National Medical Dosimetrist's Day: August 19, 2020


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 17 – 21, 2020. 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 - August 17 - 21, 2020

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

Monday, August 17 at 1:00 PM EDT
Co-Optimization in RayStation: Multiple Target Planning Simplified
Presented by: Melissa Duffy, CMD and Ashkan Parniani, MBA, CMD
Sponsored by RaySearch Americas, Inc.
Click here to view the full abstract and registration info.

Tuesday, August 18 at 1:00 PM EDT
Oncology Solutions – Head & Neck Planning
Presented by: Paul Barry
Sponsored by Elekta
Click here to view the full abstract and registration info.

Wednesday, August 19 at 1:00 PM EDT
Scripting, Rapid Plan, and MCO Utilization: The Dosimetrists’ Experience at NYU Langone
Presented by: Peter Milien, BS, CMD and Alex Ng, BS, CMD
Sponsored by Varian
Click here to view the full abstract and registration info.

Thursday, August 20 at 1:00 PM EDT
Skin Cancer: Update, Case Studies, and the use of .decimal Uniform Bolus
Presented by: Cara Sullivan, BS, CMD, RT(T) and Keitt Mobile, MS, CMD, RT(T)
Sponsored by .decimal
Click here to view the full abstract and registration info.

Friday, August 21 at 1:00 PM EDT
Pre-Planning Process: Removing Roadblocks from Your Clinical Workflow
Presented by: Krista Curry-Jones, BA and Matt Gerace, MS
Sponsored by MIM Software Inc.
Click here to view the full abstract and registration info.

NOTE: Participation in the live webinars is limited to 1,000 participants per webinar. If you miss the live webinar, you have until September 4, 2020, to view the webinar recording and earn CE Credits. 

How to Celebrate National Medical Dosimetrist's Day on August 19, 2020:

  • 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 2020 National Medical Dosimetrist's Day Poster

This year's winning poster concept was submitted by:
Amanda Soto-Phipps, 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
2021: Wednesday, August 18
2022: Wednesday, August 17