Fifth Annual Patient Positioning Symposium

Las Vegas, Nevada
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Fifth Annual Patient Positioning Symposium
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - Saturday, March 16, 2013

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
United States

Early Incentive Rate (before January 15th): $555
Standard Rate (after January 15th): $595
Physicians Rate: $725

Registrations received after January 15, 2013 will be charged to the standard rate. The last day to register online or by phone is March 12, 2013. After March 12, you will need to register on site at the meeting.

Group Rate: 10% off each registrant when you register 3 or more attendees

Justification Letter
We understand that budget concerns may propose a challenge. We have prepared a "Justification Letter" for you to use to help gain approval. Please use this as a guide to help explain the benefits you and your facility will receive by attending this educational event. Feel free to modify this helpful tool as needed to help you gain permission to attend the symposium.

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Needs Statement:

Recent rapid technical advances have changed the way patients are positioned and immobilized for treatment. Many new techniques such as SBRT, SRS and IGRT are continuing to evolve, and it will be several years before we fully understand the available techniques and associated clinical outcomes. A successful clinic must review and understand the latest advancements in patient immobilization options.

Program Objectives:
  • Present an overview of the current planning, positioning and immobilization techniques and technology.
  • Discuss challenges and issues with current techniques.
  • Acquire practical knowledge of the evolving solutions.

Target Audience

This symposium is designed to meet the educational needs of radiotherapy professionals, including therapists, technologists, dosimetrists, physicists and physicians to discuss the latest advancements in patient positioning and immobilization solutions.

Areas of Focus:

  • Prone Breast
  • IMRT in Lung Tumors
  • Therapist Perspective on DIBH for Left-sided Breast Cancer
  • Motion Management
  • Methods of Immobilization and Stabilization in Radiation Therapy
  • Planning Considerations with Motion Management with Radiosurgery
  • Meeting the Challenges of SBRT Simulation and Treatment: A Clinical Experience
  • ERB - Physician Perspective
  • ERB - Therapist Perspective
  • Evolution of Craniospinal Treatments
  • Immobilization and Patient Setup for TBI/TMI
  • Immobilization Considerations in Proton Therapy
  • Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation using Protons
  • 4D Cone Beam CT for Targeting in SBRT Patients
  • Quality Assurance (QA) for 4D Cone Beam Computed Tomography
  • The Clinical Impact of the Couch Top and Rails on IMRT and Arc Therapy
  • Potentials and Pitfalls in CT Simulation
  • Non-Invasive Head and Neck Fixation Optimized - The Past and Future
  • Importance in Immobilization in High Dose Rate Radiotherapy
  • Comparison of two forms of Thermoplastic Immobilization
  • How to keep employee morale high while facing low patient volume
Continuing Education Credits:
Medical Physicists: Up to 17.5 MPCEC Hours: Application has been made to the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Program. 

Radiation Therapists: Up to 15.25 Credits: An application has been submitted to the American Society for Radiological Technologists for designation of Category A continuing education credits.

Medical Dosimetrists: Up to 13 Credits: An application has been submitted to the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board for designation of MDCB credit.

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