Miami Gamma Knife® ICON™ / Esprit Advanced Users Course

Miami, FL US
October 28, 2024 to October 29, 2024
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Live Conference | 13.5 Cat. 1
Monday-Tuesday, October 28-29, 2024
Miami Cancer Institute

The Miami Cancer Institute Department of Radiation Oncology, Miami Neuroscience Institute, and the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine are pleased to present the Miami Gamma Knife® ICON™ / Esprit Advanced Users Course for radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, medical physicists, neuro-otolaryngologists, and other healthcare professionals.

This educational program provides an opportunity to enhance the practitioner’s knowledge about the practical aspects of stereotactic radiosurgery using the Gamma Knife® ICON™/Esprit. Participants will review clinical implications and clinical outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery, identify radiation safety principles and apply treatment planning considerations and principles of stereotactic radiosurgery treatment hardware. Learn more

Who Should Attend

Neurosurgeons, medical physicists, radiation oncologists and neuro-otolaryngologists. 

Authorized Training Participants (Trainees) are limited to individuals from institutions that have already purchased the Gamma Knife Icon™/Esprit. These sessions are not open to individuals from institutions that are prospective customers who seek training prior to purchasing the Gamma Knife® ICON™/Esprit.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training program, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize the advanced principles and physics of stereotactic radiosurgery and how they relate to day-to-day patient treatment to optimize clinic workflows.
  • Review the clinical implications, treatment parameters and clinical outcomes of radiosurgery with specific coverage of advanced topics for experienced users.
  • Apply principles of advanced stereotactic frame and mask application, imaging, and radiosurgery treatment hardware.

Registration and Fees

Participation is limited to individuals from institutions that have already purchased the Gamma Knife® ICON™/Esprit. You will be asked to provide your institution affiliation during the registration process. Miami Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome international healthcare professionals.

The fee for attending the training program is $5,000.

For complete registration details, please contact:

Juliet Pol 
Academic Program Coordinator
Juliet.pol@BaptistHealth.net   
786-527-8747

Katt Rengel   
Academic Program Administrative Assistant
Katt.Rengel@BaptistHealth.net   
786-527-7909
     

Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
02/08/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
10/28/2024 - 7:30am EDT
Event ends: 
10/29/2024 - 4:30pm EDT
Cost:
$5,000.00

Agenda

Monday, February 26

7:30 a.m.Breakfast
7:50 a.m.Introductions and Course Outline
Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
8:00 a.m.Advanced Stereotactic Frame Placement
Michael W. McDermott, M.D.
8:30 a.m.Pearls and Pitfalls in Imaging the Patient Undergoing Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Kevin J. Abrams, M.D.
9:15 a.m.Programmatic Essentials: Nursing Preparation, Coordination and Care of the Gamma Knife Patient
Clare M. Morales, R. N.
Suyen Ramos, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC 
10:00 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.Intracranial SRS Technologies Overview
Alonso N. Gutierrez, Ph. D.
10:45 a.m.Gamma Knife ICON/Espirit Technology Additions: Frameless Treatments, CBCT and HDMM
Raniini Tolakanahalli, Ph.D.
11:15 a.m.Advanced Radiosurgery Planning Strategies
D Jay Wieczorek, Ph.D.
11:45 a.m.Lunch
12:45 p.m.Pre-Op SRS vs. Post-Op SRS
Minesh P. Mehta, M.D.
Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
1:45 p.m.Staged SRS vs. Fractionated SRT
Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
Minesh P. Mehta, M.D.
2:45 p.m.Break
3:00 p.m.Radiosurgery Workflow Demonstrations
- Stereotactic Frame Principles
- Creating the Optimal Mask

Michael W. McDermott, M.D.
D Jay Wieczorek, Ph.D.
Gamma Knife Therapists
5:00 p.m.Tour of Miami Cancer Institute
6:00 p.m.Dinner at Hilton Miami Dadeland's Table 55

Tuesday, February 27

7:30 a.m.Breakfast
7:50 a.m.Daily Recap and Questions
Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
8:00 a.m.Forward vs. Inverse Lightening Planning Techniques
D Jay Wieczorek, Ph.D.
8:30 a.m.Radiosurgery Programmatic Strategies
Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
9:00 a.m.Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Clinical Practice: What are the Questions We Should be Asking?
Minesh P. Mehta, M.D.
9:30 a.m.Break
9:45 a.m.Radiosurgery for Benign Tumors: Pituitary Adenomas
Matthew Hall, M.D.
10:15 a.m.Radiosurgery for Benign Tumors: Meningiomas
Michael McDermott, M.D.
10:45 a.m.Radiosurgery for Benign Tumors: Vestibular Schwannomas
Carolina Benjamin, M.D
11:15 a.m.Radiosurgery Strategies for Arteriovenous Malformations
Michael McDermott, M.D.
11:45 a.m.Lunch
12:45 p.m.Radiosurgery for Brain Metastasis
Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
1:30 p.m.Immunotherapy and Targeted Therapy in Combination with SRS for Brain Metastases
Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D.
2:00 p.m.Radiation Necrosis: Diagnostic Consideration and Treatments Strategies
Yazmin Odia, M.D.
2:15 p.m.Break
3:00 p.m.SRS Lessons Learned
Matthew Hall, M.D.
3:30 p.m.Questions and Answers
All Faculty
4:00 p.m.Course Certificate Presentation
Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
Michael W. McDermott, M.D.
Minesh P. Mehta, M.D.
4:30 p.m.Adjourn

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NOTE: Schedule subject to change.

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

Nearby Accomodations

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Hilton Miami Dadeland
9100 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
United States
+1 (786) 975-1920
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Located next to Baptist Hospital, the Hilton Miami Dadeland is two miles from Dadeland Mall and 10 minutes from Dadeland South Metro Station. Miami International Airport is 13 miles away. Hilton Miami Dadeland offers a wellness center with yoga and Pilates classes plus massages, a heated pool, and guest rooms with fitness equipment. Hilton Miami Dadeland has met cleanliness standards for a WELL Health-Safety Rating.

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Miami Marriott Dadeland
9090 S. Dadeland Boulevard,
Miami, Florida, 33156
United States
+1 (305) 670-1035
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The Miami Marriott Dadeland boasts 302 beautiful guest rooms including newly renovated art-inspired Design Guest Rooms, a welcoming lobby with complimentary internet access. Located in the heart of South Miami, the Miami Marriott Dadeland is minutes away from Downtown Miami and South Beach and steps away to Dadeland Mall, restaurants and activities. 

The drive time between the Miami Marriott Dadeland and Miami International Airport (MIA) is around 15 minutes and covers a distance of around 11.4 miles.

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The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
United States
+1 (877) 624-2830
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With a timeless appeal and style, The Biltmore Hotel is Miami’s most elegant National Historic Landmark. Spanning over 150 acres of tropical landscape, this resort includes 174 suites and features spectacular Mediterranean architecture with Italian, Moorish and Spanish influences. Explore downtown Coral Gables renowned restaurants, boutiques, businesses, and the illustrious Miracle Mile, all within minutes—or venture to Miami Beach and other major Miami attractions.

A favorite of world leaders and celebrities since its opening in 1926, the hotel offers a restored Donald Ross 18-hole, 71-par championship golf course, tennis courts, a European Spa, modern Fitness Center, and the largest Hotel Pool on the East Coast of the United States.

The hotel’s dining destinations include Fontana, a traditional Italian restaurant surrounding The Biltmore courtyard and fountain; the poolside Cascade, and the golf-themed 19th Hole restaurant.

The drive time between The Biltmore Hotel and Miami International Airport (MIA) is around 18 minutes and covers a distance of around 3.7 miles.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove
3300 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33133
United States
+1 (305) 644-4680
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Miami might stimulate the mind for glitter and glamour, but it is the city’s Coconut Grove district that serves up its cultural soul. Art galleries, museums, boutiques and restaurants beckon visitors to this historic Florida neighborhood, along with The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, a hotel destined to enchant every guest with a truly unique hospitality experience. Inspired by the peacock hues of blue, violet and green, the hotel exquisitely blends in to the lush surroundings of this Biscayne Bay artist enclave, making it a work of art itself. Enjoy dining that exemplifies Miami’s diverse mix of cultural flavors. Find inner tranquility with a customized spa experience. Or let the glow of a fire pit and the comfort of an oversized couch make an evening on our Courtyard Fountain Terrace all the more memorable. The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami is also just minutes from first-class shopping and dining in Brickell, Miami.

The drive time between The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove and Miami International Airport (MIA) is around 20 minutes and covers a distance of around 6.5 miles.

Course Directors

Rupesh Kotecha, M.D.
Professor
Chief, Radiosurgery
Director, CNS Metastasis Program
Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance
Miami, Florida
Minesh P. Mehta, M.D., FASTRO
Deputy Director and Chief of Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance
Miami, Florida
Michael W. McDermott, M.D., FAANS
Chair, Division of Neurosurgery
Chief Medical Executive
Miami Neuroscience Institute
Irma & Kalman Bass Endowed Chair in Clinical Neuroscience
Miami, Florida

Program Coordinator

Juliet Pol 
Academic Program Coordinator

Faculty

Kevin J. Abrams, M.D.
Medical Director of Neuroradiology and MRI
Chief of Radiology
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D.
Neuro and Medical Oncologist
Deputy Director
Chief Scientific Officer
Chief of Solid Tumor Medical Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Carolina G. Benjamin, M.D.
Director for Center of Advanced Radiosurgery
Director of CANES Skull Base Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Neurologic Surgery
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Miami & Jackson Hospital Systems
Alonso N. Gutierrez, Ph.D., MBA
Assistant Vice President
Chief Physicist
Miami Cancer Institute
Matthew D. Hall, M.D., MBA
Lead Pediatric Radiation Oncologist
Director of Live Like Bella® Pediatric Radiation Oncology Program
Miami Cancer Institute
Clare Morales, R.N., BSN
Expert Nurse
Miami Cancer Institute
Yazmin Odia, M.D., MS, FAAN
Chief of Neuro-Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Suyen Ramos, MSN, ARNP, AGACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Miami Cancer Institute
Ranjini Tolakanahalli, Ph.D., DABR
Director of Physics - Photon
Miami Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 
Florida International University

D Jay Wieczorek, Ph.D.
Sr. Medical Physicist - Photon
Miami Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 
Florida International University
 

Disclosures And Resolution Of Conflict Of Interest

The following individuals involved in the planning, development, review, presentation, authoring and/or editing of the course content have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and the CME Department has resolved these potential conflicts of interest. Their presentation(s) will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

  • Kevin J. Abrams, M.D., is on the speakers' bureau and is a consultant for Viz Ai and is a stock shareholder for Cleerly and Viz Ai. He is also an employee with Radiology Partners – Radiology Associates of South Florida.
  • Manmeet Ahluwalia, M.D., has received grant/research support from Abbvie, Roswell Pakk, Astrz-Zeneca, Bayer, BMS, Incyte, Merck, Mimivax, Novartis, Novocure, Pharmacyclics and Velosano. He is a consultant with BMS, Novocure, Celularity, Elsevier, insightec, Kiyatec, Novocure and Xoft. He is a stockholder with Mimivax, Cytodyn, Doctible and MedInnovate Advisors, LLC.
  • Carolina G. Benjamin, M.D., is a consultant with Medtronic and Stryker. Dr. Benjamin is also a speaker with Elekta.
  • Alonso N. Gutierrez, Ph.D., MBA is a speaker with IBA, ViewRay, Accuray and Elekta.
  • Rupesh Kotecha, M.D., faculty and planner for this educational activity, is a researcher for Medtronic, Blue Earth Diagnostics, Novocure, GT Medical Technologies, AstraZeneca, Exelixis, Viewray and Brainlab, consultant with Accuray, Elekta AB, Viewray, Novocure, Elsevier and Brainlab, on the speakers bureau with Novovure. He has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
  • Michael W. McDermott, M.D., faculty and planner for this educational activity, is a consultant with Deinde, Stryker, Insightec, and ZAP Surgical.
  • Minesh Mehta, M.D., faculty and planner for this educational activity, is a consultant with Telix, Kazia, Novocure and Mevion and has individual stocks/stock options with Chimerix. He has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
  • Yazmin Odia, M.D., M.S., FAAN, has received research support from Novocure – trial support BMS, is a consultant with Istari Oncology, Inc., and on the scientific safety monitoring board with Gammatile GT.

The following faculty members have indicated that they do not have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose. Their presentation(s) will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

  • Matthew D. Hall, M.D., MBA
  • Clare Morales, R.N., BSN
  • Suyen Ramos, MSN, ARNP, AGACNP-BC
  • Ranjini Tolakanahalli, Ph.D., DABR
  • D. Jay Wieczorek, Ph.D.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*

* Ineligible companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for a maximum of 15.92 Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits (MPCEC) by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Program (CAMPEP).

Available Credit

  • 13.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.50 General certificate of attendance

Price

Cost:
$5,000.00
Please login or register for a Baptist Health CME account to take this course.

Eligibility

Participation is limited to individuals from institutions that have already purchased the Gamma Knife® ICON™. These sessions are not open to individuals from institutions that are prospective customers who seek training prior to purchasing a Gamma Knife™. You will be asked to provide your institution affiliation during the registration process. Miami Cancer Institute is pleased to welcome international healthcare professionals.

The fee for attending the virtual training program is $5,000.

For complete registration details, please contact:

Juliet Pol 
Academic Program Coordinator
Juliet.pol@BaptistHealth.net   
786-527-8747

Katt C. Rengel
Research Program Administrative Assistant
katt.rengel@baptisthealth.net
786-527-7909