2021 Annual Meeting Handouts

AAMD Virtual 46th Annual Meeting

June 6 – 10, 2021

Session Handouts

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Keeping Pace with the Changing Face of Radiation Oncology
Presented by Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD

2021 AAMD Plan Study: Thorax
Presented by Zachary Fellows, BS, CMD, RT(T)(R)

Radiation Should Not Break a Child's Heart: Dosimetry and Late Cardiac Effects
Presented by Molly Havard Blau, MD


Monday, June 7, 2021

Leading Into the Future
Presented by Anne Greener, PhD, FACR, FAAPM

Treatment Planning Around the World in 60 Minutes
Presented by Adenike Olanrewaju, MBA, CMD

Single Iso Multi Met Brain Treatment: The Love Child of Whole Brain & SRS
Presented by Lexie Smith-Raymond, MAdm, CMD, RT(R)(T); and Angela Locke, BS, CMD, RT(T)

An Efficient and Robust Optimized Dynamic Conformal Arc Technique for Lung SBRT - The Allegheny Health Experience
Presented by Mary McCauley, CMD, RT(R)(T)


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The Future is Unwritten: Summary of Findings from the AAMD’s MedDos Infinity Task Group
Presented by Brian Napolitano, CMD

Bringing Radiation Oncology to the Medically Underserved: Strategies & Opportunities in RAD-AID
Presented by Daniel Mollura, MD

The State of the Art of Veterinary Radiotherapy
Presented by Michelle Turek, DVM, Dipl.ACVIM (Oncology), Dipl.ACVR (Radiation Oncology)


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Medical Dosimetrist Workforce Study 2020
Presented by Michael Mills, PhD

Medical Physics and Radiation Dosimetry During The COVID-19 Crisis: Perspectives from New York
Presented by Adam Riegel, PhD, DABR

Trauma-Informed Radiation Therapy
Presented by Leigh Leibel MSc, C-IAYT, ACSM-CET

Accuray Precision Treatment Planning for CyberKnife and Radixact/TomoTherapy Systems
Presented by Madhavi Kapa, MS and Colin Sims, MSc


Thursday, June 10, 2021



A Perspective on Learning: A Discussion About Proton Dosimetry Education
Presented by Cheryl Turner, EdD, RT(R)(T)

A Service Line Approach: Using Whiteboard Analytics to Improve Time Efficiency in RadOnc
Presented by Shailja Patel, BS; and Lehendrick (Montreal) Turner, MBA, MHA, CMD

Alternate Payment Model (APM) 101 - What We Really Need To Know
Presented by Adam Brown, CMD, BSRT(T); and Tamara Syverson, BSRT(T), CHONC

Automating Adaptive Therapy – Making it Personal
Presented by Joseph Dunlap, BS, CMD

Coding and Compliance for Radiation Oncology 2021: RO-APM
Presented by Ron DiGiaimo, MBA, FACHE

FB vs DIBH to Improve Target Coverage and Reduce OAR Doses in Right-Sided PMRT and RNI
Presented by Kylee Lindsey, CMD, BSRT(T); and Karla Kuhn, CMD

Half-Empty or Half-Full: The Effect of Sinus Filling on HN Robust Optimization Planning
Presented by David Alicia, CMD

Lung SBRT Solutions with Elekta Technology
Presented by David Ly

Peer Review and Scorecards: Where the Future Can Take Us
Presented by Brent Murphy, MS, DABR; James Wheeler, MD, PhD; and Thomas Costantino, MS, CMD, RT(T)

Pinnacle Evolution Treatment Planning Workshop
Presented by Brett Milla, CMD, RT(R)(T) and Ted Poulton, CMD, RT(R)(T)

RapidPlan: Where to Start?
Presented by Ashley Chackalayil, BS, CMD

RO-ILS Errors: What Dosimetrists Can Learn From The National Database
Presented by Allison (Paige) Dalton, MSHA, CMD, RT(T); and Lee Hales, BSc, CMD

SBRT Planning For Multiple Targets
Presented by Jeremy Donaghue, MS, DABR

SBRT: Radiating Boldly in the Present and Future
Presented by Lindsay Puckett, MD

The Comparison of Collapsed Cone and Monte Carlo Algorithms in Tangential Breast Planning
Presented by Matthew Goss, MS, DABR

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Field of Medical Dosimetry
Presented by Christine Chung, BS, CMD

The Real Billing Behind the Plan - Today & Tomorrow: From Assym Jaws to Adaptive Plans
Presented by Jordan Johnson, MSHA

The Role of the QMD in Brachytherapy
Presented by Paula Berner, BS, CMD, FAAMD

Technological Advances for the Evolving Role of Medical Dosimetry: Adding Value by Minimizing Manual Tasks to Focus on Plan Quality Improvement
Presented by Paul Jacobs, MS and Matt Gerace, MS

Transformative Leadership during COVID
Presented by Debra Corbin, AS, RT(T), ROCC; and Jana Grienke, MHA, ROCC

Understanding Prior Authorization and the Role of a Dosimetrist
Presented by Lehendrick (Montreal) Turner, MBA, MHA, CMD and Matthew Palmer, MBA, CMD