National Medical Dosimetrist's Day: August 21, 2019


AAMD Celebrates National Medical Dosimetrist's Day

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, 2019. 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 - View the Recordings and Take the Quizzes by September 6 to Earn CE Credits!

Each webinar offers (1) one MDCB credit, also valid for ARRT. 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.

Scripting More Than Code
Presented by: Cameron Ditty, MS, DABR and Fazal Khan, BS, CMD
Sponsored by RaySearch Americas
Click here to view the full abstract and registration info.

Robust Template Based Optimization with Multicriterial Optimization to Achieve Excellent Standardization for SRS Planning
Presented by: Jennifer Davis, BS, CMD, RT(T)
Sponsored by Elekta
Click here to view the full abstract and registration info.

Velocity: Clinical Experiences at a Community Cancer Center
Presented by: Jessica Caselli, BS, CMD, RT(T)
Sponsored by Varian Medical Systems
Click here to view the full abstract and registration info.

Refining Complex Re-irradiation Using Automated-Planning and Feasibility Benchmarking
Presented by: Seth R. Duffy, MS, CMD, BSPH 
Sponsored by Philips
Click here to view the full abstract and registration info

Creating Contouring Efficiency and Confidence Through Standardization
Presented by: Joe Meyers, MS, BME
Sponsored by MIM Software Inc.
Click here to view the full abstract and registration info.

How to Celebrate National Medical Dosimetrist's Day on August 21, 2019:

  • 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.


Download the 2019 National Medical Dosimetrist's Day Poster

This year's winning poster concept was submitted by:
Jill Brislin, CMD and
Amanda Murray, 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
2020: Wednesday, August 19
2021: Wednesday, August 18