The Ohio River Valley Chapter of the AAPM

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2015 Spring Symposium

University of Toledo
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The Spring Educational Symposium events will be held on Friday & Saturday, April 17-18, 2015 at the Radisson Conference Center in Toledo, OH. Toledo is easily accessible, via Detroit international airport or Toledo Express airport. A Meet & Greet event will take place on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm, followed by a night-out event with chartered bus service to lovely downtown Toledo. A reception will be provided including a cash bar. The location of the reception will be available soon. The event will include Moderated Poster Sessions, hosted in the lobby of the Dana Cancer Center, which is directly adjacent to the conference center. Attendees, spouses, and exhibitors are all welcome at the reception, as it is primarily a social event. The symposium will take place Saturday, April 18. Exhibitor setup will begin at 7:00 am, and the program of talks will run from 8:00 am to about 4:00 pm.

2015 Spring Program Schedule

The program for the symposium will consist of a keynote talk by a prominent medical physicist, ten 15-minute research talks by not-yet-board-certified physicists which will be judged by a committee, a final talk by another physicist, and an awards ceremony where cash prizes will be awarded to the top three of the research talks. After that will come a short business meeting for any chapter member interested in chapter events and affairs. If they wish, exhibitors can leave during the afternoon snack break sometime after about 2:00 pm.

Keynote Speaker
Todd Pawlicki
University of California, San Diego
Dr. Todd Pawlicki

We ask that attendees register for these events in advance by going to our Chapter website and paying through the PayPal option so that we can produce a name badge for you as well as monitor attendance. It will, however, be possible to register on-site. The Saturday symposium will include a breakfast, snacks, and lunch. All attendees must pay a one-time registration fee, which covers both Meet & Greet and Symposium. The fee schedule is as follows:

Registration Type
Professional Specialty
Meet and Greet Attendance
Applying for CME Credits
Attendee Name

Vendor/Exhibitor Contract Forms (please download appropriate format)
Contract Form (PDF)


Our poster presentation format is a good way to “float” your publication ideas! Posters will be presented at the Friday night meet and greet per tradition and will be up for viewing during the Saturday program.

HURRY! We will accept abstracts until March 21, 2015 for anyone interested in presenting a poster. In addition to the OHINKY competition, ANYONE may submit abstracts for poster presentations. Those of you who interact with students, please forward this webiste and encourage students to submit. Even undergraduate students are welcome. We want a minimum of ten abstracts for the speakers at the meeting. If there are more than ten, then the ones not selected to speak can present a poster if they wish. All speakers get $100 for travel expenses, and the top three presenters will receive additional monetary awards. Abstracts should be limited to 2500 characters (not including spaces) and may include an additional single page of supporting data. PDFs of the documents should be sent to me at Please also include a copy of your CV with your abstract for the purposes of CAMPEP credit.

Learning objectives for attendees:
* To learn about current strategies and future directions pertaining to patient safety in radiation therapy
* To learn about career options and challenges facing new medical physics graduates
6 MPCEC credits have been applied for through CAMPEP

There are rooms blocked at the Radisson Hotel for accommodations. Contact the Hotel directly to make reservations by calling (419) 381-6800 and be sure to tell them you are with the Ohio River Valley Chapter Block.

David Pearson, Ph.D. Nicholas Sperling, Ph.D. Bryon M. Murray, M.S.
President President-Elect Past-President
419-383-6780 419-383-3599 812-340-4850

FRIDAY, April 17, 2015, 6:00-12:00 — PM Meet and Greet/Poster Session

Meet & Greet: A Meet & Greet and moderated poster session event will take place on Friday, April 17, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 pm. A reception will take place in the lobby of the Dana Cancer Center which is connected to the Radisson Hotel on the UT medical campus. Drinks and hors d''oeuvres will be provided. An opportunity to tour the facility will also be available. Attendees, spouses, and exhibitors are all welcome at the reception, as it is primarily a social event. For those interested in continuing the social festivities, a bus service is being provided that will take guests to and from The Oliver House in downtown Toledo. The bus will run a continuous service for 4 hours and return guests to the hotel.

Radisson Hotel at the University of Toledo
3100 Glendale Avenue
Toledo OH 43614
(419) 381-6800
Group Code: Ohio River Valley Chapter

SATURDAY, April 18, 2015, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM — SYMPOSIUM
Keynote Speaker
Vendor Presentations
Professional Presentation