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Keynote Speaker and Final Program Announced for 2018 QA & Dosimetry Symposium (QADS)

Melbourne, Florida – Sun Nuclear Corporation is pleased to announce Ronald Chen, M.D., M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as the keynote speaker for the 11th QA & Dosimetry Symposium (QADS), March 9-10, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Chen's talk, "Linking Broad-based Data from Registries in Radiation Oncology," will kick off two days of practical education on the improvement of patient safety in Radiation Oncology.

The QADS is the premier event focused exclusively on the quality and safety of Radiation Oncology, with talks delivered by both worldwide experts and leading clinical adopters. The 2018 program includes a total of 24 presentations across four sessions:

  • Safety and Quality in Radiation Oncology
  • Big Data for Quality Improvement
  • Advancements in Treatment and Planning Quality
  • Best Practices in QA and Dosimetry

In addition to the keynote presentation, program highlights include:

  • Error Pathways Seen in the RO-ILS Data” and “A Clinically Relevant IMRT QA Workflow”
    Gary Ezzell, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Arizona
  • “AAPM Initiatives in Patient Safety”
    Bruce Thomadsen, Ph.D., AAPM President-Elect, the University of Wisconsin
  • VMAT Multi-Center Audit: from Planning to Pretreatment Verification”
    Diego Jurado-Bruggeman, M.S., ICO Girona – Hospital Dr. Josep Trueta, Spain
  • “Error Bars in Medical Imaging for Radiotherapy”
    Lawrence Marks, M.D., University of North Carolina, NC
  • Big Data Analytics in Radiation Oncology: Potentials and Challenges
    Issam El Naqa, Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • “Commissioning and QA for a New Jawless Linac Using TG-244”
    Tucker Netherton, D.M.P., UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • “World Championships of Treatment Planning Quality”
    Ben Nelms, Ph.D., ProKnow Systems and Canis Lupus LLC

The full program for the 2018 QADS can be viewed at Early registration pricing, with savings of $100, is avaiable until November 30, 2017. Register today!

Continuing Education Credits include: ~10 hours of SAM by the ABR; ~14 hours by the CAMPEP; and ~13 hours by the MDCB. In addition, 14 hours of general credits and two hours of Medical Errors Credits have now been approved by the Florida Council of Medical Physicists.