2016 Scientific Meeting


New to the 2016 SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting, the RSS in collaboration with the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists (AAMD) is launching The SBRT Prostate Dose Plan Study
. Meeting attendees are now able to download a prostate CT dataset and pre-defined anatomical structures, clearly defined dose-volume goals and plan metrics, and submit planned cases to be objectively reviewed and objectively scored based on plan metrics created by a panel of experts. numbers are!

I strongly encourage every Radiosurgery Society member to participate in this study, as this exercise will study the ability of various planners and treatment planning systems to achieve dosimetric goals,” Mary Ellen Masterson-McGary, Medical Physicist and Study Plan Expert Panelist.

A full summary of population results (analyzed in many different ways) will be presented at the SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting, Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL. Meeting attendees who score exceptionally well will be asked to share their plan and tips and tricks used to achieve a high quality plan at the meeting.

Deadline to submit your plan is Sunday, May 15th.


The PQIS is an interactive forum allowing the review of complex patient cases, encouraging the audience of medical professionals to interact, share experiences and opinions.


Think back to the days of M&M; following the traditional format of past PQIS. Submissions include interesting and/or challenging case studies that are reviewed and chosen by a team of SRS/SBRT experts. This session is limited to medical professionals.



The numbers are! Depending upon your specialty, the maximum number of credits/awards ranges from 17 - 22

Click on over to the event site for more complete details.

Visit the event website for the full Agenda.

Thursday, June 16

Clinical and Physics Oral Presentations
  • SRS for CNS/Spine
  • SABR/SBRT for Thoracic Malignancies
  • SABR/SBRT for Gastrointestinal Lesions
  • SBRT for Genitourinary Tumors
  • Emerging Technology & Clinical Applications
Physics Session: Dosimetry
  • Introducing the Dosimetry Plan Library and Future Directions
  • Dosimetry Metrics associated with a Good SRS/SABR/SBRT Plan
  • SRS/SBRT/SABR Plan Margins: Review of Contemporary Practice
  • SRS/SBRT/SABR Contouring: Pitfalls and Consequences
Friday, June 17

Bridging the Gap Between Immunotherapy & Hypo-Fractionated Radiation Therapy, a joint session with the National Institutes of Health, Society of Immunotherapy of Cancer, Radiation Research Society

Showdown Debates:
  • Ablative vs Non Ablative Radiation for Abscopal Effects
  • Pre-Resection vs Post-Resection SRS for Brain Metastases
  • SABR vs Surgery for Operable Stage I Lung Cancer
  • Hypo-fractionation SBRT vs Single Dose for Prostate Cancer
SRS/SABR/SBRT Practice Guidelines

Residents’ BEST Abstract Awards – presented by BEST Medical

Saturday, June 18

Performance and Quality Improvement Session (PQIS)

SBRT Prostate Dose Plan Study

SRS/SBRT for Re-irradiation: Indications, Safety and Efficacy (RISE)
  • Re-irradiation of Intracranial and Spine Lesions
  • Re-irradiation of Head & Neck Tumors
  • Re-irradiation of Recurrent Breast Cancer
  • Radiobiology & Physics of Radiosurgery in Re-irradiation
Radiation Therapist Breakout Session

Current Clinical Trials
  • Is Surgery Still Optimal for Stage I Non Small Cell Lung Cancer: The VALOR Trial
  • NCI-Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice: MATCH Trial
  • SBRT for Pancreatic Tumors

the Radiosurgery Society®

Initial Clinical Experience utilizing Automatic Brain Metastases Planning (ABMP) Element
Presented by: Wenyin Shi, MD, PhD and Haisong Liu, PhD - Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
9:00am PT / Noon ET

More details & registration link can be found here.


SRS for Multiple Brain Metastases
Presented by: Jonathan Knisely MD - North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY and Stephanie Weiss, MD - Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Moderated by: Lia M. Halasz, MD - University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Thursday, June 2, 2016
9:00am PT / Noon ET

More details & registration link can be found here.

Other webinars in the works include:

Strategies to Guide Safe Delivery of Liver SBRT
Presented by: Michael Lock, MD – London Regional Cancer Program, University of Western Ontario, Canada and Tracey Schefter, MD - University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Emerging Technology in CyberKnife SRS/SBRT and Its Quality Assurance
Presented by: Lei Wang, PhD – Stanford University Medical Center, CA


RSSearch Patient Registry article recognized as “2015 Top Articles” in Radiation Oncology by Biomed Central. “Stereotactic body radiotherapy for centrally located early-stage non-small cell lung cancer or lung metastases from the RSSearch® patient registry” - read it here.


NEW for RSS Members, the Dosimetry Plan Library allows users to download, practice, compare and learn tips and tricks for treatment planning SRS/SBRT cases. Login and visit the Dosimetry Plan Library page found under the Physics Section tab.


CyberHeart is proud to collaborate with Cureus on the first publishing competition of its kind: Advanced Retrospective Studies for the Investigational Use of Non-invasive Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Cardiac Arrhythmia and Other Cardiovascular Conditions To have your article published on the RSS channel be sure to select us when you submit. Deadline to submit is June 1, 2016 - click here for more details.


Read the latest article from the RSSearch Patient Registry “Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer” - read it here.

Publish your SRS/SBRT research, review articles and treatment planning studies on Cureus under the RSS Channel. Benefits of publishing on the RSS Channel on Cureus include:

  • Online, open access medical journal
  • Cross-disciplinary providing exposure to thousands of medical professionals
  • No publishing fees
  • No subscription fees
  • Articles published via Cureus are indexed on PubMed Central and Google Scholar
Visit the Radiosurgery Society channel on Cureus here.
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