Cancer Mentoring 1 on 1: Presented by Johnny Imerman
Participants will learn about the struggles their patient's face by hearing Jonny recount his story of facing cancer.
Johnny Imerman is a cancer survivor and founder of Imerman Angles, a 501(c)(3) organization.
8:00 - 8:50
Your Professional Evolution: Presented by Charles M. Washington
With the continued growth of technology and new practices in Radiation Oncology across the country (and the world), many staff radiation therapists are finding opportunities to professionally grow into the supervisory ranks. While many good therapists feel that they are prepared for such a transition, some find it more difficult than anticipated. This presentation will discuss components of preparation for a successful transition into the successful practice of supervising a therapy team. An exploration of both strategic and tactical tools will be discussed as well as both philosophical and practical points to consider.
Charles is the Administrator of Radiation Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York
9:00 - 9:50
The Use of Viewray in a Clinical Setting: Presented by Stephen R. Feirn, BA, R.T. (R)(T)
Are you interested in learning about the latest, most cutting-edge technology in Radiation Therapy? Would you like to visualize and track the patient’s tumor at the time of simulation and treatment? If so, then come and learn about Viewray: Visibly Different. In this course, attendees will learn about and become more knowledgeable on this latest technology that uses MRI guidance and Cobalt 60 treatment sources. Through the demonstration of case studies, attendees will learn how tumors are tracked and treated. In addition, attendees will learn the basic components of the MRIdian system and how it all works to create a precise and adaptive treatment for patients. This new system will be explored from the viewpoint of a Radiation Therapist, who has experience using this new technology. Comparisons to other treatment equipment and work processes will be shared.
Stephen is a full-time Radiaion Therapist at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison Wisconsin.
10:00 - 10:50
From Paient to Philanthropist: Presented by Michelle Ernsdorff
This session will uncover some of the impacts of childhood cancer, on both the family and the child, and the impacts of the interaction between the child and the healthcare professional.
Michelle is a childhood cancer survivor and the founder of Compass to Care, a 501(c)(3) organization.
11:00 - 11:50
Integrative Medicine: Presented by Judy Folup, ND, MS, FABNO
In this session Dr. Fulop will discuss the four main modalities of Integrative Medicine and the 3 different choices for each modality. Those in attendance will learn how to identify cancer patients who can benefit from a referal to Integrative Medicine and how to work collaboratively with practitioners of integrative medicine.
1:00 - 1:50
Establishing a Culture of Safety- A Comprehensive QA Program: Presented by Paul Fisher, R.T. (T)
Radiation Therapists are the last line of defense for preventing patients from being mistreated. By pushing the "beam on" button, they become fully accountable for the treatment being delivered. How do we protect our patients from being mistreated and how do we empower staff to prevent mistakes from occuring. This talk will describe how in 2004, The Department of Radiation Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hosptial began on a decade plus long journey to establish a culture of safety through a comprehensive quality assurance program.
2:00 - 2:50
Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy: Presented by Eric Donnelly, MD
This talk will review the cutaneuos lymphonmas and sybtypes and discuss the different teratment options availble including the utilization of total skin electron beam therapy.