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CyberKnife Symposium

CyberKnife Symposium

A CyberKnife Symposium was held on Saturday, 17th September 2016 in the Hermitage Medical Clinic, Old Lucan Rd, Dublin 20.

The CyberKnife System, a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous tumours anywhere in the body, has been introduced to Ireland for the first time at the Hermitage Medical Clinic.

The CyberKnife treatment works by sending multiple beams of high dose radiation from a wide variety of angles using a robotic arm. X-ray cameras monitor the patient’s breathing and re-position the radiotherapy beam in order to minimise damage to healthy tissue.

This accuracy enables tumours to be treated that are in difficult or dangerous to treat positions such as near the spinal cord, prostate, lung, brain, liver, pancreas and kidney.

 

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Pictured at the Hermitage Medical Clinic CyberKnife Symposium, 17th Sep 2016, were (l-r) Eamonn Fitzgerald, CEO HMC and Dr Christopher O’Rourke, GP Maynooth. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

CyberKnife Symposium AGENDA

8.30am

Registration & Coffee

9.00am

Welcome Note

Mr. Danny Rawluk, Clinical Director, CyberKnife Programme, Hermitage Medical Clinic

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Pictured at the Hermitage Medical Clinic Cyberknife Symposium, 17th Sep 2016, was Mr Danny Rawluk, Consultant Neorosurgeon and Clinical Director of the CyberKnife Programme. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

9.15am

Treating cardiac arrhythmias with CyberHeart

Dr. Patrick Maguire, President, CyberHeart Inc

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Pictured at the Hermitage Medical Clinic Cyberknife Symposium, 17th Sep 2016, was Dr Patrick Maguire, President, CyberHeart Inc. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

10.00am

Current Concept in Spinal Radiosurgery

Dr. Clare Faul, Radiation Oncologist,

Beaumont Hospital & Hermitage Medical Clinic

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Pictured at the Hermitage Medical Clinic Cyberknife Symposium, 17th Sep 2016, was Dr Clare Faul, Consultant Radiation Oncologist. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

10.45am

Coffee

11.10am

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Liver and Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Anand Mahadevan, Consultant Radiation Oncologist Boston

11.55am

Rule of CyberKnife Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Lung Cancer

Dr. Osama Salib, Radiation Oncologist, St Luke’s Hospital &

Hermitage Medical Clinic

12.40pm

Management of Prostate Cancer with CyberKnife in Hermitage Medical Clinic

Dr. Ian Fraser, Radiation Oncologist, Hermitage Medical Clinic

1.20pm

Closing Address

Mr. Eamonn Fitzgerald, CEO Hermitage Medical Clinic

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Pictured at the Hermitage Medical Clinic Cyberknife Symposium, 17th Sep 2016, were (l-r) Rachel Miller, Radiation Therapist; Gillian Moore, Cyberknife Manager, Dr Osama Salib, Cons Oncologist; Bojan Strbac, Physicist; Dr Mohamed Galar Ibrahim, Physicist; Martina Rosser, Radiotherapy Manager; Aoife Goode, Radiation Therapist and Karl Jordan, Physicist. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

Dr. Clare Faul

Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Clare Faul is a Consultant Radiation Oncologist based in Beaumont

Hospital, Hermitage Medical Clinic and Mater Private. She has been

appointed clinical lead St Luke’s Hospital Radiation Oncology Network

at Beaumont Hospital and to National Tumour Group for Breast Cancer

by NCCP. Her clinical interests focus on Breast Cancer, Gynaecological

Cancer, Radioresistance / Hypoxia and Sequencing Chemotherapy with

Radiotherapy.

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Pictured at the Hermitage Medical Clinic Cyberknife Symposium, 17th Sep 2016, was Dr Patrick Maguire, President, CyberHeart Inc. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

Dr. Patrick Maguire

President, CyberHeart Inc.

Dr. Maguire is President and CEO of CyberHeart Inc. CyberHeart was

founded by Dr. Thomas Fogarty, and is developing non-invasive

radiosurgical applications to treat cardiac arrhythmia and renal nerve

hypertension. Dr. Maguire is a board certified Cardiovascular and Thoracic

Surgeon, with Fellowships in the American and Royal College of Surgeons.

His training took place at Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and Harefield- Royal

Brompton Hospitals, UK. He also holds PhD and MBA degrees.

Dr. Anand Mahadevan

Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr Mahadevan completed his general surgical and oncology residency in

the United Kingdom followed by a fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess

Medical Center (BIDMC) in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program

(HROP). He is currently on staff in BIDMC, an Assistant Professor at

Harvard Medical School and is also the Assistant Program Director for

the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Other than CNS malignancies,

Dr. Mahadevan has had a particular interest in SBRT for liver/pancreas

tumours and oligometastasis.

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Pictured at the Hermitage Medical Clinic Cyberknife Symposium, 17th Sep 2016, was Mr Danny Rawluk, Consultant Neorosurgeon and Clinical Director of the CyberKnife Programme. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

Mr. Danny Rawluk

Consultant Neurosurgeon & Clinical

Director CyberKnife Programme

Mr Rawluk is a Consultant Neurosurgeon based in Beaumont Hospital

and the Hermitage Medical Clinic and has been in practice in the Republic of Ireland since February of 1992. His clinical interests focus on skull

base, vascular and pituitary surgery in addition to providing a service

dealing with general neurosurgical cases. Responsible for establishing a

multidisciplinary skull base clinic in Beaumont Hospital and has introduced

a service in the Republic of Ireland for placement of auditory brain stem

implants in patients who are rendered totally deaf by their condition. Mr.

Rawluk considers treatment in the future will be more focused on such

minimally invasive techniques and as a consequence it is important that

the most up to date technology is available.

Dr. Osama Salib

Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr Salib graduated from medical school in 1984 and received a Diploma in

Clinical Oncology from the Royal College of Radiologists London in 1994.

He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Radiologists, Royal College of Surgeons

Dublin since 2002.

Dr Salib has been practicing as a consultant radiation oncologist since

  1. His site specialisation is in breast cancer, gynaecological cancer,

lung cancer, lyphomas and palliative radiotherapy. He treats patients

in Dublin at St Luke’s Hospital, St James’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Private

Hospital and the Hermitage Medical Clinic.

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Pictured at the Hermitage Medical Clinic Cyberknife Symposium, 17th Sep 2016, were (l-r) Dr Ian Fraser, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, HMC; Dr Patrick Maguire, President, CyberHeart Inc and Dr Osama Salib, Consultant Radiation Oncologist, HMC. Picture: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

Dr. Ian Fraser

Consultant Radiation Oncologist &

Clinical Director of Radiation Therapy at

Hermitage Medical Clinic

Graduate of TCD Medical School and St Lukes training program in

Radiation oncology. Was consultant to St Lukes Hospital, Mater

Misericordiae and Mater Private Hospitals, Waterford University

Hospital, Wexford General and Kilkenny Hospital. Wide experience in

patient care but special interest in Prostate and Head and Neck cancer.

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