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NAPT 2019 NPC PROGRAM

 

This program is under development and subject to change

Sunday, March 24

12:00pm – 7:00pm Registration
4:30PM – 6:00PM NAPT General Membership Meeting (open to technology partners)
6:15pm – 8:00pm Welcome Reception

Monday, March 25

7:00am – 6:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:00am – 5:30pm Registration
7:00am – 8:00Am Continental Breakfast
8:00AM – 8:05Am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Vickie Miller, National Association for Proton Therapy Chair, Mayo Clinic – Arizona
 8:05AM – 9:00AM Opening Keynote Speaker – Barbara L. McAneny, MD
President, The American Medical Association
 9:05AM – 9:45AM Health Policy Update from ASTRO
Anne Hubbard, Director of Health Policy, American Society for Radiation Oncology
9:45AM – 10:00AM Guest Speaker – Senator Marco Rubio
United States Senator, Florida
 10:00AM – 10:30AM Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
 10:30AM – 11:15Am Disruptors and Disruption in the Health Plan Marketplace
Patrick Pilch, The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation
Gary Davis, McDermott Will & Emery
11:15AM -11:30AM Late Breaking Abstract: Better Outcomes with Lower Costs: The High Value of Proton Beam Therapy Coverage | A State-Wide Self-Funded Employer Plan Success
Steven Frank, MD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
 11:30AM – 12:15PM Updates on Key Clinical Trials in Proton Therapy
Jeff Bradley, MD, Washington University, S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center
Nancy Mendenhall, MD, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute
Steven Lin, MD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Lior Braunstein, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
 12:15PM – 1:45PM Lunch and Mevion Industry Symposium | Implementation of HYPERSCAN Pencil
Beam Scanning Featuring presentations by:
Bill Salter, PhD, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Jeff Bradley, MD, University of Washington
J. Spencer Thompson, MD, Stephenson Cancer Center, University of Oklahoma
Panel Discussion: Leadership and Vision in Proton Therapy
Featuring: Bill Salter, Ph.D, Jeff Bradley, MD, J. Spencer Thompson, MD, Sameer Keole, MD, Matt Palmer, MBA, CMD – Hosted by Tina Yu, CEO, Mevion Medical Systems
Breakout session 1A

1:45PM – 2:45PM

Developing and Enhancing Referring Physician Relationships in Proton Therapy
Andrew L. Chang, MD, California Protons Cancer Therapy Center
Andrew Lee, MD, Texas Center for Proton Therapy
Ben Wilkinson, MD, Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center – Knoxville 
Jenni Turner, Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center – Knoxville
Josh Marte, Texas Center for Proton Therapy
Breakout session 1B

1:45PM – 2:45PM

Anesthesia Challenges Beyond Just Medical
Kelly Clegg, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Rebecca Bergeron, Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center – Knoxville
Mary Beth Morgan, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Breakout session 2A

2:45PM – 3:45PM

Patients as Advisers and Partners
Kim Vernick, Former Proton Therapy Patient
Fern Nibauer-Cohen, University of Pennsylvania Roberts Proton Therapy Center
Deb Hickey, Brotherhood of the Balloon
Breakout session 2b

2:45PM – 3:45PM

Challenges of Operating and Upgrading Proton Therapy Equipment
Stuart Klein, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute
Matt Palmer, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Kurt Morath, University of Pennsylvania Roberts Proton Therapy Center
 3:45PM – 4:15PM Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
 Breakout Session 3A 4:15PM  – 5:00PM Outlook on Oncology
Timothy Remus, SG2
Jeff Leibach, Navigant
 Breakout session 3B

4:15PM – 5:00PM

Establishing a Standard of Care for Pediatric Patients and Their Families in Proton Therapy Environments
Nicole Boik, Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute
6:15PM Transportation from Biltmore and Hyatt for the Reception and Tour
6:30pm – 9:00pm Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute Reception and Tour

Tuesday, march 26

7:00am – 6:30pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:00am – 4:30pm Registration
7:00AM – 8:00AM Continental Breakfast
7:00AM – 8:00AM Special Conference Insurance Denials & Appeals Committee Meeting
(by invitation)
8:00AM – 8:05AM Welcome
Scott Warwick, National Association for Proton Therapy
 8:05AM – 8:45AM Model-Based Approach for Selections and Validation of Proton Therapy Patients
Bill Hartsell, MD, Northwestern Chicago Center
 8:45AM – 9:45AM An Overview of the Proton Therapy Patient Litigation in Oklahoma
Andrew L. Chang, MD, California Protons Cancer Therapy Center
Tom Paruolo, DeWitt Paruolo & Meek
Justin Meek, DeWitt Paruolo & Meek
9:45AM – 10:15AM Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
Breakout session 4A
10:15AM – 11:00AM
From Patient Satisfaction Towards Patient Experience
Elizabeth Vanzo, Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center – Nashville
Breakout session 4B
10:15AM – 11:00AM
Proton Therapy Staffing and Indication Trends
Mark Pankuch, PhD, Northwestern Chicago Proton Center
Scott Warwick, National Association for Proton Therapy
Breakout session 5A
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Coding, Coverage and Reimbursement Updates
Jason Caron, McDermott Will & Emery
Deborah Godes, McDermott+ Consulting | Health 
Danielle Hoffman, University of Pennsylvania Roberts Proton Therapy Center
Matt Palmer, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
BreakOut Session 5B
11:00Am – 12:00PM
Patient Intake Best Practices for Traveling Patients
Rita Battaglini, University of Pennsylvania Roberts Proton Therapy Center
Vickie Miller, Mayo Clinic – Arizona
Krista Starvaggi, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
 12:00pm – 1:30PM NAPT Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon
Breakout Session 6A
1:30PM – 2:30PM
It’s All in the Messaging:
Successful Models, Metrics & Compliance in Marketing & Advertising 
Megan Lawless, University of Pennsylvania Roberts Proton Therapy Center
Theresa Makrush, Shepherd Agency
Victoria Seremeta, Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute
Raymond Jacobsen, Jr., McDermott Will & Emery
 Breakout session 6b
1:30PM – 2:30PM
Hot Clinical Topics in Proton Therapy
Matthew Ladra, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Curtiland Deville, MD, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Jonathan Lischalk, MD, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 
Torunn Yock, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
 2:30PM – 3:30PM Advocating for Today’s Cancer Patient
Raymond Rodriguez-Torres, Live Like Bella Foundation
Molly Daniels, Alliance for Proton Therapy Access
Michelle Ernsdorff-May, Compass to Care
Maria Cabrera, American Cancer Society
3:30PM – 4:00PM Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
 Breakout Session 7A
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Proton Therapy Registries: The Who, How, and What
Jeff Bradley, MD, Washington University, S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center
Torunn Yock, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Nancy Mendenhall, MD, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute
Jillian Plochocki-Smallwood, Proton Collaborative Group
 Breakout Session 7B
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Proton Therapy State Legislation Updates
Bill Thomas, Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute
Nancy Howard, Provision Healthcare
Jason Caron, MWE
 5:30PM – 7:30PM Reception in Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, march 27

7:00am – 12:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:00am – 12:00pm Registration
7:00AM – 8:00AM Continental Breakfast
8:00AM – 8:05AM Welcome
Scott Warwick, National Association for Proton Therapy
 8:05AM – 9:10AM The Next Generation of Particle Therapy: Developing Carbon Technology in the US
Dr. Anita Mahajan, MD, Mayo Clinic-Rochester

Erik Mollo-Christensen, Stantec
Franck Le Bousse, Stantec
Martina Botturi, BR+A
Sash Matsumoto, Hitachi America
Kevin Kriebel, L&K, Particle Therapy Consulting
 9:15Am – 10:00AM Bond Financing for Proton Therapy Centers: What Investment Banks are Looking for Projects
Joan Marron, Morgan Stanley
Robert Muller, JP Morgan
Prakash Ramani, Loop Capital
10:00AM – 11:00AM Advances in Proton Therapy Technology Panel
Deepak Khuntia, MD, Varian Medical Systems
Frederic Genin, IBA
Skip Rosenthal, Mevion Medical Systems
Laddie Derenchuk, Provision Healthcare
11:00AM – 11:30AM Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:30AM – 12:30PM How to Deliver a World Class, Clinical Led Proton Therapy Center
James DeFilippi, DeFilippi Consulting
Lynda Mischel, Lumina Health Partners
Abram Gordon, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Proton Therapy Center
Jonathan Lischalk, MD, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Kurt Morath, University of Pennsylvania Roberts Proton Therapy Center
12:30PM – 1:15PM Preparing for the First Proton Patient Treatment – A Clinical Physicist’s Perspective
Suresh Rana, MS, DABR, Baptist Health South Florida Miami Cancer Institute
 1:15PM – 1:20PM Final Remarks and Program Closing
Scott Warwick, National Association for Proton Therapy