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Hub and Spoke Residency Models Workshop

February 15-16, 2013
Intercontinental New Orleans

Workshop Description

Hub and spoke models are an important tool helping meet the goals of providing good clinical training for those entering the field, and adequate numbers of trained individuals for future needs. The objective of this workshop is to provide an overview of how hub and spoke models can be used to increase the number of medical physics residency training slots and also the quality of the training. Both diagnostic and therapy residency programs can create larger residency programs by leveraging nearby (and sometimes not so nearby) practices that might not normally consider having a training program. This can make it easier for centers that might be considered too small for a residency program to participate in residency training.

The intended audience for this workshop includes program directors that are considering expanding their existing residency programs beyond the normal capacity dictated by normal residency models, and physicists in small practices that would like to be involved in residency training, but feel that they are too small to do so. It may also be of interest to administrators and radiation oncologists as we will be talking about how medical physics training programs can increase the quality and marketability of the practice.

This will be an intensive one-day workshop that will touch on all aspects of hub and spoke models for residency programs. There will be descriptions of different models, the relationship between the hub and spokes, and how they have been working so far. There will also be guidance from CAMPEP regarding what they will be looking for when evaluating hub and spoke residencies.


Continuing Education Credit

The Hub and Spoke Residency Models Workshop has been approved for 7.16 MPCEC continuing education credits by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP).

To obtain MPCEC credit, attendees must complete the online evaluation survey. The survey will be available online Friday, February 15 through Friday, March 15.

CEC Evaluation System is now closed. Credits will be released to attendees on March 21, 2013.

Below is an overview of the workshop schedule.

Workshop Schedule

Friday, February 15, 2013

6:30 PM Light Dinner in Cabildo Room
Radiation Therapy Hub and Spoke Residency Program
7:00 PM Welcome and Introduction, Dr. John Antolak
7:10 PM Recruitment, Training and Evaluation (Main Site), Dr. John Gibbons
8:00 PM Recruitment, Training and Evaluation (Satellite) Mr. John Duhon
8:20 PM Open Discussion
8:45 PM End of Friday Program

Workshop Schedule
Saturday, February 16, 2013

7:30 AM Continental Breakfast in Cabildo Room
Residency Training in a Distributed Program
8:00 AM Resident Viewpoint, Mr. Gordon Mancuso
8:20 AM Physician Viewpoint (Main Site), Dr. Maurice King
8:35 AM Physician Viewpoint (Satellite), Dr. Lane Rosen
8:50 AM Administrator Viewpoint (Main Site), Mr. Todd Stevens
9:10 AM Administrator Viewpoint (Satellite), Mr. Terrence Shirley
9:30 AM Open Discussion
9:55 AM Coffee/Refreshment Break in Cabildo Room
Imaging Hub and Spoke Residency Program
10:30 AM What we do, and concepts to consider for your program, Mr. Robert Pizzutiello
11:00 AM Some thoughts regarding Hub and Spoke residencies: The MDACC experience (or lack thereof), Dr. George Starkschall
11:30 AM Nuclear Medicine Residency and the Hub and Spoke Residency Program, Ms. Beth Harkness
12:00 PM Open Discussion
12:30 PM Lunch Break in Cabildo Room
CAMPEP Perspective
1:30 PM Are the Hub and Spokes on the same wheel? The REPRC criteria for accreditation, Dr. Chet Reft
2:00 PM Open Panel Discussion (all speakers), Dr. John Antolak (moderator)
3:00 PM Adjourn
All Sessions will take place in the Pontalba Room


John A. Antolak, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
John Duhon, MS, Oncologics, Inc, Lafayette, LA
John P. Gibbons Jr, Ph.D., Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Beth Harkness, MS, Henry Ford Hospital System, Detroit, MI
Maurice King, MD, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Gordon Mancuso, MS, Oncologics, Inc., Lafayette, LA
Robert J. Pizzutiello Jr, MS, Upstate Medical Physics, Victor, NY
Chester S. Reft, Ph.D., Univ Chicago, Chicago, IL
Lane Rosen, MD, Willis & Knighton Cancer Center, Shreveport, LA
Terrence Shirley, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MI
George Starkschall, Ph.D., UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Todd Stevens, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Register for this Workshop - Early Registration Fee $175 (before January 31)
Regular Registration Fee $250 (after January 31)
Early Regstration Fee extended through the meeting!

Please Register Here.

Hotel Accommodations
The Intercontinental New Orleans is located in downtown New Orleans, 2 blocks from the French Quarter, four blocks from Harrah's New Orleans and six blocks from the Riverfront.

The Hotel is 12 miles from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Taxi service from the airport is a flat rate of $33 for one or two people. The Airport Shuttle is $20 per person and stops at various hotels along the way.

Room rates are $179 Single or Double and are valid from February 14-16. Please make your reservations prior to January 25, 2013 to be eligible for this group rate. To make your hotel reservations, link here or call this number:
1-800-235-4670 and mention AAPM Hub and Spoke. The Hotel is now sold out for these dates.

Air Travel

We recommend you fly into the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Questions? Contact Corbi at AAPM.