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2nd Annual Course on Clinical Trials in Radiation Oncology


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2nd Annual Course on Clinical Trials in Radiation Oncology

  1. 1. 2nd Annual Course on Clinical Trials in Radiation Oncology Target Audience Radiation Oncology residents and fellows, junior faculty, and physicists Objectives At the end of this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to: Identify the appropriate trial phase for a given question in radiation on- cology Appropriately design phase I, II, and III trials Choose when a seamless phase I/II or II/III design is appropriate Discuss the utility of pragmatic clinical trial design Explain the regulatory and safety aspects of trial design Accreditation Information The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is ac- credited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania desig- nates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Disclosure The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Office of Continuing Medical Education, adheres to the ACCME Standards for Com- mercial Support. Faculty disclosure information will be made available in the conference materials and syllabi. Faculty members are also expected to disclose to participants any discussions of off-label and/or investigational uses of pharmaceutical products within their presentations. COURSE DIRECTORS: Neha Vapiwala, MD Abigail Berman, MD IN CONJUNCTION WITH: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsyzlvania Department of Radiation Oncology Friday, October 4, 2013, 8am - 6pm LOCATION: Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium Smilow Center for Translational Research Building University of Pennsylvania 3400 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104 If you would like an overnight room, please follow the link on event website by September 19, 2013 to receive the group rate. TO REGISTER: Please register online at Please click on CME Activities, then on Live Events, then on the green box at the bottom. Scroll down to “2nd Annual Course on Clinical Trials in Radiation Oncology”, and click on “register” link on right side. Registration Deadline: September 1, 2013 For content related questions, please contact 215-573-8677 or; for registration questions, please call Office of CME at 215-898- 8005.
  2. 2. Agenda 2nd Annual Course on Clinical Trials in Radiation Oncology Friday, October 4, 2013 8:00 a.m. Registration/Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Course Overview Neha Vapiwala, MD Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology Vice-Chair of Education and Residency Program Director Department of Radiation Oncology University of Pennsylvania 8:45 a.m. History and Future of Radiation Oncology Clinical Trials Stephen M. Hahn, MD Henry K. Pancoast Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology Department of Radiation Oncology University of Pennsylvania 9:00 a.m. Seamless Phase I/II Radiotherapy Trials Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology Department of Radiation Oncology Thomas Jefferson University Chair, Translational Research Program, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 9:45 a.m. Phase II Radiotherapy Trials: How to get the most bang for your buck Joseph M. Herman, MD Associate Professor Department of Radiation Oncology Johns Hopkins University 10:30 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Radiation Oncology Trials: Musings of a Medical On- cologist Corey J. Langer, MD Professor of Medicine Department of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Chair, Medical Oncology Committee, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 11:30 a.m. Phase III Radiotherapy Trials William Regine, MD Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology University of Maryland 12:30 p.m. Meet the Professor Lunch: Life as a Clinical Trialist Participants break out into 11 groups.
  3. 3. Agenda (continued) 1:30 p.m. Examining Imaging in Radiotherapy Trials Karyn Goodman, MD Associate Attending Radiation Oncologist Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 2:30 p.m. Protocol Considerations: Development of a Statistical Plan Kathryn A. Winter, MS Director of Statistics Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 3:30 p.m. Pragmatic Trials in Radiation Oncology Lynn Wilson, MD Professor of Radiation Oncology Department of Radiation Oncology Yale University 4:15 p.m. Break 4:30 p.m. Patient Considerations: Comparing Usual Patient Care with that of Research John P. Plastaras, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology Chair, Institutional Review Board Department of Radiation Oncology University of Pennsylvania 5:15 p.m. Clinical Trials and New Technology: The Case of Proton Beam Therapy Thomas F. DeLaney, M.D. Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School Radiation Oncologist, Department of Radiation Oncology Medical Director- Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center Co-Director, Center for Sarcoma and Connective Tissue Oncology Massachusetts General Hospital 6:00 p.m. Closing Remarks 6:15 p.m. Reception
  4. 4. Registration and Fees Conference registration Fees The registration fee includes attendance to the symposium, a course booklet, continental breakfast, mid-morning and afternoon breaks and lunch. Parking fees are not covered by the course. Sugges- tions for parking will be emailed to you a few days prior to the symposium. Please note that parking in the area is very limited and we recommend taking public transportation. Links to parking information:[]=parking&search=&glid= Cancellation and Refund Policy The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone this course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancellation or postponement, the University will refund registration fees but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by ho- tels, airlines, and travel agencies. In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing no later than September 20, 2013. No refunds will be issued thereafter. Services for the Disabled If special arrangements are required for an individual with a disability to attend this meeting, please contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education no later than September 20, 2013 at 215-898- 8005. Nondiscrimination Statement The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran in the administration of educational policies, programs or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan awards; athletic, or other University adminis- tered programs or employment. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to Executive Director, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, 3600 Chestnut Street, Sansom Place East Suite 228, Philadelphia PA 19104-6106 or 215-898-6993 (Voice) or 215- 898-7803 (TDD). Description Fee Amount Health Care Professionals $100 Physician $250 Resident/Fellow $100