National Medical Dosimetrist's Day


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National Medical Dosimetrist's Day Is August 21, 2013!

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 19. Each webinar will offer one MDCB credit, also valid for ARRT. Here's the webinar line-up:

Important Registration Information:

Webinars are open to members and non-members. All registrants must include their new AAMD ID Number for registration. Members can find their AAMD ID Number by logging in here.

Non-members will need to establish an AAMD non-member account to get an AAMD ID Number by clicking here. Once an account is created non-members can find their AAMD ID Number by logging in here.

CE credit cannot be awarded without your new 8 digit AAMD ID Number.

  • Monday, August 19, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
    Is It Now Feasible to Move the Theories of Adaptive Radiation Therapy to Routine Clinical Practice for Any Radiation Oncology Center?

    Sponsored by Philips
    Click here to register

  • Tuesday, August 20, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
    Empowering Dosimetrists with Advanced Image Registration Tools

    Sponsored by Velocity
    Click here to register

  • Wednesday, August 21, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
    RapidArc Planning for Stage III Lung Cancer

    Sponsored by Varian Medical Systems
    Click here to register

  • Thursday, August 22, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
    Clinical Dosimetric Workflow, a Look to the Past and a View to the Future

    Sponsored by Elekta
    Click here to register

  • Friday, August 23, 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT
    Use of a Brass Collimator for Spatially Fractionated GRID Radiation Therapy (SFGRT)

    Sponsored by .decimal®
    Click here to register

If you cannot attend the live session, the webinar will be available online for 30 days following the live session for registrants to watch the webinar, take a quiz and earn credits.

Webinar Quizzes are only required if you watched in a group or watched the recording after the live date

Click here to view webinar recordings and quizzes.

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
2014: Wednesday, August 20
2015: Wednesday, August 19

"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