SRS for Functional Diseases

Recent Developments in SRS for Functional Diseases

A session from the 2019 Radiosurgery Society® Scientific Meeting presented by:

  • Sameer Sheth, MD, PhD
  • Konstantin Slavin, MD
  • David Mathieu, MD, FRCS(C)
  • Casey Halpern, MD

This course, which has been accredited by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for both physicians and medical physicists, for Self-Assessment Module (SAM) maintenance of certification credit, is available from September 26, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 25, 2022.

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

    • View the audio/slide presentation
    • Pass the five-question examination with a minimum of 75%
    • Complete the course evaluation
    • Participate in the entire activity as partial credit is not available
    • If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

The activity is approximately 1-hour in length.

Course Fees

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

Statement of Need

Brain science continues to evolve and along with it so must diagnoses and treatment options. Optimizing patient care by combining clinical and technological breakthroughs; incorporating artificial intelligence and brain-fusion techniques; and collaboration with innovation are critical to advancing functional neurological treatment breakthroughs. This session will highlight the advancements in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, Epilepsy, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Essential Tremors using Stereotactic Radiosurgery from a few of the world’s leading neurosurgeons.

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 the recent developments in stereotactic radiosurgery for functional disease such as: Essential Tremors, Epilepsy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and focused ultrasound.

Activity Objectives

  • Attendees will understand the treatment for Essential Tremor using SRS
  • Attendees will understand the treatment for Epilepsy using SRS
  • Attendees will understand the treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder using SRS
  • Attendees will understand when it is appropriate to use focused ultrasound and when to use SRS

Accreditation Statement

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.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The Radiosurgery Society Self-Assessment Module (SAM) titled, Recent Developments in SRS for Functional Diseases, is qualified by the AMA for PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 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. The AMA and the ABR qualified this SAM on September 26, 2019.

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.

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
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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.

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