5th Annual Arizona Chapter of the AAPM

5th Annual Arizona Chapter of the AAPM

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Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix (Good Sam)

Sandstone Conference Room

1111 E McDowell Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Please join us for the 5th Annual Arizona Chapter of the AAPM Meeting. This annual meeting of the chapter provides education talks with the target audience of medical physicists, dosimetrists, therapists and physicians. Below is the agenda. Please note that we have a limited number of vendor spaces this year so please sign up early in order to guarantee a table. Please sign up early and online so we can get food estimates. Member registration is $35, vendor attendee only registration is $40. Students and residents are free but must register with the Student/Resident ticket. Registration will increase $5 at the door.

The Arizona Chapter of the AAPM 5th Annual meeting will include practical information designed to inform medical physicists on emerging technologies, keep abreast of regulatory and accreditation related issues and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas to support practice quality improvement.

Objectives include:

  1. Review of emerging technologies of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques
  2. Conduct session on the current state of the art and standards of practice
  3. Provide peer interchange forum for exchanging information and concepts

Topics Include:


Dose Quality in Radiology

90Y Therapy Dosimetry and response assessment

Digital security in hospital computer systems

AAPM Governance

Veterinary Radiation therapy

Proton therapy

Dynamic non-coplanar SRS


7:30 -8:20 AM Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:20-8:30 AM Welcome Chris Watchman – University of Arizona/President of AzAAPM

8:30-9:30 AM Developments in MRgRT – Sasa Mutic – Washington University

9:30-10:30 AM The First Year with ViewRay: Commissioning and Initial Clinical Experience – Kyle Padget – U of Miami

10:30-11:00 AM Break

11:00-11:30 AM Using the Dose Deviation Index to Drive Quality Improvement in Radiography: Musing form the Co-Chair of AAPM TG-232 – A. Kyle Jones, MD Anderson

11:30-12:00 PM Dosimetry and Response Assessment Following 90Y Microsphere Therapy - Cheenu Kapadath, MD Anderson

12:00-12:30 PM Digital Security in Hospital Computer Systems, Robert Rost, Banner

12:30-1:15 PM Lunch and Chapter Business

1:15-1:45 PM AAPM Governance Assessment Project– Laura Cervino, U San Diego

1:45-2:15 PM Advanced Radiation Techniques - The Veterinary Perspective – Eric Boshoven, MD

2:15-2:45 PM Proton Beam Therapy at Mayo Clinic Arizona - A Physics Perspective - Martin Bues, Mayo Scottsdale

2:45-3:15 PM Break

3:15-3:40 PM Dynamic Non-coplanar Treatments for Intracranial Radiosurgery – Lisa Hampton – Varian Medical Systems

3:45-5:00 PM Student/Resident Presentations

5:00 PM Closing Remarks, Chris Watchman – University of Arizona/President of AzAAPM

We want to thank our sponsor vendors for thier gracious support: Varian Medial Systems, ViewRay, RaySearch, Elekta and Sirtex.

This meeting has applied to CAMPEP for approval of 6.86 MPCEC hours.

CMD and ASRT are pending

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