Presidential Symposium

Sunday, October 23 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Presidential Symposium will highlight the meeting theme of AI and EI: Caring for the Patient in a Wireless World with sessions highlighting scientific advances in artificial intelligence and biology and a session that highlights the importance of emotional intelligence.

The Symposium will cover AI from a basic overview of machine learning to deeper dives into diagnostics, prediction, treatment planning, dosimetry and physics. Panels will discuss topics such as how AI tools will be utilized, how they will impact patient care and how we will assess the results. Speakers will dive further into how AI will transform radiation oncology, frameworks for ethically applied AI in medicine, clinical trial eligibility and how AI will reframe patient-provider interactions.

A session on the prevention and mitigation of radiation toxicity will discuss normal tissue injury in the cardiovascular system, radiation damage to the central nervous system and potential countermeasures, clinical trials of radiation response, and genetic factors associated with increased risk of developing late effects.

The final symposium session, Human Patients, Human Doctors, will cover topics related to emotional intelligence including communication between patient and doctor, digital empathy, cognitive biases and how they impact physician and patient perceptions, and the role of hope in patient care.

Introduction and Session I: AI Opportunities in Today’s Patient’s Journey - Cutting Edge AI in Radiation Oncology

12:00 p.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Topic Speaker(s)
Introduction Geraldine Jacobson, MD, MBA, MPH, FASTRO, West Virginia University

12:05 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Moderator:
Sanjay Aneja, MD, Yale School of Medicine

Panel Discussion Moderators:
Todd Pawlicki, PhD, FASTRO, University of California
Catherine Park, MD, FASTRO, University of California

Topic Speaker(s)
Introductions Catherine Park, MD, FASTRO, University of California
Basics of ML/AI Where is it Being Applied in RO Sanjay Aneja, MD, Yale School of Medicine
Large Platform AI-Driven Computational Pathology Osama Mohamad, MD, PhD, University of California
Clinical Integration of Machine Learning for Curative-Intent Radiation Treatment of Patients with Prostate Cancer Thomas Purdie, PhD, MCCPM, Bridge7 Oncology
A Transformative Role for Dosimetrics/Physics Kevin Moore, PhD, University of California
Panel Discussion - How Will AI Tools Be Presented Panel Discussion Moderators and Presenters
Session II: Prevention and Mitigation of Radiation Toxicity

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Moderator:
Brian Marples, PhD, University of Rochester

Topic Speaker(s)
Introductions Brian Marples, PhD, University of Rochester
Radiogenomics and the Study of Genetic Factors Associated with Increased Risk of Developing Late Effects from Radiotherapy and Protection Sarah Kerns, PhD, MPH, University of Rochester
Normal Tissue Injury, Specifically in the Cardiovascular System Marjan Boerma, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
How Radiation Damages the CNS and Effective Countermeasures to Protect the CNS and Preserve Cognitive Function Catherine Davis-Takacs, PhD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Clinical Trial Work: A Discussion of Different Radiation Responses in Persons with Different Racial Backgrounds Ryan Hughes, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Questions and Answers Brian Marples, PhD, University of Rochester
Session III: The “Meta” Vision—How Can AI Help Solve Issues of Equity/Access/Value in Radiation Oncology

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Moderator:
Julian Hong, MD, MS, University of California

Topic Speaker(s)
Introductions Julian Hong, MD, MS, University of California
Social Determinants of Health and How That Can Fit Into Bringing DEI and Access to our Patients and Practices Charles Mayo, PhD, FAAPM, University of Michigan
AI and Platforms Nadine Housri, MD, Yale School of Medicine
AI-Based Clinical Trials James Zou, PhD, Stanford University
Overview of AI-Based Clinical Trials Julian Hong, MD, MS, University of California
AI in Education Erin Gillespie, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Panel Discussion with Moderator and Presenters Julian Hong, MD, MS, University of California
Session IV: Human Doctors, Human Patients

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Moderator:
Geraldine Jacobson, MD, MBA, MPH, FASTRO, West Virginia University

Topic Speaker(s)
Introductions Geraldine Jacobson, MD, MBA, MPH, FASTRO, West Virginia University
Patient Doctor Communication Rachel Rabinovitch, FASTRO, University of Colorado
Quality of Life and the Sexual Self in Cancer Patients Sage Bolte, PhD, INOVA Health Foundation
Digital Empathy Sara Hoffe, MD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Panel Role Play - Understanding What’s Really Going on: Cognitive Biases and Emotional Intelligence in Radiation Oncology Sara Hoffe, MD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Benjamin Corn, MD, FASTRO, Shaare Zedek Cancer Center
Ronald Ennis, MD, FASTRO, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Neha Vapiwala, MD, FACR, FASTRO, University of Pennsylvania

Closing/Hope

Benjamin Corn, MD, FASTRO, Shaare Zedek Cancer Center

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