MAC AAPM 2012 Fall Annual Meeting
Save the date: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 8 AM – 5 PM. The meeting will be held at the brand new facility of University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus, North Building, 125 University Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406.
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the AAPM has prepared a scientific program for the Fall Meeting that includes a New Horizons Lecture, a Symposium, a Proffered Scientific Session and a Young Investigator’s session. The preliminary program is included below.
We encourage all chapter members to submit abstracts to the Proffered Session, and residents and students to submit abstracts to the Young Investigator’s Session. Please submit abstracts to Cari Borrás, MAC-AAPM Chapter President (firstname.lastname@example.org). Abstracts should not exceed 300 words, excluding title, author(s) and author affiliation. The text should follow the same format required for the AAPM annual meetings. The deadline for submission to the Proffered and Young Investigator’s sessions has been extended to September 10, 2012. Abstract dispositions will be available by September 17, 2012.
Proffered Scientific Session
Open to the general membership of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter.
Young Investigator’s Session
Current students, postdoctoral researchers, and residents are encouraged to submit an abstract for the separate Young Investigator’s session. Be sure to state in the submission email that the Young Investigator’s Session is desired.
Registration will include a continental breakfast on Friday morning as well as lunch and two coffee breaks with light snacks. Registration will be available on the registration page soon and will be announced separately.
Medical physicists, medical physics trainees, medical dosimetrists, and post-doctoral fellows in medical physics and related disciplines.
The Fall Meeting and Symposium is applying for MPCEP credit-hours for medical physicists (CAMPEP) and MDCB credit hours for dosimetrists. Details of number of available credit hours will be available after the abstract submission period.
The objective of the MAC-AAPM Fall Meeting and Symposium is to introduce to MAC-AAPM members and other medical physicists in the Mid-Atlantic Region new concepts and practices and update and reinforce knowledge on practical aspects of medical physics. The objectives of this year’s meeting are to:
1. Provide an opportunity for chapter members to present and exchange cutting-edge research findings and ideas.
2. Update the chapter members on the latest advances in imaging for radiation oncology and related fields.
3. Provide young-investigators with an opportunity to hone their presentation skills in the form of a competition judged by representatives from the chapter.
The meeting will take place at University Hall on the Stafford campus of Mary Washington University. Parking will be available at the conference center. A link for further information on the University Hall may be found here.
We are currently investigating whether we can get a good deal on accommodations if we reserve a block of rooms. More information will be available in a future email.
New Horizons Lecture
“Microfluidic Devices for Blood Fractionation and Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells” — German Drazer, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Symposium: “Advanced Topics of Imaging in Radiation Therapy”
“Image-guided Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) for Breast Cancer – A New Paradigm” — Cedric Yu, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
“Advances in Image-guided Brachytherapy” — Jeffrey F. Williamson, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
“Induced Thermal Injury with Radiosurgery Head Frames during 3T MR Imaging” — Daniel J. Bourland, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
“Should We Be Concerned about Radiation Doses from Imaging During Radiation Therapy” — Mahadevappa Mahesh, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Young Investigators Session
Proffered Session (Contributed oral papers)
Annual Business Meeting