ACRO 2017 Annual Meeting Agenda

 

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The ACRO 2017 Annual Meeting agenda is full of opportunities to learn, network, and mentor in beautiful Orlando, Florida. The theme of this year’s scientific program is Radiation Oncology: An Expanding Role and participants will have the opportunity to hear from some of the top radiation oncologists in the field on topics that are impacting your practices today.  In addition, those attending the meeting have the opportunity to earn up to 8 SAM MOCs.

Meet your colleagues, hear the latest trends, and earn credits towards certification? This is a meeting not to miss.

Check out our preliminary agenda below. Please note, this agenda will be updated as the meeting approaches, so keep checking back for the latest version.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) through the joint providership of Community Health Network and American College of Radiation Oncology. Community Health Network is accredited by ISMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Community Health Network designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACRO 2017 program as of December 22, 2016

Wednesday, March 8

  • 12:30 – 5:00 PM         Registration Open
  • 1:00 – 4:00 PM           Updates and Dilemmas in Radiation Oncology Coding for 2017 Presented by Revenue Cycle, Inc
    • Join us for this 3-hour Radiation Oncology Reimbursement Coding Update for 2017.  Designed to educate physicians and staff members on the appropriate coding and documentation updates in Radiation Oncology. Both facility and non-facility scenarios will be included regarding documentation, charge capture and billing processes. The education will focus on Medicare and AMA published requirements for services provided within Radiation Oncology.
    • Speakers:
      • Kelli VanDenBerg
      • Teri Bedard
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM     ACRO “Newby” Reception
    • Welcome to ACRO 2017! On behalf of ACRO President Jim Welsh and Program Chair Eduardo Fernandez, we want to make sure everyone who is attending an ACRO Annual Meeting for the first time or who recently joined ACRO can learn more about the College and its meeting. We also want to break the ice and help you meet some colleagues and what better place to do that than by the pool! RSVP information is coming soon. ACRO members and repeat attendees who want to meet new people are also welcome.

Thursday, March 9

  • 7:00 – 8:00 AM     Supported Breakfast with Speaker (IBA)
  • 8:00 – 8:15 AM     Presidential Welcome and Meeting Overview
  • 8:15 – 9:30 AM     General Plenary Session I: Head & Neck Cancers
    • Moderator: Michael Chuong, MD
      • 8:15 – 8:35 AM          Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for head and neck cancer (Nikhil Rao, MD, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL)
      • 8:35 – 8:55 AM          Deintensification of therapy for HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer (Bhishamjit Chera, MD, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC)
      • 8:55 – 9:15 AM          Reirradiation for head and neck cancer (Jimmy Caudell, MD, PhD, Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa, FL)
      • 9:15 – 9:20 AM          Head & Neck Q and A (Panel)
      • 9:20 – 9:30 AM         Self-Assessment Module (SAM) for the American Board of Radiology
  • 9:15 AM                 Exhibition Hall Open
  • 9:30 – 10:30 AM   Refreshments and Networking Break with the Exhibitor
  • 10:30-11:30AM    General Plenary Session II: Gynecological Cancer
    • Moderator: Catheryn Yashar MD, UCSD
      • 10:30 – 11:00 AM      Imaging and Radiation Therapy for Cervical Cancer (Akila Viswanathan, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD)
      • 11:00 – 11:15 AM      Gyn Q and A
      • 11:15 – 11:30 AM      Self-Assessment Module (SAM) for the American Board of Radiology
  • 11:30 – 12:30        Lunch with Exhibitors
  • 11:30 – 12:30        Women in Radiation Oncology Forum
    • Our annual tradition is back! Join your fellow women practitioners for a casual lunch of discussion and networking on the issues that matter to women radiation oncologists. Register in advance to ensure your spot. Moderated by Dr. Janet Merfeld, FACRO, Mercy Cedar Rapids
  • 12:30 – 2:00 PM   RSS/ACRO Joint Education Session: Radiosurgery as Salvage Therapy”
    • ACRO is pleased to collaborate with The Radiosurgery Society for a special session this year!
    • Moderator – Jim Welsh, MD, FACRO, President
    • 12:30 – 12:50 PM      SRS for Recurrent Spinal Lesions (Chia-Lin Tseng, MD, FRCPC, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Canada, Toronto, Canada)
    • 12:50 – 1:10 PM      SRS for Recurrent Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumors (Scott G. Soltys MD, Stanford University Cancer Center, Palo Alto, CA)
    • 1:10 – 1:30 PM      SBRT for Recurrent Head & Neck Cancer (Madhur Garg, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY)
    • 1:30 – 1:50 PM     SBRT for Recurrent Abdominal Tumors (Anand Mahadevan, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA)
    • 1:50 – 2:00 PM     Radiosurgery Q and A
  • 2:00 – 2:30 PM           Exhibits/Refreshment Break
  • 2:30 – 4:30 PM     General Plenary Session III: Genitourinary Cancers
    • Moderator: Eduardo Fernandez, MD, PhD, FACRO, 21st Century Oncology
      • 2:30 – 2:55 PM           Multiparametric MRI in the diagnosis and follow-up of prostate cancer patients (Raul Concepcion, MD, Nashville, TN)
      • 2:55 – 3:20 PM           Discussion of the definitive treatments of bladder cancer in light of an aging population (Jason Efstathiou, MD, Dphil, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA)
      • 3:20 – 3:45 PM           Update on the status of adjuvent and salvage post-prostatectomy XRT (Rahul Tendulkar, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH)
      • 3:45 – 4:10 PM           Hypofractionation (Patrick Kupelian, MD, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA)
      • 4:10 – 4:20 PM           GI Q & A
      • 4:20 – 4:30 PM           Self-Assessment Module (SAM) for the American Board of Radiology
  • 4:30 – 5:30 PM    Plenary Session IV: Breast Cancers Part 1
    • 4:30 – 5:15 PM           Internal mammary nodal radiation debate
      PRO: Julia White, MD, The Ohio State University
      CON: Abram Recht, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
    • 5:15 – 5:30 PM           Self-Assessment Module (SAM) for the American Board of Radiology
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM     Oral Papers Session
    • Moderator: Steven Eric Finkelstein, M.D., Kettering Health Network, Kettering, OH
    • “Definitive External Beam Radiotherapy with SBRT Boost for Cancers of the Cervix and Endometrium”
    • A Multi-institutinal Analysis of Trimodality Therapy for Esophagus Cancer in Elderly Patients”
    • Equivocal Nodes in Previously-Negative Nodal Levels and Other Pitfalls of PET Surveillance in Patients with HPV-associated Oropharynx Cancer Treated on a Prospective De-Intensification Trial.”
    • Xerostomia is a Frequent Complication of Whole Brain Radiotherapy: Initial Results of a Prospective Trial”
  • 5:30 – 7:00 PM     Standards Committee
  • 6:30 – 7:30 PM     Supported Dinner with Speaker (Varian)
  • 7:30 – 8:30 PM     President’s Reception supported by 21st Century

Friday, March 10

  • 7:00 – 8:30 AM     Exhibitors’ Hosted Breakfast in Exhibition Hall
  • 8:30 – 9:30 AM     General Plenary Session V: Gastrointestinal Cancer Part 1
    • Moderator: Tarita Thomas, MD, PhD
      • 8:30 – 9:10 AM           Primary liver tumors: Expanding the role of radiation therapy (Ted Hong, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA)
      • 9:10 – 9:20 AM          Upper GI Q&A
      • 9:20 – 9:30 AM          Self-Assessment Module (SAM) for the American Board of Radiology
  • 9:30 – 10:30 AM   Refreshments and Networking Break with the Exhibitors
  • 9:30 – 11:30 AM   Resident Joblinks: Practice Interviews
  • 10:30 – 12:15        Contouring Mini-Symposium
    • 10:30 – 11:15 AM      Lung contouring: Brian Lally, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    • 11:15 – 11:45 AM      Gastrointestinal contouring: Abraham Wu, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York City, NY
    • 11:45 – 12:30            Contouring resources: Erin Gillespie, MD, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
  • 12:15 – 1:15 PM   Supported Lunch with Speaker (Novocure)
  • 1:15 – 2:15 PM     General Plenary Session V: Gastrointestinal Cancer Part 2
    • Moderator: Evan Wuthrick, MD
      • 1:15 – 2:00 PM           Reirradiation for Locoregionally Recurrent Rectal Cancer (Joshua Meyer, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA)
      • 2:00 – 2:15 PM           Lower GI Q & A
  • 2:15 – 3:00 PM     The Dr. Luther Brady Lecture
    William Shipley, MD, FACR
    “Radiation in Management of Bladder Cancer – 40 Years On”
  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM     ACRO Awards Ceremony
    • Dr. Luther Brady Award
    • Gold Medal Award
    • FACRO awards
    • Student and abstract awards

Concurrent sessions

  • 3:30 – 5:30 PM     General Plenary Session VI: Business/Economics
    • Moderator – Jim Welsh, MD, FACRO, President
    • 3:30 – 3:45 PM           ACRO Government Relations & Economics Committee Update
      • Sheila Rege, MD, FACRO, Northwest Cancer Clinic, Kennewick, WA
      • Jason McKitrick, MBA, Liberty Partners Group, Washington, DC
    • 3:45 – 4:15 PM           Dr. David Krause Washington Update
      • Andrew Woods, Esq, Liberty Partners Group, Washington, DC
    • 4:15 –  4:45 PM           Complying with MACRA Regulations
    • 4:45 – 5:15 PM           Business of Radiation Oncology
      • Ron DiGiamo, MBA, FACHE, President & CEO, RevenueCycle Inc.
    • 5:15 – 5:30 PM           ACRO Accreditation Report
      • Jaroslaw Hepel, MD, FACRO, Brown University, Providence, RI
  • 3:30 – 5:30 PM     Symposium for Radiation Oncology Residents
    • Moderator: Jonathan Leeman, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY
      • Business in Radiation Oncology
        • Arno Mundt, MD, FACRO, University of California, San Diego, CA
        • Teri Bedard, BA, RT, (R)(T) CPC. Revenue Cycle Inc. Austin, TX
      • Research Careers in Radiation Oncology
        • Julia White, MD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
      • Pathways to Success in a Career in Radiation Oncology
        • Steven Eric Finkelstein, M.D., Kettering Health Network, Kettering, OH
      • Radiating Hope 2016 Expedition to Tanzania
        • Shefali Gajjar, MD, GROW Scholarship Recipient
        • Chika Nwachukwu, MD, GROW Scholarship Recipient
      • 2016 HIT Scholarship Winner Presentation
        • Mike Repka, MD, Georgetown University
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM     Resident Reception
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM     New Practitioner Reception
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM     ACRO Committee Meetings
    • Government Relations & Economics
    • Membership
  • 8:00 – 10:00 PM   ACRO Resident Committee Event: By invitation
  • 8:00 – 9:30 PM     ACRO Gold Medal Dinner: By invitation

Saturday, March 11

  • 7:00 – 7:30 AM     Radiating Hope Fun Run
    • This year during ACRO, come join in on a healthy activity for a good cause! People will gather in the hotel headquarters lobby, and we will be led on a 30 minute “out and back” route for participants to run, walk or “fun run” at their own pace. Everyone will finish at the same time! Start and finish with other Radiating Hope Fun Runners! Sign up and make a donation here.
  • 8:00 – 9:00 AM     Supported Breakfast with Speaker
  • 9:00 – 11:00 AM   General Plenary VII: The Future of Metastatic Disease
    • Moderators: Lawrence Kleinberg
      • 9:00 – 9:25 AM          Metastatic cancer: Our role intensifies (Lawrence Kleinberg, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD)
      • 9:25 – 9:50 AM          Oligo-metastatic disease: It’s getting real (Phuoc Tran, MD, Ph.D, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD)
      • 9:50 – 10:10 AM        Radiology to jumpstart immune therapy (Michael Lim, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD)
      • 10:10 – 10:35 AM      Immune therapy and radiotherapy: The NCTN trials that will lead us into the future (Steven Eric Finkelstein, M.D., Kettering Health Network, Kettering, OH)
      • 10:35 – 10:45 AM      Q and A
      • 10:45 – 11:00 AM      Self-Assessment Module (SAM) for the American Board of Radiology
  • 11:00 – 12:00        General Plenary VIII: Lung Cancer
    • Moderator: Parul Barry, MD
      • 11:00 – 11:20 AM      Thoracic Re-irradiation: What You Should and Shouldn’t Do At Home (Brian Lally, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania)
      • 11:20 – 11:40 AM      Mediastinal Irradiation in the Modern Era (Brian Lally, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania)
      • 11:40 – 11:45 AM      Lung Q and A
      • 11:45 – 12:00            Self-Assessment Module (SAM) for the American Board of Radiology
  • 12:00 – 1:30 PM   Official Poster Session/Lunch Available/Poster Walks
  • 12:00 – 1:30 PM     Locum Tenens Forum
    • Interested in what it takes to be a locum? Already practicing and want to meet other locums to share ideas or struggles? Join ACRO for our first Locum Tenens Forum to hear from an expert panel on the opportunities and challenges of locums, and then stay after for some networking. All practicing locums or those who want to learn more are welcome. Moderated by Jay Locke, MD.
  • 1:30 – 2:30 PM     General Plenary IV: Breast Cancers Part 2
    • Moderator: Catheryn Yashar, MD, UCSD
    • 1:30 – 1:55 PM     Using advanced treatment planning for regional nodal irradiation (Atif Khan, MD, Cancer Institute of New Jersey)
    • 1:55 – 2:20 PM     Choosing among multiple appropriate radiation treatment approaches for breast conservation in hormone sensitive stage 1 breast cancer patients
    • 2:20 – 2:30 PM     Breast Q&A
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM     Networking Break
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM     General Plenary IX: CNS Cancer   
    • Moderators: Stephanie Weiss, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
      • 3:00 – 3:20 PM           Meningioma: Basic principles and how to apply them to the definitive treatment for Grade I-3 meningioma
        • Stephanie Weiss, MD
        • Albert Kim, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
      • 3:20 – 3:40 PM           Reirradiation (Scott Soltys, MD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA)
      • 3:40 – 3:50 PM           CNS Q and A
      • 3:50 – 4:00 PM           Self-Assessment Module (SAM) for the American Board of Radiology
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM     Resident Oral Papers Session
    • Moderator: Steven Eric Finkelstein, M.D., Kettering Health Network, Kettering, OH
      • “PCI in Patients with Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)”
      • “The natural history and patterns of failure after recurrence in patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma treated with modern chemoradiation techniques”
      • “Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Treatment of Intermediate- and High-Risk Prostate Cancer”
      • “Formal Analysis of the Current Radiation Oncology Job Market”
  • 5:00 PM                ACRO 2017 Adjourns