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Radiation Oncology Webinar Series

The Radiation Oncology Webinar Series is brought to you by the American College of Radiology and the ACR Commission on Radiation Oncology Education Committee.

Attend our webinars to stay informed about emerging technologies, treatment techniques and outcomes in the field of radiation oncology.

Upcoming Webinars


Oligometastases: An Evolving Frontier in Radiation Oncology
Nov. 16, 2022, 5-6pm ET

This webinar will cover current clinical applications and future directions of definitive management for patients with oligometastatic disease. National experts will cover oligometastatic disease related topics such as ongoing clinical trials, current disease site specific recommendations, and case based considerations.

Objectives:

  • Inform participants on the state of AI implementation in radiation oncology clinics today
  • Explore national research opportunities currently available related to AI applications
  • Consider future directions of AI in radiation oncology and its potential implications

Moderators:
Aaron Bush MD, ACR RO Webinar Lead and Arya Amini, MD, ACR RO Education Committee Chair

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Clinical Education

Artificial Intelligence in Radiation Oncology – Rise of the Machines

 

 

 

Description: This webinar will explore themes related to current clinical applications and future directions of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiation oncology. National experts will cover AI-related topics such as enhancements in treatment planning, improved workflow efficiency, machine learning, and future job market implications. 

Moderator

  • Aaron Bush, MD, Lead ACR Radiation Oncology Webinars

Highlights

  • Inform participants on the state of AI implementation in radiation oncology clinics today.
  • Explore national research opportunities currently available related to AI applications.
  • Consider future directions of AI in radiation oncology and its potential implications. 

Heavy Ion Radiotherapy: Ongoing Clinical Applications and Future Directions

 

 

Description: This webinar will explore themes related to the innovative topic of heavy ion radiotherapy (carbon, neon, silicon, etc). International experts will cover topics such as current basic research opportunities in the United States, ongoing clinical applications abroad, and future directions of heavy ion radiotherapy.

Moderator

  • Aaron Bush, MD, Lead ACR Radiation Oncology Webinars

Speakers

  • Timothy Malouff, MD, PGY5 Radiation Oncology Mayo Clinic presents “Heavy Ion Radiotherapy: An Introduction”
  • Hiroshi Tsuji, MD, PHD, Director of National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology Hospital, Chiba, Japan presents "Heavy Ion Radiotherapy: Ongoing Clinical Applications and Future Directions"

Highlights

  • Educated participants on the history and current state of heavy ion radiotherapy.
  • Explored basic research opportunities currently available within the United States.
  • Discussed active utilization of heavy ions in the clinical setting internationally.
  • Consider future directions of heavy ion therapy domestically and abroad.                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Health Policy and Economics

Declining Applicant Numbers in the Radiation Oncology Match – How Should We Respond?

 

Description: In this webinar, a diverse panel of expert radiation oncologists and a 4th year medical student focus on raising awareness on the declining applicant numbers in the radiation oncology match.

Moderator

  • Aaron Bush, MD, Lead ACR Radiation Oncology Webinars

Panelist

  • Brian D. Kavanagh, MD, MPH (Professor and Chair UCHealth Radiation Oncology)
  • Alan Hartford, MD, PhD, FACR (Professor of Medicine (Radiation Oncology) at MGH
  • Neha Vapiwala, MD FACR FASTRO (Professor and Vice Chair of Education, Radiation Oncology UPenn)
  • Guest Panelist Erica Braschi MS4 (University of Florida of Medicine)

 Highlights

  • Inform participants on recent trends in the radiation oncology match.
  • Identify etiologies for declining radiation oncology applicant match numbers.
  • Openly discuss how to appropriately respond to decreasing applicant numbers.
  • Explore potential interventions to increase future applicant numbers.                                                          

Hosted by:

ACR Commission on Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model

 

Description: Panel discussion with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center (CMMI) radiation oncology alternative payment model (RO-APM) team lead and radiation oncology economics experts.

Moderator

  • Aaron Bush, MD, Lead ACR Radiation Oncology Webinars

Panelist

  • Join Luh, MD FACR
  • Najeeb Mohideen, MD
  • Marcie O’Reilly, CMMI

Radiation Oncology Advocacy Webinar

This webinar will focus on advocacy efforts in radiation oncology and how to leverage the resources of organized medicine groups such as the ACR to advocate for the best oncologic treatments for patients.

Panelists

  • Amar Rewari, MD, MBA and Paul Wallner, DO, FACR, FASTRO

 

Hosted by:

The American College of Radiology Commission on Radiation Oncology Education Committee

 

Radiation Oncology Job Market Concerns

In this webinar, diverse panelists discusses job market concerns in radiation oncology in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Panelists

  • Anna Laucis, MD, MPhil (moderator)
  • Hina Saeed, MD (moderator)
  • Jerome M. Butler, MD (Southeast Radiation Oncology in North Carolina)
  • Vinai Gondi, MD (Radiation Oncology Consultants in Illinois)
  • Kenneth R. Olivier, MD (Mayo Clinic)
  • Carolyn Savioz, MD (University of Kansas)
  • Neha Vapiwala, MD (University of Pennsylvania)

Highlights

  • Assess the significance of job market concerns in radiation oncology
  • Recognize and understand the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the job market
  • Positive impact of the ACR in helping with job market concerns
  • Strengths of the radiation oncology community

Professional Development

Pandemic or Not: Empathy in Communication Is Vital

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Moderator

  • Hina Saeed, MD – Medical College of Wisconsin

Panelist

  • Kavita Dharmarajan, MD, MSc – Mount Sinai Hospital, New York  
  • Joshua Jones, MD – University of Pennsylvania                                                                

 Highlights

  • Understand the importance of basic communication skills
  • Define patient-centered communication and understand its impact on the patient experience
  • Learn and apply frameworks for effective information sharing
  • Apply effective communication to patient interactions during a pandemic

Presented by:

ACR Commission on Radiation Oncology Education and CARROS

Radiation Oncology Diversity Equity and Inclusion Webinar

In this webinar, a diverse panel of expert ACR radiation oncologists will explore themes related to diversity, equity and inclusion, associated challenges and benefits, and framework for solutions to these challenges for diversity & inclusion in the radiation oncology field.

 

Moderator

  • Moderators: Anna M. Laucis, MD, MPhil and Hina Saeed, MD

Panelist

  • Curtiland Deville, MD
  • Stephanie Terezakis, MD
  • Join Luh, MD
  • Malika Siker, MD

Hosted by:

Theresa Powell American College of Radiology (ACR) Commission on Radiation Oncology(RO) Education Committee

 Highlights

  • Educate participants about diversity and inclusion principles in radiation oncology
  • Explore the benefits of having a diverse provider workforce in radiation oncology
  • Identify the challenges associated with implementing diversity programs
  • Outline framework for potential solutions to challenges in diversity and inclusion                                                 

 

Educational Links Discussed in the webinar:

 

Radiation Oncology Leadership Perspectives

In this webinar, a diverse panel of four expert oncologists focus on leadership perspectives, mentorship, sponsorship, career advice challenges and opportunities in the radiation oncology field.



Panelists

  • Anna Laucis, MD, MPhil (moderator)
  • Albert Blumberg, MD, Past ACR President
  • Camille Williams, MD, ACR Commission for Women and Diversity Leader
  • Daniel Chang, MD, Editor for the GI section of the ACR Journal Advisor
  • Naomi Schechter, MD, Practice Parameter lead for the ACR Radiation Oncology Commission 

Highlights

  • Importance of health care organizations increasing physician engagement
  • Factors and influences of healthcare success
  • Removing the barriers for physician success in leadership roles and functions
  • Steps for driving performance excellence
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