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Objectives

  1. Review the physics of small field dosimetry
  2. Understand the formalism and implementation of IAEA-AAPM TRS-483 and AAPM TG-155
  3. Learn about suitable detectors and uncertainty analysis for small field dosimetry
  4. Understand the treatment planning algorithm implications in SBRT treatments with small fields
  5. Understand the clinical applications of SBRT to different sites with emphasis on volume definition, clinical planning goals and plan quality
  6. Understand the quality assurance and IGRT requirements in SBRT
  7. Learn about applications of automatic planning and adaptive RT techniques in SBRT
  8. Practice equipment calibration and determination of output for small fields

Program Outline

Tuesday, June 7 (All Times CDT)
Dinner, Humphrey Lee Center (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Icebreaker Reception, The Varsity (7:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
Wednesday, June 8 (All Times CDT)
Breakfast, Humphrey Lee Center (7:45 AM – 8:15 AM)
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Introduction and Overview Moderator: J. Seuntjens
  Welcome Address V. Narayana
M. S. Huq
J. Seuntjens
  Keynote: Overview of the Current Status of and Clinical Impetus for SRS/SBRT R. Timmerman
  Dosimetric Errors of Radiotherapy Techniques Involving Small Fields C. Buckey
  Overview of Standard Reference Dosimetry Protocols for Conventional Fields M. S. Huq
Coffee Break, Martha P. Mack Grand Ballroom (10:30 AM – 11:00 AM)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Small Field Dosimetry I Moderator: H. Bouchard
  Physics and Challenges of Small Field MV Photon Beams J. Seuntjens
  Introduction to the IAEA/AAPM Code of Practice for Dosimetry of Static Small Photon Fields (TRS483) M. S. Huq
Lunch, Humphrey Lee Center (12:30 PM – 1:30 PM)
1:30 PM – 3:45 PM Commissioning and Treatment Planning Moderator: R. J. Lalonde
  TG-155 Report: Relative Dose Measurements (Profiles, Penumbra, and Depth Functions) I. Das
  Treatment Planning Algorithms in Small Fields E. Sterpin
  Small Field Dose Prescription in Lung E. Sterpin
Coffee Break, Martha P. Mack Grand Ballroom (3:45 PM – 4:15 PM)
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Small Field Dosimetry II Moderator: J. Seuntjens
  Uncertainties Associated with the Small Field Code of Practice (TRS483) W. Lechner
  Update on Composite Field Dosimetry H. Bouchard
Dinner, Humphrey Lee Center (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Evening Social & Interactive Discussion, The Varsity (7:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
Thursday, June 9 (All Times CDT)
Breakfast, Humphrey Lee Center (7:45 AM – 8:15 AM)
8:30 AM – 10:45 AM Technology & SRS/SBRT for Intra- and Extra-Cranial Tumors Moderator: J. Herman
  Overview of Existing and Emerging Small Field Technologies D. Jaffray
  Clinical Experience with SRS: Intracranial Tumors D. Heron
  Clinical Experience with SBRT: Spine, Lung, and Prostate Tumors R. Timmerman
Coffee Break, Martha P. Mack Grand Ballroom (10:45 AM – 11:15 AM)
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM SBRT for Liver and Pancreatic Tumors Moderator: D. Heron
  Clinical Experience with SBRT: Liver and Pancreatic Tumors A. Barry
  Volume Definition for SBRT: Imaging and Delineation D. Roberge
Lunch, Humphrey Lee Center (12:30 PM – 1:30 PM)
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Radiation Dose-Volume Effect & HyTEC Recommendations Moderator: A. Mihai
  Presentations & Panel Discussion:
Radiation Dose-Volume Effect and HyTEC Recommendations
D. Heron (Recurrent Head/Neck)
R. Timmerman (Spine/Cord)
S. Jolly (Lung)
A. Barry (Liver)
J. Herman (Pancreas/Bone)
K. Redmond (Brain Mets)
Coffee Break, Martha P. Mack Grand Ballroom (3:30 PM – 4:00 PM)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ICRU 91 & Radiation Biology Moderator: J. Herman
  Prescribing, Recording, and Reporting of Stereotactic Treatments with Small Photon Beams (ICRU Report 91) J. Seuntjens
D. Roberge
  Radiation Biology of High Dose per Fraction I. El Naqa
Dinner, Humphrey Lee Center (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Evening Social & Interactive Discussion, The Varsity (7:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
Friday, June 10 (All Times CDT)
Breakfast, Humphrey Lee Center (7:45 AM – 8:15 AM)
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Delivery Hardware and Image Guidance Moderator: M. S. Huq
  Linear Accelerators, Immobilization and Delivery systems for SRS/SBRT R. J. Lalonde
  Image Guidance with Respiratory Motion Y-K. Park
  Uncertainties Associated with Image Guidance of Radiation Therapy Using Small Fields Y-K. Park
Coffee Break, Martha P. Mack Grand Ballroom (10:30 AM – 11:00 AM)
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Motion Management and Image Processing Moderator: R. J. Lalonde
  IGRT And Management of Respiratory Induced Motion in Clinical Practice A. Mihai
  SRS/SBRT Treatment Fields: Image Registration, Fusion Algorithm, and Dose Accumulation L. Cervino
Lunch, Humphrey Lee Center (12:30 PM – 1:30 PM)
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Quality Management Moderator: Y-K. Park
  TG100-based Approaches to Quality Management for SRS/SBRT C. Buckey
  QA for SRS/SBRT Plan Delivery L. Wang
  Autoplanning for SRS/SBRT T. Purdie
Coffee Break, Martha P. Mack Grand Ballroom (3:30 – 4:00 PM)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM “Under the Hood Science” Round Tables M.S. Huq
J. Seuntjens
Dinner, Humphrey Lee Center (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Evening Social & Interactive Discussion, The Varsity (7:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
Saturday, June 11 (All Times CDT)
Breakfast, Humphrey Lee Center (Based on Workshop Group Assignment)
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Workshop: LINAC-based Small Field Dosimetry Measurements
Free Time (Based on Workshop Group Assignment)
Lunch (Based on Workshop Group Assignment)
Dinner (Based on Workshop Group Assignment)
Sunday, June 12 (All Times CDT)
Breakfast, Humphrey Lee Center (7:15 AM – 7:45 AM)
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Dosimetric Measurements I Moderator: M. S. Huq
  Small Group Discussions: Dosimetry Measurements Part I M. S. Huq
J. Seuntjens
Coffee Break, Martha P. Mack Grand Ballroom (10:00 AM – 10:30 AM)
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Dosimetric Measurements II Moderator: J. Seuntjens
  Small Group Discussions: Dosimetry Measurements Part II M. S. Huq
J. Seuntjens
  Summer School Wrap-up V. Narayana
M. S. Huq
J. Seuntjens
Grab-and-Go Lunch, Martha P. Mack Grand Ballroom (12:00 PM)

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