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ACI’s 4th National Proton Therapy Centers

Date: 22nd January 2014 - 24th January 2014 Location: Atlanta - Georgia - USA

The Premier Event in Proton Therapy featuring the Most Current Real World Case Studies, Research Findings, Organizational Models and Outcomes from Proton Therapy Centers and Facilities

After our three successful proton therapy events, we invite you to attend our Fourth National Conference on Planning, Building and Operating Successful Proton Therapy Centers, January 22-24, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants of the past conferences learned how the planning, building and operating of successful centers can help to meet and exceed the demands of today’s oncology patients, gain competitive advantage and improve the quality of care. The goal of these events are to bring industry leaders together, highlight the best practice achievements, as well as discuss the current issues/challenges faced by healthcare executives. These conferences are also the foremost gathering for executives who run or want to run one of the most advanced, and expensive, medical technologies on the planet. These events deliver an audience of hospital and healthcare administrators who are planning to develop and build a proton therapy center.

Past Conferences

Proton Therapy: Moving Forward – What is at Stake Now?


22nd January 2014
24th January 2014


Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Twelve Hotels Atlantic Station
361 17th St. NW.
Atlanta, GA 30363 United States

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  • Planning and development of a Proton Center: What is required to make your proton therapy center vision a reality?
  • Looking at the Proton Therapy Center as a business: Revenue, costs, ROI, loan terms, breakeven patients, long-term value.
  • Understanding the considerations involved in the planning and development of a Proton Therapy Center.
  • Building the business case for a Proton Therapy Center.
  • Financial aspects of a proton therapy project: proton reimbursement, present business models, financial aspects.
  • Impact on the building of the equipment and clinical workflow must be considered. Consequences of potential out-of-room immobilization concepts are discussed.
  • Overcoming challenges of realizing a center, facing the issues, overcoming the hurdles confronted along the way, and lessons learned.
  • Ensuring patient safety and compliance with regulations.
  • Examining the most up-to-date and effective technologies to achieve more efficient workflow and improved patient care.
  • Understanding the clinical applications and future Advancements.
  • Successful Strategies for performance and quality outcomes measurement in Proton Therapy.
  • Seamlessly Integrating Proton Therapy with other oncology services.
  • Navigating the regulatory landscape involved in developing a Proton Therapy facility.
  • Coordinating the architectural design and construction considerations specific to a Proton Therapy center.
  • Marketing the benefits of your center for competitive advantage: proton public awareness and the role of the news media.
  • Emerging trends and future challenges in Proton Therapy.
  • Project experiences and clinical scenarios, and future advancements.

The conference is ideally suited for administrators and other health care professionals involved in the care of Oncology patients – Representing the Oncology. Oncology Imaging, Radiology Departments of Community Hospitals, Health Systems, Academic Medical Centers, and Hospital Networks.

  • Administrator, Vice President
  • Director of Oncology
  • Cancer Center
  • Oncology Services
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Radiology Administration
  • Molecular Imaging
  • PACS
  • Oncology Imaging
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Imaging Services


VOA Associates Incorporated

VOA Associates Incorporated is committed to delivering remarkable client service and award-winning design for the built environment. Founded by Wilmont Vickrey in 1969, we have always been driven by three core values: partnering with clients, developing a humanistic approach to great design, and creating a nurturing culture that attracts the very best people and talent.

We listen, understand client needs, integrate our expertise, and deliver effective and efficient solutions. The result is distinctive, acclaimed spaces that enhance the environment and improve the human experience—places for people to heal, learn, work, and play.

Website: www.voa.com


Mevion Medical Systems, Inc.

Mevion Medical Systems, Inc. is the pioneering developer of modern proton therapy systems. Mevion provides innovative, safe, and effective solutions by transforming advances in medical technology and science into practical clinical reality. Mevion’s flagship product, the MEVION S250 Proton Therapy System, is designed to preserve all of the treatment benefits of traditional proton therapy systems while removing the obstacles of size, cost, and complexity. Realizing this vision, Mevion has forever changed the economics and accessibility of proton therapy worldwide.

Website: www.mevion.com


Veritas Medical Solutions

Veritas Medical Solutions manufactures pre-engineered radiation shielding systems designed for fast and efficient modular construction of proton therapy centers ranging from large multi-room facilities to smaller single treatment room designs. Equipment-specific shielding designs are available for all major machine types and utilize innovative VeriShield TM radiation shielding modules and groundbreaking Veritas bi-parting radiation shielded entry doors. Veritas bi-parting Proton doors represent the world’s first direct entry door system for use in proton facilities, and have been successfully installed at the Provision Center for Proton Therapy in Knoxville, TN.

Website: www.veritas-medicalsolutions.com


Varian Medical Systems

Varian Medical Systems is the world’s leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers, and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection.

Website: www.varian.com


Proton Systems

Proton Systems – Patient Specific Devices for Proton Therapy

Proton Systems operates 3 manufacturing facilities (Florida, Virginia, Tennessee) to serve our customer’s needs with 24 Hour service, staffed by experts, CNC machinists, software engineers and medical Physicists, and access to major shipping routes. Our facilities are ISO 14385 certified and FDA compliant. Proton Systems provides a full range of custom machining services. Our highly skilled machinists are ready 24 hrs. a day to serve our customers. Proton Systems offers custom Software Applications and Process integration. Contact one of our software engineers for your needs.

Website: www.protonsystems.com



Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops advanced tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the cancer care spectrum. Through its products and services, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and save patient lives. Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals globally. Elekta, with corporate headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, employs approximately 3,000 people globally.

Website: www.elekta.com


RaySearch Americas, Inc.

RaySearch is a world leader in the field of advanced software for radiation therapy. Our solutions are used successfully in over 2,000 clinics in more than 30 countries. Our expertise is on the cutting edge in the fight against cancer.

RaySearch was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. The founders are still major shareholders in the company. In just over ten years, the company has established a leading position in the field and 15 products have been launched in the market in collaboration with partners. In addition, the new proprietary RayStation treatment planning system was launched in 2010.

Website: www.raysearchlabs.com



C-RAD AB is a holding company with three subsidiaries; C-RAD Positioning AB, C-RAD Imaging AB and C-RAD Innovation AB. The parent company is responsible for economy, accounting and marketing and sales of the company’s products and solutions. All product development is done in the different subsidiaries. Through detailed knowledge about the radiotherapy business and its customer requirements we shall offer products for positioning, monitoring, tumor localization and radiation therapy. Our customers are radiation treatment clinics and diagnostics departments in hospitals worldwide. The aim is to contribute to higher level of quality and efficiency at the customer.

Website: www.c-rad.se


Diacor Inc.

Diacor was founded with a single goal: to make radiation therapy as safe and accurate as possible. This vision continues to guide and direct new product initiatives as we tackle new challenges. We constantly work with radiation therapists and oncologists to ensure we are aware of changing needs and evolving therapeutic approaches. Ultimately, we strive to deliver radiation therapy products that work accurately and as expected—every time you use them; conduct ongoing research and development to pinpoint needs and develop valuable solutions; provide unparalleled sales and product support, today and tomorrow; and develop lasting distributor relationships that enable us to better serve our worldwide customer base.

Website: www.diacorinc.com


H&H Design-Build

H&H Design-Build is a North American Design and Construction Firm serving the Healthcare Industry – delivering cancer treatment, diagnostic imaging and treatment, and medical research facilities. With over 1,000 completed projects, H&H Design-Build is known for imaginative thinking, high levels of service, innovation and the resourceful application of emerging technologies. Forty years of success has been forged with passion, creativity and dedication. The caliber of client is a result of fortuitous timing and fortunate circumstances. Continued assignments are a testament to our ability to build consensus and turn our client’s vision into concrete reality. H&H Design-Build – delivering high-value facilities for high-performance healthcare technologies!

Website: www.hhsd.com



Qfix is a global leader specializing in patient positioning and immobilization systems for radiotherapy treatment. We provide high quality, innovative products with exceptional customer service and satisfaction. Our range of products include Aquaplast RT™, the most recognized brand of thermoplastic, along with kVue™ couchtops, Stradivarius™ SBRT, SDX™ respiratory gating and other devices for improving patient outcomes.

Website: www.qfix.com


MIM Software Inc.

MIM Software Inc. provides vendor neutral solutions for multi-modality image review and fusion for radiology and nuclear medicine. The industry-leading software for PET/CT review and therapy response assessment is available for both PC and Mac®. MIM offers integrated packages for cardiac and neuroimaging with automated quantitative analysis, as well as a comprehensive suite for radiation therapy which includes deformable contouring and fusion, data management, and practical adaptive therapy tools. Professionals can collaborate securely and reliably by sharing images from anywhere, at anytime with MIMcloud and Mobile MIM, a remote diagnostic imaging tool for the iPhone®, iPod touch®, or iPad®.

Website: www.mimsoftware.com


IBA Particle Therapy

IBA develops, manufactures and supports medical devices and software solutions for cancer treatment by proton beam therapy, for cancer diagnosis and for patient quality assurance (Dosimetry).

In addition, the company partners with healthcare leaders to provide cancer clinics and academic health centers with a fully-integrated approach of the patient flow. Today, IBA solutions in oncology are used in over 3,000 hospitals worldwide.

Its expertise in particle accelerators enables IBA to provide also sterilization and ionization solutions for the industry. Headquartered in Belgium, IBA operates in more than 40 countries in North America, Europe & Asia. IBA is listed on the pan-European stock exchange EURONEXT.

Website: www.iba-worldwide.com


Shielding Construction Solutions, Inc.

Shielding Construction Solutions (SCS) provides a range of flexible shielding solutions for the design, manufacture and installation of radiation shielding systems for linear accelerator, cyclotron, and proton therapy facilities. Radiation shielding options include both standard and high density poured in place concrete (DenseCRETE®) and modular shielding block (ShieldBLOCK®) systems, as well as our quiet and reliable swing-type, sliding, and newest bi-parting radiation shielding door (ShieldDOOR®) assemblies. Our team of design professionals will support every process from project design to completion, including the work of the physicist, architect, structural engineer, and contractor, to assist the owner in identifying and achieving the most innovative and economical shielding solution based on the project’s unique spatial and budgetary requirements. Our array of shielding products has been successfully utilized for more than 50 years for medical and industrial shielding applications in close to 1,000 project locations worldwide.

Website: www.shieldingconstruction.com


National Bronze & Metals, Inc.

National Bronze & Metals, Inc. (NBM) is the leading USA brass foundry for the production of brass aperture plates used by Proton Therapy Treatment Centers and can supply either raw bars, cut pieces or finished machined aperture plates to your exact specifications. NBM is an approved supplier to MD Anderson University of Texas and have been affiliated with the program since its inception in Houston, Texas. Our brand new start-of-the-art continuous cast foundry, located in Lorain, Ohio supplies a large majority of the Proton Therapy Centers currently in operation in the USA. We offer the latest casting and machining technology combined with a complete inventory of popular size aperture plates.

Website: www.nbmmetals.com


Orfit Industries America

Orfit Industries provides solutions for positioning and immobilizing patients in radiation oncology and diagnostic imaging. Our core expertise is the development and the production of thermoplastic materials and associated devices that keep patients in the right position with millimetre precision. Our Proton Therapy compatible patient immobilization solution includes base plates, inserts, masks and accessories for adult and pediatric patients. All devices have been designed to meet the strict standards required for use during proton treatment.

Website: www.orfit.com


Pitts Little Corporation

Pitts Little Corporation is a manufacturing company specializing in the design, fabrication and installation of radiation shielding material. We employ lead, steel, borated polyethylene and high density concrete to achieve our client’s required radiation protection. Our clients include medical facilities, national laboratories, nuclear power plants and research facilities. These clients depend on us to help develop the most practical approach in a shielding system that will provide the safest level of protection (ALARA) while considering the most cost effective utilization of material, time and space allocation.

Website: www.pittslittle.com



NELCO has designed, built, and installed shielding for nearly every proton therapy center operating in the United States today. So no one has a broader or deeper understanding of proton therapy shielding than NELCO. And by always staying on top of the latest technologies, we’re committed to maintaining our industry leadership now and well into the future. Depend on NELCO to meet every proton therapy shielding challenge and to pioneer solutions for many years to come.

Website: www.nelcoworldwide.com


Klarity Medical Products, LLC

With facilities in USA, China and Europe, Klarity is a world leader in the manufacture of medical thermoplastics and related devices for patient immobilization. Serving Proton Therapy clinics worldwide, Klarity manufactures a range of high precision carbon fiber baseplates, overlays, masks, vacuum cushions, and support devices, including custom design services.

Website: www.klaritymedical.com



DOTmed.com is the world’s leading public platform for buying and selling medical equipment, parts and services — we welcome more than 20,000 unique visitors every day. DOTmed was founded in 1999 as an open marketplace for healthcare professionals, medical equipment manufacturers, brokers, and dealers, and today have we have more than 210,000 registered users. Many of the original features on DOTmed.com were free, and still are today. You can register for free, post classified ads, browse, and read our Online News — all for free. You can also subscribe to our monthly magazine, DOTmed Business News, for free.

Website: www.dotmed.com



PharmaVOICE.com is a Website for life-sciences executives and other healthcare-service related professionals. PharmaVOICE.com is produced by PharmaLinx LLC, publishers of PharmaVOICE magazine and the VIEWs. The primary audience is made up of executive and corporate management from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, drug delivery, marketing communications, clinical services, contract research, drug development, and information technology companies, as well as other industry sectors. Additionally, PharmaVOICE.com has readers from around the world. PharmaVOICE.com provides access to all of the articles that have appeared in the print publications of PharmaVOICE and the VIEWs. PharmaVOICE.com also provides an online calendar of industry events, an online discussion forum, a monthly interactive opinion poll, and other online content, supported by a robust search engine.

Website: www.pharmavoice.com



Medical News Today

Medical News Today is the largest independent medical and health news site on the web – with over 10,000,000 monthly unique users it is ranked number one for medical news on all major search engines. Medical News Today is used by pharmaceutical, biotech and health organizations, advertising agencies, PR companies and vertical ad networks to deliver targeted disease/condition and general health campaigns.

Website: www.medicalnewstoday.com



ecancer is the leading oncology channel committed to improving cancer communication and education with the goal of optimising patient care and outcomes. By using the latest technologies ecancer works closely with leading figures in oncology to inform and educate the global cancer community. ecancer is supported by the ECMS foundation. The foundation was established by Professor Umberto Veronesi and Professor Gordon McVie as an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status to fund the speedy dissemination of cancer information.

Website: www.ecancer.org


Cancer Network

Addressing today’s healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach — online, in print, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Websites include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, RheumatologyNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com.

Website: www.cancernetwork.com

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