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Didactic Program Objectives

Program Outline

TUESDAY, JUNE 24

4:00pm-8:00pm Icebreaker Reception

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25
Kleberg Auditorium, Alkek Building, Baylor College of Medicine

8:00am-9:00am Breakfast
9:00am-10:30am PET Basics Frederic Fahey
10:30am-10:45am Break
10:45am-12:15pm CT Basics Dianna Cody
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch Break
1:15pm-2:45pm PET/CT Issues: CTAC, Fusion, Artifacts, Motion Correction Paul Kinahan
2:45pm-3:00pm Break
3:00pm-4:30pm Image Reconstruction: FBP, IR Techniques Ramsey Badawi
4:30pm-5:30pm Factors Affecting SUV and Quantification Osama Mawlawi
6:00pm-9:00pm Night Out Picnic and Entertainment in Hermann Park

THURSDAY, JUNE 26
Kleberg Auditorium, Alkek Building, Baylor College of Medicine

7:00am-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am-9:30am Diagnostic Clinical Applications Homer Macapinlac
9:30am-10:30am Therapy Clinical Applications David Schwartz
10:30am-11:00am Break
11:00am-12:30pm PET/CT Scanner Designs and Characteristics David Townsend
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm-2:30pm PET/CT Simulation for Therapy Applications Tinsu Pan
2:30pm-3:30pm PET/CT QC/QA Magnus Dahlbom
3:30pm-4:00pm Break
4:00pm-5:30pm Radiation Safety, Shielding, and Site Planning Richard Wendt
5:30pm-6:30pm Future Molecular Imaging Probes Juri Gelovani
6:30pm-7:30pm Dinner

FRIDAY, JUNE 27
Kleberg Auditorium, Alkek Building, Baylor College of Medicine

7:00am-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am-10:00am PET Radionuclide Production, Cyclotron Selection and Siting Carlos Gonzalez Lepera
10:00am-10:30am Break
10:30am-Noon PET ACR Accreditation and Acceptance Testing Osama Mawlawi
NOON - Grab-and-Go Box Lunches

 

Continuing Education Credits

The Summer School program will seek approval for continuing education credit by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP). For each hour of verified attendance, 1 MPCEC hour of credit will be awarded.

CD Rom Proceedings vs. CD Rom Audio Presentations

CD Rom  Proceedings
All Summer School registrants will receive a proceedings on CD ROM, to be mailed upon publication after the school.  This CD ROM Proceedings is considered the published proceedings, with chapters submitted by school
faculty.

CD Rom Audio Presentations
AAPM is partnering with Blue Sky Broadcast to host educational courses on the AAPM website in the Virtual Library.  Presentations posted in the AAPM Virtual Library will include streaming audio of the 2008 Summer School speakers, transcription of the audio presentations, and slides of the presentations.

Access to the AAPM Virtual Library is a service provided to AAPM members. AAPM members may earn continuing education credits for selected presentations posted in the Virtual Library by subscribing to the AAPM
On-Line Continuing Education Program. Click here for details on registering for the AAPM Virtual Library and information on the AAPM On Line Continuing Education Program.

CD Roms of the audio presentations (identical to what will be posted in the AAPM Virtual Library) can be pre-ordered when you register on-line, and will be mailed after the school once production is complete.

Program Directors

Invited Faculty

Ramsey Badawi PhD, UC, Davis Medical Center Homer Macapinlac, MD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
Dianna Cody PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Ctr Osama Mawlawi, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
Magnus Dahlbom PhD, UCLA School of Medicine Tinsu Pan, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
Frederic Fahey, PhD, Children's Hospital Boston David Schwartz, MD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
Juri Gelovani, MD, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Ctr David Townsend, PhD, University of Tennessee
Carlos Gonzalez Lepera, PhD, Cyclotope Richard Wendt, III PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
Paul Kinahan, PhD, University of Washington  

Local Arrangements

Georgeanne Moore, Local Arrangements
Peggy Blackwood, Local Arrangements Work Group

1-Day Workshop at MD Anderson on Saturday, June 28

MD Andersonimaging

Optional PET/CT Hands-On Course

Limited to the first 96 paid registrants [ registration now closed ]
Separate registration fee: $300*
(Select "ADD TICKET" when registering on-line)
6 hours of laboratories (2 hours per session)
Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack

Course Directors: Dianna Cody, PhD and Osama Mawlawi, PhD                                              

Other Instructors: William Erwin, Brad Lofton, Tinsu Pan, PhD; John Rong, PhD; Richard Wendt, PhD; David Zamora, S. Cheenu Kappadath, PhD; Paul "Duffy" Cutler

Hands-On Course Objectives: 

Saturday, June 28, 2008  
Time Topic
6:45-7:30am Check-in and Breakfast
7:30-8:00am Introduction/Orientation, Cody and Malwawi
8:00-10:00am

Lab Session 1

  • Acceptance Testing/ACR Accreditation, QC for Pet
    Kappadath, Mawlawi, Pan, Cutler
  • QC and Dosimetry for CT
    Cody, Giles, Jones, Liu, Reeve, Rong, Shepard, Stevens
  • Shielding Approaches for PET/CT
    Erwin, Wendt

(3) labs run parallel and then repeat

10:00-10:30am Break
10:30am-12:30pm

Lab Session 2

  • Acceptance Testing/ACR Accreditation, QC for Pet
    Kappadath, Mawlawi, Pan, Cutler
  • QC and Dosimetry for CT
    Cody, Giles, Jones, Liu, Reeve, Rong, Shepard, Stevens
  • Shielding Approaches for PET/CT
    Erwin, Wendt
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:30pm

Lab Session 3

  • Acceptance Testing/ACR Accreditation, QC for Pet
    Kappadath, Mawlawi, Pan, Cutler
  • QC and Dosimetry for CT
    Cody, Giles, Jones, Liu, Reeve, Rong, Shepard, Stevens
  • Shielding Approaches for PET/CT
    Erwin, Wendt
3:30-4:00pm Wrap-Up Session, all instructors

*Due to the limited participation (96 individuals), any balance due on a Workshop Registration must be paid in full by May 16. Unpaid slots will not be held after May 16, but will be forfeited, to allow another participant to register and pay.

Individuals attending the Saturday session can either stay in their original hotel or move to the Rotary House International for the Saturday session.  When reserving a room at the Rotary House please refer to Group Prospectus 1204 - Summer School for Imaging Physics.  The Rotary House is a full service hotel that is connected to The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and is operated and managed by Marriott Hotels International.

Dbl Queen-$109 (room with kitchen)
Dbl Queen - $99 (room without kitchen)

King - $108 (room with kitchen)
King - $98 (room without kitchen)

Deadline to reserve at these rates is June 15, 2008.