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UPMC Entitlement Training: SABR/SRS ( Steroetactic Ablative Radiotherapy)

UPMC CancerCenter

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM - Friday, May 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Varian Entitlement Customers only 10 Registrations May 11, 2018 Free $0.00
Non Entitlement Customers
Non Entitlement Customers
7 Registrations May 11, 2018 Free $0.00
Individual non contractual attendees 1 Registration May 18, 2018 $6,200.00 $0.00

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The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute working in partnership with UPMC CancerCenter now offers a comprehensive 3-day course on the clinical implementation of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR, also known as SBRT).   The course is intended for the entire clinical team, consisting of radiation oncologists, surgeons, and medical physicists.   A panel of internationally recognized expert physicians and physicists will provide a comprehensive review of radiosurgery, including lectures in neuroanatomy, radiation biology, and quality assurance. The course will also review the latest technical advancements in imaging, immobilization, gating, and high dose rate delivery modes.  Attendees will be able to directly observe tumor boards, patient simulations, and clinical delivery of SRS/SABR treatments on several different SRS/SABR platforms.  Finally, attendees will get guided hands-on practice in the advanced treatment planning techniques for SRS/SABR.

The benefits of using UPMC’s program include:

  • Training at a leading and one of the busiest SRS/SABR programs in the world
  • Building confidence in how to develop referral sources
  • Surgeons receiving training in target delineation & plan evaluation
  • Learning how to ensure the accuracy of small field dosimetry

 

Course Instructors:

 

 

 

  • Dwight E. Heron, MD, FACRO, FACR, (Course Director)
  • M. Saiful Huq, PhD, FAAPM, FInstP, Physicist
  • Barton F. Branstetter IV, MD
  • John C. Flickinger, MD, Radiation Oncologist
  • Jonathon Engh, MD, Neurosurgeon
  • Ronald Lalonde, PhD, Physicist
  • Neil Christie, MD, Thoracic Surgeon
  • Amy Readshaw MS, Physicist
  • Kim Hodges, R.T.(R)(T), CPC

 

 

 

Entitlement Customers: Training will have been an inclusion with your TrueBeam purchase order with Varian.  Please refer to your sales order for reference if necessary

 

Non Entitlement Customers Please email for Pricing Quotes

 

 

 

UPMC Respiratory Motion Management course registration please use this link to register: 

https://respiratorymotionmanagememt.eventbrite.com

 

This is a 2 day course is intended for radiation oncologist, medical physicist, dosimetrists and therapists, who wish to understand the benefits of respiratory motion management and observe how it is implemented in a modern cancer therapy department.  The course will be presented at UPMC CanceCenter Shadyside, a department that has treated hundres of patients with 4DCT and gated treatment delivery over the last 12 years. 

 

The course consisits of lectures, patient case presentations, direct observation of 4DCT and gated treatment delivery in the clinic, and hands on lab exercises.  Topics include patient selection for motion management, the process of 4DCT scanning on the GE Advantageworkstation, review and analysis of 4DCT studies, treatment planning on Varian Eclipse/Phillips Pinnacle, commissioning and QA of gating equipment, and gated treatment delivery with the Varian RPM system.

 

Course Faculty:

 

Dwight Heron, MD, FACRO, FACR, Vice Chairman, Radiation Oncology, and Director of Radiation Services, UPMC CancerCenter

 

M. Saiful Huq, PhD,FinstP, Director of Medical Physics, UPMC CancerCenter

 

Ron Lalonde, PhD, DABR, Chief Scientific Officer, D3 Oncology Solutions

 

Amy Readshaw, MSc, DABR, D3 Oncology Solutions

 

Amanda Rakow, RT, UPMC Shadyside

 

 Day 1: Lectures and Discussion

 

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

 

8:30 – 9:30 Introduction to Motion Management - Dwight Heron, MD

 

9:30 – 10:30 Clinical Implementation of 4D PET/CT - Dwight Heron, MD & Amy Readshaw, MS

 

10:30-10:45 Break

 

10:45- 12:15  4DCT Simulation (at UPMC Shadyside Hospital) - Saiful Huq, PhD and Amanda Rakow, RT

 

12:15 -1:00- Lunch

 

1:00- 1:45  Physics Guidelines and QA of 4DCT and Gated Treatment Delivery - Amy Readshaw, MS 

 

1:45 - 2:30 Clinical Case presentations - Dwight Heron, MD 

 

2:30-2:45 Break

 

2:45-  3:45  Gated Treatment Delivery-Varian Truebeam & Varian Triology (at UPMC Shadyside Hospital)

 

4:00 - 6:00  QA of 4DCT and Gated Treatment Delivery (hands-on, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital)

 

Amy Readshaw, MS 

 

Day 2

 

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast

 

8:30- 9:30 4-Dimensional Treatment Planning and Respiratory Gating  Ron Lalonde, PhD

 

9:30-10:30 4-Dimensional Treatment Planning (hands-on, Eclipse/Pinnacle workstations) - Amy Readshaw, MS and Ron Lalonde, PhD

 

10:30-10:45 Break

 

11:00 - 12:00 4DCT Analysis on GE Advantage Sim (hands-on)

 

12:00-1:00 Lunch/ Course wrap up, feedback and Q/A

 


 

Non Varian Customers please email event organizer for more information.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have questions about UPMC Entitlement Training: SABR/SRS ( Steroetactic Ablative Radiotherapy)? Contact UPMC CancerCenter

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Hyatt House Pittsburgh/Bloomfield/Shadyside
5335 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:00 AM - Friday, May 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM (EDT)


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UPMC CancerCenter

UPMC CancerCenters provides the finest level of cancer care to patients throughout the tristate region. Partners in cancer care with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), which comprises the academic and research activities for cancer at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, UPMC CancerCenters offers patients the latest advances in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment.

 

 

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, partner with UPMC CancerCenter, offers a comprehensive 3-day course on the clinical implementation of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR, also known as SBRT). The course is intended for the entire clinical team, consisting of radiation oncologists, surgeons, and medical physicists. A panel of internationally recognized expert physicians and physicists will provide a comprehensive review of radiosurgery, including lectures in neuroanatomy, radiation biology, and quality assurance. The course also will review the latest technical advancements in imaging, immobilization, motion management, gating, and high dose rate delivery modes. Attendees will be able to observe tumor boards, patient simulations, and clinical delivery of SRS/SABR treatments on several different SRS/SABR platforms. Finally, attendees will get guided, hands-on training in the advanced treatment planning techniques for SRS/SABR.

 

The benefits of attending UPCI’s program include:

  • Training at a leading and one of the busiest SRS/SABR programs in the world
  • Building confidence in how to develop referral sources
  • Surgeons receiving training in target delineation & plan evaluation
  • Learning how to ensure the accuracy of small field dosimetry

 

 

The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, partner with UPMC CancerCenter, also offers a comprehensive 2 day course is intended for radiation oncologist, medical physicist, dosimetrists and therapists, who wish to understand the benefits of respiratory motion management and observe how it is implemented in a modern cancer therapy department.  The course will be presented at UPMC CanceCenter Shadyside, a department that has treated hundres of patients with 4DCT and gated treatment delivery over the last 12 years. 

 

The course consisits of lectures, patient case presentations, direct observation of 4DCT and gated treatment delivery in the clinic, and hands on lab exercises.  Topics include patient selection for motion management, the process of 4DCT scanning on the GE Advantageworkstation, review and analysis of 4DCT studies, treatment planning on Varian Eclipse/Phillips Pinnacle, commissioning and QA of gating equipment, and gated treatment delivery with the Varian RPM system.

 

 

 

 

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