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The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 11th Annual Radiobiology and Physics Review Course this year. The Course has been scheduled for May 1, 2014 - May 4, 2014 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 event begins at 12:45 pm on Thursday, May 1, 2014, we will provide a light snack with beverages during the break on Thursday. Breakfast and lunch are provided on Friday and Saturday which are the full days of the course. On Sunday breakfast will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact Cathy Hall at chall1@umm.edu or (410) 328-6928.

Please note that a special reception has been planned for the Friday evening of the course. All attendees and a guest are invited to the reception on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm. There will be no additional charge to attend. Information about how to RSVP for the reception will be added to the registration website.

The Physics portion of the program begins Thursday, May 1st at 12:45 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.

The Radiobiology portion of the program begins Saturday, May 3rd. Participants will have 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.

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 $400.00 (through April 15, 2014). After April 15th and on-site, the cost to register is $450.00. The registration fee is payable by Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover and advanced registration is required. For more information regarding registration, please contact Cathy Hall at chall1@umm.edu.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity 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 applications to radiation therapy, such as in treatment simulation and target definitions
  • methods of measurement of radiation quantity and quality, and the system of dose calculation
  • principles of radiation safety and radiation protection

Disclaimer


All presentations that are available on-line through our 11th 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 June 27, 2014.

Refund Policy

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 June 27, 2014. 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 chall1@umm.edu or (410) 328-6928 or (1-800-735-2258 TTY/voice) at least 5 business days in advance of the activity.

We would like to recognize William F. Regine, M.D., Zeljko Vujaskovic, M.D., Ph.D., and Warren D. D'Souza, Ph.D. for coordination of the course.

 

Website last updated: April 9, 2014