University of Maryland 15th Annual Radiobiology & Physics Review Course

April 19 - April 21, 2018

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 15th Annual Radiobiology and Physics Review Course from April 19 - April 21, 2018. The purpose of this three day course is to provide a comprehensive review of radiobiology and physics for senior radiation oncology residents and medical physics residents who are taking the board exam for the first time as well as radiation oncologists already in practice who attend the review course to prepare for re-certification examinations.  The instructors for this course include a combination of invited nationally recognized faculty and our own top-ranked faculty in the departments of radiobiology and physics.

The course is being held at the University of Maryland’s BioPark located in Baltimore,  April 19th- 21st, 2018.  Registration is open and the early bird rate of $475 is in effect until March 21st.  After that, the rate will be $525.  We are again offering to split the course if you can’t attend both 1 ½ day sessions and that is $300 each for either the Radiobiology portion or the Physics portion.  Radiobiology will begin on April 19th and run until noon on the 20th.  Physics will begin at 1pm on April 20th and run through the 21st.  Each attendee will receive access to the final PPTs and video recording of each presentation for 90 days after the event.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 - Radiobiology
7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast  
8:00 - 8:05 a.m. William F. Regine, MD, 
FACRO, FACR, Isadore and 
Fannie Foxman Schneider 
Professor and Chair
Opening Remarks
8:05 - 9:00 a.m. Elaine Zeman, PhD Radiation Induced DNA Damage, DNA Repair & 
Signal Transduction Pathways
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Richard C. Miller, PhD Mechanism of Cell Death, Cell and Tissue Survival
Assays and Models of Cell Survival
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break  
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. David J. Grdina, PhD LET, RBE, Oxygen Effects
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Richard C. Miller, PhD Cell Cycle, Cell & Tissue Kinetics, SLDR, PLDR
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch  
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. David J. Grdina, PhD Chemotherapy, Radiosensitizers, Bioreductive Drugs 
and Radioprotectors
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Minesh Mehta, M.B.Ch.B., 
Radiobiological Aspects of Alternative Dose Delivery 
(Protons, Brachytherapy Stereotactic Radiosurgery)
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break  
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Feyruz Rassool PhD Cancer and Molecular Signaling
4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Elaine Zeman PhD Time Dose Fractionation and Therapeutic Ratio
Friday, April 20, 2018 - Radiobiology
7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast  
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Elaine Zeman, PhD Tumor Microenvironment and Tumor Assay Systems
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD Normal Tissue Response to Radiation and Molecular 
Mechanisms of Injury
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break  
10:15-11:15 a.m. I Lauren Jackson PhD Total Body Irradiation and Carcinogenesis
11:15 - 12:15 p.m. Elaine Zeman, PhD Heritable Effects of Radiation, Effects on the Embryo 
and Fetus, and Radiation Protection
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch  
Friday, April 20, 2018 - Physics
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Scott Hadley, PhD Photon interactions (kerma and dose), Attenuation, 
Radiation Quality, HVL 
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Scott Hadley, PhD Charged particle Interactions and Electron Beams
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break  
3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Yannick Porier, PhD Radiation Measurement, Calibration, Radiation 
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Todd McNutt, PhD, FAAPM Advanced Treatment Planning (Advanced dose calculation algorithms, MLCs, Inverse Planning, IMRT, Treatment plan optimization: physical and biological)
5:30 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m. Reception & MPTC Tour  
Saturday April 21,  2017- Physics
7:15 - 8:00 p.m. Breakfast  
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Mingyao Zhu, PhD Proton Beam Therapy
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Karl Prado PhD, FACR, FAAPM Dose Ratios and MU Calculations
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break  
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Karl Prado PhD, FACR, FAAPM Linear Accelerators and Radiation Producing 
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Narottam Lamichhane, PhD Patient Simulation and Classical Treatment Planning
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch  
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Arun Gopal, PhD Radiation Safety/Potection, Shielding, and QA 
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Amit Sawant, PhD Imaging and its Applications in RT (CT, kV-Imaging, Cone beam CT MRI PET US)
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break  
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Huijun Xu, PhD Special & Advanced Treatment Procedures (SRS, 
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Mariana Guerrero, PhD Brachytherapy