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Subcommittee on Practice Guidelines (SPG)

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  • For TG reports deemed to benefit from an MPPG, generate and publish the MPPG through a collaborative effort with the originating TG. The MPPG should outline the minimum portions of the total TG report that should be implemented to ensure high quality within the scope of clinical services provided.
  • Identify new potential MPPGs.
  • For approved MPPGs, find a committee chair and facilitate member recruitment and committee startup. Establish MPPG timeline from creation to publication and monitor MPPG committee progress towards that timeline.
  • Review MPPG draft reports and provide comments to MPPG. 
  • Shepherd the MPPG through publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Manage the five-year MPPG review cycle.
  • Track and promote uptake of MPPGs by regulatory and accrediting bodies, when appropriate.
  • Educate and update the AAPM membership on MPPGs.
By-Laws:Not Referenced.Rules: Not Referenced.
Standing?This is not a standing committee.
Approved Date(s):11/20/2007
Committee Keywords: guideline, MPPG, SPG

Daniel Pavord
Subcommittee Chair

2024 Roster

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VOTING AppointmentsThere are 15 voting members.

up-to-dateJoseph W. Blickenstaff III, MS

2/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateNathan C. Busse, MS

1/1/2024 - 12/31/2026 Subcommittee Vice Chair - Imaging

up-to-dateCynthia Fu-Yu Chuang, PhD

2/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateEileen Cirino, MS

10/6/2022 - 12/31/2025 Chair,  Working group on AAPM-RSS MPPG 9.b: SRS-SBRT (MPPG9) (ex officio)

up-to-dateAbigail E. Dare, MS

2/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateNima Hassan Rezaeian, PhD

2/1/2023 - 12/31/2025 Member

up-to-dateRobert F. Krauss, DMP

1/1/2024 - 12/31/2026 Subcommittee Vice Chair - Therapy

up-to-dateYongsook C. Lee, PhD

10/11/2023 - 12/31/2026 Chair,  Working Group on MPPG 18: Superficial Radiation Therapy (MPPG18) (ex officio)

up-to-dateKenneth G. Lewis, PhD

8/18/2022 - 12/31/2025 Chair,  Medical Physics Practice Guideline 16.a: Medical Health Physics Scope of Practic (ex officio)

up-to-dateSeng B. Lim, PhD

2/13/2023 - 12/31/2025 Member - Chair of MPPG 10
6/1/2023 - 12/31/2024 Chair,  Medical Physics Practice Guideline 10: Scope of Practice for Clinical Medical (T (ex officio)
6/2/2023 - 12/31/2025 Chair,  Working group on MPPG 10: Scope of Practice for Clinical Medical Physics (MPPG10 (ex officio)

up-to-dateRebecca Milman, PhD

8/21/2023 - 12/31/2026 Chair,  Working Group on MPPG 17.a: Quality Control for Mammography Radiologist Review (ex officio)

up-to-dateDaniel C. Pavord, MS

1/1/2020 - 12/31/2025 Subcommittee Chair

up-to-dateSusan L. Richardson, PhD

6/11/2020 - 12/31/2024 Chair,  Task Group No. 348: MPPG 13.a: HDR Brachytherapy (ex officio)

up-to-dateLakshmi Santanam, PhD

10/11/2023 - 12/31/2026 Chair,  Working Group on MPPG 19: Recommendations for implementing X-ray-guided respirat (ex officio)

up-to-dateJohn M. Wait, MS

12/5/2023 - 12/31/2026 Chair,  Working Group on MPPG Adoption (MPPGAWG) (ex officio)
NON-VOTING AppointmentsThere are 0 non-voting members and guests.
HQ Team Appointed to CommitteeThere are 1 staff.

up-to-dateNicholai Wingreen, BA

5/1/2017 - 12/31/2037 Programs Manager (ex officio, nonvoting)

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