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, 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 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.

  • 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
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Course Agenda - Day 1

7:15 am Breakfast & Opening Remarks

Dr. Zeljko Vujaskovic
Dr. Jason Molitoris
Dr. Dario Rodrigues
Dr. Mariana Guerrero

7:30 am How to establish a thermal oncology program Dr. Zeljko Vujaskovic
University of Maryland
8:15 am Clinical workflow, documentation, and reimbursement of
hyperthermia therapy
Erika Maynor
University of Maryland
8:55 Break  
9:05 am Practice guidelines for superficial hyperthermia therapy Dr. Jennifer Yu
University of Maryland
9:50 am Practice guidelines for interstitial hyperthermia therapy Dr. John Hayes
Gamma West Cancer Services
10:35 am Practice guidelines for deep hyperthermia therapy Dr. Jason Molitoris
University of Maryland
11:20 pm Physics, planning, and execution of MW superficial thermal therapy Dr. Paul Stauffer
Thomas Jefferson University
12:05 Lunch  
1:00 pm Physics, planning, and execution of MW interstitial hyperthermia therapy Dr. Marianna Guerrero
University of Maryland
1:45 pm Physics, planning, and execution of RF deep hyperthermia therapy Dr. Dario Rodrigues
University of Maryland
2:30 pm Review of clinical cases  All
5:15 pm Tour of the Maryland Proton Center

Dr. Matthew Witek
Bryan Grove
Jamie Lepage

5:45 pm Reception at MTPC  

Course Agenda - Day 2

7:15 am Breakfast at MPTC (Group 1)
Breakfast at MPTC (Group 2)
8:00 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
-Dr. Dario Rodrigues, University of Maryland, Baltimore MD
GROUP 2
Location: UMMC Edge
Module 2 - Superficial/interstitial hyperthermia therapy practical
course
-Dr. Mariana Guerrero, Scott Hill, RT, University of Maryland, Baltimore
MD; Dr. Paul Stauffer, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA
11:15 am Group 2 travels to MPTC
11:15 am Lunch at MPTC
12:15 am Group 1 travels to UMMC
12:30 pm GROUP 1
Location: UMMC Edge
Module 2 - Superficial/interstitial hyperthermia therapy practical
course
-Dr. Mariana Guerrero, Scott Hill, RT, University of Maryland, Baltimore
MD; Dr. Paul Stauffer, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA
GROUP 2
Location: MPTC DTT Room
Module 1 - Deep hyperthermia therapy practical course
-Dr. Dario Rodrigues, University of Maryland, Baltimore MD
4:00 Closing Session at MTPC