Radiation Oncology in the Spotlight: Are We Doing Enough to Promote Safety

Baltimore Washing Chapter of the Health Physics SocietyDinner Meeting, Baltimore Washing Chapter of the Health Physics Society

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Radiation Oncology in the Spotlight: Are We Doing Enough to Promote Safety

Speaker: James Galvin, RTOG Headquarters Physicist

Location: 4935 Bar and Kitchen, 4935 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

For details and RSVP, please see flyer.

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Medical Physics 102: Effective Clinical Leadership

Medical Physics 102: Effective Clinical Leadership

Speaker: Karl L. Prado, Ph.D., FACR, FAAPM, Professor and Associate Chief of Clinical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Dr. Karl L. PradoProf. Prado is widely recognized as an accomplished medical physicist possessing significant clinical experience: American Board of Radiology (ABR) certified since 1987, American College of Radiology (ACR) Fellowship awarded in 2009, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Fellowship awarded in 2012. He has been an acknowledged technical leader in the establishment of the Radiation Oncology practices and implementation of new clinical technologies such as 4DCT and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Optically-Stimulated Luminescence Dosimetry at University of Maryland. He established the Central Maryland Radiation Oncology Center (CMRO), and has expanded the radiation oncology practice at Baltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC). In recognition of these achievements, he was awarded the Quality Management Award in 1995, and Outstanding Leadership Award for Clinical Service in 2005. Prof. Prado’s research interests include incorporation of multi-modality functional information into treatment planning, developing techniques to assess treatment response, motion management, and  advanced treatment delivering techniques.


Registration: (please click on the links below to register and pay through PayPal)

Members: $25 (register through PayPal now)

Students: $15 (register through PayPal now)

Announcement and Direction to the Meeting Place

RSVP Contact: Susan Lemieux, MAC-AAPM Secretary, susan.lemieux@aol.com, or (814) 777-3407. You can always register and pay at the door. But we would appreciate it if you would RSVP by 3 PM April 13.


    • 6:30-7:00: Social
    • 7:00-8:00: Dinner
    • 8:00-9:00: Talk by Dr. Prado
    • 9:00-9:30: Q&A

Location: Harbor View Cancer Center, Conference Room, 3001 South Hanover St., Baltimore, MD 21224 (Google Map).

Free parking is available next to the cancer center.

Direction: From I-95, take Exit 54 off I-95 (Hanover Street). As you cross Hanover Street Bridge you should see the hospital complex across the river on your left. Turn left at Cherry Hill Road or Reedbird Avenue.  The conference room is just inside this entrance (see the picture on the right). DO NOT use the main MedStar hospital entrance, use the entrance in the picture instead

Harbor View Cancer Center



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From MQSA to Imaging Gently and Wisely

From the Mammography Quality Standards Act to Imaging Gently and Wisely”

Speaker: Priscilla Butler, Senior Director and Medical Physicist, Dept. of Quality and Safety, American College of Radiology

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Come and listen to Ms. Priscilla Butler, a medical physicist from the American College of Radiology, as she discusses the appropriate use of medical imaging and the protection of patients, workers, and the public from unnecessary radiation exposure. With her career primarily devoted to quality breast imaging and assessment of patient radiation dose, Ms. Butler has worked with a number of prominent dose-related projects and also serves as an adjunct professor for George Washington University Medical Center. The presentation will focus on Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and further efforts to guarantee and improve quality within radiology today. Do attend, even if you are not a member of the Baltimore Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society!


Cost: $30.00

RSVP: Wesley Wu at dweswu@gmail.com (email preferred), or 702-768-0832. If you must cancel your reservation, please notify Wesley Wu by the RSVP deadline.

RSVP Deadline: 4 pm., October 4, 2013


  • 6:00-7:00: Social hour, cash bar
  • 7:00-8:00: Dinner (included in the registration cost)
  • 8:00-9:00: Speaker: Priscilla F. Butler

Location: The Barking Dog Restaurant, 4723 Elm St. Bethesda, MD 20814. Restaurant phone number (301) 654-0022


Parking is available near the restaurant. The Bethesda Metro station (Red Line) is approximately two to three blocks from the restaurant.


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MedStar Radiation Oncology Symposium, October 19

14th Annual MedStar Radiation Oncology Symposium, Oct. 19

MedStarInnerHarborFeaturing Presentations on: Radiation Therapy for Melanoma, Partial Breast Irradiation, Y90 Radioembolization for Primary and Metastatic Liver Tumors, Advanced Radiotherapy Techniques, Radiation Oncology and the Affordable Care Act, Cancer Survivorship, and Palliative Care

Date: October 19, 2013

Find the full program description here!

Prepare yourself for the Fourteenth Annual Radiation Oncology Symposium! Taking place in beautiful Baltimore, the proximity of the event and relevance of topics covered in this symposium makes it ideal for MAC-AAPM members to attend. Topics range from different types of radiation therapy techniques to pertinent public policy changes, providing an informative and enriching experience. Continuing Education Credits with the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics through this symposium is pending.


Early Registration Cost (Before September 15th): $275

Regular Registration Cost: $300

Register using this link.


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, 700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21202


John McLaughlin, Administrative Director, MedStar RadAmerica, 443-777-2334


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