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Creative Science. Advancing Medicine.

A Message From Our President

AAPM is preparing an exciting annual meeting for this summer, which will be virtual again this year due to the pandemic. The virtual format of this meeting will provide outstanding scientific, professional, and educational content, along with an engaging real-time connection to a global conference audience.

The theme for this year’s meeting is “Creative science. Advancing medicine.” Physicists over the decades have contributed enormously to the development of modern medicine. This year’s meeting will explore the ways in which we can bring our creativity and scientific expertise to continue building medicine of the future. Our Presidential Symposium will focus on the topic of creativity in science, and our various meeting sessions will explore our roles as scientific innovators in both research and the clinic.

AAPM will provide five days of content through a NEW online platform, which will allow us all to safely share ideas, interact with colleagues and friends, and learn about innovative products. Also new this year: if you are unable to participate in everything presented in that five-day period, your registration fee also includes 12 months of access to content On Demand. That’s a full year to engage with the various aspects of our meeting. The first 6 weeks you will receive credit for content on the virtual meeting platform. After 6 weeks that content will be moved into AAPM’s Online Learning Center. You may subscribe and continue to receive credit for the latest science, clinical knowledge and professional development.

Would we rather see all of you in person? Of course. But together we can make the most of the exciting program planned for you by your peers. I look forward to seeing you at this year’s virtual meeting, and until then, stay safe and healthy.

James T. Dobbins, III, PhD
2021 AAPM President

NEW This Year

Starting in 2021, Meeting Registrants access content on the AAPM website sooner than Non-Registrants, regardless of AAPM membership status.


After the meeting, Registrants will continue to have post-meeting access to the meeting content via the AAPM website as a benefit of their meeting registration. For designated content, Registrants are eligible to receive continuing education credit (e.g., CAMPEP MPCEC hours, MDCB, and ASRT Category A credits*) during the meeting and for six weeks following through meeting evaluations; and self-assessment modules (SAMs) through quiz completion. After six weeks, the content will move out of the meeting platform to the AAPM website and a subscription to the AAPM Online Education Credits Program is required to earn credits.

* ASRT has modified the criteria for earning credits for on demand content. AAPM will apply for CAT A credits for watching simulive content during its scheduled time and performing the required evaluation. AAPM will not apply for CAT A credits for sessions viewed on demand after their scheduled time.


Starting in 2021, Non-Registrants, regardless of AAPM membership status, will be able to access the meeting content after an interval of time via the AAPM website. AAPM members will gain access through the AAPM Virtual Library one year after the meeting and non-members will gain access two years after the meeting.

Want access to the 2021 meeting content earlier?

Both AAPM members and non-members may purchase Post-Meeting Access during the interval to access the meeting content on the AAPM website.

For designated content, both AAPM members and non-members may subscribe and participate in the Online Education Credits Program (previously known as RDCE) to earn continuing education credit (e.g., CAMPEP MPCEC and ABR SA-CE credits) and self-assessment modules (SAMs) through successful quiz completion.

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