The MRV Chapter of the AAPM holds at least one meeting annually. Meetings are a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues, learn about trends in the field of Medical Physics, and interact with vendors.
Update: Spring Chapter Meeting Postponed
We have been monitoring the Covid-19 situation, and have made the decision to reschedule the MRVAAPM Spring Chapter Meeting.
Because the UNMC radiation oncology symposium has been rescheduled for August 22-23, we will still plan to hold our Young Investigator Session, business meeting and Night Out in conjunction with that symposium in Omaha, NE.
The mock oral exam will be held within a few weeks of the rescheduled ABR oral exam, which has been postponed until 2021.
We are holding our chapter's MedPhys Slam competition virtually, and judging of submissions is currently underway.
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Please join us for our rescheduled Chapter Meeting,
August 21-23, 2020 in Omaha, NE!
Our meeting will be held August 21-23, 2020 in Omaha, NE. We will hold a young investigator session and business meeting the Friday before the symposium (Aug 21). A night out for MRV chapter members will be held later that evening. The rest of the conference will be held in conjunction with the UNMC Radiation Oncology symposium August 22-23, and we encourage our members to register and attend. Early bird registration is available through August 1.
Mock Oral Exam
The mock oral exam will be held in October in the weeks before the rescheduled ABR exam (which is now October 24-27). It will be similar in structure to the ABR oral exam and consist of five 25-minute exams with some additional time for feedback afterward. The number of examinees is limited by the number of examiners so you will be contacted once the event is finalized to confirm your registration (if there is enough spots) and pay the registration fee. The examinees will pay a registration fee $150 and examiners will receive a $150 honorarium for volunteering their time. Examinee and Examiners should sign up using the links below. Any additional spots will then become available for non-chapter members that would like to take the exam. Additional details will follow after registration.
Young Investigator Symposium and Med Phys Slam
The Young Investigator Symposium will be held during the chapter meeting (Aug 21), and the Med Phys Slam will be done through video submission (due May 22). We invite graduate students and medical physics residents to participate and give talks pertaining to their research. Anyone interested in the Young Investigator Session, please use the link below to sign up. Slam participants should email submissions according to the instructions on the Announcements tab. For young investigator participants we ask that you also provide either an abstract for your talk or key learning objectives (the link below contains a table to add this. Please place your learning objectives or abstract in the corresponding box to your speaker # in which you signed up for). This year speakers can give a YIS and med phys slam talk on the same topic if they would like. The top three winners of the Young investigator competition will receive a prize of $150, $100, and $50. The top of the slam competition will receive a prize of $150 which we hope will be used towards registration to represent the chapter at the annual AAPM meeting med phys slam competition.
Members will gather for an informal dinner and drinks following the chapter business meeting on August 21. Time and Location TBD.
UNMC Radiation Oncology Symposium
Members are encouraged to attend the UNMC Radiation Oncology symposium following the chapter-only meeting, August 22-23. The two day symposium will feature keynote speakers Steve Jiang, PhD, UT Southwestern and Jing Lin, MD, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center as well as talks from medical physicists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, radiation biologists, and physicians from other many other specialties related to oncology. CAMPEP credits will also be available. A web stream version will also be available for those who cannot attend in person.