Agenda

Thursday, June 16, 2022

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Hands-on Workshop: GYN or Prostate (Registrants will have the opportunity to select either GYN or Prostate)

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Hands-on Workshop: Breast or Skin (Registrants will have the opportunity to select wither Breast or Skin)

Prostate: The prostate pre-meeting workshop offers attendees the opportunity to perform key components of an implant on phantom models, with the guidance of experienced prostate brachytherapists. Both LDR and HDR modality stations are available, as well MR integration solutions. Learning is enhanced with round table case planning and discussion. 

GYN: The gynecology brachytherapy hands-on experience will be an interactive workshop in which participants will be able to increase their gynecologic brachytherapy knowledge. Participants will spend time with gynecology brachytherapy hybrid applicators, freehand needles, and ultrasound with mannequins and models to simulate a real-time experience. They will have a virtual reality experience to participate in a simulated patient. Participants will discuss cases and scenarios with faculty, interact with planning software, and gain insight as to skills for their own brachytherapy patients.

Skin: In the skin brachytherapy pre-conference workshop, we will provide a hands-on experience with skin standard applicators and custom approaches. We will explore real-world treatment planning and interact with experienced physicians to discuss the real-world practicalities of these techniques. New for this year’s conference, we will have a 3D printing demonstration to highlight innovation in the development of custom molds and challenging anatomy.

Breast: We will review 3 challenging breast brachytherapy cases with experienced physicians and physicists.  Tips & techniques for successful placement, as well as CT-based planning strategies, will be discussed.  We will have multiple applicators available to test and a computer-planning workstation for hands-on practice

 
 

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Reception

 

Friday, June 17, 2022

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Registration

7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Commercial Exhibits

7:30 am – 7:50 am

Continental Breakfast

7:50 am – 8:00 am

Welcome

8:00 am – 9:00 am
SA-CME

Prostate Session I: Individualizing the Approach to Localized Prostate Cancer

Moderator:

Martin King, MD, PhD., Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Panelists:

Robert Dess, MD, University of Michigan
Incorporating Genomic Data into Decision Making

Mira Keyes, MD, FABS, BC Cancer Agency
Androgen Deprivation Therapy: Optimizing Patient Selection

Peter Rossi, MD, FABS, Calaway Young Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital
Monotherapy vs. Combined Approach

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Scientific Session: GYN Proffered Papers I

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Scientific Session: Prostate Proffered Papers I

9:00 am – 10:00am

GYN Session I: Brachytherapy is a Team Sport: How to Build the Ultimate Team

Moderator:

Jenna Kahn, MD, OHSU Radiation Medicine

Panelists:

David Gaffney, MD, PhD, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Scott Glaser, MD, City of Hope

Melissa Joyner, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dorin Todor, PhD, VCU Health System

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Refreshment Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am
SA-CME

Skin Session I: Innovating Skin Brachytherapy Delivery and Treatment Planning

Moderator:

Parag Sanghvi, MD, UC San Diego Health System

Panelists:

Gina Mansy, MD, UC San Diego Health System

Jennifer Steers, PhD, Cedars-Sinai

Amandeep Taggar, MD, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre

10:30 am – 11:30 am
SA-CME

Breast Session I: APBI Treatment Approaches - Choosing Wisely for Your Individual Patients

Moderator:

Siddharth Saraiya, MD, University of North Carolina

Panelists:

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

Bob Kuske, MD, FABS, Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists
Multicatheter Interstitial

Shayna Showalter, MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
IORT with HDR Brachytherapy

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Resident Symposium (Residents Only) - Mentoring and Clinical Education - What Works and How Can the ABS Help?

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

IsoRay Lunch Symposium: Eliminate Uncertainty, Increase Precision & Reduce Toxicity

MRI-Assisted-Radiosurgery (MARS), the MD Anderson Technique using Cesium-131 Presented by Dr. Steven J Frank, MD,FABS, MD Anderson Cancer Center

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
SA-CME

Miscellaneous Session I: Growing a New Brachytherapy Program; Tips & Tricks

Moderators:

Andrew Farach, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital

Pranshu Mohindra, MD, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Panelists:

Akila Viswanathan, MD, FABS, John Hopkins Medicine
Budget Considerations and Generating Support from Hospital Leadership

Kristin Bradley, MD, University of Wisconsin
Planning a Brachytherapy Suite

Andrew Farach, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital
Efficient Clinical Operations for an Integrated Brachytherapy Program

Pranshu Mohindra, MD, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Planning for Emergencies During Brachytherapy

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Scientific Session: Physics Snap Oral

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Miscellaneous Session II: Brachytherapy in 2030, Shark Tank Edition Sponsored by Varian    

We are excited to announce applications for the Brachytherapy in 2030 session, which will occur during the American Brachytherapy Society 2022 Annual Meeting. The purpose of this session is to generate enthusiasm for concepts that have a high likelihood of transforming the practice of brachytherapy by the year 2030. Concepts can include new technologies, processes/workflows, or treatment regimens. We encourage team-based applications of 2-3 members. Deadline to submit your application: April 30th

Moderators:

Martin King, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Pranshu Mohindra, MD, University of Maryland, Baltimore

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
SA-CME

Socioeconomic Session I: Radiation Oncology Payment Policy – Anticipated Changes and the Role of Brachy in Value-Based Care

Panelists:

Albert Chang, MD, UCLA

Scott Glaser, MD, City of Hope

Anne Hubbard, MBA, ASTRO

Melissa Joyner, MD, MBA, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Special Edition Session I: Barriers to Utilization of Cancer Treatments

Moderator:

Mitchell Kamrava, MD

Panelists:

Gita Suneja, MD
Health Disparities of Cancer Treatment

James Bates, MD
Geographic Access Disparities

Fumiko Chino, MD
Financial Toxicities

Catheryn Yashar, MD, FABS
Reimbursement Considerations

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Scientific Session: Physics Proffered Papers I

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Refreshment Break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Scientific Session: Miscellaneous Proffered Papers I

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Special Edition Session II: The Most Important Next  Trial in Prostate Brachytherapy

Moderator:

Timothy Showalter, MD, The University of Virginia

Teams:

Albert Chang, MD, & Yonatan Weiss, MD, UCLA
Trial Concept 1

Marisa Kollmeier, MD, & Assaf Moore, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Trial Concept 2

Gerard Morton, MD, FABS, & Aishah Alqaderi, MD, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
Trial Concept 3

Peter Orio, DO, MS, Martin King, MD & David Wang, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cancer Center
Trial Concept 4

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
SA-CME

Physics Session I: Let's Get Practical Advice for the Brachytherapy Physicist

Moderator:

Christopher Tien, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine

Panelists:

Firas Mourtada, PhD, Christiana Care Health System
Eye Plaque Brachytherapy

Ivan Buzurovic, PhD, Dana Farber Brigham Women’s Cancer Center, HMS
Surface Brachytherapy

Mark Rivard, PhD, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University
Intraoperative Mesh Brachytherapy

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening Reception and Food Truck Extravaganza

 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Registration

7:30 am – 7:00 pm

Commercial Exhibits

7:30 am – 7:50 am

Continental Breakfast

7:50 am – 8:00 am

Welcome to Day 2

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Annual Business Meeting

8:30 am – 9:30 am
SA-CME

Prostate Session II: Advanced Techniques for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Moderators:

Manuj Agarwal, MD, University of Pennsylvania

Marisa Kollmeier, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Panelists:

Abhisehek Solanki, MD, MS, Loyola University Chicago/Edward Hines VA
Incorporating Advanced Imaging (PSMA) into Patient Selection

Juanita Crook, MD, FABS, BC Cancer Agency
LDR Salvage Brachytherapy – Technique/Toxicity

Gerard Morton, MD, FABS, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
HDR Salvage Brachytherapy – Technique Toxicity

8:30 am – 9:30 am
SA-CME

GYN Session II: How to Select the Best Hybrid Applicator

Moderator:

Samuel Marcom, MD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Panelists:

Emma Fields, MD, VCU Cancer Center
Varian Free Hand

Jill Remick, Emory University
Elekta

Elizabeth Kidd, MD, Stanford Cancer Institute Palo Alto
3D Printed

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Physics Session II: Good Catch! Improving Patient Safety in Brachytherapy

Moderators:

Laura Doyle, PhD, Christiana Care Health System

Elaine Dziemianowicz, MS, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Panelists:

Y. Jessica Huang, PhD, University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Center

Susan Richardson, PhD, Swedish Cancer Institute

Jacqueline Zoberi, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Scientific Session: GYN Proffered Papers II

10:30 am – 11:00 am

Refreshment Break

11:00 am– 11:15 am

Presidential Address

Ann Klopp, MD, PhD, President, American Brachytherapy Society

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

11:15 am– 11:30 am

ABS Fellow Induction

11:30 am – 11:45 am

Swearing in of the 2022-2023 ABS Board

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Keynote Address: Beyond the Needle: Seeds of Leadership and Team

Gregory Merrick, MD, FACR, FABS 

Urologic Research Institute, Ohio University Medical School

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm

Lunch-n-Go

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Interactive Lunch Session Sponsored by Theragenics    

Attendees will join the keynote speaker and panelists to discuss the real-world challenges faced by brachytherapy teams in clinical practice. The discussion will cover topics including avoiding burnout, building a high-functioning team, and leadership. Attendees will be invited to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

American Barkytherapy Society

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Plenary Session

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

2022 ABS Henschke Award Sponsored by Best Medical    

Presented to Akila N. Viswanathan, MD, FABS

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
SA-CME

Physics Session III: Innovations in Brachytherapy Physics

Moderator:

Matt Giles, MSc, Emory University

Panelists:

Xiaofeng Yang, PhD, Emory University
Artificial Intelligence in Brachytherapy

Cedric Belanger, MSc, Université Laval
MCO Efficiency, and Innovation

William Song, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Direction Modulated Brachytherapy

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Scientific Session: Miscellaneous Snap Orals

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Refreshment Break

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Socioeconomic Session II: Top Ten Radiation Oncology Payment Policy Challenges

Moderator:

Melissa Joyner, MD, MBA, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Panelist:

Anne Hubbard, MBA, ASTRO

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel: Improving Outcomes and Efficiencies with a Hydrogel Spacer

Join Dr. Taunk for a session on the innovative technology designed to reduce side effects associated with prostate cancer radiation therapy. His review will include a discussion on clinical effectiveness, operational efficiency and the future of transperineal procedures. An interactive Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Speaker:

Neil Taunk, MD, MSCTS

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Scientific Session: Breast Snap Orals

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Evening Reception

 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

7:00 am – 12:30 pm

Registration

7:30 am – 7:50 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:30 am

Commercial Exhibits

7:50 am – 8:00 am

Welcome to Day 3

8:00 am – 9:00 am
SA-CME

Miscellaneous III: Brachytherapy on the Frontier

Moderators:

Subhakar Mutyala, MD, Arizona Oncology

Puja Venkat, MD, UCLA

Panelists:

William Morrison, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Update on Brachytherapy in HN Cancers

Phillip Devlin, MD, FABS, Harvard Medical School
Update on Intravascular Brachytherapy

Gordon McLennan, MD, UC Health University of Colorado Hospital
Techniques in Interventional Radiology

8:00 am – 9:00 am
SA-CME

Breast Session II: The Great Debate - Why Choose Breast Brachytherapy in 2022

Moderator:

Kara Romano, MD, University of Virginia

Panelists:

Douglas Arthur, MD, FABS, Virginia Commonwealth University
The Case of Brachytherapy

Sarah Sittenfeld, MD, University of Cincinnati
The Case for EBRT

Imran Zoberi, MD, Washington University School of Medicine
Breaking the Tie

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Scientific Session: GYN Snap Oral I

9:00 am – 10:00 am
SA-CME

Prostate Session III: Optimizing Patient Outcomes with Practical Management Strategies

Moderator:

Andrew Farach, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital

Panelists:

Brian Moran, MD, FABS, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Chicago
Techniques to Improve Efficiency for Workflow

Chad Tang, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Techniques to Improve Efficiency in Planning/AI

Manuj Agarwal, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Management of Urinary Risks/Complications – Reduction Strategies

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Refreshment Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Scientific Session: Prostate Proffered Papers II

10:30 am – 11:30 am
SA-CME

GYN Session III: Which Imaging is Best for Image-Guided Brachytherapy? Pros and Cons of CT, MRI and TRUS

Moderator:

Jessika Contreras, MD, Miami Cancer Institute

Panelists:

Lillie Lin, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center 
CT

Shari Damast, MD, Yale School of Medicine
MRI

Neil Taunk, MD, MS, University of Pennsylvania
Ultrasound

11:30 am – 12:30 am

Scientific Session: Prostate Snap Oral I

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Scientific Session: GYN Snap Oral II

12:30 pm

2022 Annual Meeting Adjourns