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Varian Users Meeting 2019

Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121 S Prairie Ave., Chicago, IL 60616




Saturday, September 14, 2019
Registration/Check-in – 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Program 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm


AI-driven Adaptive Therapy* 
  • Yves Archambault, Strategic Initiative Director, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA
  • Patrik Sibolt, PhD, Herlev Hospital, Herlev, Denmark
  • Poul Geertsen, MD, Herlev Hospital, Herlev, Denmark
  • Geoffrey Hugo, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Halcyon™ in a Single-vault Environment 
  • Diane Heaton, MD, Medical Director, Eastern Oklahoma Cancer Institute, Claremore, OK
Proton FLASH** Therapy: A Potential Paradigm Shift
  • Dee Khuntia, MD, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA 
Patient-reported Outcomes in the Evolution of Clinical Care and Cancer Research 
  • Dee Khuntia, MD, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA
  • Jani Ahonala, Sr Director, Global Head Business Development, Life Science, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA
  • Jeffrey Patton, MD, CEO, Tennessee Oncology, Nashville, TN
Eclipse™ Planning Tips From the 2019 Eclipse Plan Challenge Winner
  • Frank Simac, Senior Medical Dosimetrist, 21st Century Oncology, Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled Treatment Plans as a Service (TPAAS)
  • Andrew Shogan, SVP, CTSI, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA
  • Corey Zankowski, PhD, SVP, Oncology Software Solutions, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA
HyperArc™ High-definition Radiotherapy: Clinical Use Update
  • John Roeske, PhD, Professor & Director of Radiation Physics, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
Crossing the Chasm: Navigating Value-based Healthcare
  • Andy Whitman, JD, Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, CA
  • James Metz, MD, Chair, Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Nicholas Uehlecke, Advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, DC (invited)

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*510(k) pending – not available for sale
**FLASH therapy is under preclinical research. It is not available for clinical use and there is no guarantee of future commercialization.

Products and features may not be available for sale in all markets.


Please note that the content of this meeting was not reviewed or approved by ASTRO and is not a part of the official ASTRO Annual Meeting.

Program Reception
Skylight at the Chicago Board of Trade Building
141 W Jackson Boulevard
(Financial Street entrance)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm



The Varian Users Meeting has been approved by ASRT and MDCB for 2.0 CE credits. Varian has applied to CAMPEP for approval of 2.17 credits for this five-hour event.

For MDs, DOs, and other Health Care Professionals licensed in the USA or as required by your state or country laws:

Federal and certain state regulations require that Varian Medical Systems collect information about medical doctors and other covered Health Care Professionals who accept business meals. Varian is unable to offer food and beverages to government employees and Vermont Health Care Professionals, but eligible attendees will be offered the option to purchase meals. If your local government or specific employer has policies or laws surrounding the consumption of meals, we ask that you honor them.

Official Photography/Videography Policy
Varian Medical Systems has secured an official photographer/videographer to document and capture events at the meeting and may photograph or record parts of the event. An individual attending the meeting understands that his or her image, likeness, name, voice and/or words may be captured in photographs or recordings taken during the meeting and grants Varian unrestricted permission to use, publish, display, reproduce, copy and distribute such image, likeness, name, voice and/or words, worldwide, for any purpose authorized by Varian, including but not limited to website use, training, publications, presentations, promotional marketing and advertising use, etc., in all forms of media now known or later developed. Varian has the right, but not the obligation to identify you in connection with such media by name and/or affiliation.



Visit Varian at the 2019 ASTRO Annual Meeting

September 15 – 17, 2019 | McCormick Place West | Chicago, IL | Varian Booth #1405