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Friday, December 4, 2020

We are currently planning a virtual experience for December 4, 2020 that will bring the course right to your computer.  You’ll benefit from live and simu-live sessions, an exhibit hall with products and services you can explore in real time, and a networking lounge to connect with your peers and share challenges, accomplishments, and best practices.  We’ll have more info soon but Save the Date!

Who Should Attend

This course has been designed for radiation oncologists, physicists, therapists, dosimetrists, administrators, residents, and students who are interested in learning about proton therapy and center operations.

Course Directors

Neha Vapiwala, MD Professor and Vice Chair of Education, Radiation Oncology Associate Dean of Admissions, Perelman School of Medicine Senior Editor, OncoLink
James Metz, MD Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology at Penn Medicine Executive Director, OncoLink


Look inside 6th Annual Penn Proton Course – November 2019

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“The Penn Proton Course is an excellent opportunity to learn about the clinical application of proton therapy from experienced and knowledgeable proton experts at the highly respected Roberts Proton Therapy Center at Penn Medicine. The high quality of presentations, in addition to the impressive facility tour, provide a valuable experience for attendees interested in broadening their knowledge of proton therapy.”

  • Jennifer Maggiore, Executive Director, National Association for Proton Therapy

“The content provided by the Penn proton course faculty is essential for anyone considering, planning, building, or running a successful proton therapy program. Physicians, physicists, therapists and other Roberts Center professionals share proven insights into building the proton team, contracting with insurers, managing revenue cycle, partnering with vendors, marketing services, and providing consistent top notch quality in all aspects of the medical and human experience. Highlights of the program include a tour of the proton facility and its machinery, demonstrations of the center’s cutting edge virtual reality program, and a talk by a proton-treated cancer patient. My team and I could not have asked for more.”

  • Randall A. Oyer, MD, Medical Director, Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, Lancaster General Health

“Being an exhibitor at the annual Penn Proton Course was a rewarding experience for us, both as a business and as people. A course like the one Penn offers isn’t just about the mechanics of Proton Beam Therapy but also the work, staff, and patients that make up a world-class organization. Nothing we’ve experienced goes as far as the Penn Proton course in demonstrating the dedication of this amazing place and their desire and passion to bring that professionalism to everyone around them. It’s made our work better and strengthened our resolve to bring the best of ourselves to our work every day.”

  • Jesse Berdinka, Chief Creative Officer, Brick Simple

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