Agenda

 

Wednesday, July 10th, 2024

Contouring Workshop: Limited Registrations Available

3:00pm – 5:30pm

GYN Contouring

3:00pm – 5:30pm

Prostate Contouring

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Opening Reception

 

Thursday, July 11th, 2024

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast Symposium
Sponsored by     

7:30am – 8:30am

La ABS y cómo aumentar la participación de LatinoAmerica.

7:30am – 8:30am

ABS Brachytherapy Journal Editorial Board Meeting (by invite only)

8:30am – 9:15am

Presidential Roundtable: Increasing Brachytherapy Use Worldwide

9:15am – 10:15am

Prostate Session I: Evidence for Brachytherapy Boost

Moderator:

Peter Hoskin, MD, FRCP
Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Faculty:

Role of Brachytherapy Boost in the FLAME/HypoFLAME Era

Alfonso Gómez-Iturriaga, MD, PhD
Hospital Universitario de Cruces, Biocruces Bizkaia Health Research Institute

ADT Duration and Intensification with Brachytherapy Boost

Atsunori Yorozu, MD, PhD
NHO Tokyo Medical Center

Defining the DIL for Brachytherapy Boost

Cynthia Ménard, MD
CHUM

9:15am – 10:15am

Scientific Session: GYN Proffered Papers I

Moderators:

Onyine Balogun, MD
Weill Cornell Medicine

Alina Sturdza, MD
Medical University of Vienna

10:15am – 10:30am

Refreshment Break

10:30am – 11:30am

GYN Session I: GYN Brachytherapy in the Era of Patient-Specific Medicine

Moderators:

Saad Alrashidi, MD, FRCPC
King Fahad Medical City

Allison M. Quick, MD
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center

Faculty:

Molecular Subtypes of Uterine Cancer

Remi Nout, MD, PhD
Erasmus MC

Immunologic Effects/IO Combinations with Brachytherapy

Ann H. Klopp, MD, PhD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Customized Implants – Freehand and Non-Standard Implants

Elizabeth Kidd, MD
Stanford Cancer Center

Automated and Adapted Treatment Planning

Luc Beaulieu, PhD, FABS
Université Laval

10:30am – 11:30am

Scientific Session: Prostate Proffered Papers I

Moderators:

Joelle Helou, MD, MSc
London Regional Cancer Program

Noelia Sanmamed, MD
Hospital Clínico San Carlos

11:30am – 12:30pm

Skin Session I: Optimizing Skin Brachytherapy: Patient Selection, Technique and Delivery

Moderator:

Parag Sanghvi, MD, MSPH
University of California, San Diego

Faculty:

How to Start a Skin Brachytherapy Program and Deliver Treatment: Indications, Techniques and Advances

Adam Chichel, MD, PhD
Greater Poland Cancer Centre - Brachytherapy

Efficacy, Fractionation and Dosing for Skin Brachytherapy

Anupam Rishi, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Dosimetric Comparison on EBRT vs. Brachytherapy

Jennifer Steers, PhD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Technical Report and Consensus Standards

Víctor González Pérez, PhD
Fundación Instituto Valenciano de Oncología

11:30am – 12:30pm

Socioeconomic Session I: Education and Training: Present and Future "Top 10 Things"

Moderators:

Andrew Keller, MD
AdventHealth Cancer Insitute

Peter Niehoff, MD
Sana Klinikum Offenbach

Faculty:

The Status of Brachytherapy Education in America, Asia and Europe

Jill Remick, MD
Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University

Alina Sturdza, MD
Medical University of Vienna

The View from a Young Resident or Brachytherapy Specialist

Lauren Andring, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Katharina Brück, MD
Amsterdam University Medical Center

11:30am – 12:30pm

Breast Session I: Indications, Techniques and Results

Moderators:

Cristina Gutiérrez Miguélez, MD
Institut Català d'Oncologia

Jean-Michel Hannoun-Levi, MD, PhD
Antoine Lacassagne Cancer Centre – University Côte d’Azur

Faculty:

u/vAPBI

Marta Gimeno-Morales, MD, PhD
Cancer Center Clínica Universidad de Navarra

Salvage

Bridget Quinn, MD, PhD
VCU Medical Center

MIBT

Johann Tang, MD
Novena Specialist Group Pte Ltd.

Single Entry Devices

Matthew M. Poppe, MD
University of Utah Health

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch Symposium | Adapting to the Target: How Brachytherapists Deliver Results for their Patients
We all know that Brachytherapy is the oldest adaptive treatment in radiation therapy. And with all the latest innovations in HDR Brachytherapy, adaptation is easier than ever. If you are interested in learning how our experts can adapt their plans to deliver the best treatment to each patient, please come and join the Varian lunch symposium.

Sponsored by     

Faculty:

Introduction

John Kowal, President AMS ROS
Varian, a Siemens Healthineers Company

Adapting to the Surface with Skin HDR

Andrew Farach, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital

Focal Therapy: Vitesse Real-Time HDR Prostate

Timothy Showalter, MD, MPH
University of Virginia Hospital Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

Using your Interstitial Cylinder to Adapt to the Target

Diana-Cristina Pop, PhD
Institutul Oncologic Cluj-Napoca

Developing Advanced Brachytherapy in Southeast Asia

Pittaya Dankulchai, MD
Medicine Siriraj Hospital

Sushil Beriwal MD, MBA, FABS
Allegheny Health Network
Varian, a Siemens Healthineers Company

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Resident Luncheon
Sponsored by     

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Miscellaneous Session I: Rectal Cancer and Brachytherapy

Moderators:

Arthur Sun Myint, FRCP (Ed), DMRT
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, NHS Foundation Trust

Te Vuong, MD
McGill University

Faculty:

Contact Brachytherapy and the Opera Trial

Alexandra Stewart, MD
Royal Surrey Hospital, Royal Surrey Cancer Center

HDR Brachytherapy and Morpheus Trial

Te Vuong
McGill University

Comparative Dosimetry for Rectal Brachytherapy

Nikolaos Tselis, MD
University Hospital Frankfurt

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Physics Session I: Starting an Interstitial GYN Program - Practical Strategies for Implementation

Moderator:

Deidre Batchelar, PhD
British Columbia Cancer Agency

Faculty:

Treatment Planning

Frank-André Siebert, PhD
UKSH, Campus Kiel

Applications

Deidre Batchelar, PhD
British Columbia Cancer Agency

Imaging Systems

Melanie Davidson, PhD
British Columbia Cancer Agency

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Breast Session II: IORT Debate

Moderators:

Catheryn Yashar, MD, FABS
University of California, San Diego

Einsley Janowski, MD
University of Virginia

Faculty:

IORT Clinical Results

Evelyn Martinez, MD
Institut Català d'Oncologia

50-kV IORT: Pros

William Small, MD
Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University

50-kV IORT: Cons

Vratislav Strnad, MD
University Hospital Erlangen

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Miscellaneous Session II: Brachytherapy (Interventional Radiotherapy) for Function Preservation

Moderators:

Marjory Jolicoeur, MD
Université de Montréal - Hôpital Charles Lemoyne

Luca Tagliaferri, MD
Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemell

Faculty:

Focus on Anal Canal Cancer

Luca Tagliaferri, MD
Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemell

Focus on Oropharyngeal Cancers

Ashwini Budrukkar, MD
Tata Memorial Hospital

Focus on Nasal Vestibule

Francesco Bussu, MD
Università degli Studi di Sassari

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Physics Session II: Keeping Patients Safe: Regulations and Beyond

Moderator:

Mahta Mirzaei McKee, PhD, FABS
Wake Forest University

Faculty:

US Perspective

Mahta Mirzaei McKee, PhD, FABS
Wake Forest University

EU Perspective

Jacob G. Johansen, PhD
Aarhus University

IAEA Perspective

Mauro Carrara
IAEA

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Special Session I: Integrative Oncology in Brachytherapy

Moderator:

Bethany M. Anderson, MD
University of Wisconsin

Faculty:

Practical Integrative Oncology for the Brachytherapist

Matthew McCurdy, MD, PhD
Society of Integrative Oncology

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Refreshment Break

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Scientific Session: Miscellaneous Proffered Papers I

Moderators:

Ashwini Budrukkar, MD
Tata Memorial Hospital

Baho Sidiqi, MD
Northwell Health

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Scientific Session: Physics Proffered Papers I

Moderators:

Joel Poder, PhD
St George Hospital Cancer Care Centre

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Scientific Session: Breast Snap Oral Papers I

Moderators:

Bridget Quinn, MD, PhD
VCU Health

Marta Gimeno-Morales, MD, PhD
Universidad de Pamplona

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Scientific Session: Miscellaneous Snap Oral Papers I

Moderators:

Nitika Thawani,MD
Dignity Health

Michael Trager, MD
Northwell Health

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Scientific Session: GYN Snap Oral Papers I

Moderators:

Idalid “Ivy” Franco, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Shauna M. McVorran, MD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinic

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Opening Reception

 

Friday, July 12th, 2024

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast Symposium | Safely Dissecting the Data and Real World Experience of Rectal Spacers: Redefining Precision and Safety with the BioProtect Balloon Implant
Sponsored by     

Faculty:

Real World Experiences with Rectal Spacing

Jonathan Tward, MD
Univ. of Utah - Huntsman Cancer Institute

Trial Investigator - BioProtect Pivotal Trial Experience & Evidence

Danny Song, MD
Johns Hopkins

Learnings From the First 300 BioProtect Cases - "How I Do It."

Shawn Zimberg, MD
Advanced Radiation Centers - Solaris Health

8:30am – 8:45am

Business Meeting

8:45am – 9:45am

Keynote: John Jenson

9:45am – 10:45am

The Power of One: When N>1=1
Sponsored by     

Moderator:

Gregory Merrick MD, FABS
URI

Faculty:

Megan Kassick, MD, MPH
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Mira Keyes, MD, FABS
British Columbia Cancer Agency

Martin King, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

10:45am – 11:15am

Refreshment Break

11:15am – 12:15pm

GYN Session II: GYN Brachytherapy in Clicincal Trials

Moderators:

Megan Kassick, MD, MPH
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Manon Kissel, MD
Institut Curie

Faculty:

SAVE Trial

Gita Suneja, MD
University of Utah Health

EMBRACE II

Kari Tanderup, PhD
Aarhus University Hospital

Retro-COSMOS

Supriya Chopra, MD
Tata Memorial Centre

EMBRAVE

Remi Nout, MD, PhD
Erasmus MC

11:15am – 12:15pm

Prostate Session II: Global Perspectives on Prostate Brachytherapy Practice Building

Moderators:

Martin T. King, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Bradley Pieters, MD, PhD
University of Amsterdam Medical Centre

Faculty:

Radiation Oncologist perspective: EU

Piotr Wojcieszek, MD
Maria Sklodowska Curie Memorial Cancer

Radiation Oncologist Perspective: UK

Stephen Langley, MD
Royal Surrey County Hospital

Radiation Oncologist Perspective: US

Peter F. Orio, III, DO, MS, FABS
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Radiation Oncologist Perspective: AUS

Jeremy Millar, MD
Alfred Health

11:15am – 12:15pm

Special Session II: Artificial Intelligence in Brachytherapy

Moderators:

Frank-André Siebert, PhD
UKSH, Campus Kiel

Vratislav Strnad, MD
University Hospital Erlangen

Faculty:

Overview of Artificial Intelligence in Brachytherapy

Susovan Banerjee, MD
Medanta The Medicity

Deep learning Assisted Algorithm for Catheter Reconstruction During MR-Only GYN Interstitial Brachytherapy

Ananth Ravi, MD
Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre

Artificial Intelligence-Generated vs. Clinical Prostate Contours for US-Based HDR Brachytherapy

Martin King, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

AI in Brachytherapy Treatment Planning Systems

Bradley Pieters, MD, PhD
University of Amsterdam Medical Centre

12:15pm – 1:30pm

Lunch Symposium | Interventional Brachytherapy
Are you passionate about advancing brachytherapy? Curious about the latest innovations? Look no further! We invite all brachytherapy professionals to Elekta’s lunch symposium on Interventional Brachytherapy, where experts and clinicians converge to discuss all facets of modern HDR brachytherapy.

Sponsored by    

1:30pm – 2:45pm

Judith Stitt Plenary Session: Top Four Abstracts

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Presentation of Marie Curie Award

3:00pm – 3:15pm

Presentation of the 2024 Henschke Award
Sponsored by    

 

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Presidental Address and Transfer of Gavel

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Refreshment Break

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Miscellaneous Session III: Choosing Between Options: The Border Between Integration and Alternative

Moderators:

Michael Folkert, MD, PhD
Northwell Health

Aman Taggar, MD
Sunnybrook Health Science Center

Faculty:

Management of Primary and Metastatic Brain Lesions

Tom Beckham, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Management of Cancers of the Head and Neck

Marjory Jolicoeur, MD
Université de Montréal - Hôpital Charles Lemoyne

Management of Primary and Metastatic Liver Lesions

Stefanie Corradini, MD
University Hospital Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich

Management of Vascular Stenoses

Philip Devlin, MD, FABS
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Socioeconomic Session II: Current Landscape in Brachytherapy: Status, Needs and Perspectives

Moderators:

Melissa Joyner, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Alina Sturdza, MD
Medical University of Vienna

Faculty:

The European Vies

Peter Niehoff, MD
San Klinkum Offenbach

The American View: North and South America

Catheryn M. Yashar, MD, FABS
University of California, San Diego

The Asian and Australian View

Pittaya Dankulchai, MD
Medicine Siriraj Hospital

The Middle East and African View

Noha Jastaniyah, MD
King Faisal Specialist Hospital

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Special Session III: Budget Considerations and Generating Support from Hospital Leadership at an Academic Center

Faculty:

Steven Kurtzman, MD
Western Radiation Oncology

Jyoti Mayadev, MD
University of California, San Diego

Akila Viswanathan, MD, FABS
John Hopkins Medicine

Sean Zimberg, MD
Mt Sinai Hospital

 

Saturday, July 13th, 2024

7:00am – 8:00am

Breakfast

8:00am – 9:00am

Scientific Session: Miscellaneous Snap Oral Papers II

Moderators:

Vratislav Strnad, MD
University Hospital Erlangen

Puja Venkat, MD
UCLA Health

8:00am – 9:00am

Radiopharmaceuticals Session I: Practical Aspects of Staring a Radiopharmaceuticals Program

8:00am – 9:00am

Physics Session III: Clinical Use

Moderator:

Christian Kirisits, PhD
Medical University of Vienna

Faculty:

Model Based Dose Calculations

Åsa Carlsson Tedgren, PhD
Linkoping University

In-Vivo Dosimetry

Luc Beaulieu, PhD, FABS
Université Laval

Applicator Tracking

Joel Poder, PhD
St George Hospital Cancer Care Centre

9:00am – 10:00am

GYN Session III: Challenging Scenarios in GYN Brachytherapy

Moderator:

Katherine Tzou, MD
University of Colorado

Faculty:

CBG Case: Vaginal Cancer/Vaginal Recurrence

Eric Leung, MD
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center

Vulvar Preservation

Marjory Jolicoeur, MD
Université de Montréal - Hôpital Charles Lemoyne

IBS Case: Optimal Cervical Brachytherapy in Resource-Limited Environment

Umesh Mahantshetty, MD
Tata Memorial

Bladder Involvement – Fistula Management

Neil Taunk, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

9:00am – 10:00am

Prostate Session III: Brachytherapy Monotherapy

Moderators:

Joseph Bucci, MD
Genesis Care Australia

Juanita Crook, MD, FABS
British Columbia Cancer Agency

Faculty:

Selecting Optimal Monotherapy Regimen (LDR, HDR, SBRT)

Joelle Helou, MD, MSc
London Regional Cancer Program

Brachytherapy Monotherapy for Unfavorable Risk Disease

Martin King, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Salvage Brachytherapy: Whole-Gland vs. Focal

Adam Kluska, MD
Greater Poland Cancer Center

Focal Prostate Brachytherapy: Primary Disease

Andrew See, MD
Icon Cancer Centre

9:00am – 10:00am

Scientific Session: Physics Snap Orals Papers I

Moderators:

Arjit Baghwala, MS
Houston Methodist Hospital

10:00am – 10:30am

Refreshment Break

10:30am – 11:30am

Scientific Session: GYN Proffered Papers II

Moderators:

Àngels Roviorosa, MD
Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

Naoya Murakami, MD, PhD
Juntendo University Hospital

10:30am – 11:30am

Scientific Session: Prostate Proffered Papers II

Moderators:

Mitchell Kamrava, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Iosif Strouthos, MD
German Oncology Center

11:30am – 12:30pm

Scientific Session: GYN Snap Oral Papers II

Moderators:

Sylvia Van Dyk, MD
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Brandon Dyer, MD
Legacy Health

11:30am – 12:30pm

Scientific Session: Prostate Snap Oral Papers I

Moderators:

Juanita Crook, MD, FABS
British Columbia Cancer Agency

Arun Goel, MD
University of Pennsylvania

12:30pm

Meeting Adjourns