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  • 01/18/2021 12:41 PM | Steve Herchko (Administrator)

    All students attending a Florida-based Medical Physics program are encouraged to submit abstracts for the 2021 FL AAPM Spring Meeting. The top submissions will be invited to give a 15-minute oral presentation and compete for prizes.  The 15-minute time slot will consist of a 12-minute presentation followed by a 3-minute question and answer session.  Due to the virtual nature of the meeting, all selected presentations must be pre-recorded and submitted in advance of the meeting (deadline of March 8, 2021).  Presenters must be present (on-line) during the meeting for a live Q&A following your presentation.

    Please email your abstract (300-word limit) to Deborah Schofield at Debbie.l.schofield@gmail.com. Include the following in your submission:

    SUBJECT:                 FLAAPM ABSTRACT
    BODY OF EMAIL:  Contact information, author, institution, and title
    ATTACHMENT:      Attach a
    BLINDED copy (no author or institution identifiers) of                                      the abstract and title as an attachment in either word or pdf                                                format. An optional 1-page supporting document may also be                                            included (in addition to the abstract).

    Important Dates:
    Abstract submission deadline:
                Midnight on February 1, 2021
    Abstract disposition notification:        February 8, 2021
    Presentation Submission Deadline:    March 8, 2021 (for the selected presentations)

    Prizes

    3rd Place:        Cash Prize

    2nd Place:        Cash Prize

    1st Place:       The student will be sponsored (airfare*, 2 nights hotel**, and a 1-day student registration) to represent our chapter at the AAPM National meeting MedPhys Slam competition in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Note:  Due to the fluid nature surrounding Covid-19, a scholarship of equivalent value will be provided if the national meeting is converted to a virtual event)

  • 01/18/2021 12:33 PM | Steve Herchko (Administrator)

    The spring meeting of the FL AAPM will be held virtually via zoom on 11-12 March 2021.  Highlights of the upcoming meeting include:

    • 1.0 hour of Medical Errors CE
    • 1.0 hour of HIV/AIDS CE
    • Presentation by the AAPM President-Elect, J. Daniel Bourland, PhD, FAAPM
    • Florida Regulatory Updates
    • Dedicated therapy and diagnostic tracks.  The tracks will run at separate times, increasing the potential number of CME hours that can be earned during the meeting. 
    • Student abstracts will also be considered for presentation.  The winner of the student competition will represent our chapter in the MedPhys Slam competition at the National AAPM meeting. 

    Meeting registration and a final agenda will be available soon.

  • 12/11/2020 2:27 PM | Steve Herchko (Administrator)

    The FLAAPM chapter officers play an important role in managing chapter affairs and organizing two local meetings a year. The FLAAPM board is run by member volunteers who serve a 3-year term on the board.  There are currently two open position for 2021: President Elect (Diagnostic Physicist based on rotation) and Secretary. Any chapter member in good standing may nominate himself or herself to either position by contacting the nominating committee chair and chapter past-president Omar Zeidan at Omar.Zeidan@OrlandoHealth.com.

    Candidates are encouraged to provide a brief bio sketch and indicate which position they would like to be nominated for. All nominations must be received by February 5th, 2021. Ballots will be provided by February 19th and last day to vote online will be March 8th, 2021.   The new elected officers will  be announced at the conclusion of the Spring Business Meeting (March 12th, 2021) and assume their new roles immediately after. For more information about the roles of each board member, please visit the chapter constitution and bylaws at www.flaapm.org.


  • 02/11/2020 8:50 AM | Robert Staton (Administrator)
    Martin Northup Resident Leadership Award
    H. Martin Northup Resident Leadership Award - A scholarship opportunity for Florida Diagnostic Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Medical Physicist 2nd year Residents or graduate students.

    Martin Northup was very committed to radiology resident education and advancement. To eternally honor and remember him, the board of the FRS Foundation has established a special award bearing his name, the “H Martin Northup Resident Leadership Award.” Each year, this award will be given to a 2nd year Florida radiology resident who will be a 3rd year at the time of the fellowship to support the cost of accommodations for attending the FRS annual summer meeting. The resident will have an officer mentor and will attend all functions including the board meeting. The goal is to develop future leaders in Radiology and develop promising residents to assume greater roles in the society, such as President of the Resident and Fellow’s Section. The award recipient will be chosen for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 17-19, 2020 by the Scholarships and Grants committee based on a competitive application process.

    Please click here to download an application. Return your completed application to lroger@edusymp.com by May 15, 2020 in order to be considered for this award.
    Thank you,
    Jeffrey Stone, M.D., FACR
    President, FRS Educational Foundation 


  • 12/12/2019 1:29 PM | Steve Herchko (Administrator)

    The 2020 FLAAPM Spring meeting will be held at The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL on 2/27/20-2/29/20. More details and registration information will be posted soon. 

  • 06/04/2019 1:07 PM | Steve Herchko (Administrator)

    The 2019 FLAAPM Fall meeting will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront in St. Petersburg, FL on 9/26/19 & 9/27/19. Please see the events page for more details.

  • 10/18/2018 1:55 PM | Steve Herchko (Administrator)

    The 2019 FLAAPM Spring meeting will be held at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, FL  on 3/1/19-3/2/19. More details and registration information will be posted soon. 

  • 06/06/2018 5:14 PM | Steve Herchko (Administrator)

    The 2018 FLAAPM Fall Meeting will be held in Jupiter, FL at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place on Friday, September 14th, 2018. Registration is now available and more details are available in the Events page.

  • 09/06/2017 10:55 AM | Robert Staton (Administrator)

    Dear FLAAPM Members,

    Due to Hurricane Irma, we have decided to cancel the Fall meeting.  There’s a possibility of rescheduling, but we will wait until after the hurricane for that to be determined.  We will be issuing full refunds as soon as possible.  The refunds will be made in the payment form that was used for the registration.  Dues payments will also be included in the refund.  If you need to pay your dues, you can do so through the national AAPM or at the next FLAAPM meeting.  If you paid online, you should receive an email from PayPal when your refund is issued.  Also, please remember it is your responsibility to cancel your hotel reservation.  Stay safe!

    Sincerely,
    FLAAPM Board

     

  • 10/27/2016 4:24 PM | Robert Staton (Administrator)

    GAFCHROMIC FILM COURSE---5 CAMPEP Credits

    Clinical Use of GafChromic Films and FilmQA Pro 3.0 Software
    for Efficient and Accurate Dosimetry
    in SRS-SBRT, Proton Therapy, Brachytherapy and IMRT

     

     Date:
    December 10, 2016 (8:30 am to 3:00pm)

    Venue:
    Florida Atlantic University, Science Building, SE 319A
    Boca Raton, Florida (Directions on the 2nd page)

    SPEAKERS:


    Zoubir Ouhib MS FACR, Chief Medical Physicist
    Lynn Cancer Institute, Boca Raton Community Hospital, Boca Raton, FL

    Maria Chan Ph.D., Chief Physicist
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Basking Ridge, NJ

    Linda Kelley Ph.D., Staff Physicist
    Xoft - a subsidiary of iCAD


    LECTURES:


    Patient-Specific QA: One-Scan Protocol Across Multimodalities of Planning and Delivery (Protons, Linac-Based, CyberKnife, GammaKnife and Tomotherapy)

    Small Field Dosimetry with GafChromic Film: Commissioning and E2E Test for SRS-SBRT
    Current AAPM Practice Guidelines on SRS-SBRT

    GafChromic Film Dosimetry for Electron Brachytherapy Source
    Estaya and Xoft


    WORK SHOP:

    Demonstrating, Performing Verification using actual studies applying Multi-channel Dosimetry and One San Protocol


    Register Now

    Please contact Resat Aydin no later than Thursday December 8th, 2016

    at raydin@ashland.com or call 908-243-4725

    DIRECTIONS

    1.  Directions from I-95 

    COMING FROM THE NORTH: Take I-95 south; exit Glades Road (Exit 45) and go east approximately one mile; FAU will be on your left. 

    COMING FROM THE SOUTH: Take I-95 north; exit Glades Road (Exit 45) and go east approximately one mile; FAU will be on your left.

    2.    Directions from the Turnpike

    COMING FROM THE NORTH: Take the Turnpike south; exit at Glades Road and go east approximately 6 miles; FAU is located on your left.

    COMING FROM THE SOUTH: Take the Turnpike north; exit at Glades Road and go east approximately 6 miles; FAU is located on your left.

    Upon entering the campus, Follow West University Drive

    West University Drive will lead to North University Drive, Follow North University drive

    Make a right at the 2nd traffic light on North University Drive

    Make another right

    The Science building (#43) will be on your left

    Park in the red lot on your right side.

                                                                         

                                                                             

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