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How To Start A Successful Breast Radioactive Seed Localization Program in Your Institution
Feb. 11, 2017
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Duncan Building (CPB)
Floor 8, Rooms 1-8
Houston, Texas 77030
Conf. # D116321
8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
8.5 SAM credits
This conference will be beneficial to radiologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiation safety officers and hospital administrators.
- Conference Brochure
- Conference Agenda
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.
Participants should come away from this course with a clear understanding of the regulations, application process, seed protocoling and procedure planning by the radiologist, seed insertion, surgical techniques and principles, pathology processing and seed storage/dispensing associated with performing an RSL procedure.
After participating in the activity, the participant should be able to:
- Initiate and complete a DSHS application (knowledge, competence, performance)
- Apply a pathway of seed ordering, storage, essay and tracking (knowledge, competence, performance)
- Implement principles of seed localization procedure (RSL) (knowledge, competence, performance)
- Understand principles of seed-guided surgery (knowledge)
- Incorporate necessary steps to ensure safe seed handing in pathology (knowledge, competence, performance, patient outcomes)
- Audience Response System
- Panel discussion
- Question/answer sessions
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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This conference has been certified for the level 2 classification in accordance with the AMA guidelines for Continuing Medical Education on New Procedures and Skills.
As of Dec. 8, 2014, this Self-Assessment Module has been 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. A maximum of 8.50 SAM credits will be offered.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 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.
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
- On-line registration is now closed, please register on-site.
- On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. The conference will begin at 7:50 a.m. and will adjourn on at 3:30 p.m.
- Self-Assessment Module will begin at 3:30 p.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m.
- Advanced registration by Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
- Please see the registration form for applicable fees.
- The course registration fee includes the tuition, breakfast, lunch and breaks.
Postmarked on or before Jan. 23, 2017
- No SAM Credit: $395
- SAM Credit: $525
- Trainee: $295
Postmarked after Jan. 23, 2017
- No SAM Credit: $495
- SAM Credit: $625
- Trainee: $375
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 $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. 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 the contact numbers as given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, 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.
- A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the Houston Marriott Medical Center Hotel, located at 6580 Fannin St., Houston, Texas 77030.
- Early hotel reservation is suggested.
- The hotel phone number is 713-796-0080.
- When you make reservations be sure to mention the group name How to Start a Successful Breast Radioactive Seed Localization Program conference to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $115 for a standard guest room.
- Please add 17% for state and local taxes.
- Reservations and deposits received after Friday, Jan. 12, 2017 will be confirmed if space is available and at current hotel published guest room rates.
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.
Self parking is available for $12 per day. Enter the Mays Clinic Garage at Entrance 5, located on Bertner Avenue between Holcombe Boulevard and Pressler Street. When you enter the Mays Clinic building, go to the third floor and follow the hallway signs to the Duncan Building, or ask a security guard for directions. Take Elevator Q up to the conference center located on the eighth floor.
You may enter on foot through the Mays Clinic via J.V. Johnson Avenue or through the main entrance via Pressler Street.
Click here for a map.
Please remember- parking fees will NOT be reimbursed.
Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.