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AAPM meetings offer rich and diverse opportunities for the communication of science, research, education, and practice of medical physics, with robust discussions, networking, and professional and career development. It is the responsibility of all participants to foster a supportive meeting environment to enable effective interactions. The following resources are provided for all participants to facilitate their meeting participation. Please take care of the physical, emotional, and social well-being of yourself and your colleagues while attending the AAPM meeting.

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COVID, First Aid, and Local Resources

COVID-19 – AAPM supports CDC guidelines which include recommending vaccination and boosters with mask recommendations governed by local regulations. Vaccine verifications will not be required. However, we do ask if you’re not feeling well or test positive for COVID-19 to please seek medical care and advice, and refrain from entering AAPM meeting facilities.

First Aid – AAPM will provide on-site First Aid, with a licensed EMT, should you not feel well or need medical assistance during the meeting. The First Aid office will be located on the 1st level of the Los Angeles Convention Center across from the Exhibit Hall in the West Lobby.

Local Pharmacy – Should you need a local pharmacy; you may consider the following:

Pharmacy Name
Location | Phone Hours of Operation
CVS 1212 Flower Street
Mon – Fri: 8am – 9pm
Sat – Sun: 10am – 6pm

Grand Specialty Pharmacy 1513 Grand Avenue
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5:30pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
Ralph’s Pharmacy 645 W 9th Street
Mon – Fri: 9am – 9am
Sat – Sun: 10am – 6pm
Walgreens 617 W 7th Street
Mon – Fri: 8am – 9pm
Sat – Sun: 10am – 6pm

Medical Care – As with all travel, members may consider medical travel insurance. Should you need to go to a hospital or clinic, you may consider the following:

Location | Phone
Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center
(open 24 hours)
1401 S Grand Avenue
St. Thomas Hospital Group 700 Wilshire Blvd.
PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital
(open 24 hours)
1225 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles General Medical Center
(open 24 hours)
1200 N State Street
Urgent Care
Location | Phone Hours of Operation
Angeles Urgent Care 1333 S Hill Street
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat – Sun: Closed

Reliant Urgent Care - Downtown Los Angeles 814 Francisco Street
Mon – Fri: 7am – 7pm
Sat – Sun: 8am – 4pm
Institute of Internal Medicine and Urgent Care 811 W 7th Street, 10th floor Room 32
Mon – Sun: 7am – 12am


What to be aware of when visiting Los Angeles

Most tourist areas are safe, but it is of course recommended that visitors apply common sense and remain aware of their belongings in crowded tourist sites such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Be aware of concealing your money, keeping wallets in front pockets, and holding purses tightly. If possible, don’t carry valuables around with you and check your bags if you are bumped by a group of people. It is important to consider areas that are safe after dark but approach these areas with caution at nighttime: Chinatown, Skid Row, Chesterfield Square, Fairfax, and Hollywood.

Taxis, Uber or Lyft and a reliable bus system are also safe. It is recommended however to avoid public transportation at nighttime if you are unaccompanied or traveling through neighborhoods with a higher crime rate.

Safety Ambassadors perform routine patrols of the district on bicycles, segways, or on foot, and respond to safety calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call (866) 560-9346 to dispatch an Ambassador to accompany you to your destination should you feel unsafe or uncomfortable to do so.

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