Enhancing Safety & Advancing QA
FRIDAY, 16 & SATURDAY, 17
The 14th installment of QADS returns in 2024, with a new European destination — Lisbon, Portugal. Over two days, attendees will learn best practices and clinical insights from colleagues practicing worldwide, while earning continuing education credits.
Session topics will span:
- Safety and Quality in Radiation Therapy
- In-vivo / Transit dosimetry
- Automation and Integration in planning and QA
- SRS/SBRT QA and Small Field Dosimetry
- Advances in Dosimetry and QA solutions
- New Treatment Technologies and QA
Registration Now Open
We welcome you to the premier educational event focused exclusively on strategies for continuous improvements in Quality and Patient Safety in Radiation Therapy. See below for pricing:
- Student Registration*: $249
- QADS Alumni*: $329
- Full Registration: $349
See below for the 2024 QADS agenda.
Day 1 - 16 February 2024
2024 Program Introduction
Greg Robinson, M.Sc., CMD, RT(T), Sun Nuclear, Melbourne, FL (USA)
Keynote Presentation: ESTRO Initiatives to Improve Safety and Quality Throughout the Patient Treatment Course
Nuria Jornet, Ph.D., Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau, Spain
Developing a Voluntary Incident Reporting and Learning System and Defining Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy (ROSEIS)
Mary Coffey, RTT, Lead on ROSEIS Working Group, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James' Hospital
Cybersecurity Risks: Experience and Lessons from a Hospital Cyberattack
Carla Cases, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Spain
Before and After: Standardization of Machine QA, with Updates from 4-Year Study on IC PROFILER for Dosimetry Tests
David Barbee, Ph.D., DABR, NYU Langone Health
Moving Towards Process-based Radiotherapy Quality Assurance Using Statistical Process Control
Vysakh Raveendran, Ph.D., Advanced Center for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Center
Moderators: Jie Shi, Ph.D., and Michaël Claessens, Ph.D.
AAPM Task Group Report 307: Use of EPIDs for Patient-Specific IMRT and VMAT QA
Kyle R. Padgett, Ph.D., University of Miami School of Medicine
IPEM Topical Report Guidance for the Clinical Implementation of Online Treatment Monitoring Solutions for IMRT/ VMAT
Simon Stevens, The London Clinic
Validation and Quality Assurance of EPID Transit Dosimetry Algorithms
Marco Esposito, Ph.D., The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
Assessing the Impact of Adaptations to the Clinical Workflow and Identifying Head and Neck Cancer Patients Needing Adaptive Radiotherapy Using Transit In-Vivo Dosimetry
Evy Bossuyt, M.Sc., Iridium Netwerk, Belgium
A Method for Monitoring Single Fraction Stereotactic Treatments with the EPID
Paul Doolan, Ph.D., MIPEM, German Oncology Center, Cyprus
Assessing In-Vivo 2D Image Analysis Sensitivity in Breast Cancer Treatments Using PerFRACTION
Maria do Carmo Lopes, Ph.D., Portuguese Institute of Oncology of Coimbra Francisco Gentil
Testing PerFRACTION Transit In-Vivo Dosimetry Ability to Detect Delivery Errors on a Clinical Spine SBRT Case
Fátima María Leo Martínez
Moderators: Jennifer Hamilton, M.E., DABR and Mary Coffey, RTT
Day 2 - 17 February 2024
Al applications and QA of Al in Radiotherapy - Contouring, Pre-T QA and QA of FLASH
Michaël Claessens, Ph.D., Iridium Netwerk, Belgium
Looking to the Future of AI: How MDs Could Use AI to Write More Personalized Prescriptions/ Carepaths
David Lindsay, MD, Ph.D., Oncora Medical, Inc.
A Clinical Evaluation of the Performance of Five Commercial Artificial Intelligence Contouring Systems for Radiotherapy
Efstratios Karagiannis, MD, Ph.D., German Oncology Center, Cyprus
Artificial Intelligence and RT Workflows
Pauline Maury, Ph.D., Gustave Roussy, France
Moderators: Greg Robinson, M.Sc., CMD, RT(T) and Michael Tallhammer, M.S.
Clinical Application of Theranostics and How to Approach Patient QA
Robert Francois Hobbs, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Moving from CT-Sim to MR-Sim
Teo Stanescu, Ph.D., MCCPM, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Latest Developments and Novel Clinical Uses for SGRT
Michael Tallhamer, M.S., Advent Health
A Novel Platform for the QA of Synchrony Real-time Tumor Tracking Radiotherapy Systems
Roland Teboh Forbang, Ph.D., Hackensack University Medical Center
Comprehensive QA Program in a MRI-LINAC System Using Sun Nuclear Tools
Matteo Galetto, Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS
Moderators: Jie Shi, Ph.D. and Nuria Jornet, Ph.D.
Understanding Solid State Dosimeters and Their Increasing Role in Medical Physics Quality Assurance Measurements
Wesley Culberson, Ph.D., FAAPM, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (USA)
A Hybrid Method for Patient Specific QA for SRS and SBRT Cases Utilizing 3D Secondary Dose Verification as a Screening Tool
Remy Manigold, DMP, DABR, Scripps Health
Systematic Evaluation of Spatial Resolution and Gamma Criteria for Quality Assurance with Detector Arrays in Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Mark Tutty, Beacon Hospital
Novel Multi-Isocenter Accuracy Testing and Patient Specific QA for Gyroscopic Radiosurgery System
Carlos Rodrigues, M.Sc., Mercurius Health
Individual Target Dose Evaluation for SIMT Using SRS MapCHECK and Independent Monte Carlo
Justus Adamson, Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center
Sun Nuclear does a great job selecting interesting and well-balanced topics for QADS.
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