ACRO Proton Therapy Symposium–Miami

Miami, FL US
December 1, 2018 to December 2, 2018

ACRO Proton Therapy Symposium-Miami will provide proton therapy teams with a valuable and practical opportunity to explore future directions in proton therapy, the latest evidence-based proton treatment planning for specific diseases and disease sites, as well as strategies for patient selection and expanding access to proton therapy through cost-effective utilization and engagement with payors and government. International experts will review best practice proton therapy approaches to lymphoma and cancers of the head, neck, prostate, liver and the central nervous system including pediatric patient treatment. The setting and format allow physicians, physicists and dosimetrists to learn in a relaxed environment with plenty of opportunity for interaction with faculty and peers and exhibitors to expand the clinical knowledge base of proton therapy for cancer treatment.

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Attendee TypeCost              
Physician (ACRO member)$349
Physician (non-member)$449
Physicist (ACRO member)$249
Physicist (non-member)$349
Dosimetrist/Nurse/Radiation Therapists/Trainee or Fellow$125

Target Audience

This clinical symposium is intended for physicians, physicists, and dosimetrists currently practicing, or planning to practice, proton therapy, or those who simply want to know more about this treatment modality to enhance professional competence.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Implement the latest proton beam therapy techniques for cancers of the breast, head and neck, prostate, liver, lung, lymphoma, as well as adult and pediatric brain tumors.
  • Describe the fundamental principles behind proton therapy treatment planning
  • Examine the full clinical potential and benefits of proton beam therapy, and explore emerging therapies and future directions.
  • Evaluate the latest evidence on pencil beam scanning methods and dose calculation algorithms.
  • Identify the current limitations of proton beam therapy and explore innovative solutions currently in development.
  • Describe methods to optimize patient selection, access in the community, and cost effectiveness of proton therapy.
Additional information
Exhibitor Information: 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 10.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 10.50 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 10.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
07/11/2018
Course expires: 
01/25/2019
Event starts: 
12/01/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/02/2018 - 12:45pm
Cost:
$1.00
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SYMPOSIUM AGENDA
 
DAY 1 – Saturday, December 1 – 7:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
7:15 a.m.    Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast
7:55 a.m.    Welcome Remarks - James Welsh

Keynote Session: Proton Therapy: Past, Present, and Future
Moderator: Michael Chuong

8:00 a.m.    The History and Evolution of Proton Therapy - Michael Chuong
8:20 a.m.    Evidence Based Proton Therapy: Current Data, Enrolling Trials, and Future Directions – Charles Simone
8:40 a.m.    Reduction of Secondary Cancers Using Proton Therapy - James Welsh

Proton Treatment Planning 101
Moderator: Mark Pancuch

9:00 a.m.    Proton Treatment Planning: Dosimetry Perspective - Craig McKenzie
9:30 a.m.    Proton Treatment Planning: Physics Perspective - Alonso Gutierrez
10:00 a.m.  Question and Answer Panel
10:15 a.m.  Break & Visit Exhibits

Liver
Moderator: Michael Chuong

10:30 a.m.    Proton Therapy for Liver Cancer: Who, Why, and How - Michael Chuong
11:00 a.m.    Treatment Planning Review: Liver - Fazal Khan
11:30 a.m.    Avoiding Moving Targets: An Irrational Fear? - Mark Pankuch
12:00 p.m.    Lunch & Visit Exhibits

Head and Neck/Reirradiation
Moderator: John Chang

1:00 p.m.    Head and Neck Proton Therapy: Positively Improving the Therapeutic Ratio - John Chang
1:30 p.m.    Treatment Planning Review: Head and Neck - Kevin Kirby
2:00 p.m.    Clinical Outcomes and Treatment Planning for Proton Reirradiation: A New Chance of Cure - Charles Simone

Prostate (Moderator: James Welsh)
2:30 p.m.    Reducing toxicity in prostate cancer patients using proton therapy - Marcio Fagundes
3:00 p.m.    Break & Visit Exhibits

Patient Selection, Expanding Access, and Cost (Moderator: Michael Chuong)
3:15 p.m.    The Importance of Clinical Research in Proton Therapy: Update from the Proton Collaborative Group - Charles Simone
3:45 p.m.    Patient selection and cost-effective utilization of proton therapy - Mark Mishra
4:15 p.m.    Developing proton therapy as a regional resource - Ben Wilkinson
4:45 p.m.    Question and Answer Panel
5-7:00 p.m.  MCI Tour and Reception

DAY 2 – Sunday, December 2 – 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
8:00 a.m.    Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast

CNS/Peds
Moderator: John Chang

8:30 a.m.    Proton Therapy for Brain Tumors: Focusing on Neurocognition - Rupesh Kotecha
9:00 a.m.    Take Your Best Shot: How Radiation Treatment Modality and Patient Selection Can Reduce Late Toxicities - Matthew Hall
9:30 a.m.    Treatment Planning Review: Craniospinal Irradiation - David DeBlois
10:00 a.m.   Break & Visit Exhibits

Thoracic/Lymphoma
Moderator: Charles Simone

10:15 a.m.    Proton Therapy for Lung and Lymphoma - Brad Hoppe
10:45 a.m.    Breast Cancer: Case Review and Patient Selection for Proton Therapy - Marcio Fagundes and Nancy Mendenhall
11:15 a.m.    Treatment Planning Review: Breast - Kevin Greco
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.    Lunch and Adjourn

Miami Cancer Institute
8900 N. Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
United States

A limited number of rooms are available at the nearby Marriott hotels at the Baptist Health corporate rates.
$139* Miami Marriott Dadeland | 9090 S. Dadeland Blvd., Miami, Fla. 33156
$119* Courtyard Miami Dadeland | 9075 S. Dadeland Blvd., Miami, Fla. 33156
*Plus applicable taxes and hotel fees
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PLANNING COMMITTEE

John Han-Chih Chang, M.D.
Pediatric Radiation Oncologist
Head and Neck Radiation Oncologist
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee
 
Michael D. Chuong M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Craig McKenzie, CMD
Medical Dosimetrist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Mark Pankuch, Ph.D.
Medical Physicist
Chicago Proton Center
Warrenville, Illinois

Charles B. Simone, II, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

James S. Welsh, MD, MS, FACRO
Radiation Oncologist
Loyola University, Maywood, Illinois
Edward Hines, Jr., VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois

LOCAL AND VISITING FACULTY

David DeBlois, CMD
Medical Dosimetrist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Marcio Fagundes, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Kevin Greco, CMD
Medical Dosimetrist
Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, Florida

Alonso Gutierrez, Ph.D., MBA
Chief Physicist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Matthew Hall, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Brad Hoppe, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute
Jacksonville, Florida

Kevin Kirby, CMD
Medical Dosimetrist
Provision Center for Proton Therapy
Knoxville, Tennessee

Rupesh Kotecha, M.D
Radiation Oncologist
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Nancy Mendenhall, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute
Jacksonville, Florida

Mark Mishra, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Ben Wilkinson, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Provision Center for Proton Therapy
Knoxville, Tennessee

Disclosures are pending

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Accreditation and Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Baptist Health South Florida and the American College of Radiation Oncology. Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 10.5 credit hours by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Nursing and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants. 7.5 credits for the Saturday session (CE Broker #20-673346) and 3 credits for the Sunday session (CE  Broker #20-673352). CE Broker Provider #50-182.

This activity has been approved for 10 credit hours by the Florida Council of Medical Physicists. 7 credits for the Saturday session (CE Broker #20-673346) and 3 credits for the Sunday session (CE  Broker #20-673352). CE Broker Provider #50-182.

These activities have been approved for continuing education credits by the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control, Provider #3201106. 7.5 credits for the Saturday session (Course #21001457). 3.0 credits for the Sunday session (Course #21-001456).

This CE course has been approved for 10 credit hours by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board.

Application for continuing education credits has been submitted to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP). 

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Available Credit

  • 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 10.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 10.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 10.50 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
  • 10.50 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/11/2018
Course expires: 
01/25/2019

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