Mayo Clinic Radiation Oncology: Current Practice and Future Direction 2018

Radiation Oncology: Current Practice and Future Direction

Mayo Clinic Radiation Oncology: Current Practice and Future Direction 2018



Course Description and Intended Audience

Mayo Clinic Radiation Oncology: Current Practice and Future Direction is intended to provide balanced and multidisciplinary discussion of contemporary cancer treatment using didactic lectures, panel discussions, and poster sessions. The course will cover several specific clinical areas including Breast, Prostate, and CNS cancers as well as Lymphoma and Sarcomas. The course will also address several important advances in the field, such as the use of hypofractionation, integration of surgery, new chemotherapies including immunotherapy and their integration into clinical practice.

This course is designed for radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents, radiation biologists, radiation physicists, dosimetrists, oncologists working in related specialties, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses, oncologic surgeons, radiation oncology administrators, diagnostic radiologists, and all other health professionals involved in the field of radiation oncology.

Course Learning Objectives
Upon conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss management strategies for PSA failure of prostate cancer
  • Review surgical options of PSA failure
  • Summarize the future of prostate brachytherapy
  • Explain radiotherapy for early stage breast cancer
  • List controversies in the surgical management of the axilla
  • Discuss established and emerging systemic therapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Review Hodgkin Lymphoma in pediatric patients
  • Describe radiation therapy for Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Explain the current practice of intracranial radiosurgery
  • Review the target volume delineation in gliomas and sarcomas
  • Discuss radiotherapy for chemo-sensitive sarcomas

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Hotel Course Date and Location

January 8-12, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Maui, Hawaii 96761

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

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Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course


Monday, January 8, 2018

5-6:30 pm Welcome Reception


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

6:15 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast for Meeting Participants

6:50 am Announcements
Kenneth R. Olivier, M.D.
7:00 am

Hypofractionated RT for Localized Prostate CA - SAM 1

Thomas M. Pisansky, M.D.

7:30 am

GU Radiology for Prostate Cancer – SAM 1

Adam T. Froemming, M.D.

8:00 am SAM 1: Test and Question Discussion
Thomas M. Pisansky, M.D. and Adam T. Froemming, M.D.
8:15 am

PSA Failure of Prostate Cancer: Management Strategies – SAM 2

Brian J. Davis, M.D., Ph.D.

8:45 am

PSA Failure: Surgical Options - SAM 2

Lance A. Mynderse, M.D.

9:15 am SAM 2: Test and Question Discussion
Brian J. Davis, M.D., Ph.D. and Lance A. Mynderse, M.D.
9:30 am Break
9:45 am

Prostate Cancer Vignettes: Best RT Practices – SAM 3

Thomas M. Pisansky, M.D.

10:15 am

What’s the Future of Prostate Brachytherapy? – SAM 3

Brian J. Davis, M.D., Ph.D.

10:45 am

SAM 3:Test and Question Discussion

Thomas M. Pisansky, M.D. and Brian J. Davis, M.D., Ph.D.

11:00 am

Maintenance of Certification: WTF? (walking to the future)

Kenneth R. Olivier, M.D.

11:30 am Tumor Board
12:00 pm Session Adjourns for the Day


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

6:30 am Continental Breakfast for Meeting Participants
7:00 am

Radiotherapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer: Is PBI the New Standard of Care? – SAM 4

Robert W. Mutter M.D.

7:30 am

Controversies in the Surgical Management of the Axilla – SAM 4

James W. Jakub, M.D.

8:00 am

SAM 4: Test and Question Discussion

Robert W. Mutter M.D. and James W. Jakub, M.D.

8:15 am

Regional Nodal Irradiation: Indications and Target Delineation – SAM 5

Kimberly S. Corbin M.D.

8:45 am

Post-mastectomy Radiotherapy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction: Absolute Risks and Benefits of Treatment in 2018 – SAM 5

Robert W. Mutter M.D.

9:15 am

SAM 5: Test and Question Discussion

Kimberly S. Corbin M.D. and Robert W. Mutter M.D.

9:30 am Break
9:45 am

Biology vs. Anatomy: Update on Systemic Therapy in the Definitive Management of Breast Cancer – SAM 6

Kathryn J. Ruddy, M.D.

10:15 am

Immunotherapy: Basics and Agents – SAM 6

Sean S. Park, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

10:45 am

SAM 6: Test and Question Discussion

Kathryn J. Ruddy, M.D. and Sean S. Park, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

11:00 am

Radiotherapy and Immunotherapy

Sean S. Park, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

11:30 am Tumor Board
12:00 pm Session Adjourns for the Day


Thursday, January 11, 2018

12:30 pm Box Lunch for Meeting Participants
1:00 pm

Established and Emerging Systemic Therapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma – SAM 7

Gita Thanarajasingam, M.D.

1:30 pm

The PET Scan: An Essential Tool for Staging and Determination of Response in Patients with Lymphoma - SAM 7

Gregory A. Wiseman, M.D.

2:00 pm

SAM 7: Test and Question Discussion

Gita Thanarajasingam, M.D. and Greg A. Wiseman, M.D.

2:15 pm

Radiation Therapy for Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma: Historical Background, Current Practice, Future Directions – SAM 8

James A. Martenson, Jr., M.D.

2:45 pm

Hodgkin Lymphoma, Pediatric Approach – SAM 8

Nadia N. Laack, M.D.

3:15 pm

SAM 8: Test and Question Discussion

James A. Martenson, Jr., M.D. and Nadia N. Laack, M.D.

3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm

Current Standards and Future Directions in the Systemic Treatment of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – SAM 9

Gita Thanarajasingam, M.D.

4:15 pm

Radiation Therapy for Aggressive and Refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – SAM 9

Scott L. Stafford, M.D.

4:45 pm

Radiation Therapy for Indolent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma - SAM 9

James A. Martenson, Jr., M.D.

5:15 pm

SAM 9: Test and Question Discussion

Gita Thanarajasingam, M.D., Scott L. Stafford, M.D., James A. Martenson, Jr., M.D.

5:30 pm Tumor Board
6:00 pm Session Adjourns for the Day


Friday, January 12, 2018

6:30 am Continental Breakfast for Meeting Participants
7:00 am

Current Practice of Intracranial Radiosurgery – SAM 10

Paul D. Brown, M.D.

7:30 am

SRS and EBRT for Meningioma – SAM 10

Scott L. Stafford, M.D.

8:00 am

SAM 10: Test and Question Discussion

Paul D. Brown, M.D. and Scott L. Stafford, M.D.

8:15 am

Who’s WHO 2017? Reclassification of Gliomas for the Radiation Oncologist – SAM 11

Anita Mahajan, M.D.

8:45 am

Target Volume Delineation in Gliomas – SAM 11

Paul D. Brown, M.D.

9:15 am

SAM 11: Test and Question Discussion

Anita Mahajan, M.D. and Paul D. Brown, M.D.

9:30 am Break
9:45 am

Sarcoma Imaging for the Radiation Oncologist – SAM 12

Doris E. Wenger, M.D.

10:15 am

Target Volume Delineation in Sarcomas – SAM 12

Ivy A. Petersen, M.D.

10:45 am

SAM 12: Test and Question Discussion

Doris E. Wenger, M.D. and Ivy A. Petersen, M.D.

11:00 am

Radiotherapy for Chemo-Sensitive Sarcomas (Ewings, Rhabdo, and rare bears, oh my)

Nadia N. Laack, M.D.

11:30 am Tumor Board: Pitfalls and Perils in the Treatment of STS
12:00 pm Course Concludes





In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs)
Application for SAM credit is being processed. This activity should meet the criteria for American Board of Radiology self-assessment credit toward fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program. 15.5 SAM credit hours (12 Self-Assessment Modules, worth 1.25 SAM credits each) will likely be available for this activity after approval under Mayo Clinic School of Continuing Medical Education’s ABR deemed status when the processing is completed. 

Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.


Course Directors

Kenneth R. Olivier, M.D.

Nadia N. Laack, M.D.


Mayo Clinic Course Faculty

  • Paul D. Brown, M.D.
  • Kimberly S. Corbin, M.D.
  • Brian J. Davis, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Adam T. Froemming, M.D.
  • James W. Jakub, M.D.
  • Nadia N. Laack, M.D.
  • Anita Mahajan, M.D.
  • James A. Martenson, Jr., M.D.
  • Robert W. Mutter, M.D.
  • Lance A. Mynderse, M.D.
  • Kenneth R. Olivier, M.D.
  • Sean S. Park, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.
  • Ivy A. Petersen, M.D.
  • Thomas M. Pisansky, M.D.
  • Kathryn J. Ruddy, M.D.
  • Scott L. Stafford, M.D.
  • Gita Thanarajasingam, M.D.
  • Doris E. Wenger, M.D.
  • Gregory A. Wiseman, M.D.

Faculty Disclosure

As a Jointly Accredited Provider by ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course Director(s), Planning Committee Members, Faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity.  Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place.  Faculty also will disclose any off label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation.  Disclosure of these relevant financial relationships will be published in activity materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.

National Physician Payment Transparency Program

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science complies with the requirements of the National Physician Payment Transparency Program OPEN PAYMENTS (Physician Payments Sunshine Act).

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Abstract Submission for Poster Presentations

Participants of the Mayo Clinic Radiation Oncology: Current Practice and Future Direction course are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations. Goals of the poster presentations are to educate and inform about research innovations, share ideas and interest, and network with other participants. Previously presented materials are accepted. Posters of accepted abstracts will be displayed for viewing throughout the course.

Abstract and Poster Format Guidelines:

  • Abstract submissions are limited to 400 words, excluding title, author, and institution information and should be submitted as a one-page, single-spaced Word document.
  • Abstracts should be organized into four sections: purpose/objectives, methods/ materials, results and conclusions.
  • Inclusion of tables and images is acceptable, but must be within the one-page abstract document.
  • The title should be at the top of the abstract in bold font followed by a complete list of authors including relevant degrees, department, and medical institution. Please identify the presenting author(s) with an asterisk (*).
  • For abstracts selected as poster presentations, the maximum poster size allowed is 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide. Poster display boards and Velcro will be provided to mount posters for display.

Submission Deadline and Instructions:
Abstract submissions are due by November 17, 2017, and can be submitted via email to

Selection and Notification:
A review committee will evaluate poster abstracts based on the following criteria: scientific content, novelty, writing quality, and overall scientific merit. Notification of poster acceptance will be made via email by December 1, 2017. Additional information will also be sent at this time including when and where posters can be set up on-site.

All presenters are required to register for the meeting. Mayo Clinic will not provide reimbursement for travel or lodging for presenters.

Any questions regarding abstract submissions can be directed to the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology CME Office at 866-246-1581 or


Course registration fee of $945.
Please see the Registration tab for additional information.

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The registration fee includes:

  • Course tuition
  • Comprehensive course syllabus on flash drive
  • Daily continental breakfasts and break refreshments (course participants only)
  • Complimentary welcome reception for course participants and guests
  • 12 Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) worth 15.5 SAM credit hours

Although it is not Department of Radiology CME policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised. A letter of confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment and completed registration form. 

Social Programs

Welcome Reception – Monday evening, January 8, 2018
Attendees and their guest(s) are cordially invited to join the course faculty for a Welcome Reception on Monday evening, January 8, 2018 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.  This casual reception welcomes you to Hawaii, officially opens the course, and offers you the perfect opportunity to make connections with existing and new colleagues.  Pre-registration is requested.

For additional information, contact:

Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology
Continuing Medical Education Office
Mayo, W-2
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Phone:     866-246-1581 (toll free) or 507-284-3317
Fax:          507-266-3061


HotelCourse Location

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Maui, Hawaii 96761
Hotel Information: 808-665-7089
Reservations: 800-262-8440

Lodging Accommodations

Immerse yourself in a true Hawaiian experience when you stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, an oceanfront hotel that envelops you in Maui's local culture and lush tropical surroundings.

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua with a special course rate of $399 per night for Run of House.

HotelHotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check in.  

There is a reduced daily resort fee of $5 per room, per night, plus tax which includes guestroom internet, in-room coffee, local and toll-free telephone calls, 24-hour access to the fitness center, discounted golf fees and preferred tee times at The Bay and The Plantation Golf Courses, and shuttle transportation to and from the West Maui Airport and throughout the Kapalua Resort.

Reservations can be made by calling 800-262-8440.  Please identify yourself as a participant in the Mayo Clinic Radiation Oncology Course when making your reservation. In order to receive the special group rate, reservations must be made prior to Tuesday, November 21, 2017, and will be based on availability. Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability. The hotel is selling out of rooms on January 6th and 7th but currently has availibility starting on January 8th and for the rest of the week. Early reservations are highly encouraged to avoid disappointment.

A two night room and tax deposit will be charged at the time of booking.  Individual room cancellation must be received 21 days prior to avoid penalty of all nights reserved.

Hotel check-in time is 4:00 p.m. on the day of arrival, and check-out time is before 12:00 p.m. on the day of departure.

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Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.

Travel and Ground Transportation

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is situated on the northwestern tip of the island of Maui.  The resort is 45-60 minutes from the Kahului Airport (OGG).  Taxi service, private transportation, and shared airport shuttle service are all available from the Kahului Airport (OGG).  To make a transportation request via The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, contact the concierge desk at 808- 665-7089 or

Rental car companies are represented at the Kahului Airport (OGG).  An Enterprise car rental desk is available on-site at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and is open daily.  To reach the onsite Enterprise rental desk, please call 808-669-1901 ext. 7577.

Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology CME Office and the Mayo School of CPD are not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel fees or penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant.

Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


Valet parking is $30.00 plus tax, per day and self-parking is $22.00 plus tax, per day. Rates are subject to change.

Recreation/Leisure Activities 

HotelSPA – One of the most luxurious Maui spas, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Kapalua, offers a variety of treatments and therapies based on native Hawaiian healing traditions and the potent plants, flowers, fruits and herbs abundant in Hawaii. This luxurious 17,500-square-foot spa offers private outdoor gardens, as well as new spacious and private couples’ cabanas. Call 808-665-7079 to make your appointment.

HotelGOLF – Set amid a 22,000-acre historic pineapple plantation, Kapalua’s Plantation Course and Bay Course offer two 18-hole golf experiences, each with distinct character, challenges and incredible views.  The resort’s Plantation Course, a Coore & Crenshaw design, has been recognized in: America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, #17 in America’s Greatest Public Golf Courses, and #1 in Hawaii by Golf Digest. Kapalua’s Bay Course, an Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane collaboration, has been enhanced with a multimillion renovation and is one of Maui’s favorite resort courses with ocean views on 16 of 18 holes. Call 808-662-7740 to reserve a tee time.

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