#NAPT2020

This all-day virtual event is designed to ensure you don’t miss out on access to the premier educational event for the proton therapy community. Our robust agenda and interactive capability will make this conference a valuable opportunity to access the latest information and resources in our industry.
 

Highlights

  • Opening Remarks with Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton

  • Stellar Industry Speakers and Presenters 

  • Hot Clinical Topics in Proton Therapy

  • The Future of Particle Therapy

  • Innovation Hall with the Opportunity to Live Chat with Industry Experts

  • Educational Sessions Focused on Advocacy and Business Development

  • Prize Giveaways and NAPT 30th Anniversary Toast with Live Music from Grammy Nominated Jazz Musician Nicole Zuraitis

How Your Virtual Experience is Organized

Educational Conference

One day of conference programming designed to give you the most important information you need to provide viable solutions for your patients and staff.

Innovation Hall

Meet innovative leaders in the field of proton therapy who have solutions for you. You can visit, download information, view videos, chat, and make appointments. And it doesn't have to end when the confer-ence is over. The site will be live through August 31, 2020.

Networking Lounge

Exchange ideas with your peers, share challenges, and make new connections.

 

Conference Agenda

Eastern Standard Time (EST)

8:00am-6:30pm

INNOVATION HALL OPEN | COFFEE AND TOUR OF VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

9:00am-9:15am

OPENING REMARKS
Scott Hamilton

9:15am-10:15am

HOT CLINICAL TOPICS IN PROTON THERAPY

IMMUNOTHERAPY AND PROTONS
    Ralph Vatner, MD-- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital 

BEYOND THE PROSTATE: PROTONS FOR PROSTATE  SALVAGE & NODAL DISEASE
    Curtiland Deville, MD -- Johns Hopkins Proton Therapy Center

LET & RBE MODELING IN THE CLINIC FOR PROTON PLANNING

     Bree Eaton, MD -- Emory Proton Therapy Center 

NEW CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN PROTONS FOR BREAST
     Shannon MacDonald, MD -- Harvard Medical School – Massachusetts Gen'l Hospital 

MONTE CARLO CALCULATION IMPACT ON DOSE FOR LUNG/ THYMOMA
     Jon Lischalk, MD -- Medstar Georgetown University Hospital


Moderated by Matt Ladra

10:15am-11:00am

THE FUTURE OF PARTICLE THERAPY
   A) PROTON FLASH - PROMISES AND PITFALLS
       Jim Metz, MD -- UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

   B) CARBON ION THERAPY
       Brad Hoppe, MD -- Mayo Clinic

11:00am-11:20am

VISIT BOOTHS IN INNOVATION HALL

11:20am-Noon

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
ENGAGING WITH PATIENTS AS PARTNERS: HOW TO BUILD AN
EXCEPTIONAL PATIENT EXPERIENCE IN YOUR CENTER
   Fern Nibauer-Cohen -- UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

SOLUTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGES
WHEN BUILDING A PROTON CENTER

   Alyssa Giron-Piralta | Ryan Snow | Scott Whitehead -- Gilbane Building Company

LESSONS LEARNED FROM A SINGLE ROOM CENTER

   Katie Moffatt -- Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center

Noon-12:05pm

BREAK

12:05pm-12:45pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

ASTRO ADVOCACY ISSUES

   Anne Hubbard, ASTRO

 

USING ERISA IN PROTON THERAPY APPEALS

   Tim Rozelle, Kantor Law

 

SINGLE ROOM PROTON THERAPY SOLUTIONS

   Richard Kobus | Jonathan Cohen | David Eccleston, Tsoi Kobus Design

12:45pm-12:55pm

BREAK

1:00pm-2:00pm

MLC BASED IMPT IN COMPLEX CLINICAL CASES
Presented by Mevion Medical Systems

2:05pm-2:50pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

IMPACT OF PAYMENT REFORM ON CLINICAL PRACTICE

   Robert Miller, MD -- Maryland Proton Treatment Center | Mark Waddle, MD -- Mayo Clinic Rochester

PROTON THERAPY DEVELOPMENT: INTEGRATING PROTON THERAPY INTO A LARGER HEALTHCARE FACILITY,
   Paula Williams -- Stantec

THE ROLE OF HIGH ENERGY PROTON BEAMS IN ADVANCING TOMORROW'S TECHNOLOGY
   James DeFilippi -- BR+A Consulting Engineers

2:50pm-2:55pm

BREAK

2:55pm-3:45pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

NOW AND WHAT'S NEXT: CURRENT & FUTURE MARKETING & MESSAGING TRENDS
  A) BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WITH INDEPENDENT PHYSICIANS

    David Raubach -- Oklahoma Proton Therapy Center

  B) BEST PRACTICES IN DIGITAL MARKETING
    Megan Lawless -- UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

  C) THE PR DILEMMA: ENSURING YOUR MESSAGE IS ON POINT
    Alison Zvolanek -- US Oncology / Texas Center for Proton Therapy

RO APM PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE
   Presenter to be announced.

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT IN THE PROTON THERAPY REVENUE CYCLE
   Ron DiGiaimo -- RC Billing

3:45pm-4:05pm

VISIT BOOTHS IN INNOVATION HALL

4:05pm-4:45pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

UPDATES IN MULTICENTER PROTON THERAPY CLINICAL TRIALS

   Isabelle Choi -- New York Proton Center | Steve Frank, MD  -- MD Anderson |
   Charles Simone, MD -- New York Proton Center

VIRTUAL REALITY FOR  STAFF TRAINING

   Laura Kendrick | Courtney Misher -- UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE APPEALS WITH ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE

   Debbie Parrish -- Parrish Law

FLASH PROTON THERAPY​

   Varian

4:45pm-4:50pm

LESSONS FROM COVID-19: CLINICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE CONSIDERATIONS

   Lindsay Knapp -- Seattle Cancer Care Alliance | Charles Simone, MD -- New York
   Proton Center

5:30pm-5:45pm

CLOSING REMARKS AND PRIZE GIVEAWAYS

   Jennifer Maggiore -- NAPT

5:45pm-6:30pm

 

Speakers and Presenters

A stellar lineup of industry luminaries.

Scott Hamilton

Olympic Gold Medalist and Cancer Survivor

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO T HE CONFERENCE

Brian Collins, MD

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

APPLICATION OF MLC BASED IMPT IN COMPLEX CLINICAL CASES PRESENTED BY MEVION MEDICAL SYSTEMS

Hosang Jin, MD

Oklahoma University

APPLICATION OF MLC BASED IMPT IN COMPLEX CLINICAL CASES PRESENTED BY MEVION MEDICAL SYSTEMS

Brian Baumann, MD

Washington University

APPLICATION OF MLC BASED IMPT IN COMPLEX CLINICAL CASES PRESENTED BY MEVION MEDICAL SYSTEMS

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Robert Miller, MD

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

IMPACT OF PAYMENT REFORM ON CLINICAL PRACTICE

Marc Waddle, MD

Mayo Clinic Rochester

IMPACT OF PAYMENT REFORM ON CLINICAL PRACTICE

Matt Ladra, MD

John Hopkins Proton Therapy Center

HOT CLINICAL TOPICS IN PROTON THERAPY

Ralph Vatner, MD

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

IMMUNOTHERAPY AND PROTONS

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Curt DeVille, MD

John Hopkins Proton Therapy Center

BEYOND THE PROSTATE: PROTONS FOR PROSTATE SALVAGE AND NODAL DISEASE

Jon Lischalk, MD

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

MONTE CARLO CALCULATION IMPACT ON DOSE FOR LUNG/THYMOMA

Shannon MacDonald, MD

Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital

NEW CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN PROTONS FOR BREAST

Bree Eaton, MD

Emory Proton Therapy Center

LET & RBE MODELING IN THE CLINIC FOR PROTON PLANNING

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Isabelle Choi, MD

New York Proton Center

UPDATES IN MULTICENTER PROTON THERAPY CLINICAL TRIALS

Steve Frank, MD

MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center

UPDATES IN MULTICENTER PROTON THERAPY CLINICAL TRIALS

Charles Simone, MD

New York Proton Center

UPDATES IN MULTICENTER PROTON THERAPY CLINICAL TRIALS

LESSONS FROM COVID-19: CLINICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE CONSIDERATIONS

Jim Metz, MD

Chairman

FUTURE OF
PARTICLE THERAPY:
PROTON FLASH – PROMISES AND PITFALLS

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Brad Hoppe, MD

Mayo Clinic

FUTURE OF PARTICLE THERAPY: CARBON ION THERAPY

ANNE HUBBARD

ASTRO

ASTRO ADVOCACY ISSUES

Debbie Parrish

Parrish Law

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE APPEALS WITH ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE

Fern Nibauer-Cohen

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

ENGAGING WITH PATIENTS AS PARTNERS: HOW TO BUILD AN EXCEPTIONAL PATIENT EXPERIENCE IN YOUR CENTER

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Katie Moffat

Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center

LESSONS LEARNED FROM A SINGLE ROOM CENTER

James DeFilippi

BR+A Consulting Engineers

THE ROLE OF HIGH ENERGY BEAMS IN ADVANCING TOMORROW'S TECHNOLOGY

David Raubach

Oklahoma Proton Center

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WITH INDEPENDENT PHYSICIANS

Megan Lawless

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

BEST PRACTICES IN DIGITAL MARKETING

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Alison Zvolanek

US Oncology/Texas Center for Proton Therapy

THE PR DILEMMA: ENSURING YOUR MESSAGE IS ON POINT

Laura Kendrick

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

VIRTUAL REALITY FOR STAFF TRAINING

Courtney Misher

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

VIRTUAL REALITY FOR STAFF TRAINING

Lindsay Knapp

Seattle Cancer Proton Therapy Center

LESSONS FROM COVID-19: CLILNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE CONSIDERATIONS

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Alyssa Giron-Peralta

Gilbane Building Company

SOLUTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGES WHEN BUILDING A PROTON CENTER

Ryan Snow

Gilbane Building Company

SOLUTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGES WHEN BUILDING A PROTON CENTER

Todd Whitehead

Gilbane Building Company

SOLUTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGES WHEN BUILDING A PROTON CENTER

Tim Rozelle

Kantor & Kantor Proton Therapy Law Coalition

USING ERISA TO END PROTON THERAPY DENIALS

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Richard Kobus

Tsoi Kobus Design

SINGLE ROOM PROTON THERAPY SOLUTIONS

Jonathan Cohen

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SINGLE ROOM PROTON THERAPY SOLUTIONS

David Eccleston

Tsoi Kobus Design

SINGLE ROOM PROTON THERAPY SOLUTIONS

Paula Williams

Stantec

PROTON THERAPY DEVELOPMENT: INTEGRATING PROTON THERAPY INTO A LARGER HEALTHCARE FACILITY

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Ron DiGiaimo

RC Billing

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT IN THE PROTON THERAPY CENTER REVENUE CYCLE

Nicole Zuraitis

Grammy®-nominated Vocalist, Pianist and Songwriter

ENTERTAINMENT IN THE NETWORKING LOUNGE

 
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OUR PARTNERS

Once you're in our virtual world, you can visit them at will
but here's a chance to get to know before you go.

You will have a chance to visit, download information, view videos, chat, and make appointments.

Not listed here? You should be!

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PRESENTING SPONSOR

PARTNER SPONSOR

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LEAD SUPPORTERS

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SPONSORS

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EXHIBITORS

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NON-PROFIT EXHIBITORS

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NAPT National Proton Conference Committee

We are grateful for their guidance and commitment.

Conference Chair
Nancy Howard
Provision Cares Proton Therapy Knoxville

Vickie Miller | Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Abram Gordon | Cincinnati Children's/UC Health Proton Therapy Center
Fern Nibauer-Cohen | UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center
Len Arzt | Stantec Particle Therapy Consultant
Isabelle Choi | New York Proton Center
James DeFilippi | DeFilippi Consulting LLC
Jason Caron | McDermott Will & Emery
Elizabeth Vanzo | Provision Cares Proton Therapy Nashville
Jerry Rymar | ProCure Proton Therapy Center New Jersey
James Gray | Provision Cares Proton Therapy Nashville
Yoly Magana | Loma Linda University Medical Center
Joy Godby | MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center
Bradlee Robbert | UF Health Proton Therapy Institute
Gary Barlow | Texas Center for Proton Therapy
Breck Yakulis | Texas Center for Proton Therapy

 

Registration Fees

Members of NAPT: $150
Non-Members: $200

 

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