February 17 & 18, 2017 | Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

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Attendance Includes:
  • Pending approval: ~14.5 MPCEC credit hours (Medical Physics Continuing Education Credit) via CAMPEP, ~9 SAM, and ~13.5 MDCB credits
  • Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and refreshment breaks
  • Friday Evening Reception

2016 QADS – The Program

The 2016 QADS focused on practical and timely issues within Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics. Sessions were organized into four key areas: Professional Development; TG-142 and Beyond; Advanced Planning and QA; Radiation Dosimetry and Measurements.


2016 Program

Day 1: March 11, 2016
7:00am Registration and Breakfast
8:15am Program IntroductionBill Simon, M.S., Jie Shi, Ph.D.
Session 1: Professional Development
Moderators: Bill Simon, Jie Shi
8:30amSAM 1: Clinical Protocols and Incident Learning Quantitative Analysis of Normal Tissue Effects in the Clinic (QUANTEC)
Lawrence Marks, M.D.
Lawrence Marks, M.D.
9:00am Radiotherapy Incident Reporting and Analysis System (RIRAS) - Early Experience
Jatinder Palta, Ph.D.
Jatinder Palta, Ph.D.
9:30amSAM 2: The Value and Qualification of Medical Physicists Enhancing the Value of the Medical Physicist: AAPM Initiatives
Bruce Curran, M.S., M.E.
Bruce Curran, M.S., M.E.
10:00am Break - 15 min
10:15am Evolution of MOC with a Focus on the Cognitive Exam
Michael Taylor, M.S.
Michael Taylor, M.S.
10:45amSAM 3: Regulatory and Billing The Changing Regulatory Environment
Lynne Fairobent, B.S.
Lynne Fairobent, B.S.
11:15am Coding and Billing Principles and Nuts and Bolts
Gerald White, M.S.
Gerald White, M.S.
11.45am Panel Discussion
All Above Speakers
All Above Speakers
12:30pm Lunch
Session 2: TG-142 and Beyond
Moderators: Jatinder Palta, Jennifer Clark
1:30pmSAM 4: TG-142 Implementation and Update Best of Spring Meeting I - What is Missing in Current TG-142 Guidelines?
Eric Klein, Ph.D.
Eric Klein, Ph.D.
2:00pm Best of Spring Meeting II - Medical Physicist Practice Guideline #8 for Linac QA (TG-265)
Peter Balter, Ph.D.
Peter Balter, Ph.D.
2:30pmSAM 5: Error Analysis and Implementation Tools for TG-142 Best of Spring Meeting III - Vendor Tools and Uses for TG-142
Bret Heintz, Ph.D.
Bret Heintz, Ph.D.
3:00pm Break - 30 min
3:30pm Clinical Impact of IMRT Failure Modes at TG-142 Tolerance
Jacqueline Faught, Ph.D.
Jacqueline Faught, Ph.D.
4:00pm Automated QA for Imaging and VMAT
Britt Colenda, M.S.
Britt Colenda, M.S.
4:30pm TG-142 Implementation in Single and Multiple Vendor Environments
Brian Hill, M.S.
Brian Hill, M.S.
5:00pm Panel Discussion
All Above Speakers
All Above Speakers
5:45pm Symposium Adjourns
6:15pm Cocktail Reception


Day 2: March 12, 2016
7:15am Registration and Breakfast
Session 3: Advanced Planning and QA
Moderators: Jennifer Clark, Jie Shi
8:15amSAM 6: Knowledge Based and Automatic Planning Clinical Implementation of Auto-Planning
Ping Xia, Ph.D.
Ping Xia, Ph.D.
8:45am Knowledge Based Planning Modeling with Independent Quality Assessment
Robert Foster, M.S.
Robert Foster, M.S.
9:15amSAM 7: Quality Assessment and Assurance of Treatment Planning Objective Evaluation of an Automated Planning Software Module
Vladimir Feygelman, Ph.D.
Vladimir Feygelman, Ph.D.
9:45am Break - 30 min
10:15am Commissioning and QA of Treatment Planning Dose Calculations - TG-244/MPPG#5
Zoubir Ouhib, M.S.
Zoubir Ouhib, M.S.
10:45am Error Detection Capabilities with In-vivo Portal Dosimetry
Eric Ford, Ph.D.
Eric Ford, Ph.D.
11:15am A Feasible Action Level System for DVH-Based IMRT QA
Heming Zhen, Ph.D.
Heming Zhen, Ph.D.
11:45am Panel Discussion
All Above Speakers
All Above Speakers
12:30pm Lunch
Session 4: Radiation Dosimetry and Measurement
Moderators: Bill Simon, Jie Shi
1:30pmSAM 8: Dosimetry Protocols and Calibration Laboratory Radiation Dosimetry Protocols - AAPM and IAEA
Bryan Muir, Ph.D.
Bryan Muir, Ph.D.
2:00pm Accredited Dosimetry Calibration Laboratory
Wesley Culberson, Ph.D.
Wesley Culberson, Ph.D.
2:30pmSAM 9: Radiation Detectors and Phantoms Primary Radiation Detectors - Ion Chambers versus Diodes
Timothy Zhu, Ph.D.
Timothy Zhu, Ph.D.
3:00pm Break - 15 min
3:15pm Comparison of Two Phantoms for End-to-End SRS/SBRT Testing
Vikren Sarkar, Ph.D.
Vikren Sarkar, Ph.D.
3:45pm Validation of a Cylindrical Scanner for Commissioning Data Collection
Nilendu Gupta, Ph.D.
Nilendu Gupta, Ph.D.
4:15pm Error Detection between Log File and Measurement Based VMAT QA
Savvas Morris, M.S.
Savvas Morris, M.S.
4:45pm Symposium Adjourned


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~9
SAM Credits
~14.5
MPCEC Credits
~13.5
MDCB Credits
~73
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Temperature in Orlando, FL