International Session 01 - ASTRO Spanish / Portuguese Course

2:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Room 214 C/D

Session Type: International
3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
3.25 CAMPEP Credits
3.00 MDCB Credits

In this course we will present the modern approach to diagnosis and treatment of melanomas with emphasis in recent advances in the medical, surgical and radiation therapy management. There will be an update in the subject of neuroimaging of brain tumors. An overview of the present training of physicists and radiation therapy technologists in Latin America and financing involved will be presented. Patient safety in radiation oncology and the increased risk of medical practice liability in developing countries will be the subject of two presentations. The economic challenges of acquiring and maintaining modern radiation oncology equipment and its infrastructure in developing countries of Latin America will be discussed.

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Beatriz Amendola, MD, FACR, FASTRO

Innovative Cancer Institute

Innovative Cancer Institute: Medical Director: Partner

Varian Medical Systems Inc: Honoraria, Travel Expenses


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Adela Poitevin, MD

Medica Sur

Médica Sur: Chief of department: Employee

SOMERA: president

Adela Poitevin, MD. Radiation Oncologist, Chief of the Radiation Oncology Department at Médica Sur since 2008.
Specialty in Internal Medicine at Hospital Español de México, 1985-1989 and in Radiation Oncology at University Paris V in France, 1989-1994.
2003-2008 vice-director of the Radiation Oncology Department at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología México. Was in charge of the building of a new radiation oncology unity with the latest linear accelerator with IGRT in Latin America and high dose rate brachytherapy
She performs permanent brachytherapy implants for prostate cancer with iodine 125.
Professor in the Master of Medical Physics at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Was associate professor and professor of the speciality in Radiation Oncology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.for 6 years.
Expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency and has been coordinator of the ARCAL project in México.
President of the Sociedad Mexicana de Radioterapeutas, AC.
Has been member of 14 medical societies, in some of them had titles at the board: secretary at ALATRO, president of the Mexican Board of certification for Radiation Oncology, president at the Asociación Mexicana de Mastología.
Has written 12 chapters in books, 37 manuscripts in indexed medical journals, at least, 434 citations and belongs to the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores level II.


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Arthur Rosa, MD

Hospital Portugues da Bahia

Radioterapia HP: Head of Radiation Oncology: Partner

Sociedade Brasileira de Radioterapia: President


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