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
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.
|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.
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
- Specialty Physicians
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physicians Assistants
- Radiation Therapists
- Medical Dosimetrists
- Postdoctoral Fellows
- Graduate Students
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medication Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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.