The Ohio River Valley Chapter of the AAPM

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2018 Spring Symposium

The Ohio River Valley Chapter (ORVC) of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) will be hosting their 3rd Annual Mock Oral exam on Friday, April 20th, 2018 with the Spring Educational Symposium to be held immediately following on Friday & Saturday, April 20-21st at the Holiday Inn Columbus Dwtn-Capitol Square in Columbus, OH.
A Meet & Greet event will take place on Friday, April 20 from 6:00-10:00 pm. The event will include Moderated Poster Sessions. 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.

Please note the night out is at a different location than the meeting the following day.

Friday night will be hosted by RaySearch Labs and serve as our Meet and Greet on Friday, April 20 sponsored by RaySearch Labs ( at the Westin Columbus (310 S. High Street, Columbus, OH). Posters will be presented at the Friday night meet and greet per tradition and will be up for viewing during the Saturday program. Attendees, spouses, and exhibitors are all welcome at the reception, as it is primarily a social event.
The symposium will take place Saturday, April 21. Exhibitor setup will begin at 7:00 am, and the program of talks will run from 8:00 am to about 4:00 pm. Attendance and participation of diagnostic and nuclear medicine physicists is strongly encouraged!

2018 Spring Program Schedule

The program for the symposium will consist of the keynote talk by Dr. Brian Pogue of Dartmouth who will share his presentation, "Non-Contact Optical Radiotherapy Dosimetry with Scintillation and Cherenkov Imaging." We have two additional invited speakers, Dr. Chin Ng of University of Louisville and Dr. Lisa Lemen of University of Cincinnati. Drs. Ng and Lemen will discuss novel imaging probes and preclinical imaging respectively. We have applied for CAMPEP credits for these presentations and will be requesting SA-CME as well.

Invited Speakers
Dr. Brian Pogue
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
Dr. Chin Ng
Associate Professor
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Dr. Lisa Lemen
Associate Professor
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Dr. Pogue Dr. Ng Dr. Lemen

Student presenters will deliver the significance of their science in short MedPhys Slam research communications; in this competition participants deliver a three-minute presentation that should be clear and compelling. This "elevator pitch" style aims to improve communication and public engagement with medical physics. The participants will be judged by a committee on three equally weighted categories: comprehension/content, communication, and engagement. The winner of this competition will receive a monetary award to help with registration and travel expenses to attend the national meeting, where they will represent our chapter in a national MedPhys Slam event.

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 be possible to register for the symposium on-site, but oral examinees must register ahead of time to ensure an adequate number of examiners. Symposium registration fees will increase after April 13th. The Saturday symposium will include a breakfast, snacks, and lunch. All attendees must pay a one-time registration fee, which covers both the Symposium and Meet & Greet drink tickets.

Registration Forms

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)


HURRY! We will accept abstracts until April 7, 2018 for anyone interested in presenting a poster. Posters are open to all; presentations are limited to students and residents. Abstracts should be limited to 2500 characters (not including spaces) and may include an additional single page of supporting data. Please include a CV when submitting, documents and any questions should be sent to:

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
* Explore applications in pre-clinical imaging and learn about novel visualization technologies for radiotherapy dose delivery.
6 MPCEC credits have been applied for through CAMPEP

Ashley Cetnar, M.S. Peter Sandwall II, Ph.D. Wei Luo, Ph.D.
President-Elect President Past-President

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018, 5:00-8:00 — PM Meet and Greet/Poster Session

Meet & Greet: A Meet & Greet and moderated poster session event will take place on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 5:00-8:00 pm. Drinks and hors d''oeuvres will be provided. Attendees, spouses, and exhibitors are all welcome at the reception, as it is primarily a social event.
For hotel registration, the discounted rate of $129/night is available for reservations received before March 20, 2018, Please make use of the information below when calling to reserve your room.

Holiday Inn Columbus Dwtn-Capitol Square
175 East Town St
Columbus, Ohio
(614) 221-3281
Group Code: AAPM-ORVC

SATURDAY, April 21, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM — SYMPOSIUM
Keynote Speaker
Vendor Presentations
Professional Presentation