The 54th Annual Research Seminar Will Be February 23, 2024

Register for the 54th annual Research SeminarThe 54th Annual Radiation Oncology Research Seminar will take place Friday, February 23, 2024 , 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the beautiful Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida.

Our seminar is currently full and is not accepting any additional registration requests at this time. 

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Meet our sponsorsKeynote Speaker

Keynote speaker will be Steven J. Frank, MD, Bessie McGoldrick Professor in Clinical Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Frank is the Executive Director of the Particle Therapy Institute and Deputy Head of Strategy for the Division of Radiation Oncology.

Seminar Overview

The one-day seminar will feature two concurrent programs: the Radiation Therapists’ and Oncology Nursing Seminar and the Radiation Oncology Research Seminar. Presentations will feature clinical research by UF faculty, staff, and residents in the treatment of head and neck cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, gynecological cancer, and pediatric cancer.

The event will also offer a special multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Panel Discussion on “HPV positive oropharyngeal cancer: The impact of NavDx, state of data, current and future diagnoses, and treatment approaches” with renowned experts Steven J. Frank, MD; William Mendenhall, MD; Peter T Dziegielewski, MD, FRCSC, FACS; Glenn J. Hanna, MD: Robert Amdur, MD; and Mihir R. Patel, MD.

View our seminar agendas here.

Breakfast and lunch for all attendees will be included. A recreational outing in conjunction with the seminar is also planned for Saturday, February 24, 2024.

Our annual Research Seminar is an important venue that allows participants to define optimal treatment approaches, produce the best plans, employ first-rate techniques, provide healing experiences for our patients, assess outcomes, and develop new treatment approaches, providing invaluable information to faculty and residents from several educational institutions as well as professionals in private practice.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe techniques and results of treatment of head and neck cancers, pediatric cancers, lung cancer, breast cancer, and other tumors at the University of Florida Department of Radiation Oncology and the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute.
  2. Explain treatment methods to manage treatment side effects and reduce the occurrence of treatment complications.
  3. Recognize and interpret the success radiation oncologists are experiencing with definitive and adjuvant radiation therapy techniques.

Accreditation and Credit Statements

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Statement:
Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, Inc. is a Florida Board of Nursing and Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling approved provider of continuing education. CE Broker Provider ID #50-1922. This program meets the requirements for up to 7.5 contact hours.

Suwannee River Area Health Education Center

Credit Statement:
Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for a maximum of 9 Category A continuing education credit hours.

Credit Statement:
Approved by the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Bureau of Radiation Control for a maximum of 7.5 continuing education credit hours.

Credit Statement:
Approved by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) for a maximum of 7.5 continuing education credit hours.

More Information

For more information, contact Kathryn Hitchcock, MD, PhD, seminar planning committee co-leader, or Liza Grammel.

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