In-person agenda

In-Person Agenda

Thursday, June 9, 2022

*All times, EDT

SGRT IN ACTION (Optional Hands-on Workshop Stream for Those New to SGRT)

7:30am – 8:30am

SGRT IN ACTION Registration & Breakfast

8:30am – 11am

  • SGRT: Discovering the Potential of SGRT
  • SIM: Contactless DIBH Coaching, Breath Hold and 4DCT Acquisition, and Pre-Treatment Considerations
  • Bore-Based SGRT: Demo

Main Event Streams

11am – 12pm

Registration / Lunch

12pm – 12:10pm

General Session: Welcome

12:10pm – 12:45pm

Keynote: Future of Motion Management: Advanced Applications of SGRT

Mike Tallhamer

Michael Tallhamer, DABR
Chief of Medical Physics, Centura Health, Denver CO

12:45pm – 1:15pm

Feasibility Study: Bore-based Real-Time Surface Monitoring System

Grace Kim

Grace Gwe-Ya Kim, PhD, FAAPM
Assistant Vice Chair, Clinical Physics Operations, University of California San Diego, CA

1:15pm – 1:45pm

SGRT Use in Cardiac Ablation Treatments

Vania Batista

Vania Batista, Dr.
Medical Physicist, Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany

1:45pm – 2:15pm


Stream 1:

Experienced Users:
Taking SGRT to the Next Level

Stream 2:

New Users:
Foundations of SGRT

2:15pm – 2:45pm

SGRT for SRS Treatments: Experience, Benefits, and Workflow

David ParkDavid Park, MS, MBA, DABR
Medical Physicist, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Chicago IL

2:15pm – 2:45pm

SGRT: Our First 100 Days

Mary Hickey

Mary Hickey
Operations Manager, Bon Secours Radiotherapy in partnership with UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre, Cork, Ireland

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Effectiveness of SGRT to Reduce the Rate of Repeat CBCTs for Prostate Patients

Ashley TowersAshley Towers, RT(T), Radiation Oncology Supervisor, Wake Forest Baptist Health, High Point NC

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Foundations of SGRT: Getting started

Ellen HeronEllen Herron, BSRT(T)
Senior Radiation Therapist, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Atlanta GA

3:15pm – 3:45pm

SGRT for DIBH Breast Treatments: Benefits & Optimal Workflow

Eva Suarez

Eva Suarez, MD
Radiation Oncologist, Staff Physician, Cleveland Clinic, Weston FL

3:15pm – 3:45pm

DIBH 101:

Emmy WellsEmmy Wells, RT(R)(T)
Lead Radiation Therapist, SCL Health Cancer Centers of Montana, Billings MT

3:45pm – 4:15pm


4:15pm – 4:45pm

SGRT Benefits for Pediatric Cases

Alisha ChelbikAlisha Chlebik, BSRT(T)
Radiation Therapist, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, CA

4:15pm – 4:45pm

SGRT Experience with SRS/SBRT Treatments

Swetha OddirajuSwetha Oddiraju, PhD
Associate Director of Medical Physics, Baylor Scott & White Health, Round Rock TX

4:45pm – 5:15pm

Integrating SGRT for Use in Difficult Clinical Cases

Thu FloresThu Flores, BSRT(T)(R)
Clinical Radiation Therapy Supervisor, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX

4:45pm – 5:15pm

Innovating Within the Clinic: SGRT for SIM

Mike TallhamerMichael Tallhamer, DABR
Chief of Medical Physics, Centura Health, Denver CO


End of Day 1


Evening reception at “Top of the Gate” in the Watergate Hotel

Top of the Gate

Friday, June 10, 2022

*All times, EDT

8am – 9am

Registration & Breakfast

Stream 1:

Medical Physics Track

Stream 2:

Radiation Therapist Track

9am – 9:30am

Enhancing Patient Experience: A Multi-Treatment Site Transition

David ParsonsDavid Parsons, PhD
Associate Director of Medical Physics Residency Program, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas TX

9am – 9:30am

The Role of SGRT in Error Detection in a Regional Radiation Therapy Practice

Laura MessengerLaura Messenger, BSRT(T)
Radiation Therapist, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, High Point Medical Center, High Point NC

9:30am – 10am

A Step by Step Guide to QA and Commissioning

Cory Dallas, MS, DABR
Medical Physicist, M Health Fairview, Minneapolis, MN

9:30am – 10am

Change Management: Getting the Whole Team Onboard with SGRT

Sarah CarrollSarah Carroll, BSRT(R)(T)
Radiation Therapist Supervisor, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix AZ

10am – 10:30am

Guideline Review: AAPM TG302 Surface Guided Radiotherapy

Hanial Al-HallaqHania Al-Hallaq, PhD, DABR, FAAPM
Associate Professor, Dept of Radiation and Cellular Oncology, University of Chicago Medicine, IL

10am – 10:30am

Tattoo-less: The Thought, the Transition and Transformation

Lauren WadellaLauren Wadella,  RT(T)
Lead Radiation Therapist, SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center, Golden CO

10:30am – 11am

Using SGRT to QA Your Couch

Paul JursinicPaul Jursinic, PhD
Medical Physicist, West Michigan Cancer Center, Kalamazoo MI

10:30am – 11am

Large Network Approach: Streamlining Workflows and Increasing Efficiency

Kira LeeKira-Lee Oliver
Director, Service of the Future, GenesisCare, East FL

11am – 12pm


12pm – 12:30pm

Standardizing Quality and Safety Across a Large Clinical Network

Dan BaileyDaniel Bailey, PhD
Head of Physics, Sarah Cannon, Atlanta GA

12:30pm – 1pm

Cherenkov Imaging: Monitoring Dose Delivery in Real Time

Brian PogueBrian Pogue, PhD, MSc
Professor & Chair, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

1pm – 1:30pm

Administrator Perspective: Evaluating Different SGRT Systems

Kham Nguyen, MBA, CMD, RT(T)
Administrative Director, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX

1:30pm – 2pm

Surface Guided Clearance Mapping: See More, Do More and Achieve More

Ke ShengKe Sheng, PhD
Professor of Radiation Oncology and Vice Chair, Physics Research, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA


Meeting close

*This agenda is subject to change depending on speaker availability.