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Radiation Therapist Symposium

Course Goal

The primary objective of this event is to provide participants with a broader understanding and knowledge of current practices and treatments in both radiation oncology and the greater oncology community, and the practical applications for the radiation therapist.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Modern and current treatment techniques in radiation oncology specifically brachytherapy and stereotactic radiotherapy
  • Systemic therapies and drug development and their role in the care of oncology patients today
  • Practical application of the principles of a high reliability organization
  • Quality standards and implementation as outlined by APEx for radiation therapists

Registration Information

Attendee Typeprice
SJHMC Radiation Therapists$25
Visiting Professional$75
Registration includes symposium and program materials.

CME Information

  • Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit

In-Person Only
Saturday, March 23, 2024
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM (MST)

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Date, Time, and Location

In-Person Only
Saturday, March 23, 2024
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM (MST)

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Sonntag Pavilion
2910 North 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
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Target Audience

This conference is appropriate for radiation therapists and other oncology professionals.

Speaker Information

All times refer to Arizona time (Mountain Standard Time).

Marley LobbyRegistration & Exhibits & Continental Breakfast (7:30 AM)
Nader Sanai, MDBrain Cancer Drug Development (8:00 AM)
William Kennedy, MDStereotactic Radiosurgery for CNS Tumors (9:00 AM)
Break9:50 AM
Matthew Halfman, MS, DABR
Derek Bailie, RTT
GK ICON Frameless Procedures and the Role of RTTs in Simulation and Treatment (10:10 AM)
Ryan Kraus, MDHead and Neck Treatment and the Associated Toxicities (11:10 AM)
Lunch12:00 PM
Shyamal Patel, MDBrachytherapy v2.024 (1:00 PM)
Shyam Jani, PhD, DABR, CPPSHigh Reliability Organization (HR0) Principles for Radiation Therapy (2:00 PM)
Break2:50 PM
Mital Patel, MDRadiation with System Therapy for Cancer: Rationale Combinations Beyond Chemotherapy (3:10 PM)
Nitika Thawani, MDQuality Standards in Radiation Oncology: APEx Accreditation and Role for Therapists (4:00 PM)
Closing Remarks5:00 PM
Social Hour5:10 PM

Aidnag Diaz, MD
Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

Nitika Thawani, MD
Radiation Oncologist

Exhibitors and Sponsors


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