The AAAPM, through the History Committee, is inviting its chapters to present a Poster during the 2013 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN. The MAC-AAPM Professional Committee, led by Allen Goode (ARG2N@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu) and Lee Myers (email@example.com) is currently preparing such a poster. If you have pieces of chapter history with you (photos, stories, anecdotes, videos, past officers’ recollection, etc.) PLEASE contact Allen or Lee to share them. We need to get this done by the AAPM annual meeting in August, so we would appreciate it if you can send us your materials sometime before August.
Download the PDF announcement here.
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2013.
Location: Fairfield Inn Laurel, 13700 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD.
Registration deadline: Sunday, April 7, 2013.
Registration cost: $200. Please use this PayPal link to register.
We need to have a good head count early to make arrangements with the hotel. Please register early to reserve your spot.
MAC-AAPM President Cari Borrás
The year of 2012 was highly successful for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Headed by 2012 MAC-AAPM President Cari Borrás, a number of sweeping changes was made to bolster the chapter’s involvement, functionality, and significance. With 2013 underway, 2012 President Borrás reviewed the activity and progress of the chapter during her tenure in the annual President’s Report, found below. Please read it, and we hope to see you at a future AAPM event soon!
2012 President’s MAC-AAPM Report
All members of the Baltimore Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society (BWCHPS) are invited to attend an Industry Day, where radiation detection instrumentation manufacturers present the latest advances in radiation detection technology. The Industry Day wil be held at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) located off the Clara Barton Parkway in West Bethesda, MD. Over fifteen vendors will be present including several of the BWCHPS affiliates. The Industry Day will take place in the USS Columbia Room in Building 40 at NSWCCD. The address for NSWCCD is 9500 MacArthur Blvd, West Bethesda, MD 20817. The Industry Day will run from 0800 to 1400 on January 18, 2013. Attendees can come and go as they please. It is not necessary to stay the entire day.
Because it is a US Navy facility, attendees must RSVP to Matthew Spierenburg (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to be granted base access. The security guard at the gate will direct you to the visitor’s building. To gain access, you will need to show your driver’s license, vehicle registration and current insurance card. The deadline to RSVP is Monday January 14, 2013. Access will not be granted to those who do not RSVP. Any questions can be directed to Matthew Spierenburg (email@example.com).
Directions here: NSWCCD directions
Our MAC-AAPM chapter successfully hosted the last meeting in 2012 recently. It was held at the John Steven’s Tavern in Baltimore, overlooking the Fells Point. It was well attended by 24 medical physicists from Baltimore and DC area.
Prof. Mahesh from Johns Hopkins delivered an engaging lecture on radiation dose from therapy procedures. For those of you who missed this talk, Prof. Mahesh has kindly shared the handout and it is available at our library.
Events like this dinner meeting cannot happen without support from chapter volunteers. The chapter is a member-driven organization and we rely solely on our member volunteers to make things happen. As we close this year, we need to start preparing for 2013 and among others this includes electing our new officers for 2013.
We would like to make a formal call to the chapter members to volunteer to serve as chapter officer. We have three officer positions open for 2013 election: the President-Elect, the Secretary, and the Treasurer, and we are calling you to run for these positions. Serving as a chapter officer is a great way to make a difference in our chapter and to professionally network with our fellow medical physicists in our chapter and beyond. Please contact the current chapter officers to express your interest in serving the chapter!