Rad Onc 2014
SAM-Based Review of Current Cancer Management - March 7-9, 2014
MD Anderson, Dan L. Duncan Building (CPB) Floor 8 – Conference Center
1155 Pressler Street
Houston, Texas 77030
Nursing/Dosimetry/Therapy Program • March 8, 2014
MD Anderson, Robert C. Hickey Auditorium, Floor 11
R. Lee Clark Clinic, 1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77030
- Conference Brochure
- Program Agenda
- Saturday Information (Nursing / Dosimetry / Therapy Program)
- Committee and Speakers
- Registration Information
- Hotel and Transportation
- Houston Visitor Information
- Directions to MD Anderson
Rad Onc 2014 is a conference intended to best describe the practices of Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Many radiation oncologists and other cancer providers are unaware of current literature and randomized studies that may alter the dose, targeting and technique used in radiation treatment. This 3-day conference will cover the most recent advances in central nervous system tumors, breast cancer treatment, lymphoma, head and neck, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecology, sarcoma and lung cancers. We will share observations and current studies underway at the institution. Many practitioners have significant gaps in their familiarity to assess patients for therapy, and many have not yet encountered specific challenges in radiation oncology treatment.
At the conclusion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
- Evaluate appropriate candidates for radiation treatment according to MD Anderson/NCCN guidelines (Knowledge, Competence, Performance);
- Demonstrate knowledge of current target delineation techniques at MD Anderson and utilize these techniques in practice (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes);
- Discuss and implement recent advances in Radiation Oncology treatment delivery for selected cancers to improve patient outcomes (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes); and
- Demonstrate knowledge of Radiation Treatment planning for selected cancers for optimal outcomes (Knowledge, Competence, Performance)
This conference should be of interest to Physicians, Scientists, Trainees, Students, Dosimetrists, Therapists and Nurses.
MD Anderson Cancer Center is going green to save paper and the environment. Hard copies of the presentations will not be available on site. Presentations will be available online after the conference adjourns.
- Question-and-Answer Sessions
- Case Studies
- Panel Discussions
A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities, or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the
opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity will offer a maximum of 12.50 ABR SAM Credits.
For Saturday, March 8, 2014 Session Only
Radiologic Technologist Credits: Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 6 Category A continuing education credit.
Medical Dosimetrist Credits: Approved by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) for 6 continuing education credit.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, SAM Credit, or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants when an individual departs the conference. To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME Verification Form.
Upon request, a record of attendance (certificate) will be provided on-site to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.