The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 10th Annual Radiobiology and Physics Review Course this year. The Course has been scheduled for May 2, 2013 - May 5, 2013. The Course 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.
For the Radiobiology portion of the program, the target audience includes radiation oncology physicians preparing for recertification exams as well as residents preparing for board exams. As a result of attending this program, 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.
For the Physics portion of the program, the audience is primarily targeted to radiation oncology physicians preparing for recertification exams as well as residents preparing for their ABR certification exam. 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. Any dosimetrist who wishes to benefit from such a review course may also participate. Please use the link to the right to download a PDF of the list of speakers and a tentative schedule.
Please note that a special event has been planned for the Friday evening of the course. We are excited to announce that all attendees are invited to the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 5:30pm for a reception, and access to tour the Museum following the conclusion of that day’s session. There will be no additional charge to attend, and all attendees and guest are invited. Information about how to RSVP for the reception will be added to the registration website. Please feel free to visit the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards website link below for additional information about the venue.
Registration for this year will be held online through the Acteva. Please use the link to the right to go to the Registration Page. The cost for the course is $400.00 and is payable by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover and advanced registration is required. For more information regarding registration, please call (410) 328-6928.
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
All presentations that are available on-line through our 10th 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.
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. 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 provided 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 Tina Begay at (410) 328-1677 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., William F. Morgan, Ph.D., D.Sc. and Warren D. D'Souza, Ph.D. for coordination of the course.