Agenda

 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Industry Showcase and Welcome Reception

 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

9:55 am – 10:00 am

Welcome

10:00 am – 11:00 am
SA-CME

Prostate Session I: High Risk / Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer

Moderator:

Daniel Y. Song, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Speakers:

The Role of Brachytherapy Boost for High-Risk Prostate Cancer
Amar Kishan, MD

Imaging for High-Risk Prostate Cancer and Integration with Brachytherapy
Cynthia Menard, MD
University of Montreal Hospital

Incorporation of Androgen Suppression and Emerging Novel Agents
Michael Zelefsky, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Scientific Session: GYN Proffered I

Moderator:

Christina H. Son, MD
University of Chicago

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Scientific Session: Prostate Proffered Papers I

Moderators:

Marisa A. Kollmeier, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Peter J. Rossi, MD
Calaway Young Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
SA-CME

GYN Session I: Challenges and Future Directions in Endometrial Cancer

Moderator:

Lauren Colbert, MD

Speakers:

Interstitial Brachytherapy for Cuff Recurrences
Lilie L. Lin, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Updated Approach to Inoperable Endometrial Cancer
Matthew M. Harkenrider, MD
Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University

Biology as the Future in Endometrial Cancer
Christine M. Fisher, MD
University of Colorado Denver

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SA-CME

Skin Session I: Case Based Multi-Disciplinary Tumor-Board Discussion for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Moderator:

Erik Anderson, MD, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Speakers:

Surgical Perspective
Jeffrey Scott, MD
John Hopkins University

External Beam/Electron Perspective
Ana Kiess, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Brachytherapy/Electronic Brachytherapy Perspective
Anna Likhacheva, MD
Sutter Health

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SA-CME

Physics Session I: Beyond EQD2: Nuts and Bolts and Implementing Biological Models

Moderators:

Mahta M. McKee, MS
Wake Forest University

Susan Richardson, PhD
Swedish Cancer Institute

Speakers:

Radiobiology for the Brachytherapist
Zhe Chen, PhD
Yale-New Haven Hospital

The GYN Experience
Dorin A. Todor, PhD
VCU Health System

Ocular Brachytherapy – Can we do it?
Nolan L. Gagne, PhD
Exeter Hospital

Christopher L. Deufel, PhD
Mayo Clinic

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Innovations Session I: Teaching the Next Generation of Brachytherapists

Moderator:

Pranshu Mohindra, MD, PhD
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Speakers:

Teaching Technical Skills in Brachytherapy
Martin T. King, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Role of Simulation Models and Phantoms in Brachytherapy Education
Emma C. Fields, MD
VCU Cancer Center

Role of Mentorship in Brachytherapy Education
Daniel G. Petereit, MD
Monument Health Hospital/Dakota West Radiation Oncology

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
SA-CME

Physics Session II: Beyond TG-43, The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing Model Based Calculations

Moderators:

Joann I. Prisciandaro, PhD
University of Michigan

Christopher S. Melhus, PhD
Tufts Medical Center

Speakers:

The Case for Model-based Dose Calculations
Mark J. Rivard, PhD
Rhode Island Hospital / Brown University

Benchmarking of Monte Carlo Code
Luc Beaulieu, PhD
CHU De Québec - ULaval

Monte Carlo based TPS
Shirin Enger, PhD
McGill University

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SA-CME

Breast Session I: Establishing Your Breast Brachytherapy Practice

Moderator:

Kara Romano, MD
University of Virginia

Speakers:

Collaboration with Breast Surgeons
Shayna Showalter, MD

Practical Elements of Breast Brachytherapy Physics
Daniel Scanderbeg, PhD
University of California San Diego

Challenging Cases in Treatment Planning
Beth M. Anderson, MD
University of Wisconsin

Practical Elements of Breast Brachytherapy Nursing Care
Melinda Roach, RN
VCU Health System

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SA-CME

Innovations Session II: Clinical Possibilities for Novel Brachytherapy Combinations and Sources

Moderator:

Martin T. King, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Speakers:

Immunotherapy and Brachytherapy
Albert Chang, MD
UCLA

Hyperthermia and Brachytherapy
Pranshu Mohindra, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Uni-directional Source
Abraham J. Wu, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Alpha-emitting Brachytherapy
Robert B. Den, MD
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Scientific Session: Miscellaneous Proffered

Moderators:

Naru Lamichhane, PhD
University of Maryland Medical Center

Subhakar Mutyala, MD
Arizona Oncology

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Scientific Session: Physics Proffered Papers

Moderators:

Ivan Buzurovic, PhD
Dana Farber Brigham Women's Cancer Center

Jacqueline E. Zobeiri, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

9:55 am – 10:00 am

Welcome to Day 2

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Prostate Session II: The Art of Prostate Brachytherapy: Interactive Discussions of Challenging Cases, Management Strategies and Practical Insights

Moderator:

Marisa A. Kollmeier, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Speakers:

Mitchell Kamrava, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Patrick W. McLaughlin, MD
University of Michigan / Providence Cancer Center

Gerard C. Morton, MD
Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre

Richard G. Stock, MD
Mount Sinai Medical Center

10:00 am – 11:00 am
SA-CME

GYN Session II: The Art of Gynecologic Brachytherapy

Moderator:

Tyler Robin, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Cancer Center

Speakers:

Avenues for Progress in the Era of MR-Based Brachytherapy
Lisa Singer, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's and DFCI

Time to Reassess Classical Dosimetry and Look for Better Calculations
Emma C. Fields, MD
VCU Cancer Center

Dorin A. Todor, PhD
VCU Health Center

Creative Planning & Implants with Intracavity Brachytherapy
Anamaria R. Yeung, MD
University of Florida

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Scientific Session: Physics Snap Oral

Moderators:

Bruce Libby, PhD
University of Virginia

Laura A. Doyle, PhD
Christiana Care Health System

11:00 am – 12:00 am
SA-CME

Socioeconomic Session I: Overview of RO-APM

Moderators:

Melissa M. Joyner, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Albert Chang, MD
UCLA

Speaker:

What is the RO-APM?
Anne Hubbard, MBA
The American Society for Radiation Oncology

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Physics Session III: You Actually Do This?

Moderators:

Gil’ad N. Cohen, MS
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Laura A. Doyle, PhD
Christiana Care Health System

Speakers:

The Virtual School – Can Brachytherapy Education Go Virtual Too?
Taoran Li, PhD  
University of Pennsylvania

Neil Taunk, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Should We Use Rectal Spacers for Brachytherapy?
Marisa A. Kollmeier, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

3D Printed Applicators
Adam Cunha, PhD
UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center

Lu-177 in Radiation Oncology
Susan Richardson, PhD
Swedish Cancer Insitute

Current Status and Future Direction of Robotic Assistance in Brachytherapy
Tarun Podder, PhD
University Hospitals Case Medical Center

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Scientific Session: GYN Proffered Papers II

Moderator:

Kaleigh Doke, MD

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Presidential Address

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm

Fellow Induction

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch Break and Annual Business Meeting

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Plenary Session: Top Four Abstracts
Judith Stitt Awards  

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

ABS Henschke Award  

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SA-CME

Breast Session II: Breast Brachytherapy in 2021

Moderator:

Bethany M. Anderson, MD
University of Wisconsin

Speakers:

Why Choose Breast Brachytherapy in 2021?
Robert Kuske, MD
Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists

Current Status of Ultra-Short Breast Brachytherapy
Douglas W. Arthur, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University

Current Status of Precision Breast IORT
Timothy N. Showalter, MD
University of Virginia

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
SA-CME

Radiopharmaceutical Special Session
Session I: Establishing and Growing an Unsealed Source Program

Moderators:

Navesh Sharma, DO, PhD
Penn State Hershey College of Medicine

Susan Richardson, PhD
Swedish Cancer Institute

Speakers:

Principles of Physics
Robert Hobbs, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Why Radiation Oncologists Should Be Involved in Radiopharmaceutical Programs
Andrew Kennedy, MD 
Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Unsealed Sources - Clinical Applications
Michael R. Folkert, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Keynote Address
C. Norman Coleman, MD
Center for Cancer Research National Cancer Institute

Harmar D. Brereton, MD
Northeast Radiation Oncology Center (NROC)

Friday, June 25, 2021

9:55 am – 10:00 am

Welcome to Day 3

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Socioeconomic Session II: How the RO-APM Impacts Brachytherapy and Beyond

Moderator:

Albert Chang, MD
UCLA

Speakers:

Interactive Panel-Audience Session: Top 10 Questions
Stephanie Quinn 
The American Academy of Family Physicians  

Anne Hubbard, MBA
The American Society for Radiation Oncology

Melissa M. Joyner, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Scientific Session: Snap Orals I 

Moderators:

David E. Wazer, MD
Tufts and Brown University

Jenna Kahn, MD
OHSU Radiation Medicine

Andrew M. Farach, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
SA-CME

Prostate Session III: Optimizing Therapeutic Ratio and Preserving Quality of Life

Moderator:

Juanita M. Crook, MD, FRCPC
British Columbia Cancer Agency

Speakers:

Comparison of Brachytherapy Versus Other Modalities
Mira Keyes, MD, FRCPC
British Columbia Cancer Agency

Patient Selection and Normal Tissue Considerations
Lara Hathout, MD, FRCPC
Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ

Techniques and Management Approaches
Daniel Gorovets, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Scientific Session: Breast Proffered Papers

Moderator:

Einsley Janowski, MD, PhD
University of Virginia

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Scientific Session: Prostate Proffered Papers II

Moderators:

Daniel J. Krauss, MD
Beaumont Health

Daniel Y. Song, MD
Johns Hopkins University

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SA-CME

GYN Session III: Home Grown Innovations for GYN Brachytherapy

Moderator:

Scott M. Glaser, MD
City of Hope

Speakers:

Perspectives on Using Virtual Reality to Augment the Clinic
Neil K. Taunk, MD
University of Pennsylvania

Douglas Holt, MD
University of Colorado - Denver

3D Printing for GYN Brachytherapy
Junzo P. Chino, MD
Duke University Medical Center

Elizabeth A. Kidd, MD
Stanford Cancer Institute Palo Alto

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
SA-CME

Radiopharmaceutical Special Session
Session II: Clinical Application

Moderators:

Navesh Sharma, DO, PhD
Penn State Hershey College of Medicine

Susan Richardson, PhD
Swedish Cancer Institute

Speakers:

Physics Wrap Up
Susan Richardson, PhD
Swedish Cancer Institute

Robert F. Hobbs, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Clinical Wrap-Up
Andrew Kennedy, MD
Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Michael R. Folkert, MD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Tumor Board
All

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Scientific Session: Snap Orals II 

Moderators:

Brian J. Davis, MD
Mayo Clinic and Foundation

Omar Y. Mian, MD PhD
Cleveland Clinic

3:30 pm

2021 Annual Meeting Adjourns