QADS Program

Below is the QADS 2018 Program. Please check back for QADS 2020 final program.
Day 1
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
12:15pm Lunch
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
5:30pm Symposium Adjourns
6:00pm Cocktail Reception
Day 2
7:15am Breakfast
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
12:00pm Lunch
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
4:15pm Symposium Adjourns
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