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Proton Symposium

Particle Beam Therapy Symposium

ticket required
Saturday, August 3 • 8:00am - 3:45pm
Wabash Ballroom, Indiana Convention Center

Tour (Sold Out - The facility tour has reached full capacity. No further tickets will be sold.)
separate ticket required; limited to the first 150 registrants due to limited space
Saturday, August 3 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm
(inclusive of bus ride to Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center, Bloomington)
Depart from Indiana Convention Center

Moderators: Indra Das and Lei Dong


1. Provide clinical and techical aspect of proton beam.
2. Discussion on proton beam production for patient treatment
3. Conduct sessions on Variability in clinical implementation among institutions
4. Conduct sessions on Advances in pencil beam and scanning technology
5. Conduct sessions on Treatment planning innovation
6. Conduct sessions on Design, planning and economics

Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits

  • The Particle Beam Therapy Symposium as been approved by The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP) for 7.5 MPCEC continuing education credits.
  • In order to obtain credits, attendees must complete an online evaluation survey.
  • The Online Evaluation system will remain open through 11:59 pm EST, Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Evaluations MUST be completed by that time for credits to be earned.
8:00am - 8:30am An Overview of Proton Beam Therapy: Clinical Perspective

Herman Suit: Massachusetts General Hospital

8:30am - 10:00am Particle Beam Technology and Delivery
This session will focus on the pros and cons of different methods of beam production; cyclotron, synchrotron, synchrocyclotron and newer devices in the context of technology, beam energy, treatment delivery options, reliability, and throughput. It will focus on science with big picture and a neutral view.

Moderator: Jay Flantz
Jay Flanz: Synchrotron
Vladimir Derenchuk: Cyclotron
Rock Mackie: unconventional acceleration (laser, dielectric etc)

10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 12:00pm Proton Center Specific Configuration and Clinical Implementations
Machine type, delivery system, patient load, morning QA, monthly QA, patient QA, calibration protocol and innovative approaches

Moderators: Ron Zhu and Chee-Wai Cheng
MGH: Hsiao-Ming Lu
Loma Linda: Baldev Patyal
IUHPTC: Chee-Wai Cheng
MD Anderson: Narayan Sahoo
University of Florida: Roelf Slopsema
ProCure: Niek Schreuder
University of Pennsylvania: James McDonough
McLaren: Sungyong Park
Washington University: Eric Klein
Scripps: Anthony Mascia

12:00pm - 12:30pm Boxed Lunch Pick Up
12:30pm - 2:15pm Vendor-Specific Technology and Beam Delivery Techniques
Vendors provide 15-minute presentations with Q&A during lunch.

Moderators:  Indra Das and Lei Dong
IBA: Yves Jongen
Varian: Jan Timmer
Hitachi: Masumi Umezawa
Mevion: Lionel Bouchet
ProNova: Joe Matteo
Sumitomo: Yukio Kumata

2:15pm - 3:45pm Treatment Planning, Outcome, and Economics of Proton Therapy
Proton-specific treatment planning, plan evaluation, relative biological effectiveness, outcome, work flow, and reimbursement

Moderator:  Radhe Mohan
Treatment planning: Tony Lomax
RBE, Neutron, Outcome: Harald Paganetti
Economics: Peter Johnstone

4:00pm - 5:30pm Travel to Indiana University Health Proton Therapy Center, Bloomington
5:30pm - 8:00pm Tours and Dinner
8:00pm - 9:30pm Return to Indiana Convention Center
The Program Organizers wish to acknowledge the following sponsors
Level 3 ProNova Solutions
Level 2 Hitachi
Sumitomo Heavy Industries
Varian Americas
Level 1 Best Medical
Raysearch Americas
Sun Nuclear