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Program Objectives

At the completion of this program, attendees will be able to

Program Outline

All sessions take place in the Ashe Auditorium, 3rd Floor

THURSDAY, JUNE 24

Time Title Speakers/participants
7:00am Registration Opens in the Ashe Lobby, 3rd Floor
7:15am-8:00am Continental Breakfast in the Ashe Lobby
8:00am-8:15am Welcome and Introduction Hendee, Herman, Williams
8:15am-8:45am The Complexity of Radiation Treatment Herman, Marks
8:45am-9:30am What Can Go Wrong in Radiation Treatment Dunscombe, Ibbott, Holmberg
9:30am-10:15am Errors in Radiation Treatment: The Perspectives of Manufacturers Guertin, Goldwein, Stein

10:15am-10:45am Coffee Break

10:45am-11:30am
Errors in Radiation Treatment: The Perspective of Regulators Wersto, Gilley, Zelac
11:30am-12:45pm

The Function of the Radiation Team

Physician
Physicist
Dosimetrist
Therapist
Administrator

 

Rose
Siochi
Kwiatkowski
French
Burns

12:45pm-2:00pm Lunch in the Tuttle Room, Terrace Level

2:00pm-3:00pm The Culture of Patient Safety Leape, Cafazzo
3:00pm-4:00pm Education, Experience and the Maintenance of Competence: What is Needed? Hayman, Siochi, Pavord
4:00pm-4:30am Break
4:30pm-6:00pm What Are We Doing to Address Patient Safety?

Panel Discussion:
Fraass, Marks

Moderators: Palta, Rose

Panelists: Moran, Pawlicki, Jaffray, Hayman
6:00pm-6:10pm Closing Herman, Williams

FRIDAY, JUNE 25

Time Title SPEAKERs/participants

7:15am-8:00am Continental Breakfast in the Ashe Lobby

8:00am-9:00am Complex Systems and the Human Interface Williams, French, Curran, Palta
9:00am-10:00am
Panel Discussion: Safety in Delivering Radiation Treatments: Manufacturers' Actions Moderators: Palta, Rose

Panelist: Hill, Valcu, Brown, Schloesser, Amies, Zankowski

10:00am-10:30am Coffee Break

10:30am-Noon
Accreditation, Regulation and Event Reporting Fore, Tripuraneni, Wersto, Holmberg, Elee
Noon-12:30pm
What Have We Learned at this Meeting? What to Do Next? Herman, Hendee, Williams

12:30pm Grab and Go Lunch


Medical Physics Continuing Education Credit

The Safety in Radiation Therapy meeting program has been approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) for 11.50 MPCEC to qualified medical physicists.

MEDICAL DOSIMETRISTS:
This program has been approved by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) for 10 continuing education credit hours. Following the meeting, AAPM will provide medical dosimetrist participants with a transcript of credits earned to be used for self reporting credits to the MDCB.

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS:
This program has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 13.75 Category A credits. Following the meeting, AAPM will provide RT's with a transcript of credits earned to be used for self-reporting credits to the ASRT.

Program Directors

Program Committee

Invited Faculty

John Bayouth, PhD
Director of Medical Physics, University of Iowa
David Jaffray, PhD
Head, Radiation Physics Dept, Princess Margaret Hospital
Alan Burns
Director, Radiation Oncology, Forsyth Regional Cancer Center
Theresa Kwiatkowski
President, AAMD
Joe Cafazzo, PhD
Director of Medical Device Informatics and Healthcare Human Factors at University Health Network, Toronto
Lucian Leape, MD
Adjunct Prof of Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health
Bruce Curran, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, RI Hospital/Brown Medical Ctr
Lawrence Marks, MD
Chair, Dept of Radiation Oncology, UNC School of Medicine
Peter Dunscombe, PhD
Director of Medical Physics, Tom Baker Cancer Centre
Jean Moran, PhD
Asst Professor, Dept of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan Medical Center
Jennifer Elee
Environmental Scientist, LA Dept of Environmental Quality, CRCPD
Jatinder Palta, PhD
Director of Medical Physics, University of Florida Health Science Ctr
Benedick Fraass, PhD
Professor, Dept of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan Medical Center
Dan Pavord
Chief Medical Physicist, Vassar Brothers Hospital
William Fore, MD
Physician Surveyor, The Joint Commission
Todd Pawlicki, PhD
Director, Div of Clinical Medical Physics, UCSD Medical Center
John French
Director, Clinical Operations, British Columbia Cancer Agency
Christopher Rose, MD
Valley Radiotherapy Associates Medical Group
Debbie Gilley
Liaison from the CRCPD to the AAPM, Environmental Manager, Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
Ramon Alfredo Siochi, PhD
Asst Professor, Dept of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa
James Hayman, MD
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan Health System
Prabhakar Tripuraneni, MD
Head, Div of Radiation Oncology, Scripps Clinic Medical Group
Michael Herman, PhD
Chair, Medical Physics, Mayo Clinic
Nancy Wersto
Reviewer, Division of Radiological Devices, Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation and Safety, CDRH/FDA
Ola Holmberg, PhD
Head, Radiation Protection of Patients (RPoP) Unit, IAEA

Timothy Williams, MD
Medical Director, Dept of Radiation Oncology, Boca Raton Community Hospital
Geoffrey Ibbott, PhD
Director,Radiological Physics Ctr, UT MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
Ron Zelac, PhD
Senior Health Physicist, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Manufacturer Panelists

Christopher Amies, Siemens Eric Schloesser, Tomotherapy
Kevin Brown, Elekta Joerg Stein, Siemens
Tim Guertin, Varian Bogdan Valcu, BrainLAB
Joel Goldwein, Elekta Corey Zankowski, Varian
Robert Hill, Accuray