Radiation Oncology Conference 2019 Agenda & Speakers

Revised 8/19/19

Thursday, September 5, 2019

4:30-5:15 p.m.
Conference Registration at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls main registration desk in the Grand Foyer

5:15 p.m.
Bus leaves Conference Center for Roswell Park’s Department of Radiation Medicine tour – pre-registration is required

6:00 p.m.
Tours of the Department of Radiation Medicine

7:30 p.m.
Bus departs from Roswell Park, front of Hospital, for the DoubleTree Hotel.

Friday, September 6, 2019

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks & Vendor Minutes

8:45 a.m.
Radiation of the Pelvis: The Radiation Therapist’s Perspective
Joseph Pagano, RT(T)
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

9:15 a.m.
Dealing with the Side Effects of Pelvic Radiation
Leayn Flaherty, PA
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

9:45 a.m.
Vendor Break

10:15 a.m.
Pelvic Irradiation:  A Dosimetrist’s Perspective
Lee Culp, MS, CMD, RT(T)
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

11:05 a.m.
Brachytherapy for GYN Cancer
Maryann Mikucki, MD, PhD
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

11:55 a.m.
Panel Discussion

12:30 p.m.  
Lunch & Networking

1:30 p.m.  
Nonoperative Management After Neoadjuvant Therapy for Rectal Cancer: A Single Institution Experience Over 5 Years
Steven Nurkin, MD,MS,FACS
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

OR

2019 Coding and Documentation Updates, Part I
Adam Brown, BSRT(T), CMD
Revenue Cycle, Inc

2:30 p.m.  
Developing a Framework for Patient Safety in the Next Millennium
Harish Malhotra, PhD, DABR
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

OR

2019 Coding and Documentation Updates, Part II
Adam Brown, BSRT(T), CMD
Revenue Cycle, Inc

3:30 p.m.
Vendor Break

4:00 p.m.
Radiation Therapy of Patients with Cardiac Implantable Devices: Dosimetric Evaluation and Clinical Management
Iris Wang, PhD, DABR, FAAPM
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

OR

Optimization of Metal Density Definition in Dose Calculation Algorithms and Comparison to Measurements in Inhomogeneous Phantoms
Steven de Boer, MSc, FAAPM
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

5:00 p.m.  
Take 2 Aspirin and Call Me in the Morning: Re-evaluating Old Drugs for the Modern Era
Anurag Singh, MD
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

6:00 p.m.
Adjourn

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

Saturday, September 7, 2019

7:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m.
Radiation Oncology-Incident Learning System (RO-ILS): Operational Evolution within the Radiation Medicine Department
Katrina Aronoff, BS RT(T)
Phelps Hospital Northwell Health

OR

Authorization for Insurance Payment: A Team Approach
Ron DiGiaimo, MBA, FACHE
Revenue Cycle, Inc.

9:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

9:05 a.m.
Particle Therapy: Past, Present & Future
Saif Aljabab, MD, FRCPC
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

10:05 a.m.
Vendor Break

10:35 a.m.
Advances in Cancer Therapy
Lalith Kumaraswamy, PhD, DABR
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

11:35 a.m.
Implementing Clinical Safety Barriers to Stop Accidents Before They Happen
Daniel W. Bailey, PhD
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA

12:35 p.m.
Lunch & Networking

1:35 p.m.
Integrated Feathering for Craniospinal Irradiation
Angelia Landers, PhD
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

2:35 p.m.
Break

2:50 p.m.
The Oligometastatic State and the Evolving Paradigms
Mark Farrugia, MD, PhD
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

3:50 p.m.
Novel Uses of SBRT: Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia
Ryan Zielan, MS, RT(T), CMD
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

4:50 p.m.
Adjourn


Invited Speakers

Katrina Aronoff, BS RT(T)
Chief Radiation Therapist
Phelps Hospital Northwell Health

Daniel Bailey, PhD, DABR
Medical Physicist
Department of Radiation Oncology
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Atlanta, GA

Adam Brown, CMD, BSRT(T)
Consultant
Revenue Cycle, Inc.
Austin, TX

Ron DiGiaimo, MBA, FACHE
CEO and Chairman of the Board
Revenue Cycle, Inc.
Cedar Park, TX

Angelia Landers, PhD
Medical Physics Resident
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

Ryan Zielan, MS, RT(T), CMD
Medical Dosimetrist
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Roswell Park Faculty 

Saif Aljabab, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Radiation Medicine

Lee Culp, MS, CMD, RT(T)
Medical Dosimetrist
Department of Radiation Medicine

Steven de Boer, MSc, FAAPM
Assistant Professor - Oncology, Radiation Medicine, Medical Physics
Medical Physicist
Department of Radiation Medicine

Mark Farrugia, MD, PhD
Radiation Medicine Resident
Department of Radiation Medicine

Leayn Flaherty, PA
Physician’s Assistant
Department of Radiation Medicine

Lalith Kumaraswamy, PhD, DABR
Assistant Professor and Medical Physicist 
Director, Quality Assurance Program
Department of Radiation Medicine

Harish Malhotra, PhD, DABR
Associate Professor
Senior Medical Physicist
Department of Radiation Medicine

Maryann Mikucki, MD, PhD
Radiation Medicine Resident
Department of Radiation Medicine

Steven Nurkin, MD, MS, FACS
Associate Professor of Oncology
Department of Surgical Oncology

Joseph Pagano, RT(T)
Senior Radiation Therapist
Department of Radiation Medicine

Anurag Singh, MD
Professor of Oncology
Director of Radiation Research
Department of Radiation Medicine

Iris Zhou Wang, PhD, DABR, FAAPM
Assistant Professor - Oncology, Radiation Medicine, Medical Physics
Senior Medical Physicist
Department of Radiation Medicine