SELF-ASSESSMENT MODULE

Self-Assessment Module

Combination of Targeted Therapies and SRS for the Treatment of Brain Metastases

A session from the Radiosurgery Society 2017 Webinar Series presented by:

  • Samuel Chao, MD
  • Jonathan Sherman, MD

This course, which has been accredited by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for Self-Assessment Module (SAM) maintenance of certification credit for both physicians and medical physicists, is available from May 19, 2017, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 1, 2023.

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

  • Learners must listen to each self-directed audio recording while following along with the visual slides/read the articles.
  • Pass the post-test with a score of 75% or higher.
  • Complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.
  • 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

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Statement of Need

Brain metastasis affects up to 200,000 patients yearly and is the most common neurological complication of cancer. Studies indicate that SRS shows benefits compared to whole-brain radiation treatment (WBRT) for patients with brain metastases by reducing damage to normal tissues, decreasing treatment time and reducing neurocognitive decline. There is a need to review the current state of the literature on SRS alone vs. WBRT with SRS boost vs. SRS plus targeted therapies, to understand the benefits and risks of each in the pre vs post-operative setting, and discuss future studies needed to maximize the therapeutic benefits of SRS for the treatment of brain metastases.

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 defining progression versus pseudoprogression, targeted agents, WBRT, and optimizing Radiosurgery (SRS) to treat brain metastases.

Activity Objectives

  • Defining progression versus pseudoprogression following stereotactic radiosurgery.
  • Defining the role WBRT versus stereotactic radiosurgery after distal progression.
  • Review the role of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain metastases.
  • Discuss ways to optimize radiosurgery in brain.
  • Provide an overview on the use of targeted agents in treating brain metastases.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the Radiosurgery Society. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement

Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Radiology SA-CME Self-Assessment Credit

The Radiosurgery Society Self-Assessment Module (SAM) titled Combination of Targeted Therapies and SRS for the Treatment of Brain Metastases 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. The ABR qualified this SAM on May 19, 2017.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco. All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved. (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)

All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed below.

  • Samuel Chao, MD - Varian: Other Financial or Material Support, Zeiss: Other Financial or Material Support, Abbvie: Other Financial or Material Support
  • Jonathan Sherman, MD - No Disclosures

Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support

No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.

Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support

No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.

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 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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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 SAMs@therss.org if you have questions.