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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

12:00 pm Registration
12:00 pmExhibitor Set-Up
CORPORATE SPONSORED EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIA
1:00 – 6:00 pmCorporate Sponsored Educational Symposia

Thursday, March 21, 2019

6:30 – 7:00 am Breakfast / Coffee
General Session
7:00 – 7:15 amWelcome Address & Sponsor Acknowledgements
7:15 – 7:45 amKeynote Address: Value-Based Medicine in the Current Healthcare Economic Environment
Clinical Session
7:45 – 10:00 amClinical Abstract Presentations with Q&A
10:00 – 10:30 amCoffee Break / Visit with Exhibitors
10:30 am – 12:00 pmClinical Abstract Presentations with Q&A
12:00 – 1:30 pmLunch & Exhibit Hall Presentations
1:30 – 4:00 pmClinical Abstract Presentations with Q&A
4:00 – 4:30 pmAfternoon Break
PHYSICS Session
7:45 – 10:00 amPhysics Abstract Presentations with Q&A
10:00 – 10:30 amCoffee Break / Visit with Exhibitors
10:30 am – 12:00 pmPhysics Abstract Presentations with Q&A
12:00 – 1:30 pmLunch & Exhibit Hall Presentations
1:30 – 2:45 pmUse and Value of Artificial Intelligence in Stereotactic Radiosurgery / Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SRS/SBRT)
2:45 – 4:00 pmPhysics Quality Assurance for SRS/SBRT
4:00 – 4:30 pmAfternoon Break
General Session
4:30 – 5:45 pm
  • Tumor Control Probability Guidelines for SRS/SBRT

    As an evolving treatment modality in both the primary and recurrent setting, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is increasingly being used worldwide. It is well-recognized that the radiobiology of radiosurgery and its associated outcomes for a variety of tumor types remains a “works-in-progress.” In the Tumor Control Probability Guidelines” session, we will present the “state of the science” by recognized experts in the field of lung, head & neck and spine.

Moderator:

  • Dwight E. Heron, MD, MBA, FACRO, FACR, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Overview
    Jimm Grimm, PhD, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore MD
  • Lung Guidelines
    Percy P. Lee, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Spine Guidelines
    Scott Soltys, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
  • Head & Neck Guidelines
    Andy Clump, MD, PhD, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA
5:45 – 6:00 pm“Best of” Clinical & Physics Abstract Awards
MARCH MADNESS MIX & MINGLE EVENT
6:00 – 8:00 pm“March Madness” Reception, Poster Presentations, and Walk with A Professor

Friday, March 22, 2019

7:00 – 7:30 amLight Breakfast / Coffee
General Session
7:00 – 9:00 am

Current and Future Approaches to Combining Immunotherapy & Radiosurgery

Moderators:

  • Mansoor M. Ahmed, PhD, National Cancer Institute / National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD
  • Marka Crittendon, MD, PhD, Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, Providence Cancer Center, Portland, OR

A joint session hosted by the Radiosurgery Society (the RSS) in collaboration with the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC)

9:00 – 10:00 am
  • Developments in SRS for Functional Diseases

    Brain science continues to evolve and along with it so must diagnoses and treatment options. Optimizing patient care by combining clinical and technological breakthroughs; incorporating artificial intelligence and brain-fusion techniques; and collaboration with innovation are critical to advancing functional neurological treatment breakthroughs. This session will highlight the advancements in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, Epilepsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Essential Tremors using Stereotactic Radiosurgery from a few of the world’s leading neurosurgeons.

Moderator:

  • Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Lake Success, NY
10:00 – 10:30 amCoffee Break / Visit with Exhibitors
10:30 – 12:00 pm

Academic Spotlight: Neurosurgery & Radiation Oncology Collaboration for a Successful SRS Program

Moderators:

  • Michael Schulder, MD, FAANS, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Lake Success, NY
  • Susan Pannullo, MD, FAANS, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
12:00 – 1:30 pmLunch & Presentations in Exhibit Hall
MARCH MADNESS SHOWDOWN DEBATES
1:30 – 1:45 pmShowdown Debate Opening Remarks
1:45 – 3:00 pm

March Madness Showdown Debate #1

Is SRS a Slam Dunk for Brain Metastases? SRS vs Whole Brain Radiation for Brain Metastases

Presenters:

  • Hany Soliman, MD, FRCPC – Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • Mark V. Mishra, MD – Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Research, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD
3:00 – 4:15 pm

March Madness Showdown Debate #2

SBRT vs Focal Ablation Therapy for Primary Renal Cell Carcinoma – Let the MADNESS Begin

Presenters:

  • Lee Ponsky, MD, FACS – Professor, Urology & Chief, Urologic Oncology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Shankar Siva, PhD, MBBS, FRANZCR - Division of Radiation Oncology and Cancer Imaging, Sir Peter MacCallum Cancer Center, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
4:15 – 4:45 pmBreak
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS
4:45 – 6:00 pm
  • Nurses Breakout Session
  • Residents’ Breakout Session
  • RSSearch® Patient Registry Breakout Session
EVENING ON OWN

Saturday, March 23, 2019

7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast
General Session
8:00 – 10:00 am

Performance & Quality Improvement Session with Case-Based Discussions

Moderators:

  • Richard D. Bucholz, MD, FACS, St. Louis University Hospital Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
  • John J. Kresl, MD, PhD, DABR, FACR, FACRO, Phoenix CyberKnife & Radiation Oncology Center, Phoenix, AZ

This session is restricted – no guest, commercial vendors, exhibitor or staff will be allowed into the room.

10:00 – 10:30 amCoffee Break / Visit with Exhibitors
10:30 am – Noon

SBRT for Pancreatic Cancer – Dosimetry Study

Session Chair:

  • Anand Mahadevan, MD, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA

Expert Panel:

  • Steve Burton, MD, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburg, PA
  • Daniel Chang, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
  • Amol Narang, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Brian Wang, PhD, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Grace Kim, PhD, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Individual Case Presentations based on Submissions

Noon – 1:00 pmLunch & RSS Annual Meeting
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Didactic Session (no charge to attend)

  • Lung SBRT: Current Challenges and Future Directions Workshop

    The RSS will be holding a special lecture series and hands-on workshop focused on the current challenges of lung stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) treatment planning and delivery, the conundrum of post SBRT follow up imaging and recommended practices and updates from the clinical trials on SBRT for early-stage operable lung cancer. The session will also explore single fraction radiosurgery for thoracic tumors and future indications for lung SBRT. The lecture series will be open to all registered 2019 RSS Scientific Meeting attendees. The Hands-On Workshop will be held immediately after the lecture series and will focus on clinical case discussions, contouring, treatment planning tips and tricks by the expert panel and demonstrations by various Corporate Vendors. There is an additional registration fee for the Hands-On Workshop and limited attendance.

Session Chairs:

  • Drew Moghanaki, MD – VCU Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, VA
  • Ben J. Slotman, MD, PhD, FACR – VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • SABR for Operable Stage I NSCLC: Lessons Learned from the VALOR Trial
    Drew Moghanaki, MD – VCU Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, VA
  • Evolving Paradigms for Lung SBRT
    Pam Samson, MD – Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • The Conundrum of Post-SBRT Thoracic Imaging
    Ben J. Slotman, MD, PhD, FACR – VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • SBRT for Metastatic Lung Cancer
    Shankar Siva, PhD, MBBS, FRANZCR – Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
2:30 – 4:30 pm

Lung SBRT Hands-On Workshop*

Moderators:

  • Drew Moghanaki, MD – VCU Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, VA
  • Shankar Siva, PhD, MBBS, FRANZCR – Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Panelists:

  • Pam Samson, MD – Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Anand Swaminath, MD – McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

  • Common Mistakes with Lung SBRT: Lessons from LUSTRE
    Anand Swaminath, MD, MacMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  • Vendor Station Presentations: Clinical cases, treatment planning tips and tricks, and pearls and pitfalls. Attendees will have 20-minute rotations to learn and interact with Corporate Vendors and Expert Panelists.

* This is a hands-on, practical workshop which requires an additional fee to participate.

RSS Members: $55.00
Non-RSS Members: $85.00

Session Descriptions

Tumor Control Probability Guidelines for SRS/SBRT
As an evolving treatment modality in both the primary and recurrent setting, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is increasingly being used worldwide. It is well-recognized that the radiobiology of radiosurgery and its associated outcomes for a variety of tumor types remains a “works-in-progress.” In the Tumor Control Probability Guidelines” session, we will present the “state of the science” by recognized experts in the field of lung, head & neck and spine.

Recent Developments in SRS for Functional Diseases
Brain science continues to evolve and along with it so must diagnoses and treatment options. Optimizing patient care by combining clinical and technological breakthroughs; incorporating artificial intelligence and brain-fusion techniques; and collaboration with innovation are critical to advancing functional neurological treatment breakthroughs. This session will highlight the advancements in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, Epilepsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Essential Tremors using Stereotactic Radiosurgery from a few of the world’s leading neurosurgeons.

Lung SBRT: Current Challenges and Future Directions Workshop
The RSS will be holding a special lecture series and hands-on workshop focused on the current challenges of lung stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) treatment planning and delivery, the conundrum of post SBRT follow up imaging and recommended practices and updates from the clinical trials on SBRT for early-stage operable lung cancer. The session will also explore single fraction radiosurgery for thoracic tumors and future indications for lung SBRT. The lecture series will be open to all registered 2019 RSS Scientific Meeting attendees. The Hands-On Workshop will be held immediately after the lecture series and will focus on clinical case discussions, contouring, treatment planning tips and tricks by the expert panel and demonstrations by various Corporate Vendors. There is an additional registration fee for the Hands-On Workshop and limited attendance.

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