CONFERENCE SCHEDULE & SOCIAL EVENTS

The PTCOG57 calendar is filling up fast. From our sessions and programs during the day to social events in the evenings, attendees to this year’s event are sure to have a memorable conference. For a top-level conference schedule and social event highlights check out the following!

 

For a full interactive conference schedule, click here.

View a comprehensive schedule of subcommittee and side meetings here.

day 1 agenda — Junior Ballroom

monday, may 21, 2018

7:30

Breakfast

7:30 - 8:00

8:00

Welcome Word

8:00 - 8:30

8:30

Physics Session

8:30 - 10:00

10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30

Physics Session

10:30 - 12:00

12:00

Lunch

12:00 - 13:30

13:30

Physics Session

13:30 - 15:00

15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 - 15:30

15:30

Physics Session

15:30 - 17:00

17:00

Free Time

17:00 - 18:30

18:30

Welcome Reception at the Cincinnati Hilton’s Hall of Mirrors

18:30 - 20:00

day 2 agenda — Junior Ballroom

tuesday, may 22, 2018

7:30

Breakfast

7:30 - 8:00

8:00

Clinical Session

8:00 - 10:00

10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30

Clinical Session

10:30 - 12:30

12:30

Lunch

12:30 - 14:00

14:00

Clinical Session

14:00 - 15:30

15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:00

16:00

Clinical Session

16:00 - 17:00

day 3 agenda — Junior Ballroom

wednesday, may 23, 2018

7:30

Breakfast — Exhibit Hall

7:30 - 8:00

8:00

Shielding, Etc. Session

8:00 - 10:00

10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30

Clinic Start Up Session

10:30 - 12:00

12:00

Closing Word

12:00 - 12:15

12:15

Lunch

12:15 - 13:30

13:00

PTCOG Sub-Committee Meetings

13:00 - 16:00

View full schedule of subcommittee and side meetings here.

16:00

PTCOG Steering Committee

16:00 - 17:30

18:00

Gala/Night Out Great American Ballpark Reds vs. Pirates

18:00 - 20:00

Experience The PTCOG57 Gala at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark nestled along the Ohio River. Baseball is as much a part of the fabric and history of Cincinnati as the river, which is why we selected it as our new venue for this year’s gala. In fact, Cincinnati is home to the world’s first professional baseball team — first formed in 1869. Join us as the Cincinnati Reds play the Pittsburgh Pirates. In our special reserved space, enjoy a chance to mix and mingle, eat classic baseball fare and take in a game of America’s favorite pastime. Reservations are limited to 500 people, so register early to claim your spot. While Great American Ballpark is an easy walk from both the Hilton and Hyatt, we will have bus transportation to and from the stadium. The Ballpark is also part of The Banks entertainment district to keep the good times going after the game.

day 4 agenda — Junior & Grand Ballrooms

thursday, may 24, 2018

7:00

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:00 - 8:00

8:00

Welcome Word

8:00 - 8:30

8:30

Physics Slam

8:30 - 9:00

9:00

Physics 01 — Grand Ballroom

9:00 - 10:30

Dose Calculation and Optimization

9:00

Clinics 01 — Junior Ballroom

9:00 - 10:30

Pediatrics

10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00

11:00

Keynote Lecture: Professor Ernie Moniz

11:00 - 12:00

12:00

Varian Symposium Lunch

12:00 - 13:00

13:00

Physics 02 — Grand Ballroom

13:00 - 14:00

Quality Assurance 1

13:00

Biology 01 — Junior Ballroom

13:00 - 14:00

Biological Differences

14:00

Physics 03 — Grand Ballroom

14:00 - 15:00

Quality Assurance 2

14:00

Clinics 02 — Junior Ballroom

14:00 - 15:00

Breast/GI

15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 - 15:30

15:30

Physics 04

15:30 - 17:00

Beam Delivery / Nozzle Design

15:30

Physics 04 — Grand Ballroom

15:30 - 16:30

Beam Delivery / Nozzle Design

15:30

Physics 05 — Junior Ballroom

15:30 - 16:30

4D Treatment & Delivery / Monitoring & Modeling Motion

16:30

Free Time

16:30 - 17:00

17:00

Event and Tour at the Proton Therapy Center

17:00 - 20:00

day 5 agenda — JUNIOR & GRAND BALLROOMS

7:00

Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:00 - 8:00

8:00

Clinics Slam

8:00 - 8:30

Protons There or Photons Here

8:30

Interdisciplinary Session

8:30 - 10:00

Cost Effectiveness Research

10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30

Interdisciplinary Session

10:30 - 11:30

Invited Panel on Hypofractination

11:30

RaySearch Symposium Lunch — Grand Ballroom

11:30 - 12:30

11:30

IBA/Philips Symposium Lunch — Junior Ballroom

11:30 - 12:30

12:30

General Assembly

12:30 - 13:30

13:30

Clinics 03 — Grand Ballroom

13:30 - 15:00

Head and Neck / GU

13:30

Physics 06 — Junior Ballroom

13:30 - 15:00

Accepting & Commissioning of New Facilities

15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 - 15:30

15:30

Biology 02 — Grand Ballroom

15:30 - 17:30

Biology Optimisation and Translational Research

15:30

Physics 07 — Junior Ballroom

15:30 - 16:30

Absolute & Relative Dosimetry

16:30

Clinics 04 — Junior Ballroom

16:30 - 17:30

Sarcoma/Lung

17:30

Poster Session

17:30 - 18:30

18:00

Vendor Events, Live Music at Fountain Square, Other Local Events

18:00 - 20:00

Day 6 agenda — JUNIOR & GRAND BALLROOMS

7:00

Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00

8:00

Biology Slam

8:00 - 8:30

Publish and vanish: Is this the fate of biomarkers for charged particle radioresponse?

8:30

Biology 03 — Grand Ballroom

8:30 - 10:00

Biomarkers and Biological Modeling

8:30

Physics 08 — Junior Ballroom

8:30 - 10:00

Image Guidance, IGPT / Adaptive Therapy

10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 - 10:30

10:30

Clinics 05 — Grand Ballroom

10:30 - 12:00

CNS / Eye

10:30

Physics 09 — Junior Ballroom

10:30 - 12:00

Treatment Planning

12:00

Closing Word

12:00 - 12:30

15:00

40th Annual Taste of Cincinnati

15:00 - ?

Experience the nation’s longest-running outdoor culinary festival!

PTCOG 57’S Keynote Speaker to Share a Singular Perspective on the Important Science and Technology Challenges of Today

Ernest J. Moniz served as the 13th United States secretary of energy from 2013 to January 2017. As secretary, he advanced energy technology innovation, nuclear security and strategic stability, cutting-edge capabilities for the American scientific research community, and environmental stewardship. Dr. Moniz strengthened the Department of Energy (DOE) strategic partnership with its 17 national laboratories, many of which have a connection to medical therapy techniques, and with the Department of Defense and the broader national security establishment. He produced analytically based energy policy proposals that attracted bipartisan support and implementing legislation, led an international initiative that placed energy science and technology innovation at the center of the global response to climate change, and negotiated alongside the secretary of state the historic Iran nuclear agreement.

Dr. Moniz served on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty from 1973 until becoming secretary of energy in 2013, and is now the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus and special advisor to the MIT president. He has been named co-chairman of the board of directors and CEO of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a non-profit organization that has advanced innovative solutions for securing nuclear materials, building international cooperation for nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, preventing the spread of disease, and reducing radiological threats.

At MIT, Dr. Moniz was the founding director of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and director of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment. Dr. Moniz was also head of the MIT Department of Physics during 1991–1995 and 1997 and director of the Bates Linear Accelerator Center from 1983 to1991. His physics research centered on developing the theoretical framework for understanding intermediate energy electron and meson interactions with atomic nuclei. Since 2001, his primary research focus has been energy technology and policy, including a leadership role in MIT multidisciplinary technology and policy studies addressing pathways to a low-carbon world (The Future of Nuclear Power, of Coal, of Natural Gas, and of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle). These studies had significant impact on energy policy and programs.

A recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees; holding positions on the board of directors of both publicly traded and private companies, he has a singular perspective about the role of government and industry in the stewardship of science and technology that will serve the United States. The theme of PTCOG57 is “Translating Science and Technology into Cancer Cures” and what better individual to put into perspective the challenges of science and technology at a National and International level.


VarianEfficient clinical workflow in even the most complex cases

High-quality head and neck treatment planning utilizing Varian’s end-to-end solution

Thursday, 5/24
12:10-13:00
Grand Ballroom

Moderator: Antony Lomax, PhD, Paul Scherrer Institut

Panelists:

H&N treatments utilizing robust optimization with Eclipse™ PT
Anthony Mascia, PhD
UC Health/Cincinnati Children’s Proton Therapy Center

Knowledge-based planning using the VUMC H&N RapidPlan™ PT model
Wilko Verbakel, PhD
VU University Medical Center

Clinical implications of Monte Carlo dose calculation, DECT-based treatment planning, and LET on H&N treatment planning
Lei Dong, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

 


Advancing Cancer Treatment Through Software Innovation

Friday, 5/25
11:40-12:30
Grand Ballroom

Moderator: Marc Mlyn, President RaySearch Americas, Inc., New York, USA

Panelists:

A comprehensive approach to lung treatment with 4D-robust optimization and MC dose calculation in RayStation
— Chang Chang, Ph.D, D.A.B.R., Director of Physics, Texas Center for Proton Therapy, TX, USA

The sharper edge: Clinical benefits of aperture-based PBS
— Vinai Gondi, MD, Director of Research & Education, Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center, IL, USA

 


Advanced Imaging and Planning for Proton Therapy

Friday, 5/25
11:40-12:30
Junior Ballroom
More details

Panelists:

Monoisocentric intensity modulated proton therapy for bilateral breast cancer
— Dr. Marcio Fagundes, M.D., Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Miami Cancer Institute

Commissioning and planning optimization for open IMPT gantries
— Dr. Jamil Lambert, PhD, Senior Physicist, Rutherford Cancer Centre South Wales Celtic Springs, Spooner Close, Newport

MRI for planning and on-therapy monitoring of proton therapy patients
— Chia-ho Hua, PhD, Physicist, St. Jude’s Radiation Oncology, Memphis, Tennessee

Please register for Lunch Symposium IBA/Philips here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/21, 6:30-9pm: Welcome Reception at the Hilton Cincinnati Hall of Mirrors

All registered attendees of the Education Session are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception at the Hall of Mirrors at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza for cocktails and appetizers. This renowned and historic hotel, with the Hall of Mirrors as its crowning feature, is one of the world’s finest examples of French Art Deco design. For those attendees staying at the Hyatt, the Hilton is across the street and connected by a skywalk.


5/23, first pitch is at 7:10pm : Gala/Night Out Great American Ballpark, Reds vs. Pirates

Experience The PTCOG57 Gala at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark nestled along the Ohio River. Baseball is as much a part of the fabric and history of Cincinnati as the river, which is why we selected it as our new venue for this year’s gala. In fact, Cincinnati is home to the world’s first professional baseball team — first formed in 1869. Join us as the Cincinnati Reds play the Pittsburgh Pirates. In our special reserved space, enjoy a chance to mix and mingle, eat classic baseball fare and take in a game of America’s favorite pastime. Reservations are limited to 500 people, so register early to claim your spot. Cost is $100. While Great American Ballpark is an easy walk from both the Hilton and Hyatt, we will have bus transportation to and from the stadium. The Ballpark is also part of The Banks entertainment district to keep the good times going after the game.


5/24, Thursday Evening : Reception, including dinner by the bite, and Tour of the Cincinnati Proton Therapy Center

  • Reservations are limited to the first 550 people, so register early.
  • Reception will run from 5:30 pm – 9:00pm.
  • Buses will be available for transport attendees from the Duke Energy Convention Center (DECC) starting at 5pm.
  • Buses will be located outside the main entrance of DECC, along Elm Street.
  • Please note you must have a ticket in order to board the bus and attend the reception.
  • Tickets will be provided with your registration materials.
  • Return transportation will be available from the reception location back to Duke Energy Convention Center throughout the evening.

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