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National Medical Dosimetrist's Day is August 16, 2017

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 to cancer survivorship on a daily basis.

To help you further your medical dosimetry education, AAMD once again teamed up with our corporate partners to present a series of FREE webinars. All webinars are now available for general educational purposes and can be used as a resource for you and your department.


Sponsored by ProKnow Systems
DVH Revisited: Everything you (probably) already know and maybe some things you don’t (but should)
Presented by Ben Nelms, PhD
Click here to view the recording


Sponsored by Philips
Pinnacle Head and Neck Planning — The Moffitt Cancer Center Experience

Presented by: Dawn Gintz, CMD, RTT
Click here to view the recording


Sponsored by Varian Medical Systems
Dosimetric Effects of Using Generalized Equivalent Uniform Dose (gEUD) in Plan Optimization

Presented by: Ontida Apinorasethkul, MS, CMD
Click here to view the recording


Sponsored by Elekta
SBRT Lung and SRS Planning in Monaco

Presented by: Megan Tattersall, CMD
Click here to view the recording


Sponsored by MIM Software
Deformable Image Registration and Clinical Implementation

Presented by: Matt Gerace, MS
Click here to view the recording

NMDD Poster

Print and display your own copy of the official 2017 National Medical Dosimetrist's Day poster.
8.5" x 11" PDF
11" x 17" PDF

In order for you to receive CE credit you had to attend the LIVE presentation. These recordings are posted in the AAMD Resource Library for educational purposes, but no CE credit will be awarded.

 

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.

 

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

Future Dates
2018: Wednesday, August 15
2019: Wednesday, August 21