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Meet the 9th Annual PTCOG-NA Conference invited speakers:
Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, USA
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkley, USA
Eleanor A. Blakely is a retired Senior Staff Biophysicist with a 47-year professional career at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory conducting molecular, cellular and animal radiobiological research directed at studying the basic mechanisms of radiation responses, with an emphasis on charged particle radiation effects. She currently is an Adjunct Research Professor in both the Departments of Basic Sciences, and of Radiation Medicine at Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA. Dr. Blakely is the recipient of several awards including the 20th Gray Medal of the ICRU in 2019, a Fellow of both the AAAS and the Radiation Research Society, and a Distinguished Emeritus Member of the NCRP.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
Dr. Grosshans is a Professor in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Experimental Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Clinically, as a radiation oncologist, he treats adult and pediatric patients requiring proton therapy. He is a physician scientist and devotes a significant amount of time to research. He has a special expertise, both research and clinical, in particle therapy including the use of multi-field optimized intensity modulated proton therapy (IMPT). His groups ongoing bench research includes investigations of biologic effect variability in proton and carbon ion therapy, including differential DNA damage as a function of physical factors, as well as radiation effects on non-replicative cell types including neurons. He has extensive experience in both in vitro and in vivo radiation biologic effect models and has numerous ongoing collaborations with faculty in radiation physics, neuro-immunology as well as neuroscience investigators at Baylor and Texas Childrens Hospital.
American Society for Radiation Oncology, Washington, USA
Anne Hubbard is the Director of Health Policy for the American Society for Radiation Oncology. As Director of Health Policy, Ms. Hubbard leads efforts to inform Medicare and private payer of policies that impact the practice of radiation oncology. This includes oversight of the CPT and RUC process, coding and coverage policies, as well as the development of an Alternative Payment Model for Radiation Oncology. Prior to joining ASTRO in 2014, she spent four years with the Maryland Hospital Association where she was involved with the renewal of Maryland’s All Payer Medicare Waiver. Ms. Hubbard has also worked for the State of Maryland as the Director of Governmental Affairs for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She has a BA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Loyola University Maryland.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center - Proton Therapy Center, Seattle, USA
I completed my MD/PhD at Weill Cornell Medical School in New York City. I stayed at Cornell and completed my residency in radiation oncology. I then joined the faculty at University of Washington and have been here ever since. I am currently an Assistant Professor, as well as the Medical Director for the FHCC-Northwest Hospital site and residency site director at the FHCC Proton Therapy Center. My primary focus is genitourinary cancers, but I also treat ocular melanoma patients with both plaque brachytherapy and proton therapy.
New York Proton Center, NY, USA
Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, USA
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
University of Washington, Seattle, USA
University of Washington, Seattle, USA
National Association for Proton Therapy, Jacksonville, USA
University Hospitals Cleveland and UH Proton Center, Cleveland, USA
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
National Atomic Energy Commission, Buenos Aires, Argentina
University of Washington School of Medicine, WA, USA
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
University of Washington’s School of Medicine, Seattle, USA