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Policy number Policy name Policy date Sunset date
AP 74-G Honoring Recently Deceased Members 12/1/2019 12/31/2024
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    1. Members who have served the AAPM in one of the following capacities
      1. AAPM President
      2. Coolidge Award Winner
      3. Journal Editor in Chief
      4. Nobel Laureate
    2. Will be honored via one of the following:
      1. Memorial Symposium - Upon the recommendation of the Awards and Honors Committee, and concurrence of the Annual Meeting Subcommittee (AMSC) a symposium session at the Annual Meeting will be identified for the honoring of the deceased member.

        The symposium will be comprised of a memorial lecture and (optionally) other presentations (invited or proffered).

        When such a session is planned, the family of the memorialized person will receive a detailed letter describing the honor.

        A plaque will be awarded to the family of the memorialized person at the Awards and Honors Ceremony during the Annual Meeting.

        Travel expenses for a member memorial lecturer who is a non-AAPM member or who is an AAPM member with extenuating circumstances are to be reimbursed as per AP-23;
        • Invited Speakers (non-AAPM members or AAPM members with extenuating circumstances) - Registration complimentary. Hotel room, transportation, and /or honoraria may be paid as determined by the AMSC.
        Travel expenses for the immediate family of the memorialized person to be reimbursed as per AP-23;
        • Family of Memorialized Person (spouse and immediate family) - Hotel room(s), transportation, and meals paid. Registration complimentary, including social events.
        When a Memorial Symposium session is to be dedicated as honoring a deceased member at the Annual Meeting, the following procedures will be followed with respect to the meeting program:
        • Chair of A&H informs AMSC of the proposed honor. The deadline to designate a Memorial Symposium session is no later than the Fall AMSC Retreat in the year preceding the annual meeting. If after this date, the request will be considered for the next Annual Meeting.
        • Before or during the Fall AMSC Retreat, A&H will identify the symposium memorial lecturer(s). Lecturer selection must fall within the constraints of the AMSC budget.
        • A&H may propose session moderators. AMSC is responsible for the final selection of session moderator(s).
        • Before or during the Fall AMSC Retreat, A&H and AMSC will agree on session length and session timeslot.
        • A&H will issue the invitation to the memorial lecturer(s) and to the session moderator(s).
        • HQ to be informed of the honor and session selection.
        • Memorial lecturer to submit explanatory paragraph(s) describing the honoree per the abstract submission system.
        • HQ to obtain photo of deceased member and assure submission of explanatory paragraph.
        • HQ to provide instructions to the session moderator(s), and make image available for display.
        • At beginning of session, moderator to introduce the photo of the honoree and memorial lecturer.
        • The printed program will identify the session as named in the honor of the honoree. The explanatory paragraph(s) will be included in the printed program.
      2. Session In Memory Of - Upon the recommendation of the Awards and Honors committee, and concurrence of the Annual Meeting Subcommittee, a scientific, educational, or professional session at the Annual Meeting will be designated as honoring the deceased member.
        When such a session is planned, the family of the memorialized person will receive a detailed letter describing the honor.
        A plaque will be awarded to the family of the memorialized person at the Awards and Honors Ceremony during the Annual Meeting.
        Travel expenses for the immediate family of the memorialized person will be reimbursed as per AP-23;
        • Family of Memorialized Person (spouse and immediate family) - Hotel room(s), transportation, and meals paid. Registration complimentary, including social events.
        When a Session in Memory Of is to be dedicated as honoring a deceased member at the Annual Meeting, the following procedures will be followed with respect to the meeting program:
        • Chair of A&H informs AMSC of the proposed honor. The deadline to designate a Session In Memory Of for the annual meeting is April 1 or one month before camera-ready copy of the program is due (whichever is earlier).
        • A&H and AMSC will identify the session type (scientific, educational, or professional).
        • The appropriate AMSC Working Group Chairs will notify the Track Directors of the proposed honor for concurrence and session timeslot selection.
        • A&H will prepare, or request preparation of 1-2 paragraph(s) describing the honoree and an image of the honoree or identify a source to be asked for such. A&H will provide these materials to HQ.
        • HQ to be informed of the honor and session selection.
        • HQ will obtain a photo of the deceased member and assure submission of the explanatory paragraph(s).
        • The Track Director may choose to select a special speaker to read the description of the honoree and may ask A&H for suggestions.
        • HQ will inform designated session moderator of the honor, provide instructions and paragraph(s), make image available for display. HQ will provide the paragraph(s) to the special speaker if one is selected.
        • At beginning of session, moderator or the special speaker will introduce the photo of the honoree and read the paragraph explaining why the person is so honored.
        • The printed program will identify the session as named in the honor of the honoree. The paragraph(s) explaining the honor will not be included in the printed program.
    3. Other members of AAPM not meeting the above criteria may be honored as described above upon the decision of either the Awards and Honors Committee, EXCOM, or the Board.
    4. When award winners are announced for the AAPM Annual Meeting, headquarters will include a list of recently deceased members in the next newsletter and request that members notify the headquarters office of additional names that should be added. These names will then be included in the Awards and Honors Ceremony.
Policy version history
Policy number Policy name Policy date Sunset date Active?
AP 74-G Honoring Recently Deceased Members 12/1/2019 12/31/2024 Active
AP 74-F Honoring Recently Deceased Members 4/12/2016 12/31/2020 Inactive
AP 74-E Honoring Recently Deceased Members 11/5/2015 4/11/2016 Inactive
AP 74-D Honoring Recently Deceased Members 4/21/2010 11/4/2015 Inactive
AP 74-C Honoring Recently Deceased Members 3/11/2009 4/20/2010 Inactive
AP 74-B Honoring Recently Deceased Members 11/29/2006 3/10/2009 Inactive
AP 74-A Honoring Recently Deceased Members 7/23/2005 11/28/2006 Inactive

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