The Ohio River Valley Chapter of the AAPM

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Fall 2017 Symposium

The presentations from the fall 2017 Symposium

Bruce Thomadsen, Ph.D.
Professor
AAPM President-Elect
University of Wisconsin
AAPM Initiatives in Patient Safety
Cedric Yu, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Maryland
Radiation Treatment Techniques: Where to find rooms for improvement?
Sam Beddar, Ph.D.
Professor
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
In-Vivo Dosimetry for External Beam Radiation Therapy and Brachytherapy
Jonathan Feddock, M.D.
Associate Professor
University of Kentucky
Advancing Care Through Teamwork - How Medical Physicists and Medical Doctors Can Work Together to Create Change
Jun Deng, Ph.D.
Professor
Yale University
Deep Learning with Big Health Data for Early Cancer Detection and Prevention
Anil Sethi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Loyola University Medical Center
Clinical Implementation of SRS/SBRT
Quan Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Kentucky
Engaging with the community to promote radiation therapy and professional medical physics

Spring 2017 Educational Symposium & Newsletter

A summary of the most recent chapter meeting and chapter news is available in the Spring chapter newsletter.

Chapter Newsletter

Friday April 11th: Meet and Greet!

ORVC members and their families, vendors, and students/residents enjoyed socializing and perusing recent research work by students/residents representing the 7 medical physics programs in our Chapter region.

Spring Symposium Photo 01 Spring Symposium Photo 02
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Saturday, April 12th: Educational Symposium

OHINKY Competition

There were 12 selected presenters out of 21 submissions for our annual student/resident/junior scientific presentation competition. This year, we created a trophy – the OHINKY Trophy that will be passed along each year to the school represented by the winning presentation. Our judges were:


All participants, including poster presenters, received a prize of $100 for their contribution to the meeting with the first, second and tied-for second winners getting $300 and $175 respectively. The presentations were given by (click on presenter name to access PDF version of presentation):

Michael Hardin
Gregory Warrell
  • Sean Tanny, University of Toledo
    (2nd Place – tie, $175)
Sean Tanny


Dr. Michael Knopp

Dr. Michael Knopp, Professor of Radiology, Chair, Novartis Image Research, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was the James G. Kereiakis Honorary Keynote Speaker. Dr. Knopp spoke about the collaboration of diagnostic and oncology scientists and the resultant Imaging and Radiation Oncology Core Group, part of the National Cancer Institute’s Clinical Trial Program. Dr. Knopp is co-chair of this important group.

Dr. Howard Elson

Dr. Howard Elson then presented an introduction to the process of creating a Doctorate of Medical Physics program at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Elson is a member of the AAPM Working Group on a Professional Doctorate Degree.