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Agenda

Monday

Group Time Presentation
Intro 8:45 Welcome and Introductions
Intro 9:00 Features and Benefits
Intro 9:45 Stereotactic Frame – Application and Use
Intro 10:30 Break
Intro 10:45 Basic Principles of Radiosurgery
Intro 11:30 Radiosurgery for Gliomas
Intro 12:15 Lunch at IC North Coast Café Restaurant
Intro 1:30 Radiosurgery for Brain Mets
Intro 2:30 Radiosurgery Physics
Intro 3:15 Break
Intro 3:30 Functional Neurosurgery
Intro 4:15 Planning Strategy
Intro 5:15 Adjourn
Intro 6:00 Group Dinner at Local Restaurant
Van pick up at hotel

Tuesday

Intro 7:45 Basic Radiobiology
Intro 8:30 Current Indications: Clinical Evidence and Utilization
Intro 9:15 Radiosurgery and Benign Tumors
Intro 10:15 Break
Intro 10:30 Technical Description:
Technical Description (lecture)
Radiation Unit
Patient Positioning System
Control System
Intro 11:30 Calibration and Practical Physics
Intro 12:15 Lunch
Intro 12:30 Planning Demonstration
Intro 2:00 "Mock" Treatment According to Plan/Treatment Demonstration (Actual Case)
Intro 2:30 Hands-on Treatment Planning/Treatment Workflow
Intro 3:30 Break
Intro 3:45 Hands-on Treatment Planning/Treatment Workflow
  5:00 Adjourn

Wednesday

PARALLEL SESSION
Upgrade 7:35 Welcome and Introductions
Upgrade 7:55 Features and Benefits
Upgrade 8:40 Stereotactic Frame – Changes to Application and Use
Upgrade 8:55 Planning Strategy
Upgrade 9:05 LGP software
Upgrade 9:30 Return to GK Center
Intro 7:30 Frame Application and Frame Geometry
Intro 7:45 Hands-on Treatment Planning/Treatment Workflow
Both 9:30 Break
Both 9:45 Hands-on Safety
Clearance Procedures
Quality Assurance
Emergency Procedures
Both 10:45 Hands-on Treatment Planning/Treatment Workflow
Both 11:30 TPS Administration
Both 12:00 Working Lunch
Hands-on Treatment Planning/Treatment Workflow
Both 2:00 Break
Both 2:15 Radiation Safety & NRC Regulations
Both 3:00 Use of Non Stereotactic Images: Pre-plan, Follow up and
Retreatment
Both 3:45 Tour of Department of Radiation Oncology or van escorted Tour of Harvey Cushing grave & city tour
Both 5:00 Adjourn

Thursday

Both 8:30 Hands-on Treatment Planning/Treatment Workflow
Both 10:30 Break
Both 10:45 Stereotactic Image Distortion and Historical Errors
Both 11:30 Advanced Features of the Planning Software
Both 12:00 Lunch
Both 12:30 Radiosurgery for AVMs
Both 1:30 AVM Planning
Both 2:00 Nursing Issues
Both 2:45 Break
Both 3:00 Hands-on Treatment Planning/Treatment Workflow
Both 5:15 Adjourn
Both 6:00 Group Dinner at Local Restaurant
Van pick up at hotel

Friday

Both 7:45 System Nuances
Both 8:15 Coding and Reimbursement
- or -
Commissioning
Both 9:00 Break
Both 9:15 Hands-on Treatment Planning/Treatment Workflow
Both 12:00 Course Review
Both 1:00 Course Evaluation and Presentation of Certificates
Both 1:30 Adjourn

Time will be allotted for Questions & Answers during each lecture and demonstration.