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

  • Topics: A High Impact Review of the Level I Evidence, Comparative Effectiveness, Toxicity and Toxicity Management of Prostate Brachytherapy
    Mira Keyes, MD
  • Communicating the Value of Prostate Brachytherapy to Your Colleagues
    Thomas J. Pugh, MD
  • Panel Discussion

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
    John Sylvester, 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

LDR Pre-loaded Stranded
Mira Keyes, MD
Brian J. Moran, MD
John E. Sylvester, MD

LDR Mick
Sushil Beriwal, MD
Brett W. Cox, MD
Marissa A. Kollmeier, MD
Louis Potters, MD

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

Fiducial Markers & Spacing Solutions
Brian J. Davis, MD
Steven J. Frank, MD

HDR Elekta US
Daniel J. Kraus, MD
Alvaro Martinez, MD

Peter J. Rossi, MD

HDR Varian US
Christopher Deufel, PhD
Juanita M. Crook, MD

HDR Varian CT
Bruce Libby, PhD
Bradley Prestidge, MD

Industry Showcase
Arsalan Siddique, MD
Peter J. Rossi, MD

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