Radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, administrators, and radiation therapists interested in implementing stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)/stereotactic ablative therapy (SAbR) into clinical practice or those seeking to refresh skills are encouraged to attend this program.
Led by Robert Timmerman, M.D., Vice Chair and Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, and Paul Medin, Ph.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology, the primary focus of this CME course is to help oncology professionals in both large and small centers, including both academic and community practice, learn about the proper implementation of a viable and effective SBRT/SAbR treatment practice.
Covered topics include the evolution of SBRT/SAbR (from its roots in image-guided 3-D conformal therapy and radiosurgery, toward ablation of tumors in the body), guidelines for conducting proper treatment, billing and compliance, physics, and dosimetry, with attention to the unique requirements of SBRT/SAbR beyond conventional radiotherapy and IMRT.
Clinical outcomes and treatment patterns in spine, liver, lung, kidney, and prostate cancers, as well as a description of various treatment platforms in clinical operation, are also included.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 units. Dosimetrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of participation in the activity.
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 Category A credit(s). Therapists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of participation in the activity.
The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 CAMPEP Education credit(s). Medical physicists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of participation in the activity.
Program Directors and Presenters
Dosimetrist: Mu-Han Lin, Ph.D.
Therapist: Eric Chambers, MBA, B.S.R.T.(T)
Department Leadership: Catherine Wallace, B.S.R.T.(T), CMPE
SBRT/SAbR training programs are two-and-a-half-day sessions (Wednesday through midday Friday).
Note: Returning attendees seeking to refresh skills are eligible for a discounted rate.