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Objectives & Outline

Objectives:

• Learn the principles of treatment planning, imaging, and radiobiology as applied to brachytherapy
• Explain the role of model-based dose calculation algorithms and their affects for several anatomic sites
• Provide an in-depth understanding on the application of brachytherapy for gynecological, breast, prostate (HDR and LDR), and skin diseases
• Clarify emerging technologies, clinical modalities, and intensity-modulated brachytherapy

Program Outline

All sessions take place in the Evans Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9
5:00pm - 6:30pm Dinner, Templeton Campus Center
7:00pm - 8:30pm Icebreaker Reception, Stamm Meeting Room
SATURDAY, JUNE 10
7:30am-8:00am Breakfast, Templeton Campus Center
8:00am - 8:20am Welcome
Luc Beaulieu, Mark Rivard, Bruce Thomadsen
LDR Prostate (Batchelar, Beaulieu, Butler, Chen, Ouhib, Rivard, Seibert, Todor)
8:20am - 9:50am Imaging and Targeting
Planning
Needle Loading Options - QA
Seed Implanters
Stranding: Pros and Cons
Source Localization (Fluoro/CT/MRI)
Adaptive w/US or MRI
MBDCA
Q & A
9:50am - 10:10am Coffee Break
10:10am - 10:50am Radiobiology
Post-implant Evaluation
ME
Q & A
MBDCA Theory - General (Beaulieu, Mourtada, Rivard, Sloboda)
10:50am - Noon Theory - GBBS
Theory - CC
Current Technology
Commissioning Infrastructure
Commissioning Process
Q & A
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch, Templeton Campus Center
1:30pm - 5:00pm Hands On Workshops - see workshop schedule
Coffee Break 3:30pm - 4:00pm
5:30pm - 6:30pm Dinner, Templeton Campus Center
7:00pm - 8:30pm Refreshments and Informal Evening Discussion, Smith Hall
SUNDAY, JUNE 11
7:30am-8:00am Breakfast, Templeton Campus Center
General Planning (Butler, Chen, Cunha, Kirisits, Richardson, Rivard, Rownd, Scanderbeg, Thomadsen, Todor)
8:00am - 9:50am Radiobiology 1
Radiobiology 2
Brachytherapy Targeting
Brachytherapy Treatment Planning
Guidance for Catheter Placement 1
Guidance for Catheter Placement 2
Interstitial Equipment
Localization and Reconstruction Issues - CT
Localization and Reconstruction Issues - MR
Q & A
Optimization - Theory
9:50am - 10:10am Coffee Break
10:10am - Noon Optimization - Binary Stochastic
Optimization - Binary Heuristic
Optimization - Binary Deterministic
Optimization - Continuous Analytic
Q & A
Plan Evaluation - DVH
Plan Evaluation - Interstitial Indices
Plan Evaluation - Intracavitary Measures
Plan Evaluation - QA
Q & A
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch, Templeton Campus Center
1:30pm - 5:00pm Hands On Workshops - see workshop schedule
Coffee Break 3:30pm - 4:00pm
5:30pm - 6:30pm Dinner, Templeton Campus Center
7:00pm - 8:30pm Refreshments and Informal Evening Discussion, Smith Hall
MONDAY, JUNE 12
7:30am-8:00am Breakfast, Templeton Campus Center
eBT Sources (Fulkerson, Pai, Rivard)
8:00am - 8:40am Devices/Dosimetry 1
Devices/Dosimetry 2
Electronic Source Strength
Q & A
Breast Target and Goals (Batchelar, Fulkerson, Pai, Richardson, Rivard, Scanderbeg, Thomadsen)
8:40am - 9:50am Interstitial Process
Interstitial Dosimetry
Intracavitary Process
Intracavitary Dosimetry
Intraop Process
Q & A
9:50am - 10:10am Coffee Break
10:10am - 11:20am Plan Evaluation - QA
Treatment - QA
Radiobiology: RBE (eBT)
MBDCA
eBT
Surface Applicators
Q & A
IMBT (Richardson, Scanderbeg, Thomadsen)
11:20am - Noon Concepts/Static Shielding
Dynamic/Rotational Shielding
Directional Sources
Q & A
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch, Templeton Campus Center
Free Afternoon!
5:30pm - 6:30pm Dinner, Templeton Campus Center
7:00pm - 8:30pm Night In Reception, Smith Hall
TUESDAY, JUNE 13
7:00am-7:45am Breakfast, Templeton Campus Center
HDR Prostate (Batchelar, Chen, Cunha, Libby, Mourtada, Richardson, Seibert)
8:00am - 9:50am Approaches and Guidelines
CT-based Implants: Process
CT-based Implants: Catheter Reconstruction
CT-based Implants: Pre-Tx QA
US-based (adaptive) Implants: Process
US-based (adaptive) Implants: Catheter Reconstruction
US-based (adaptive) Implants: Pre-Tx QA
MRI-based (adaptive) Implants: Process and QA
Dosimetry
Optimization
Q & A
9:50am - 10:10am Coffee Break
10:10am - 11:00am Combo with EBRT
Radiobiology
QA
Q & A
Early Clinical (Beaulieu, Butler, Cunha, Damato)
11:00am - Noon HDR/LDR Focal Therapy
3D Printing
Needle Tracking
in vivo Dosimetry
Emerging: Robotics
Q & A
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch, Templeton Campus Center
1:30pm - 5:00pm Hands On Workshops - see workshop schedule
Coffee Break 3:30pm - 4:00pm
5:30pm - 6:30pm Dinner, Templeton Campus Center
7:00pm - 8:30pm Refreshments and Informal Evening Discussion, Smith Hall
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
7:00am-7:45am Breakfast, Templeton Campus Center
Reminder: Bring your luggage to the auditorium;
all campus housing keys to be turned in at the AAPM registration desk before departure.
Morning Sessions in Evans Auditorium
Skin (Damato, Fulkerson, Ouhib)
8:00am - 9:00am Goals/Imaging/Targeting
Molds and Flaps - Construction
Molds and Flaps - Planning and Treatment
Applicators - Planning and Treatment
Q & A
Gyn (Beaulieu, Damato, Kirisits, Mourtada, Pai, Rownd, Scanderbeg, Thomadsen)
9:00am - 9:50am Targeting HR-CTV
OAR
Achieving Optimization Goals
Radiobiology
Q & A
9:50am - 10:20am Coffee Break
10:20am - 11:50 Role of CT
MR Imaging
Role of US
Potential Pitfalls
Radiographic Approximation
Conventional Targeting
Conventional OAR
PET and Other Imaging Tools
Combo with EBRT
Q & A
11:50am - Noon Wrap Up
12:30pm Grab and Go Lunch