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18th Annual Virtual Dr. Karl Prado Physics and Radiobiology Review Course

2021 Virtual Physics & Radiobiology Review Course

Friday, June 11, 2021
8:00 AM–4:45 PM EST

Review Course Agenda 2021

About the Course

The University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology is pleased to announce the 18th Annual Virtual Dr. Karl Prado Physics & Radiobiology Review Course. For this virtual event, participants are expected to review pre-recorded lectures prior to the date of the event which will be shared upon registration. On the day of the event, Friday, June 11, 2021, participants will attend a virtual, live question and answer session with speakers. 

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of radiobiology and physics for senior radiation oncology residents who are taking the board exam for the first time and radiation oncologists already in practice who are preparing for their re-certification exams. Dosimetrists will also benefit and are encouraged to attend. 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.

This premier review course will provide participants with an overview of current concepts in radiation biology, physics, and dosimetry and will be conducted in an interactive workshop format with lectures and questions and answers sessions.

During the radiobiology portion, 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.

The physics segment of the program is intended to provide a comprehensive review of physics and dosimetry topics related to radiation oncology.

University of Maryland faculty, staff and residents, please do not register online. Please contact Dominic Bulkley at or 410-328-6928 to register.

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The cost of the virtual course is $200.00. We are also offering the opportunity to take one portion of the course (either Radiobiology or Physics) for $150.00. The registration fee is payable by Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover, and advanced registration is required.



Course Sponsors

The University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology would like to thank the following sponsors for their support.‌

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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 application 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

Meet Our Course Directors

Target audience includes Radiation Oncologists, Radiation Oncology Residents, Dosimetrists and Medical Physics Residents preparing for certification.

Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD

Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD, Professor, Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Director, Maryland Proton Alliance

...a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the field of radiation related normal tissue injury. Many future clinical care protocols, new novel therapies and future drug development will stem directly from the result of Dr. Vujaskovic’s research/patent work and lead to improvement in radiation therapy and quality of life for cancer patients.

Amit Sawant, PhD

Amit Sawant, PhD, Professor, Chief of Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

...research interests focus on developing and translating novel forms of image-guidance in radiation therapy, specifically in the area of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SAbR), also known as SBRT.  Dr. Sawant's overall goal of research is to fundamentally improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer through pre-clinical and clinical investigations and translation of novel forms of cancer imaging, radiobiologic agents and precision radiotherapy.


Pre-recorded presentations and ​online ​materials ​will ​be ​shared with participants prior to the course. All presentations and course materials are considered proprietary and are strictly for the sole use of the registered attendee. Any unauthorized use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. ​​Access to online materials (slides and videos) ​will ​be ​available ​until ​August ​9, ​2021.

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 lectures. Video of the lectures will be available online only.

Contact Us

Should you have any questions concerning the course, please contact course coordinator Dominic Bulkley, 410-328-6928 or