Heavy Ion Therapy Symposium

Jacksonville, FL US
January 25, 2024 to January 26, 2024

This course offers Live (in-person) and Livestream (virtual) attendance options

Course Directors: Bradford Hoppe, M.D. and Chris Beltran, Ph.D.

January 25 - 26, 2024 - Mayo Clinic Kinne Auditorium - Jacksonville, Florida

This symposium will provide an educational opportunity to learn about carbon ion/heavy particle therapy. The course will cover background and practical aspects of operating a carbon ion/heavy particle therapy center, as well as treatment considerations, radiobiology, physics and clinical outcomes for treating with heavy ions. Topics will vary based on the expertise of each speaker, with a highlight on the following: radiobiologic or physics principles of carbon treatment, and clinical outcomes following carbon ion therapy.

Target Audience

Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Neuro-Oncologists

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe technological considerations and beam characteristics of carbon ion accelerators
  • Discuss the physical aspects of clinical carbon ion beams including dosimetry, treatment planning, and treatment delivery
  • Describe the biological underpinnings of carbon ion therapy and compare and contrast with photons and protons
  • Outline the role of carbon ion therapy in the treatment of a spectrum of malignancies

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
01/25/2024 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
01/26/2024 - 3:00pm

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Mayo Clinic
4500 San Pablo Road
Kinne Auditorium
Jacksonville, FL 32224
United States

All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


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Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

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Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

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1000 PGA Tour Blvd
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Course Directors
Bradford Hoppe, M.D.
Chris Beltran, Ph.D.

Mayo Faculty
Chris Beltran, Ph.D.
Keith Furutani, Ph.D.
Bradford Hoppe, M.D.
Sungjune Kim, M.D.,Ph.D
Anita Mahajan, M.D.
Robert Mutter, M.D.
Oluwadamilola Oladeru, M.D.
Laura Vallow, M.D.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.75 Attendance

On behalf of The Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development and course directors, Bradford Hoppe M.D. and Chris Beltran, Ph.D., we hope you will consider a display opportunity at our Heavy Ion Therapy Symposium held January 25 – 26, 2024 at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida.

If you are interested in participating, click here to complete our Letter of Agreement.

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To claim credit for livestream participation in this course, learners must view the content during the hours posted for the live activity.  This course is not approved for on-demand delivery. 

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Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development (MCSCPD) strives to foster a learning environment in which individual differences are valued, allowing all to achieve their fullest potential.  

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