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.
The activity is approximately 1-hour in length.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Physicists: Please note that AMA Category 1 CE offerings count towards ARB-MOC credits. The Radiosurgery Society does not offer CAMPEP credit for our Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs).
For more information, please refer to the ABR information guide found here.
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.
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.
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.
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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.
Please contact SAMs@therss.org if you have questions.