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AAPM Southern California Chapter
2022 Norm Baily Awards and MedPhys SLAM

The Southern California Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM-SCC) wishes to announce two student / resident competitions for 2022: our annual Norm Baily Awards and the MedPhys SLAM Event. The event will be held LIVE at the Aresty Conference Center at the University of Southern California (1450 Biggy Street, Los Angeles, CA) on Tuesday May 24, 2022 at 7:00pm.


The 2022 Norm Baily Award has two award categories: a graduate and a post-doc/resident category. Any graduate student in a medical physics program in the Southern California Chapter is eligible for the Graduate Student Award, and any medical physics resident of medical physics post-doctoral fellow is eligible for the Resdient/Post-doctoral Award.


To participate, please send a 300-word abstract of your own work with optional 2 pages of supporting documents (up to 750kB) no later than midnight on Sunday, May 15, 2022. All submissions should be emailed to Steve Goetsch at: Steven@sdradiotherapy.com


Award Certificates and cash prizes will be awarded to the First and Second place winners in each category. The award winners will be notified prior to the Norm Baily Awards Ceremony, or no later than Friday May 20th 2022.


Additionally, all students/residents/post-docs are invited to participate in the MedPhys SLAM Event! This is a research communication competition that will be judged LIVE May 24th, the same night as the Norm Baily Awards. Presenters have 3 minutes to give the what, how, and why of their research and convince a panel of judges that their work is impactful and important. To participate in the MedPhys SLAM event, just affirm your interest with your Norm Baily submission. A single winner will be chosen and will represent our chapter at the National MedPhys SLAM Competition to be held at the 2022 AAPM Meeting, and will receive a travel grant of $1000.


The 2022 Norm Baily Awards and MedPhys SLAM even will be held LIVE on May 24th, 2022 at 7:00pm. There are plans to live-stream the event as well; non-competitors are welcome to view online. Registration details will be provided soon and the meeting link will be provided to all registrants/participants.


Those interested in attending, please use this updated squarespace form to register: scc-aapm.square.site

We encourage all students, postdocs and residents in Southern California to participate in this competition!




Registration is now open! https://scc-aapm.square.site/ Students and trainees may register for free in advance by emailing the chapter treasurer, Zhilei (Julie) Shen, or for $25 at the meeting. 

Our education committee has finalized an exciting IN-PERSON program to be held March 18, 2022 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City, Los Angeles. CAMPEP MPCEC, ASRT and MDCB Credits are offered for the program. A virtual option will not be offered. We can't wait to see you!

7:00 A.M. Continental breakfast

8:00   A.M.     AN LIU, City of Hope Medical Center: “Biologically
Guided Radiation Therapy”
8:50   A.M      NELS KNUTSON, Washington University, “Cardiac
Ablation with Radiation Therapy”
9:45   A.M.     Coffee Break

10:15 A.M.     EMILIE RONCALI, UC Davis, “Quantitative dosimetry
for radiopharmaceutical therapy as a tool to improve patient care
and clinical trials”

11:05 A.M.     SHERRY LIU, Kaiser Permanente, “Radiation Therapy
in the Pandemic Era”

11:35 A.M. SEAN ZHANG, City of Hope Medical Center,
“Accreditation for Radiation Therapy Departments”
12:15 P.M.     Lunch and Platinum Talks
1:45   P.M.     MINSONG CAO, UCLA Medical Center, “MR Guided
Adaptive Radiotherapy (MRgART)”
2:35   P.M.     ZHAOYANG FAN, USC Medical Center, “Multi-Task MRI
for Abdominal Radiotherapy and Real Time Beam Guidance”
3:25   P.M.     SABEE MOLLOI, UC Irvine “Update on CT Scanning
4:15   P.M.     KE SHENG, UCLA Medical Center “From VMAT to ROAD,
the Path to X-ray FLASH Therapy”
05:05 P.M.     ADJOURN

your AAPM-SCC representatives

Education Committee:
Chair: Steven Goetsch
Co-Chair: Marianne Plunkett
Members: Sherry Liu, Maryam Bostani
Chapter Officers:

Past President

Varun Sehgal, PhD


Current President

Jessica Clements, MS





Chapter Representative

Tyler Fisher, MS



Zhilei Liu Shen, PhD



Meg Barker, MS



Nzhde Agazaryan, PhD








Images from the 2020 Midwinter Symposium 

Friday, January 24, 2020

Sheraton Universal Hotel, Los Angeles 




Images from the 2019 Norm Baily Awards Meeting and MedPhys Slam 

Tuesday May 14, 2019

UCSD Moores Cancer Center


Historical Images

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Margaret Barker, MS
Sansum Clinic
Jessica Clements, MS
Kaiser Permanente
Tyler Fisher, MS
National Board Representative
Therapy Physics, Inc.
Varun Sehgal, PhD
Past President
UCI School of Medicine
Zhilei Liu Shen, PhD
University of Southern California
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