student Weekly" or a "Student Daily," you must be a current Student Member of the AAPM; other AAPM Member types are not eligible. If you are not an AAPM Member, but you are a full-time student in a graduate medical physics program, you must include a letter from your Program Director that includes: the name of the program, the name of the institution and its address, phone, fax and E-mail of the program director, the type of degree that you expect to receive, and your start date and expected end date of study. Failure to include this letter will render your registration incomplete.


All scientific sessions and technical and scientific exhibits will be held in the Wisconsin Center. The technical exhibits will be open from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Monday, July 28 - Wednesday, July 30. The scientific exhibits will be open from 7:00 am - 11:00 pm, Monday, July 28 - Wednesday, July 30 and 7:00 am - Noon on Thursday, July 31. "Young Adult" registrants (ages 13 - 17) will be allowed in the exhibit hall with adult supervision. "Child" registrants (age 12 and under) will not be admitted.


"The Expanding Role of Medical Physics in Diagnostic Imaging" will be held June 22 - 26, 1997 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. For more information regarding the 1997 Summer School, visit AAPM's Home Page, or contact AAPM Headquarters at (301) 209-3350.


In an effort to reduce registration fees for guests, AAPM has modified the tickets that are included in the registration categories for guests. "Companion" registrants will receive tickets to the Welcome Fest Icebreaker and Awards Ceremony & Reception. No social tickets are included in the "Young Adult" and "Child" categories. Tickets for the Welcome Fest Icebreaker, Night Out, and Awards Ceremony & Reception may be purchased separately.

Welcome Fest Icebreaker

Raise your voices and kick up your heels! The Milwaukee Local Arrangements Committee has an exciting evening planned for Sunday, July 27 beginning at 6:30 pm. AAPM meeting attendees will be treated to a private party at the Henry W. Maier Festival Park complete with bratwurst, knockwurst and many other German delicacies. Beer, wine and sodas will be included. Then, all attendees will have access to the largest German festival in North America -- German Fest 1997. There will be plenty of singing, dancing and music that the whole family can enjoy. It's simply Wunderbar! Shuttle service will be provided from the nine AAPM meeting hotels.

Awards Ceremony & Reception

Recipients of special awards will be honored during a ceremony followed by a wine and cheese reception at the Hyatt on Monday, July 28, from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Night Out

AAPM's Main Event is scheduled on Tuesday, July 29, starting at 6:30 pm at the Milwaukee Public Museum. The museum offers a wealth of unique, interactive exhibits including Discovery World and the new IMAX Dome Theater. Food stations will be located throughout the museum serving a variety of foods, including Southwestern, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese cuisines. Several vegetarian selections will be included. Beer, wine and sodas will be included. Children less than four admitted free! Shuttle service will be provided from the nine AAPM meeting hotels.


Make plans to attend the 1997 AAPM Annual Business Meeting where the AAPM Executive Committee members, council chairs and some committee chairs will report on the status of the organization. A proposal to raise dues starting in 1998 will be offered. All Charter, Full and Emeritus AAPM Members in attendance will be eligible to vote. The Annual Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 30 from 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm.


New members of the AAPM are sometimes overwhelmed by the size and complexity of the Association. They may be discouraged from taking full advantage of its benefits or from participating in some activities. The leadership of the Association recognizes that this situation exists, and has undertaken to make the Association more accessible to new members. A symposium entitled "The AAPM: An Introduction to New Members" will be held on Wednesday, July 30 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm -- immediately preceding the 1997 AAPM Annual Business Meeting. This session is intended to introduce new members to both the organization of the Association, and to its officers and representative senior members.


The AAPM will not be sponsoring child care during this meeting. The concierge of your hotel may be able to assist you with special child care arrangements.


There will not be a Software Exchange at the 1997 Annual Meeting.

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