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Objectives & Outline

Objectives

Program Outline

All sessions take place in Images Theater (Robert Brown Hall) unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, August 4
7:00pm-9:00pm Icebreaker in the Highland Pub
Friday, August 5
7:00am-8:00am Breakfast in Cafeteria
8:00am - 8:15am Welcome and Announcements

8:15am-9:00am

9:00am-9:45am
Session 1: Biological Rationale for Acceptable Precision and Accuracy in External Beam Radiation Therapy

Tumor Focus - Soren Bentzen

Normal Tissue Tolerance - Ellen Yorke

9:45am - 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am-11:00am

11:00am-11:15am

11:15am-Noon
Session 1: Biological Rationale for Acceptable Precision and Accuracy in External Beam Radiation Therapy Targeting Based on Biological Imaging - Robert Jeraj

Q&A

Session 2: Sources of Uncertainties in the Treatment Planning Process


Immobilization from Rigid to Non-rigid - Sanford Meeks
Noon - 12:30pm Lunch in Cafeteria


1:15pm-2:00pm

2:00pm-3:00pm
Session 2: Sources of Uncertainties in the Treatment Planning Process (cont'd)

Uncertainties in Reference Dosimetry - Larry DeWerd

Uncertainties in Treatment Planning and Dose Computation
- Jeff Siebers
3:00pm-3:30pm Refreshment Break
3:30pm-4:15pm

4:15pm-4:30pm
Plan Evaluation - Tommy Knoos

Q&A
6:30pm Dinner in Cafeteria
7:30pm-9:00pm Beer with the Faculty - Highland Pub
Saturday, August 6
7:00am-7:45am Breakfast in Cafeteria
7:45am-8:00am Announcements


8:00am-8:45am

8:45am-9:30am

9:30am-10:15am

10:15am-10:30am
Session 3: Uncertainty Mitigation in Treatment Planning Process

Motion Management Strategies
- Gig Mageras

Margins and Margin Recipes - Marcel Van Herk

Robust Optimization - Thomas Bortfeld

Q&A
10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break


11:00am-11:45am

11:45am-12:30pm

12:30pm-12:45pm
Session 4: Sources of Uncertainties in the Delivery Process

Limits of Precision and Accuracy of Radiation Delivery Systems - Jean Moran

Patient Setup Uncertainties (inter-fraction) - Emilie Soisson

Q&A
12:45pm-1:45pm Lunch in Cafeteria


1:45pm-2:30pm

2:30pm-3:15pm

3:15pm-3:30pm
Session 5: Uncertainty Mitigation in the Delivery Process

Modeling Planning and Delivery Uncertainties - Siyong Kim

Rationale for Tolerance Limits and Action Levels for the Performance of Delivery Systems - Jatinder Palta

Q&A
3:30pm-4:00pm Refreshment Break


4:00pm-4:45pm

4:45pm-5:00pm
Session 5: Uncertainty Mitigation in the Delivery Process (cont'd)

Image Guidance - Lei Dong

Q&A
6:30pm Dinner in Cafeteria
7:30pm-9:00pm Beer with the Faculty - Highland Pub
Sunday, August 7
7:30am-8:15am Breakfast in Cafeteria
8:15am-8:30am Announcements


8:30am-9:30am

9:30am-10:15am

10:15am-10:30am
Session 5: Uncertainty Mitigation in the Delivery Process (cont'd)

In-vivo
Dosimetry Uncertainty - Chester Reft

Dealing with Intra-fraction Motion - Dan Low

Q&A
10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break
11:00am-Noon

Noon-12:15pm
Deformable Registration - Kristy Brock

Q&A
12:15pm Lunch in Cafeteria
Free Afternoon!
Visit the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area - Centennial Rose Garden ● Playground of the Gods ● Hiking Trails
6:30pm-9:00pm Night In - Highland Pub
John Gilliat, Solo Latin Jazz Guitarist
Monday, August 8
7:00am-7:45am Breakfast in Cafeteria
7:45am-8:00am Announcements


8:00am-9:00am

9:00am-9:45am

9:45am-10:00am
Session 5: Uncertainty Mitigation in the Delivery Process (cont'd)

Adaptive Radiotherapy
- Katja Langen

Incorporation of Imaging as a Biomarker in Radiation Therapy
- James Balter

Q&A
10:00am-10:30am Coffee Break


10:30am-11:30am

11:30am-12:30pm

12:30pm-12:45pm
Session 6: Designing a QA/QM Program Based on Explicit Understanding of Planning and Delivery Uncertainties

Current Practice - Todd Pawlicki

FMEA - Saiful Huq

Q&A
12:45pm-1:45pm Lunch in Cafeteria


1:45pm-2:30pm

2:30pm-2:45pm
Session 6: Designing a QA/QM Program Based on Explicit Understanding of Planning and Delivery Uncertainties (cont'd)

The Human Factor in Quality and Safety of Radiation Therapy - Fang-Fang Yin

Q&A
2:45pm-3:15pm Refreshment Break


3:15pm-4:00pm

4:00pm-5:00pm

5:00pm-5:15pm
Session 7: Assessment and Management of Uncertainties: Overview and Examples in Different Diseases Sites

ICRU 50, 62, and 83 – Rock Mackie

Head and Neck - Vincent Gregoire

Q&A
6:30pm Dinner in Cafeteria
7:30pm-9:00pm Beer with the Faculty - Campus Pub
Tuesday, August 9
7:00am-7:45am Breakfast in Cafeteria and Room Key Drop Off
7:45am-8:00am Announcements


8:00am-9:00am

9:00am-10:00am

10:00am-10:15am
Session 7: Assessment and Management of Uncertainties: Overview and Examples in Different Diseases Sites (cont'd)

Thorax - Joe Chang

Pelvis - Patrick Kupelian

Q&A
10:15am-10:45am Coffee Break
10:45am-11:45am Look into the Future of External Beam Radiotherapy - David Jaffray
Noon - Grab and Go Lunch - Buses Depart for the Airport