Master Classes

Saturday, October 23 and Monday, October 25


 

Master Classes are deeper dives into a particular topic that require additional time and instruction. This year we will hold two master classes on Radiopharmaceutical Therapy and Improvisation.


Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Master Class
Saturday, October 23 | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$150 - Members/Nonmember
Free - Residents/Students

Radiopharmaceuticals are an increasingly utilized therapeutic option for the treatment of malignancies. This session will focus on clinical indications, difficult cases, medical physics considerations, development of standard operating procedures for clinical implementation, billing and troubleshooting theranostic delivery. Specifically, Radium-223, Lutetium-177 dotatate and Lutetium-177 PSMA-617 will be discussed. The session will include didactic presentation from physician experts from radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, medical oncology and medical physicists, with question and answer sessions to discuss practice implementation in various clinical settings (i.e., academic hospital vs community practice, nuclear medicine vs radiation oncology). The purpose of this Master Class is to increase physician, physicist, billing and administration understanding on how to effectively and safely develop a radiopharmaceutical program at their respective institutions.

Schedule of Events
Time Subject Speakers
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Introduction to Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Richard Wahl, MD
1:15 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Basics of Physics and Radiobiology for Radiopharmaceutical Therapies Stephen Graves, PhD
Ana Kiess, MD, PhD
2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Radium-223 (Prostate)
  • Clinical indications
  • Medical physics
Phouc Tran, MD, PhD
Rob Hobbs, PhD, DABR
2:55 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Lu-177-PSMA (Prostate)
  • Clinical indications
  • Developing standard operating procedures
Jeff Michalski, MD, MBA, FASTRO
Jacqueline Zoberi, PhD
3:45 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Break
3:50 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. Lu-177-Dotatate (NET)
  • Clinical indications
  • Practical considerations and troubleshooting
Jonathan Strosberg, MD
Hyun Kim, MD
4:40 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Q&A/Panel
4:55 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wrap Up

 


Master Class: Human First, Clinician Second
Monday, October 25 | 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

$25 - Members/Nonmember/Residents/Students

You are human first, clinician second. You are not a robot who is expected to endure the same task over and over or expend all of your energy without release, recovery and relaxation. The helpers and healers who treat those who need help are becoming more isolated, burnt out and, more than ever, are at an increased risk of depersonalization, depression and suicide. What can we do? Improv. Improv? Yes! Improv! Come to this session and learn how we can use comedic improv as a tool for self-care and as part of clinical practice. By applying the basic fundamentals of improv, we can move from isolation to more connection. We will learn to drop our barriers and guards and be comfortable with doing so. We will take care of ourselves so that we're better equipped to take care of others. Using basic improv techniques allows every individual to overcome self judgement, drop preconceived notions to serve the situation/circumstances and not our own agenda and be more comfortable about collaboration, communication and connection with others. If reading this description made you a little nervous, then you are exactly who should join us. Follow the fear!

Schedule of Events
Time Subject Speakers
1:30 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Welcome and Introduction Magdy Milad, MD
Niki Aquino, LCSW
Ashley Whitehurst
1:35 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Los, What to Expect and “Social Contract” Magdy Milad, MD
Niki Aquino, LCSW
Ashley Whitehurst
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Is it Burn Out or Exploitation? Magdy Milad, MD
Niki Aquino, LCSW
Ashley Whitehurst
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. What is Improv? Magdy Milad, MD
Niki Aquino, LCSW
Ashley Whitehurst
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Improv Games and Talk Back Magdy Milad, MD
Niki Aquino, LCSW
Ashley Whitehurst
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Conclusions, FAQ and Wrapup Magdy Milad, MD
Niki Aquino, LCSW
Ashley Whitehurst

 


Cancelled: Master Class: Goalsetting, Difficult Conversations and Leading “Up”

The Master Class: Goalsetting, Difficult Conversations and Leading “Up” has been cancelled for the 2021 meeting. Refunds will be provided to anyone who had previously registered. The Classes will be rescheduled to be part of the 2022 Annual Meeting program. If you have questions about your refund or registration, please contact ASTRO Registration.

 


Cancelled: Master Class on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Master Class on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has been cancelled for the 2021 meeting. Refunds will be provided to anyone who had previously registered. The Classes will be rescheduled to be part of the 2022 Annual Meeting program. If you have questions about your refund or registration, please contact ASTRO Registration.

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