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CME and CE Information for the SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting 2014


PHYSICIANS

CME Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Minnesota Medical Association and The Radiosurgery Society. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for
a maximum of 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity CE Information.
  

PHYSICISTS
This activity has been approved for 21.58 MPCEC credits by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP).



RADIATION THERAPISTS

This activity is approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit. There is a maximum of 15.5 Category A CE credits awarded.



DOSIMETRISTS
This activity has been approved for 13.5 continuing education credits by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB).


Educational Webinars:
1 Upcoming Live
& 1 Recorded


LIVE - How and Why to Start a Gamma Knife Center

Save the Date: Tuesday, April 22nd at 9:00 AM PDT / Noon EDT Steve Goetsch from San Diego Gamma Knife Center will present this third in a series webinar.   Ian Cowley, PhD will moderate this 1 hour webinar.

 

RECORDED - Developing a Linac SBRT Program in a Community Hospital Setting

On Thursday, March 27th Jason Zauls, MD and Cindy Pope, MS discussed the unique set of challenges differing from those in the academic environment and the decision process to support such a program. The webinar covers the physician’s perspective on program development, limitations, determining the potential patient population and how to best select those benefiting from these services. The physicist component gives information on the resources available to community based physicists including information on how to determine the limits of the program, techniques to establish safe treatment delivery, staff training and proper procedures for SBRT treatments.

 

At this time the Radiosurgery Society® is not able to offer CE/CME awards for attending/viewing our live and recorded webinars.
the Radiosurgery Society®

The Performance and Quality Improvement Session (PQIS)


The PQIS routinely has the highest ratings and attendance of the Scientific Meeting.  This year the PQIS will take place on Saturday, May 10 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Many in attendance have deemed this a “NOT TO BE MISSED” session providing a unique educational opportunity to learn from colleagues about challenging and interesting case studies with the goal of improving patient care.

This session is confidential and all attendees must sign a Participation and Confidentiality form AND submit a case study for presentation at the session in order to attend the session.  
All case studies must be submitted for review by Monday, April 28, 2014
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PQIS Highlights:

  • Encourages audience dialogue and sharing of clinical experiences amongst practitioners with the objective of improving patient treatment and care
  • Provides a combined clinical and physics forum for open and dynamic discussion of:
    • Optimizing difficult patient set-up, planning and treatment delivery
    • Suboptimal (or optimal) treatment outcomes
    • Complications
    • Unexpected disease relapse
    • Comparison of alternative delivery techniques
    • Case study presentations will be hosted by a physician moderator and an expert panel of physicians and physicists with active audience participation
    • DICOM-RT formatted plans will be displayed during the conference with full interactivity to allow scrutiny of the entire dose plan. The submission of dose plans prior to the meeting is encouraged to insure that all data pertinent to the case study presentation is available.
    • Case studies presentations from all SRS/SBRT platforms are encouraged
    • The session is not limited to complications and difficult cases, but also situations in which different approaches might be possible (we also encourage presenting cases when surprising results – good or bad - occur),
    • An experienced panel will select the order of presentations based upon the specifics of the cases. The number of cases presented will be dependent on the length of discussion of each case
    • An opportunity to archive cases for educational purposes will be available
To Attend:

  • Must conform to HIPAA standards; presentation limited to 7 minutes followed by 8 minutes active discussion with audience and expert panel. 
  • Each facility presenting should designate at least one representative to present at least one case study  (those users or facilities with less than 6 months SRS/SBRT experience may attend without presenting a case)
  • All Users/Facilities attending the PQIS without presenting a case study must sign a Participation and Confidentiality to gain entrance into the session  (available May 7-10 at the registration desk)
  • Download the powerpoint template to develop your case study: here is the .pptx version or use the .ppt version
  • Case studies submitted will be reviewed by a panel of experienced clinicians prior to the PQIS
  • Only distinguished case studies will be selected for presentation.
  • Case studies must be submitted by Monday, April 28, 2014 (send to nbrown@therss.org)
  • No consultants, vendors/corporate sponsors or their representatives will be permitted into the PQIS

What is the Radiosurgery Society®?


We are a mutual benefit nonprofit corporation (501c6).  Membership in the Radiosurgery Society (RSS) is available to health care professionals affiliated with any stereotactic radiosurgery or stereotactic body radiation therapy treatment center. - Download the Brochure

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The RSS SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting 2014 is endorsed by:
the American Society of Clinical Oncology® (ASCO)
the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and
the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS).



the RSS would like to thank the following companies for their generous educational support of the meeting:

DIAMOND

Varian Medical Systems

PLATINUM

Accuray

BRONZE

Elekta

COBALT

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, G.P. - aka Gafchromic
MIM Software
Mirada Medical
Modus QA
Qfix

LEGACY

Accelitech
Alliance Oncology / US Radiosurgery
architection
Brainlab, Inc.
CIRS
CIVCO
Gold Anchor
iba Dosimetry
Integrated Medical Technologies
Orfit
PTW - New York
ScandiDos
Standard Imaging
Sun Nuclear
View Ray
VisionRT
Xcision



This program has the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s approval for quality of educational content. ASCO endorsement does not constitute medical advice. Health care providers should exercise their own independent medical judgment. ASCO® is a registered trademark of the American Society of Clinical Oncology®. Used with permission. This is not an ASCO sponsored event.
the RSS would like to acknowledge and thank our Corporate Members.







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