Summit Meeting Agenda

The Radiation Oncology Summit: ACRO 2019
March 7-9

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Date/Time Scientific Program (as of 11/12/2018)
Wednesday, March 6
2pm-5pm Updates & Dilemmas in Billing & Coding
Ronald DiGiaimo – Revenue Cycle Inc., Austin, TX
Thursday, March 7
7:30am-8:15am Breakfast with the President of the AMA
Barbara McAneny, MD – President, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL
(Not CME Eligible)
Hosted by 21st Century Oncology
8:15am-8:30am Presidential Welcome & Meeting Overview
Eduardo Fernandez, MD, PhD, FACRO, President
Jason Efstathiou, MD, DPhil, & Steven Finkelstein, MD, FACRO, Scientific Program Committee Co-Chairs
8:30am-10am Ablative Radiotherapy for Liver and Pancreas Cancers: Why, When, and How
Moderator: Michael Chuong

Ablative Radiation for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Using (Cone Beam) CT
Christopher Crane – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Parag Parikh – Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI
10:45am-12pm Contouring Symposium
Erin Gillespie – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Matthew Harkenrider – Loyola University, Maywood, IL
Jeff Michalski – Washington University, St. Louis, MO
1:15pm-2:45pm Improving the Paradigms in Lung Cancer
Moderators: Steven Feigenberg, Isabelle Choi

Development of a Community-Based Pulmonary Nodule Clinic
Brian Lally – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Advanced Technologies in Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: IGRT, IMRT, 
and Proton Therapy
Charles Simone – University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Small Cell Lunch Cancer: Past, Present, Future
Benjamin Movsas – Henry Ford Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI

3:30pm-5pm PCI: To Radiate or Not to Radiate
Moderators: Stephanie Weiss, Lawrence Kleinberg

Evidence For and Against PCI
Chad Rusthoven – University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

Hippocampal Sparing in Small Cell Lung Cancer
Vinai Gondi – Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center, Warrenville, IL

Toxicity of PCI
David Grosshans – MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

5pm-6pm Oral Papers Session 1
Friday, March 8
8am-9:30am Exploring the Changing Landscape for High-Risk and Advanced Prostate Cancer
Moderators: Jason Efstathiou, Steven Finkelstein

Update on Radiotherapy in High-Risk Prostate Cancer: Staging, Dose, Volume, and Androgen Deprivation
Daniel Hamstra – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Introduction of Technology in Cooperative Group Trials: Prostate Cancer as a Paradigm
Jeff Michalski – Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Role of Radiotherapy in OligoMetastatic Prostate Cancer: Current State & Future Directions
Neha Vapiwala – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

10:15am-11:45am Evolving Paradigms in Treating Breast Cancer with Radiotherapy
Moderators: Tarita Thomas, Julia White

Management of the Axilla in the Modern Era
Jonathan Strauss – Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL

Hypofractionated Post-Mastectomy Radiation
Bruce Haffty – Rutgers Cancer Institute, New Brunswick, NJ

Altered Fractionation in Early Stage Breast Cancer
Asal Rahimi – University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX

 1:15pm-1:45pm The Life and Legacy of Dr. Luther Brady
 3pm-5pm The Business & Economics of Radiation Oncology Practice
Saturday, March 9
 9am-10:15am Challenging Topics in Head and Neck Cancer
Moderator: Brandi Page

Postop Oral Cavity Cases
Robert Amdur – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Managing Toxicity in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Brandi Page – Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda, MD

 10:45am-12pm Curing Endometrial Cancer, One Gray at a Time
Moderator: Parul Barry

Adjuvant Radiotherapy for Early Stage Endometrial Cancer: Beyond the Risk Groups
Matthew Harkenrider – Loyola University, Maywood, IL

Adjuvant Treatment in Endometrial Cancer: Clarity or Confusion?
Marcus Randall – University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Challenging Cases in Endometrial Cancer
Catheryn Yashar – University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

 1:30pm-2:45pm Lymphoma in Adults, Adolescents and Children
Moderators: Parul Barry, Shannon MacDonald

Lymphoma Hi-Lo: Playing Your Cards Right with Radiation Dose
Karen Winkfield – Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

How Management of Pediatric Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Differs from Adults
Shannon MacDonald – MGH/Harvard Unuversity, Boston, MA

 3pm-4:15pm Sarcoma in Adults, Adolescents and Children
Moderators: Parul Barry, Shannon MacDonald

Radiotherapy for Pediatric and Adult Sarcoma: The past and future
Bree Eaton – Emory University, Atlanta, GA 

Treatment Planning Techniques for Challenging Sarcoma Cases
Shannon MacDonald – MGH/Harvard University, Boston, MA

 4:15pm-5:30pm Oral Papers Session 2
 5:30pm ACRO 2019 Adjourns