Thank you for another great QADS.

The 12th edition of this unique unique educational event featured 24 topics will be presented across four session themes:

  • Safety & Independent QA in Radiation Oncology
  • Stereotactic Treatment & QA
  • Advancements in Planning & QA
  • Emergent Modalities & QA Considerations

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When Friday, February 21 & Saturday, February 22
Where Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando, Florida
Registration $950 in advance; $1,050 on-site
$99 for students (ID required)
Credits 14.5 MPCEC approved by CAMPEP; 13.5 MDCB credits; 12 SAM credits approved; 2 Medical Error and 11 General credits approved by Florida Council of Medical Physicists


Day 1: February 21, 2020
7:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 2020 Program Introduction Jie Shi, Ph.D., Sun Nuclear Corporation, Melbourne, FL
Session 1: Safety & Independent QA in Radiation Oncology Moderators: Bill Simon. M.S., Jie Shi, Ph.D.
8:15 SAM 1: Safety and Incident Learning Safety Is No Accident - A Physician's Perspective on Safety in 2020 and Beyond James Hayman, M.D., M.B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
8:45 Leveraging Incident Reporting from RO-ILS to Improve Safety for Your Patients Jean Moran, Ph.D., University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
9:15 SAM 2: Independent QA Independent QA - A Medical Physicist’s Perspective Geoffrey Ibbott, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Jericho, VT
9:45 Break - 15 min
10:00 Independent QA - A QA Vendor’s Perspective Jeff Kapatoes, Ph.D., Sun Nuclear Corporation, Melbourne, FL
10:30 SAM 3: Future of Patient Specific QA Future Directions in Patient Specific QA Moyed Miften, Ph.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
11:00 The Future Is Now - EPID In Vivo Dosimetry Casey Bojechko, Ph.D., University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
11:30 Panel Discussion All Above Speakers
12:15 Lunch
Session 2: Stereotactic Treatment & QA Moderators: Moyed Miften, Ph.D., Greg Robinson, M.S., C.M.D.
1:15 SAM 4: Single Isocenter Multi Met SRS Single isocenter, Multiple Target Radiosurgery Justin Roper, Ph.D., Sarah Cannon, Nashville, TN
1:45 Single-Isocenter Multiple-Targets SRS QA: Challenges and Solutions Vladimir Feygelman, Ph.D., Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
2:15 SAM 5: Small Field Dosimetry & QA Correction Factors for Small Field Detector in the Era of TRS 483 Report Winston (Ning) Wen, Ph.D., Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
2:45 Break - 30 min
3:15 SRS Commissioning and QA Test Cases - A Variation of TG-119 Geoffrey Baran, M.S., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
3:45 SAM 6: SRS/SBRT Commissioning Commissioning and Clinical Experience of Brainlab's Multiple Brain Mets SRS Element on the Versa HD Cory Knill, M.S., Beaumont Health, Dearborn, MI
4:15 Critical Components of a Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program with Focus on Patient-Specific QA Roland Teboh Forbang, Ph.D., John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack, NJ
4:45 Panel Discussion All Above Speakers
5:30 Day 1 Adjourns
6:00 Networking Reception

Day 2: February 22, 2020
7:15 Breakfast
Session 3: Advancements in Planning & QA Moderators: Jean Moran, Ph.D., Jennifer Clark, M.S.
8:00 SAM 7: AI in Radiation Therapy Big Data - How to Use the Past for the Future Charles Mayo, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
8:30 Quality Control and Data Mining of IMRT QA Dan Cutright, Ph.D., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
9:00 SAM 8: Planning & QA Automation Using Automation to Improve Treatment Planning Ping Xia, Ph.D., The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
9:30 Break - 15 min
9:45 Optimizing Patient and Machine QA Workflows with Automation and Integration Aisling Haughey, M.Sc., North West Cancer Center, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK
10:15 SAM 9: Practical and Efficient Machine QA Practical Implementation of EPID-based QA for Linac Baozhou Sun, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
10:45 Efficient Implementation and Use of AAPM TG-142 David Barbee, Ph.D., NYU Langone Health, New York, NY
11:15 Panel Discussion All Above Speakers
12:00 Lunch
Session 4: Emergent Modalities & QA Considerations Moderators: Bill Simon. M.S., Jie Shi, Ph.D.
1:00 SAM 10: Emergent RT Technologies AAPM Initiatives and Emergent RT Technologies M. Saiful Huq, Ph.D., UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA
1:45 Commissioning ZAP for Clinical Use and Ongoing Quality Assurance Stephen Sorensen, Ph.D., St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
2:15 SAM 11: MR-Linac Overview of MRgRT Systems - Elekta Unity X. Allen Li, Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2:45 Break - 15 min
3:00 Commissioning and QA of MRgRT System - ViewRay MRIDian Alex Price, M.S., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MOTBA
3:30 SAM 12: New Treatment Delivery Devices Commissioning and Clinical Implementation of Halcyon-Ethos Bin Cai, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
4:00 Initial Experience on Commissioning, Beam Matching and QA on a BGRT Linac Daniel Zaks, M.S., RefleXion, Hayward, CA
4:30 Symposium Adjourns



The Gaylord Palms is a premiere location just minutes away from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, with daily shuttle service for all guests.

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W Osceola Pkwy
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Please note: As of February 6th, rooms at our host hotel are sold out. Alternative accommodations options are listed on the page linked below.

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AAPM does not endorse the product in question: rather, it endorsed the educational component of the program.

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