Proton Therapy Training
October 8-20, 2018
Proton Therapy Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1840 Old Spanish Trail
Houston, TX 77054
Conf. #: D120429
54.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
This activity is intended for physicians and fellows in medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, pediatrics and radiology, and clinical research nurses in oncology, dosimetrists, physicists and trainees.
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, schedule conflicts and so forth.
Please let us know what specific topics, issues or questions you wish to see addressed or emphasized in this activity. Fax CME/Conference Management at 713-794-1724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
After attending the conference, participants should be able to:
- Incorporate the knowledge and skills learned through hands-on practice sessions to better prepare for proton therapy treatments, thus improving patient outcomes (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
- Interpret the effectiveness of proton therapy to assess which intervention would be most appropriate for patients with different solid tumor cancer diagnoses (knowledge, competence)
- Assess how an interprofessional system will improve the quality of care for patients receiving proton therapy (knowledge, competence)
- Utilize proton therapy clinical trials and assess their outcomes for a better understanding of the importance and significance in the treatment of cancer (knowledge, competence, performance)
- Gain a greater appreciation and perspective of the steps and personnel needed to perform quality proton therapy (knowledge, competence)
Depending on the training track(s) you have chosen, over the course of the next week(s), our goal is to educate you on clinical operations, treatment planning and/or physics and service maintenance. Any one or all three of these tracks will better prepare you as you engage in new frontiers with proton therapy and extend its benefits to patients with a wide range of cancers.
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.
- Case study
- Skills-based training
- Panel discussion
- Interactive small groups/breakout sessions
- Question/answer sessions
- Hands-on workshop
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 54.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM or certificates documenting attendance will be distributed to participants as they depart 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.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has implemented a process whereby everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could potentially affect the information presented. MD Anderson also requires that all faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.
Physician Payments Sunshine Act
MD Anderson complies with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Accordingly, we may be required to collect information on transfer of value provided to any covered recipient under the ACA.
General Registration Information
- Please check the agenda for the start and end times of the track you wish to attend.
- Advance registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
- Please see the registration form for applicable fees.
- The course registration fee includes the tuition, breakfasts, lunches and breaks.
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We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable through U.S. banks only)
- Money order
- Credit cards (MasterCard, VISA and American Express)
- Cash (on-site registration only)
If you register online, a receipt/confirmation letter will be automatically emailed to the email address you list on the registration form. If you register by fax or mail, a receipt/confirmation letter will be sent to you within 10 working days of the receipt of your fee.
The registration fee, minus a $100 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before Sept. 24, 2018. No refunds will be granted after that date. The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institution check. For additional information, contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866 or email email@example.com.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary. Each registrant will be notified by mail, email or at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, the liability of the Department of CME/Conference Management is limited to the registration fee. CME/Conference Management will refund the full registration fee.
The Department of CME/Conference Management reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.
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Prices are subject to change and vary depending on the location of the conference.
- Houston is served by two airports, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU).
- Taxicabs are available at an estimated cost of $50-60 to or from each airport.
- SuperShuttle operates a shuttle bus between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center for $27 one-way and $54 round-trip. The shuttle between William P. Hobby Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center is $24 for one-way and the roundtrip cost is $48. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll-free at 800-258-3826.
Parking is available at the Proton Therapy Center.
Photographing, audio taping and videotaping are prohibited.