2019 World Championship Reflections and “Top 50” List

Post-Event Reflections

Congratulations to all the brave and energetic professionals who participated in the 2019 World Championship event.

What an event it was! We had hundreds of people working during their chosen shifts in the 24-hour window when the dedicated ProKnow DS hub was open for submissions. Not only did competitors have to get familiar with this new mode of competition (ProKnow DS), but they had to contour some critical anatomy (six organ-at-risk structures) then design optimal treatment plans meeting some very difficult metric objectives. They did all of this with the clock ticking to create a sense of urgency, as a large portion of the overall composite score (20%) was based on efficiency/speed of getting the work done and final plan submitted.

We heard from many participants — including past winners — that this was by far the toughest plan study yet. We tried to “take it up a notch” this year to combine contouring and planning skills, as well as distribute interactive results for all to see. We know that we have more room to improve for future plan studies, but we’ll keep improving if you keep competing and giving feedback.

Awards and “Top 50” List

Awards Video

We published an awards video soon after the event, and you can find it here to see the top placings per category and top 5 overall.

Top 50 List

The following table shows the list of the top 50 participants based on total composite score. Achievement points (for the ProKnow Achievement System) will be added in the coming weeks so that your resumé reflects your participation and, when applicable, your high performance.

Note: Mobile device users will need to use their finger to scroll horizontally to see all of the columns in the table.

Overall Place Name(s) and Institution Composite Score
1 Simon Heinze, Medical Physicist SSRMP
Dr. Markus Glatzer, Attending Physician
Kantonsspital St.Gallen
Switzerland
92.96
2 Richard “Able” Shores III, MS, DABR, CMD
Prisma Health, South Carolina
United States
92.92
3 Tso Gary Ka Yu
St. Teresa’s Hospital
Hong Kong
92.88
4 John (Yuan Q.) Wei, CMD
Raysearch Laboratories
92.82
5 Yik Shing Cheung, Matt
St. Teresa’s Hospital
Hong Kong
92.80
6 Drew Granatowicz, MS, CMD
Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, NE
92.42
7 Vanessa Magliari
Varian Medical Systems
91.01
8 Timothy Hancock
Kantonsspital Aarau
Switzerland
90.84
9 Jonathan Stenbeck, M.S.
Prisma Health, South Carolina
90.55
10 Daniel Papworth
Genesis Care Queensland
Australia
90.52
11 To Wing Mok
St. Teresa’s Hospital
Hong Kong
90.34
12 Ming Yan Lai 90.05
13 Man Ying Cheung 89.98
14 Chung Yin Mak, Philip
St Teresa’s Hospital
Hong Kong
89.94
15 Laura O’Connor
Calvary Mater Hospital, Newcastle
89.75
16 Alex Whittington
Self Regional Healthcare
89.67
17 James “Chris” Henry, CMD
Willis Knighton Cancer Center
89.09
18 Dennie Fransen
RaySearch Laboratories
88.51
19 Murali Govindaraj 87.83
20 Phil Bowen
Agnesian Cancer Center/SSM Health
86.72
21 Annelie Johansson
RaySearch Laboratories
86.13
22 Camilla Grindeland Boer
Turid Husevåg Sulen
Haukeland University Hospital
Norway
86.02
23 Anthony Magliari
Jennifer Breunig
Varian Medical Systems
85.92
24 David Stewart
Prince of Wales Hospital, Australia
85.88
25 Angela Locke B.S., R.T.(T), C.M.D.
Cory Heal
Banner University Medical Center
Tucson
85.24
26 David E Cummings
Texas Center for Proton Therapy
84.25
27 Amber Shrewsbury, CMD
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
84.11
28 Kenny Tiffany CMD, RT(T)
McLeod Regional Medical Center
83.54
29 Kristaps Palskis
Latvia Oncology Centre
82.88
30 Scott Senick, MS, DABR
David Littlejohn, CMD
Varian Medical Systems
82.18
31 Boopalan Balaji
Mukesh Kumar
HCG Hospitals, Jaipur
India
81.13
32 Brian Neal
ProCure Proton Therapy Center
81.06
33 Li Kai Leung, Alex
St. Teresa’s Hospital
Hong Kong
81.00
34 Robert Hammond
Ed Bender
Mercy Health Regional Cancer Center
Janesville, WI
80.89
35 Lyndal O’Toole
Lifehouse at RPA
Australia
80.56
36 Thomas Krieger
University Hospital Wuerzburg, Dept. of Radiooncology
Germany
80.33
37 Mahendran Harikrishnan
HealthCare Global Enterprises Limited
India
80.15
38 Rolland Julien
Institut Paoli Calmettes – Marseille / CH Gap
France
79.62
39 Lai Mun Yap 79.56
40 Cherith Logan
Northern Ireland Cancer Centre
Ireland
79.39
41 Guinement Lucie
Anais Stefani
Institut de Cancérologie de Lorraine
France
79.04
42 Magdalena Ferre-Jallon
ICO, Angers
France
78.64
43 André Abreu
Mariana Paranhos Alvarenga
78.20
44 Ryan Ramsburg R.T. (R) (T) (CMD)
Holzer Health System
77.30
45 Savino Cilla
Anna Ianiro
Fondazione Di Ricerca e Cura Giovanni Paolo II – Campobasso
76.83
46 Bruce Ha
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Australia
76.41
47 Dalibor Lojko
Eva Mrazova
Nemocnica Komarno
Slovakia
75.81
48 Xuanfeng Ding
Beaumont Health, Proton Therapy Center
75.51
49 Adam Shulman
Suparna Halsnad
75.39
50 Jessica Caselli, CMD
Northside Hospital
75.39