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Nursing Symposium: Review of a Discipline with a Forward Focus

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Thursday, November 17, 2022 - All times are Eastern

10:55 AM

Welcome

11:00 AM – 11:35 AM

Prostate Brachytherapy Nursing Section I

Moderator:

Peter J. Rossi, MD, FABS

Calaway Young Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital

Prostate Brachytherapy – Patient Selection and Rationale for Treatment

Faculty:

Mira Keyes, MD, FABS

BC Cancer Agency

Radiation Precautions for Brachytherapy Patients

Faculty:

Christopher Deufel, PhD

Mayo Clinic

Prostate Brachytherapy is Complete – Now What Happens

Faculty:

Peter J. Rossi, MD, FABS

Calaway Young Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital

Question and Answer

11:40 AM – 12:20 PM

Prostate Brachytherapy Nursing Session II

Moderator:

Kayla Kafka-Peterson, RN, BSN

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Preparing for Prostate Brachytherapy

Faculty:

Lalaine Zaide, PA-C

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Prostate Brachytherapy: Procedure-day Nursing Specifics

Faculty:

Kayla Kafka-Peterson, RN, BSN

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Prostate HDR Implant Removals and Discharge Instructions

Faculty:

Kayla Kafka-Peterson, RN, BSN

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Question and Answer

12:20 PM – 12:30 PM

Break

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM

Gynecological Brachytherapy Nursing Session 1

Moderator:

Junzo Chino, MD

Duke Cancer Center

GYN Brachy – Why and How?

Faculty:

Puja Venkat, MD

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Management of Complications in Gynecological Brachytherapy – How to Help

Faculty:

Kristin Bradley, MD

University of Wisconsin

Vaginal Dilators – Important or Not?

Faculty:

Melinda Roach, MSN, RN

VCU Health System

Question and Answer

1:20 PM – 2:05 PM

Gynecological Brachytherapy Nursing Session II

Moderator:

Christine Fisher, MD

University of Colorado Cancer Center

How to Prepare for Gynecological Brachytherapy – Procedural Nursing Care and Instructions

Faculty:

Melinda Roach, MSN, RN

VCU Health System

It’s Treatment Day – What to Expect During GYN Brachytherapy and What is the Nursing Role?

Faculty:

Melinda Roach, MSN, RN

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

What to Expect at Home After GYN Brachytherapy

Faculty:

Melinda Roach, MSN, RN

VCU Heath System

Question and Answer

2:10 PM – 2:55 PM

Miscellaneous Brachytherapy Session

Moderator:

Mitchell Kamrava, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Skin Brachytherapy – Methods, Patient Selection, and Efficacy

Faculty:

Puja Venkat, MD

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

The Value of Nursing in Skin Brachytherapy

Faculty:

Mitchell Kamrava, MD

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Gold Markers & Hydrogel – Role of Nursing for In-Clinic Procedures

Faculty:

Arun Goel, MD

University of Pennsylvania

Question and Answer

2:55 PM – 3:05 PM

Break

3:05 PM – 4:00 PM

Brachytherapy Nursing – a Forward Focus

Moderators:

Melinda Roach, MSN, RN

VCU Heath System

New to Brachytherapy Nursing? Ask These Questions

Faculty:

Kayla Kafka-Peterson, RN, BSN

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

How to Train Brachytherapy Team Members and Others Beyond Your Team

Faculty:

Kayla Kafka-Peterson, RN, BSN

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Cutting Edge Brachytherapy – Where Can It Really Go and How Can Nurses be Part of It?

Faculty:

Albert Chang, MD

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Alan Lee, MD

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

What’s Next for Brachytherapy Nursing - Faculty Roundtable