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National Medical Dosimetrist's Day: August 17, 2022

AAMD Celebrates National Medical Dosimetrist's Day ALL WEEK LONG!

To help further medical dosimetry education, the AAMD is once again teaming up with our corporate partners to present a series of FREE webinars the week of August 15 – 19, 2022. The AAMD supports the continuing education and professional development of all medical dosimetrists. We encourage members and non-members of the AAMD to take advantage of these FREE webinars to learn new skills and brush up on existing ones.

 

FREE Educational Webinar Series - Registration Is Open!

Each webinar will offer (1) one CE Credit (pending MDCB and ARRT* Category A Credit approval). These webinars are FREE and will NOT count toward an AAMD member's annual allowance of 12 online CE credit activities, which are included with membership.

*ARRT Credits will only be transferred for AAMD members. Non-members will need to submit proof of webinar completion directly to ARRT.

Monday, August 15 at 1:00 PM EDT
AI in Clinical Use
Presented by: Dayna Bodensteiner, BS, CMD, RT(R )(T), Thomas Purdie, PhD,
and Erik Korevaar, PhD

Sponsored by RaySearch Americas, Inc.

Tuesday, August 16 at 1:00 PM EDT
GenesisCare Breast Planning Workflow – A Patient Focused Approach
Presented by Lauren Rydquist, MS, CMD
Sponsored by Elekta

Wednesday, August 17 at 1:00 PM EDT
Dosimetrist and Physicist Perspectives on Using Velocity for Offline Adaptation and Monitoring in Radiation Therapy
Presented by Megan A. Hyun, PhD, DABR and Andrew Granatowicz, MS, CMD
Sponsored by Varian, a Siemens Healthineers Company

Thursday, August 18 at 1:00 PM EDT
Precision Volo Ultra Planning and Radixact Enhancements

Presented by Nancy Schauer, CMD, RT(R)(T)
Sponsored by Accuray

Friday, August 19 at 1:00 PM EDT
Medical Dosimetry Clinical Education – 360 Degrees of Discussion
Presented by Jamie Baker, PhD, MEd, CMD; Mahsa Dehghanpour, EdD, MS, CMD; Jacky Nyamwanda, MS, CAGS, CMD; Hugh
Prichard, BS, CMD; Camille Law, MBA, CMD; and Meisane Troeung, BS
Hosted by the AAMD Career Services and Formal Education Committees

 

How to Celebrate National Medical Dosimetrist's Day
August 17, 2022

  • 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. Share our recently updated "What is a Medical Dosimetrist" website with them during a "Meet & Greet."

  • 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.

 

Download the 2022 National Medical Dosimetrist's Day Poster

This year's winning concept was submitted by:
Renato Delloro, CMD

8.5" x 11" PDF
11" x 17" PDF

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

Future Dates
2023: Wednesday, August 16
2024: Wednesday, August 14