Conferences

  • Sunday, 10/24

    • Dr. Karen Winkfield: PS 02 - Presidential Symposium: Session II - Digital Health to Improve Patient Outcomes and Experience - 9:25 AM (Room W375 a/b/c/d) 
    • Dr. Karen Winkfield: Panel Discussion with Moderators and Presenters - 10:10 AM (Room W375 a/b/c/d) 
    • Dr. Karen Winkfield: Historical perspective on the impact of the medical community on mitigating health disparities - 2:02 PM (Room W181 a/b/c)

     

    Monday, 10/25

    • Dr. Anne Rajkumar: Optimizing STING Activity in Prostate Cancer Pre-Clinical Models - 11:00-12:15 AM (Outside Room W375)
    • Dr. Ryan Whitaker: Prolonged Time of Lung Collapse Associated with Decreased Recovery of Functional Lung Following Palliative Radiotherapy - 11:30-12:30 PM (Room W179 a/b)
    • Dr. Bapsi Chak: Trust but Verify: Quality Assurance and Quality of Life in GI Cancers - 2:00 PM (Room W375e)
    • Dr. Karen Winkfield: Establishing and leveraging relationships with HBCUs and HSIs to promote and expose radiation oncology to URMs - 5:57 PM (Room W181 a/b/c)

     

    Tuesday, 10/26

    • Ellen Miller MSN, FNP-BC: Enhancing Follow Up Capacity and Quality at a High-Volume Academic Satellite Practice Through Integration of an Advanced Practice Provider - 8:30 AM (Outside Room W375)
    • Dr. Adam Yock: SS 17 - Phys 3 - Novel Planning and Treatment Techniques - 1:30 PM (Room W185 a/b/c/d)
    • Dr. Ryan Whitaker: Bridging Academia and Industry for Medical Care: Presentations by ASTRO-Industry Radiation Oncology Research Training Fellows - 2:45-3:00 PM (Digital XP onDemand)
    • Dr. Ryan Whitaker: Identification of Clinical Predictors of Benefit of Palliative Thoracic Radiotherapy - 3:30-4:45 PM (Outside Room W375)

     

    Wednesday, 10/27

    • Dr. Brian Bingham: Time Driven Activity Based Costing as a Method for Estimating the Practice-Level and National Cost Burden of Treatment-Related Prior Authorization for Academic Radiation Oncology Practices - 8:00-9:00 AM (Room W187 a/b/c)
    • Dr. George Ding: Skin Dose Distributions from Total Skin Electron Irradiation Therapy (TSET) - 10:30 AM (Outside Room W375)
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    Saturday, September 14, 2019

    Session Title: Latin America ASTRO "Advanced Gynecologic tumors and the role of brachytherapy" (Spanish Language)
    Diandra Ayala-Peacock
    Session Type: International
    Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
    Session Time: 2:45 PM - 6:00 PM
    Room: Room W181
    Track: International

     

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    Title: Post-Radiotherapy Inflammation Predicts Recurrence and Mortality in Stage I-III Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
    All authors: Sherry AD, Newman NB, Mayer I, Chakravarthy AB, Rafat M
    Presenter: Sherry AD
    Type of presentation: Poster
    Day: Sunday Sept 15
    Time: 1pm-2:30
    Title: Combining Adjuvant Radiotherapy with Capecitabine Appears to be Safe and Feasible for Chemotherapy-Resistant Breast Cancer
    All authors: Sherry AD, Mayer I, Ayala-Peacock D, Abramson V, Rexer B, Chakravarthy AB
    Presenter: Sherry AD
    Type of presentation: Poster
    Day: Sunday Sept 15
    Time: 1pm-2:30
    Drapek, L, Conklin, RW, Shinohara, E, Schmid, J, Vance, S, Zywine, C, Millar B.  Integration of Advanced Practice Providers in Radiation Oncology. 
    Panel Session
    September 15, 2019.  1:15pm
    Title:  Prospective Observational Trial of Low Dose Total Skin Electron Therapy for Mycosis Fungoides Using Rotisserie Technique
    All authors: Neil B Newman, Chirayu Patel, Austin Kirschner
    Presenter: Neil Newman
    Type of presentation: Poster
    Day: Sunday 09/15
    Time:  1:15-2:00pm
    Title: Postoperative Seroma Formation Following Intraoperative Electronic Brachytherapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer
    All authors: Benjin Facer, Chris Brett, Manuel Morales, Ana Grau, Raeshell Sweeting, Ingrid Meszoely, Bapsi Chakravarthy
    Presenter: Benjin Facer
    Type of presentation: Electronic Poster
    Day: Sunday 9/15
    Time: 1:15 PM
    Title: Palliative Radiotherapy Given Concurrently or Within 4 Weeks of Initiation of Immunotherapy is Associated with Sustained Clinical Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Patients With Stage IV Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
    All Authors: RM Whitaker, EA Gillaspie, L Horn, and EC Osmundson
    Presenter: Ryan Whitaker
    Type of Presentation: Poster
    Day: Sunday, September 15th
    Time: 1:15 - 2:30 PM
    Abstract Title: Mean Cardiopulmonary Dose and Vertebral Marrow Dose Differentially Predict Lineage-Specific Cytopenia Kinetics During Radiotherapy for Esophageal Cancer 
    Presenter: Joshua Anderson 
    Author Block: Joshua Anderson, Neil Newman, Chelsea Anderson, Alexander Sherry, Evan Osmundson 
    Scientific Session Title: GI 1 - Esophagogastric Cancers 
    Type: Oral Presentation
    Session Date/Time: September 15, 4:45PM-6:00PM

     

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    Title: Radiation-Induced Malignancy following Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Benign Intracranial Pathology
    All authors: Sherry AD, Bingham B, Kim E, Luo G, Chambless L, Cmelak A
    Presenter: Sherry AD
    Type of presentation: Poster
    Day: Monday Sept 16
    Time: 10:30am-12pm
    Title: Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy for Treatment of Paragangliomas: A Tertiary Medical Center’s 17 Year Experience.
    All authors: Anderson JL, Khattab MH, Sherry AD, Luo G, Attia A, Cmelak AJ.
    Presenter:  Joshua L. Anderson
    Type of presentation: Poster
    September 16th
    Time: 10:45 am
    Title: Prophylactic Limbo: How Low Can We Go on HPV+OPSCC Prophylactic Nodal Coverage?
    Christien Kluwe, Benjin Facer, Neil Newman, Stephanie Dudzinski, Anthony Cmelak 
    Presenter: Christien Kluwe
    Poster Viewing Q&A Session Time: September 16 - 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

     

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    Faigin, C, Conklin, RW, Drapek, L, Schmid, J.  ASTRO’s Annual Meeting Education Committee presents Break Through the Taboo:  Discussing Intimacy and Sexuality with Female Cancer Patients. 
    Panel Session
    September 17, 2019.  8AM
    Title: Treatment of Cancer for Patients Experiencing Homelessness 
    Presenter: Brian Bingham 
    Author block: Brian Bingham, Benjin Facer, Camille Ivey, Evan Osmundson 
    Poster Viewing Q&A Session Time: Reach out to Brian for viewing session time.
    Track: Health Services Research
    1-2:15 PM on Tuesday 9/17/2019
    Title: Patterns of Referral and Their Relationship to Patterns of Care for Localized Prostate Cancer: A Single Large Tertiary Care Academic Medical Center Experience
    Presenter: Ellen Kim, Greg Twork, Lisa Kachnic, Jeremy Warner 
    Poster Viewing Q&A Session Time: September 17 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
    Title: Modulation of Glutamine Metabolism Sensitizes Lung Cancer Xenografts to Radiation
    Christien Kluwe, Chirayu Patel, Yong Zou, Neil Newman, Pierre Massion 
    Presenter: Christien Kluwe
    Poster Viewing Q&A Session Time: September 17 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
    Title: Inflammation with Lymphopenia during Chemoradiotherapy Predicts Recurrence and Mortality in Locally Advanced Esophageal Carcinoma 
    Presenter: Alexander Sherry 
    Author block: Alexander Sherry, Neil Newman, Joshua Anderson, Evan Osmundson 
    Poster Viewing Q&A Session Time: Tuesday, September 17
    2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
    Track: Gastrointestinal Cancer
    Title: Patterns of Referral and Their Relationship to Patterns of Care for Localized Muscle Invasive Bladder Carcinoma (MIBC): A Single Large Tertiary Care Academic Medical Center Experience
    Presenter: Ellen Kim, Greg Twork, Lisa Kachnic, Jeremy Warner 
    Poster Viewing Q&A Session Time: September 17 - 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Title:  Prospective Observational Trial of an Absorbable Hydrogel Spacer in Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy: Quality of Life and Dosimetric Outcomes
    All authors: Neil B Newman, Ryan Cleary, Eric Shinohara, Austin Kirschner
    Presenter: Neil Newman
    Type of presentation: Poster
    Day: Tuesday 09/17
    Time:  2:45-4 pm

     

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Session Title: GI 5- Esophagogastric Cancers
    Session Type: Scientific
    Moderator: Diandra Ayala-Peacock
    Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    Session Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Room: Room W187
    Track: Gastrointestinal Cancer
    Panel: The Evolving Role of Fractionation in Early Stage Breast Cancer
    Panel Moderator/Chair: A. Bapsi Chakrvarthy, MD, FASTRO
    Speakers:  A. Brunt, MBBS David Wazer, MD, FASTRO, Benjamin Smith, MD, FASTRO
    Session Type: Panel
    Date and Time: 09/18/2019, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018

    "Applying for jobs: a panel discussion"
    Moderator: Lisa Kachnic
    2:19 - 2:20 PM, ARRO Annual Seminar, Hemisfair Ballroom 3

     

    Sunday, October 21, 2018

    "Introduction"
    Lisa Kachnic
    7:45 - 7:55 AM, Stars at Night Ballroom

    "SU_36_2358 - Intrinsic resistance of V-SVZ neural stem cells subjected to concurrent daily radiation and temozolomide therapy"
    Brent Cameron, Geri Traver, Daniel Dean, Levi Johnson, Madelyn Fahhoum, Konjeti Sekhar, Jialiang Wang, Michael Freeman
    1:15 - 2:45 PM, Innovation Hub, Exhibit Hall 3

    "SU_6_2061 - Pilot study of potential activation of c-MYC by aurora kinase A in everolimus-resistant localized esophageal cancer treated with XELOX followed by carboplatin/radiation"
    Nabil Saba, Seth Force, Charley Staley, Felix Fernandez, Field Willingham, Allan Pickens, Kenneth Cardona, Zhengjia Chen, Laura Gof, Eric Lambright, Jon Nesbitt, Kristin Higgins, R Donald Harvey, Taofeek Owonikoko, Suresh Ramalingam, Dong Sin, Jonathan Beitler, Bassel El-Rayes, Jerome Landry, Safia Salaria, Wael El-Rifai, A Bapsi Chakravarthy
    1:15 - 2:45 PM, Innovation Hub, Exhibit Hall 3

    "MO_15_2852 - Radiation dose escalation for localized ependymoma"
    Jennifer Vogel
    10:45 - 12:15 PM, Innovation Hub, Exhibit Hall 3

    "SU_9_2086 - Dose dependent association of vertebral body irradiation and lymphopenia during chemoradiation for esophageal cancer"
    Neil Newman, Christopher Brett, Chirayu Patel, Albert Attia, Evan Osmundson, Lisa Kachnic
    1:15 - 2:45 PM, Innovation Hub, Exhibit Hall 3

    "CT 01 - Clinical Trials Session"
    Lisa Kachnic
    3:14 - 4:45 PM, Stars at Night Ballroom

     

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    "MO_20_2607 - Efficacy of SBRT for local control in recurrent and metastastic sarcoma"
    Christopher Brett, Neil Newman, Ellen Kim, Elizabeth Jeans, Eric Shinohara
    10:45 - 12:15 PM, Innovation Hub, Exhibit Hall 3
    "MO_7_2637 - Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for vestibular schwannoma: longitudinal audiologic assessment in single and fractionated treatments"
    Mohamed Khattab, David Wharton, Ellen Kim, Lola Chambless, Kyle Weaver, Guozhen Luo, Adam Yock, Manuel Morales, Albert Attia, Anthony Cmelak
    10:45 - 12:15 PM, Innovation Hub, Exhibit Hall 3
    "MO_7_2641 - Stereotactic radiosurgery for vestibular schwannoma: longitudinal radiographic outcomes single and fracionated treatments"
    Mohamed Khattab, David Wharton, Ellen Kim, Lola Chambless, Kyle Weaver, Guozhen Luo, Adam Yock, Manuel Morales, Albert Attia, Anthony Cmelak
    10:45 - 12:15 PM, Innovation Hub, Exhibit Hall 3
    "103 - Neuropsychological outcomes of pediatric brain tumor patients treated with proton (PRT) or x-ray (XRT) radiation therapy"
    J Gross, S Powell, F Zelko, W F Hartsell, S Goldman, J Fangusaro, R luila, N Pillay Smiley, John Han-Chih Chang, V Gondi
    11:25 - 11:35 AM, Room 008
    "PL 01 - Plenary Session"
    Lisa Kachnic
    2:15 - 3:45 PM, Stars at Night Ballroom

     

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    "TU_5_3166 - Total Body Irradiation (TBI) with organ sparing utilizing both Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) and electronic compensator"
    Guozhen Luo, Evan Osmundson, George Ding
    1:00 - 2:30 PM, Innovation Hub, Exhibit Hall 3

    "TU_38_3696 - Outcomes of T1-2 N0 M0 small cell lung cancer treated with either conventionally fractionated chemoradiotherapy or stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT): a national cancer database study"
    Neil Newman
    2:45 - 4:15 PM, Innovation Hub, Exhibit Hall 3
    "TU_34_3015 - Obesity predicts poor outcomes to stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia"
    Mohamed Khattab, Alexander Sherry, Joshua Anderson, Ellen Kim, Hong Yu, Guozhen Luo, Manuel Morales, Anthony Cmelak, Albert Attia
    1:00 - 2:30 PM, Innovation Hub, Exhibit Hall 3

    "174 - Small cell carcinoma of the cervix: definitive chemoradiation for locally advanced disease"
    Amishi Bajaj, M Frumovitz, B martin, A jhingran, K V Albuquerque, A Yen, EL Jones, DKK Gaffney, MC Christensen, Diandra Ayala-Peacock, DM Wharton, S Jolly, P Kale, K Ryan, K Nieto, MM Hardkenrider, W Small Jr.
    2:20 - 2:30 PM, Room 007 A/B

    "1124 - Immortal time bias in post-operative radiation studies utilizing the national cancer data base"
    Neil Newman, Evan Osmundson
    5:27 - 5:33 PM, Room 217 A/B
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017

    "Applying for jobs: a panel discussion"
    Moderator: Lisa Kachnic
    1:00 PM, ARRO Annual Seminar

     

    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    "Prognostic factors in patients with renal cell carcinoma and brain metastases"
    Paul Sperduto, Brian Deegan, Jing Li, Krishan Jethwa, Paul Brown, Natalie Lockney, Kathryn Beal, Niteshkumar RanaAlbert Attia, Ryan Shanley, Emil Lou, Amir Zahra, John Buatti, Jason Molitoris, James Yu, Veronica Chiang, Giuseppina Laura Masucci, David Roberge, Adam Olson, John Kirkpatrick, Steve Braunstein, Penny Sneed, Diana Shi, Helen
    1:15-2:45 PM, CNS ePoster discussion 1 - brain metastases

    "Clinical trials session"
    Moderators: Benjamin Movsas, Lisa Kachnic
    3:15-4:45 PM, Ballroom 20

    "Controversies in the treatment of benign CNS tumors: a case-based panel session"
    Moderators: Albert Attia, Lia Halasz
    4:45-6:15 PM, Room 2, Panel session 

     

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    "Meet the expert -- Gastrointestinal"
    Expert: Lisa Kachnic
    10:15-10:45 AM, Hall B2-G

    "Plenary session"
    Moderators: Benjamin Movsas, Lisa Kachnic
    2:15-3:45 PM, Ballroom 20

     

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    "NRG Oncology/RTOG 0529: long-term outcomes of dose-painted intensity modulated radiation therapy, 5-fluorouracil, and mitomycin-C in anal canal cancer"
    Lisa Kachnic 
    7:45 AM or 8:45 AM, Room 1 A/B

    "Advances in supportive oncology for patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for cancers of the head and neck"
    Moderators: Kenneth Niermann, Barbara Murphy
    1:00-2:30 PM, Room 31 A/B/C, Panel session 

    Palliative care oral presentations
    Mark Stavas, Ben Li
    1:00-2:30 PM, Room 3

    "ASTRO-ABR joint session: MOC part 3: demise of the secure examination and what's on the horizon to replace it"
    Lisa Kachnic
    4:45-6:15 PM, Room 30 A/B/C

    "A prospective, observational trial of linac-based stereotactic radiosurgery for essential tremor and parkinsonian tremor"
    Brent Cameron, Li Wang, Anthony Joseph CmelakGuozhen Luo, Hong Yu, Peter Hedera, Fenna Phibbs, Joseph Neimat, Austin Kirschner
    4:45-6:15 PM, CNS 1 - high grade gliomas, neurotoxicity and benign CNS conditions. Oral presentation.

    Palliative care ePoster discussion
    Mark Stavas
    4:45-6:15 PM, Room 5B

     

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    "Immune checkpoint inhibition with radiotherapy causes an abscopal treatment effect for castrate-resistant prostate cancer" 
    Austin Kirschner, Jian Wang 
    11:00-12:30 PM, Biology 5 - immune response I. Oral presentation.

    ​"The impact of radiation field size on long-term all-cause mortality of stage I-II Hodgkin lymphoma patients." 
    Chirayu Patel, Evan Michaelson, Yu-Hui Chen, Barbara Silver, Karen Marcus, Mary Ann Stevenson, Peter Mauch, Andrea Ng. 
    11:00-12:30 PM, Hematologic 2 - improving patient selection, leading to new indications. Oral presentation.