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Advances in Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Symposium: Staying on the Cutting Edge 

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Advances in

Stereotactic Radiosurgery and

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Symposium:
Staying on the Cutting Edge

October 18-19, 2013
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Houston, Texas

 Advances in Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Symposium: Staying on the Cutting Edge

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Course Directors

David S. Baskin, M.D.
Bin S. Teh, M.D.


Program Overview

The field of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is advancing rapidly. The goal of this symposium is to provide the most recent updates in SRS, including unfamiliar data and updates not yet found in published textbooks. This symposium will examine interventions, controversies, and outcomes of SRS and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) for benign and malignant tumors, vascular malformations, pain syndromes, epilepsy, and other central nervous system (CNS). Using evidence-based research, this symposium will focus on the latest advances in the SRS field, including the capability of image-guidance and frameless stereotactic radiosurgery. In addition, intracranial and extracranial disease sites with late toxicity related to SRS/SBRT, including new long-term follow-up data, will be addressed.


Target Audience

Neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, neuro-oncologists, neurologists, and allied health care professionals who work with patients with tumors.


Educational Methods

Didactic, panel discussions, case studies, round table discussions, demonstrations of procedures.


Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Determine when to use SRS vs. SRT vs. SBRT for a variety of CNS disorders
  • Identify the techniques regarding IMRT and dosimetry for CNS disease
  • State the appropriate use and side effects of treatment and strategy to avoid the same
  • Utilize strategies to assess and improve outcomes

Evaluation

Evaluation via an online questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias. An email will be sent with the necessary link the week following the end of the activity.


Accreditation and Designation Statements

Physicians
The Methodist Hospital System® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Methodist Hospital System® designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
The Methodist Hospital System® is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Up to 17.00 contact hours continuing nursing education may be earned by attending selected sessions in their entirety, and completing the corresponding items on the evaluation tool.

Agenda


Friday, October 18, 2013
6:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
7:30

Welcome Ceremony
David S. Baskin, M.D.
Bin S. Teh, M.D.

? IMAGING & PATHOLOGY
Moderated by David S. Baskin, M.D.
7:45

Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Steve H. Fung, M.D.

8:10

Advances in Molecular Imaging
Daniel Y. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

8:35

Plato’s CAVE™
E. Brian Butler, M.D.

9:00

Advances in Neuropathology
Suzanne Powell, M.D.

9:25

The History of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
Walter H. Grant, Ph.D.

9:50

Question & Answer

10:05

Break & Exhibits

? SPINE RADIOSURGERY
Moderated by Paul Holman, M.D.
10:20

Surgery and Radiosurgery Combined Treatment in the Multimodality Management of Spinal Metastases
Lilyana Angelov, M.D.

10:45

Spine Radiosurgery for Benign Tumors
Iris C. Gibbs, M.D.

11:10

Safety is No Accident
Walter H. Grant, Ph.D.

11:35

The Impact of Spine Radiosurgery on Pain and Quality of Life Outcomes in Patients with Spine Tumors
Lilyana Angelov, M.D.

12:00 PM

Question & Answer

12:15

Lunch

Advances in Neurosurgery
David S. Baskin, M.D.

? BENIGN BRAIN TUMORS
Moderated by E. Brian Butler, M.D.
1:10

Image Guidance for Cranial SRS
Isaac I. Rosen, Ph.D.

1:35

Vestibular Schwannoma
John Suh, M.D., MPH

2:00

Arteriovenous Malformations
Antonio A. De Salles, M.D., Ph.D.

2:25

Surgical Approach for Meningioma
Gavin W. Britz, MB BCh, MPH

2:40

Radiosurgery for Meningioma
Bin S. Teh, M.D.

2:55

Question & Answer

3:05

Break & Exhibits

? BENIGN BRAIN TUMORS
Moderated by Gavin W. Britz, MB BCh, MPH
3:20

Trigeminal Neuralgia and Functional Indication for Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Antonio A. De Salles, M.D., Ph.D.

3:45

Optic Tumors
Sushma Yalamanchili, M.D.

4:10

Quality Assurance and Safety for Cranial SRS
Isaac I Rosen, Ph.D.

4:35

Surgery for Pituitary Adenoma
David S. Baskin, M.D.

4:50

Radiotherapy for Pituitary Adenoma
Snehal S. Desai, M.D.

5:05

Question & Answer

5:15

Adjourn

6:30

RECEPTION
Houston Museum of Natural Science


Saturday, October 19, 2013
7:00 AM Sign-in & Breakfast
? MALIGNANT BRAIN TUMORS
Moderated by Snehal S. Desai, M.D.
8:00 Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)
Snehal S. Desai, M.D.
8:25 Recurrent GBM: What are the Options?
Pamela New, M.D.
8:50 Brain Metastases
John Suh, M.D., Ph.D.
9:15 New Functional Avoidance: Clinical Implications
E. Brian Butler, M.D.
9:40 Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma
Pamela New, M.D.
9:55

Question & Answer

10:10 Break and Exhibits
? STEREOTACTIC BODY RADIATION THERAPY (SBRT)
Moderated by Bin S. Teh, M.D.
10:25 SBRT for Lung Malignancy
Bin S. Teh, M.D.
10:50 SBRT for Liver Malignancy
Snehal S. Desai, M.D.
11:15 SRS/SBRT in Pediatrics
Iris C. Gibbs, M.D.
11:35 SBRT for Oligometastases
Bin S. Teh, M.D.
12:00 PM

Question & Answer

12:15

Lunch

The Current Challenges We Face for Safe Spine SBRT
Arjun Sahgal, M.D., FRCPC

? SPINE RADIOSURGERY
Moderated by Bin S. Teh, M.D.
1:10

Vertebral Compression Fracture and Spine SBRT: Is the Radiation Increasing the Risk, and How?
Arjun Sahgal, M.D., FRCPC

1:35 Advances in Surgical Management of Spinal Metastases
Paul Holman, M.D.
2:00

Question & Answer

2:15 Closing Remarks
David S. Baskin, M.D.
Bin S. Teh, M.D.
2:30

Conference Adjourn

Faculty


PLANNING COMMITTEE

David S. Baskin, M.D. | COURSE DIRECTOR
Vice Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Program Director, Neurosurgery Residency Training Program Senior Member, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Director, Kenneth R. Peak Brain and Pituitary Treatment and Research Center

E. Brian Butler, M.D.
Senior Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
The Methodist Hospital
Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology

Bin S. Teh, M.D. | COURSE DIRECTOR
Senior Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Vice Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
The Methodist Hospital
Director, Radiation Research Laboratory and Program
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Professor and Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology
Weill Cornell Medical

FACULTY

Lilyana Angelov, M.D., FRSC (C)
Head, Section of Spine Tumors
Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and
Neuro-Oncology Center
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Gavin W. Britz, MB BCh, MPH
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Methodist Neurological Institute
The Methodist Hospital

Antonio A. De Salles, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
University of California, Los Angeles
Director, Stereotactic Surgery Program
Los Angeles, California

Snehal S. Desai, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
The Methodist Hospital

Steve H. Fung, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Staff Neuroradiologist,
The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization
Medical Director of MRI Research,
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Neuroradiology, Radiology Department

Iris C. Gibbs, M.D.
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology
Co-Director, Cyberknife Radiosurgery Program
Residency Program Director
Stanford University

Walter H. Grant, Ph.D.
Chief Physicist
Department of Radiation Oncology
The Methodist Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
Baylor College of Medicine

Paul Holman, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
The Methodist Neurological Institute
The Methodist Hospital

Daniel Y. Lee, M.D.
Director, PET Center
Translation Imaging
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute

Pamela New, M.D.
Neuro-oncologist
Methodist Neurological Institute
Department of Neurosurgery
The Methodist Hospital
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College

Suzanne Powell, M.D.
Senior Member
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Chief, Neuropathology
Vice Chair, Education
Director, AP/CP Residency Program
Co-Director, Neuropathology Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine
The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Isaac I. Rosen, Ph.D.
Radiation Physicist
Department of Radiation Oncology
The Methodist Hospital

Arjun Sahgal, M.D., FRCPC
Associate Professor,
Departments of Radiation Oncology and Surgery
University of Toronto
Staff Radiation Oncologist, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
Princess Margaret Hospital / University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

John Suh, M.D., MPH
Professor and Chairman, Radiation Oncology
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland, Ohio

Sushma Yalamanchili, M.D.
Ophthalmologist, Methodist Eye Associates
The Methodist Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Weill Cornell Medical College



Disclosure

In order to meet the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, it is the policy of The Methodist Hospital System® that all individuals who are in a position to control the content of a CME course (course director, planning committee members, and faculty) disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

All identified conflicts of interest are managed to help ensure that the educational material is scientifically based, accurate, and objectively presented. Faculty are also required to disclose any discussions of off-label or investigational uses of any commercial products or devices not yet approved in the United States. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.

Hotel


Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, Texas 77030
(713)796-0080

RESERVATIONS: Please identify yourself with the SRS Conference when making reservations in order to get the special group rate ($109 single/double). A limited number of rooms have been reserved at this rate on a space available basis. The deadline to receive this rate is Friday, September 27, 2013, unless the room block has already been filled. RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY.

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Fees, Registration, and Conference Information

Refer to the table below for registration fees. Your registration will not be processed until payment is received. Your registration will be confirmed. If you have not received confirmation at least five business days before the course start date, contact The Methodist Hospital System Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) immediately.

If you plan to register on-site, contact OCME at least 24 hours in advance to confirm course status and space availability. The OCME reserves the right to limit the number of participants in an activity and will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.



Registration Fees

Physician $450
Other Healthcare Professional $100
Residents/Fellows No Fee*

  

 

 

* Verification is required.



ADA Statement

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Methodist Hospital System® will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at this symposium. Please call (713)441-4971 for further information, or if you need special assistance.



Cancellation/Refund Policy

Requests for registration refunds must be in writing and received by the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at least 10 business days before the course begins. The date the request is received by the OCME will be considered the cancellation date. Requests received after the refund deadline will not be processed. Cancellations are subject to a $50 administrative fee deducted from the registration fee paid to cover guarantees and other expenses. Requests should be mailed to the OCME or faxed to (713)441-0589.

The OCME reserves the right to cancel activities, not less than 10 business days before the scheduled date, if extenuating circumstances make it necessary. Registrants will be notified at the contact number indicated on the registration form followed by written notification. If an activity is cancelled, OCME’s liability is limited to the registration fee paid. Note: If payment is made by check, a social security number is required to process the refund.

Contact Us


The Methodist Hospital Office of Continuing Medical Education
6565 Fannin, MGJ9-004
Houston, Texas 77030
713-441-4971
cme@houstonmethodist.org


Exhibit Opportunities

For information regarding exhibit opportunities, please contact:

Rachel Martin
Senior CME Coordinator
Office of Continuing Medical Education
The Methodist Hospital System
remartin2@houstonmethodist.org
(713)441-4948