meetings & events

2019 Prostate Workshop Agenda

Friday, November 1

7:50 am - 8:00 am

Welcome - Opening Remarks
Daniel G. Petereit, MD, FASTRO

Session I

8:00 am – 8:45 am

THE DATA: The Rationale for Brachytherapy for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer
Moderator: Brett W. Cox, MD

Session II

8:45 am - 11:30 am

Moderators: Steven J. Frank, MD
Firas Mourtada, PhD

  • A High Quality LDR Implant
    Steven J. Frank, MD
  • A High Quality HDR Implant
    Peter J. Rossi, MD
  • Targets and Margins in Prostate Brachytherapy
    Brian J. Davis, MD, PhD
  • The Nuts and Bolts of End to End Quality for a Program and Implant;
    1. Treatment Planning
    2. Physics Considerations
    3. Isotope or Technique Selection
    Bruce Libby, PhD
    Firas Mourtada, PhD
  • Panel discussion

Session III

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

A Successful Brachytherapy Practice
Moderators: Peter F. Orio, III, DO, MS
Peter J. Rossi, MD

  • Billing Pearls for a Successful Brachytherapy Program
    Ron DiGiaimo, MBA, BSHA, RT
  • Workflow for Spacing Agents/Markers/LDR/HDR/Combo
    Sushil Beriwal, MD
  • Why is Prostate Brachytherapy so Complicated?
    Peter F. Orio, III, DO, MS

12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm

Lunch with Lecture: “Lessons I’ve Learned”

Session IV

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Review of Treatment Planning Solutions: The Technology and Tools for a Successful Brachytherapy Practice
Bruce Libby, PhD

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Keynote Address: Disruptive Technologies in Prostate Cancer: The Use of Genomic Markers and Prostate Biopsy Decisions
David Crawford, MD

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Hands-on Workshops
ABS Faculty

6:30 pm


Saturday, November 2

7:45 am – 8 am

Safety: NRC 101
Bruce Libby, PhD
Timothy Showalter, MD

8:00 am – 11:30 pm

Hands-on Workshop
ABS Faculty

11:30 am – 12:30pm


1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hands-on Workshop
ABS Faculty

4:00 PM

Closing remarks


Hands-on Workshop Stations and Faculty

Station 1: LDR Pre-loaded Stranded
Mira Keyes, MD
Brian J. Moran, MD

Station 2: LDR Mick
Brett W. Cox, MD
Marissa A. Kollmeier, MD
Louis Potters, MD
Abhirup Sakar, PhD

Station 3: LDR Real Time
Dan Cail, PhD
Martin King, MD
Peter F. Orio, III, DO, MS

Station 4: Fiducial Markers & Spacing Solutions
Sushil Beriwal, MD, MBA
Brian J. Davis, MD
Steven J. Frank, MD
Tyler Robin, MD, PhD

Station 5: HDR Elekta US
Matt Giles, MSc
Alvaro Martinez, MD
Gerard C. Morton, MD, FABS

Station 6: HDR Elekta CT/MRI
Daniel J. Krauss, MD
Mahta M. McKee, MS
Firas Mourtada, PhD
Peter J. Rossi, MD

Station 7: HDR Varian US
Christopher Deufel, PhD
Bradley R. Prestidge, MD, MS, FABS

Station 8: HDR Varian CT
Bruce Libby, PhD
Timothy N. Showalter, MD

Station 9: Industry Showcase
Arsalan Siddique, MD
Peter J. Rossi, MD