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Presented by Brian Napolitano, CMD; Teri Bedard; Dayna Bodensteiner, CMD; Mariel Cornell, CMD and Catherine Gagne, CMD
AAMD MedDos Infinity Task Group
From the AAMD Virtual 46th Annual Meeting
June 6 -10, 2021
NOTE: If you earned CE Credits for this session during the AAMD Virtual 46thAnnual Meeting, you will not be eligible to earn CE Credits for it again.
The MedDos Infinity Task group was formed by the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD) to systematically address the development of the medical dosimetry profession in the future. Comprised of a cross-section of the dosimetry profession as well as subject-matter experts within the Radiation Oncology industry, the Task Group has worked since July 2019 to formulate a plan for the continued evolution of the medical dosimetry profession. The Task Group has focused its’ evaluation efforts on four functional areas: the continued expertise of medical dosimetrists; the role of technology in the profession’s evolution; strategies for sustaining and growing the practice of dosimetry; and efforts to advocate for the profession’s continued advancement. This presentation will share the results of the MedDos Infinity Task group’s research, findings from the various surveys that have been administered, and recommendations for consideration by the AAMD and its membership for the current and future states of the medical dosimetry profession.
1. Appreciate that the expertise of the medical dosimetrist is constantly evolving, with potential pathways for growth and development
2. Realize the importance of the medical dosimetrist's continued involvement in patient care, both through clinical and remote engagements
3. Recognize how technology is changing and what this may mean for the medical dosimetrist's role as aspects such as artificial intelligence and automation are introduced to the clinical environment
4. Understand efforts that are underway to grow and sustain the profession, including areas where individuals can support the greater good of the profession
Educational Level: Entry Level
Brian Napolitano, MHL, CMD is the Director of Medical Dosimetry at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Binghamton University in 2000 and graduated from Brown University's Masters of Healthcare Leadership program in 2015. Brian is a member of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists' Board of Directors, currently serving as President-elect after having been the Treasurer since 2016, while also serving as the AAMD's liaison to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. He also currently serves as the Chair of the AAMD’s MedDos Infinity Task Group looking at the future of the medical dosimetry profession.
Teri Bedard is the Executive Director, Client & Corporate Resources at Revenue Cycle Coding Strategies
Dayna Bodensteiner, CMD, is the Director of Product Management for RaySearch Laboratories. In this role, Dayna is the voice of the US customers to the development team in Stockholm. She is a CMD, utilizing her background every day as she prioritizes and communicates enhancement requests from customers to the developers who write code.
Mariel Cornell, CMD, has a bachelor's degree in BioMedical Physics from Northeastern University. After training at Massachusetts General Hospital and receiving her CMD certification, she moved to San Diego, where she has been a senior dosimetrist for the past 12 years.
Catherine Gagne, CMD, has been working clinically as a CMD since 2012. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Studies from Boston University, then went to dosimetry school at Global Physics Solutions (now Landauer). She worked at a large academic center and now works on a team as the solo dosimetrist, planning external beam radiation therapy treatments: 3D, IMRT, VMAT, and SBRT cases. She is currently the Co-Chair of the AAMD Nominations and Volunteer Committee and participates in the MedDos Infinity Task Group. Throughout her career, she has participated in multiple quality improvement projects to provide the best possible care to patients.