Damian Edward DupuyMD
Dr. Damian Dupuy, MD, director of tumor ablation at Rhode Island Hospital, will deliver the annual oration in diagnostic imaging at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA®) annual meeting, Dec. 1-6 in Chicago. The RSNA annual meeting is the second largest medical conference in the world, attracting nearly 55,000 attendees.
Dr. Dupuy is a world-renowned expert in image-guided ablation, and has helped to develop clinical applications to successfully combat adrenal cancer, and cancers of the kidney, liver, lung, head, neck and skeleton. He also pioneered percutaneous microwave ablation; cryoablation; and a combination of radiofrequency ablation and radiotherapy.
Dr. Dupuy’s presentation, “We Must Stand on the Shoulders of Giants,” will focus on the importance of increased collaboration between radiology and radiation oncology departments within the hospital setting. “Medicine is constantly evolving, and we must evolve along with it,” Dupuy said. “Clinical care is not delivered in a vacuum, it’s a collaborative effort between numerous disciplines, and radiology is no different. This is of particular importance in cancer care; we must learn to work better with our colleagues in radiation oncology, for the sake of our research, and the health and safety of our patients.”
Dr. Dupuy continued, “At a time when health care is at the forefront of government and public debate, we must get on the same page, share resources and knowledge and work with each other rather than compete against each other – whether that be for patients or hospital resources. Together we can accomplish much more than we can alone. To quote Sir Isaac Newton, ‘If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.’”