Self-Assessment Module

Hypofractionated Proton Therapy for Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

A session from the 2020 RSS Webinar Series presented by:

  • Bradford (Brad) Hoppe, MD, MPH
  • Charles (Chuck) B. Simone, II, MD, FACRO

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 November 23, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 23, 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.
  • 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

Advances in the applications, technologies and methodologies of Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy continue to evolve rapidly and the delivery of treatment has become more complex, making it imperative that oncology professional remain current in the state-of-the-art techniques. The Radiosurgery Society is committed to providing educational programming that creates a forum for global collaboration to improve professional practice by increasing their level of knowledge, as required to improve competency in the field of oncology.

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 Hypofractionated Proton Therapy for Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.

Activity Objectives

  • Understand the potential benefits of proton therapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer and how protons can allow for safe hypofractionation in this patient population
  • Know expected outcomes and toxicities of hypofractionated proton therapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer

Accreditation Statement

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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 on the credit commensurate with the extend of their participation in the activity.

This course is valid for up to 1.0 of the American Board of Radiology SA-CME Self-Assessment credits.

American Board of Radiology SA-CME Self-Assessment Credit

The Radiosurgery Society Self-Assessment Module (SAM) titled Hypofractionated Proton Therapy for Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer 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 1.00 SAM credits. The ABR qualified this SAM on November 23, 2020.

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.

  • Bradford (Brad) Hoppe, MD, MPH - <em>Pending Review</em>
  • Charles (Chuck) B. Simone, II, MD, FACRO - Varian Medical Systems: Other Financial or Material Support

Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support

This educational activity is from an unrestricted grant received from Varian.

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.

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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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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