Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 21, 2012
— In response to the growing demand for leading-edge cancer treatment and recent investments in new clinical facilities, the National Association for Proton Therapy announces its first annual plenary conference. Co-sponsored by the Proton Therapy Consortium, the National Proton Conference: Improving Cancer Outcomes with Proton Therapy (npc2013.com) takes place February 11 – 14, 2013 at the Washington Marriott Metro Center, Washington, D.C.
“The meeting will address all three dimensions of delivering proton therapy—clinical, reimbursement, and business expertise,” said Leonard Arzt, executive director of NAPT. “As new centers blossom with regularity, doctors, scientists, and facility operators want to get together to share best practices.”
Thought Leaders from NCI, United Healthcare and Proton Centers
The conference will be headlined by Dr. C. Norman Coleman, associate director at the National Cancer Institute who will lead a panel discussion on new clinical trials and research efforts.
Dr. Lee N. Newcomer, senior vice president of oncology, United Healthcare, will speak on Paying for Cancer Treatments: Responsibilities of Providers and Insurers.
Matthew Garabrant, senior consultant, The Advisory Board Company, will give an overview of the current proton therapy marketplace. Because proton therapy requires a specialized team of clinicians and physicists to coordinate care, priorities for both professional audiences will be topical including a session on radiation oncology safety standards chaired by Dr. Hanne Kooy, PhD of the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
The NPC2013 program will also feature leading radiation oncology practitioners from Hampton University, Mayo Clinic, Indiana University, Loma Linda University Medical Center, University of Florida, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, ProCure Treatment Centers, University of Pennsylvania, and Provision Health Partners of Tennessee, among others.
NPC2013 will cover strategies for funding and operating a proton center, its state-of-the-science technology, and feature 11 panel sessions. A view of the program can be found at NPC2013.com as well as registration and hotel reservations.
The National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT) is a non-profit organization supported by proton center members and is the Voice of the Proton Community. The NAPT promotes education and public awareness for the clinical benefits of proton beam radiation therapy. Founded in 1990, NAPT is an advocate for the advancement of proton therapy.
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