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Accelerating the Value of Proton Therapy for Patients: Lessons from the Pioneers and Emerging Best Practices

Program

Monday, March 6

11:00am – 12:45pm Board Meeting/Luncheon (Invite only)
 Theme: Developing a Proton Therapy Center
12:00PM – 5:00PM Registration
1:00PM – 1:05PM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Todd Ketch, National Association for Proton Therapy
Abram Gordon, National Association for Proton Therapy
1:00pm – 1:30pm The Evolution of Proton Therapy
Niek Schreuder, M Sc DABR, Vice President & Chief Medical Physicist, ProVision Healthcare
1:30pm – 2:15pm Planning Issues for the Developing Proton Therapy Center
Moderator: John Jessen, AIA, NCARB, Managing Principal, Stantec
Lynda Mischel, Mischel & Associates
Paula Williams, AIA, Principal, Stantec
Cynthia Keppel, PhD, Partner, K&N Physics Consulting and CTO, Providence Proton Therapy
2:15pm – 3:00pm Purchase Agreements: Things to Consider
Scott D. Patterson, JD, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP
3:00pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15PM – 4:00PM Funding Approaches for Proton Therapy Centers
Moderator: Abram Gordon, Executive Director, Cincinnati Children’s Proton Therapy Center
Chris Chandler, MBA, MHS, CEO, Proton International
Ernest R. Bates, Vice President, American Shared Hospital Services
Steve E. Hicks, Chairman & CEO, Provident Resources Group
4:00pm – 4:45pm Now That You Have Purchased, What Do You Need to Know?
James DeFilippi, Principal, DeFilippi Consulting LLC
5:00pm – 6:00pm NAPT General Membership Meeting (open to technology partners)
6:00pm – 8:30Pm Dinner and Tour of UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health

Tuesday, March 7

 Theme: Coverage & Reimbursement
7:00am – 4:30pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:00am – 5:00pm Registration
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
7:00AM – 8:00AM Insurance Coverage and Appeals Committee Meeting
8:00AM – 8:15AM Conference Welcome
Todd Ketch, Executive Director, National Association for Proton Therapy
Scott Warwick, Board Chair, National Association for Proton Therapy
8:15am – 9:00am Opening Keynote – The Development and Evolution of NCCN Guidelines
Robert W. Carlson, MD, CEO, National Comprehensive Cancer Network
9:00am – 9:30am Advanced Cancer Care: the Employer’s Perspective
Steven J. Frank, MD, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Deputy Department Chair, Strategic Programs, Proton Center Medical Director, The UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
9:30AM – 10:00AM UK National Health Service and Proton Therapy Coverage
David Gibson, Senior Associate, Kennedys Law LLP
Hamid Yunis, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery UK LLP
10:00am – 10:15am Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:15am – 11:00am Update on Proton Therapy Reimbursement
Jason Caron, JD, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
Deborah Godes, Senior Director, McDermott+ Consulting
11:00am – 12:00pm Alternative Payment Models for Radiation Therapy
Moderator: Phillip M. Duffin, Program Director, Oncology & Business Development, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
Anne Hubbard, Director of Health Policy, American Society for Radiation Oncology
Sameer Keole, MD, Lead Proton Physician, Mayo Clinic, Arizona Campus
12:15pm – 1:15pm IBA Symposia Luncheon
How UFHPTI Accelerates the Value of Proton Therapy
Not sponsored by NAPT
Speaker: Nancy Price Mendenhall, MD
1:30pm – 2:30pm Strategies for Engaging Health Insurance on Proton Therapy Coverage
Jeffrey Bradley, MD, Medical Director, S. Lee Kling Center for Proton Therapy
William F. Regine, MD, FACR, FACRO, Isadore and Fannie Schneider Foxman Chair and Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Executive Director, Maryland Proton Treatment Center
2:30pm – 3:00pm Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:00pm – 4:00pm What’s Working and What Isn’t with Reimbursement Strategies
Moderator: Jason Caron, JD, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
Danielle M. Hoffman, BS, Director of Revenue Cycle & Payer Initiatives, Department of Radiation Oncology, Penn Medicine
Ron DiGiaimo, MBA, FACHE, President & CEO, Revenue Cycle Inc
Joy Godby, BBA, ROCC, Associate Director for Radiation Oncology Department, Revenue Cycle, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Matthew Palmer, MBA, CMD, COO, The MDACC Proton Therapy Center
4:00pm – 4:30pm Staffing Coverage and Appeals: Project Update
Matthew Palmer, MBA, CMD, COO, The MDACC Proton Therapy Center
5:00pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception

Wednesday, March 8

 Theme: Excellence in Operations
7:00am – 5:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:00am – 5:00pm Registration
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:30am Keynote – Patient Perspective
Ron Nelson, Prostate cancer survivor; author; blogger, The After Proton Blog
8:30am – 9:30am Strategies for Engaging Health Providers
Moderator: Fern Nibauer-Cohen, Director, Patient Engagement & Business Development, Department of Radiation Oncology, Penn Medicine
Toni Donovan, Senior Director of Marketing, Cancer & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Patti Ryno, Physician Liaison, Mayo Clinic
Gina Esau, MBA, Director, Marketing & Business Development, ProCure Proton Therapy Center
9:30am – 10:15am Evolving Vendor Relationships for Maturing Proton Therapy Centers
Scott D. Patterson, JD, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP
10:15am – 10:45am Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:45am – 12:15am Best Practices in Proton Therapy Staffing Models
Moderator: Jennifer Maggiore, LCSW, OSW-C, Patient Services Director, Ackerman Cancer Center
Zuofeng Li, DSc, Physics Director, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute
Mark Pankuch, PhD, Director of Medical Physics, CDH Proton Center
Anthony Mascia, Director, Medical Physics, Cincinnati Children’s/UC Health Proton Therapy Center
Robert Tokarz, MS, DABR, Chief Medical Physicist, Ackerman Cancer Center
Matthew Palmer, MBA, CMD, COO, The MDACC Proton Therapy Center
Angela Corbett, Director, NM Chicago Proton Center
12:30pm – 1:45pm Awards Luncheon
2:00pm – 2:30pm Keynote – Patient Perspective
Tom Garrett, Lead Vocalist, The Classics IV
2:30pm – 3:30pm Patient Centered Programs
Moderator: Yoly Magana, RN, MBA, Director Clinical Operations, Radiation Medicine, James M. Slater, MD Proton Treatment and Research Center at Loma Linda University Health
Jill Rosenberg, Director of Program Development, University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology
Fern Nibauer-Cohen, Director, Patient Engagement & Business Development, Department of Radiation Oncology, Penn Medicine
Elizabeth Jean Vanzo, Director, Patient Care Development, Provision Proton Therapy Center
Kimberly E. Todd, CCLS, Child Life Specialist, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute
3:30pm – 4:00pm Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:00pm – 5:00pm Digital Marketing Campaigns
Moderator: Vickie L. Miller, RN, MN, MBA, Operations Administrator, Mayo Clinic
Toni Donovan, Senior Director of Marketing, Cancer & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Taryn Offenbacher, Communications Specialist, Social & Digital Innovation, Mayo Clinic
Missi Hoch, Associate Director of Program Development, University of Maryland Department of Radiation Oncology
Christopher Girardi, VP of Campaign Center, Evariant
5:00pm – 7:00pm Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, March 9

 Theme: Proton Therapy in 2021
8:00am – 12:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:00am – 12:00pm Registration
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:30am Proton Accelerators of the Future
Jay Flanz, PhD, Technical Director, Burr Proton Therapy Center, Assoc. Prof., Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
8:30am – 9:00am Clinical Treatments in 2021
Andrew K. Lee, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Texas Center for Proton Therapy
9:00AM – 9:30AM Proton Biology in 2021
Michael Story, PhD, Professor, David M. Pistenmaa, MD, PhD, Distinguished Chair in Radiation Oncology, Vice-Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Chief, Division of Molecular Radiation Biology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
9:30AM – 9:45AM Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
9:45am – 10:30am Physics in 2021
Moderator: Leonard Arzt, National Association for Proton Therapy
Martin Bues, PhD, Lead Proton Physicist, Mayo Clinic, Arizona
Anthony Mascia, Director, Medical Physics, Cincinnati Children’s/UC Health Proton Therapy Center
Niek Schreuder, M Sc DABR, Vice President & Chief Medical Physicist, ProVision Healthcare
10:30am – 11:00am Group Discussion with the Morning’s Panelists
11:00am – 11:15am Final Remarks & Program Closing
Todd Ketch, National Association for Proton Therapy
Scott Warwick, National Association for Proton Therapy

*This preliminary program is subject to change