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  • 27 Sep 2017 1:37 PM | David Shepard (Administrator)

    We will have a fantastic slate of speakers for our fall NWAAPM chapter meeting. The meeting will be held October 27th in Seattle. Please go ahead and register now. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

  • 15 Jun 2017 11:29 AM | David Shepard (Administrator)

    The fall chapter meeting is scheduled for the Talaris Conference Center for October 27th.

    Talaris Conference Center

    4000 NE 41st Street

    Seattle, WA 98105

    t: 206-268-7000

  • 25 Jan 2017 10:51 AM | David Shepard (Administrator)

    The NWAAPM is pleased to announce that our spring chapter meeting will be held in Portland at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) on Friday, March 31, 2017. The theme of the meeting is "Improving Value in Clinical Care". We are currently developing the agenda, so please continue to check our website for additional details. 

  • 20 Jun 2016 2:25 PM | David Shepard (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce that the fall meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the AAPM will be held October 28th at the Seattle Museum of Flight. The Museum should provide a unique and enjoyable setting to learn about new developments in our field and to connect with your colleagues from around the Pacific Northwest.

  • 11 Feb 2016 1:09 PM | David Shepard (Administrator)

    Please check out the agenda for the spring NWAAPM chapter meeting to be held at Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington on April 1st. The speakers include distinguished speakers from the Pacific Northwest as well as some top names from our national radiation oncology community. The list includes Lei Xing from Stanford, Kristy Brock-Leatherman from the University of Michigan, Pat Kupelian from UCLA, and Christopher Wennerstrom from Kettering Medical Center. Do not miss the opportunity to attend this meeting!

  • 18 Jan 2016 1:15 PM | David Shepard (Administrator)

    Please join us for our spring chapter meeting on Friday, April 1st. The meeting will held at the beautiful Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA. This is only 11 miles from the Portland International Airport.

  • 08 Sep 2015 9:27 AM | David Shepard (Administrator)

    Many thanks to all of our attendees, volunteers, speakers, and vendor sponsors for making our fall meeting a big success.  The meeting included many distinguished speakers including the Chair of the AAPM Board, John Bayouth.  Topics covered included the impact of accountable care organizations, personalized medicine, the future of medical physics, and knowledge based treatment planning. You can see photos of the meeting here.  We are already starting to plan the spring meeting.  We hope to see you there!

  • 24 Jun 2015 2:51 PM | David Shepard (Administrator)

    The NWAAPM will hold its fall chapter meeting in Seattle on September 4th, 2015.  The meeting will be located at Swedish Health Service's Cherry Hill Campus.  The meeting will focus on the future of medical physics and radiation oncology and will feature a number of distinguished speakers including John Bayouth, the Chair of the AAPM Board and Director of Medical Physics at the University of Wisconsin.

  • 26 Feb 2015 10:28 AM | David Shepard (Administrator)

    40 years ago, a group of medical physicists in the Pacific Northwest signed the constitution for the Northwest chapter of the AAPM.  A screen capture from the constitution can be seen below.  Do you know any of these medical physicists?  As we celebrate 40 years as an organization, we are anticipating a great year with two excellent meetings in the works. 



  • 02 Jan 2015 11:42 AM | David Shepard (Administrator)

    Happy New Year from the NWAAPM!

    With the New Year, Rex Ayers moves into the role of President of the NWAAPM, David Shepard becomes the Past President, and Robin Miller becomes our representative to the AAPM Board of Directors.

    We want to thank George Sandison who wrapped up his three years as president elect, president, and past president.  George has been a tremendous asset to the NWAAPM and instrumental in the planning and execution of many excellent meetings.

    We have set our two meeting dates for 2015.  The spring meeting will be help on Friday May 1st at the Sheraton Portland Airport.  The fall meeting will be held on Friday September 4th at the Swedish Education and Conference Center in Seattle.  Please mark you calendars. 

    We are looking forward to a great year for your organization.


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The Northwest Chapter of the AAPM is a regional chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (www.aapm.org) covering the  states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.  We hold two educational meetings each year with a goal of advancing the science, education and professional practice of Medical Physics.
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