Course Information
UCLA Radiation Oncology Workshop: Integration of State-of-the-Art Innovations into Clinical Radiation Oncology Practice

Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB)
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California
June 09, 2017 to June 10, 2017


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Course Description

Radiation therapy is one of the mainstay treatments for cancer. Recent advances have increased the repertoire of tools for radiation oncologists to maximize tumor control and minimize toxicity. These advances include stereotactic body radiation therapy/stereotactic ablative radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, high-dose-rate brachytherapy, as well as advances in radiation planning and better understanding of biological modifiers that may enhance the effectiveness of radiation therapy when optimally applied. Given the rapid advances in the last 5-10 years for these radiation specific modalities in larger academic centers, adoption of these treatment approaches has disseminated into other radiation oncology clinics. This course will review state-of-the-art radiation treatment strategies and provide a how-to approach to integrate these new treatment modalities into a community radiation oncology practice. Issues regarding treatment volume, treatment dose, fractionation, biological and technological rationale based on evidence will be discussed in order to enhance the confidence of practitioners in their ability to translate these advances into improved patient outcomes in their practices.

Target Audience

Radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and biologists interested in implementing recent advances related to radiation treatment delivery, integrations of biological and technological advances in cancer care into daily radiation oncology practice, and having exposure to novel approaches in cancer detection, radiation treatment planning, and treatment delivery.

Registration Information

Online

To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Radiation Oncology Workshop
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512


By FAX

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover. Call (310) 794-2620.

Registration Fee
 

  • $395.00 - Physicians
  • $195.00 - Physicists/Trainees
     

Refund

Cancellations must be received in writing by May 24, 2017 and will be subject to a $75.00 processing fee. No refunds will be given after May 24, 2017. A full refund will be provided if for any reason the course must be cancelled or rescheduled.

Faculty

Course Directors

Minsong Cao, PhD, DABR
Associate Professor
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Percy Lee, MD
Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Course Faculty

Robert Chin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

D. Jeffrey Demanes, MD
Professor Emeritus
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Anusha Kalbasi, MD
Clinical Instructor
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Christopher King, MD, PhD
Professor
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

James Lamb, PhD, DABR
Assistant Professor
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Daniel Low, PhD, DABMP
Professor and Vice Chair of Physics
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

William McBride, DSc
Professor
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Susan McCloskey, MD
Assistant Professor
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Nicholas Nickols, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Ann Raldow, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Dorthe Schaue, MRes, PhD
Assistant Professor
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Ke Sheng, PhD, DABR
Professor
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Michael Steinberg, MD
Professor and Chair
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Erina Vlashi, PhD
Assistant Professor
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Joanne Weidhaas, MD, PhD, MSM
Professor and Vice Chair
Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology

Keynote Speaker

Brian Kavanagh, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Program Agenda

Friday, June 9, 2017

7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Welcome
Percy Lee, MD and Michael Steinberg, MD
Morning Session I
THORACIC
8:15 SBRT/SABR for Early Stage NSCLC: Indications and Emerging Trends
Percy Lee, MD
8:45 Model Based Breathing Motion Management for Lung Cancer: Replacing 4D-CT
Daniel Low, PhD, DABMP
9:15 Immunotherapeutic Advances in Thoracic Tumors
Anusha Kalbasi, MD
9:45 Discussion
10:00 Coffee Break
10:15 Keynote: New Lenses, New Visions for Radiotherapy in the Molecular-Genetic-Immunomodulator Era of Oncology
Brian Kavanagh, MD, MPH
Morning Session II
BIOLOGY
11:15 Danger-Signaling Interfaces: Immunotherapy with Radiation Therapy
William McBride, DSc
11:45 Lessons Learned from Immune Monitoring During Clinical Trials
Dorthe Schaue, MRes, PhD
12:15 Lunch
Afternoon Session I
GU
1:15 SBRT for Prostate Cancer: Techniques, Toxicities and Outcomes for Low to High-Risk Patients
Christopher King, MD, PhD
1:45 High Dose Rate Prostate Brachytherapy: A Versatile Tool for Mono, Combination, Focal, and Salvage Therapy
D. Jeffrey Demanes, MD
2:15 Radiation as Part of Multi-Modal Approach to Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Nicholas Nickols, MD, PhD
2:45 Discussion
3:00 Coffee Break
Afternoon Session II
BREAST
3:15 Personalized Planning for Breast Radiation Therapy: Tools in the Toolbox
Susan McCloskey, MD
3:45 New Genomics and Radiosensitivity in Breast Cancer Therapy
Joanne Weidhaas, MD, PhD, MSM
4:15 Discussion
4:30 Chair's Lecture: Valuing Value: Radiation Oncology Health Policy in the Era of Affordable Care Act
Michael Steinberg, MD and Ann Raldow, MD, MPH
5:30 Adjourn
5:45 Reception
Luskin Conference Center

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Morning Session I
CNS
8:00 Brain Metastases: Too Much Versus Too Little
Robert Chin, MD, PhD
8:30 New Era of Ultra-Compact Radiation Dose Delivery Using 4pi Radiotherapy for Recurrent High-Grade Gliomas
Ke Sheng, PhD, DABR
9:00 Radiotherapy and Glioma Stem Cells
Erina Vlashi, PhD
9:30 Discussion
9:45 Coffee Break
Morning Session II
MRI IN RADIATION THERAPY
10:00 MRI-Driven Radiation Treatment Planning
Minsong Cao, PhD, DABR
10:30 Challenges for MRI-Guided Real-Time Adaptive Radiotherapy: Physics Perspective
James Lamb, PhD, DABR
11:00 MRI-Guided Real-Time Adaptive SBRT: Clinical Perspective
Percy Lee, MD
11:30 Discussion
11:45 Concluding Remarks
Percy Lee, MD and Michael Steinberg, MD
12:00 Adjourn

Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be better able to:

  • List the indications for thoracic SBRT and techniques that offer the best outcome using this technique in early stage lung cancer and thoracic oligometastases
  • Discuss the limitation of current motion management strategies and the advantages brought by model based breathing motion management
  • List the indications of SBRT and high-dose-rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer and how best to integrate radiation therapy in the management of high-risk prostate cancer
  • Deliver the various newer breast irradiation techniques such as accelerated partial breast irradiation, prone breast irradiation, and deep inhale breath-hold technique, and understand their roles in the multi-disciplinary management for breast cancer
  • Describe the roles of various radiation modalities for primary and metastatic brain tumors and understand how best to incorporate these techniques for treatment of malignant brain tumors
  • Discuss practical considerations in implementing a novel planning and treatment delivery approach using ultra-compact radiation dose distribution
  • Recognize the current and future role of MRI in radiation therapy and how to best integrate this newer imaging modality into the current radiation oncology work-flow

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Miscellaneous

Conference Location

Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB)
UCLA Campus
635 Charles E Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Parking and Directions

From the 405 freeway, exit on Wilshire Blvd. East. Proceed on Wilshire Blvd. to Westwood Blvd. and make a left. Proceed north on Westwood Blvd., turn right on Charles E. Young Drive South and continue 1/2 a block. At the stoplight, turn left into Lot 9. There will be a parking attendant selling permits from 6:30-8:30 AM. If you arrive outside of this time frame, please visit the parking kiosk on Westwood Plaza to pay for your parking permit.

Suggested Hotel Accommodations

Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Within walking distance
Reservations: (855) 522-8252

Hilgard House
927 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Within walking distance
Reservations: (310) 208-3945

W Los Angeles - Westwood Hotel
930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Within walking distance
Reservations: (310) 208-8765

UCLA Tiverton House
900 Tiverton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Within walking distance
Reservations: (310) 794-0151