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

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

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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



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). 

Course summary
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
10/14/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/16/2019 - 12:00pm

Hilton Miami Dadeland Hotel
9100 N. Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33176
United States
+1 (786) 979-1920

Reserve your room at the special group rate of $169 (standard) and $219 (suite) plus applicable taxes by referencing Group Code, PTCOG, at or +1-786-975-1920. Rooms at this rate will sell quickly! Book your rooms soon to secure the special group rate, which is available until Monday, September 23.

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

Eugen Hug, MedAustron Ion Therapy Center, Austria 

Michael Chuong, Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, Florida 
Marcio Fagundes, Miami Cancer Institute, Miami Florida 
Hesham Gayar, Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren, Flint, Michigan
Alonso Gutierrez, Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, Florida
William Hartsell, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 
Anita Mahajan, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
Minesh Mehta, Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, Florida
Carl Rossi, California Protons Cancer Therapy Center, San Diego, California

Check back soon for complete faculty listing!

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.

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Early Bird Registration Through August 8, 2019                
Regular Registration     August 9-September 23, 2019            
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