Who Should Attend?
The course is ideally suited for a multi-disciplinary team of 3-4 individuals planning to deliver advanced therapies with Eclipse and TrueBeam, including CNS radiosurgery and sterotactic body radiation therapy. Curriculum is suitable for radiation physicists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, and dosimetrists.
Duration & Location
The conference is a three-day course hosted by the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Hazelrig-Salter Radiation Oncology Center, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Course content is taught by a multi-disciplinary team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, including subspecialty surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical physicists. The course content can be individually focused on specific sites (e.g. neuro or thoracic), depending upon the interests of those enrolled. The course is a complete how to with didactic and laboratory experiences for advanced therapies with TrueBeam.
The course includes laboratory experiences that mimic the clinical process, including mock tumor board, contouring, and treatment planning. The course tuition includes course material. Travel and lodging is NOT included. Customer is responsible for all travel expenses and incidentals.
|8:00 8:30||Breakfast/Course Overview|
|8:30 9:30||Introduction to Eclipse and TrueBeam|
|9:30 10:15||Multi-modality image registration including PET/CT|
|10:30 11:00||Contouring Tools including Smart Segmentation|
|11:00 12:00||RapidArc vs IMRT dosimetry|
Image Guidance options and offline review, 6DOF
|1:30 3:00||Brain treatment planning and clinical considerations|
|3:00 3:45||Spine treatment planning and clinical considerations|
|Lab||Participants to plan brain, spine, other|
|8:30 9:15||Fiducial Placement with Navigation Bronchoscopy|
|9:15 10:30||Lung treatment planning and clinical considerations|
|10:30 11:00||Respiratory motion management options and simulation procedures|
|11:00 12:00||Head and neck treatment planning and clinical considerations|
|1:00 2:00||Liver treatment planning and clinical considerations|
|2:00 3:00||Prostate treatment planning and clinical considerations|
|Lab||Participants to plan lung, liver, head/neck, prostate|
|8:30 9:30||Eclipse commissioning and quality assurance procedures|
|9:30 10:30||TrueBeam commissioning and quality assurance procedures|
|Additional Lab for non-physicists including clinical review of planned cases|
*This is an example curriculum for a broad SBRT program. The curriculum can be customized and will vary based on the goals of the participants.
If you are not receiving this course as a part of entitlement training through Varian, UAB must receive payment in full for your tuition 60 days in advance of the course. Please make your check payable to the UAB Department of Radiation Oncology and mail to 1700 6th Avenue South, Room 2252, Birmingham, AL 35233. Please include a copy of your registration form to ensure your payment is properly processed. Failure to send tuition payment within 60 days could result in the forfeiture of your class seat.
We ask that you provide us with a 40-day notice should you wish to cancel. Cancellations should be in writing, via e-mail, fax or mail to the attention of Holly Downing. Upon receipt of a notice to cancel within 40 days, we will work with you to reschedule. Cancellations received less than 40 days in advance will be subject to non-refunding of tuition and non-rescheduling of the course.
In the event UAB has to reschedule the course, we will work with you to reschedule at a later date.
Once scheduled for a course, there are no refunds of tuition.