2020 Annual Meeting Handouts

AAMD 45th Annual Meeting

July 6 – 10, 2020

Session Handouts

Monday, July 6, 2020

2020 AAMD Plan Study: Maximizing the Possibilities
Presented by Chavanon Apinorasethkul, CMD and Kalin Shipman, CMD

Treating Lung Cancer to Move or Not to Move - That is the Question
Presented by Michael Wussow, MBA
Sponsored by Accuray

Overview of Velocity, Eclipse and ARIA Utilization - The Emory Experience
Presented by Tosin Kayode, MS, CMD, RT(R)(T)
Sponsored by Varian

Supplementing 2D and 3D Treatment Plans with Dynamic Conformal Arcs: Case Studies
Presented by Catherine Cadieux, CMD, BSRT(T)

RO-ILS and APEx: Instruments for Quality Improvement
Presented by Samantha Dawes, CMD and Ksenija Kujundzic, BS

Combined Thermal Therapy and Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Cancer
Presented by Dario Rodrigues, PhD

Radiation Oncology Coding & Compliance Denials, Documentation & Updates
Presented by Adam Brown, CMD, BSRT(T)


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Keynote Session: Artificial Intelligence in Cancer Care
Presented by Ross Mitchell, PhD

Establishing Effective Safety Barriers in Radiation Oncology
Presented by Daniel Bailey, PhD, DABR

Personalized Planning in Pinnacle
Presented by Brett Milla, CMD, RT(R)(T); Ted Poulton, CMD, RT(R)(T) and Scott MacDonald, CMD, RT(R)(T)
Sponsored by Philips

AI Guided Nodal Volume Delineation to Improve Efficacy of Head and Neck Treatment
Presented by Hasti Hesami, CMD and Mu-Han Lin, PhD, DABR

Complexity Comes in 3s: IMPT vs VMAT Approach in Three-lesion Small Cell Carcinoma
Presented by David Alicia, CMD

Radiation Oncology Culture: Is Yours by Design or Default?
Presented by Debra Corbin, AS, RT(T), ROCC and Jana Grienke, MHA, ROCC

Correlation Between Dosimetry on Smell and Taste Systems and Clinical Outcomes in H/N Patients
Presented by Li Liu, MS, CMD


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Need for Advanced Education in Proton Beam Dosimetry
Presented by Cheryl S Turner, EdD, RT(R)(T) and Matthew Palmer, MBA, CMD
Sponsored by Legion Healthcare Partners

Enabling Standardization and Automation
Presented by Randy Larson, CMD
Sponsored by Elekta

Automation with Deep Learning and Machine Learning in RayStation
Presented by Jay Markham, CMD and Scott Hartzell, MS, DABR
Sponsored by RaySearch Americas

The Dancing Cord: Inherent Spinal Cord Motion and Its Effect on Cord Dose in Spine SBRT
Presented by Patricia Sponseller, MS, CMD, RT(R)(T)

Using Automation to Improve Treatment Planning
Presented by Ping Xia, PhD, DABR, FAAPM
Sponsored by Philips

Electronic Compensator for Breast Treatment - Manual vs. Auto-generated
Presented by Jessica Caselli, CMD

Where Do We Draw the Line: Quality Assurance of Contours in an Age of AI Segmentation
Presented by Yasmin McQuinlan, BRT

Protons vs. Photons for Pediatric Cancer: How Does a Center with Both Decide Which to Use?
Presented by Ralph Ermoian, MD


Thursday, July 9, 2020

Proton and Heavier-ion Therapy: Past, Present, and Future
Presented by Richard Amos, MSc, FIPEM

Evaluation of Prostate Planning Strategy for a Multi-site Cancer Center
Presented by Matthew Goss, MS, DABR
Sponsored by Elekta

Quality Assurance Essentials - QA Check Improvements That Can Be Implemented by the Medical Dosimetrist
Presented by Joe Meyers, MS; Krista Curry-Jones, BA and Matt Gerace, MS
Sponsored by MIM Software

A Comparison Study of RTT vs non-RTT Medical Dosimetry Graduates – An Update
Presented by Nishele Lenards, PhD, CMD, RT(R)(T), FAAMD

Treatment Planning for Realtime On-Table Adaptive Radiation Therapy
Presented by Brett Sloman, BHSc, CMD

Scope of Practice – The Role of the Qualified Medical Dosimetrist in Medical Physics
Presented by Jeannie Anderson, MS, CMD

Bold New Territory, the Next Frontier in Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias
Presented by Kimberly Marter, MS, CMD, RT(R)(T)

Remediation Methods and Outcomes in Medical Dosimetry Education Programs
Presented by Lori Simmons, CMD

Servant Leadership and the Educator
Presented by Mellonie Brown-Zacarias, EdS, MET, CMD, RT(T)


Friday, July 10, 2020

2020 AAMD Interactive Contouring Session
Presented by Upendra Parvathaneni, MD and Matthew Taylor, CMD