Radiation Oncology

Quality Assurance for Modern Radiation Therapy (QA-MRT) August 23 & 24, 2013


Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge
2nd Floor Conference Center
Stanford University
291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
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A symposium focusing on strategy, technology and tools for quality assurance (QA) of modern radiation therapy will be held at Stanford University on August 23rd- August 24th, 2013. This symposium will cover various issues related to the QA of modern radiation therapy equipment and procedures, such as VMAT, IMRT, CyberKnife, and SBRT. Issues with dosimetric measurements of emerging high dose rate FFF beams and devices for image guidance will be discussed. The lectures will be given by a panel of experienced medical physicists from Stanford University Hospital and Clinics and other institutions. Demonstration of various QA procedures will be offered in the second afternoon of the symposium. Please mark your calendar for this exciting event!


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Registration Fees:
Now -07/12/13 = $400
07/13-08/1/13 = $525
08/02-08/23/13 = $575


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing before August 2nd, 2013 will be fully refunded (less $10.00 handling fee). Those received between August 3rd-August 22, 2013 will be refunded at 90% of the total paid. No refunds will be given after August 23rd, 2013.


Hotel Information:
There are several area hotels with a variety of room rates, many with a Stanford discount. Please see the attached area hotels guide. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton in Palo Alto. Mention Lei Xing-Quality Assurance for Modern Radiation Therapy Symposium to receive the discounted rate.


Agenda

Stanford Quality Assurance for Modern Radiation Therapy


Time: Aug. 23-Aug. 24, 2013
 

Place: Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge (LKSC)
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305

Scientific Committee: Lei Xing, Ph.D., Ed Mok, M.S., Todd Atwood, Ph.D., Annie Hsu Ph.D.

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SYNOPSIS
The success of radiation therapy depends critically on the quality assurance strategy and procedure implemented in practice. Unfortunately, clinical implementation of new technologies often outpaces the development of adequate QA tools and procedure. A symposium focusing on strategy, technology and tools for QA  of modern radiation therapy will be held at Stanford University on Aug. 23 and 24, 2013. This symposium will cover various issues related to the QA of modern radiation therapy equipment and procedures, such as VMAT, IMRT, CyberKnife, and SBRT. Issues with dosimetric measurements of emerging high dose rate FFF beams and devices for image guidance will be discussed. The lectures will be given by a panel of experienced medical physicists from Stanford University Hospital and Clinics and other institutions. Demonstration of various QA procedures will be offered in the second afternoon of the symposium.

Day 1:   Aug. 23, 2013

08:30am            Registration

Moderator:  Todd Atwood, Ph.D
09:00am      Welcome & Highlight of the Course – Lei Xing, Ph.D.
09:10am      Safety and Quality Assurance in Modern Radiation Therapy – Dan Low, Ph.D.
10:00am      Workflow and Standardization of Radiation Therapy Process – Dimitre Hristov, Ph.D.

10:50 am    Coffee Break

Moderator:  Dimitre Hristov, Ph.D.
11:00am    IT, Treatment Planning, Radiation Safety Reporting System, Dose Calculation and Related QA Issues– Karl Bush, Ph.D.
11:30am    QA of Imaging Devices and Image Guidance Tools – Todd Atwood, Ph.D.

12:00pm    Lunch break

Moderator:  Benjamin Fahimian, Ph.D.
1:30pm      Motion Management Strategies and QA – Peter Maxim, Ph.D.
2:00am      Patient Specific QA in SBRT: Strategy, Procedure and Tools – Ed Mok, M.S.
2:50pm     Panel Discussion: Routine QA and New Strategies for Patient Specific IMRT/VMAT QA (including EPID Dosimetry, Hybrid Monte Carlo and Measurement-Based Approach)– Charles Holcombe MS, Physics Residents

3:30pm     Coffee break

Moderator:   Karl Bush. Ph.D.
3:40pm      Pursuit of ACR accreditation: Development of an Institutional Culture on Safety and Quality of Patient Treatment, Ben Fahimian, Ph.D.
4:20pm     Panel Discussion (MD, Physics, RTT, Dosimetrist, Dan Low, Ph.D., and Kamil Yenice, Ph.D.) On QA related Issues occurring in Clinic and the Role of the Physicists, Physicians and Administrators in ACR Accreditation.

5:00pm            Close

Day 2:   Aug. 24, 2013

 Moderator:  Lei Wang, Ph.D.
09:00am      Clinical QA Experience of University Chicago  – Kamil Yenice, Ph.D.
09:50am      QA of Cyberknife-based SBRT –Lei Wang, PhD.
10:30am      Fundamental and Practical Aspects of Modern LINACs  – Joe Praxe

11:10am     Coffee break

Moderator:  Annie Hsu.D.
11:10am       Experience with implementation of various AAPM task group reports (Overview of TG reports) – Tiffany Phillips
11:40am       Implementing New technologies with Quality and Safety: Experienced learnt from the clinical implementation of TrueBeam SBRT and Gated VMAT– Annie Hsu, Ph.D.

12:10am        Lunch

01:40pm        Tour of Stanford Radiation Oncology Department and demonstration of  QA process for various imaging/treatment modalities, including gated RapidArc & IMRT,  real-time kV imaging during dose delivery, CBCT, OBI auto-patient positioning, SBRT, planning and 4D PET/CT image acquisition, CyberKnife. --- Benjamin Fahimian (coordinator of the practice session), Gary Luxton, Ed Mok, Annie Hsu, Todd Atwood, Peter Maxim, Karl Bush, Lei Wang, Bin Han and Tiffany Philips, Marian Axente, Amy Yu.

03:00pm        Adjourn


 

 

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