2015 Roswell Park/AAMD Region IV Meeting

Friday, September 11, 2015

“Retroperitoneal Sarcoma: Disease and Treatment Considerations”
Kilian Salerno, MD
The PowerPoint presentation is not being made available.

Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: SBRT, Protons & Improvements in Tumor Control and Normal Tissue Toxicities with Advanced Technologies
Charles Simone, II, MD

Using Strategic Communication to Improve Patient Safety
Melissa Therrien, MBA

The Accuracy of Tissue Density Corrected Dose Calculations for Different CT Energies and the Extension of a Calibration Curve to Include Metals
Steven de Boer, MSc

“Preventing Radiation Accidents in Brachytherapy: Better Safe than Sorry”
Harish Malhotra, PhD
The PowerPoint presentation is not being made available. Hard copies were distributed at the conference during the session.

Common Mistakes in Coding & Documentation
Brandi Orlando, RT(T)

Back to the Future: Why Generation Y Dosimetrists Are the Future of Dosimetry and What that Means for You and Me
Scott Green, MS, CMD, RT (R)(T)

Particle Therapy in a Global Radiation Oncology Environment
Randy Hemingway, BS, CMD, RT(T)

Understanding Current Billing and Coding Rules and Preparing for What’s on the Horizon
Teri Bedard, BA, RT(R)(T), CPC

Hold Your Breath! Breath-hold Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) for Thoracic Esophageal Cancer
Joseph Pagano, BS, RT(T)


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Socio-Economic Impact of Cancer Treatments on Patients
Jeanette Hardwick, BS, MBA, RT(T)

“Genetics & Cancer”
Ami Patel-Yadav, MD
The PowerPoint presentation is not being made available.

Image-Guided Radiation Therapy: Benefits and Risks, Certainties and Uncertainties
Daniel Bailey, PhD, DABR

“An Integrative Oncologist’s Approach to AntiCancer Nutrition and Lifestyle” Sessions 1&2
Brian Lawenda, MD
The PowerPoint presentations are not being made available.

The Use of Gradient Controlling Structures to Increase Dose Homogeneity and Control the Location of High Dose Regions for Intensity Modulatef Radiation Therapy Planning
Yolanda King, BA, BS, CMD, RT(T)

The Changing Face of the Medical Dosimetrist: How Does This Affect your Department?
Susan Cagle, MS, CMD, RT(R)(T) & Cara Sullivan, CMD, RT(T)

“Safety in the Clinic: Rationale for and Implementation of an Incident Reporting Database”
Lee Hales, BSc, CMD & Rachel Hackett, CMD, RT(T)

Head & Neck Carcinoma: An Update on Evolving Care and Consideration
Daniel Bourgeois, III, MD, MPH

“Prostate Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Planning in Seven Mouse Clicks: Development and Evaluation of a Class Solution for Cancer”
Amie Ross, RT(T)
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“Radiosurgery Techniques in the Brain and Spine”
Dheerendra Prasad, MD, MCh (Neurosurgery) FACRO
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