13th Annual Radiobiology &
Physics Review Course
April 7 - 9, 2016
Registration is now open!
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 13th Annual Radiobiology and Physics Review Course this year. The Course has been scheduled for April 7, 2016 - April 9, 2016 and will be located on the Ground Floor Conference Room, G310, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. It is located at 650 West Baltimore Street, on the corner of West Baltimore and Arch Streets in Downtown Baltimore. Please use the link to the right to download a PDF of the Campus Map (The Dental School is denoted by a red circle, and is marked 18). Also, please note that the conference room is completely wired and powered for network communications at each seat. Bring a laptop to access the speakers' presentations.
The 3-day event begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided each day of the course. There will also be a dinner reception* on Friday evening. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact Cathy Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 328-6928.
Thursday, April 7, 2016: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Friday, April 8, 2016: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Friday, April 8, 2016: 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Saturday, April 9, 2016: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
The Radiobiology portion of the program begins Thursday, April 7th at 8:00 am. This one and a half day Radiobiology segment will give participants an overview of current concepts in radiation biology, be provided an update of changes that may impact radiation therapy, gain an understanding of molecular biology principles and techniques, and learn about new radiation modalities being utilized or in development. Please use the link to the right to download a PDF of the list of speakers and a tentative schedule.
The Physics portion of the program begins Friday, April 8th at 1:00 pm. This one and a half day physics segment is intended to provide a comprehensive review of physics and dosimetry topics related to Radiation Oncology. It will be conducted in an interactive workshop format with lectures and questions and answer sessions. Dosimetrist may also benefit from this course and are welcome to participate. Please use the link to the right to download a PDF of the list of speakers and a tentative schedule.
About the Course
The purpose of this three-day course is to provide a comprehensive review of radiobiology and physics for radiation oncology residents and radiation oncologists already in practice. Dosimetrist will also benefit and are encouraged to attend. 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.
This premier course will provide participants with an overview of current concepts in radiation biology, physics and dosimetry and will be conducted in an interactive workshop format with lectures and questions and answers sessions.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to describe and discuss:
- Current molecular and cellular biology and its impact on modern radiobiology
- Biological basis of current and upcoming treatment modalities
- Physical principles of radiation therapy, including planning and setup for external beam therapy, brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery
- Imaging application to radiation therapy, such as in treatment simulation and target definition
- Methods of measurement of radiation quantity and quality, and the system of dose calculation
- Principles of radiation safety and radiation protection
We would like to recognize the course directors for coordination of the course:
Zeljko Vujaskovic, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Director, Division of Translational Radiation Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Warren D. D’Souza, Ph.D. M.B.A., FAAPM
Professor, Chief of Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Registration for this year will be held online through RegOnline. Please use the link to the right to go to the Registration Page. The early bird cost for the course is $450.00 (through March 15, 2016). After March 15th and on-site, the cost to register is $500.00. For the first time, we will be offering each portion of the course seprately for $275 (more information can be found on the registration link). The registration fee is payable by Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover and advanced registration is required. Checks should be made payable to UMBF and mailed to Cathy Hall at 22 S. Greene St., Suite GGJ35, Baltimore, MD 21201.
All presentations that are available on-line through our 13th Annual Radiobiology and Physics Review website are SUBJECT TO CHANGE up until the day of the event. Your user name and password to access the on-line materials will be emailed 2-3 days prior to the course. Please be advised that if you are printing out documents prior to the course, some content may change. As a reminder, the conference room is completely wired and powered for network communications at each seat. Bring a laptop to access the speakers' presentations. Online material, including the video presentations, will be made available until July 15, 2016.
Once a registration is submitted, you will have 24 hours to submit a request for refund. After that time, no refund will be provided for any reason; however, the registrant will have access to all course content, including video of the lecture. Video of the lectures will be available online only until July 15, 2016. All other course content will be available for download via the course site.
Environmental Responsibility Statement
In an effort to be responsible to the environment and reduce our carbon footprint, we will not be providing handouts for the lectures. The lectures will be made available in advance of the event if you would like to print them on your own and bring a copy with you.
Americans with Disabilities Act
If you require special accommodations to attend this event or have any dietary restrictions, please provide information about your requirements to Cathy Hall at email@example.com or (410) 328-6928 or (1-800-735-2258 TTY/voice) at least 5 business days in advance of the activity.
Special Friday Evening Reception
* Reception and Tour of Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC) Included!
A special reception will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm following the conclusion of that day’s session. All attendees and a guest are invited to attend at no additional charge. The location of the event and information about how to RSVP for the reception will be added to the website once the details have been confirmed.
For more information regarding the course, please contact Cathy Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.