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Special Courses & Events

At the University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology, we are very proud of our tradition of educational events. We host several events throughout the year, including: our Radiation Oncology Symposium in January, our Mock Orals Course, the Dr. Karl Prado Physics & Radiobiology Review Course, the Hyperthermia Therapy Practice School, and new in 2022 - the Symposium on Practical AI in Radiation Oncology. The target audiences include radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents and other practitioners in the filed of radiation oncology.

The Radiation Oncology Symposium – Best of 2023

Thursday, January 11, 2024

The Radiation Oncology Symposium - Best of 2023 is a CME accredited course which will provide the attendees with the new changes in technology and treatment modalities that have occurred in the past year. This includes the latest developments in treating the following cancers: genitourinary, head & neck, central nervous system, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, breast, thoracic, lymphoma/sarcoma, and pediatric.

The Mock Orals Course

Check back for 2024 dates

The virtual interactive Mock Orals Course will simulate the radiation oncology oral board examination through series of one-on-one timed interviews reviewing high yield cases with individual feedback (day one) and a didactic half-day session (day two) with disease-site experts providing an overview with practical tips. The course is dedicated to aid young practicing radiation oncologists prepare for the oral board examination.

The 20th Annual Dr. Karl Prado Physics & Radiobiology Review Course

A 3-day Live Virtual Course: May 16, May 30 and June 2, 2023

The purpose of the 20th Annual Dr. Karl Prado Physics & Radiobiology Review Course is to provide a comprehensive review of radiobiology and physics for senior radiation oncology residents and medical physics residents who are taking the board exam for the first time as well as radiation oncologists already in practice who attend the review course to prepare for re-certification examinations. The instructors for this course include a combination of invited nationally recognized faculty and our own top-ranked faculty in the departments of radiobiology and physics.

Dr. Karl L. Prado Endowment for Radiation Oncology Trainees

Help Fund the Next Generation of Cancer Treatment Specialists

Dr Prado Resized

Karl L. Prado, PhD, FACR, FAAPM

Dr. Karl L. Prado served as a faculty member and invaluable medical physics educator to trainees and staff from 2009 to 2017 at the University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology. In 2019, the department renamed the Dr. Karl Prado Physics and Radiobiology Review Course to honor the memory of Dr. Karl Prado and recognize his unmatched teaching abilities.

The Dr. Prado endowment helps support our educational mission by funding trainees, medical and physics residents, fellows, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, nurses, and medical students for a number of initiatives including attendance at research conferences, educational events, training, wellness activities, and elective rotations.

Your support of the Dr. Karl L. Prado Endowment for Radiation Oncology captures your dedication to all facets of training and continuing education which enables our trainees to help save lives through their work.

Give to the Dr. Karl L. Prado Endowment for Radiation Oncology Trainees

Symposium on Practical AI in Radiation Oncology

Held on July 15, 2022

A new course in 2022, the University of Maryland Symposium on Practical AI in Radiation Oncology is a one-day primer course that will provide clinicians and researchers with a clear understanding of basic concepts in AI, the potential benefits and pitfalls, and the tools to develop their own strategies for investigating or implementing AI in routine clinical practice.

Hyperthermia Therapy Practice School

2023 Dates Coming Soon

The Hyperthermia Therapy Practice School is a CME accredited course that will provide the attendees with the theoretical aspects of hyperthermia in a lecture format with a question and answer session. Several cases will be reviewed to explain the different approaches to treat different treatment sites. Small groups will facilitate in-depth training of practical guidelines for thermal therapy treatment delivery, and will practice the treatment delivery in terms of software and hardware in experimental phantoms.

We are excited for the opportunity to share these signature events with you.


For questions about the courses, please contact Jessica White,, 410-328-7618.