2017 Workshop: CT-Based HDR Brachytherapy for Prostate

You are invited to a clinical workshop focused on improving your treatment planning and delivery skills with High Dose Rate (HDR) Prostate Brachytherapy using CT-based imaging

January 23-24, 2017
Atlanta Oncology Associates
3300 Preston Ridge Rd. Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA  30005

Workshop Objectives

Learn how to implement a successful HDR Prostate Brachytherapy program using CT-based verification and planning. As a participant, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to interact with faculty of Radiation Oncologists, Urologists, and Physicists with over 15 years of experience
  • Observe live HDR prostate brachytherapy cases 
  • Interact with Elekta Clinical Application Specialists who will review Treatment Planning and Optimization. (Great opportunity to learn tips and tricks of Oncentra Brachytherapy!)
  • Review applicator and equipment choices that can make your program a success
  • Discuss with faculty how to implement this treatment modality into your current Radiation Oncology program, with the goal of completing prostate cases in a timely manner
  • Learn the benefits of HDR prostate brachytherapy and highlight these benefits to key stakeholders at your hospital
  • Review the clinical aspects of HDR prostate brachytherapy treatment by: observing live cases, reviewing the clinical data on HDR prostate, and learning how to optimize your treatment times by streamlining the procedure and workflow
  • Get tips on how to implement this program with specifics on training your staff, workflow optimization, and quality assurance
  • Get hands-on experience using a prostate phantom simulator, applicator assembly and equipment preparation
  • Learn about optimal treatment delivery procedures and implementing Quality Assurance in every step
  • Review the Physics of HDR prostate brachytherapy and see how experienced Physicists/Dosimetrists conduct their Treatment Planning

Reasons to Attend

  • Observe live HDR prostate Brachytherapy case(s) and practice on phantom simulator
  • Clinical aspects (e.g. patient selection, clinical indicators, use of functional imaging, treatment planning, how to optimize you CT-based prostate workflow, and the benefits of prostate brachytherapy)
  • Learn how to implement a prostate brachytherapy program (e.g. workflow, quality assurance, milestones)
  • Get hands-on experience with Oncentra Brachy and share information with Clinicians, Physicists and Dosimetrists skilled in HDR Brachy Treatment, Planning, and Optimization
  • Continuing Education (CE) credits (CAMPEP) for Physicists and Dosimetrists (there will NOT be CME credits given)

Intended Participants
Each of the below individuals who wish to gain an integrated overview of all aspects of CT-based HDR brachytherapy for prostate:

          Radiation Oncologists

          Urologists

          Radiologists

          Clinical Physicists

          Brachytherapy Radiographers 

 
Pre-requisite: Experience in prostate brachytherapy is desirable

CE Credits

Elekta has applied to CAMPEP for CE credits (CME credits are not offered for this course).

Event Capacity
Only ten (10) seats are available for this workshop. Openings will be filled on a "first come, first served" basis.

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