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The Department of Radiation Oncology

The Department of Radiation Oncology is an integral part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with clinical facilities located on the Central Campus at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, and also on the Northern Campus at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and University Hospital in Newark. Each of our clinical locations share the missions of the University and partner hospitals in providing excellence in patient care, research, and education of the clinicians of the future.

Research is an important mission of our department. The Department consists of four divisions: Clinical Radiation Oncology, Radiation Physics, Radiation Cancer Biology and Cancer Bioinformatics and Surveillance, each of which has a robust research portfolio. We currently are active in collaborations with faculty of other departments of Rutgers University in medical physics and transformational mathematics. Several of our faculty have ongoing basic science programs which encourage participation by graduate students from Rutgers University. Clinical, translational and basic science research is actively pursued within each of our divisions.

The department is deeply committed to training the next generation of radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists and radiation therapists. In July 2006, we opened New Jersey's only Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved Radiation Oncology Medical Residency program.

The current educational programs in our department include Medical Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics Residency programs in addition to a Medical Dosimetrist Training program.


Radiation Oncology Research Symposium

The 2015 4-R Symposium: Radiation Oncology - Radiation Biology - Radiation Physics - Research: 120 Years since Roentgen - From Benchside to Machine

The 2015 4-R Symposium: Radiation Oncology - Radiation Biology - Radiation Physics - Research: 120 Years since Roentgen - From Benchside to Machine (15MR12)

Location | Sponsor | Overview | Audience | Objectives | Faculty | Method
CE Credit
| Registration | Directions | Agenda | Questions

Thursday, February 26, 2015
7:45 am - 5:00 pm

LOCATIONtop

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
First Floor Auditorium
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Parking is available in the Gateway Garage, 7 Wall Street (at Easton Ave), New Brunswick, NJ 08901, located at the New Brunswick Train Station and one block from the Rutgers Cancer Institute. The prevailing daily rates apply. Rutgers and hospital employees should park in their assigned parking areas.

For additional information, visit http://www.njnbpa.org/parking-locator/

SPONSOR

Sponsored by the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and the Center for Continuing & Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

OVERVIEWtop

Historically, radiation oncology encompasses all aspects of cancer treatment using radiation therapy and uniquely integrates molecular and cellular radiation biology, radiation physics, radiation technology, and clinical oncology into one discipline. Its success has relied upon both the physics and technology arm that provides precise delivery of radiation dose to the targeted tissues, and the radiation biology arm that offers the understandings on the normal and cancer cells’ response to radiation.

Advances in the applications, technologies and methodologies of radiation oncology continue to evolve rapidly and the delivery of radiation therapy has become more complex, making it imperative that the healthcare professionals in the field remain current in state-of-the-art techniques and research developments.

It is widely expected that the future improvement of radiation therapy will again heavily rely upon a better understanding of how cancer and normal cells respond to currently established and developing remedies of radiotherapy technology, the identification of molecular and clinically applicable biomarkers and assays that can predict individual therapeutic outcome, and the development of molecular targets and reagents that can be used to modulate cell response to irradiation.

In this symposium, we will discuss the most recent discoveries of basic and translational research involving the mechanisms of biological response of cancer and normal cells to both high and low linear energy transfer (LET) ionizing radiation, novel approaches to modulate radiation response, validation of molecular targets for radiation sensitization, and establishment of novel preclinical models that can be used to assess individual cancer response to radiation therapy. We will also provide an update on current and future directions of physics research in radiation oncology and the clinical implementations of new technologies which will serve as an opportunity to inspire new ideas and to educate clinical staff members for improved utilizations of the existing technologies.

It is expected that participants will be updated on the recent understanding of radiation cancer biology, radiation physics, and clinical radiation oncology research and their translational potential.

Click here for the agenda (opens in .pdf format.)

TARGET AUDIENCEtop

This educational activity is designed for radiation oncology clinicians, radiobiologists, medical physicists, researchers, residents, fellows, medical students and other allied health professionals involved in radiotherapy treatment and research.

OBJECTIVES top

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Examine the current and future directions of physics research in radiation oncology and the clinical implementations of new technologies.
  • Describe recent discoveries of cancer biology research involving the mechanisms of biological response of cancer and normal cells to radiation.
  • Review recent advances in radiation oncology clinical/translational research and their applications to improved patient care.

FACULTYtop

ACTIVITY DIRECTORS

  • Bruce G. Haffty, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Zhiyuan Shen, PhD, Professor and Chief, Division of Radiation Cancer Biology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Eric Hall, DPhil, MA, DSc, Higgins Professor of Radiation Biophysics Emeritus, Department of Radiation Oncology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

FACULTY

  • Edouard I. Azzam, PhD, Professor of Radiology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
  • Soren M. Bentzen, PhD, DMSc, Professor, Director of the Biostatistics Shared Service, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, and Director of the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Ranjit S. Bindra, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Pathology; Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Thomas Bortfield, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Sandra Demaria, MD, Professor, Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Joseph O. Deasy, PhD, Chair, Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Tom K. Hei, PhD, Professor and Vice Chairman of Radiation Oncology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Geoffrey Ibbott, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Atif J. Khan, MD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Randall Kimple, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
  • Amit Maity, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Minesh P. Mehta MB, ChB, FASTRO, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Lei Xing, PhD, Jacob Haimson Professor and Director of Physics Division, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/ investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATIONtop

In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credits, participants are expected to check in at the registration desk, attend the program and complete an online evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity. A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be emailed to participants upon completion of the online evaluation survey.

CE CREDITtop

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Center for Continuing and Outreach Education at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences certifies that this continuing education offering meets the criteria for up to 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), provided the activity is completed as designed. One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses may participate in this educational activity and earn a letter of attendance as AAPA, AANP, and ANCC accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through their reciprocity agreements.

REGISTRATIONtop

Fee: Complimentary

Registration is required and will only be accepted through our secure on-line website. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, continuing education credit, and course material will be provided free of charge.

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration will close on February 23, 2015 or earlier if seating capacity is reached. Onsite registration will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

QUESTIONStop

Course Information: Contact Sharda Kohli, MBA, at (732) 235-6144 or kohlish@cinj.rutgers.edu
Registration: Contact CCOE at 973-972-4267 or ccoe@ca.rutgers.edu

HANDOUT MATERIALStop

In an effort to provide the most complete materials to attendees and conserve resources, PDF versions of the lecture slides will be made available online to registered attendees. In addition, internet access will be available during the day of the activity - we encourage attendees to bring a laptop or tablet. Additional information will be provided in future confirmation communications.

CANCELLATION/REFUND
We anticipate the meeting room to be near or at seating capacity. If you are unable to attend, we would greatly appreciate it if you could cancel your registration so that we may able to accommodate others who have an interest in attending. Cancellations must be done online through the registration portal.

HOW TO CANCEL REGISTRATION:
Click here to go to the registration portal. Click "Log in" and enter your user name (email address) and password. Select "Current Schedule" on the top menu, and select “Cancel Registration.”

Rutgers reserves the right to modify the program contents, faculty, and program activities, and reserves the right to cancel the program if necessary. If the conference, or any part of the conference, is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.

Directions

Agenda (pdf format)