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2012 State of the Art Techniques in IMRT, IGRT, SBRT, Proton and Brachytherapy: Emphasis on Quality and Safety

The 2012 State of the Art Techniques in IMRT, IGRT, SBRT, Proton and Brachytherapy symposium is your ideal opportunity to explore current and emerging radio-therapeutic techniques. Leaders in the field have been invited to discuss the impact these modalities have on patient outcomes, with an emphasis on quality and safety.
 
Program Content/Format
 
The 2012 State of the Art Techniques in IMRT, IGRT, SBRT, Proton and Brachytherapy: Emphasis on Quality and Safety symposium is your ideal opportunity to explore current and emerging radio-therapeutic techniques. Leaders in the field have been invited to discuss the impact these modalities have on patient outcomes, with an emphasis on quality and safety.      
 
Radiation therapy techniques will be presented in educational, interactive sessions focusing on disease site-specific treatment from planning to delivery. Other topics to be covered include target definition, as well as perspectives surrounding innovation and safety,
 
Needs Statement
High-precision radiation therapy technologies including IMRT, IGRT and SBRT, proton therapy, and brachytherapy can improve outcomes if implemented appropriately. However, errors have occurred during the implementation of these technologies leading to poor patient outcomes and adverse publicity regarding inappropriate use of technologies in radiation oncology. This meeting provides practical, clinically applicable approaches to safely utilizing these advanced technologies today in the treatment of patients.
 
Elements of Competence
This educational forum has been designed to narrow the competency gap of patient safety and technology technique related to the implementation and delivery of IMRT, IGRT, SBRT and other high-precision radiation therapy techniques, two of the 15 core competencies embraced by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
 
Program Objectives
After this session, attendees should be able to:
- Discuss how to safely implement IMRT, IGRT and SBRT.
- Acquire practical information on the basic tools for IMRT, IGRT and SBRT implementation.
- Identify pitfalls and cautions in IMRT, IGRT, adaptive radiation therapy, brachytherapy and SBRT.
- Discuss strategies for error reduction in implementation of advanced radiation therapy technologies.
- Explain the paths of knowledge dissemination from early stage clinical investigations, large scale clinical trials and evolving standards of care.
- Summarize evidence for efficacy of evolving therapies, including proton therapy.

Target Audience
This course is designed for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, radiation oncology administrators, residents and early career faculty, and all other health professionals involved in the field of radiation oncology.
 
For registration and additional conference information, visit

www.astro.org/stateofthearttechniques

Speaker

Organizer Kate Dodd

When?

Fri, May 4, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Mountain

Where?

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV