CME Credited Thermal Oncology Course

Learn how to start a thermal oncology unit, educate your staff and use industry standard medical devices

Are you interested in starting a thermal oncology service at your cancer center?
Do you currently offer hyperthermia but would like more training?
Are you interested in increasing your center's revenue stream?

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All of these questions will be answered, plus hands-on training in superficial, interstitial and deep regional hyperthermia, along side the thermal medicine community's most experiences hyperthermia experts. Whether your a physician, physicist, RT, nurse or practice manager, you will benefit from the experience of this two-day intensive course.

Developed by the world-renowned University of Maryland, attending this CME credited program will ultimately benefit your patients.

Program held on October 18-19th 2019 at the University of Maryland and Maryland Proton Center. Use this link to download the program flyer. Space is limited to 24 students and we are expecting it to fill quickly.

  • Over the past decade, there has been a significant advancement in the field of thermal therapy, an adjuvant cancer therapy that sensitizes tumor cells to both radiation and chemotherapy. With increased knowledge and training, clinicians will be able to provide a less invasive form of radiation to their patients.

    Theoretical aspects of thermal therapy will be presented in a lecture format with a question and answer session. Several cases will be reviewed to explain the different approaches to treat different treatment sites. Small groups will facilitate in-depth training of practical guidelines for thermal therapy treatment delivery and will practice the treatment delivery in terms of software and hardware in experimental phantoms.

    Attending practitioners will be made aware of combining thermal therapy with the different forms of radiation treatment and will benefit from a formal training course that will provide one day of lectures and one day of practical training that will cover reviewing clinical cases and using thermal therapy equipment.

  • This semi-annual course will be the first of its kind in the U.S. to provide practice guidelines and practical training to national and international thermal therapy practitioners, including

    • Radiation Oncologists
    • Medical Physicists
    • Radiation Therapists
    • Medical Oncologists
    • Oncology Residents
    • Students
    • Surgical Oncologists
    • Oncology Fellows
    • Nurses
  • Lectures and simulations will be held at two locations (walking distance):

    Maryland Proton Treatment Center
    (MPTC) 850 W. Baltimore Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    22 S. Greene Street Baltimore, MD 21201
  • lord baltimore hotelWe have secured a block of rooms at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. There are also a variety of hotels to choose from in the immediate area.

    UofM parking smallFree garage parking for attendees at Garage One, located at the corner of W. Baltimore and Poppleton next to MPTC.

    University of Maryland
    BioPark Garage One
    1 N. Poppleton Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201

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Course Agenda - Day 1

8:00 am Opening Remarks Dr. Zeljko Vujaskovic
Dr. Dario Rodrigues
8:15 am How to establish a thermal oncology program Dr. Zeljko Vujaskovic
University of Maryland
9:00 am Practice guidelines for superficial thermal therapy Dr. James Snider
University of Maryland
9:45 am Break  
10:00 am Practice guidelines for interstitial thermal therapy Dr. John Hayes
Gamma West Cancer Services
10:45 am Practice guidelines for deep thermal therapy Dr. Jason Molitoris
University of Maryland
11:30 am Lunch  
12:30 pm Physics, planning, and execution of MW superficial thermal therapy Dr. Paul Stauffer
Thomas Jefferson University
1:15 pm Physics, planning, and execution of MW interstitial thermal therapy Dr. Marianna Guerrero
University of Maryland
2:00 pm Physics, planning, and execution of RF deep thermal therapy Dr. Dario Rodrigues
University of Maryland
2:45 pm Break  
3:00 pm Practical workshop rotation (4h) – Groups 1, 2 & 3
  • Review of clinical cases & clinical workflow, documentation, and reimbursement of thermal therapy at UMMC
  • Superficial/ interstitial thermal therapy practical course at UMMC
  • Deep thermal therapy practical course at MPTC
7:15 pm Reception  

Course Agenda - Day 2

8:00 am Practical Workshop Rotation (4h) - Groups 1, 2 3
12:00 am Lunch
1:00 pm Practical Workshop Rotation (4h) - Groups 1, 2 3
5:30 pm Closing Session