Spinal Mets Webinar


Title: Optimal Imaging for Disease Evaluation, Target Delineation and Post-treatment Response Evaluation for Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Spinal Metastases
Presenter: Nina Mayr, MD, FASTRO, FAAAS
Presenter: Simon S. Lo, MD, FACR
Presenter: Arjun Sahgal, BSc, MD, FRCPC
Moderator: Kristin J. Redmond, MD, MPH
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Time: 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
Where: Your Computer and/or Telephone
This webinar will cover pre-SBRT imaging and special imaging techniques for spinal metastases, disease evaluation and target delineation for stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastases. Post-treatment response evaluation for stereotactic body radiotherapy for spinal metastases and its challenges will also be reviewed.

After attending this activity, participants should be able to understand and describe:
    • The optimal imaging for disease evaluation for spinal metastasis.
    • The methods of contouring and consensus guidelines for target delineation for SBRT for spinal metastases.
    • The post-treatment response evaluation for SBRT for spinal metastases.
    • The SPINO criteria.
Presenters and Moderator

Nina Mayr, MD, FASTRO, FAAAS, is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington. Dr. Mayr specializes in the treatment of women’s cancers, lung cancer, neuro-oncology, and tumor imaging. She has been awarded two National Institutes of Health (NIH) RO1 grants for the study of functional/molecular imaging as a predictor of cancer treatment outcome. She serves in numerous capacities in professional societies in her field, has been awarded the Fellowship by the American Society of Radiation Oncology in 2011, and has been an elected Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science since 2006.

Simon S. Lo, MD, FACR, is a Professor and Vice-Chair for Strategic Planning of Radiation Oncology at University of Washington School of Medicine. His clinical and research interests are brain, skull base and spinal tumors, lung cancer, liver cancer, stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy. He is currently chair of the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Expert Panel in Bone Metastasis (non-spine and spine). Dr. Lo has written more than 165 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 50 book chapters, and has edited 4 textbooks in SBRT/ SRS/ SRT. He has lectured in numerous international and national meetings as well as numerous prestigious academic cancer centers. He is currently the co-chair of the radiation oncology track of Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) refresher courses.

Arjun Sahgal, BSc, MD, FRCPC, is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Surgery at the University of Toronto and Deputy Chief, in Department of Radiation Oncology at Odette Cancer Centre Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is an international clinical and research leader in the field of high precision stereotactic radiation to the brain and spine for both metastases and primary tumors. After training at the University of Toronto in radiation oncology, he completed a radiosurgery fellowship at the University of California San Francisco with Professor Dr. David Larson. He has published over 200 peer reviewed papers including in high impact journals like the Journal of Clinical Oncology and Lancet Oncology, editor and writer of several books/book chapters on brain and bone metastases research, recipient of several distinguished visiting professorships, past-meeting chairman and board member of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society (ISRS), and current steering committee member for the AOSpine Tumor Knowledge Forum. He is the principle investigator for a national Phase 2 randomized trial (SC-24) evaluating spine SBRT to conventional radiation. Currently, he serves as Deputy Chief of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto affiliated Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre. His current major projects involve directing the Sunnybrook Cancer Ablation Therapy program which involves the installation and integration of MR Brachytherapy, MR Linac and Gamma Knife ICON technology. His next phase of research and development is focused on integrating MR in radiation therapy and the application of MR Guided Focused Ultrasound Technology with radiation.

Kristin J. Redmond, MD, MPH, received her undergraduate degree at Princeton University with a focus in neuro-psychology. She attended medical school and obtained a Masters in Public Health in Heath Systems Management at Tulane University. Following her internship in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, she completed her residency in radiation oncology at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, MD where she has been on faculty since 2010 specializing in the treatment of patients with brain tumors and leading the spine radiosurgery program. Her research interest focuses on the development of novel radiation techniques and therapeutic agents to treat brain and spine tumors in order to increase tumor control and overall survival. In addition, she is working to develop innovative approaches to try to limit long term toxicities and minimize neuro-cognitive dysfunction following treatment for tumors of the central nervous system.

Live Webinars are free to anyone interested in learning about SRS/SBRT. Please note the following: 
    • Access to recorded webinars is limited to RSS members only.
    • CMEs for attending live webinar broadcasts are available to physicians and are at no cost to RSS physician members.
    • CMEs for attending live broadcasts are available to physicians that are non-RSS members for $12.95. 
    • For purposes of documenting CME attendance, each person must register individually and attend the entire broadcast. Certificates of Attendance will be issued based on these registration requirements, no exceptions.

CME Live Activity Overview (Physicians Only)

To be eligible for documentation of CME credit, physicians must attend the entire live webinar and complete an evaluation form. All physician attendees will be contacted after the live webinar with CME evaluation information and any associated fee. Although we cannot provide CE at this time for all medical professionals due to limited staffing and financial resources, we are currently working with organizations to offer CE in the future.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 408.385.9411.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AMEDCO and the Radiosurgery Society (the RSS). AMEDCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

AMEDCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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