UPMC Entitlement Training: SABR/SRS ( Steroetactic Ablative Radiotherapy)


Mar 22, 2017 – 8:00 AM

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The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute working in partnership with UPMC CancerCenter now offers a comprehensive 3-day course on the clinical implementation of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR, also known as SBRT).   The course is intended for the entire clinical team, consisting of radiation oncologists, surgeons, and medical physicists.   A panel of internationally recognized expert physicians and physicists will provide a comprehensive review of radiosurgery, including lectures in neuroanatomy, radiation biology, and quality assurance. The course will also review the latest technical advancements in imaging, immobilization, gating, and high dose rate delivery modes.  Attendees will be able to directly observe tumor boards, patient simulations, and clinical delivery of SRS/SABR treatments on several different SRS/SABR platforms.  Finally, attendees will get guided hands-on practice in the advanced treatment planning techniques for SRS/SABR. The benefits of using UPMC’s program include: Training at a leading and one of the busiest SRS/SABR programs in the world Building confidence in how to develop referral sources Surgeons receiving training in target delineation & plan evaluation Learning how to ensure the accuracy of small field dosimetry   Course Instructors:       Dwight E. Heron, MD, FACRO, FACR, (Course Director) M. Saiful Huq, PhD, FAAPM, FInstP, Physicist Barton F. Branstetter IV, MD John C. Flickinger, MD, Radiation Oncologist Jonathon Engh, MD, Neurosurgeon Ronald Lalonde, PhD, Physicist Neil Christie, MD, Thoracic Surgeon Amy Readshaw MS, Physicist Kim Hodges, R.T.(R)(T), CPC           Entitlement Customers: Training will have been an inclusion with your TrueBeam purchase order with Varian.  Please refer to your sales order for reference if necessary   Non Entitlement Customers Please email for Pricing Quotes                                                    

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