Post-Op SRS to Surgical Cavity
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Post-Operative SRS/SRT to the Surgical Cavity
after Brain Metastases Resection


A session from the Radiosurgery Society 2018 Webinar Series presented by:

  • Stephanie E. Combs, MD - Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany

  • Hany Soliman, MD, FRCPC - Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Toronto, Odette Cancer Centre - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Simon S. Lo, MD - Vice Chair for Radiation Oncology Strategic Planning and a UW professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery at UW Medical Center in Seattle, Washington

This course, which has been accredited by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for both physicians and medical physicists, is available from November 20, 2018, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 20, 2021.

In order to earn credit for this course, participants must:

    • View the audio/slide presentation
    • Pass the five-question examination with a minimum of 70%, and
    • Complete the course evaluation

The activity is approximately 1-hour in length.

Course Fees

  • Non-Member: $25.00
  • RSS Member: Free 
    • Once logged in to www.therss.org, members can find the discount code on the Member Resources page.


Statement of Need

The United States incidence rate for primary brain and nervous system tumors in adults (aged 20 years or older) is estimated to be 28.6 per 100,000 persons. Approximately one-third of tumors are malignant and the remainder are benign or borderline malignant. The use of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)/Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT) for the treatment of Brain Tumors is a field that is continuously evolving. Radiotherapy to the brain following surgical resection of malignant brain tumors has been shown to be of benefit. SRS/SRT when used in this setting has demonstrated a more tolerable side effect profile when compared to conventional whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT). There is a need to understand the rationale and review the guidelines for surgical cavity contouring, what the indications are for post-operative SRS/SRT to the resection cavity of brain metastases, understand target volume definition and dose prescription for the surgical cavity after brain metastases resection, and review the evidence for SRS/SRT to the surgical cavity and contrast to post-operative WBRT.


Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the needs of radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, medical physicists, residents-in-training and healthcare professionals with interest in learning about radiation to the surgical cavity of the brain, the guidelines for contouring, and target volume and dose prescription for post-operative SRS to the surgical cavity after brain metastases resection.


Activity Objectives

  • Review the evidence for radiation to the surgical cavity and contrast to post-operative WBRT
  • Explain the rationale and review the guidelines for surgical cavity contouring
  • Learn about the indications for post-operative precision radiotherapy to the resection cavity of brain metastases
  • Understand target volume definition and dose prescription for post-operative SRS/SRT to the surgical cavity after brain metastases resection


In order to successfully complete this knowledge-based continuing education activity, the participant must register for the activity, view the educational sessions, and complete the online examination and activity evaluation.

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® (RSS). Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statements
Physician
  Physicist
Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Radiosurgery Society Self-Assessment Module (SAM) titled Post-Operative SRS/SBRT to the Surgical Cavity after Brain Metastases Resection is qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program and has been qualified for 1.0 SAM credits.

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

The Radiosurgery Society Medical Physics Self-Assessment Module (MP SAM) titled Post-Operative SRS/SBRT to the Surgical Cavity after Brain Metastases Resection is qualified by the American Board of Radiology in meeting the criteria for self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification Program and has been qualified for 1.0 MP SAM credit.
 
Certificate of Participation
A certificate will be issued upon completion of course requirements, including the evaluation, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations.



Technology Requirements

Software Requirements

  • A browser version of Internet Explorer 10.0 and higher or Firefox 3.0 or higher, Google Chrome Version 35 or higher.

A note on browser incompatibility:

  • We have tested IE 6.x in controlled configurations and we can stream successfully, but there are some versions that may not support the RTMP streams we push out - basically new technology that old technology can't handle.
  • Possible remedy: upgrade browser version, try alternate browsers such as Firefox.
  • Flash Player Version 11 or higher. If you have an older version it would be best to upgrade now. It's free and does not require a reboot. http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Hardware Requirements

  • Windows Based Computer, Mac based Computers, smart phone, tablets
  • Windows XP SP 3 or Vista Home Premium or better
  • Mac OS x 10.5.3 or better
  • Pentium 4 or better
  • 1meg of System Ram (Memory)
  • True Color 32 bit video card
  • Sound card and speakers
For more help with technical issues please click here.


Policies

No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for those participants who, for any reason, have not completed the course by the end of the qualification date. The qualification date for each course is listed on the RSS website under the title of the course.

Participants using RSS online courses to satisfy the requirement of a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program should verify the number, type and availability dates of any course before making a purchase. No refunds, extensions, or substitutions will be made for participants who have purchased courses that do not align with their MOC requirement.

The course and its materials will only be available on the RSS website for that 3 year period regardless of purchase date. At the expiration of the qualification, participants will no longer have access to the course or its materials. The RSS reserves the right to remove a course before the end of its qualification period.

Please contact admin@therss.org if you have questions.

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