National Medical Dosimetrist's Day is August 19, 2015


Print and display a copy of this year's official National Medical Dosimetrist's Day poster.
8.5"x11" PDF
11"x17" PDF

To celebrate National Medical Dosimetrist's Day, AAMD is once again teaming up with our corporate partners to present a series of FREE webinars the week of August 17. Each webinar will offer one MDCB credit (anticipated), also valid for ARRT. Here's the webinar line-up:

Quiz links are provided below each webinar in bold

Monday, August 17 at 1:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by .decimal®
Potential Future of Radiation Treatment Planning and Data Management

Presented by Kevin Erhart, PhD
1 MDCB/ARRT Credit Available
Click here to view the recording
Click here to download the lecture PDF
Click here to take the post webinar quiz

Tuesday, August 18 at 1:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by Philips
Treatment Planning with Constant Dose Rate VMAT

Presented by Steve Boyd, CMD, and Maria Golish, CMD
1 MDCB/ARRT Credit Available
Click here to view the recording
Click here to download the lecture PDF
Click here to take the post webinar quiz

Wednesday, August 19 at 1:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by Varian Medical Systems
RapidArc Planning Techniques, Tips and Tricks: It's More Than Just Creating Contours

Presented by Lisa Wojtowicz, CMD, and Ontida Apinorasethkul, CMD
1 MDCB/ARRT Credit Available
Click here to view the recording
Click here to download the lecture PDF
Click here to take the post webinar quiz

Thursday, August 20 at 1:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by Elekta
Treatment Planning Tips and Tricks using Monaco 5.1

Presented by Brett Sloman, CMD
1 MDCB/ARRT Credit Available
Click here to view the recording
Click here to download the lecture PDF
Click here to take the post webinar quiz

Friday, August 21 at 1:00 PM EDT
Sponsored by RaySearch
Automation in Treatment Planning — A Promising Future Already Upon Us

Presented by Dayna Bodensteiner, BS, RT(R)(T), CMD; Marc Mlyn, MBA, CMD; Freddie Cardel, RT(T), CMD
1 MDCB/ARRT Credit Available
Click here to view the recording
Click here to download the lecture PDF
Click here to take the post webinar quiz

NOTE: Participation in the live webinars is limited to 1,000 participants per webinar. Once capacity is reached for each webinar, GoToMeeting will not let anyone else log in. An hour after the live webinar, the webinar recording will be available online. Anyone pre-registered for the webinar will be provided with a link to view the webinar recording. The webinar recordings will be available until September 30, 2015 for participants to earn CE credits.

IMPORTANT CE INFORMATION:

  1. Both Members and Non-Members must have an AAMD ID # for CE credit tracking. To set up a non-member account, please visit http://www.medicaldosimetry.org/membership/join.cfm
  2. If you cannot attend the live session, the webinar will be available online until September 30, 2015 for registrants to watch the webinar, take a quiz and earn credits.
  3. All webinar participants will be required to complete a quiz in order to earn CE credit for their attendance.

Things you need to know about the quiz process:

  • Quizzes will be posted online in the AAMD Online CE Center the day of the event and can be viewed during the live event.
  • The MDCB requires 5 multiple choice questions for every 30 minutes of lecture.
  • Attendees will have 3 chances to pass the quiz with an 80% grade.
  • Completed CE credits will still be uploaded to the MDCB at least twice a month.
How to Celebrate National Medical Dosimetrist's Day

  • Host a reception for hospital/facility staff in the medical dosimetry department. Invite them to see what you do! (Offering some type of food - ice cream, bagels, coffee, cookies, etc - provides an additional incentive for people to stop by!). Or maybe you could bring in a massage therapist to provide chair massages to your colleagues on National Medical Dosimetrist's Day!

  • Provide refreshments, flowers or other treats for patients on National Medical Dosimetrist's Day or throughout that week or even during the month of August. Make a sign or tag saying: Courtesy of your medical dosimetry team.

  • Have your medical dosimetry team introduce themselves to patients during the month of August and answer their questions about treatment planning. Provide patients with a copy of the AAMD "What Is a Medical Dosimetrist?" flyer, available by clicking here. Or share this PowerPoint presentation with them during a reception. You can even customize it with your own facility's information.

  • Suggest to your facility's PR department that they do a story on the medical dosimetry department in the next facility newsletter.

  • Host a lunch for the entire radiation therapy team at your facility to thank your colleagues for their collaboration with the medical dosimetry team.

  • Make a commitment to get involved in your professional organization — volunteer for an AAMD Committee! Click here for details on volunteer opportunities.

Each year, the third Wednesday of August is designated as the day for celebrating medical dosimetry professionals around the world, recognizing the importance of their profession and honoring their contributions. Medical dosimetry is an exciting and amazing profession to work in. Dosimetrists are members of a team that contributes toward cancer survivorship on a daily basis.

Mark these dates on your calendar for future celebrations of National Medical Dosimetrist's Day!

Future Dates
2016: Wednesday, August 17
2017: Wednesday, August 16

"What Is a Medical Dosimetrist?" Flyer:

Download, print and share this flyer with your colleagues, patients, students, family and friends to let them know exactly what you do!

"What Is a Medical Dosimetrist?" Flyer