Student Writing Competition

2019 AAMD Student Writing Competition Information

Enter to win one of three cash prizes for papers pertaining to treatment, planning, localization, and positioning.

$500 — First Place
$250 — Second Place
$125 — Third Place

Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2019

Final manuscript submission: May 1, 2019

Online Submission Form: AAMD Writing Competition Abstract Submission Form

Click here to download the submission guidelines

Submit questions to Student Writing Competition Co-Chairs:
Mellonie Brown-Zacarias, or Jacky Nyamwanda,


Congratulations to the Winners of the
2018 AAMD Student Writing Competition!

1st Place: The Dosimetric Differences in Calculating Lung SBRT Plans on Different Image Data Sets: Comparison of the Free Breathing Scan to both Average Intensity Projection Scan and to the Sum of Calculations on each Respiratory Phase of the 4DCT Scan

Authors: Francesco Gaetani Liseo, Tim Lautenschlaeger, Marvene Ewing, Mark Langer

Institution: Indiana University School of Medicine


2nd Place: IMRT Planning Parameter Optimization for Spine Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Authors: Gabriel Ayala, Edwin Santiago, Hie Ji Ko, Peter Park, Kieu Doan

Institution: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


3rd Place: Varian Halcyon Dosimetric Comparison for Multi-Arc VMAT Prostate and Head-and-Neck Cancers

Authors: Catalina Riley, Holly Havran, Christopher Cox, Sasha Graham, Bethany Kramer, Tyler Williamson, CMD, Tucker Netherton, DMP, Laurence Court, Ph.D., Christine Peters

Institution: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center