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Radiation Oncology Symposium-Best of 2022

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Time: 12:30–5:15 PM ET with reception to follow
Location: Leadership Hall, HSF1, 685 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201

In-person and virtual registration options are both available


About the Course

This course offers the opportunity to earn up to 4 CME credits.

The 18th Annual Radiation Oncology Symposium - Best of is a CME accredited course that will provide attendees with the latest updates in standards of care 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/pediatric, thoracic, and lymphoma/sarcoma. The Symposium will provide attendees with a review of potentially practice-changing studies presented at major meetings or published in high impact journals over the past year.  

Online access to course materials and recordings will be available to registrants after the course concludes, for 10 months. In addition to the 4 CME credits, the event offers up to 4 MDCB credits for dosimetrists (pending).

Accreditation: The University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation (pending): The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™&. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Symposium save the date - Best of 2022

Best of 2022 Symposium Agenda


Commercial Support

We would like to thank the following sponsor for their generous support of this important educational activity.

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Registration is now open!

This event offers either in-person or virtual advance registration at the general registration price of $200.00. Registration is free for resident trainees attending virtually. If you are a resident registering without CME credit, please contact Jessica White at jessica.white@umm.edu to register. 

Same-day registration will be available at $250.00.

Registration is also free for faculty and staff affiliated with the University of Maryland using the link below (a $20.00 fee for those seeking CME credit will apply). If you are affiliated with the University of Maryland and do not need CME credit but would like to attend, please contact Jessica at jessica.white@umm.edu and include your affiliation information.

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In-Person Format Disclaimer

The safety and health of our patients, colleagues, and visitors remains the number one priority of the University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology. There are inherent risks of contracting COVID-19 when attending any event in-person, and by attending the participant accepts these risks. It is likely that medical-grade masks will be required and provided on-site to wear for the duration of the event, except when speaking, eating or drinking. This event will comply with the current national, CDC, state of Maryland, local, and University of Maryland requirements. Any changes to travel arrangements or costs incurred due to local and institutional regulations are the sole responsibility of the participant.

Virtual Format Disclaimer 

The University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology will make every effort to ensure that live, high-quality virtual materials are available during the course. However, a virtual format can present unpredictable challenges due to on-site technology issues, or the internet/ bandwidth of the individual attendees. It is strongly encouraged that virtual participants attend the live portion of this course using the most reliable hard-wired internet connection available to them.


Target Audience

The 18th Annual Radiation Oncology Symposium- Best of 2022 is designed for radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, medical oncologists, hematologists, nurse practitioners, medical physicists, dosimetrists, physician assistants and nurses.


Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe current treatment options for various malignancies.
  • Assess important studies and clinical trials in radiation oncology.
  • Review the role and indications for radiation therapy.

Course Director

William Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO

William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FASTRO, FACRO
Isadore and Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair
Professor of Radiation Oncology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Interim President, University of Maryland Faculty Practice
Executive Director, Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC)


2023 Speakers

Lymphoma & Sarcoma- Best of 2022
Kilian Salerno, MD
Associate Research Physician, Radiation Oncology Branch
National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research

Central Nervous System - Best of 2022
Mark V. Mishra, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Radiation Oncology
Associate Director for Cancer Networks

Genitourinary – Best of 2022
Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, FASCO, FASTRO
Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology
The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Gynecologic - Best of 2022
Kara D. Romano, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Director of Medical Student Clerkship/Electives of Radiation Oncology

Head & Neck - Best of 2022
Matthew Witek, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Director for MPTC

Breast Cancer & Pediatric - Best of 2022
Julie A. Bradley, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
University of Florida
UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

Thoracic - Best of 2022
Zaker H. Rana, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Gastrointestinal - Best of 2022
Jason Kyle Molitoris, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director, Dr. Nancy K. Welker Fellowship in Proton Therapy & Advanced Radiation Modalities


Location, Parking and Hotel

In-Person Location

Leadership Hall
HSF1
685 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Parking

There will be safe, convenient and free covered garage parking with a validated ticket for attendees at the Saratoga Street Garage, located at 220 Arch Street, 2.5 blocks away.

Saratoga Street Garage
220 Arch Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

As an alternative, validated parking is also available at the Baltimore Grand Garage, located 3 blocks away.

Baltimore Grand Garage
5 N. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Hotel

We have secured a block of discounted hotel rooms at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yardslocated at 110 S. Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD 21201. To secure your room at the rate of $119.00 ++ taxes and fees until the special rate is no longer available, please contact Rhondra Avery at 443-957-2218 or Rhondra.Avery@marriott.com


ADA Statement

If you require special accommodations to attend or participate in this CME activity, please provide information about your requirements to Sr. Program Coordinator Jessica White at jessica.white@umm.edu or 410-328-7618 at least five business days in advance of the activity.


Questions

For questions about the course, please contact Sr. Program Coordinator Jessica White, jessica.white@umm.edu, 410-328-7618.


A gift to the Dr. Karl L. Prado Endowment for Radiation Oncology Trainees will support the next generation of cancer treatment specialists.

Dr Prado ResizedKarl L. Prado, PhD, FACR, FAAPM
1950–2018

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. He dedicated himself to clinical program development and the advancement of new technologies and safety protocols in radiation oncology, so that every treatment could be tailored to the specific needs of each patient.

In 2018, the first-ever department Golden Apple Educator of the Year Award was established, and Dr. Prado unanimously received the distinguished award from the department’s medical and physics residents for his earnest contributions to their education. In 2019, the Physics and Radiobiology Review Course, which helps prepare medical residents for their biology and physics qualifying exams, was renamed to honor the memory and unmatched teaching abilities of Dr. Karl L. Prado.

This endowment was named for Dr. Prado to honor his remarkable influence. The Department of Radiation Oncology seeks to fundraise $1 million and will invest $1 million in matching funds. This fund advances education and training in radiation oncology for talented and compassionate healers and innovators who will aggressively pursue dramatic advances in radiation therapy.

The Dr. Prado endowment helps support our educational mission by funding medical and physics residents for a number of intiatives including:

  • Supporting social, physical and mental wellness activities.
  • Contributing to peer-reviewed publication fees, attendance at research conferences, and elective rotations.
  • Supporting annual University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology continuing educational events, including the Mock Orals Course for graduated medical residents, the "Best of Symposium" led by radiation oncology faculty, and the Physics and Radiobiology Review Course.

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

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

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