Just a quick post to let you know that there is now a medical physics events calendar on this site marking important dates (for conferences, annual meetings, workshops, symposiums, continuing education, training, etc). The link to the calendar is in the navigation bar at the top of the site. You can also access the medical physics calendar by clicking on the link below:
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting this year will be held November 29-December 4, 2009 at the McCormick Place Convention Center, as always, in Chicago, IL. Of all the U.S. cities in which to hold a conference, few could offer more things to do than Chicago. This is both a good thing and a bad one, because while there are literally thousands of different activities one can engage in while visiting, as a tourist (particular one attending a meeting!) one is limited in time and (at least, for most of us) budget. These limitations make visiting a city like Chicago somewhat overwhelming. For those of you attending the RSNA meeting this year looking for excellent (which means reliable and relatively inexpensive) housing options as well as the most enjoyable–and, again, inexpensive–things to do, we have put together a list, as promised. Read more
The RSNA 95th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting will be held at McCormick Place, Chicago November 29 to December 4, 2009.
If you are planning or thinking about attending the RSNA annual meeting this year, here are the important dates to mark in your calendars:
April 29: Member registration and housing open
May 27: Non-member registration and housing open
June 30: Course enrollment opens
October 23: International deadline to have full conference materials mailed in advance
November 6: Final discounted advanced registration, housing and course enrollment deadline to have full conference materials mailed in advance
The Advanced Registration and Housing brochures are available online at the meeting’s homepage.
The RSNA is an excellent opportunity for medical physicists who cannot attend the AAPM annual meeting this year for any reason–either due to economical issues or previous scheduling engagements–to fulfill their continuing education credits and professional development responsibilities. Note that registration for the RSNA annual meeting is free for RSNA and AAPM members!! Stay tuned for a post in the near future on suggested economical/comfortable accommodations and interesting (and, of course, economical) things to do in the area!
For further information on this meeting go to RSNA meeting website.
I have always attended either AAPM summer school or the AAPM annual meeting (or both). The AAPM annual meeting and summer school have always been an excellent source of information for professional growth and development, especially in recent years. The program is rich, the speakers are knowledgable, and the exhibitions are informative and helpful. In addition, the meeting has always been a place to meet and unite with older friends and colleagues. Here are some tips to make this year’s trip a little more comfortable and economical. Read more
The European Meeting on Monte Carlo Treatment Planning this year will be held in Cardiff (United Kingdom) on October 19-21, 2009. According to the MCTP2009 homepage:
The aim of MCTP2009 is to create a synergistic environment to maximize the integration of research, development and clinical implementation of MC technology in medical radiation physics devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2009.
The five themes for this year’s meeting are: The five themes of MCTP2009 are: 1. External beam radiotherapy (Photons, electrons, hadrons, 4D, Applications in radiation biology), 2. Verification Imaging (Image Guided Radiotherapy, Dose Guided Radiotherapy, Quality Assurance, EPIDs), 3. Sealed and unsealed sources (Brachytherapy, Radionuclide Therapy, PET/SPECT), 4. Reference dosimetry (Radiation detector modelling, Calibration factors, MV and kV energy range), and 5. Code and system development (Variance Reduction Techniques, Optimization, Distributed and parallel computing).
For more information, to register (early registration discount ends on June 15, 2009) or to submit an abstract, visit the conference home page: http://www.mctp2009.org/
The American College of Medical Physics will be holding its 26th Annual Meeting on May 2-5, 2009 at The Westin (which opened only a year and half ago) in Virginia Beach, VA. While it may be too cool just yet to break out the speedos, the weather is perfect (average high temp in May: 75, Average low temp: 57) to enjoy a walk or run along the beach and to explore the neighborhood. The deadline to receive Discounted Registration Fees is March 25, 2009.
April 8, 2009 is the deadline for online registration.
For registration and conference information, check out the meeting’s homepage at: http://www.acmp.org/meetings/09AM/
The World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering will be held September 7-12, 2009 in Munich, Germany this year. The meeting is held every three years and organized by the IUPESM (International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine) and is expected to draw more than 4000 visitors this year. The theme of this year’s meeting is “For the Benefit of the Patient.”
While the meeting was announced a while ago, the deadline for paper submissions to be included in the proceedings has been pushed back to April 15, 2009, so there’s still some time to get in. Paper topics are as follows: 1. Radiation Oncology, 2 Diagnostic Imaging, 3. Radiation Protection and Dosimetry, Biological Effects of Radiation, 4. Image Processing, Biosignal Processing, Modelling and Simulation, Biomechanics, 5. Information and Communication in Medicine, Telemedicine and e-Health, 6. Surgery, Minimal Invasive Interventions, Endoscopy and Image Guided Therapy, 7. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Instrumentation, Clinical Engineering, 8. Micro- and Nanosystems in Medicine, Active Implants, Biosensors, 9. Neuroengineering, Neural Systems, Rehabilitation and Prosthetics, 10. Biomaterials, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, Artificial Organs, 11. Biomedical Engineering for Audiology, Ophthalmology, Emergency & Dental Medicine, 12. General Subjects, and 13. Special Topics and Workshops.
For more information, to register and/or to submit a paper, visit the conference’s homepage at http://www.wc2009.org/.