PRO Program

Saturday, September 30 - Sunday, October 1

Returning for its sixth year, the Practical Radiation Oncology (PRO) Program continues to support the field with a two-day program specifically designed for the community practice radiation oncologist. This program takes place Saturday and Sunday to allow for doctors unable to leave their practice for a week to attend the premier scientific radiation oncology event. Program content is curated to address the needs of a community practice physician and will include disease site reviews, interactive case-based discussions, a coding update and a scientific overview. In addition to being available at a discounted rate as a weekend-only event, the PRO Program will also be included in the full registration package allowing all attendees access.

Day 1 Schedule of Events: September 30
Time Event
7:55 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. PRO Program Welcome
Speaker: Najeeb Mohideen, MD, FASTRO, Northwest Community Hospital
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Session I – Updates in Breast Cancer: Hypofractionation, Treatment Techniques and Systemic Therapy
Moderator: Christine Chung, MD, Alta Bates Comprehensive Cancer Center

Hypofractionation for Breast Cancer
Nicolas Prionas, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

Breast Radiation Techniques and Motion Management
Jolinta Lin, MD, Emory University

Advances in Systemic Therapy for Breast Cancer
Cathie Chung, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Session II – The Who, What and How of Sarcoma
Moderator: Manpreet Bedi, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin

Overview of Sarcoma
Manpreet Bedi, MD, MS, Medical College of Wisconsin

Multidisciplinary Management of Sarcoma
Andrew Bishop, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Unresectable and Metastatic Disease
Anusha Kalbasi, MD, University of California, Los Angeles

Radiation Technique and Case Presentation
Shauna Rosalie Campbell, DO, Taussig Cancer Institute

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session III – Treatment and Management of Larynx Cancer
Moderator: Arshin Sheybani, MD, John Stoddard Cancer Center
Early Stage Larynx Cancer
David Sher, MD, MPH, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Locally Advanced Larynx Cancer
Zain Husain, MD, Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Treatment Strategies in Recurrent Larynx Cancer
Gary Walker, MD, MS, MPH, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Session IV – Updates in Lung Cancer Management
Moderator: Christopher Hayes Pope, MD, CARTI Cancer Center

Current Management of Stage III Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
Saumil Gandhi, MD, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Non Definitive Lung Options: Palliation and XRT Alone
Uzoma Ihaegwara, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment Volumes
Sara Zakem, MD, University of Washington

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session V – Reirradiation for Prostate, CNS and Head and Neck Cancers
Moderator: Sanjeev Aggarwal, MD, Cancer Center at Lake Manassas

Reirradiation for Local Recurrence of Prostatic Carcinoma
Abhishek Solanki, MD, MS, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola University

Reirradiation in Primary and Metastatic CNS Malignancy
Susan McGovern, MD, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

PRO Retreatment: Head and Neck
James Caudell, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Session VI – Inoperable/Recurrent Endometrial Cancer and Building a Brachytherapy Practice in a Community Setting
Moderator: Malolan Rajagopalan, MD, MBA, Radiology, Inc.

Inoperable Endometrial Cancer
J. Thompson, MD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Recurrent Endometrial Cancer
Emma Fields, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Implementing a Successful Brachytherapy Program in the Community
Malolan Rajagopalan, MD, MBA, Mount Carmel Health System

5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Session VII – Management of Primary Brain Tumors in the Molecular Era and Building and Refining a Radiosurgery Program
Moderator: Virginia Diavolitsis, MD, Riverside Radiation Oncology Inc.

Management of Gliomas in the Molecular Era
Sara Hardy, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center

Management of Large and Multiple Brain Metastases
Raju Raval, MD, DPhil, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Starting and Refining a Radiosurgery Program
Roshan Prabhu, MD, MS, Southeast Radiation Oncology Group, Levine Cancer Institute

Day 2 Schedule of Events: October 1
Time Event
7:55 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. PRO Program Welcome
Speaker: Najeeb Mohideen, MD, FASTRO, Northwest Community Hospital
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Session VIII – Oligometastatic Disease: Practical Aspects of Metastasis-Directed Therapy in a Community Practice
Moderator: Beant Gill, MD, Associates in Radiation Medicine

Data and Dose Selection: To Ablate or Not to Ablate?
Beant Gill, MD, Associates in Radiation Medicine

Prognostication, Timing and Patient Selection
David Palma, MD, PhD, Western University

Setting Up for Success
Melissa O'Neil, MRT(T), London Health Sciences Centre

9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Session IX – Maximizing Patient Outcomes and Minimizing Morbidity in Gastrointestinal Cancer
Moderator: Najeeb Mohideen, MD, FASTRO, Northwest Community Hospital

Optimizing Multimodality Management of Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer
Edward Kim, MD, University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

TNT, W&W and Beyond: Applying the Explosion of Data to Rectal Cancer Practice
Krishan Jethwa, MD, Mayo Clinic

Advances in Radiation for Pancreatic Cancer
Erqi Pollom, MD, MS, Stanford Cancer Institute

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session X – Personalization of Systemic Therapy for Localized to Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Moderator: Thomas Boike, MD, MMM, GenesisCare USA/Michigan Healthcare Professionals

Personalizing ADT Use in the Definitive Treatment of Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer
Angela Jia, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital

Duration and Combination of Systemic Therapies for Patients with High Risk, Node Positive and Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer
Brandon Mahal, MD, University of Miami and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Overview of Systemic Therapies in Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Rana McKay, MD, University of California, San Diego


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