Spring Meeting April 26, 2019

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center La Crosse, WI

Meeting Agenda

 

 

07:45

Registration and continental breakfast

(30 min)

 

 

 

 

 

08:15

Welcome, introductions, announcements

(15 min)

 

 

 

 

 

08:30

Session 1

 

 

 

Clara Ferreira The Commissioning of First Commercial Implementation of Cs-131 GammaTile Permanent Brain Implant

(25 min)

 

 

Heidi Edmonson MR Safety and the role of the MR Safety Expert

(30 min)

 

 

Jennifer Hamilton Stereotactic QA Solutions and Multi-Institution Stereotactic QA Results using a novel stereotactic array

(35 min)

 

 

 

 

 

10:00

Morning break for vendor interactions

(45 min)

 

 

 

 

 

10:45

Session 2

 

 

 

Shelly Lesher Physics Education for Radiation Therapist Students

(45 min)

 

 

 

 

 

11:30

Lunch break

(75 min)

 

 

NCC AAPM Business Meeting (after lunch, ~11:45)

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:45

MedPhys Slam!

(30 min)

 

 

Courtney Oare Dosimetric impact of variable seed carrier thickness in I-125 eye plaque brachytherapy

 

 

 

Autumn Walter On the Importance of Appropriate Dosimetry Parameters for Electronic Brachytherapy Sources

 

 

 

Sarvesh Periyasamy Quantitative Angiography in the Liver: A New Frontier in Hepatic Intervention

 

 

 

Nadeem Shaheen Machine Learning for Plan Prediction and Quality in TomoTherapy

 

 

 

William Ferris Validation of Radixact motion tracking and compensation for 3D respiratory motion

 

 

 

Brent Rogers Presenting a Novel Conformal Superficial Brachytherapy Device

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:15

Young Investigator Session

(75 min)

 

 

Courtney Oare Dosimetric impact of variable seed carrier thickness in I-125 eye plaque brachytherapy

 

 

 

Autumn Walter Investigation of the Feasibility of Implementing a Megavoltage Calibration Service for Ionization Chambers at the Secondary Standards Level

 

 

 

Sarvesh Periyasamy Quantitative Angiography in the Liver: A New Frontier in Hepatic Intervention

 

 

 

Nadeem Shaheen Machine Learning for Plan Prediction and Quality in TomoTherapy

 

 

 

William Ferris Patient Doses from a 2.5 MV Portal Imaging Beam Calculated Using a Commercial TPS

 

 

 

Brent Rogers Monte Carlo Simulation and Validation of a Novel Yttrium-90 Source for Use in a Conformal Superficial Brachytherapy Device

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:30

Afternoon break for vendor interactions

(30 min)

 

 

 

 

 

15:00

Session 3

 

 

 

Adam Bayliss Do You Speak RT? Unifying planning language to achieve quality in treatment planning

(30 min)

 

 

Travis McCaw Robust optimization strategies for lung SBRT

(30 min)

 

 

 

 

 

16:00

Closing remarks, awards, adjourn

(10 min)

 

 

Winners: Young Investigator Session

L to R: Autumn Walter, Courtney Oare, Sarvesh Periyasamy

 

NCC-AAPM Executive Committee

L to R: Patrick Hill (Past-President), Jane Johnson (Secretary/Treasurer), Zac Laby (President), Wes Culberson (Outgoing Past-President), Mike Kowalok (Board Representative)