GLC Meetings

Upcoming meetings will be added as they are planned and scheduled


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Fall Meeting-- 11/20/14

The Chapter officers are happy to announce the 2014 Fall meeting on Thursday December 11th from 2:30 until 7:30 pm hosted by the University of Michigan Radiation Oncology Department.

The meeting, titled "Is Adaptive Planning Ready for Clinical Use?" will feature invited guest speakers Sasa Mutic, Ph.D. and Taoran Li, Ph.D. as well as GLC member Kristy Brock, Ph.D.

Join us for three great talks as well as catered dinner and a tour of the UM Radiaiton Oncology Department

Check back soon for the official program...

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Spring Meeting and YIS, Friday June 6th, 2014

The Young Investigators Symposium, in conjunction with the Spring Meeting will be held Friday June 6th, 2014 at the PNC Financial Building, Troy. Reigstration to start at 2:00, Beginning with an interactive presentation by AAPM President-Elect, John Boone

Please join us for a great afternoon of discussion about AAPM and our chapter's best student research!

The meeting will be held in the Beaumont Room at PNC Financial Building, 755 W Big Beaver Rd Troy MI 48084. (See it in Google Maps)

Download the Meeting Announcement and Program for full details

Download the YIS speaker list

YIS Announce

Gold Sponsors

PTW

Silver Sponsors

PhilipsVarian

Bronze Sponsors


Please RSVP to the Secretary by June 3rd

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Great Debate, Thursday March 13th, 2014

The 17th Annual Great Debate will be held Thursday March 13th, 2014 at the Sheraton Detroit Novi. Reigstration and cocktails to start at 5:30, dinner will begin at 6:00. This years propostition is:

"This House Believes MR-Sim Will Replace CT-sim in the Next Generation of Radiation Oncology Clinics ."

Please join us for a great evening of dining and lively debate!

The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Detroit Novi, 21111 Haggerty Rd Novi, MI 48375. (See it in Google Maps)

Download the Meeting Announcement and Program for full details

Great Debate Announce

Gold Sponsors

PTWELEKTASCANDI

Silver Sponsors

IsoAid

Bronze Sponsors

Philips


Please RSVP to the Secretary by March 7th

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GLC Fall Scientific Meeting Friday November 15th, 2013

The 2013 Fall Scientific meeting will begin at 9:30, and will include guest speakers, Dr David Jaffray from Princess Margaret Hospital and Dr Richard Popple from Univeristy of Alabama Birmingham. They will be joined by GLC members Dr Martha Matuszak and Dr Scott Hadley from University of Michigan, to discuss Emerging Technologies in radiation therapy.

All attendees will enjoy lunch and 3 CAMPEP CE credits will be available for those eligible

The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Detroit Novi, 21111 Haggerty Rd Novi, MI 48375. (See it in Google Maps)

Download the Meeting Announcement and Program for full details

Fall Announce

Thanks to our meeting sponsors!

PTW IBA


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16th Annual Great Debate and Young Investigators Symposium Thursday May 30th, 2013

The Great Lakes Chapter Great Debate and YIS will begin at 4:30 pm with registration at 4:15 pm.  Following the Young Investigators presentations a full Dinner will be served.  The Great Debate with moderator, Dr Colin Orton and guest speakers, Dr Jean Moran and  Dr Tim Nurushev will complete the evening.

The meeting will be held at the Ann Arbor Holiday Inn, at 3600 Plymouth Rd Ann Arobor. (See it in Google Maps)

Download the Meeting Announcement for full details

IsoAid

Thanks to IsoAid, LLC for sponsoring the 16th Annual Great Debate!


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Fall Scientific Meeting Nov 9th, 2012

The Great Lakes Chapter Fall Scientific Meeting, Titled "Starting a Proton Therapy Program" is scheduled for Friday, Nov 9th starting at 10:00 am. 

A sponsored lunch will be provided and 3.5 MPCEC credits will be available for Certified Physicists

The meeting is hosted by the McLaren Proton Therapy Center in Flint, MI, but will be held at McLaren Flint (See it in Google Maps)

Please view the Attendee Arrival Instructions

Download the Meeting Announcement for full details

Program Outline

 

  9:30 am         Registration

 

  9:55 am         Welcome and Opening Remarks...................................Brett Miller

 

  10:00 am        Comm. a Proton Therapy Machine and TPS.................Sung Park

  10:50 am        Treatment Planning for Proton Therapy....................Stephan Both

 

  11:40 am        **Sponsored Lunch** - Protom International

  12:40 pm        An Evidenced Based Review of Proton Therapy......Andre Konski


  1:30 pm         Quality and Safety Issues.................................................Indra Das


  2:20 pm         Tour of Proton Facility.....................................................Sung Park


  3:00 pm         Coffee, Discussion and  Closing Remarks

 

--Please RSVP to Michael Huberts by Friday, October 19th, 2012 for a    discounted registration fee

Download the official Announcement

Protom

Thanks to Protom for its generous sponsorship of the Fall Meeting


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Spring GLC Meeting and YIS May 3rd, 2012

The Great Lakes Chapter Spring Meeting and Young Investigators Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd starting at 3pm. 

The meeting will be held at the PNC Financial Building in Troy (See it in Google Maps)
Enter through the beaumont entrance (southwest corner) and proceed to the 2nd floor, classroom #1.

Program Outline

 

  2:30 pm         Registration

 

  3:00 pm         Welcoming remarks........................................................Brett Miller

 

  3:05 pm         Young Investigators Symposium..............................................TBA

  3:45 pm         A Review of the MOC Process.........................Joann Prisciandaro

 

  4:15 pm         Implementation of EMR with ARIA.............................Tim Nurushev

   

  4:45 pm         "Speed Mentoring"

  5:30 pm         **Dinner**

  6:20 pm         Implementation of EMR with MOSAIC and HDR.......Lisa Benedetti


  6:50 pm         Presentation of YIS Awards


  7:00 pm         Final Remarks.................................................................Brett Miller


  7:15 pm         Adjournment

 

--Please RSVP to Michael Huberts by Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Download the official program outline

Elekta

Thanks to Elekta for its generous sponsorship of the Spring Meeting


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GLC GREAT DEBATE, March 8th

“This House Believes the DMP will become the standard of practice for the Clinical Medical Physicist”

The Great Lakes Chapter is pleased to announce the 15th annual Great Debate, scheduled for Thursday, March 8th starting at 5:50 pm. 

The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel (See it in Google Maps) 21111 Haggerty Road, Novi, MI 48375


Program Outline

 

  5:30 pm         Registration and Cocktails

 

  5:50 pm         Welcoming remarks........................................................Brett Miller

 

  6:00 pm         Dinner

 

  6:30 pm         Introduction of Speakers  - Moderator.........................James Balter

   

  6:40 pm         For the Proposition...................................................Charles Coffey


  6:52 pm         Against the Proposition............................................Jay Burmeister

 

  7:05 pm         Rebuttals - 8 minutes each

 

  7:25 pm         Final Remarks and Closing.............................................Brett Miller

 

--Please RSVP to Michael Huberts ASAP

Download the official program outline here


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2011 Fall Chapter Meeting, November 11

Patient Safety Focused Quality Assurance

The Great Lakes Chapter Fall Scientific Meeting is scheduled for Friday, Nevember 11th starting at 9:00 am. 

The meeting will be held at the Providence Park Hospital (See it in Google Maps)
Attendees should follow signs to the Heart Institute Entrance once they are on Hospital grounds.   See Campus Map


Program Outline

 

  8:30 am         Registration

 

  8:55 am         Welcoming remarks................................................Bryan Tollenaar

 

  9:00 am         Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy...........................Tim Solberg

  9:30 pm         Patient Safety...................................................................Brett Miller

 

  10:00 am         ** Coffee break **

   

  10:30 am       Nationa Efforts in Patient Safety..................................Jean Moran


  11:00 am       Efforts by the AAPM / Practice Guidelines........Joann Prisciandaro

  11:30 am       Patient Safety in Computed Tomography................Mark Supanich


  12:00 pm        **Lunch **


 
1:00 pm        Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy..............................Vrinda Narayana 


  1:30 pm        High Dose Rate Brachytherapy...............................Bryan Tollenaar

  2:00 pm        Challenges of Implementing TG-142........................................Panel

  2:30 pm        Discussion and Closing..........................................Invited Speakers

 

--Please RSVP to Chadd Smith ASAP

Download the official program outline here


Spring GLC Meeting and YIS June 16th, 2011

The Great Lakes Chapter Spring Meeting and Young Investigators Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, June 16th starting at 1pm. 

The meeting will be held at the PNC Financial Building in Troy (See it in Google Maps)
Enter through the beaumont entrance (southwest corner) and proceed to the 2nd floor, classroom #1.


Program Outline

 

12:30 pm         Registration

 

  1:00 pm         Welcoming remarks................................................Bryan Tollenaar

 

  1:05 pm         Young Investigators Symposium..............................................TBA

  3:15 pm         ** Coffee break **

 

  3:45 pm         "Speed Mentoring"

   

  5:00 pm         **Dinner**

  6:20 pm         Presentation of YIS Award

  6:30 pm         AAPM2011 and Beyond................................................Gary Ezzell


  7:15 pm         Final Remarks........................................................Bryan Tollenaar


  7:30 pm         Adjournment

 

--Please RSVP to Chadd Smith by Monday, June 13th, 2011

Download the official program outline here


GLC Meeting December 10th, 2010

Download the meeting Presentations

At PNC Center (formerly the National City Building) (755 W. Big Beaver Rd. in Troy, just off I-75) See it in Google Maps

Enter through the beaumont entrance (southwest corner) and proceed to the 2nd floor, classroom #1.

This event is completely free!

Program Outline

 

12:30 pm         Registration

 

  1:00 pm         Welcoming remarks..................................................Tewfik Bichay

 

  1:10 pm         CTDI Verification with OSL Dosimeters..................Scott Emerson

 

  1:30 pm         MDCH Ionizing Radiation Rules on CT Installations.....John Ferris

 

  2:30 pm         AAPM National Board update........................................Jean Moran

 

  2:45 pm         ** Coffee break **

 

  3:00 pm         Reflections on Safety in Radiation Therapy..................Jean Moran

   Update on National and Local Activities

 

  4:00 pm         Direct Segment Optimization..................................Jennifer Steers

   Optimizing Conformal Plans without IMRT

 

  4:20 pm         Licensing update and discussion..........................Janice Campbell

 

--Please RSVP to Chadd Smith (GLC.AAPM@gmail.com) by Thursday, Dec 9th, 2010

Download the official program outline here


Meeting on Licensure (updated 02/01/2010)

The next meeting of the Great Lakes Chapter will be held on Thursday, February 25th, 2010, at the National City Building in Troy, just off I-75 (755 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084‑4900).

The featured topic will be:

“Licensure of Medical Physicists in Michigan. Are we ready?”

Distinguished Speakers include: Robert Pizzutiello, MS, FAAPM, FACMP, PMP, Joint Medical Physics Licensure Subcommittee (JMPLSC) Chairman, and Robert H. Smereka, MS, DABR, Michigan State Committee Captain, Joint Medical Physics Licensure Subcommittee (JMPLSC)

Their presentation, "Licensure in Michigan – Draft Bill, Current Status and Future Directions," will be followed by a panel discussion on Licensure to include the MDCH Radiation Safety Section.

Social hour will begin at 5:00 pm, with an optional light dinner (assorted sandwiches, salad, cookies, soda, water) available for purchase for $12 (pay on-site).

Presentations will begin at 6:00 pm

Please RSVP to Chadd Smith (GLC.AAPM@gmail.com) by Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010. Also, please indicate whether you would be interested in the optional light dinner.


Licensure Symposium (2008)

The Great Lakes Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine is pleased to announce the Licensure and Young Investigators Symposium.

The speakers will include

Robert Pizzutiello, MS, FAAPM, FACMP, PMP, Joint Medical Physics Licensure Subcommittee (JMPLSC) Chairman, and Robert H. Smereka, MS, DABR, Michigan State Committee Captain, Joint Medical Physics Licensure Subcommittee (JMPLSC)

The symposium is scheduled for November 6, 2008 at the Genoa Woods Conference Center, 7707 Conference Center Dr., Brighton, MI 48114 (www.genoawoods.com). Members interested in participating in the Young Investigator Symposium should submit their abstract by October 15, 2008 (instructions are attached). Registration and the program will begin at 9:30 am and 10:00 am, respectively.

The program on licensure is aimed at providing the members of the Great Lakes Chapter more information about important initiatives of the national AAPM. The current proposed dues increase is partly needed to continue to support initiatives on licensure or registration in a number of states. The national AAPM is working to address the important issues of training and concern about setting national or state standards for our ability to practice medical physics.


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