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14th Annual Radiobiology and Physics Review Course

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 14th Annual Radiobiology and Physics Review Course this year. The Course has been scheduled for March 30 - April 1, 2017 and will held at the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor, 301 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, MD 21201 in downtown Baltimore.

The 3-day event begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Breakfast and lunch are provided each day of the course. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact Cathy Hall at chall1@umm.edu or (410) 328-6928.

The Physics portion of the program begins Thursday, March 30th at 8:00am.  This one and a half day physics segment is intended to provide a comprehensive review of physics and dosimetry topics related to Radiation Oncology. It will be conducted in an interactive workshop format with lectures and questions and answer sessions. Dosimetrist may also benefit from this course and are welcome to participate.

The one and a half day Radiobiology portion of the program begins Friday, March 31st at 1:00 pm. Participants will have an overview of current concepts in radiation biology, be provided an update of changes that may impact radiation therapy, gain an understanding of molecular biology principles and techniques, and learn about new radiation modalities being utilized or in development.

Itineraries will be sent to registrants once the speakers have been finalized.

Cost

The early bird cost for the course is $475.00 (through March 5, 2017). After March 5th and on-site, the cost to register is $525.00. We are also offering, for the first time, the opportunity to take one portion of the course (either Radiobiology or Physics) for $300.00.  The registration fee is payable by Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover and advanced registration is required.

Hotel

The host hotel is the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor which is also the location of the event.  To register for one of the rooms reserved for this event, please click on the hotel button below.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to describe and discuss:

  • current molecular and cellular biology and its impact on modern radiobiology
  • biological basis of current and upcoming treatment modalities
  • physical principles of radiation therapy, including planning and setup for external beam therapy, brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery
  • imaging applications to radiation therapy, such as in treatment simulation and target definitions
  • methods of measurement of radiation quantity and quality, and the system of dose calculation
  • principles of radiation safety and radiation protection

Disclaimer

All presentations that are available on-line through our 14th Annual Radiobiology and Physics Review website are subject to change up until the day of the event. Your user name and password to access the on-line materials will be emailed 2-3 days prior to the course. Please be advised that if you are printing out documents prior to the course, some content may change. As a reminder, the conference room is completely wired and powered for network communications at each seat. Bring a laptop to access the speakers' presentations. Online material, including the video presentations, will be made available until July 15, 2017.


Refund Policy

Once a registration is submitted, you will have 24 hours to submit a request for refund. After that time, no refund will be provided for any reason; however, the registrant will have access to all course content, including video of the lecture. Video of the lectures will be available online only until July 15, 2017. All other course content will be available for download via the course site.


Environmental Responsibility Statement

In an effort to be responsible to the environment and reduce our carbon footprint, we will not be providing handouts for the lectures. The lectures will be made available in advance of the event if you would like to print them on your own and bring a copy with you.


Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations to attend this event or have any dietary restrictions, please provide information about your requirements to Cathy Hall at chall1@umm.edu or (410) 328-6928 or (1-800-735-2258 TTY/voice) at least 5 business days in advance of the activity.

We would like to recognize William F. Regine, M.D., Zeljko Vujaskovic, M.D., Ph.D., and Warren D. D'Souza, Ph.D., M.B.A., FAAPM for coordination of the course.


Contact Us

Please email the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology.

14th Annual Radiobiology and Physics Review Course

March 30 - April 1, 2017

Holiday Inn Inner Harbor
301 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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