2023 Spring Meeting
North Central Chapter
The North Central Chapter of the AAPM will be hosting a Spring Meeting on April 28, 2023 at the Corporate Offices of Health Partners in Bloomington, MN. We have an exciting program of speakers covering both imaging and therapy.
CALL for STUDENT PRESENTERS:
Are you or do you know a student/resident doing research in the medical physics field? We would love for you to share your work with us. Presenters will participate in our Early Career Investigator Competition and as always there will be a prize for the winner. The deadline to submit your name and title for the spring meeting is March 20.
RETURNING for 2023! MedPhys Slam!
The North Central Chapter will be sending a MedPhys Slam Chapter representative to participate in the annual meeting Med Phys Slam in Houston this July. The Med Phys Slam is a three-minute elevator pitch competition where students and trainees can practice communicating their research to a lay audience.
The NCC Chapter will be awarding the winner $100 and they will go on to represent our chapter and compete at the annual Med Phys Slam. Submissions will be done via a pre-recorded video uploaded to YouTube. Please visit https://www.aapm.org/students/MedPhysSlam.asp for presentation guidelines. The deadline to submit for the North Central Chapter Med Phys Slam Competition is April 14. The winner will be announced at our spring meeting on April 28.
Note: In order to participate in the Med Phys Slam in Houston, the individual must be a student, junior or resident member of AAPM or COMP.
If there are any questions, if you are interested in presenting at the Spring Meeting or participating in the Med Phys Slam, please contact: email@example.com
Meeting Location & Accommodations
HealthPartners HMO System
The address is 8170 33rd Avenue South, Bloomington MN, 55440.
Parking Instructions- PDF
Accommodations & Room Rates
The Hyatt Regency Bloomington is offering a group rate for NCC meeting attendees. The rate is $139 for a king room.
This rate expires on Thursday, April 6th, 2023. (Please note that as of January 2023, this group rate is currently higher than if you book on your own).
Join us Night Out
April 27,2023 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Please join us at the FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, in the Radisson Blu Hotel, at the Mall of America, beginning at 6:30 PM!
Radisson Blu is 2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN, 55425
Meeting Agenda & Presentations
7:30 Registration and continental breakfast (30 min)
8:00 Welcome, Introductions, and Announcements
Joe Steiner – Navigating a Y-90 radioembolization medical event: Pearls and pitfalls (45 min)
Andrew Fagan – Safety Considerations for Clinical 7T MRI (30 min)
9:30 Morning break and vendor interactions (30 min)
10:00 Morning Session II
10:45 NCC-AAPM Business Meeting
11:15 Lunch break
12:15 Early Career Investigator Competition
Abdullah Alshreef – Validation of GAMOS Monte Carlo simulation for Cs-131 brachytherapy source in water, solid water, and brain organs
Emily Koons – Coronary Artery Stent Imaging using Ultra-High-Resolution Photon Counting Detector CT
Mingdong Fan – Channelized Hotelling Observer-based Low-contrast Evaluation for CT Quality Control: Development and Applications
Taylor Froelich – Development of B1 gradient–based techniques for use in MRI
Rukhsora Akramova – Radiomics Features: A Superior Measure of Physician’s Tumor Segmentation Ability Compared to the Dice Coefficient
13:15 Afternoon break and vendor interactions (30 min)
Ke Li – The Essence of Photon Counting X-ray Imaging and Its Benefits to Neuro Interventions (45 min)
Clara Ferreira – Dosimetric aspects and preliminary patient outcomes of GammaTile permanent brain implants (30 min)
This meeting has applied to CAMPEP for 3.25 hours of MPCEC