Scientific Meeting

RSS Scientific Meeting

Residents and Members-in-Training (MiT) are invited to attend the 2022 RSS Scientific Meeting, which will feature several sessions and events dedicated to supporting the needs of clinical and medical physics residents and trainees interested in pursuing a career in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). These include:

Attendance also includes access to:

    • SRS for Intracranial Applications
    • SABR/SBRT for Extracranial Tumors
    • Medical Physics Presentations
    • Intersection of Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Immunotherapy
    • GRID, Lattice, and FLASH Radiation Therapy
    • SRS/SBRT Quality Assurance and Optimizing Patient Safety
    • The Ever-Popular, Educational and Entertaining “Showdown Debates”
    • Hands-On Treatment Planning Workshop
    • Performance and Quality Improvement Session

Registration is now open.
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Breakout Session

Utilizing the RSSearch® Registry for Collaborative Research

Join us on Friday, March 4, 2022, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM for Utilizing the RSSearch® Registry for Collaborative Research. This session is designed, managed, and executed by the RSS Residents Association Scientific Meeting sub-committee.

Previous years’ breakout sessions included:

  • Clinical and Physics SRS/SBRT Primer
  • Overview and Publication Opportunities using the RSSearch® Patient Registry
  • Leadership Development
  • Mentorship and Career Navigation in SRS/SBRT

2022 RSS Scientific Meeting
Best of Abstracts – Members in Training (MiT) Awards

Clinical Session Winners

Clinical Award Winners

Xuguang (Scott) Chen, MD, PhD
High-Dose Hypo-fractionated Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Spinal and Sacral Chordoma
Johns Hopkins University

Mohamed Khattab, MD
Thalamotomy for Refractory Tremor by Frameless Radiosurgery: A Prospective Single-Arm Trial
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Eric J. Lehrer, MD, MS
The Risk of Radiation Necrosis in Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma Brain Metastases Treated with Concurrent Administration of Checkpoint Inhibitors and Stereotactic Radiosurgery: An International Cooperative Group Study
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

T. Martin Ma, MD, PhD
Dosimetric Impact of Inter-fraction Prostate and Seminal Vesicle Volume Changes and Rotation: A Post-Hoc Analysis of a Phase III Randomized Trial of MRI-Guided versus CT-Guided Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
UCLA Health

Mickael Mathieu, PhD
Activation of STING in Response to Partial-Tumor Radiation Exposure
Memorial Sloan Kettering

Thanks to an unrestricted grant from our generous supporter Zap Surgical Systems, Inc., the above winners will each receive a $1,000 award. 

View the agenda to see when each of the talks will be given and be sure to attend the award reception happening Friday, March 4, 2022, from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. 

Physics Session Winners

Physics Award Winners

Sheng Chang, MS
A Clinical Decision Tool to Determine to the Optimal Treatment Modality for Single Lesion Brain Radiosurgery: Comparison of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy
Beaumont Health

Brett Erickson, BA
Clinical Considerations of Switching to LBTE Dose Calculation for Lung SBRT
Duke University

Robert Hawranko, BS
Plan Quality and Isotoxic Dose Escalation Investigation Using a 0.35T MR-Linac System in Ablative 5-Fraction Stereotactic Magnetic Resonance-Guided Radiation
Virginia Commonwealth University

Anthony (Austin) Kassaee, MS
SBRT on Halcyon Linear Accelerator: Exploring Dosimetric Impact of Residual Rotational Error after Correcting for Translational Setup Errors
University of Pennsylvania

Gang Liu, PhD
Lung Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) using Spot-scanning Proton Arc (SPArc) Therapy: A Feasibility Study
Beaumont Health

Thanks to unrestricted grants from our generous supporters, Elekta, RadioMed Corporation, and ViewRay, the above five individuals will each receive a $1,000 award.

View the agenda to see when each of the talks will be given and be sure to attend the award reception happening Friday, March 4, 2022, from 5:00 - 6:30 PM.

Residents/Trainees: Mentorship and Career Development/Networking

Residents and Members-In-Training who have registered for the 2022 RSS Scientific Meeting are invited to attend the Residents/Trainees: Mentorship and Career Development/Networking event being held on Friday, March 4, 2022, from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

This event is intended to bring together Residents/Members in Training (MiT) with experienced faculty and medical physicists who have volunteered to provide guidance, mentorship and career development advice. Navigating career options with the support of experienced mentors will help you to:

  • Expand your network
  • Gain knowledge and insights, and
  • Build new skills in the fields of SRS/SBRT and advancing therapies

During the event, there will be discussions and demonstrations focused on:
  • Technology Innovations
  • Clinical Research
  • The RSS Mentorship and Career Pathways Program, and
  • Networking Opportunities

Light food and beverage will be provided.

With gratitude to our event co-host, ZAP Surgical.

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