Evening Journal Club - MR-Linac: From Prototype to Clinical

UTDRO encompasses an academic community of 6 Cancer Centers in Southern Ontario (Princess Margaret, Odette, Southlake, Royal Victoria, Oshawa and Credit Valley). Therefore, it is fundamental to provide a forum to exchange clinical, research and educational knowledge. The UTDRO Evening Journal Club (EJC) will help establish collaborative teams with members from different cancer centers to advance scholarly mandates.

  1. To develop knowledge exchange on clinical, research and educational topics within UTDRO.
  2. To promote opportunities for collaboration within UTDRO
  3. To provide the participants with a global overview on the selected theme for the event
  4. To showcase UTDRO innovations in the topic theme
  5. To strengthen our academic community within UTDRO through social interactions

The next Evening Journal Club will be held on January 24, 2019. Register here.

Co-Chairs: Eric Leung, Jennifer Croke

Agenda and Objectives

6:00 pm   Reception            
6:20 pm  

Call for Dinner - Eric Leung & Jennifer Croke

           
6:30 pm  

Welcome and Speakers Introduction - Fei-Fei Liu

           
6:45–7:05 pm  

Technical details and Physics Developments in the MR-Linac - Brian Keller & Daniel Letourneau

           
7:05–7:25 pm  

MR-Linac – CNS Applications - Eric Tseng

           
7:25–7:45 pm  

MR-Linac – Liver applications - Laura Dawson

           
7:45–8:05 pm  

Integrating the MR-Linac into Radiation Therapy Practice - Mikki Campbell

           
8:05–8:15 pm  

Questions

           
8:15–8:30 pm  

Final remarks - Rebecca Wong

           

Technical details and Physics Developments in the MR-Linac - Brian Keller and Daniel Letourneau

Objectives:

  • To understand the basics of an integrated MRI imager and linear accelerator
  • To address some of the dosimetric challenges of the MR-Linac
  • To review the potential benefits of such an integrated system for radiotherapy
  • To outline some of the current physics related research and development

MR-Linac – CNS Applications - Eric Tseng

Objectives:

  • To review ongoing predicate work in moving towards treatment of CNS patients on the MR-Linac
  • To discuss potential applications of the MR-Linac in CNS and proposed future trials

MR-Linac – Liver applications - Laura Dawson

Objectives:

  • To review rationale for MR-Linac in primary and metastatic liver cancer
  • To discuss potential trials and workflow for MR-Linac in liver cancer

Integrating the MR-Linac into Radiation Therapy Practice - Mikki Campbell

Objectives:

  • To review the strengths, challenges and clinical implications of the MR-Linac on radiation therapy practice
  • To discuss what scope of practice changes will emerge from the implementation of the MR-Linac and the impact it will have on education and regulation

 

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