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Implementing HDR skin brachytherapy into your practice

06 Mar 2018 Sponsored by Elekta

HDR skin brachytherapy can bring added value to any brachytherapy program. Join Dr Michael Kasper and physicist Zoubir Ouhib from the Lynn Cancer Institute to learn more about how to start or add a skin program the right way. Topics include the necessary equipment, key team members and the general considerations critical to program success.

Date: 5 April 2018, 9 a.m. EDT

 

Presenters:

Dr Michael Kasper, MD  radiation oncologist, the Lynn Cancer Institute

Michael E Kasper is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, and the Florida Atlantic University, Department of Biomedical Science, Charles E Schmidt College of Science. He completed his residency at the University of Florida, where he also received his medical degree. He graduated with a BS in psychology from Tufts University in 1981.

Kasper has been active in the American Cancer Society, currently serving on the National Assembly, and previously serving as the president and chairman of the Florida/Puerto Rico Division. He has also acted as a national spokesperson in several areas, including tobacco issues.

Kasper is the medical director of the Eugene M and Christine E Lynn Clinical Research Center and practices at the Lynn Cancer Institute at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He is the principal investigator for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. He was appointed by Governor Bush to serve on Florida’s Cancer Control and Research Advisor Board, which he currently chairs.

Zoubir Ouhib received a Master’s degree in nuclear engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master’s degree in medical physics from the University of Cincinnati. His thesis was on the dosimetry of breast interstitial implants with LDR iridium ribbons using films and TLDs.

He is active within the AAPM, ABS and ACMP by serving in different task groups. He is also an active member of the ABS Physics Committee. He is currently the physics liaison for the ABS/GEC-ESTRO physics group. Ouhib has served as president of the Florida chapter of the AAPM.

Dr Zoubir Ouhib, MS  chief of brachytherapy, the Lynn Cancer Institute

Mr Zoubir Ouhib received a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master’s Degree in Medical Physics from the University of Cincinnati. His thesis was on the Dosimetry of Breast Interstitial Implants with LDR Iridium Ribbons Using Films and TLDs.

He is active within the AAPM, ABS and ACMP by serving in different task groups. He is also an active member of the ABS Physics Committee. He is currently the Physics Liaison for the ABS/GEC-ESTRO physics group. Mr Ouhib has served as President of the Florida chapter of the AAPM.

He is currently the chief of brachytherapy at the Lynn Cancer Institute of The Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

Moderator: Tami Freeman
Tami Freeman is the medical and biophysics editor of Physics World.

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