Changing landscape of Cancer Care

The impact of the Affordable Care Act has clinical and commercial staff scrambling. While it appears that ACA is here to stay I still hear from several layers of clinicians as well as administrators that the volume model is still in play for the time being. For those healthcare systems that get it, they understand the risk management of having a patient cross their threshold two or three times as opposed to the plan that requires up to 45 visits for some courses of radiation treatment.

The opportunity for that patient to have something that would effect their satisfaction scores greatly increases the greater the number of visits.  The proposition of Value Based Purchasing is beginning to show, but it appears all sides of the issue will need to straddle the challenge and run parallel programs.   (Read More)

Plan To Meet Us At Our Future Events!

Dave Hart

Florida Chapter American Association of Physicists in Medicine

March 30, 2017 - April 1, 2017 Orlando, Florida. The FLAAPM Chapter has served medical physicists in Florida since becoming an AAPM chapter in 1990.  Read about our history .   The FLAAPM Chapter has served medical physicists in Florida since becoming an AAPM chapter in 1990.  Read about our history .  ( Read More )

2017 NWAAPM Spring Meeting

Our Spring chapter meeting will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).  For 42 years, the Northwest Chapter of the AAPM has brought together medical physicists in the Pacific Northwest.  Learn more about the NWAAPM and the history of innovations in radiation oncology and medical imaging in our region.   ( Read More )

We are delighted to invite you to join us for the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy to be held in beautiful Perth, Western Australia 24-26 March 2017. Pre conference workshops will be available on 23 March. The theme for the conference is Reach, providing you with the opportunity to share, reflect upon and challenge your current medical radiation science practice, to consider the future, and to engage your professional community to embrace new possibilities.   ( Read More )

ESTRO is an interdisciplinary society where radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiobiologists, brachytherapists and radiation therapists aspire to join forces with other organisations in the oncology field that share ESTRO’s vision of excellence in cancer treatment. ( Read More )

Symposia and Educational Courses are an important part of the annual AAPM meeting. Scientific symposia, panel discussions, courses, and workshops on emerging and practical topics provide members with valuable opportunities to learn and interact with peers and luminaries. The AAPM Annual Meeting Program Directors would like your input on possible Symposia and Educational Courses for our 2017 meeting in Denver, CO.   ( Read More )

September 24 - 27, 2017 - San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California - The ASTRO Annual Meeting is the world's most important meeting for the radiation oncology community, with more than 11,000 people attending each year. ( Read More )

Bionix® now offering new line of brachytherapy products
Bionix® Radiation Therapy is pleased to announce their new line of brachytherapy products. Bionix brachytherapy products combine unique innovations with proven brachytherapy technology to bring solutions to the complex treatment of anorectal and esophageal cancers. Bionix brachytherapy products are a component of Bionix’s broad portfolio of patient immobilization devices.  (Read More)