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2006 AAPM Summer School

Program Description:

Goals of the Monte-Carlo (MC)section of the Summer School

  • To introduce the MC dose calculation algorithm, and to show how it can be effectively and conveniently applied in conjunction with image-guidance to optimize the therapeutic ratio in radiotherapy planning and delivery.

To establish these goals, the MC-related course will focus on the following topics:

  • establish the clinical importance of the MC method in radiotherapy dose calculations
  • show how the MC can be used in conjunction with image-guidance to account for systematic and random patient motion in forward and inverse planning, and
  • provide guidance to clinical end users on the use of MC-based treatment planning systems via "hands on" experience.

Goal of the IGRT section of the Summer School

  • To give a practical overview of technologies currently in use for guidance.
    Starting from patient model development for treatment planning, including recently developed technologies for localization, and spanning strategies for use of technology, this program will permit attendees to understand the scope of new technology for imaging, to be able to plan for acceptance and use of various IGRT systems, and to understand the tradeoffs of various imaging techniques and localization strategies.  
Continuing Education Credits:

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

On-Line Continuing Education:

The AAPM has partnered with Blue Sky Broadcast to host educational courses on the AAPM website in the AAPM Virtual Library.

Presentations to be given at the Summer School have been selected for posting in the Virtual Library. Presentations posted in the virtual library will include: streaming audio of the speakers, transcription of the audio presentations, and slides of the presentations. Blue Sky CD ROM Order form.

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. Look for details on registering for the AAPM Virtual Library and information on the AAPM On Line Continuing Education Program.

Following the Summer School, CD Roms of the presentations can be purchased. Ask for an order form at the registration desk on-site at the University of Windsor.

NEW THIS YEAR: Proceedings on CD Rom:

Summer School registrants will receive the program proceedings on CD Rom, as well as spiral bound handouts of presentations.

Program Directors:

Bruce Curran
University of Michigan Medical Center

James Balter
University of Michigan

Indrin Chetty
University of Michigan

Invited Faculty:

James Balter, University of Michigan
Alex Bielajew, University of Michigan
Yue Cao, University of Michigan
Indrin Chetty, University of Michigan
Bruce Curran, University of Michigan
Joanna Cygler, The Ottawa Hospital
Regional Cancer Center
Lei Dong, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bruce Faddegon, UC San Francisco
Scott Hadley, University of Michigan
Rabih Hammoud, Henry Ford Hospital System
Steve Jiang, Massachusetts General Hospital
Iwan Kawrakow, National Research Council of Canada
Paul Keall, Stanford University
Marc Kessler, University of Michigan Medical Center
Katja Langen, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando

Dan Low, Washington University
Charlie Ma, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Martin Murphy, Virginia Commonwealth University
Sasa Mutic, Mallinckrodt Inst of Radiology
Julian Rosenman, University of North Carolina
Mihaela Rosu, University of Michigan
William Salter, The University of Utah
Jan Seuntjens, McGill University
Daryoush Sheikh-Bagheri, Allegheny General Hospital
Jeffrey Siebers, Virginia Commonwealth University
Jan-Jakob Sonke, Netherlands Cancer Institute
Craig Stevens, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Di Yan, William Beaumont Hospital
Fang-Fang Yin, Duke University Medical Center

Local Arrangements:

Jeff Richer (LAC Chair)
Windsor Regional Cancer Center
Vrinda Narayana (LAC Co-Chair)
Providence Cancer Center

Robin Miller (Local Arrangements Work Group)
Radiation Oncology Services, Inc
For additional information, contact:

Karen MacFarland
AAPM Meetings Manager
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3846

Tel:   (301) 209-3382
Fax:  (301) 209-0862

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