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Miami meeting on radiation therapy targets patient safety
Date:6/24/2010

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ABOUT THE MEETING

Safety in Radiation Therapy -- A Call to Action will be held from June 24-25 at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, FL. For more information on the meeting, visit: http://www.aapm.org/meetings/2010SRT/

Speakers at the meeting will include medical physicists, radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, medical dosimetrists, and other experts from some of the North America's most prestigious hospitals. Participants will also include representatives from the major equipment manufacturers, regulatory agencies, and patient advocacy groups.

For a full list of speakers, see: http://www.aapm.org/meetings/2010SRT/ProgramInfo.asp

SPONSORS

The summit is funded and hosted by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and has been endorsed by several leading societies concerned with medical radiation, including:

  • The American Association of Medical Dosimetrists;
  • The American Board of Radiology Foundation;
  • The American College of Medical Physics;
  • The American College of Radiology;
  • The American College of Radiation Oncology;
  • The American Society of Radiologic Technologists;
  • The Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies;
  • The Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine;
  • The Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists;
  • The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors;
  • The Joint Commission;
  • The National Patient Safety Foundation;
  • PULSE (Persons United Limiting Substandards and Errors in Health Care); and
  • The Society for Radiation Oncology Administrators.

CONTACTS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS

If you would like to speak with either of the leaders listed below from the sponso
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Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
858-775-4080
American Institute of Physics
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