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July 18 - 21, 2002
Intravascular Brachytherapy and
Fluoroscopically-Guided Interventions
Program Information
Program Summary

The Montreal Summer School will bring diagnostic and therapeutic medical physicists together in the shared arena of the interventional fluoroscopy suite with emphasis on the conduct of interventional radiology procedures and intravascular brachytherapy. Lectures on topics of joint interest comprise one-third of the curriculum. Parallel tracks present more specialized topics. Programming allows ‘track hopping’ for attendees broadly interested in areas such as; quality assurance, safety, and regulatory matters.

Fluoroscopically-guided interventions represent a rapidly growing subset of minimally-invasive surgery. These procedures offer patients a wide variety of benefits in comparison to alternative therapies. The overall educational goal of the Interventional Fluoroscopy Track is to provide the attendee with the basic information needed to be an effective consultant and colleague and to contribute to improved delivery of care.

Brachytherapy for the management of vascular restenosis has emerged as an important therapeutic modality. Population demographics suggest that the incidence of restenosis will increase in the next decades. Many of these procedures are performed in the interventional fluoroscopy suite. The overall educational goal of the Vascular Brachytherapy Track is to provide the attendee with the background needed to initiate a program and participate in the clinical team delivering treatment.

Continuing Education

The Summer School has applied to CAMPEP for approximately 18 hours of Medical Physics Continuing Education Credits. Credits will be awarded to medical physicists who participate in the program and submit the required documentation to the Program Directors.

Program Directors

Stephen Balter, Ph.D.
Lenox Hill Hospital
Rosanna Chan, Ph.D.
Washington Hospital Center
Thomas Shope, Ph.D.
Food and Drug Administration


Howard Amols, Ph.D. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Edward Nickoloff, D.Sc. Columbia University
Benjamin Archer, Ph.D. Baylor College of Med Michael O’Hara, Ph.D. Cordis Corporation
Stephen Balter, Ph.D. Lenox Hill Hospital Phillip Rauch, M.S. Henry Ford Hospital
Robert Barish, Ph.D. In-Flight Rad Protection Svcs Johan Reiber, Ph.D. Leiden Univ Medical Ctr
Hartwig Blume, Ph.D. Philips Med Systems N.A John Rowlands, Ph.D. Sunnybrook & Women’s Col
Raoul Bonan, M.D. Montreal Heart Institute Beth Schueler, Ph.D. Mayo Clinic
Rosanna Chan, Ph.D. Washington Hospital Ctr Johann Seissl Siemens AG Med
Jack Cusma, Ph.D. Mayo Clinic Stephen Seltzer, M.S. NIST
Larry DeWerd, Ph.D. Univ of Wisconsin Thomas Shope, Ph.D. FDA
Jouke Dijkstra, Ph.D. Leiden Univ Medical Ctr Christopher Soares, Ph.D. NIST
Timothy Fox, Ph.D. Emory Univ School of Med Keith Strauss, M.S. Children’s Hospital, Boston
Lin-wen Hu, Ph.D. Nuclear Reactor Laboratory Bruce Thomadsen, Ph.D. Univ of Wisconsin
Geoff Ibbott, Ph.D. UT MD Anderson Cancer Ctr Louis Wagner, Ph.D. Univ of Texas Med School
Jill Lipoti, Ph.D. NJ Dept of Env Protection Ron Waksman, M.D. Washington Hospital Ctr
Donald Miller, M.D. National Naval Medical Ctr    

Local Arrangments Co-Chairs

William Parker, M.Sc., McGill University
Herbert Mower, Sc.D., Lahey Clinic

Additional Information

For additional information, contact AAPM HQ:

Nancy Vazquez
AAPM Programs Manager
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3846
E-mail: nvazquez@aapm.org
Tel:  (301) 209-3390
Fax:  (301) 209-0862
  2002 Summer School Meeting Home
  McGill Campus with Mount Royal in the background.
Photo courtesy of McGill University's Web Communications Group;
Marci Denesiuk, photographer