Striving for Equity: Women in Medical Physics
If you missed this, here are the slides: https://anl.box.com/s/60jcfet1cevxv57qpava7vzfqw7wb5s6
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is the primary organization for medical physicists. Women represent approximately 20% of the membership in the AAPM. Medical physicists work in research, clinical, and regulatory settings and can be employed in hospitals, research laboratories, industry, and the government. The history and goals of the AAPM Women’s Professional Subcommittee will be shared along with efforts to grow future women leaders in the field. In some areas of the association, there is still a lack of women in both the highest leadership positions and as awardees. A lower presence of women is evident as well in the receipt of grants to pursue medical physics research. Constructive activities which are being pursued to improve opportunities for women in different parts of the AAPM will be presented. Additional opportunities to improve equity will be discussed. Light refreshments will be provided.