Host Annual Meetings
We host two annual meeting a year that feature distinguished speakers and a young investigator competition. Annually we award a lifetime achievement award to a member of our community who has dedicated themselves to our profession.
Encourage Young Investigators
At our annual meeting we host young investigator competitions that educate our community and encourage aspiring physicist.
Upstate New York Association Of Physicist In Medicine (UNYAPM)
It is my pleasure and utmost honor to preside over this prestigious organization over next two years. Our organization had humble beginnings after being founded in 1975 with the sole aim of supporting the needs of the medical physicists in the upstate area. Even since, this organization has grown to not only support medical physicists, but also mentor medical physicists of tomorrow by hosting their research presentations and providing them a vital platform to advance their knowledge.
As most of you may already know, we hold two annual meetings, one in spring and another in fall. Both meetings feature students presenting their research and also invited talks by the professionals in the field. The spring meeting features a slam competition where the students are required to present their research in two or three minutes emphasizing their skills in conveying the complex research ideas to a wider audience. The panel of judges determines the winner who then represents the chapter for the finals at the annual AAPM meeting. The fall meeting besides including the usual also features lifetime achievement award for the personnel who have made seminal contribution to the field.
Currently we draw most of the members from Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. In future we would like to see a wider representation of upstate New York, such as Albany, Hudson valley and Northern New York. I am open to new ideas to make accomplish this and many others.
Finally, I hope you will show support of the chapter by attending meetings and/or actively volunteering.
Sincerely,Sanjay Raina, PhD, DABR
Spring Chapter Meeting
Spring Meeting – Friday, April 12th, 2019
M&T Auditorium, Jacobs School of Medicine
955 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203