American Association of Physicists in Medicine

New England Chapter

Est. 1964

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2018 NEAAPM Combined Winter Meeting & Peter Neurath Young Investigators Symposium

     Friday, February 2, 2018
     UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center
     50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852


The Peter Neurath Young Investigators Symposium was created in memory of Dr. Peter Neurath, who was Director of Medical Physics at the Tufts-New England Medical Center from 1968 to 1977. Its purpose is to encourage younger members of the regional medical physics community to present their research to their colleagues in the AAPM. “Young” means anyone starting their academic or professional careers in medical physics, and includes trainees, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, junior physicists, or physicists recently entering into the field. If you are currently advising students or post-docs, please encourage them to present their work. Interested persons should submit their abstracts (pursuant to the guidelines below) to by Monday, January 8thst, 5PM EDT.

This year’s NEAAPM YIS will maintain the format of last year’s Symposium to reflect the competitive realities of continued research and academic efforts at the national level, particularly with respect to the AAPM Annual Meeting. As such, all abstract submissions will be reviewed by an author-blinded, student-neutral, multi-person review panel composed of clinical medical physicists. The top eight (qty 8) submitted abstracts will be accepted for 10-minute oral presentations, to be interspersed with the Winter Meeting’s invited talks. All other abstracts will be accepted for poster presentations during the noontime and afternoon meeting breaks. A winner of the Symposium will be chosen from among the oral presentations based on the following criteria: clarity, quality and rigor of work, significance, innovation, timeliness, and interest to the medical physics community. The abstract submission guidelines will parallel exactly those of the AAPM Annual meeting, namely:

  • 300 word limit, structured as Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusion
  • Abstracts should be text only, and should not include author names or other identifying information
  • A supporting document limited to 1 page is allowed, and may contain supporting graphics, equations, figures, graphs, and/or tables and their caption(s)

    Pertinent YIS deadlines are as follows (@ 5PM EDT):

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, January 8th
  • Abstract Dispositions Returned to Young Investigators: Monday, January 15th
  • Final Version of Oral Presentation .ppt Copy Deadline: Wednesday, January 31st

    The combined NEAAPM Winter Meeting & YIS is an opportunity for professionals in medical physics to keep up to date on subjects relevant to the field and to interact with colleagues from around the New England area. The meeting is intended for physicists, dosimetrists, therapists and others with an interest in medical physics. It is sponsored by the New England chapter of the AAPM. We have applied for CAMPEP approval of continuing education credits.

    Meeting Registration
    NEAAPM members Non-NEAAPM Members Post-Doc & Residents Students
    Until Jan 26,
    early registration
    $0, Students can register early by sending email to Ileana Iftimia at
    After Jan 26
    and "on-site" registration
    $40 $60 $25 $15

    2017 Fall NEAAPM Newsletter [PDF]

      Board Meeting
    Board Meeting

    Front row:

      Stephen Amadon, Treasurer
    Ileana Iftimia, 2018 Secretary
    Julie Hudson, 2017 Secretary
    Carla Bradford, 2017 Immediate Past President
    Jess Hiatt, Corporate Membership Chair
    Lindsey Berkowitz, 2017 President Elect

    Back row:

      Martin Fraser, Meeting Coordination Chair
    Joseph Killoran, Nomination Committee Chair
    Greg Sharp, 2017 President
    Fred Fahey, Board Representative
    David Gladstone, 2018 President Elect
    Jacek Kukluk, Computer Science Chair
    Nolan Gagne, Officer at Large