2017 Radiation Conference Agenda & Speakers

Join your colleagues on a tour of the Department of Radiation Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute on Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m. You must pre-register to attend.

Please pick up your transportation and tour passes at the Registration Desk in the Conference & Event Center by 5:15 p.m. on September 7. Buses will leave the Conference Center at 5:30 p.m., and will leave Roswell Park Cancer Institute at approximately 7 p.m. for the return trip. Space is limited.

PROGRAM AGENDA – Subject to change

Thursday, September 7, 2017

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

5:30 p.m.
Bus leaves Conference Center for Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Radiation Medicine Department tour
Pre-registration is required

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

7 p.m.
Bus departs from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, front of hospital, to return to the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls

Friday, September 8, 2017

8 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m.
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) Lung Symposium, Part I
Clinical Considerations for SBRT

Simon Fung-Kee-Fung, MD

9:45 a.m.
Break and Vendor Exhibits

10:15 a.m.
SBRT Lung Symposium, Part II
SBRT Treatment Planning

Rachel Hackett, RT(T), CMD

11:15 a.m.
SBRT Lung Symposium, Part III
Evaluation of Patient Positioning and Procedure for SBRT Lung Simulation and Treatment

Gina Bellreng, RT(T)

11:45 a.m.
SBRT Lung Symposium, Part IV
Panel Questions & Answers
Simon Fung-Kee-Fung, MD; Rachel Hackett, RT(T), CMD; Gina Bellreng, RT(T)

12:15 p.m.
Lunch & Networking

1:15 p.m.
Breakout Session 1:
Choice A – Engineering Patient Safety in a Clinic
Harish Malhotra, PhD, DABR

OR

Choice B - Documentation & Coding – Part I
Adam Brown, BSRT(T), CMD

2:15 p.m.
Breakout Session 2:
Choice A – Prostate Cancer – One Man’s Journey

Lori Kasuske, RT(R)(T), CMD

OR

Choice B - Documentation & Coding, Part II
Adam Brown, BSRT(T), CMD

3:15 p.m.
Break & Vendor Exhibits

3:45 p.m.
Breakout Session 3:
Choice A - The Quest for Hakuna Matata – My Journey into Global Radiation Therapy Outreach

Regina Anne Ley, RT(T)

OR

Choice B - Multi-Criteria Optimization Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy (MCO-VMAT) for Hippocampus Avoidance – Whole Brain Radiation Therapy (HA-WBRT)
Stephen Zieminski, BS, RT(T), CMD 

4:45 p.m.
Tackling Treatment Time & Tobacco: Twin Terrors of Head and Neck Radiation
Anurag Singh, MD

5:45 p.m.
Adjourn

6-7 p.m.
Networking Reception at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Kick back with your colleagues after a great day of learning…and transition from the hard sciences to the scrumptious sciences!
28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

7:30 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

8 a.m.
Breakout Session
Choice A: The Road Ahead
Tami Canterbury, BS, CPC, CTS

OR

Choice B: When Cancer Attacked Me: A Personal Look at Role Reversal
Lexie Smith-Raymond, MADm, BS, RT(R)(T), CMD

9 a.m.
Welcome Remarks/Vendor Acknowledgements

9:05 a.m.
Improving Radiation Therapy Safety & Quality Through Real-Time Surface-Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT)
Daniel Bailey, PhD, DABR

10:05 a.m.
Break & Vendor Exhibits

10:35 a.m.
Radiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
Kilian Salerno, MD

11:35 a.m.
Is Your Team Evolving at the Pace of Your Technology?
Lisbet Williams, RT(T)(CT), CMD
Ashley Benincasa, RT(T), MBA

12:35 p.m.
Lunch & Networking

1:35 p.m.
Impact of Daily MRI on Planning and Treatment
James "Vito" Victoria, CMD

2:35 p.m.
Break

2:50 p.m.
The Role of Radiation for Symptom Palliation
Gregg Herman, MD, MPH

3:50 p.m.
High-Grade Gliomas: Current Management and Future Directions
Charlotte Rivers, MD

4:50 p.m.
Adjourn

INVITED SPEAKERS

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

Ashley Benincasa, RT(T), MBA
Chief Radiation Therapist
New York Oncology Hematology
Albany, NY

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

Tami Canterbury, BS, CPC, CTS
Vice President Client Relations
Pinnacle Staffing Solutions
Clearwater, FL

Lori Kasuske, RT(R)(T), CMD
Medical Dosimetrist
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System – Cancer Center
Watertown, SD

Regina Ley, RT(T)
Senior Radiation Therapist
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Lexie Smith-Raymond, MADm, BS, RT(R)(T), CMD
Radiation Therapy Program Manager
Department of Radiation Oncology
Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
Tucson, AZ

James “Vito” Victoria
Medical Dosimetrist
ViewRay, Inc.
Mountain View, CA

Lisbet Williams, RT(T)(CT), CMD
Lead Medical Dosimetrist
New York Oncology Hematology
Albany, NY

Stephen Zieminski, BS, RT(T), CMD
Medical Dosimetrist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

ROSWELL PARK FACULTY

Gina Bellreng, RT(T)
Senior Radiation Therapist
Department of Radiation Medicine

Simon Fung-Kee-Fung, MD
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Department of Radiation Medicine

Rachel Hackett, RT(T), CMD
Medical Dosimetrist
Department of Radiation Medicine
AAMD Secretary

Gregg Hermann, MD, MPH
Radiation Medicine Resident
Department of Radiation Medicine

Harish Malhotra, PhD, DABR
Assistant Professor & Clinical Physicist
Department of Radiation Medicine

Charlotte Rivers, MD
Radiation Medicine Resident
Department of Radiation Medicine

Kilian Salerno, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Director of Breast Radiation Oncology
Director of Soft Tissue /Melanoma Radiation Oncology

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