Agenda

Sunday, February 2nd

18:00 - 20:00 Registration and Opening Reception (Soutana III)

Monday, February 3rd

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast (Le Comptoir)
08:30 - 08:45 Session 1: Derek Brown: The Evolution of Professional Roles in Radiation Oncology. New opportunities, increased value, improved outcomes
08:45 - 09:45 Session 2: Roundtable discussion: Facilitators – Amanda Cassie, MD, PhD, Todd Atwood, PhD, Jay Burmeister, PhD, Wayne Beckham, PhD, Todd Pawlicki, PhD, Marija Popovic, PhD, Julie Renaud, MRT(T): Factors That are Driving Change in Radiation Oncology
09:45 - 10:00 Coffee/tea break
10:00 - 11:00 Session 3: Todd Atwood, PhD: The Physics Direct Patient Care Initiative
11:00 - 12:00 Session 4: Carolyn Freeman, MD: The Changing Role of the MD in Radiation Oncology
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (Soutana III)
13:00 - 14:00 Session 5: Julie Renaud, MRT(T): The History and Evolution of the Role of Radiation Therapy
14:00 - 14:30 Session 6: Kevin Moore, PhD: The Impact of Automation on Professional Roles in the Radiation Oncology Department
14:30 - 15:30 Session 7: Titania Juang, PhD: Cultural Sensitivity and Bias in Patient Interactions
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee/tea break
16:00 - 18:00 Project Galleries: Allison Toltz, Cyndy Penner, Anita Berndt, Elen Moyo
18:30 - 20:00 Dinner (Soutana III)

Tuesday, February 4th

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast (Le Comptoir)
08:00 - 9:30 Session 8: Wayne Beckham, PhD, Todd Pawlicki, PhD, Jay Burmeister, PhD, Julie Renaud, MRT(T), Andre Diamant, PhD: What will it be like to be a radiation oncology professional in 10 years – AI, generational perspectives, and work-life balance?
9:30 - 10:00 Coffee/tea break
10:00 - 12:00 Session 9: Jay Burmeister, PhD: Panel debates. Topic 1: Contouring and treatment planning are too dependent on professional interpretation to ever be fully automated. Topic 2: Radiation Oncology patients are safer today than they were 20 years ago. Topic 3: A physicist’s time is better spent providing direct patient care.
12:00 - 17:00 Networking events
17:00 - 19:00 Dinner and Keynote Speaker: Guy Freedman, President and Senior Partner, First Peoples Group

Wednesday, February 5th

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast (Le Comptoir)
08:30 - 12:00 Networking events
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch and Session 10: Louise Bird, Amanda Caissie, MD, PhD: The Patient’s Perspective – The Importance and Impact of Clinical Communication
12:45 - 13:30 Session 11: Marija Popovic, PhD, Julie Renaud, MRT(T), Amanda Caissie, MD, PhD: Ensuring that patients are getting the same message from all professional groups and how to avoid potential conflicts between groups
13:30 - 14:00 Session 12: John Kildea, PhD, Derek Brown, PhD, Titania Juang, PhD, Julie Renaud, MRT(T), Todd Atwood, PhD: Hands-on session - Improving Your Communication Skills
14:00 - 15:30 Session 13: John Kildea, PhD, Amanda Caissie, MD, PhD: Patient-Reported Outcomes: Tools that help us better understand what patients need, and how this will impact professional roles
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee/tea break
15:45 - 17:00 Session 14: Jay Burmeister, PhD, Wayne Beckham, PhD, Todd Pawlicki, PhD, Amanda Caissie, MD, PhD, Julie Renaud, MRT(T): Strategies for moving new initiatives forward and making real changes in your clinic
18:00 - 19:00 Reception (Soutana III Foyer)
19:00 - 21:00 Dinner (Soutana III)

Thursday, February 6th

07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast (Le Comptoir)
08:00 - 09:30 Session 16: Amanda Caissie, MD, PhD: Workshop to review CPQR’s Patient Education Guidance Document
09:30 - 09:45 Coffee/Tea break
09:45 - 10:30 Session 17: Amanda Caissie, MD, PhD, Michael Milosevic, MD: CARO Quality Standards Committee and CPQR Update and Q&A
10:30 - 11:30 Session 18: John Kildea, PhD: CPQR’s Big Data Initiatives
11:30 - 12:00 Wrap-up and Discussions: Derek Brown, PhD
12:00 Boxed Lunch to Go