Pediatric Radiation Oncology for the Medical Physicist; A FREE Webinar

By Christina Ruiz, April 13, 2020

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Title: Pediatric Radiation Oncology for the Medical Physicist

Speaker: Dr. Austin M. Faught

Date/Time: Thursday, April 30th at 6 pm EDT


About the Webinar: 

The Radiation Oncology Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital treats more than 350 kids each year. Over the past three decades they’ve led trials and protocols that have produced seminal data in the best practices of radiation therapy for children. This presentation will review different types of cases one might see in the pediatric population, considerations specific to treating children, and an overview of different technologies that are being used.


About the Speaker:  

Austin Faught is a board certified medical physicist and faculty member in the Department of Radiation Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His research is focused in computational physics with an emphasis on investigating the relation between the unique physical properties of proton radiation and treatment outcomes in children. Clinically he enjoys spending his time working to address some of the concerns unique to the patient population at St. Jude. Austin serves as the manager of the Department’s IT and informatics core as well as supervising both students and postdocs. He is active in the AAPM having served on the Working Group on Medical Physics Graduate Education Program Curriculum and currently as an active member of the Work Group on Particle Beams.