Proton Therapy Experts Convene in New Orleans and via Live Streaming; Focusing on Advancements in Quality, Value and Access Worldwide

Newswise — WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 200 proton therapy experts will attend the 2016 National Proton Conference (NPC) January 19-22 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana while many others will attend simultaneously via Live Streaming. This is the first time the National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT) will offer both in-person and live streaming to attendees who include physicians, nurses, physicists, dosimetrists, therapists, and proton center directors and managers.

"This is the first year for the NPC at a new location and we are very excited to be hosting the meeting in New Orleans. The live broadcast is also great new option. We are very pleased to offer the new venue and virtual meeting option and look forward to a fantastic conference," said Todd Ketch, Executive Director of NAPT.

Sessions examining a wide variety of proton therapy topics will be provided by over 30 speakers, with featured Keynote Addresses by Dr. Stephen Hahn of the MD Anderson Cancer Center and Wendell Potter of the Center for Public Integrity. Other sessions during the conference will cover: Legislative and Regulatory Efforts on Proton Therapy; Overview of a Consortium Model Approach; Coding, Coverage and Payment; Access to Care: The Patient Legal Advocate's Perspective; Development in Proton Therapy Research; Clinical & Technological Advances in Proton Therapy; Proton Therapy: A Global Perspective; Mobilizing the Patient Community; Revenue Cycle Best Practices; Operational Best Practices; Access to Proton Beam Therapy; and an Overview of the 2015 Published Proton Therapy Evidence. NAPT has applied for continuing medical education credits for attendees.

The NPC is supported through partnership with Mevion Medical Systems and Ion Beam Applications S.A. (IBA) and 20 exhibitors.

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Founded in 1990, the National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT) is an independent, non-profit, public benefit corporation providing education and awareness for the public, professional and governmental communities. NAPT promotes the therapeutic benefits of proton therapy for cancer treatment in the U.S. and abroad. NAPT current members include:

Ackerman Cancer CenterThe Provision Center for Proton TherapyCincinnati Children's Proton Therapy CenterRoberts Proton Therapy CenterHampton University Proton Therapy InstituteS. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center at theSiteman Cancer CenterJames M Slater, MD Proton Treatment and Research Center at Loma Linda University Medical CenterSCCA Proton Therapy CenterThe Mayo Clinic Proton Beam Therapy Program- MN & AZScripps Proton Therapy CenterMD Anderson Cancer Center Proton Therapy CenterUniversity of MarylandEmory Proton Therapy Center UT SouthwesternMiami Cancer Institute at Baptist HealthSouth FloridaTexas Center for Proton TherapyNorthwestern Medicine Chicago Proton CenterUniversity Hospitals Seidman Cancer CenterProCure Proton Therapy Center at Somerset, NJUniversity of Florida Health Proton Therapy InstituteProCure Proton Therapy Center at Oklahoma City, OKWillis-Knighton Proton Therapy Center

Contact: Elisabeth VeilleuxPhone: 202/495-3133Email: [email protected]

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