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2018 Program

The NAPT National Proton Conference is proud to be entering its sixth year. The 2018 program will cover a variety of interesting and informative topics including: pediatrics, marketing, insurance and appeals, and Proton 101. Presentations include Practical Solutions for Estimating and Reducing Proton Beam Range Uncertainty and Planning an Affordable Proton Therapy Center. Be sure to check back often for more updates and details about the NAPT 2018 program!

To see programs from previous conferences, click here.

Sunday, march 25

12:00pm – 7:00pm Registration
4:30PM – 6:00PM NAPT General Membership Meeting (open to technology partners)
6:15pm – 8:00pm Welcome Reception

Monday, March 26

Monday’s sessions will cover topics such as insurance, billing, coding, and cost reporting
7:00am – 5:30pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:00am – 5:30pm Registration
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00AM – 8:10Am Conference Welcome
 8:10AM – 8:55AM Opening Keynote Speakers – Health Reform Update
Congressman Jeff Miller (R), Senior Legislative Advisor, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP
Adaeze Enekwechi (D), PhD, Vice President, McDermott+ Consulting
 9:00AM – 9:45AM Proton Therapy Coding, Coverage and Payment – Building Blocks and Recent Developments
Ron DiGiaimo, Revenue Cycle
Danielle Hoffman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Penn Medicine
Joy Godby, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Jason Caron, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP
9:45AM – 10:05AM Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:10am – 10:55am Novel Coverage Approaches

11:00am  – 11:45am APM Update
Anne Hubbard, American Society for Radiation Oncology
Sameer R. Keole, MD, Consultant, Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic Arizona
12:00pm – 1:30pm Luncheon
1:55pm – 2:35pm Potential Legal Issues with Radiation Oncology Benefit Managers
Michael Perry, Baker Botts, LLP
 2:40PM – 3:40PM State Legislative Developments
Philip M. Duffin, Program Director, Strategic Services Lines, OncologyNorthwestern Medicine
Andrew Knizley, ProCure Proton Therapy Center Oklahoma
Bill Thomas, Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute
Tom Welch, Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center
3:40pm – 4:00pm Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
 4:00pm – 4:45pm Commercial APM: A Case Study
Constantine Mantz, MD, Chief Medical Officer, 21st Century Oncology, Inc
 4:50pm – 5:45pm Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing
Ben Frank, Director, Business and Operations Development, Provision Healthcare
Nicholas Olivieri, ME, Senior Healthcare Systems Engineer, MD Anderson Cancer Center
6:30pm – 8:30pm Mayo Clinic Reception and Tour
buses depart at 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 27

Tuesday’s sessions will cover topics such as marketing & patient engagement, pediatrics, clinical Practices, and Advocacy
7:00am – 6:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:00am – 4:30pm Registration
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:05am – 9:30am Pediatrics Are Not Small Adults
Moderator: Bradlee Robbert, FACHE, MHA, R.T. (R)(T), Director of Patient Services, UF Health Proton Therapy Institute
Andrew L. Chang, MD, Medical Director, Pediatrics, California Protons Cancer Therapy Center
Kathryn Shamszad, Clinical Director, Child Life and Integrative Care, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Heather Oakley, LCSW, OSW-C, Director of Social Services, UF Health Proton Therapy Institute
8:05AM – 8:45AM Best Practices in Proton Therapy Staffing Models
Mark Pankuch, PhD, Director of Medical Physics, CDH Proton Center
8:50AM – 9:30AM Practical Solutions for Estimating and Reducing Proton Beam Range Uncertainty
James Welsh, MS, MD, FACRO, Chairman of the Board, American College of Radiation Oncology
9:30am – 9:50am Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
 9:50am – 11:50am Marketing and Patient Engagement: Building Referrals and Creating a Proton Community
Moderator: Fern Nibauer-Cohen, Director of Patient Engagement and Business Development, Penn Radiation Oncology
Lee Aase, Communications Director, Mayo Clinic
Jeremy Steinberg, Maryland Proton Treatment Center
Abram Gordon, Executive Director, Cincinnati Children’s Proton Therapy Center
J. Talbott Paynter, II, MBA, Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center
Megan Lawless, Senior Coordinator, Cancer and Surgery Marketing, Penn Medicine
Alison Jerreld, Ackerman Cancer Center
12:00pm – 1:00pm Awards Luncheon
 1:10pm – 3:10pm Clinical Trial Overview
Justin Bekelman, MD, Penn Medicine
Steven J. Frank, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Steven Lin, MD Anderson
Nancy Mendenhall, MD, UF Health Proton Therapy Institute
 3:10PM – 3:30pm Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
 3:30PM – 4:30PM Patient Advocacy Panel
Molly Daniels, Alliance for Proton Therapy Access
Deborah Hickey, Proton BOB
5:00pm – 6:30pm Reception in Exhibit Hall

wednesday, March 28

Wednesday’s sessions will cover topics such as Developing a Proton therapy center and technology exploration

7:00am – 12:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
7:00am – 12:00pm Registration
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
 8:00AM – 9:15AM Lessons Learned: Planning an Affordable Proton Therapy Center
Moderator: Paula Williams, Principal, Stantec Architecture
James DeFilippi, MBA, Principal, DeFilippi Consulting
Kevin Kriebel, President, L&K Particle Therapy Consulting, LLC
Christopher Chandler, MBA, MHS, CEO, Proton International
Franck Le Bousse, DPLG, Principal, Stantec Architecture
Michael Fahey, Managing Principal, BR+A Consulting Engineers
Matthew Ladra, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Sibley-Hopkins Proton Center
 9:25am – 9:55am Protons, Aerospace and Electronics
Kenneth LaBel, NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) Program Manager, NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance
Thomas L. Turflinger, The Aerospace Corporation
10:am – 10:45am Making a Reasoned Decision: Becoming a Proton Therapy Provider
James DeFilippi, Principal, DeFilippi Consulting
Lynda Mischel, Mischel & Associates
Jason Kreuger, The Boldt Company
10:45am – 11:05am Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
 11:50am – 12:30pm The Vertical CT Scanner: Improving Patient Care Through Early Technology Adoption
Philip M. Duffin, Program Director, Strategic Services Lines, OncologyNorthwestern Medicine
Mark Pankuch, PhD, Director of Medical Physics, CDH Proton Center
12:30PM – 12:45PM Program Closing

*This preliminary program is subject to change

Reduced registration rates are extended through Friday, February 9!