CME Credited Thermal Oncology Course

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

Interested in starting a hyperthermia 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?

University of Maryland Hyperthermia Therapy Practice Schoole

All of these questions will be answered, plus hands-on training in superficial, interstitial (BSD-500), and deep regional hyperthermia (BSD-2000), alongside the thermal medicine community's most experienced hyperthermia experts. Whether you are 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 6-7th 2022 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.

  • SUPERFICIAL INTERSTITIAL DEEP REGIONAL
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    BSD-500 BSD-2000
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Lectures and simulations will be held at two locations (walking distance):

    Maryland Proton Treatment Center
    (MPTC) 850 W. Baltimore Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    www.mdproton.com
    University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    22 S. Greene Street Baltimore, MD 21201
    www.umms.org

Course Agenda - Day 1

7:15 am Breakfast & Opening Remarks Dr. Jason Molitoris
Dr. Dario Rodrigues
Dr. Mariana Guerrero
7:30 am How to establish a hyperthermia oncology program Dr. Jason Molitoris
University of Maryland
8:10 am Clinical workflow, documentation, and reimbursement of hyperthermia therapy Erika Maynor
University of Maryland
8:50 am Practice guidelines for superficial hyperthermia therapy | BSD-500 Dr. Jennifer Yu
Cleveland Clinic
9:30 am Break  
9:40 am Practice guidelines for interstitial hyperthermia therapy | BSD-500 Dr. John Hayes
Gamma West Cancer Services
10:20 am Practice guidelines for deep hyperthermia therapy | BSD-2000 Dr. Jason Molitoris
University of Maryland
11:00 pm Physics, planning, and execution of MW superficial hyperthermia therapy Dr. Paul Stauffer
Thomas Jefferson University
11:40 Lunch  
12:30 pm Physics, planning, and execution of MW interstitial hyperthermia therapy | BSD-500 Dr. Marianna Guerrero
University of Maryland
1:10 pm Physics, planning, and execution of RF deep hyperthermia therapy | BSD-2000 Dr. Dario Rodrigues
University of Maryland
1:50 pm Break  
2:00 pm Review of clinical cases Dr. Jason Molitoris
Dr. Jennifer Yu
Dr. John Hayes
4:30 pm Tour of Maryland Proton Center  
4:30 pm Reception  

Course Agenda - Day 2

7:15 am Breakfast at MPTC (Group 1)
Breakfast at UMMC (Group 2)
7:45 am Practical workshop rotation – Break into groups 1 & 2
9:30 am Break
9:45 am GROUP 1
Location: MPTC DTT Room
Module 1 - Deep hyperthermia therapy practical course | BSD-2000
-Dr. Dario Rodrigues & Dr. Sina Mossahebi, University of Maryland, Baltimore MD
GROUP 2
Location: UMMC Nicola Regine Conference Room
Module 2 - Superficial/interstitial hyperthermia therapy practical
course | BSD-500
-Dr. Mariana Guerrero, Dr. Jochen Cammin, University of Maryland, Baltimore
MD; Dr. John Hayes, Gamma West, Salt Lake City, UT; Dr. Jennifer Yu, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH;Dr. Paul Stauffer, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA
10:30 am Group 2 travels to MPTC
11:00-11:45 am Lunch at MPTC for all groups
11:45 am Group 1 travels to UMMC
12:00 pm GROUP 1
Location: UMMC Nicola Regine Conference Room
Module 2 - Superficial/interstitial hyperthermia therapy practical
course | BSD-500
-Dr. Mariana Guerrero, Dr. Jochen Cammin, University of Maryland, Baltimore
MD; Dr. John Hayes, Gamma West, Salt Lake City, UT; Dr. Jennifer Yu, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH;Dr. Paul Stauffer, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA
GROUP 2
Location: MPTC DTT Room
Module 1 - Deep hyperthermia therapy practical course | BSD-2000
-Dr. Dario Rodrigues, University of Maryland, Baltimore MD
3:00 pm Closing Session at MTPC