Invitation to participate in the AAPM Global Early Career Research (GECR) Network and Global Rising Stars (GRS) program

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is inviting Early-Career Researchers from the regions to participate in the following programs:

(a) Global Early Career Research (GECR) Network 

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Global Early-Career Research Subcommittee (GERSC) is established to expand global research and scientific innovation activities to early-career researchers (ECRs) to drive sustainable next-generation medical physics and global medical physics research activities. The definition of early career includes but is not limited to residents, students/trainees, and/or researchers within the first five years of their independent academic positions following training (i.e., five years from finishing graduate school, postdoctoral fellowship, or residency).

To achieve these goals, a Global Early Career Research (GECR) Network was established that supports international collaboration, facilitates knowledge exchange, shares open-source tools, and contributes to developing a unified medical physics community. Joining this network would allow to update participants on research-related events and opportunities within AAPM and other similar organizations. Interested individuals can join by filling out and sharing this Google form. Membership in AAPM is not required to join the network.

(b) Global Rising Stars (GRS) program

This program aims to showcase exceptional early-career researchers by providing globally accessible opportunities to facilitate the dissemination of innovative research activities. Selected Global Rising Stars will be featured in the AAPM Webinar Series on Global Research Excellence and Rising Stars, as well as the Global Think Tanks, which provide informal settings for early-career researchers to meet like-minded peers and renowned experts, and discuss various hot research topics in medical physics. Interested individuals can apply by filling out the GRS application form. Membership in AAPM is not required to apply, and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reply to contact Dr Mark D’Souza at

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