CME Program

8th International Conference of the Novalis Circle

Location: Munich
Date: September 21–22, 2018

Program Description: The 8th International Conference of the Novalis Circle will highlight scientific innovation, best practices and key initiatives designed to optimize clinical outcomes in oncology by integrating stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) across multidisciplinary cancer teams.

This meeting will feature today’s foremost international experts in radiation oncology and neurosurgery sharing their perspectives on brain metastasis, primary benign tumors, vascular malformations, functional indications, spine metastasis and how new clinical paradigms offer value-based medicine and patient-centered health care.

Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate radiosurgery alone as initial therapy for multiple brain mets
  • Evaluate the Elements of Spine SRS
  • Describe the indications, risks and outcome data for spinal SRS
  • Describe the current modern management of skull based tumors
  • Review the current management of AVMs

Target Audiences: Radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, medical physicists and other members of the radiation oncology community who are members of the Novalis Circle.

Format: Live lecture

DAY 1 - General Session
September 21, 2018
DAY 2 - General Session
September 22, 2018
DAY 2 - Physics Session
September 22, 2018

Brain Metastases

Session Chair: Douglas Kondziolka

How Research is Breaking the Rules of Brain Metastasis Patient Care

Douglas Kondziolka, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, USA

Benefits of Neo-Adjuvant SRS Versus En Bloc Resection

Anthony Asher, MD, Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, Charlotte, USA

SRS-related Complications and Long-term Maintenance of Mini-Mental State Examination Scores

Masaaki Yamamoto, MD, PhD, Katsuta Hospital Mito GammaHouse, Hitachinaka, Japan

Clinical Implementation of Elements Multiple Brain Mets SRS

Karim-Maximilian Niyazi, MD, University Hospital of Munich, Klinikum Großhadern, Munich, Germany

Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Elements Multiple Brain Mets SRS

TBD

Break (15min)

Role of Radiosurgery for Treatment of Brain Metastases in the Era of Targeted and Immunotherapies

Veronica Chiang, MD, Yale University, New Haven, USA

Next Technological Iteration for Treatment of Multiple Brain Mets

Roberto Spiegelmann, MD, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center,Tel Aviv, Israel

Treatment Response Assessment for Retreatment Decision Making

Clinical Evaluation of Neurocognitive Assessment Tools

Mark de Ridder, MD, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Patient Specific QA and IGRT Requirements in Single Isocenter Treatments

Nzhde Agazaryan, PhD, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

E-Poster Winner Presentation

Q&A

Panel Discussion

BENIGN BRAIN TUMORS

Session Chair: Javier Fandino

Management News for Patients with Benign Skull Base Tumors

Javier Fandino, MD, Kantonsspital, Aarau, Switzerland

Improved Intraoperative Visualizations to Enhance Extent of Resection

Orin Bloch, MD, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, USA

The Role of Surgical Planning for Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery

Isaac Yang, MD, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

Standardizing Radiosurgical Treatment with Elements Cranial SRS

Reinhard Wurm, MD, Klinikum Frankfurt Oder, Germany

Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Elements Cranial SRS

Ken Usuki, MD, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, USA

E-Poster Winner Presentation

Q&A

Panel Discussion

Break (15min)

NEW RADIOSURGERY TECHNOLOGIES

Session Chair: TBD

Clinical Outcomes Update via the Neuropoint Alliance Radiosurgery Registry

TBD

How Machine Learning Can Improve Medical Outcomes

Eric Oermann, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, USA

Benefits of Data Enrichment Solutions for Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Planning

Selcuk Peker, MD, Koc University, Istanbul,Turkey

Radiosurgery Registry Data Mining: Process and Results from the First 3000 Patients

Douglas Kondziolka, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, USA

Q&A

Panel Discussion

SPINE TUMORS

Session Chair: Yoshiya Yamada

Management News for Patients with Spinal Metastasis

Yoshiya Yamada, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, USA

Clinical and Technical Considerations for Post-Operative SBRT - An Emerging Paradigm Shift

Arjun Sahgal, MD, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto , Canada

Patterns of Failure and SRS Planning Volume Considerations for Patients with Metastatic Sarcoma

Amol Ghia, MD, MD Anderson, Houston, USA

Starting a Radiosurgery Program Utilizing Elements Spine SRS

Filippo Alongi, MD, Ospedale Sacro Cuore, Negrar, Italy

E-Poster Winner Presentation

Q&A Panel Discussion

FUNCTIONAL RADIOSURGERY

Session Chair: Antonio De Salles

Management News for Patients with Functional Disorders

Antonio De Salles, MD, PhD, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA

The Increasing Role of FiberTracking in Functional Neurosurgery Planning

TBD

Methods to Improve Target Delineation and Reduce Intra and Inter User Variability for Essential Tremor Treatments

TBD

The Role of MRI Distortion Correction in Preventing Weak Response for Trigeminal Neuralgia Patients

TBD

Expanding Novalis Radiosurgery Applications for Functional Indications

Michael Dally, MD, Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

E-Poster Winner Presentation

Q&A

Panel Discussion

Break (15min)

ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS

Session Chair: Reinhard Wurm

Management News for Patients with AVMs

Reinhard Wurm, MD, Klinikum Frankfurt Oder, Germany

The Role of Focal Therapy for ARUBA-Eligible Patients

Howard Riina, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, USA

AVM Nidus Definition via Planar DSA Co-Registration with MRI-based Maximum Intensity Projections

Mohsen Javadpour, MD, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Hypo-Fractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery Management of Large Arteriovenous Malformations

Jan Boström, MD, University Hospital of Bonn (UKB), Bonn, Germany

E-Poster Winner Presentation

Q&A

Panel Discussion

PARALLEL PHYSICS SESSION

Session Chair: Timothy Solberg

Complex Multifocal Planning and IGRS Requirements

Manuel Todorovic, PhD, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Hamburg, Germany

Effects of MRI Distortions for Target Definitions in Functional Treatments

Thierry Gevaert, PhD, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Dosimetric Comparison of Elements Multiple Brain Mets SRS to Gamma Plan

TBD

Dosimetric Comparison of Elements Multiple Brain Mets SRS to Multi Plan

Marie-Claude Biston, PhD, Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon, France

MLC Leakage Analysis for Quality Assurance for Elements Multiple Brain Mets SRS

Charles Geraghty, MSc, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Maryland, USA

Break (15min)

Dosimetric Evaluation of Elements Spine SRS

Nikos Papanikolaou, PhD, University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, USA

Clinical Implementation and Quality Assurance for Elements Spine SRS

Daniel Venencia, PhD, Instituto Zunino, Cordoba, Argentina

ExacTrac Frameless Radiosurgery Clinical Validation for Functional Radiosurgery Patients

Thierry Gevaert, PhD, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Frameless Radiosurgery Accuracy for Elekta Configurations

Philipp Freislederer, Dipl.-Ing., University Hospital of Munich, Klinikum Großhadern, Germany

The Means for Radiosurgery Quality Management: Novalis Certified

Timothy Solberg, PhD, UCSF, San Francisco, USA

General Discussion

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Supported by an educational grant from: Brainlab AG

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