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Symposium Program Information

Program Directors
Eric Klein, PhD
Washington University
Radiation Oncology Dept.
4921 Parkview Place
Campus Box 8224
Saint Louis , MO 63110
Jatinder Palta, PhD
University of Florida Health Science Center
Radiation Oncology Dept.
PO Box 100385
2000 Archer Road
Gainesville , FL 32610-0385
Christopher Rose, MD
Valley Radiotherapy Associates Medical Group
1500 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 400
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Scientific Program Committee

James Deye, PhD
National Cancer Institute
Radiation Research Programs
EPN/6015A, MSC 7440
6130 Executive Blvd
Bethesda , MD 20892-7440 

Benedick Fraass, PhD
Univ Michigan Medical Center
Radiation Oncology Dept.
Room B2C432/ Box 0010
1500 E Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor , MI 48109-0010

Stephen Hahn, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Concourse Level, Suite C-300A
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Eric Klein, PhD
Washington University
Radiation Oncology Dept.
4921 Parkview Place
Campus Box 8224
Saint Louis , MO 63110

Harald Paganetti, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Department of Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Jatinder Palta, PhD
University of Florida Health Science Center
Radiation Oncology Dept.
PO Box 100385
2000 Archer Road
Gainesville , FL 32610-0385

Christopher Rose, MD
Valley Radiotherapy Associates Medical Group
1500 Rosecrans Avenue
Suite 400
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Anthony Zietman, MD
Massachusett General Hospital Cancer Center
Dept. of Radiation Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Symposium Moderator

Jerry White
Colorado Associates in Medical Physics
1411 N Weber St
Colorado Springs , CO  80907

AAPM Headquarters Contacts:

Meeting Planner

Karen MacFarland
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3846
(301) 209-3382 (Direct)

Programs Assistant

Laurie Hayden
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3846
(301) 209-3392 (Direct)

 

Meeting Program

Friday, May 08
Calvert Ballroom

Time Topic Speaker
7:00am-7:45am Continental Breakfast in the Calvert Ballroom
7:45am-8:00am Introduction and Scope of the Meeting Boone, White, Palta
8:00am-9:00am Proton Therapy in Clinical Practice: Past, Present and Future Goitein
Delivery of Protons
Chair: Eric Klein, PhD, Washington University
9:00am-9:30am Physics of Proton Therapy Slopsema
9:30am-10:00am Current Proton Therapy Delivery Systems Flanz
10:00am-10:30am New Developments in Proton Therapy Delivery Systems Klein
10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break - Visit Exhibitor Tables
Clinical Evidence for Proton Therapy
Chair: Christopher Rose, MD, Valley Radiotherapy Associates Medical Group
11:00am-11:20 Skull-based tumors Liebsch
11:20am-11:40am Pediatrics Yock
11:40am-12:10pm Uncertainty Issues for Non-Moving Targets Engelsman
12:10pm-12:30pm Discussion on Skull-Based/Peds
Discussants: Suntharalingam, Wharam
 
12:30pm-12:50pm Moderated Panel Discussion
12:50pm-1:40pm Lunch in the Versailles Room
1:40pm-2:00pm Prostate A. Lee
2:00pm-2:20pm Proton Therapy in Lung Cancer and Passive and Scanning Chang
2:20pm-2:40pm Physics Uncertainty Issues for Prostate and Lung Dong
2:40pm-3:00pm Discussion on Prostate and Lung
Discussants: Bradley, R. Lee
3:00pm-3:20pm Moderated Panel Discussion
3:20pm-3:40pm Coffee Break - Visit Exhibitor Tables
Treatment Planning
Chair: Jerry White, Colorado Associates in Medical Physics
3:40pm-4:10pm New Developments in Proton Therapy Treatment Planning Systems Yeung
4:10pm-4:40pm Comparing Optimal Photon and Proton Therapy Planning Das
4:40pm-5:00pm Moderated Panel Discussion
5:00pm-6:30pm Reception in the Calvert Ballroom - Visit Exhibitor Tables

Saturday, May 09
Calvert Ballroom

Time Topic Speaker
7:00am-8:00am Continental Breakfast in the Calvert Ballroom
Evidence-Based Assessment of Protons
Chair: Benedick Fraass, PhD, University of Michigan Medical Center
8:00-8:30am Promise of Decreased Morbidity and Cost Effectiveness Bekelman
8:30am-9:00am Altered Fractionation Bentzen
9:00am-9:30am NCI Perspective on Proton Therapy Vikram
9:30am-9:50am Moderated Panel Discussion
9:50am-10:10am Coffee Break - Visit Exhibitor Tables
Lack of Clinical Evidence Supporting Proton Therapy
Chair: Stephen Hahn, MD, University of Pennsylvania
10:10am-10:40am Absence of Randomized Clinical Trials (RCT) Mendenhall
10:40am-11:10am Equipoise and Ethics of RCT R. Lee
11:10am-11:40am Clinical Evidence for Reimbursement Tunis
11:40am-Noon Moderated Panel Discussion
Noon-1:00pm Lunch in the Versailles Room
Uncertainties in Proton Therapy Planning
Chair: Jatinder Palta, PhD, University of Florida Health Science Center
1:00pm-1:30pm Perils of Proton Radiotherapy Palta
1:30pm-2:10pm Solutions to Uncertainties of Imaging and Motion Bortfeld
2:10pm-2:30pm Moderated Panel Discussion  
2:30pm-2:45pm Coffee Break - Visit Exhibitor Tables  
2:45pm-3:15pm Biological Uncertainties Paganetti
3:15pm-3:45pm Secondary Neutron Issue Newhauser
3:45pm-4:00pm Wrap Up and Final Questions and Answers Palta/Klein/Rose

 

Speakers and Discussants

Justin Bekelman, MD, University of Penn School of Medicine
Soren Bentzen, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Thomas Bortfeld, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jeffrey Bradley, MD, Washington University
Joe Chang, MD, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Indra Das, PhD, Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute/Indiana University
James Deye, PhD, National Cancer Institute
Lei Dong, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Martijn Engelsman, PhD, Francis Burr Proton Therapy Center
Jay Flanz, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Benedick Fraass, PhD, University of Michigan Medical Center
Michael Goitein, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Harvard Medical School
Eric Klein, PhD, Washington University
Andrew Lee, MD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

W. Robert Lee, MD, Duke Medicine
Norbert Liebsch, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Nancy Mendenhall, MD, University of Florida Proton
Therapy Institute

Wayne David Newhauser, PhD, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Harald Paganetti, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jatinder Palta, PhD, University of Florida
Roelf Slopsema, University of Florida
Mohan Suntharalingam, MD, University of Maryland Med Ctr
Sean Tunis, MD, Center for Medical Technology Policy
Bhadrasain Vikram, MD, National Cancer Institute
Moody Wharam, Jr, MD, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Daniel Yeung, PhD, University of Florida
Torunn Yock, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital