UCSF Radiation Oncology Update: Patient-Centered Radiation Oncology 2023

2023 Radiation Oncology
April 14 - 15, 2023
The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Course# MRO23021

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Friday - Saturday
April 14  - 15, 2023

The Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Course# MRO23021

COVID-19 Guidelines

Registration Fees

$750.00 Physicians

$600.00 Allied Health Professionals

$325.00 Residents/Fellows

$375.00 Former UCSF Trainees

Cancellations received in writing before April 13, 2023 will be refunded, less a $150 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected]



This year’s course theme is patient-centered care. Despite ever-advancing technology, patients remain at the center of everything we do. This year’s course will feature discussions that focus on how novel technologies such as IMRT, SBRT, and other advanced technical – and imaging-based planning and treatment approaches can benefit patients. We will discuss state-of-the-art radiotherapy treatment planning approaches in concordance with major guidelines and the most recent scientific evidence, with an emphasis on how their application can be applied to patients and how they can be used in shared decision making with patients. There will also be discussions of quality-of-life-oriented approaches which may enhance a course of radiation-based care. These include integrative medicine, supportive care, and patient-reported outcomes and interventions. As usual, this course offers numerous practical case-based review sessions allowing for self-assessment and interaction with expert panelists.



At the end of this activity, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe molecular, immunologic, and imaging-based stratification of brain tumors.
  • Employ the major classes of radiation therapy techniques in treating prostate cancer.
  • Describe local therapy management principles and techniques for liver tumors.
  • Name 3 major techniques that can be used in designing a course of breast radiation therapy.
  • Describe 3 major types of of integrative medicine and how they relate to radiation oncology.
  • Name 3 ways to make quality-of-life assessments more meaningful in breast and head and neck cancer patients.
  • Name 3 ways molecular characterization is affecting diagnosis, management, and surveillance of head and neck cancer patients.
  • Cite 3 major new findings related to eligibility for SBRT and systemic therapies in lung cancer patients.


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

1 ABR SA-CME credit will be offered for each case-base learning session for a total of 5.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

ASRT and MDCB credits will be offered.


Course Outline

FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2023
7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast  
BRAIN TUMORS   Chair: Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD
8:00 Welcome and Course Overview Sue Yom, MD, PhD, MAS
8:05 Current Radiosurgical Approaches for Brain Metastases Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD
8:25 Radiotherapy in Multidisciplinary Management of Primary and Metastatic Spine Tumors Lauren Boreta, MD
8:45 Precision-based Therapy for Patients with Meningioma David Raleigh, MD, PhD
9:05 Integrative and Functional Medicine Approaches for the Management of Primary Brain Tumors Shannon Fogh, MD
9:25 CNS Case-based Learning: Self-assessment Session Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD; Nam Woo Choo, MD; Shannon Fogh, MD; David Raleigh, MD, PhD; Lauren Boreta, MD
10:25 Coffee Break  
10:45 The Phillips Lecture Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD, MBA
11:30 Integrative Cancer Care for Patients Kavita Mishra, MD, MPH
11:50 Quality of Life in Cancer Decision Making and Research Jolie Ringash, MD, MSc
12:25 PM Optional: Lunch Hour with Resident Presentations Chair: Sumi Sinha
1:25 Bladder Cancer Radiotherapy: Preserving Quality of Life Anthony Wong, MD, PhD
1:45 Opportunities for Artificial Intelligence in the Care of Genitourinary Malignancies Julian Hong, MD, MS
2:05 Current Applications of HDR Prostate Brachytherapy I-Chow (Joe) Hsu, MD
2:25 The Art of Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Prostate Cancer Mack Roach III, MD
2:45 Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy for Renal Cell Carcinoma Osama Mohamad, MD, PhD
3:05 Coffee Break  
3:25 GU Case-based Learning: Self-assessment Session Osama Mohamad, MD; William Chen, MD; Anthony Wong, MD; Julian Hong, MD; Joe Hsu, MD; Mack Roach III, MD
4:25 Local Therapies for Liver Tumors Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD
4:45 Liver SBRT Technical Considerations (including IGRT, Image Registration, and Motion Management) Emily Hirata, MD
5:05 Update on Surgical Management of Liver Tumors Carlos Corvera, MD, FACS
5:25 Gastrointestinal Case-based Learning: Self-assessment Session Mekhail Anwar, MD; Emily Hirata, MD; Carlos Corvera, MD
6:00 PM Adjourn  
7:00 AM Continental Breakfast  
BREAST CANCER Chair: Nicolas Prionas, MD, PhD
8:00 Course Announcements Sue Yom, MD, PhD, MAS
8:05 Radiotherapy and Its Omission in the Treatment of Early Stage Breast Cancer Catherine Park, MD
8:25 Modern Image-guided Partial Breast Irradiation Nicholas Prionas, MD, PhD
8:45 Patient Reported Outcomes in Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Sara Alcorn, MD, PhD, MPH
9:10 Personalized Skin Care during Breast Radiotherapy Florence Yuen, NP
9:30 Breast Case-based Learning: Self-assessment Session Lisa Singer, MD; Lisa Ni, MD;  Catherine Park, MD;  Nicholas Prionas, MD; Sara Alcorn, MD; Florence Yuen, NP
10:30 Coffee Break  
10:50 Emerging Role of Blood Biomarkers in Cancer Diagnosis and Surveillance and Treatment Planning Consensus Scott Bratman, MD, PhD
11:30 Guidelines for Head and Neck and Skin Cancers In 2023       Jason Chan, MD
11:55 NRG Oncology Clinical Trials Update: Major Themes in Head and Neck Cancer Sue Yom, MD, PhD, MAS
12:15 PM Decision Making in Larynx Cancer Chase Heaton, MD
12:35 Optional: Lunch Hour with Resident Presentations Chair: Sumi Sinha
1:35 HN Case-based Learning: Self-assessment Session Jason Chan, MD; Ben Li, MD;  Sue Yom, MD;  Jolie Ringash, MD;  Chase Heaton, MD; Scott Bratman, MD
2:35 Management of Stage 3 Lung Cancer: ASCO Guidelines and How They Apply to Patients Megan Daly, MD
2:55 SBRT in Operable Patients: Where are We with the Data and What Should Patients Know? Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH
3:20 Interventional Pulmonology: Emerging Role in Minimally Invasive Molecular Diagnostics Yaron Gesthalter, MD
3:40 Peri-operative Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapies: Opportunities to Improve Outcomes Matthew Gubens, MD
4:00 Thoracic Case-based Learning: Self-assessment Session Sue Yom, MD; Katherine Chen, MD; Megan Daly, MD; Drew Moghanaki, MD; Matthew Gubens, MD; Yaron Gesthalter, MD
5:00 Adjourn  
5:00- 6:30 PM Reception for All Attendees and Exhibitors  


Course Chairs

Sue Yom, MD, PhD, MAS
Professor and Conference Chair

Catherine Park, MD
Professor and Department Chair


Conference Manager

Alan Taniguchi, MS


UCSF Course Faculty

Mekhail Anwar, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Lauren Boreta, MD
Assistant Professor

Steve Braunstein, MD, PhD
Associate Professor

Jason Chan, MD
Assistant Professor

Katherine Chen, MD
Clinical Resident

William Chen, MD
Clinical Resident

Jessica Chew, MD
Clinical Instructor

Nam Woo Cho, MD, PhD
Clinical Instructor

Carlos Corvera, MD, FACS
Professor Department of Surgery

Shannon Fogh, MD
Associate Professor

Yaron Gesthalter, MD
Assistant Professor Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Department of Medicine

Matthew Gubens, MD
Associate Professor Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Medicine

Chase Heaton, MD
Associate Professor Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Emily Hirata, PhD
Associate Professor

I-Chow (Joe) Hsu, MD

Julian Hong, MD, MS
Assistant Professor

Benjamin Li, MD
Clinical Resident

Kavita Mishra, MD, MPH

Osama Mohamad, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Lisa Ni, MD
Clinical Resident

David Raleigh, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Mack Roach III, MD

Nicolas Prionas, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Lisa Singer, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Sumi Sinha, MD
Clinical Instructor

Anthony Wong, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Florence Yuen, MSN, AOCNP, CWCN-AP
Nurse Practitioner

Visiting Faculty

Sara Alcorn, MD, PhD, MPH
Clinical Director Department of Radiation Oncology Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

Scott Bratman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Radiation Oncology University of Toronto Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Megan Daly, MD
Associate Professor Radiation Oncology
UC Davis Health

Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD, MBA
Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology Willem and Corrie Hees Family Professor, Brigham and Women/ Dana-Farber Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School

Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH
Professor and Chief of Thoracic Oncology Services UCLA Radiation Oncology

Jolie Ringash, MD, MSc
Professor Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Toronto Princess Margaret Cancer Centre


Travel & Lodging

The Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco CA
Hotel Phone: (415) 512-1111 / Reservations: (415) 512-1111
Ask for UCSF Radiation Oncology Course Rate or make reservations via link below.

Rates: $285
Cutoff Date: March 23, 2023



Exhibit Fee:  $2,000 & $5,000
Email Contact for Exhibits  [email protected]

Exhibit Description

The exhibit fee includes a 6’ x 30” tabletop, (2) representative attendees/exhibitors, (1) copy of the course syllabus.

Exhibit Hours

(subject to updating)

Friday 4/14/23    
7:30- 8:00 AM    Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area
10:25- 10:45 AM    Break in Exhibit Area
 2:30- 2:40 PM    Break in Exhibit Area

Saturday 4/15/23    
7:30- 8:00 AM    Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Area
5:00- 6:15 AM    Reception