PTCOG North America - Sixth Annual Conference: New Frontiers in Particle Therapy

Miami, FL US
October 14, 2019 to October 16, 2019

Supporters and Exhibitors

Overview

PTCOG-NA will explore New Frontiers in Particle Therapy at its Sixth Annual Conference in Miami. The 2019 conference brings together radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists and radiation therapists to advance their expertise on the latest clinical applications, outcomes and physics and biology experiences with particle therapy. Internationally renowned experts will discuss best-practice proton therapy approaches and the latest evidence-based proton treatment planning for specific diseases and disease sites. 

The setting and format allow physicians, physicists and dosimetrists to learn in a relaxed environment with plenty of opportunity for interaction with faculty, peers, poster presenters and exhibitors to expand the clinical knowledge base of proton therapy for cancer treatment. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art Miami Cancer Institute Proton Therapy Center, and a Miami City Night evening option will be provided. 

Days one and two (Monday and Tuesday) will consist of morning and afternoon talks with lunches and breaks at the new Hilton Miami Dadeland, adjacent to Miami Cancer Institute. Day three (Wednesday) will be similar, with midday adjournment. The schedule provides attendees with the opportunity to spend a weekend enjoying and exploring Greater Miami and the Beaches prior to the PTCOG-NA opening session. See the Venue section for details about nearby attractions. 

Target Audience

Radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists and radiation therapists.

Learning Objectives

  • Maintain best practices for proton therapy patient selection by recognizing maximum opportunity for toxicity reduction and/or tumor control probability improvement.
  • Appropriately identify patients for clinical trials and employ resources to overcome barriers to improve enrollment.
  • Determine where and when to implement advanced treatment planning approaches such as Monte Carlo, relative biological effectiveness (RBE), and linear energy transfer (LET). 
  • Consider limitations of proton therapy and recognize when applications of dual modality or non-proton therapy options are indicated to achieve optimal patient outcomes.  

 

About

PTCOG-NA is the North American chapter of the international Particle Therapy Cooperative Group. Established in 2013, this not-for-profit professional membership society enhances collaboration between its members, provides a platform for scientific exchange and develops treatment guidelines, education and training initiatives for particle therapy. Miami Cancer Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, a nationally accredited provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Additional information
Exhibitor Information: 

 

Thank you to our Supporters!


GOLD LEVEL

iba 
Varian Medical Systems

 

SILVER LEVEL  

Boston Scientific
Civco RT
Mevion Medical Systems
Qfix
RaySearch Laboratories
Toshiba America Energy Systems
 

EXHIBITORS  
Advanced Medical Publishing
C-Rad, Inc.
Gold Anchor Marker
Hitachi America, Ltd.
International Journal of Particle Therapy
Ion Therapy Center
MedAustron
Orfit Industries
Pyrexar Medical
Schaer Proton AG

Course summary
Course opens: 
05/14/2019
Course expires: 
12/28/2019
Event starts: 
10/14/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/16/2019 - 12:00pm
Cost:
$1.00
Rating: 
0

Hilton Miami Dadeland Hotel
9100 N. Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33176
United States
+1 (786) 975-1920

The host venue is sold out of rooms.  Alternate hotels close to the venue are listed below.

 

Miami Marriott Dadeland
9090 S Dadeland Blvd
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670-1035
Prices starting at $168/night

Courtyard by Marriott Miami Dadeland
9075 S Dadeland Blvd
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 670-1220
Prices starting at $129/night

Hampton Inn Miami Dadeland 
8200 SW 70th Avenue
Miami, FL 33143
(305) 269-0072
Prices starting at $113/night

 


Location! Location! Location!
The Hilton Miami Dadeland is ideally located in the heart of South Miami-Dade's hottest attractions. Just ten minutes miles away is the area’s most iconic shopping center, Dadeland Mall. You’ll find great dining options there and across the street at the Downtown Dadeland pedestrian neighborhood. From the nearby Dadeland South Metrorail station you can connect to downtown Miami, Brickell City Center and Miami International Airport.

Outdoor lovers will appreciate Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, Everglades National Park and Zoo Miami, the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida and the only sub-tropical zoo in the continental United States. The neighboring popular hot spots of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Beach and The Florida Keys are just a short drive away.
 

For additional tourist information, including a host of annual art festivals and events, please visit miamiandbeaches.com.
 

FACULTY

Chris J. Beltran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medical Physics, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Radiation Oncology
Vice Chair, Division of Medical Physics
Chair, Therapeutic Medical Physics Research
Rochester, Minnesota

Soren M. Bentzen, Ph.D., DMSc
Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health, Radiation Oncology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Michael D. Chuong, M.D.
Director, Clinical Research and Education, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Marcio Fagundes, M.D.
Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Steven J. Frank, M.D.
Professor and Deputy Head, Radiation Oncology, Medical Director, Proton Therapy Center
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Hesham E. Gayar, M.D.
Medical Directort, McLaren Proton Therapy Center, Karmanos Cancer Institute
Flint, Michigan

Alonso N. Gutierrez, Ph.D., MBA
Assistant Vice-President, Chief Physicist, Radiation Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

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

William F. Hartsell, M.D., FACR, FACRO
Medical Director, Chicago Proton Center
Chicago, Illinois

Samantha Hedrick, Ph.D., DABR
Medical Physicist, Provision Center for Proton Therapy
Knoxville, Tennessee

Daniel Indelicato, M.D.
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Florida
Jacksonville, Florida

Rachel B. Jimenez, M.D.
Associate Program Director, Harvard Radiation Oncology Residency Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Fazal Kahn, CMD
Supervisor, Dosimetry, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Adeel Kaiser, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

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

Daniel J. Ma, M.D.
Consultant, Research Chair, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Lisa McGee, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, Arizona

Craig McKenzie, CMD
Director, Medical Dosimetry, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Minesh P. Mehta, M.D.
Deputy Director and Chief, Radiation Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Nancy Mendenhall, M.D., FASTRO
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Medical Director, University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
Jacksonville, Florida

James M. Metz, M.D.
Chair, Radiation Oncology
Henry K. Pancoast Professor
Executive Director, OncoLink
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

R. Charles Nichols, Jr., M.D.
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute
Jacksonville, Florida

Mark Pankuch, Ph.D.
Director, Medical Physics and Dosimetry, Chicago Proton Center
Warrenville, Illinois

Charles Simone, II, M.D., FACRO
Professor and Chief Medical Officer, New York Proton Center
New York, New York

Paige Taylor, M.S.
Medical Physicist, Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Boon-Keng Kevin Teo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Zeljko Vujaskovic, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Radiation Oncology, Director, Division of Translational Radiation Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Torunn I. Yock, M.D., M.D., MCH
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Pediatric Radiation Oncology, Chair, Radiation Oncology Quality Assurance
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Jennifer Yu, Ph.D.
Senior Medical Physicist-Proton, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Jing Zeng, M.D.
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

 

PTCOG-NA Executive Committee

Eugen B. Hug, M.D., President
Hesham E. Gayar, M.D., Vice-President
Anita Mahajan, M.D., Secretary
Carl J. Rossi, M.D., Treasurer

Host Committee

Michael D. Chuong, M.D.
Director, Clinical Research and Education, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Marcio Fagundes, M.D.
Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Alonso N. Gutierrez, Ph.D., MBA
Assistant Vice-President, Chief Physicist, Radiation Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Minesh P. Mehta, M.D.
Deputy Director and Chief, Radiation Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

 

Planning Committee

Michael D. Chuong, M.D.
Director, Clinical Research and Education, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Marcio Fagundes, M.D.
Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Hesham E. Gayar, M.D.
Medical Directort, McLaren Proton Therapy Center, Karmanos Cancer Institute
Flint, Michigan

Alonso N. Gutierrez, Ph.D., MBA
Assistant Vice-President, Chief Physicist, Radiation Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

William F. Hartsell, M.D., FACR, FACRO
Medical Director, Chicago Proton Center
Radiation Oncologist, Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Eugen B. Hug, M.D.
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Medical Director, MedAustron Ion Therapy Center
Vienna, Austria

Anita Mahajan, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist, Brain Tumor Program, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Minesh P. Mehta, M.D.
Deputy Director and Chief, Radiation Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Carl Rossi, M.D.
Medical Director, California Protons Cancer Therapy Center
San Diego, California

Faculty Disclosures

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 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 activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

These activities have been approved for continuing education credits by the Florida Bureau of Radiation Control, Provider #3201106. 6 Credits for the Monday session (Course #22001212), 6.5 credits for the Tuesday session (Course #22001213) and 4 credits for the Wednesday session (Course #22001214) 

CAMPEP has approved a total of 15.43 MPCEC hours for this training.



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Faculty/MD PTCOG Members$575
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