ACRO Proton Therapy Symposium–Miami - Day 1

Miami, FL US
December 1, 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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Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
12/01/2018 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
12/01/2018 - 4:45pm EST

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

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

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

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

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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 meets the American Board of Radiology’s criteria for a self-assessment (SAM) activity and is designated for up to 4 SAM Credits toward the ABR Maintenance of Certification program. ACRO is a deemed provider of SA-CMEs for the ABR MOC program and qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program, April 21, 2015.

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.

This activity has been approved for a maximum of 10.50 medical physics continuing education credits (MPCEC) by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).

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 activity has been approved for 10.5 MDCB credits by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board.

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  • 7.50 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
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