QADS is the only event for Medical Physicists and Dosimetrists that brings leading clinical innovators together to discuss the latest practices and issues related to QA and Dosimetry in Radiation Oncology.
Due to record interest in this year’s program, registration is now closed.
We look forward to welcoming guests from 35 countries around the world, March 9-10, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
For all registered attendees, please watch for an event reminder e-mail from Keri Langlois with helpful details for your trip.
If you have not yet reserved your room, we urge you to do that soon. As our official hotel block deadline has passed, the hotel may or may not extend discounted pricing to new room reservations at its discretion.
All continuing education credits have been approved:
|Day 1: March 9, 2018|
|7:00am||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:00am||2018 Program Introduction||Bill Simon, M.S., Jie Shi, Ph.D.|
|Session 1: Safety and Quality in Radiation Oncology||Moderators: Bill Simon, M.S., Jie Shi, Ph.D.|
|8:15am||SAM 1: Registry and Incident Learning||Key Note - Linking Broad-based Data from Registries in Radiation Oncology||Ronald Chen, M.P.H., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC|
|8:45am||Error Pathways Seen in the RO-ILS Data||Gary Ezzell, Ph.D., Mayo Clinics Arizona, Phoenix, AZ|
|9:15am||SAM 2: Organizational Safety Initiatives||AAPM Initiatives in Patient Safety||Bruce Thomadsen, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI|
|9:45am||Break - 15 min|
|10:00am||VMAT Multi-center Audit: from Planning to Pretreatment Verification||Diego Jurado-Bruggeman, M.S, ICO Girona - Hospital Dr. Josep Trueta, Girona, Spain|
|10:30am||SAM 3: Error Analysis in RT||Error Bars in Medical Imaging for Radiotherapy||Lawrence Marks, M.D., University of North Carolina, NC|
|11:00am||Errors Identified from 15 Years of Independent Peer Review of Beam Output||Rebecca Howell, Ph.D., UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX|
|11:30am||Panel Discussion||All Above Speakers|
|Session 2: Big Data for Quality Improvement||Moderators: Gary Ezzell, Ph.D., Jennifer Clark, M.S.|
|1:15pm||SAM 4: Big Data in Radiation Oncology||Big Data Analytics in Radiation Oncology: Potentials and Challenges||Issam El Naqa, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI|
|1:45pm||Cultural and Clinical Initiatives for Big Data in Radiation Oncology||Stanley Benedict, Ph.D., UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA|
|2:15pm||SAM 5: Automatic Plan Check||Probabilistic Modeling in Radiotherapy Plan Verification||Alan Kalet, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, WA|
|2:45pm||Break - 30 min|
|3:15pm||A Knowledge-Based Method to detect Errors in Treatment Plan Parameters||Shi Liu, Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA|
|3:45pm||SAM 6: Error Prediction Methods||Error Detection for IMRT QA Using Radiomic Features of Gamma Distributions||Alan Kalet, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, WA|
|4:15pm||Automated OAR Anomaly and Error Detection Tool - Growing Big Data from Small Data||CheukKai Becket Hui, Ph.D, University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA|
|4:45pm||Panel Discussion||All Above Speakers|
|Day 2: March 10, 2018|
|Session 3: Advancements in Treatment and Planning Quality||Moderators: Stanley Benedict, Ph.D., Greg Robinson, M.S.|
|8:00am||SAM 7: New Treatment Modalities||Implementation of a MR-Guided Online Adapted Radiotherapy (ART) Program||Kathryn Mittauer, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI|
|8:30am||Commissioning and QA for a New Jawless Linac Using TG-244||Tucker Netherton, D.M.P., UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX|
|9:00am||2018 World Championships of Treatment Planning Quality||Ben Nelms, Ph.D., Canis Lupus LLC, Madison, WI|
|9:30am||Break - 30 min|
|10:00am||SAM 8: Planning Quality Assessment||Automatic Planning Results Using a Novel Dose Prediction Tool||Francisco Nunez, M.S., Phillips Radiation Oncology Systems, Highwood, IL|
|10:30am||Independent Dose and MU Verification for IMRT Patient Specific Quality Assurance - TG-219||Sotirios Stathakis, Ph.D., University of Texas Health, San Antonio, TX|
|11:00am||Integration and Automation of QA in Radiation Oncology||Robert Staton, Ph.D., UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health, Orlando, FL|
|11:30am||Panel Discussion||All Above Speakers|
|Session 4: Best Practices in QA and Dosimetry||Moderators: Bill Simon, M.S., Jie Shi, Ph.D.|
|1:00pm||SAM 9: New Techniques in Linac QA||Improving Consistency Using Quad Wedges for Photon and Electron Energy Check||David Barbee, Ph.D., NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY|
|1:30pm||Effective Annual QA - Pin Shot vs Star Shot||Iulian Badragan, Ph.D., BCCA, Canada|
|2:00pm||SAM 10: Patient Specific QA||A Clinically Relevant IMRT QA Workflow: Design, Validation, and Implications||Gary Ezzell, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ|
|2:30pm||Break - 15 min|
|2:45pm||TG-100: Improving Patient Specific QA Process by Applying FMEA||Kyle Verdecchia, Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH|
|3:15pm||Machine Learning Applications in Patient-Specific Quality Assurance||Dal Granville, Ph.D., The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center, Ottawa, ON, Canada|
|3:45pm||Replacing Film with an Electronic Array Designed for Stereotactic Patient Specific QA||Brett Miller, M.S., University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN|
An In-Depth Examination of Treatment Plan Quality
At this year’s QADS, we are pleased to partner with ProKnow Systems on the first-ever "World Championship of Treatment Planning" -- a timed challenge to determine which planner and planning system can produce the highest quality plan in an aggressive timeframe.
The live challenge takes place on March 1, 2018. Winning plans will be explored in detail at QADS by Ben Nelms, Ph.D., during Session 3 on Saturday, March 10.Get more details
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Please note: January 31, 2018, was the last day our cancellation policy allows for full refund of symposium registration costs. Per the policy, no refund will be given for cancellations received after January 31, 2018.
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is a premier location just minutes from Walt Disney World® and Universal Orlando Resort™.
Start your stay in a soaring glass atrium showcasing the landscape of the Everglades, the cobblestone streets and rich history of St. Augustine, and the picturesque scenery and vibrant colors of Key West. Continue the fun with the finest cuisine from any of the nine restaurants.
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Address: 6000 W Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone: (407) 586-0000