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National Medical Dosimetrist's Day

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 19 – 23, 2024. 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 Opens in Early August!

Each webinar will offer (1) one CE Credit approved for MDCB and ARRT* Category A Credit. These webinars are FREE for both members and non-members. For AAMD members, these will NOT count toward your 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 self-submit.

Monday, August 19 at 1:00 PM EDT
Automated CSI plan creation using RayStation  
Presented by Alexander Goughenour, CMD, and Sara St. James, PhD, DABR
Sponsored by RaySearch Americas

Tuesday, August 20 at 1:00 PM EDT
Unlocking Speed and Efficiency with Elekta One Planning    
Presented by Jennifer Davis, BS, CMD, RT(T)    
Sponsored by Elekta

Wednesday, August 21 at 1:00 PM EDT
From Chest to Breast: A Treatment Planning Technique Guide    
Presented by Richard Corbett III, CMD    
Sponsored by Varian, A Siemens Healthineers Company 

Thursday, August 22 at 1:00 PM EDT
Accurate Image Registrations Depend on You: Do You Know How to QA Your Registrations?  
Presented by Joe Meyers, MS    
Sponsored by MIM Software

Friday, August 23 at 1:00 PM EDT
Treatment Planning and Delivery for Man’s Best Friends: Veterinary Radiation Therapy    
Presented by Cheryl S. Turner, EdD, RT(R)(T), Chuck Lemmond Jr, BS, RT(R)(T)(ARRT), Larissa Castro, DVM, DACVR(RO), and Greg Almond, DVM    
Sponsored by Klarity

 

How to Celebrate National Medical Dosimetrist's Day
August 21, 2024

  • 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.

As you celebrate, please post your pictures on the AAMD Facebook & LinkedIn group pages for all to see. 

 

Download the 2023 National Medical Dosimetrist's Day Poster

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

**NEW POSTER COMING SOON!**

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

Future Dates
2025: Wednesday, August 20
2026: Wednesday, August 19