2021 PROTON THERAPY LUMINARIES

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Grace Eline

Grace Eline

Pediatric Cancer Survivor

Ron Rivera

Ron Rivera

Washington Football Team Coach

SPEAKERS & PRESENTERS

Hot Clinical Topics in Proton Therapy

Matthew Ladra, MD, MPH

Matthew Ladra, MD, MPH

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

Considerations in Design and Construction for Proton Therapy Development

a) Integrating Proton Therapy into a Larger Healthcare Facility

b) Penn Medicine / Varian’s First Compact Proton System Installation at Lancaster General Hospital

Franck La Bousse

Franck La Bousse

Stantec Architecture

Dana Klinepeter

Dana Klinepeter

Penn Medicine

Paula Williams

Paula Williams

Stantec Architecture

David DeFilippo

David DeFilippo

Tsoi Kobus Design

Curtiland Deville, MD

Curtiland Deville, MD

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

David Eccleston

David Eccleston

Tsoi Kobus Design

James DeFilippi

James DeFilippi

BR+A

Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen

Tsoi Kobus Design

Kevin Kriebel

Kevin Kriebel

Proton Therapy Partners

Improving Operational Efficiency in a Proton Center

a) Business Intelligence Driven Operations

b) Redefining the Roles of Clinical Professionals

Matthew Palmer

Matthew Palmer

Legion Healthcare

Cheryl Turner

Cheryl Turner

Legion Healthcare

Montreal Turner

Montreal Turner

Legion Healthcare

Patient and Care Partner Storytelling: Getting Key Messages Across in the Virtual World

Tiffany Christensen

Tiffany Christensen

The Beryl Institute

Fern Nibauer-Cohen

Fern Nibauer-Cohen

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

Proton Therapy Clinical Research: The Path Forged, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions

Curtiland Deville, MD

Curtiland Deville, MD

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

Isabelle Choi, MD

Isabelle Choi, MD

New York Proton Center

Minesh Mehta, MD

Minesh Mehta, MD

Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health

Jason Efstathiou, MD

Jason Efstathiou, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Innovative Solutions to Advance the Proton Therapy Insurance Appeal Process

Pranshu Mohindra, MD

Pranshu Mohindra, MD

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

William Regine, MD

William Regine, MD

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Allison Scull

Allison Scull

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Samantha Hedrick

Samantha Hedrick

Provision CARES Proton Therapy

Rhonda Turner

Rhonda Turner

Provision CARES Proton Therapy

Proton Radiation Oncology Coding/Reimbursement and Insurance Coverage

Ron DiGiamo

Ron DiGiamo

RC Billing

Matthew Palmer

Matthew Palmer

Legion Healthcare

Evolution of Single Room Proton Therapy Development

Jim Metz, MD

Jim Metz, MD

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler

Proton International at UAB

Addressing Inequitable Access to Proton Therapy

Elizabeth Nichols, MD

Elizabeth Nichols, MD

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Megan Wessel, MPH

Megan Wessel, MPH

American Cancer Society

Flash Therapy Research Update

Jim Metz, MD

Jim Metz, MD

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

Anthony Mascia, PhD

Anthony Mascia, PhD

UC Health, FLASH Radiotherapy: Science, Technology & FAST-01

Update from National Comprehensive Cancer Network

a) Guideline Based Authorization Programs to Increase Patient Access to Quality Cancer Care / NCCN Process For Evidence Development

Alyssa Schatz

Alyssa Schatz

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Wui-Jin Koh, MD

Wui-Jin Koh, MD

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Innovative Approaches for Developing a Strong Physician Referral Network

Kimberly Simmons-Lee

Kimberly Simmons-Lee

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

David Raubach

David Raubach

Oklahoma Proton Center

Megan Lawless

Megan Lawless

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Raymond B. Mailhot, MD, MPH

Raymond B. Mailhot, MD, MPH

Florida Proton Therapy Institute

Julianne Pollard-Larkin, PhD

Julianne Pollard-Larkin, PhD

MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center

Steven Holan

Steven Holan

Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health

Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model – 3 Things to Do Now

Lynda Mischel

Lynda Mischel

Veralon

Scott Stuecher

Scott Stuecher

Veralon

Kurt Morath

Kurt Morath

Proton Therapy Partners

Improving Patient Access to Proton Therapy Through Value-Based Initiatives

Steven J. Frank, MD

Steven J. Frank, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Minesh Mehta, MD

Minesh Mehta, MD

Miami Cancer Institue at Baptist Health

Brian Baumann, MD

Brian Baumann, MD

S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center at the Siteman Cancer Center

The Expanding Role of Proton Therapy

Pranshu Mohindra, MD

Pranshu Mohindra, MD

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Charles Simone, MD

Charles Simone, MD

New York Proton Center

Brian Baumann, MD

Brian Baumann, MD

S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center at the Siteman Cancer Center

Thomas DeLaney, MD

Thomas DeLaney, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Appeal Letter Writing 101: Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Prior Authorization

Chris Gonzales

Chris Gonzales

Apollo Healthcare

Isaac Valdez

Isaac Valdez

Apollo Healthcare

Future Advances in Proton Therapy

Kevin Teo, PhD

Kevin Teo, PhD

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

Radhe Mohan, PhD

Radhe Mohan, PhD

MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center

Bill Hartsell, MD

Bill Hartsell, MD

Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center

Charles Simone, MD

Charles Simone, MD

New York Proton Center

Isabelle Choi, MD

Isabelle Choi, MD

New York Proton Center

Key Considerations When Developing a Proton Therapy Center

Mark Downey

Mark Downey

Proton Therapy Partners

Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler

Proton International at UAB

Kistler Darrin

Kistler Darrin

University of Kansas Cancer Center

Julie Sussi

Julie Sussi

Ohio State University

Live Celebration Concert

Nicole Zuraitis

Nicole Zuraitis

Grammy® nominated Vocalist, Pianist and Songwriter

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Grace Eline

Grace Eline

Pediatric Cancer Survivor

Ron Rivera

Ron Rivera

Washington Football Team Coach

SPEAKERS & PRESENTERS

Hot Clinical Topics in Proton Therapy

Matthew Ladra, MD, MPH

Matthew Ladra, MD, MPH

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

Considerations in Design and Construction for Proton Therapy Development

a) Integrating Proton Therapy into a Larger Healthcare Facility

b) Penn Medicine / Varian’s First Compact Proton System Installation at Lancaster General Hospital

Franck La Bousse

Franck La Bousse

Stantec Architecture

Dana Klinepeter

Dana Klinepeter

Penn Medicine

Paula Williams

Paula Williams

Stantec Architecture

David DeFilippo

David DeFilippo

Tsoi Kobus Design

Curtiland Deville, MD

Curtiland Deville, MD

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

David Eccleston

David Eccleston

Tsoi Kobus Design

James DeFilippi

James DeFilippi

BR+A

Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen

Tsoi Kobus Design

Kevin Kriebel

Kevin Kriebel

Proton Therapy Partners

Improving Operational Efficiency in a Proton Center

a) Business Intelligence Driven Operations

b) Redefining the Roles of Clinical Professionals

Matthew Palmer

Matthew Palmer

Legion Healthcare

Cheryl Turner

Cheryl Turner

Legion Healthcare

Montreal Turner

Montreal Turner

Legion Healthcare

Patient and Care Partner Storytelling: Getting Key Messages Across in the Virtual World

Tiffany Christensen

Tiffany Christensen

The Beryl Institute

Fern Nibauer-Cohen

Fern Nibauer-Cohen

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

Proton Therapy Clinical Research: The Path Forged, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions

Curtiland Deville, MD

Curtiland Deville, MD

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

Isabelle Choi, MD

Isabelle Choi, MD

New York Proton Center

Minesh Mehta, MD

Minesh Mehta, MD

Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health

Jason Efstathiou, MD

Jason Efstathiou, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Innovative Solutions to Advance the Proton Therapy Insurance Appeal Process

Pranshu Mohindra, MD

Pranshu Mohindra, MD

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

William Regine, MD

William Regine, MD

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Allison Scull

Allison Scull

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Samantha Hedrick

Samantha Hedrick

Provision CARES Proton Therapy

Rhonda Turner

Rhonda Turner

Provision CARES Proton Therapy

Proton Radiation Oncology Coding/Reimbursement and Insurance Coverage

Ron DiGiamo

Ron DiGiamo

RC Billing

Matthew Palmer

Matthew Palmer

Legion Healthcare

Evolution of Single Room Proton Therapy Development

Jim Metz, MD

Jim Metz, MD

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler

Proton International at UAB

Addressing Inequitable Access to Proton Therapy

Elizabeth Nichols, MD

Elizabeth Nichols, MD

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Megan Wessel, MPH

Megan Wessel, MPH

American Cancer Society

Flash Therapy Research Update

Jim Metz, MD

Jim Metz, MD

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

Anthony Mascia, PhD

Anthony Mascia, PhD

UC Health, FLASH Radiotherapy: Science, Technology & FAST-01

Update from National Comprehensive Cancer Network
a) Guideline Based Authorization Programs to Increase Patient Access to Quality Cancer Care / NCCN Process For Evidence Development

Alyssa Schatz

Alyssa Schatz

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Wui-Jin Koh, MD

Wui-Jin Koh, MD

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Innovative Approaches for Developing a Strong Physician Referral Network

Kimberly Simmons-Lee

Kimberly Simmons-Lee

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

David Raubach

David Raubach

Oklahoma Proton Center

Megan Lawless

Megan Lawless

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

Raymond B. Mailhot, MD, MPH

Raymond B. Mailhot, MD, MPH

Florida Proton Therapy Institute

Julianne Pollard-Larkin, PhD

Julianne Pollard-Larkin, PhD

MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center

Steven Holan

Steven Holan

Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health

Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model – 3 Things to Do Now

Lynda Mischel

Lynda Mischel

Veralon

Scott Stuecher

Scott Stuecher

Veralon

Kurt Morath

Kurt Morath

Proton Therapy Partners

Improving Patient Access to Proton Therapy Through Value-Based Initiatives

Steven J. Frank, MD

Steven J. Frank, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Minesh Mehta, MD

Minesh Mehta, MD

Miami Cancer Institue at Baptist Health

Brian Baumann, MD

Brian Baumann, MD

S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center at the Siteman Cancer Center

The Expanding Role of Proton Therapy

Pranshu Mohindra, MD

Pranshu Mohindra, MD

Maryland Proton Treatment Center

Charles Simone, MD

Charles Simone, MD

New York Proton Center

Brian Baumann, MD

Brian Baumann, MD

S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center at the Siteman Cancer Center

Thomas DeLaney, MD

Thomas DeLaney, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Arpit Chhabra, MD

Arpit Chhabra, MD

New York Proton Center

Appeal Letter Writing 101: Laying the Groundwork for a Successful Prior Authorization

Chris Gonzales

Chris Gonzales

Apollo Healthcare

Isaac Valdez

Isaac Valdez

Apollo Healthcare

Future Advances in Proton Therapy

Kevin Teo, PhD

Kevin Teo, PhD

UPenn Roberts Proton Therapy Center

Radhe Mohan, PhD

Radhe Mohan, PhD

MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center

Bill Hartsell, MD

Bill Hartsell, MD

Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center

Charles Simone, MD

Charles Simone, MD

New York Proton Center

Isabelle Choi, MD

Isabelle Choi, MD

New York Proton Center

Key Considerations When Developing a Proton Therapy Center

Mark Downey

Mark Downey

Proton Therapy Partners

Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler

Proton International at UAB

Darrin Kistler

Darrin Kistler

University of Kansas Cancer Center

Julie Sussi

Julie Sussi

Ohio State University

Live Celebration Concert

Nicole Zuraitis

Nicole Zuraitis

Grammy® nominated Vocalist, Pianist and Songwriter