Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group, North America

3rd Annual Conference

Advancing Particle Therapy:

Challenge and Innovation in Adult and Pediatric Oncology


Conference Overview

October 23 – 26, 2016
Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105
Driving directions

The 3rd annual PTCOG-North America conference will focus on advances in IMPT, robustness in treatment planning, quantifying and managing the uncertainty in range and tumor motion, incorporating 3-D imaging with daily delivery, and various other topics. The clinical applications will center on the traditionally recognized clinical indications but more importantly on pediatric cancers, and cancers of the breast, lung, head and neck, and gastrointestinal tract. Hypofractionation and combined modality approaches will be an important focus. We anticipate updates on outcomes of completed, as well as ongoing clinical trials, and a robust discussion around future protocols, grant opportunities, and multi-institutional collaborative efforts, as well as recognizing the value of large multi-center registry data. 

Important Dates

Date Event
April 1 Abstract submission and conference registration open
August 24 Regular registration begins
August 31 Deadline to submit abstracts
September 24 Abstract acceptance notifications are sent
October 1 Late registration begins
October 23 PTCOG-NA Conference with on-site registration


A block of rooms for conference attendees has been reserved at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown for October 20-28, 2016. The discounted group rate is available until September 23, 2016. Beginning September 24, the room rate will be $159 +tax.

Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel 
250 N Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 527-7300

CME Information

  1. After participating in this conference, you should be able to:

    • Describe the principles behind proton therapy and its effective use in the treatment of cancer
    • Evaluate new techniques and systems for proton therapy
    • Physicians
    • Specialty Physicians
    • Physicists
    • Nurses
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Physicians Assistants
    • Radiation Therapists
    • Medical Dosimetrists
    • Residents
    • Postdoctoral Fellows
    • Graduate Students
  2. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medication Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

  3. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Visiting Memphis

Memphis, set beside the Mississippi River in the southwest corner of Tennessee, is a center of musical creativity with a rich delta heritage and southern soul food cuisine. The attractions Memphis has to offer showcase the vibrant musical scene, restaurants, performing arts, museums, parks, shopping, and family activities.


More information about Proton Therapy at St. Jude

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